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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 turtles, with a visit to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest. Complete your holiday relaxing at Manuel Antonia on the Pacific Coast, with superb diving opportunities. Specified English speaking guides 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
Walking in Costa Rica (self drive)
RCW14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,296
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Explore the cloud & rainforests and the volcanoes of Costa Rica on foot, on this fabulous walking holiday. Combine 6-hour guided hikes along some of the most famous trails in the country, with self-driving to explore the attractions. Visit Arenal Volcano, the Pacific Coast town of Dominical & the Central Valley. Specified guided walks included. Transfer option available on request.
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Arenal Volcano
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Bagaces
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Diamante Waterfall
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Dominical
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Nauyaca Waterfalls
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San Gerardo
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Buena Vista Mountain
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Turrialba Volcano
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Arenal Volcano
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Bagaces
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Diamante Waterfall
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Dominical
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Nauyaca Waterfalls
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San Gerardo
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Buena Vista Mountain
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Turrialba Volcano
Wildlife & Culture: Costa Rica + Nicaragua
RRN14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
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
Two Countries: Costa Rica + Panama
RRP16S
16 NIGHTS
FROM £2,798
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This holiday combines the highlights of Cost Rica, with Panama City & the magnificent Caribbean beaches of Bocas del Toro. Start your holiday at Tortuguero National Park & visit the spectacular Arenal Volcano & hot springs. Then fly to the Panama Canal to see this engineering marvel, before relaxing on the beaches of Bocas. English speaking guides, all transfers & park fees included.
Costa Rica and Panama Canal Holidays Bocas Del Toro Arenal Volcano
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Panama City
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Panama Canal & Railway
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Bocas del Toro
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Snorkelling in Caribbean
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San Jose
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Gold Museum
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Tortuguero National Park
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Turtles
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Arenal Volcano
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Hanging Bridges
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Panama City
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Panama Canal & Railway
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Bocas del Toro
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Snorkelling in Caribbean
Costa Rica Wildlife: with Nosara + Osa (self drive)
RCG18S
18 NIGHTS
FROM £2,894
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
Costa Rica Wildlife: Turtles + Sloths + Birds (with Osa)
RRA14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
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 turtles at Tortuguero National Park; sloths, birds & rainforest wildlfe in Monteverde Cloud Forest & around Manual Antonio & Arenal Volcano. All vacation transfers are by shuttle, with specialist birding guides on request (supplement payable).
Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays Turtles Tortuguero Sloths Birds Vacation
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Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays
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San Jose & Gold Museum
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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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Costa Rica Wildlife Holidays
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San Jose & Gold Museum
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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
Birding in Costa Rica
RPB14S
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Our tailormade birding holidays & tours to Costa Rica visit the lowland rainforests & cloud forests of this small but beautiful country, which is home to over 850 colourful species. Visit the national parks around Arenal Volcano, Sarapiqui rainforest, Turrialba Volcano, San Gerardo de Dota & Manuel Antonio, with kayaking at Damas Island. Birding guides at each destination & all transfers included.
Birding Holidays Tours Costa Rica Rainforest Cloud Forest Birds Guide
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San Jose
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Arenal Volcano National Park
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Birding Guides
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Turrialba Volcano
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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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Damas Island Kayaking
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Birding holidays & tours to Costa Rica
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San Jose
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Arenal Volcano National Park
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Birding Guides
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Sarapiqui Rainforest
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Turrialba Volcano
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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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Damas Island Kayaking
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Birding holidays & tours to Costa Rica
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
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