Your Holiday Itinerary - Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

Day 1: Arrive San Jose

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. Leave your gringo boots at the door and embrace the Pura Vida playground of Costa Rica. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Chill at the pool or go walkabout before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers this evening for some fiesta fun at our Kick-Off Party.

Hotel: Sheraton San Jose - Meals: Kick-Off-Party

Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You'll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here-six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours-hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village. Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the turtles that nest in Tortuguero. This evening, we enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon.

Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero - Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tortuguero Sightseeing

There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys. Set off on a cruise through the waterways of Tortuguero National Park with your captain and guide. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights)

Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. Gain a Cultural Insight into growing this exotic vegetable and the family that grows it. Taste something you’ve probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild.

Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa - Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Arenal National Park Sightseeing

Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your travelling companions.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights)

Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline (Waiver Required) through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio, renowned for its warm blue waters, beautiful beaches and abundant exotic wildlife.

Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa - Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing

Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise (available Jan-Apr) to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or whitewater rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San Jose

Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Parador Resort and Spa in Manuel Antonio.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in their stride.

Departure dates & prices 2021/22 Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes - 7% discount on all dates

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Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

8 Day Escorted Tours - 7% Discount

2021/22 discount prices from £1568

Glide along the canals of Tortuguero under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and trek up the slopes of the Arenal Volcano-a family adventure in the Pura Vida playground.

This stunning escorted tour to costa Rica Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours  direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes

  • 8 days – 1 Country
  • Trip Style: Family Experiences
  • Code: LFCA
  • From: £1568 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation. 7 full breakfasts. 3 lunches. 6 dinners.
  • All transport shown.

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Trip Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.


Visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm. (Day 4)


Cruise through Tortuguero's canals and lagoons seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species. Visit a wildlife centre in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano. (Day 3, 6)


Help to support a local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor with a visit to the family run Snake Garden Wildlife Center. (Day 4)


Learn about some of Tortuguero's most famous residents, its nesting sea turtles. (Day 2)

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park

  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife centre near Sarapiquí, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Par

Scheduled Flights

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

VIP Door to Door UK Transfers

We’ve taken care of every detail in our guided holidays, including how you’ll get to and from the airport.

We’ll pick you up from your home in a private car for a stress-free journey to the airport – so your holiday starts the moment you leave your front door. And when you arrive back in the UK, your driver will be waiting for you at the terminal to take you home.

  • We’ll arrange a convenient pick-up time
  • All cars are first-class saloon vehicles
  • Available for journeys within 150 miles of your departure airport

Of course, you can make your own transfer arrangements too. Just advise your travel agent at the time of booking and your invoice will be reduced by £100 per person.

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