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Signature: Best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

12 days from £2,538pp

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Signature: Best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua


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These two central American neighbours have a lot in common: rugged volcanoes and fertile landscapes, luscious rainforests, Pacific surf and Caribbean palm-flecked sands. Both have friendly, relaxed populations and prolific wildlife.

But there are big differences too: the heritage of Nicaragua’s colonial and revolutionary history is still very much in evidence, while Costa Rica has become one of the world’s top eco-destinations and hub of active adventures. On this holiday we introduce you to the best highlights of both countries.

We’ve put together a range of adventurous yet undemanding experiences which include a tropical river trip and an island stay on Lake Nicaragua, you get to peer down into an active volcanic crater, clamber over a Spanish colonial fortress once besieged by Nelson, and go spotting exotic birds and spider monkeys swinging through trees where iguanas laze. You’ll be staying in independent simple and hospitable lodges and small hotels carefully selected to complement a holiday where you’ll come to know and love the gentle pace of life.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to your hotel in central San José.

Day 2

Transfer to lodge close to Arenal lake and volcano.

Day 3

The Skytram and Hanging bridges in Arenal Volcano National Park.

Day 4

Optional opportunity to luxuriate in natural hot springs at Ecotermales

Day 5

Visit Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve; boat on Rio San Juan to El Castillo, Nicaragua. Night-time caiman spotting.

Day 6

Jungle nature trail in Indio Maíz reserve; guided discovery of the fortress.

Day 7

Boat to the port of San Carlos; by road to Granada.

Day 8

City tour and boat trip on Lake Nicaragua to las Isletas.

Day 9

Night-time visit to active Masaya volcano’s crater.

Day 10

Transfer to Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua.

Day 11

Guided tour of the island’s cultural and natural top sights.

Day 12

Ferry to the mainland and transfer to Managua airport for international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Central San José
Places visited

Walking Tour of Granada
Things to do

Luna del Rio


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