Costa Rica wildlife holiday, tailor made

“Hike, bike and horseback ride through Costa Rica's national parks in search of volcanoes, coral reefs, cloud forests and some of the most wildlife abundant habitats on the planet.”

Highlights

San José | Brauillo Carillo National Park | Tortuguero Canal | Tortuguero National Park | Caribbean coast | Guapiles | Arenal Volcano | mountain biking or horse riding in Arenal NP | natural thermal baths | Monteverde aerial walkway | Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve | Osa Peninsula | Corcovado National Park | guided bird watching | Caño Island Biological Reserve | Optional activities include zip-lining or horse riding in Monteverde and snorkelling or diving within Caño Island Biological Reserve |

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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Trip type:
Tailor made. All year round.
Activity level:
Leisurely/Moderate. Rainforest walks, boat rides and choice of activities.
Accomm:
Jungle lodges and city hotels.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities, park fees, tour guides.
Meals:
14 brks, 5 lunches, 6 dinners.
Solos:
Single travellers welcome. Single room supplements apply.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Costa Rica wildlife holiday, tailor made

Environment

At the Tortuguero National Park we utilise a lodge that promotes sustainable practices such as the use of bio-digesters to recycle organic waste products and harness the natural bi-products for example methane gas is used for cooking fuel and remaining residues for food crop fertilisers. They are also active within the local community promoting the use of local guides and better education to help deter the poaching of turtles for meat and eggs.

In the Corcovado National Park we stay at an eco-lodge which on an ongoing basis contributes financially to the Corcovado Foundation. The foundation was established specifically to protect one of the world's most abundant terrestrial and marine life havens.

Community

This wildlife, rainforests, marine life and volcanoes journey to Costa Rica visits some of the most important protected areas of the country, using accommodation which is part of the 'ecotourism' solution which is integral to the conservation of these areas. As a company we continually assess the accommodation we use to make sure it meets our high green standards. The elements we look for includes waste water treatment facilities, recycling of waste materials, benefit local communities and support local NGO's such as the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

When visiting Monteverde we include the Santa Elena Cloud forest reserve which is a locally run private reserve. This reserve has been set up by locals who want to preserve their local rainforest through low level tourism. They achieve this by raising money through entrance fees, guided tours and the souvenir shop. This is a prime example of how low level eco-tourism can benefit and conserve local rainforest.

An example of our partners in Costa Rica supporting local initiatives is one of our hotels in San Jose. Unfortunately like many places in the world child prostitution and sex tourism happens in Costa Rica. Our hotel works in cooperation with other hotels who operate under the code of conduct banner, which is part of a global initiative to tackle the increasing exploitation.

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