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Until 30 Sep 19
8 days/7 nights from
per person share twin International flights are additional
Experience the biodiverse wonder of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica’s jewel in the crown with an abundance of wildlife on land and in its marine reserve. Try to spot the elusive Quetzal bird in the misty cloud forest.
✔ 7 nights hotels/lodge
✔ Breakfast daily
✔ Full board in Corcovado
✔ Airport transfers
✔ All ground transfers & tours described
✔ Local guides
✔ Flight Palmar Sur–San Jose
8 days/7 nights
From $3300 per person twin share
Travel: 01 May-31 June 19 & 01 Sep-14 Nov 19
From $3490 per person twin share
Travel: 01 Jul-31 Aug 19
NOTE: CLOSED OCTOBER
Day 1: San Jose
Arrive at the international airport and transfer to your hotel in downtown San Jose.
Day 2: San Jose – San Gerardo de Dota
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for your transfer to San Gerardo de Dota. You will receive a warm welcome from your Costa Rican hosts at the lodge where it’s easy to unwind. A great place to relax especially in the gardens around the lodge located in the Savegre Valley. The tranquil setting is a nature lovers hideaway, enjoy the serenity of the Cloud Forest and the sounds of the Savegre River.
Day 3: Quetzal Tour – Playa Dominical
After a filling breakfast, you will have a guided hike to try to spot the famous Quetzal bird! The bird life is very colourful around the lodge. The Savegre River is an area rich in bio diversity, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It has more than 65 endemic flower species and the area hosts 20% of the flora, 54% of the mammals and 59% of the birds of Costa Rica. Later on it’s time to head from the cool cloud forest to the warm and tropical jungles and beaches of Playa Dominical and your hotel for one night.
Day 4: Osa Peninsula
Depart from your hotel in the early morning to Palmar Sur and continue to the mouth of the River Sierpe for a thrilling boat trip to the Drake Bay area near to Corcovado National Park. Check into your comfortable jungle lodge which will be your base from which to explore Corcovado for the next three nights with all meals included!
Day 5: Corcovado National Park
Familiarise yourself with the intricate workings of the primary rainforest on a day hike into Costa Rica’s largest national park – Corcovado. Described as one of the most biodiverse regions on earth, host to an abundance of wildlife and plant life, it is one of the most complex freshwater and salt water ecosystems in the world. There’s lots to do and see in this unique and ancient forest which is also one of the oldest national parks being established in 1975.
Day 6: Caño Island
This morning you will take a 40-minute boat ride to the ‘Coral Garden’. At certain times of the year, you might see pilot or humpback whales, as well as dolphins along the way. A top snorkeling site within a marine reserve, it is a great place for spotting a wide variety of fish and marine mammals, including – if you are lucky – manta rays, turtles and small white-tipped sharks. After an hour or so snorkeling you will get the opportunity to get close to Caño Island, also a national park, visits to the interior are prohibited however you may be allowed to wade ashore to walk along the beach.
Day 7: Osa Peninsula – San José
Back to the city! Return to San Jose and check into your hotel for one last night in Costa Rica with some free time for shopping or to experience San Jose's nightlife.
Day 8: San Jose
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.
Departures: Daily on request
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Sale ends 30 Sep 19 • Prices are correct as at 22 Nov 18 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Accommodation Ratings are based on House of Travel Ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Price mentioned is based on min 2 pax travelling • International Airfares are additional • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant.
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