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Cloud Forest Lodge
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8 days from £1300

excluding international flights

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica, from tropical Caribbean beaches to towering volcanoes and an astonishing variety of wildlife in the Cloud Forest.

 Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Gatwick (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.



For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

DAY 1 - Arrive San José.  Transfer to your hotel in Heredia, just outside the capital.

DAY 2 – By road via Braulio Carrillo to Guápiles.  Speedboat transfer to Tortuguero National Park.  (B,L,D)

DAY 3 – Tortuguero National Park.  (B,L,D)  See feature below about turtle-watching.

DAY 4 – Speedboat transfer to Guápiles.  By road to Arenal.  Afternoon Volcano Hike.  (B,L)

DAY 5 - Arenal.  'Hanging Bridges' Nature Walk.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 6 - By road to Monteverde.  Optional afternoon farm visit.  (B)

DAY 7 - Monteverde.  Guided walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 8 - Return to San José.  Depart.  (B)


Prices from £1300 to around £1500 per person, according to the time of year (flights not included).  The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.

 Costa Rica Holidays - Turtles at Tortuguero


From July to September, while you are staying at Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero, there is the wonderful opportunity (at an additional cost) of taking a guided walk to watch turtles emerging from the waters of the Caribbean to lay their eggs on the beach close to your lodge.


International Flights

British Airways offer the only direct scheduled flights to Costa Rica from the UK.  Flights (from London Gatwick) run 2 times a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays in the winter - from November to March - and Wednesdays and Saturdays in the summer months.  Times vary slightly from day to day, leaving Gatwick in the morning and returning from San José in the evening (arriving the following day).  Timings on Saturdays in the winter, as an example, are as follows:
Gatwick/San José.  Depart at 08.25; arrive San José at 13.40
San José/Gatwick. Depart at 15.30; arrive Gatwick at 07.45 (next day)
Iberia also offer daily services from London Heathrow via Madrid.

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