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Tanager: Flora and fauna of Costa Rica

12 days from £3,344pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Costa Rica

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Overview & Highlights

This guided group tour combines Costa Rica’s natural highlights with a few less visited, up and coming destinations, offering a thrilling tropical adventure bursting with wildlife.

Costa Rica is a compact, accessible country where visitors are mesmerised by the forest-mantled volcanic landscapes and the sheer volume of exuberant bio-diversity. There’s a peaceful, friendly ambiance throughout which lends itself to a truly relaxed group holiday of discovery.

To understand the complexities of the bewitching natural environment and the efforts to sustain it, on this group adventure you benefit from the services of well informed local guides, who are bursting with pride in Costa Rica’s achievements. You’ll be taken to the famous national park at Tortuguero where, boating through the mangroves, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of species - including of course turtles – and the magical fairyland of the Monteverde cloud forest, a haven for birdlife.

To this we have added up and coming new destinations: tropical Sarapiqui and the turquoise pools and sparkling waterfalls of Rio Celeste. Finally spend time at Carara, a coastal reserve famed for its scarlet macaws and the huge crocodiles which lurk in the mangroves.

Owing to the wilderness locations, most of your meals are included, so this holiday is really good value as well.

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  • boat trip down the canals of Tortuguero
  • nature walk in Tirimbina Rainforest reserve
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park and Rio Celeste hike
  • Selvatura hanging bridges
  • visit to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • cooking class at local finca

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  • I travelled with a great group of people, a fantastic Tour Leader and amazing Driver. One of my best JLA experiences.  

    JH, Woking
  • The birds were wonderful - especially the time spent looking for, and finding, the Resplendent Quetzal.  Also the camaraderie and the laughs with the group members, the tour leader and…

    FW, Dornoch
  • Most memorable experience? - Boat trip at Tortuguero.  Watching a falcon catch and eat a snake! Seeing Honduran White tent-building bats roosting under a Heliconium leaf. A superb holiday for those…

    ST, York
  • Overall, the whole JLA experience has been first class.  Would have no hesitation in recommending JLA to friends and family.

    MH, Leighton Buzzard
  • Very satisfied with Journry Latin Americas service in the UK and a wonderful tour which was turned into an excellent experience by our tour guide and driver.

    JE, Southwell
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Our Expert's Opinion

This tour showcases Costa Rica's natural diversity and amazing wildlife, covering everything from the jungle lowlands and mystical cloud forests the country is known for, to some less-visited areas such as Sarapiqui, Rio Celeste and Carara.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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