S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Day 11. San Jose [B] Today you return to San Jose for your final night at the San Gildar Hotel. (Alternatively continue to Tamarindo for a relaxing beach stay) Days 12 & 13. Homeward [B (Day 12 only)] A transfer will be provided to San Jose airport for your homeward flight. You arrive home on day 13. Luxury Costa Rica 16 days London to London Day 1. Depart London Depart London for San Jose. On arrival late in the evening, you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Xandari for a 1-night stay. Set on a high hilltop only 20 minutes from San Jose, Xandari commands wonderful views of the surrounding coffee farms and the Central Valley below. The villas are huge private affairs with high-curved ceilings, stainedglass windows, and fine handmade furniture. Days 2 to 8. [Meals as ‘Costa Rican Odyssey’ itinerary] Our itinerary here follows that of the 'Costa Rican Odyssey', with the exception of private transfers which are provided in this itinerary and some accommodation upgrades. Casa Turire is used in Guapiles, Mawamba Lodge is used at Tortuguero, a Smithsonian Wing Room at Arenal Observatory Lodge is used at Arenal, and the Fonda Vela is used at Monteverde. Days 9 to 11. Corcovado National Park [B, L, D] Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your afternoon flight to Puerto Jimenez. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge for a 3-night stay. Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge offers the closest accommodations to Corcovado National Park and provides the ideal base for your in-depth rainforest experience. Corcovado National Park is tropical wet forest at its best. With numerous habitats, 500 species of tree, 104 species of mammal, 367 species of bird, 117 species of amphibian and reptile, and 40 species of freshwater fish, this area is a naturalist's paradise! The park is home to Tapir and crocodile (both frequently seen at Corcovado Lagoon), Ocelot, Puma, Giant Anteater and Harpy Eagle. Other protected species are Howler, Spider, Squirrel, and White-faced Capuchin Monkeys, Great Tinamou, Silky Anteater, Poison Dart Frog, Glass Frog (with transparent skin), caiman, Bushmaster Snake, and Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green Turtles that nest at Llorona beach. Also along this stretch of coastline, Humpback, and Sperm Whales can be seen between December and January, with Pilot Whales present throughout the year. Your days are free for you to do as you wish. Guided tours to both the park and Cano Island are included. There is a a beautiful tropical beach perfect for swimming or snorkelling. Scuba-diving and fishing trips can be also arranged, or enjoy a kayak excursion to San Josecito. Days 12 to 14. Jaco [B] For a brief sojourn of utter luxury, your next port of call is Villa Caletas on the Pacific coast, where you will be based for three nights. The tropical setting receives constant, cooling breezes from the Pacific and the spectacular 360-degree panoramic view offers an unsurpassed vista of the Nicoya Peninsula, gulf islands, the crescent beaches of Jacó, Herradura and Punta Leona as well as the mountains. The accommodation consists of 28 rooms, all with ensuite facilities. Public areas include a couple of restaurants, a swimming pool and even an amphitheatre where concerts are often held. Day 15. Homeward [B] After a morning at leisure transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. Day 16. Arrive home 135 Cost per person: Jan to 13 Mar, 24 Mar to Apr, Nov to 9 Dec £2,695 14 to 23 Mar, Jul to 20 Aug £2,795 May & Jun, 21 Aug to Oct £2,595 Dec £2,895 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, private transfers & guided activities Accommodation: Hotels & lodges Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Central America / Costa Rica Cost per person: Jan to Apr, 21 to 31 Aug, Nov to 9 Dec £1,595 May & Jun, Sep & Oct £1,495 Jul to 20 Aug, 10 to 31 Dec £1,795 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals & transfers as indicated, hire of 4-wheel drive vehicle (days 5 to 11) & guided activities. Car insurance at approximately $20 per day payable locally. Accommodation: Hotels & lodges Departure dates: Daily throughout the year Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero National Park Collared Aracari At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!
F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Trinidad, Tobago & Belize 136 Trinidad & Tobago Highlights 13 days London to London Days 1 to 7. Asa Wright Nature Centre [B & L (Days 2 to 7 only), D] Depart from London arriving into Port of Spain early evening and transfer directly to the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Set in the heart of the forest with beautiful views, this is a well-placed base from which to explore the island. White-bearded Manakin, Bearded Bellbird, hummingbirds such as Little Hermit, Tufted Coquette and White-necked Jacobin, parrots, tanagers, toucans and hawk-eagles may all be seen. Habitats vary from montane and lowland rainforest to savannah, mangrove, marshland and beautiful palm-fringed beaches with excellent coral reefs. You may see Armadillo, Opossum and perhaps even an Ocelot! We include a visit to Dunstan Cave for Oilbirds; Caroni Swamp in search of Cook’s Tree Boa, Tree Porcupine, Green-throated Mango and clouds of Scarlet Ibis returning to roost; the Nariva Swamp for Red Howler, and Weeping Capuchin Monkey, Silvered Antbird and Bicoloured Conebill, as well as wintering American warblers and possibly the endangered Caribbean Manatee. Days 8 to 11. Tobago [B] A short flight takes you to the island of Tobago and Blue Waters Inn. The forest at the rear of the hotel offers some interesting birding - you may see Rufous-tailed Jacamar and such hummingbirds as Rufous-breasted Hermit or Black-throated Mango. This is also a good place for White-fringed Antwren - a bird not found in Trinidad. Locally you may wish to book a boat trip to Little Tobago which offers the chance to view coral and other marine life, and during most months of the year Redbilled Tropicbirds and Red-footed, and Brown Boobies. You may also like to visit Gilpin Trace, an old Carib trail and home to the rare White-tailed Sabrewing, Bluebacked Manakin and some interesting orchids and bromeliads. Why not complete your tour to Tobago with a trip to the rainforest and plenty of time to relax and simply soak up the Caribbean atmosphere! An alternative to Blue Waters is Arnos Vale situated on the south-west coast of Tobago and set amongst tropical gardens sloping to a secluded sandy bay. Day 12. Homeward [B] Return by air to Trinidad for the overnight flight to the UK. Day 13. Arrive home Cost per person: Jan to Mar, 24 to 31 Dec £1,995 Apr, 15 Jul to 20 Aug £1,895 14 Apr to 14 Jul, 21 Aug to 15 Dec £1,695 16 Dec to 23 Dec £2,395 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, transfers & guided activities Accommodation: Nature centre & hotel Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Hummingbird Blue Waters Inn, Tobago