For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website158COSTA RICACosta Rican Highlights 10 days A natural paradise!Discover Costa Rica 15 daysExplore the jungles, mountains and coasts of this natural paradise.Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise. The sheer quantity and diversity of wildlife is staggering, with over 25% of the country devoted to national parks and reserves. Mix this with stunning Caribbean beaches and impressive volcanoes and you're in for a sensational trip.A peaceful, friendly and beautiful country with an amazing variety of natural habitats, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for a wildlife holiday. The forests of the hilly interior are home to many species of birds, plants and animals, while the Caribbean and Pacific coasts offer a wealth of marine life as well as some superb beaches.Trip InfoTrip InfoDeparture DatesDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Walking Moderate / Culture Easy.Transport: Aircon bus, Boat, Minibus, Taxi.Accommodation: 9 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Start Day: Tuesday End Day: Thursday Tour code: GSCHTransport: travel is by minibus, sometimes on dirt roads, and by boat.Group size: normally min. 6, max. 16, plus leader. Accommodation: 14 nights hotels and lodges.Meals: all breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners included.Start Day: Saturday End Day: SaturdayTour code: EAUCItineraryItineraryDay 1-2 / San Jose Day 3-4 / Monteverde Day 5-6 / La Fortuna - Arenal Day 7-9 / Puerto Viejo Day 10 / Puerto Viejo - San Jose DAY 1 / San JoseDAY 2-3 / Tortuguero N.P.DAY 4-5 / Arenal VolcanoDAY 6 / Tilaran MountainsDAY 7 / Santa Elena Cloud Forest ReserveDAY 8-9 / Manuel AntonioDAY 10 / GolfitoDAY 11 / Piedras Blancas N.P.DAY 12-13 / SavegreDAY 14 / Copey-San JoseDAY 15 / San JoseStart FinishStart Finish201105 Jan* 19 Jan22 Jan 05 Feb12 Feb 26 Feb22 Feb* 08 Mar03 Mar 17 Mar12 Mar 26 Mar16 Apr 30 Apr11 Jun 25 Jun16 Jul 30 Jul06 Aug 20 Aug20 Aug 03 Sep10 Sep 24 Sep01 Oct 15 Oct22 Oct 05 Nov12 Nov* 26 Nov03 Dec 17 Dec24 Dec 07 Jan201214 Jan 28 Jan04 Feb 18 Feb25 Feb 10 Mar10 Mar 24 Mar31 Mar 14 Apr21 Apr 05 May19 May 02 Jun14 Jul 28 Jul04 Aug 18 Aug08 Sep 22 Sep29 Sep 13 Oct20 Oct 03 Nov10 Nov 24 Nov01 Dec 15 Dec22 Dec 05 Jan*Tour operates in reverseStart FinishStart Finish201101-Feb 10-Feb01-Mar 10-Mar15-Mar 24-Mar29-Mar 07-Apr12-Apr 21-Apr26-Apr 05-May24-May 02-Jun21-Jun 30-Jun19-Jul 28-Jul16-Aug 25-Aug13-Sep 22-Sep11-Oct 20-Oct08-Nov 17-Nov06-Dec 15-Dec20-Dec 29-Dec201203-Jan 12-Jan31-Jan 09-Feb28-Feb 08-Mar13-Mar 22-Mar27-Mar 05-Apr10-Apr 19-Apr24-Apr 03-May22-May 31-May19-Jun 28-Jun17-Jul 26-JulSee our website for a detailed itinerary
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769COSTA RICA / PANAMA159Costa Rica & Panama 17 days Palm-fringed beaches and spectacular volcanoes.Costa Rica and Panama offer some of the most alluring attractions of the natural world - spectacular volcanoes, incredible wildlife, palm-fringed beaches and surprising underwater worlds. Then there is the Panama Canal - a testament to human ingenuity connecting two mighty oceans.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy.Transport: Boat, Deluxe bus, Local bus, Minibus, On foot, Taxi.Accommodation: 16 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Start Day: Tuesday End Day: Thursday Tour code: GSCPNEWStart FinishStart Finish201115-Mar 31-Mar29-Mar 14-Apr12-Apr 28-Apr26-Apr 12-May24-May 09-Jun21-Jun 07-Jul19-Jul 04-Aug16-Aug 01-Sep13-Sep 29-Sep11-Oct 27-Oct08-Nov 24-Nov06-Dec 22-Dec20-Dec 05-Jan201203-Jan 19-Jan31-Jan 16-Feb28-Feb 15-Mar13-Mar 29-Mar27-Mar 12-Apr10-Apr 26-Apr24-Apr 10-May22-May 07-Jun19-Jun 05-Jul17-Jul 02-AugItineraryDay 1-2 / San Jose Your time is your own in San Jose, so arrive at anytime on Day 1. Nestled in a fertile valley, most of the city's colonial buildings have been rebuilt following a series of earthquakes. The beautiful National Theatre is a must-see. Day 3-4 / Monteverde Travelling into the mountains, we arrive at the village of Monteverde. The Monteverde Cloud Forest is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and plants. Stroll along the giant 'sky walk' - a series of suspension bridges through the forest canopy. Day 5-6 / La Fortuna - Arenal The town of La Fortuna is known for the spectacular active volcano of Arenal, where molten lava can often be seen flowing from the crater. We hike around the volcano and take a refreshing dip in the stunning Fortuna Waterfalls. Day 7-9 / Puerto Viejo We continue on to the small town of Puerto Viejo, where long walks on pristine beaches, snorkelling, diving, world-class surfing and mountain biking are just some of the activities that await us. We also visit the nearby Cahuita National Park. Day 10-11 / Bocas del Toro We cross into Panama and catch a boat to Colon - the main island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Relax on the beach and chill out in a small Caribbean village to a calypso beat. Day 12-14 / Boquete Return to the mainland we travel to Boquete, located on the slopes of Baru Volcano. There are a host of exciting optional things to do here, including ascending the cone of the volcano, rafting, kayaking or seeking out exotic bird life. Day 15-17 / Panama City Our final destination is Panama City, where we pay homage to the famous Panama Canal and visit the World Heritage quarter of San Felipe (Casco Viejo). Our adventure ends on the morning of Day 17. Do something special!Why not add on our stunning San Blas Island extension trip (GSI) - 4 days just £375. Visit our website for more details.