The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.
Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloud forest.
Get up close to the perfectly conical Volcan Arenal.
Undertake zip-lining, white water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.
Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.
- Galapagos Islands
- San Jose
- San Ramon
- Arenal Volcano
- Playa Potrero
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Quito
Day 2 Quito
Day 3 Galapagos Islands
Day 4 Galapagos Islands
You'll spend the day at Santa Cruz Island, where one of the main highlights is a hypersalinic (saltier than the sea) lagoon. Here you're likely to see flamingos, common stilts and pintail ducks, among other birds. There'll be a short guided walk to a great viewpoint over the island and a marine iguana nesting site.
Day 5 Galapagos Islands
Today you'll visit two points on Floreana Island. One is Post Office Bay, where, in the 18th century, sailors left a barrel that visitors traditionally fill with unstamped but addressed mail. You can leave a postcard here, in the hope that it'll reach its destination, or take mail away to hand deliver yourself. Marine iguanas are often seen prowling around the beach. In the afternoon, you'll visit a brackish lagoon that's home to many species of bird.
Day 6 Galapagos Islands
Today you'll explore the remote island of Española. It's here that you can see waved albatrosses launch themselves into the air. On a guided walk, you're also likely to see Nazca boobies and blue-footed boobies. The island itself is rugged and dramatic, with an impressive natural blowhole. In the afternoon, there's the option to swim and snorkel in Gardner Bay, where the beach is often speckled with sea lions.
Day 7 Guayaquil
Day 8 San Ramon
Transfer to the airport in time for your flights to San Jose. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the San Ramon cloud forest for two nights.
Day 9 San Ramon
Take a morning birdwatching excursion in the cloudforest. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or potentially book a ziplining excursion locally.
Day 10 Arenal Volcano
Day 11 Arenal Volcano
Day 12 Playa Potrero
Day 15 International return flight
Playa Potrero , International return flight
Transfer by road back to San Jose in time for your return flight home.
Day 16 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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