Discover some of the world’s most ecologically diverse regions in one trip by combining some of the formidable natural wonders of Costa Rica with a 4-day voyage of the wildlife abundant archipelago of the renowned Galapagos Islands. Eight days are afforded in Costa Rica with a core focus on the unspoilt regions of Manuel Antonio and the Osa Peninsula, each significantly different to one another but both offering exceptional wildlife and some of the finest natural scenery in the country.
After a night in Quito, head to the Galapagos to continue your overall 12-day adventure in style on board the Seaman Journey, discovering the best of the islands with the help of expert onboard naturalists.
Day 1 – Central Valley
Days 2 - 4 – Manuel Antonio
Days 5 – 7 – Osa Peninsula
Day 8 – Quito
Days 9 - 11 - Galapagos
Day 12 - Depart
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Costa Rica and make the short transfer to the Central Valley where your first night will be spent in a beautiful and secluded hilltop hotel overlooking San José.
Travel to the Central Pacific Coast for a 3-night stay in Manuel Antonio, an idyllic region renowned for its natural beauty. On a guided tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park, hike through one of the many trails of the park to discover the plethora of diverse wildlife and an additional night walk in also included to observe the nocturnal wildlife that thrive amongst the tropical wet forest terrain. Plenty of time will also be afforded to explore the region independently and to unwind on the long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches.
Your next three nights are spent at a remarkable eco-adventure lodge overlooking the peaceful Sierpe River which is perfectly located to explore the natural highlights of the Osa Peninsula. Embark on an immersive guided tour of the Corcovado National Park which provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the dense primary rainforest that has been officially declared as ‘one of the most biologically intense places on earth’ by National Geographic. On your last full day in Costa Rica, head to the aquamarine waters of Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve to snorkel amongst the colourful coral reefs and rock formations, abundant with schools of vibrant tropical fish.
Day 5: B & D
Days 6 & 7: B, L & D
Transfer back to San José International airport and fly to Quito. Spend a night in Ecuador’s capital before a morning flight to the Galapagos the following day.
Take a short flight to the Galapagos National Park and board the Seaman Journey, a comfortable catamaran with spacious cabins. On an encompassing four-day voyage, discover the best of the Galapagos, visiting some of the most iconic islands including San Cristobal, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Genovesa and embark on immersive experiences including zodiac, snorkelling excursions and soft trekking. Each island contributes their own individuality and offer plenty of opportunity to observe the wildlife the archipelago is renowned for.
Fly back to the Ecuadorian mainland for your onward flight.
(2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room. 2023 prices from £5,299 pp)
International flights to Costa Rica from the UK start from £499 per person
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8 nights’ hotel accommodation
3 nights’ on board the Seaman Journey
22 meals; 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Domestic flights from Palma Sur to San Jose and Quito to Galapagos
International flight from San Jose to Quito
Shared jungle night walk & tropical aquatic park
Shared Manuel Antonio National Park visit
Shared Corcovado National Park visit
Shared snorkelling tour to Caño Island
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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