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  1. Day 1
    Arrive Puerto Vallarta
    Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's most popular beach destinations. Today, meet up with your group & get ready for a day of exploring the golden sands or famous seaside malecon (promenade) lined with bars, restaurants & shops.

    Day 2
    Puerto Vallarta
    This morning maybe give surfing a go in a hidden beach along the bay. You could also opt to explore the Marietas Islands for wildlife on an eco-tour. The islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, provide the perfect environment for snorkelling & kayaking. Tonight maybe take in a performance over dinner on an optional ride in the bay.

    Day 3
    Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
    Today we head to the city the locals call the "Pearl of the West", Guadalajara! Take a closer look at buildings & plazas filled with great murals & history. Stroll through the charming streets of the historic centre where you'll visit the four main squares, inside city hall & the magnificent cathedral.

    Day 4
    Guadalajara to Guanajuato
    Today we drive to the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. This afternoon explore the winding streets & subterranean passageways of this UNESCO World Heritage city. View the romantic "Callejon de beso" & hear the legend about the two lovers. Later, see the cast-iron & glass Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel where you'll have a chance to shop for local sweet treats.

    Day 5
    Guanajuato to Mexico City
    We travel to Mexico City through the charming countryside of the colonial heartland. We'll make our way through agricultural districts that lead to bustling Mexico City, the largest city of the country & the oldest capital city in North America

    Day 6
    Mexico City
    Today, we visit the unique floating gardens & markets of Xochimilco. Then, it's off through "The City of Palaces" to see the ancient ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern architecture.

    Day 7
    Mexico City
    Start the day with a tour of the incredible ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to Mexico City for some down time before we head out for a night on the town.

    Day 8
    Mexico City to Merida
    Leave behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings & Government Palace before indulging in a mouthwatering Yucatecan meal.

    Day 9
    Merida to Cancun
    Immerse yourself in a Mayan history on a guided tour at Chichen Itza - the country's spectacular ancient Mayan city. this afternoon we arrive in legendary Cancun with its endless shopping, nightlife & outdoor hub hotel.

    Day 10
    Cancun
    Make this city your playground & start out with a day fee to explore. From snorkelling the clear blue waters to sitting back with a beer. You can shop, catch some rays & people watch.

    Day 11
    Cancun
    Soak up all the Cancun action you want today - swim through a jungle lagoon, learn to scuba dive, or day trip to an eco-archeological park. And for your last night, party in great bars & dance clubs ’til the sun comes up. [A&M]

    Day 12
    Cancun to Caye Caulker
    Adios Mexico, but we’ll be back! This morning we leave Cancun and head to Chetumal for some exploring & maybe bite to eat, before boarding our water taxis into Belize. We’ll park up on this Caribbean island, where the motto is “go slow.” Tonight it’s dinner we’ll offer a feast of fresh seafood & your chance to sample the reggae nightlife!

    Day 13
    Caye Caulker
    The day is all yours! Fuel up at breakfast, then you get to make the most of our ME Time optionals, like swimming with sharks at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef, Kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The Split” (a break in the island), where sipping and sunbathing is the scene! Enjoy included snacks, drinks and music during for our last night on the island.

    Day 14
    Caye Caulker to Tikal
    Next up, Guatemala's El Petén ragion via Belize City! On arrival at our awesome Jungle Lodge there's the option to fly through the rainforest canopy on ziplines.. why not! Explore the local ruins then drift off to sleep to the sounds of the forest.

    Day 15
    Tikal to Santa Elena (Flores)
    We rise before the sun to watch daybreak unfold from atop the Mayan ruin, Templo IV… so prepare for amazing! Enjoy an included guided tour of the area or explore the magnificent jungle ruins, before our afternoon trip to the island of Flores, built atop another ancient Mayan center known as Tayasal. Make the most of your time, and opt for a lake cruise on arrival if you feel like getting out on the water before more relaxing over tonight’s dinner.

    Day 16
    Santa Elena to Antigua
    From the relaxed Flores to Guatemala’s bustling capital city! Today we’ll skip the queues and make a beeline for the unique beauty and relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua. You’ll be shown many of the historic and beautiful facets of town, among rooftop flowerbeds and horse drawn carriages bouncing over cobblestones.

    Day 17
    Antigua
    With the day all yours, see the sights & tick those boxes. Adventure seekers can hike a volcano or ride mountain bikes. Or if you want to relax you could try making local native chocolates or shop for traditional textiles.

    Day 18
    Antigua to Panajachel
    We'll take a private boat to a Mayan Lakeside community & meet local artisans who'll teach us to make yummy tortillas by hand. Afterwards, relax on a hammock & take in beautiful lake views!

    Day 19
    Panajachel to San Cristobal de las Casas
    We'll make our way through small Mayan communities of Guatemala's highlands before we reach the beautiful & rugged territory of Chiapas. Next on the list, the evergreens & cool cultural centre of San Cristóbal de las Casas via Comitán!

    Day 20
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    Adventurers could try horse riding or mountain biking this morning, then we'll visit the Mayan hillside communities of San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán. Tonight try some traditional 'tamales chapanecos' before hitting the town. Get festive!

    Day 21
    San Cristobal de las Casas to Tehuantepec
    After a morning relaxing, we'll descend from the forested hills on to the beautiful coastal plains of Tehuantepec, where you'll visit the city square. This evening, chill by the pool before a delicious local meal.

    Day 22
    Tehuantepec to Oaxaca
    First we head to World Heritage Oaxaca then it's on to Matatlan. Later we heat to Mitla, sacred rites were once carried out among the still intact geometrical stonework. We'll see colonial architecture this evening, stopping at the local market for some delicious chapulines... yum!

    Day 23
    Monte Albán
    Discover local museums & shops before we visit Monte Alban, built on a mountaintop. Famous for its traditional crafts, we will visit a local workshop before our last night… Salud!

    Day 24
    Oaxaca to Mexico City
    This morning we travel to the centre of the ancient Aztec universe. We'll take a panoramic tour of World Heritage Puebla, then head to Cholula. Choose to enjoy a relaxed lunch in the small town plaza or enter the ruins & explore the ancient tunnels (entrance fee not included). This evening, we arrive in Mexico City, where you can say 'adios' to your amigos!

    Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara
    Guided tour of Guadalajara
    Guadalajara to Guanajuato
    Walking tour of Guanajuato
    Visit the Hidalgo Market
    Mexico City
    Cruise on a Trajinera & discover Xochimilco
    Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo
    Mexico City
    Visit the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan
    Mexico City to Merida
    Walking tour of Merida's sights
    Merida to Cancun
    Swim in a Cenote
    Cancun
    Experience the legendary nightlife
    Cancun to Caye Caulker
    See the Belize Barrier Reef
    Caye Caulker to Tikal
    Stay in Tikal National Park
    Tikal to Santa Elena (Flores)
    Locally guided tour of Tikal National Park
    Santa Elena to Antigua
    Sightseeing tour of Colonial Antgua
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    Enter a sacred highland temple to experience ancient traditions in Chiapas
    Tehuantepec to Oaxaca
    Visit the Zapatec religious center Mitla
    Taste fiery mescal & sample spicy chapulines in the valley of Oaxaca
    Locally guided walking tour of colonial Oaxaca
    Monte Albán
    Visit the UNESCO site Monte Alban & discover a local workshop
    Oaxaca to Mexico City
    Visit Cholula where the church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios stands above the buried pyramid Tlachihualtepetl
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  3. Day 1
    Arrive Playa Tamarindo
    This morning meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready for a full beach day. Try your hand at surfing or join in on a catamaran cruise where you can snorkel, swim or just chill with a cocktail in hand.

    Day 2
    Playa Tamarindo to Monteverde
    Today it’s on to Monteverde, Costa Rica’s most popular reserve. It’s one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the tropics, filled with cloud forests, coffee plantations, monkeys, mist & friendly locals. This afternoon we hike into the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.

    Day 3
    Monteverde
    It's an early start this morning as we visit Selvatura Park to walk the hanging bridges, visit the butterfly Sanctuary and for the thrill seekers opt in for ziplining. This afternoon learn the A-Z about Costa Rica's famous coffee.

    Day 4
    Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
    It’s all sun & good times this morning, we’re off to the beautiful beaches of the Costa Rican Central Pacific coast! We’ll make a stop in Jaco then Quepos before arriving at Manuel Antonio, a haven for those who love to relax.

    Day 5
    Manuel Antonio
    This morning is all about doing your own thing. Hit the beach with your iPad & a book, head out to explore the town or just sit with a drink & work on your tan. This afternoon opt in for a horse ride through the jungle & the Tacori waterfalls.

    Day 6
    Manuel Antonio
    It’s time to get active & walk with our expert guide through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park. This afternoon join us on an optional catamaran cruise. Set sail on our awesome boat trip to spot many dolphins, whales, sea turtles & birds. Don’t forget your swimming gear for swim stops & snorkelling.

    Day 7
    Manuel Antonio to San José
    Relax in paradise this morning before we head to San José where your trip ends on arrival.

    Monteverde
    Hike the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
    Costa Rican coffee making tour
    Manuel Antonio
    Visit a local market
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  5. Day 1
    Arrive San José
    Meet up with your Trip Manage & fellow Contiki travellers before heading out to explore. Experience daily Costa Rican life at the Plaza & sample local delicacies at the Mercado Central (Central Market).

    Day 2
    San José to Tortuguero
    Say farewell to the big city vibe as we get an early start and depart San José for Tortuguero National Park. We’ll make our way there through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you’ll check out the beautiful views & native vegetation found here.

    Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica's most popular eco-tourism destinations & is famous the world over. The canals and rivers are known as a place for studying the rainforest, freshwater and marine biology, especially its sea turtles. The park and small village of Tortuguero itself can only be accessed by boat or small aircraft, so we’ll head there by boat – perfect for a different angle on this stunning region & a cool way to get your local fix. This place will leave you impressed, with little lodges & hotels, friendly locals & is known as one of the world's major nesting sites for the Atlantic green turtle & if you’re here during July through October then you might even see them.

    We’ll make a stop for breakfast before continuing on past banana plantations to the dock where we’ll board the boat to the lodge. As we make our way through the Tortuguero canals keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way. We’ll arrive around early afternoon, where lunch will be served, then after a short stop in the village to check out the local vibe, we’ll head back to the lodge for a chilled afternoon working on your tan by the pool and getting to know your travel mates.

    Day 3
    Tortuguero
    In one of the eco-tourism hotspots, pass by plantations and travel through a lush tropical rainforest, meander on the rivers and canals which offer breathtaking views of the Costa Rican forest and mangrove swamps.

    Finally, visit the stunning coastline and prepare for a once in a lifetime moment as you watch the the turtles nest or give birth!

    Day 4
    Tortuguero to Sarapiqui
    Next up our overnight Eco Camp in Sarapiqui - it's perfect for those who love to relax! You'll discover the rainforest & learn about one of mankind's favourite treats on our chocolate tour in the Tirimbina reserve before a BBQ feast this evening.

    Day 5
    Sarapiqui to Arenal/La Fortuna
    This morning, its all go! We leave it up to you, with choices a canopy tour (zipline) for birds-eye views over the rainforest or rapelling (abseiling) for that adrenalin fix, whatever you’re into is included! With your adrenalin fix had, it’s back on land before heading to Costa Rica’s famed Arenal Volcano after lunch.

    Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape will impress, and being home to loads of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. The area is also known for its spa & mud pool treatments, so if you’re feeling up for it then it’s the ideal place to treat yourself & relax.

    Day 6
    Arenal/La Fortuna
    This morning get into the adventure that Costa Rica is known for, adventure and nature! Maybe visit La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering/rappelling through a rain forest canyon. This afternoon relax by the pool or head into town for a bit of shopping.

    Later on this afternoon experience the traditional Costa Rican "Tico" way of life. Our visit to Rio Fortuna La Casona will start by introducing us to the students of a local school where they will perform their local folk dances. You’ll love meeting the local students & watching them perform live. Even better is that we are giving back too, with our visit proceeds go towards supporting the school.

    A place full of history, culture and traditions this country estate allows us a peek into the way life used to be here. We'll see how sugar cane was processed and after we'll head to a local farm where we will tour the plantation and meet the owner.

    Later, we’ll head back to La Casona for a delicious home-cooked dinner, done the old fashion way on a wood stove. It's your chance to get hands on as you learn how to make traditional Costa Rican coffee & delicious fresh made tortillas. Learning from the locals is a great way to get that authentic angle & pick up some new skills in the kitchen. We think indulging in the results is the perfect way to end the lesson too. Yum!

    You’ll love this unique meal & you’ll love the way it’s served, dished up in the traditional way on a banana leaf. No meal would be complete without some fresh coffee, famous homemade coffee liquor, with entertainment from our hosts Milton & Eli. It’s the perfect end to the day.

    Day 7
    Arenal/La Foruna to Playa Tamarindo
    Today we head to the pacific coast to spend a couple of days in Playa Tamarindo, known for its great surfing beaches & party feel.

    Day 8
    Playa Tamarindo
    Get into the laid back vibe of this beach town, try your hand at surfing, snorkelling or diving. This afternoon join us on an optional catamaran cruise.

    Day 9
    Depart Tamarindo
    It's time to say 'adios' to your travel mate as your trip ends after breakfast

    Sarapiqui to Arenal/La Fortuna
    See the incredible Arenal Volcano
    Arenal/La Fortuna
    Guided tour of La Casona & its local industries
    Learn how traditional products are made & try making some yourself
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  7. Day 1
    Arrive Mexico City
    This morning meet your Trip Manager and fellow travellers as we turn back the clock this morning with a trip to Teotihuacan, the largest archaeological city ever to exist on the American continents. Climb the impressive pyramids and imagine how this was once central America’s greatest city. Our Local Guide will fill you in on the Teotihuacanos beliefs and rites as you walk around the site and see the Sun and Moon Temples.

    This afternoon, discover another side of vibrant Mexico City with a visit to the easy-going, old barrio (neighborhood) of Coyoacan. Take in the old colonial mansions, fountains and quiet squares of this cultural quarter. See the paired studios of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and maybe visit Frida Kahlo’s famous Blue House, which is filled with colorful art, pre-Hispanic artifacts and a beautiful garden.

    In your free time, live a slice of the local lifestyle and head to the Coyoacan Markets – the buzzing food stalls are perfect for trying authentic Mexican food, like a torta (Mexican sandwich), enchiladas and tacos.

    Shopping-wise, this town has it all, from big brands to bargains. Get some tips from your Trip Manager before you splurge. Rummage through the colorful La Merced, the largest market in the city. See piles of dried chillies, tropical fruits and other vibrant food displays as well as local crafts.

    Otherwise, walk the streets and get a feel for the city’s bustling street life, where cafes spill out onto the pavements, pushcart kitchens cook up fantastic food and sidewalk vendors sell anything from t-shirts to jewelery.

    Take a break and taste Mexican coffee in a traditional coffeehouse or sip on some tropical juice at a jugeria (juice bar). If you’re hungry, try a rosticeria for some crispy roast chicken Mexican style or a hole-in-the-wall taqueria for a burrito.

    For something different, find out if there is lucha libre (Mexican masked wrestling) on while you’re in town and go check out a match.
    For a dose of culture, walk through Mexican history with a visit to the famous Museo Nacional de Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology). It has an incredible collection of artifacts, starting from pre-historic times. The museum grounds are also great for taking a break from the buzzing down town area, so hang out in the gardens, read beside the lake or check out the zoo.

    Day 2
    Mexico City to Merida
    Leave behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings & Government Palace before indulging in a mouthwatering Yucatecan meal.

    Day 3
    Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza
    We kick start the day with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the best preserved and most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico. Hear from our expert Local Guide about the time temples and how the Mayan calendar worked as you explore the spectacular ancient ceremonial center and the fascinating snail-shaped observatory.

    Back on the coach, we continue on to glitzy Cancun, Mexico’s super resort. This party paradise is a high energy destination, loaded with outdoor activities and a buzzing nightlife. Use your free time to relax with an evening siesta. Then head into town to the Mercado 28, a lively market serving up homemade foods. Sit yourself down in a fondita (little café) and order various specialties from throughout Mexico or try the regional Yucatan dish, chicken pibil (chicken in a special marinade).

    For some live, local music, make a move to Parquet de las Palapas with some friends. Grab a cold cerveza (beer) from one of the food stands and take it all in. Then explore what’s on offer party-wise in Cancun.

    Day 4
    Cancun
    Today, your Trip Manager will take you to hidden spots and show off tropical jungle and watering holes. Then with a full free day, make the most of Cancun’s action and crystal clear waters.

    We get away from it all and head to the pint-sized Isla Mujeres. With no cars and little development, this is the place to wind down on pristine beaches and soak up the sun. Experience its fabulous coral reefs on our optional Garrafon Natural Reef Park excursion. If you’re keen, you can even swim with dolphins here. You could head to Punta Nizuc for some more snorkeling. For something different have a look through La Casa des Artes Mexicanas (House of Mexican Art), where you’ll see musical instruments, handmade kids’ toys and traditional costumes.

    Opt for a trip to Xcaret Ecopark, where Mayan ruins, a stunning inlet and jungle combine to make this place so special. Have a swim in the underground river and see colorful birdlife and a butterfly farm. Later why not get into the fun, festive vibes of Cancun and settle in on an open terrace beachside or at a small, local bar. Keep it moving until the sun comes up if you want – Cancun nightlife is the stuff of legends.

    Day 5
    Cancun
    Soak up all the Cancun action you want today - swim through a jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last night, party in great bars & dance clubs 'til the sun comes up.

    Day 6
    Cancun to Caye Caulker
    Adios Mexico, but we’ll be back! This morning we leave Cancun and head to Chetumal for some exploring & maybe bite to eat, before boarding our water taxis into Belize. We’ll park up on this Caribbean island, where the motto is “go slow.” Tonight it’s dinner we’ll offer a feast of fresh seafood & your chance to sample the reggae nightlife!

    Day 7
    Caye Caulker
    The day is all yours! Fuel up at breakfast, then you get to make the most of our ME Time optionals, like swimming with sharks at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef, Kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The Split” (a break in the island), where sipping and sunbathing is the scene! Enjoy included snacks, drinks and music during for our last night on the island.

    Day 8
    Caye Caulker to Tikal
    Next up, Guatemala's El Petén ragion via Belize City! On arrival at our awesome Jungle Lodge there's the option to fly through the rainforest canopy on ziplines.. why not! Explore the local ruins then drift off to sleep to the sounds of the forest.

    Day 9
    Tikal to Santa Elena (Flores)
    We rise before the sun to watch daybreak unfold from atop the Mayan ruin, Templo IV… so prepare for amazing! Enjoy an included guided tour of the area or explore the magnificent jungle ruins, before our afternoon trip to the island of Flores, built atop another ancient Mayan center known as Tayasal. Make the most of your time, and opt for a lake cruise on arrival if you feel like getting out on the water before more relaxing over tonight’s dinner.

    Day 10
    Santa Elena to Antigua
    From the relaxed Flores to Guatemala’s bustling capital city! Today we’ll skip the queues and make a beeline for the unique beauty and relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua. You’ll be shown many of the historic and beautiful facets of town, among rooftop flowerbeds and horse drawn carriages bouncing over cobblestones.

    Day 11
    Depart Antigua
    This morning it's time to say adios to your amigos. So say your goodbyes before heading home, or get out and do some more exploring in Antigua

    Arrive Mexico City
    City sightseeing tour, including the National Palace, the Zocalo & Chapultepec Park
    Visit the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan
    Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo
    Mexico City to Merida
    Walking tour of Merida's sights
    Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza
    Turn back the clock at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza
    Swim in a Cenote
    Cancun
    Experience the legendary nightlife
    Cancun to Caye Caulker
    See the Belize Barrier Reef
    Caye Caulker to Tikal
    Stay in Tikal National Park
    Tikal to Santa Elena (Flores)
    Locally guided tour of Tikal National Park
    Santa Elena to Antigua
    Sightseeing tour of Colonial Antgua
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  9. Day 1
    Arrive San José
    Meet up with your Trip Manage & fellow Contiki travellers before heading out to explore. Experience daily Costa Rican life at the Plaza & sample local delicacies at the Mercado Central (Central Market).

    Day 2
    San José to Tortuguero
    Say farewell to the big city vibe as we get an early start and depart San José for Tortuguero National Park. We’ll make our way there through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you’ll check out the beautiful views & native vegetation found here.

    Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica's most popular eco-tourism destinations & is famous the world over. The canals and rivers are known as a place for studying the rainforest, freshwater and marine biology, especially its sea turtles. The park and small village of Tortuguero itself can only be accessed by boat or small aircraft, so we’ll head there by boat – perfect for a different angle on this stunning region & a cool way to get your local fix. This place will leave you impressed, with little lodges & hotels, friendly locals & is known as one of the world's major nesting sites for the Atlantic green turtle & if you’re here during July through October then you might even see them.

    We’ll make a stop for breakfast before continuing on past banana plantations to the dock where we’ll board the boat to the lodge. As we make our way through the Tortuguero canals keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way. We’ll arrive around early afternoon, where lunch will be served, then after a short stop in the village to check out the local vibe, we’ll head back to the lodge for a chilled afternoon working on your tan by the pool and getting to know your travel mates.

    Day 3
    Tortuguero
    In one of the eco-tourism hotspots, pass by plantations and travel through a lush tropical rainforest, meander on the rivers and canals which offer breathtaking views of the Costa Rican forest and mangrove swamps.

    Finally, visit the stunning coastline and prepare for a once in a lifetime moment as you watch the the turtles nest or give birth!

    Day 4
    Tortuguero to Sarapiqui
    Next up our overnight Eco Camp in Sarapiqui - it's perfect for those who love to relax! You'll discover the rainforest & learn about one of mankind's favourite treats on our chocolate tour in the Tirimbina reserve before a BBQ feast this evening.

    Day 5
    Sarapiqui to Arenal/La Fortuna
    This morning, its all go! We leave it up to you, with choices a canopy tour (zipline) for birds-eye views over the rainforest or rapelling (abseiling) for that adrenalin fix, whatever you’re into is included! With your adrenalin fix had, it’s back on land before heading to Costa Rica’s famed Arenal Volcano after lunch.

    Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape will impress, and being home to loads of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. The area is also known for its spa & mud pool treatments, so if you’re feeling up for it then it’s the ideal place to treat yourself & relax.

    Day 6
    Arenal/La Fortuna
    This morning get into the adventure that Costa Rica is known for, adventure and nature! Maybe visit La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering/rappelling through a rain forest canyon. This afternoon relax by the pool or head into town for a bit of shopping.

    Later on this afternoon experience the traditional Costa Rican “Tico” way of life. Our visit to Rio Fortuna La Casona will start by introducing us to the students of a local school where they will perform their local folk dances. You’ll love meeting the local students & watching them perform live. Even better is that we are giving back too, with our visit proceeds go towards supporting the school.

    A place full of history, culture and traditions this country estate allows us a peek into the way life used to be here. We’ll see how sugar cane was processed and after we’ll head to a local farm where we will tour the plantation and meet the owner.

    Later, we’ll head back to La Casona for a delicious home-cooked dinner, done the old fashion way on a wood stove. It’s your chance to get hands on as you learn how to make traditional Costa Rican coffee & delicious fresh made tortillas. Learning from the locals is a great way to get that authentic angle & pick up some new skills in the kitchen. We think indulging in the results is the perfect way to end the lesson too. Yum!

    You’ll love this unique meal & you’ll love the way it’s served, dished up in the traditional way on a banana leaf. No meal would be complete without some fresh coffee, famous homemade coffee liquor, with entertainment from our hosts Milton & Eli. It’s the perfect end to the day.

    Day 7
    Arenal/La Foruna to Playa Tamarindo
    Today we head to the pacific coast to spend a couple of days in Playa Tamarindo, known for its great surfing beaches & party feel.

    Day 8
    Playa Tamarindo
    Get into the laid back vibe of this beach town, try your hand at surfing, snorkelling or diving. This afternoon join us on an optional catamaran cruise.

    Day 9
    Playa Tamarindo to Monteverde
    Today it’s on to Monteverde, Costa Rica’s most popular reserve. It’s one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the tropics, filled with cloud forests, coffee plantations, monkeys, mist & friendly locals. This afternoon we hike into the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.

    Day 10
    Monteverde
    It's an early start this morning as we visit Selvatura Park to walk the hanging bridges, visit the butterfly Sanctuary and for the thrill seekers opt in for ziplining. This afternoon learn the A-Z about Costa Rica's famous coffee.

    Day 11
    Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
    It’s all sun & good times this morning, we’re off to the beautiful beaches of the Costa Rican Central Pacific coast! We’ll make a stop in Jaco then Quepos before arriving at Manuel Antonio, a haven for those who love to relax.

    Day 12
    Manuel Antonio
    This morning is all about doing your own thing. Hit the beach with your iPad & a book, head out to explore the town or just sit with a drink & work on your tan. This afternoon opt in for a horse ride through the jungle & the Tacori waterfalls.

    Day 13
    Manuel Antonio
    It’s time to get active & walk with our expert guide through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park. This afternoon join us on an optional catamaran cruise. Set sail on our awesome boat trip to spot many dolphins, whales, sea turtles & birds. Don’t forget your swimming gear for swim stops & snorkelling.

    Day 14
    Manuel Antonio to San José
    This morning you can relax in paradise or for the adventure lovers get your final fix with a kayak excursion before we head back to San José where your tour ends on arrival. Pura Vida!

    Sarapiqui to Arenal/La Fortuna
    See the incredible Arenal Volcano
    Arenal/La Fortuna
    Learn how traditional products are made & try making some yourself
    Monteverde
    Hike the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
    Costa Rican coffee making tour
    Manuel Antonio
    Visit a local market
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Applies to genuine airfare quotes from airlines and New Zealand registered businesses and websites for international flights departing from New Zealand. Excludes domestic airfares. Quote must be in writing, in New Zealand dollars, inclusive of all credit card fees, finance merchant fees, booking fees and taxes, and must be presented to us prior to booking. Airfare must be available and able to be booked by the general public when you bring it to us. It must also be for the same dates, flight routing, flight class and number of people. Airfares available due to membership of a group or corporate entity or subscription to a closed group are excluded. Full terms & conditions.

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