Enjoy the perfect blend of nature and culture on this 17-day adventure in Nicaragua and Cost Rica. Explore tropical rainforests, hike past volcanos and tour a coffee plantation. Delve deep into the jungle to see sloths and monkeys up close and indulge in sunsets and swimming galore on the coast.
After being fast-tracked through security, your adventure begins with a 30-hour flight from the UK to Managua in Nicaragua (including a stop in a US city).
Make sure you've downloaded lots of music and have a good book to hand ready for your journey.
On arrival into Managua Airport, you'll be met by our driver who will transfer you to your hotel (approximately one hour's drive) where you'll have time to relax and freshen up after your long flight.
Sit by the pool, catch some sun on the open patio and, if you have the energy, stroll into Granada city and explore its historic colonial centre.
Today, you'll be taken on a private tour of the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve.
Hike along a scenic trail passing steaming volcanic vents and cool down at the top of the volcano where you'll find the educational Biological Station.
Enjoy a tour through coffee plantations and learn about the entire process from planting, picking and processing to drinking. Make sure to venture into the trees for the canopy tour and traverse across platforms and walking bridges to get a birds-eye view of the humid tropical forest below.
After the tour, you will return to Granada and be taken to Marina Cocibolca for your boat transfer to your eco lodge.
Settle into island life at a tropical tree-house style hideaway with lake views from every angle.
Unwind in a relaxing yoga class, enjoy the local rum and beer and savour a delicious three-course dinner at night.
Today, you will be transferred to Morgan's Rock (driving time approximately two hours).
Located on a 4,000-acre expanse of Nicaraguan jungle, nearly half of Morgan's Rock is a private protected reserve.
Walk along the private, mile-long, sandy beach visited year-round by nesting sea turtles; dine on local food from the Lodge's organic farm and admire watercolour sunsets every evening.
Your next two days are for you to spend as you wish.
Wander along the private beach, enjoy endless activities and tours, and venture deep into the jungle to spot the astounding wildlife.
After days full of exploring, lounge on your balcony day-bed and soak up the fresh island air.
Get up bright and early and enjoy a fresh, organic breakfast before being transported to the airport for your direct one-hour flight to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to Bajos del Toro (driving time approximately one-and-a-half hours). Spend the afternoon relaxing in the simple elegance of your lodge and enjoy stunning views over the cloud forests of Costa Rica's central volcanic range. In the evening, enjoy a fresh, flavourful dinner and get a good night's sleep ready for an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.
Waterfalls are the main attraction on today's guided trek.
Walk through the dense jungle along paths tracing a pristine creek and stop to marvel at the towering waterfalls. Learn about the cloud forest eco-system and the incredible number of plant and animal species that reside here.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to San Jose airport to board your short one-hour domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez.
Upon arrival, you will be picked up and taken on a 25-minute boat transfer to your lodge where you will be staying for the next three nights.
Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying spectacular views over the ocean and surrounding tropical rainforest and make sure to catch a dreamy evening sunset before going to bed.
There are a range of optional activities to pick from over the next few days so you can tailor your schedule to suit your preferences.
Whether you're drawn to the ocean for kayaking and paddle boarding or to the surrounding rainforest for a spot of hiking, you're sure to find something to entice you.
Today, you will board a boat back to Golfito and be transferred back to Manuel Antonio (approximately 2.4 hour drive).
Your luxury hotel, located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, is the perfect base to explore the park's 680 hectares with hiking trails from the coast up into the mountains. Spend the afternoon settling into your new home for the next two nights.
On today's guided hike you can expect to see some of the park's diverse species. Watch sloths meander leisurely through the trees, monkeys swing through the canopy, and birds glide overhead.
Meanwhile, learn about the history of the Quepoa (the indigenous people of Costa Rica) and Costa Rica's past in this stunningly beautiful Manuel Antonio area.
At the end of your hike, enjoy some fresh local fruits and refreshments and take an optional detour to unspoiled, un-crowded beaches.
Today, you'll be transferred back to the airport before catching your international flight home.
The flight takes approximately 11 hours so make sure that you bring plenty of reading material.
Touchdown in the UK late morning.