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    Places visited:

  • Havana
  • Trinidad
  • San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloudforest
  • Tambor
  • Lose yourself wandering the cobbled streets and squares of Havana.

  • Dance the night away with the locals at Trinidad's Casa de la Trova.

  • Spot the Resplendent Quetzal in Costa Rica's cloud forests.

  • Observe the Arenal Volcano and undertake some of the many activities at its base.

  • Relax at a beautiful Pacific coast beach resort.

Audley Travel specialist Annabel

What our specialists say...

This is a perfect trip for those looking to combine the highlights of both Costa Rica and Cuba into one trip and will give a perfect balance of culture, history, wildlife and relaxation. The journey starts with the iconic city of Havana and Trinidad in southern Cuba, the whole country a unique melting pot of faded colonialism and modern communism where you cannot help but be entranced by the music, the people and of course the rum! Then fly over to Costa Rica for some of the best wildlife viewing in all of Central America, visiting the impressive Arenal Volcano, the cool cloud forests and the wild Pacific beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula to end the trip with some well earned rest and relaxation.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Havana
  • Trinidad
  • Havana
  • San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloudforest
  • Tambor

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Havana

International outbound flight , Havana

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Havana. On arrival in Havana you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred privately to your hotel in the heart of Old Havana.

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Day 2 Havana

Havana

A morning visit to one of the city's cigar factories to learn more about Cuba's most famous export. Then explore the historic centre of Havana with a knowledgeable guide ending with lunch at a local eatery.

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Day 3 Havana

Havana

A day at leisure in Havana to further explore the city. You might like to visit a museum or take a tour of modern Havana in a classic American car.

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Day 4 Trinidad

Havana , Trinidad

Travel via private taxi transfer four hours down to Trinidad on the Caribbean coast of Cuba, visiting Santa Clara en route to see the famous monument to Che Guevara.

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Day 5 Trinidad

Trinidad

Enjoy a private morning walking tour of Trinidad's compact colonial centre with your guide, and an afternoon at leisure.

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Day 6 San Jose

Trinidad , Havana , San Jose

Travel back to Havana today for your indirect flight over to San Jose in Costa Rica where you will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel for the night.

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Day 7 Arenal Volcano

San Jose , Arenal Volcano

Journey through the central valley of Costa Rica to the Arenal Volcano in a shared minibus transfer.

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Day 8 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Morning visit to Arenal's Hanging Bridges. Afternoon free for further excursions or relaxing in hot springs.

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Day 9 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

A full day excursion to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge to spot wetland birds and wildlife. Lunch and snacks are provided on this tour.

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Day 10 Monteverde Cloudforest

Arenal Volcano , Monteverde Cloudforest

Travel by boat across the scenic Lake Arenal and then by shared road transfer over to the Monteverde Cloudforest to the south of Arenal.

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Day 11 Monteverde Cloudforest

Monteverde Cloudforest

Free time to explore the Natural Reserve close to your hotel. Additional excursions can be arranged for today.

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Day 12 Tambor

Monteverde Cloudforest , Tambor

Travel by shared road and boat transfer across to the Nicoya Peninsula this morning and to your beach hotel for some well earned rest and relaxation at the end of the trip.

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Day 13 Tambor

Day 14 Tambor

Tambor

Day at leisure on the beach.

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Day 15 International return flight

Tambor , International return flight

Private three hour car transfer back to San Jose for your flight home.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Latin America specialist Sean
Audley Travel specialist Tom

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The specialist who designs your trip to Cuba will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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San José & Central Valley
 
 
 
Arenal Volcano & the Cloudforest Reserves
 
 
 
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Northern Pacific Coast
 
 
 

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