Just back from this brilliant holiday – we’ve had an exceptional time exploring Costa Rica’s flora and fauna with plenty of adventure and activities to keep us entertained over the two week holiday. Our group spotted at least 125 different species of birds, animals and other creatures, from colourful butterflies and birds of every shape and size to adorable sloths, from poisonous frogs to killer tarantulas and scorpions, from humpback whales to dolphins and flying fish. Our tour of Costa Rica took in wet, dry and damp rain forests, incredible scenery, amazing sights and sounds, very rainy rain, beautiful hot sunshine, captivating night tours including a magical, breath-taking experience watching baby turtles hatching and making their first journey out to sea, wildlife walks and hikes, plus fabulous food from pineapple plantations and organic farms. Other activities included flying through the rain forest by zip line, tubing down rapids and horse riding through a wildlife rich ranch, basking in volcanic thermal springs under the stars. We added in a couple of optional adventures: surf lessons at the beach and a coffee, chocolate and sugar cane tour at the base of the Arenal volcano. Our excellent tour leader, Mayer Jimenez brought expert wildlife and bird knowledge to the holiday, a huge bonus for our group. This holiday comes highly recommended.
Mixed-Activity Holidays in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Mixed-Activity Adventure Holidays
Kirsty Storr Costa Rica Adventure
Celia Watson Pyramids & Pharaohs in Egypt
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Egypt
Emma Shubrook Desert to Dead Sea in Jordan
Really busy trip but the pace calms down after Petra! Lots to see and amazing food to try too. Petra is as stunning as everyone says (I’d skip Petra by night, very busy expensive and stinky!) but Jerash is also absolutely beautiful and huge. The Dead Sea is a complete mind boggling experience you just can’t help but float. Lots of optional extras available for this trip – Turkish bath, cookery class, star watching, Petra by night.
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