DAYS 96 – 101: COSTA RICA
After an early morning ferry back to San Jorge, you will cross the border from Nicaragua into Costa Rica and head for La Fortuna, a stunning town under the shadow of the mighty Arenal volcano. You will have a free day here to take optional treks through the incredible surrounding volcanic landscapes or forest canopies, or get involved in many different adventure activities such as zip-lining, white-water rafting, and canyoning. La Fortuna is also famous for its outstanding hot springs, which you will have the opportunity to visit.
From La Fortuna you will drive to the town of Tilarán, where you will leave our overland vehicle behind and transfer by taxi to the dense cloud forests and coffee plantations of Monteverde, a stunning area offering an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. The next day you will have an included guided walk on the trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest National Reserve, followed by a free afternoon to visit some of the town’s highlights or enjoy some adventurous activities such as canyoning or horse riding.
From Monteverde you will return by taxi to Tilaran and then rejoin your overland vehicle and head to the spectacular beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast. Here you will have an included guided walk through some of the beautiful trails within park, learning all about its flora and fauna and immersing yourselves in the idyllic landscape. You will have free time in the afternoon to take part in some optional activities or relax on the wonderful beaches.