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Costa Rica Wildlife & Birding Holidays

Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays offer one of the best nature, activity and beach combinations in all the Americas - from the turtles of Tortuguero to the sloths & monkeys of the rainforests and cloud forests. There is also an incredible diversity of colourful bird life.
 
Politically stable and with a reputation for outstanding environmental practices, Costa Rica has looked after its wildlife well and for a holiday immersed in nature it’s hard to beat. In this pocket-sized country, over 25% of the land is protected by national parks and its bio-diversity rivals that of some of its larger South America cousins.
 
Costa Rica wildlife holidays will take you deep into rainforests and cloud forest sloped volcanoes, as well as to wild untouched coastlines. Here there are acrobatic monkeys, exquisite humming birds, frogs in all colours and shades and and pristine beaches where marine turtles come to nest.
 
Outdoor activities abound and whether you like gentle pursuits or want an adrenalin fix, your Costa Rica wildlife holiday can be tailored to suit. Float down the Corobicí River looking for king fishers, otters and Howler monkeys or grab a paddle and go white water rafting on the Reventazón or Pacuare rivers. In Arenal luxuriate in the warm thermal springs or take the thrilling eight-stage zip-line with stunning aerial views of the lake and volcano. Learn the meaning of Pura Vida as you lie in a hammock beside a palm-fringed beach in Corcovado or climb Cerro Chirripo, the highest peak in the country.
  
For expert advice on Costa Rica wildlife & birding holidays, including Arenal Volcano, the turtles of Tortuguero Park and sloths, monkeys & birds of the rainforests of Monteverde & Manuel Antonio, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our Costa Rica brochure (PDF 0.2 Mb).
 
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More information on Costa Rica wildlife & birding holidays, including visits to Arenal Volcano, the turtles of Tortuguero Park and the sloths, monkeys & birds of the rainforests of Monteverde & Manuel Antonio:
 
One of the joys of Costa Rica wildlife holidays is that it is easy to get around this small country. Roads are good, self-driving is safe and a network of light aircraft connections join up key destinations if time is tight. Accommodation of all styles and prices is available and is of a high standard. English is widely understood and the guiding is excellent.
 
Among the most-loved national parks in Costa Rica is Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast. A system of tranquil canals and rivers make exploring by boat the best way to get up close to nature. On its untouched beaches the Green turtle nesting season is between June and November. To the west of Tortuguero the iconic Monteverde Cloud Forest is famous for its sightings of the Resplendent quetzal. And for some of the best rainforest trekking in Latin America, Corcovado National Park in the southeast Pacific Coast is the place to go.
 
Costa Rica wildlife holidays usually start in the capital city of San Jose, located in the central highlands. The country is divided roughly down the middle by a range of volcanoes, with the Poas Volcano within easy reach on a half-day trip from San Jose. Some international flights also go to Liberia in the north, which is convenient for the more developed Pacific beaches of Guanacaste province.
 
You will find some of the best golden sand beaches on the Pacific coast at Manuel Antonio National Park. Listed by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten most beautiful national parks, Manuel Antonio is small but the diversity of wildlife is astonishing with over a hundred species of mammal and 184 recorded bird species.
 
Unlike other Central America countries, a Costa Rica wildlife holiday cannot boast any large tourist-attracting ruins.  At a cross roads between Mexico and South America, the indigenous people traded both north and south but little remains beyond artefacts. There are however, an assortment of pre-Columbian spheres, ranging from a few centimetres in diameter to two metres, that have been designated a World Heritage Site. Located in southern Costa Rica in the Diquis Delta, the spheres or balls are thought to originate from 500-1500 BC. There are plans to develop the site for tourism in the future.
Exploring Costa Rica (self drive)
RCA12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Explore the wildlife and scenery of spectacular Costa Rica, combining a guided tour of the waterways of Tortuguero National Park, famous for its sea turtles, with self-driving to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde cloud forest where you can see sloths, colourful tropical birds & rainforest wildlife. Finish your holiday relaxing at Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Guided national park tours included.
Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday Tortuguero Arenal Volcano Rainforests
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Sky Tram & Ziplines
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio Rainforests
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Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Sky Tram & Ziplines
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio Rainforests
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Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday
Costa Rica Wildlife: Turtles + Sloths + Beaches
RRA12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This fascinating Costa Rica wildlife holiday includes tranfers to the Tortuguero wetlands on the Caribbean Coast, famous for their nesting sea turtles, impressive Arenal Volcano & Monteverde cloud forest with their many sloths, colourful tropical birds & other rainforest wildlife & the beaches of Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. All transfers & specified sightseeing included.
Costa Rica Wildlife Holiday Tortuguero Turtles Arenal Sloths Beache
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Costa Rica Wildlife Holiday
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Turtles Nesting
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths & Tropical Birds
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Seasonal Whale Watching
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Beaches of Manuel Antonio
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Costa Rica Wildlife Holiday
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Turtles Nesting
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths & Tropical Birds
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Seasonal Whale Watching
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Beaches of Manuel Antonio
Snorkelling, Diving & Fishing in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
RRD12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,198
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving or deep sea fishing on this wonderful holiday to Costa Rica, based at Playa Hermosa on the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste province. After visiting Tortuguero turtle reserve, Arenal Volcano & Monteverde cloud forest, transfer to the Pacific coast to explore the warm clear waters around the Catalinas & Murcielago ('Bat') Islands. All transfers by shuttle included.
Snorkelling Scuba Diving Deep Sea Fishing Holiday Costa Rica Guanacaste
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Holiday to Costa Rica: Guanacaste
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Playa Hermosa
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Murcielago ('Bat') Islands
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Catalinas Islands
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Deep Sea Fishing
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Holiday to Costa Rica: Guanacaste
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Playa Hermosa
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Murcielago ('Bat') Islands
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Catalinas Islands
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Deep Sea Fishing
Birding Costa Rica: Sarapiqui + Maquenque + Piedras Blancas
RRC14S
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This fascinating 'off-the-beaten-track' birding holiday to Costa Rica includes bird watching in the Sarapiqui lowland rainforest, in the Maquenque reserve near the border with Nicaragua & around Piedras Blancas National Park opposite the Osa Peninsula. Then relax on quiet Playa Nicuesa beach on the Golfo Dulce. All transfers, light aircraft flights & specified bird watching included.
Birding Holiday Costa Rica Sarapiqui Maquenque Piedras Blancas Osa Bird
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Birding Holiday Costa Rica
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Tortuguero National Park
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Bird, Sloth & Turtle Watching
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Bird Watching
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La Selva Biological Station
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Maquenque Rainforest
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Piedras Blancas National Park
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Osa Peninsula corridor
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Playa Nicuesa, Golfo Dulce
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Birding Holiday Costa Rica
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Tortuguero National Park
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Bird, Sloth & Turtle Watching
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Bird Watching
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La Selva Biological Station
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Maquenque Rainforest
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Piedras Blancas National Park
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Osa Peninsula corridor
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Playa Nicuesa, Golfo Dulce
Costa Rica + Panama Canal: Tortuguero + Arenal + Sloths
RRP12S
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,296
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This interesting Costa Rica and Panama Canal holiday combines the coloourful tropical birds & wildlife of Central America, with a visit to Panama City to see its spectacular canal. Start your holiday in the Tortuguero wetland with its sea turtles, visit Arenal Volcano with its hot springs & Manuel Antonio with its sloths. Then fly to Panama to see this engineering marvel. All transfers & specified sightseeing included.
Costa Rica and Panama Canal Holiday Tortuguero Turtles Arenal Sloths
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Costa Rica and Panama Canal
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Turtles & Sloths
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Manuel Antonio
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Panama Holiday
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Panama Canal
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Coast to Coast Railway
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Costa Rica and Panama Canal
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Turtles & Sloths
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Manuel Antonio
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Panama Holiday
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Panama Canal
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Coast to Coast Railway
Walking in Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano + Dominical (self drive)
RCW14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,496
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This fabulous walking holiday in Costa Rica explores the cloud forests & rainforests of this beautiful country, included a guided Arenal Volcano hike, Diamante Waterfall hike in Guanacaste, Monteverde Reserve & Nauyaca Waterfalls hike near Dominical on the Pacific Coast. Self drive option or transfers on request. Specified guided hikes included.
Walking Holiday Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Hike Dominical Self Drive
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Walking Holiday, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano Hike
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Hanging Bridges
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Bagaces
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Diamante Waterfall Hike
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio Reserve
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Dominical
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Nauyaca Waterfalls Hike
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Self Drive Holiday, Costa Rica
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Walking Holiday, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano Hike
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Hanging Bridges
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Bagaces
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Diamante Waterfall Hike
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Manuel Antonio Reserve
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Dominical
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Nauyaca Waterfalls Hike
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Self Drive Holiday, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Birding (self drive): Central Valley + Osa Peninsula
RCF14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,895
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This self drive Costa Rica birding holiday visits all the hot-spots of this amazing small country, including bird watching in the Sarapiqui lowlands & the cloud forests of Turrialba & San Gerardo de Doto in the Central Valley, where you can hope to see the Resplendent Quetzal. Then drive to Manuel Antonio & Corcovado on the spectacular Osa Peninsula. Specified birding included (with transfer option if you dont want to self drive).
Self Drive Costa Rica Birding Holiday Central Valley Quetzal Osa Peninsula
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Costa Rica Birding Holiday
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Sarapiqui Lowland Rainforest
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Central Valley
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Turrialba Volcano
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Respendent Quetzal
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Osa Peninsula
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Corcovado National Park
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Self Drive Costa Rice
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Costa Rica Birding Holiday
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Sarapiqui Lowland Rainforest
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Central Valley
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Turrialba Volcano
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Respendent Quetzal
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Osa Peninsula
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Corcovado National Park
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Self Drive Costa Rice
Costa Rica Wildlife: Turtles + Sloths + Osa Peninsula
RRB14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Our Costa Rica wildlife holidays reveal the amazingly diverse flora & fauna of this tiny Central American country, with some of the best birding in the world. See nesting sea turtles at Tortuguero; sloths, birds & rainforest wildlfe in Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, Manual Antonio & spectacular Corcovado on the Osa Peninsula, with snorkelling or diving at Cano Island. All shuttle transfers included.
Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays Turtles Tortuguero Sloths Corcovado Osa
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Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays
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Tortuguero National Park
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Nesting Sea Turtles
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Sarapiqui Vacation
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths, Birds & Reptiles
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Manuel Antonio Rainforest
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Corcovado, Osa Peninsula
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Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays
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Tortuguero National Park
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Nesting Sea Turtles
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Sarapiqui Vacation
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths, Birds & Reptiles
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Manuel Antonio Rainforest
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Corcovado, Osa Peninsula
Birding in Costa Rica: Lowlands + Highlands + Pacific
RPB12S
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
On this specialist bird watching holiday in Costa Rica, you will travel with your own expert birding guide to all the key birding regions. Search for the iconic Resplendent Quetzal in the highlands of the Central Valley; visit Boca Tapada, Sarapiqui & La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands; Abangaritos on the Pacific coast & Carara National Park. All transfers, birding, meals & park fees included.
Bird Watching Holiday Costa Rica Birding Guide Quetzal La Selva Carara
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Bird Watching Holiday
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Costa Rica
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Boca Tapada
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Sarapiqui
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La Selva Biological Station
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Resplendent Quetzal
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Abangaritos
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Carara National Park
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Birding Guide
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Bird Watching Holiday
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Costa Rica
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Boca Tapada
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Sarapiqui
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La Selva Biological Station
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Resplendent Quetzal
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Abangaritos
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Carara National Park
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Birding Guide
Costa Rica Wildlife + Nicaragua Culture
RPN14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine the wildlife of Costa Rica with the Spanish colonial culture of Nicagarua on this fascinating two-country holiday. Visit the Tortuguero Wetlands,  the rainforests of Arenal, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Monteverde cloud forest & volcanic Rincon de la Vieja. Continue to picturesque Granada on Lake Nicaragua & Islets Archipelago. English speaking guide, all transfers & specified sightseeing  included.
Photo Costa Rica Nicaragua Granada Wildlife Colonial Culture
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles & Birding
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Arenal Volcano Rainforests
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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Granada
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Isletas Archipelago
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles & Birding
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Arenal Volcano Rainforests
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Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Granada
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Isletas Archipelago
Birding Costa Rica: Arenal + Sarapiqui + Quetzal + M.Antonio
RRF14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This tailor made birding holiday visits Costa Rica, a small but beautiful country that is home to over 850 colourful tropical bird species. Visit the Arenal Volcano, Sarapiqui lowland rainforest, Turrialba cloud forest & San Gerardo de Dota in the central valley, home to the resplendent quetzal. Then enjoy birding at Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast. All transfers & specified birding included.
Tailor Made Birding Holiday Costa Rica Arenal Sarapiqui Quetzal Antonio
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Tailor Made Birding Holiday
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Arenal Volcano
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Costa Rica Birds & Guides
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Turrialba Volcano
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Cloud Forest
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Resplendent Quetzal
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Birding Holiday, Costa Rica
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Tailor Made Birding Holiday
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Arenal Volcano
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Costa Rica Birds & Guides
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Turrialba Volcano
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Cloud Forest
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San Gerardo de Dota
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Resplendent Quetzal
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Birding Holiday, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Wildlife + Nosara + Osa Peninsula (self drive)
RCG16S
16 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Visit the magnificent Osa Peninsula and the Pacific Coast on this comprehensive self drive holiday. Visit the waterways of Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast, renowned for its turtle sightings. View the spectacular Arenal Volcano, the cloud forests of Monteverde & the rainforests and beaches of Manuel Antonio. Local flights included. Transfer option available on request.
Photo Osa Peninsula Costa Rica Self Drive Holiday Manuel Antonio
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Birding
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Manuel Antonio
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Osa Peninsula
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Sea Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Birding
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Manuel Antonio
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Osa Peninsula
Private Tour: Best of Costa Rica + Guanacaste
RPA14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This largely privately guided holiday allows you to explore at your own pace. It is ideal for special interests such as Costa Rica birding holidays or photography. Visit the Gold Museum & Cartago, the Tortuguero Wetlands, rainforests of Arenal, cloud forests of Monteverde & Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Then relax at Playa Panama beach. All transfers & specified sightseeing included, with English speaking guide.
Costa Rica Birding Holidays Rincon De La Vieja Arenal Monteverde Bird
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles & Bird Watching
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Playa Panama
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Cost Rica Birding Holidays
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles & Bird Watching
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Playa Panama
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Cost Rica Birding Holidays
3 Countries: Panama + Costa Rica + Nicaragua
QPA18P
18 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Travelling with your own English-speaking guide, enjoy our amazing holidays to the Panama Canal, Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Visit the famous canal, ride  'Coast to Coast' on the Panama Railway & visit an indigenous tribe. Then fly to San Jose & visit Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde & Rincon de la Vieje, finishing in the beautiful colonial city of Granada. English speaking guide & all specified sightseeing included.
Holidays Panama Canal Costa Rica Nicaragua Arenal Tortuguero Granada
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Panama City & Panama Canal
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Panama Railway
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San Jose
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Tortuguero National Park
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Nicaragua
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Granada
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Panama City & Panama Canal
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Embera Quera Tribe
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Panama Railway
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San Jose
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Tortuguero National Park
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde
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Rincon de la Vieja
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Nicaragua
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Granada
Costa Rica + Galapagos Islands Cruise + Quito
RRG18S
18 NIGHTS
FROM £5,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This wonderful holiday combines the turtles, sloths, tropical birds & rainforest wildlife of Costa Rica, with a Galapagos islands cruise & the colonial city of Quito. Visit the Tortuguero wetlands; impressive Arenal Volcano; Monteverde cloud forest & Manuel Antonio. Then fly to Ecuador & complete your vacation with a once-in-a-lifetime cruise in the Galapagos Islands. All transfers, park fees & sightseeing included.
Holiday Wildlife Costa Rica Galapagos Islands Cruise Quito Vacation
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Costa Rica & Galapagos Islands
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths, Turtles & Tropical Birds
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Manuel Antonio
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Quito Vacation
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Galapagos Islands Cruise
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Holiday to see Wildlife
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Costa Rica & Galapagos Islands
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San Jose
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Tortuguero Wetlands
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Arenal Volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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Sloths, Turtles & Tropical Birds
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Manuel Antonio
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Quito Vacation
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Galapagos Islands Cruise
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Holiday to see Wildlife
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