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COSTA RICA The Jewel of Central America RELAXED 15 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £2699 Including optional travel insurance or from £2628 without insurance§ Unravel Costa Rica's secrets on this exciting, all-inclusive tour. This country offers a diverse ecosystem, from lush jungles inhabited by sloths and tropical birdlife to the sombre beauty of its active volcanoes. See Arenal Volcano ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-San José. Depart in the morning for your daytime flight to San José and two night stay. D Day 2: San José. Perhaps join an optional visit to Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley, or enjoy the day at leisure. B, L, D Day 3: Tárcoles. A morning tour of the capital visits the National Museum and the National Theatre. Travel to Tárcoles for four nights in a private reserve on the River Tarcolitos, staying in basic, bungalow-style lodges. B, L, D Day 4: Tárcoles. An optional excursion visits one of Costa Rica's most beautiful reserves where turquoise waters lap white beaches fringed by lush rainforest. You may see sloths, iguanas, howler and white-faced monkeys. B, L, D Day 5: Carara National Park. Look out for scarlet macaws and flycatchers on an included excursion to one of the finest birdwatching sites in Costa Rica. There's also an optional aerial tram ride in the afternoon. B, L, D Tilajari Arenal Volcano Costa Rica San José Puntarenas Tárcoles Manuel Antonio National Park nights in hotel Day 6: Tárcoles. Enjoy today at leisure, or visit Turtle Island on an optional excursion. B, L, D Day 7: Muelle de San Carlos. You can join an optional boat ride this morning, venturing onto the river in search of crocodiles. You leave Tarcoles later today and travel to Muelle de San Carlos for a seven-night stay. B, L, D Day 8: Muelle de San Carlos. Spend today at leisure, either relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings. B, L, D Day 9: Rainforest walk. Discover the foliage, flora and wildlife of the rainforest on a half-day guided walk, with a further optional guided walk of the lava trails. B, L, D Day 10: Muelle de San Carlos. Enjoy the next four days at leisure to take advantage of the hotel's facilities, with a choice of optional excursions. Today's optional excursion is a boat ride down the Peñas Blancas River, with unrivalled opportunities to spot hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths, anteaters and rare butterflies. B, L, D Day 11: Muelle de San Carlos. Today you could join a thrilling optional excursion to the rainforest where you'll cross bridges and walkways suspended high above the ground in the canopy. Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to a chocolate plantation. B, L, D Day 12: Muelle de San Carlos. An optional excursion visits the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge for a two-and-a-half-hour floating safari. At dusk there's an optional excursion to a hot springs complex in the middle of the rainforest. Take a dip in the pools, naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano, stand under a cascading waterfall and enjoy a drink at the bar. B, L, D Day 13: Muelle de San Carlos. See how a Costa Rican family grows pineapples, papayas and medicinal plants on this optional excursion. Enjoy a farewell dinner and live marimba music this evening. B, L, D Day 14: San José. Return to San José for an overnight stay. En route there will be an included tour of La Paz waterfall gardens. B, L, D Days 15-16: San José-UK. Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK, arriving the next day. B Accommodation... Barceló San José (4*) · Hotel Villa Lapas, Tárcoles (3*+) · Tilajari Resort Hotel, Muelle de San Carlos (4*). Solo travellers... 14 nights departing January 1, February 25 and September 30, 2020. Follow the same itinerary and enjoy the company of other solo travellers. Holiday code: AF248. Visit saga.co.uk/solos or call for details. Extend your holiday Guanacaste. 7 nights All inclusive. On day 14 of the main tour, following the included excursion to La Paz waterfall gardens, head to Guanacaste to relax at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Bosque del Mar for seven nights. Spend your final night at the locally rated 4-star Barceló San José in San José. For more information visit saga.co.uk/jewel 156 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking