Costa Rica Tours & Trips 2020

106 trips to Costa Rica tours from 127 tour companies. 1,973 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
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Costa Rica Family Holiday with Teenagers

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 253 / day
$ 2,280
From : $ 3,078
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Dive into the heart of one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, travelling along rivers, through dense rainforest, past towering volcanoes and to blissful beaches on a journey that will awaken your inner nature-lover
  • Get active on an incredible range of outdoor pursuits – rafting along rapids, climbing up to volcanic craters, safari-ing for crocs, and hiking through jungle
  • Enjoy close-up encounters with Costa Rica’s endless wildlife, then enjoy plenty of time to let off some steam in thermal springs and swimming pools
  • End this adventure by hitting Manuel Antonio National Park, where the evergreen forest grows right up to the long, white beaches and irresistible water
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Experience

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 126 / day
$ 1,130
From : $ 1,526
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • San Jose is Costa Rica’s cultural heart. Spend time wandering through the artisan stalls of the main Plaza de la Cultura, with plenty of time to stop for a refresco (smoothie) and to do some people watching.
  • Lend a hand at a farmstay outside of Santa Rosa de Pocosol, and learn some home-cooked recipes and techniques from the locals on a visit to the Juanilama agricultural community.
  • Marvel at the size and stature of the Arenal Volcano on the horizon, perhaps taking a soak and relaxing in La Fortuna’s lava-heated thermal springs.
  • Try to spot the elusive resplendent quetzal when you’re exploring Monteverde’s steamy cloud forests. Better yet, why not consider a jungle zip-line to get high in the sky?
  • With plenty of time to chill out at your own pace, Quepos’ surf vibe is ideal for catching some waves, lazing on the white-sand beaches or hiking the lush trails of Manuel Antonio with your travel pals.
Visits:
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Tropical Costa Rica - 2022

Collette
Preferred
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9 days
$ 185 / day
$ 1,669
From : $ 2,053
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Discover the history of coffee in Costa Rica during your visit to a coffee plantation.
  • Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients.
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  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding Arenal Volcano.
  • Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise.
  • Learn about Costa Rica's vegetation on a guided walk in the cloud forest.
Visits:
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Wild Costa Rica (first Class)

13 days
$ 213 / day
$ 2,775
From : $ 3,413
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1- Arrive Liberia airport/ Drive to Arenal Volcano

    Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred (4 hour drive) to Arenal Volcano located in the Northern lands of Costa Rica driving through the Guanacaste province via Liberia, Cañas and Tilaran. Continue along the scenic Arenal Lake and arrive at your hotel. Weather permitting you may have a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano. Day 2 – Arenal Volcano

  • Day at leisure of optional activities. You can choose from an array of activities at an extra cost such as horseback riding, canopy, hanging bridges, canoe ride, floating, rafting, hiking and much more. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to walk through the old volcanic lava trails. Later enjoy a relaxing bath at the hot springs. After dinner at a local restaurant you will return to your hotel. (BD)
  • Day 3 – Arenal Volcano – Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Today you will travel to Monteverde (around 3 hour drive) across Costa Rica’s largest and majestic Arenal Lake. Enjoy your journey up the cloud forest with its amazing wildlife. (B)
  • Day 4 – Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • In the morning you will visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Reserve with its tropical flora and fauna, six different ecological communities of plants and animals -over 2,000 plant species and more than 320 species of birds, including hummingbirds, Black guan, toucanet, different species of trees, orchids, lichens are also easily found. Afternoon at leisure to relax and explore on your own. A few other optional activities available are: Sky Trek, Sky Walk, Butterfly Garden, El Trapiche, Coffee Tour and many others. (B)
  • Day 5 – Monteverde – Guanacaste
  • Travel to Guanacaste Province; with some of the best beaches of Costa Rica. In Guanacaste you will be able to explore and enjoy a variety of landscapes and optional activities like surfing, scuba diving, horseback riding, canopy, rafting and much more. (B)
  • Day 6 – Guanacaste
  • Day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
  • Day 7 – Guanacaste- Liberia airport/ Depart Costa Rica
  • You will be assisted and transferred to the airport for your flight to onward destination. (B)
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica: Raft, Surf & Kayak

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 253 / day
$ 2,025
From : $ 2,734
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is home to monkeys, reptiles, toucans and macaws, while its waters contain turtles, barracudas, sea urchins and more than 125 species of fish.
  • Raft Costa Rica’s Pacuare River – an area ranked in the top five rivers of the world for whitewater rafting. You’ll tackle Class 3 and 4 rapids on an unforgettable river adventure.
  • Catch some waves with a hiking and surfing expedition at Manzanillo beach. You’ll be away from the crowds and hanging ten in no time!
  • Hop into kayaks and paddle through the waterways of Tortuguero National Parkin search of monkeys, sloths, caiman, jaguars and lizards.
  • Explore the rich urban centre of capital San Jose, with time before and after your active adventure to really get to know the Costa Rican way of life.
Visits:
Caribbean, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica - Escape In Style

7 days
$ 539 / day
$ 3,775
From : $ 4,643
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1- Arrive San Jose

    Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica. You are welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Day 2 – San Jose – Pacuare River

  • Today you will travel through dense jungle and along the banks of the Pacuare River, where you will climb into a hanging gondola to cross the water – quite an adventure! There is just a 300 meters hike to the Pacuare Lodge. Here you will find a unique jungle oasis nestled in a most remarkable setting. Without the distractions of technology, guests connect more fully to the rhythms and romance of the rain forest. The candlelit rooms make for a cosy, intimate guest experience. (BLD)
  • Day 3 – Pacuare River
  • Awaken this morning to the harmonious melody created by the sounds of the river and the sweet songs of tropical birds. This morning enjoy the Canopy Tour (Zip Lines). This is an experience as no other! You will face the exotic beauty of the rainforest head on, feeling the adrenaline of dramatic views, rappelling down towering trees and sliding along cables from tree to tree, as you descend the jungle-cloaked mountain toward the Pacuare Lodge for a final thrilling rappel that leaves you just steps away from our main lodge!The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty and natural surroundings of the Pacuare River. (BLD)
  • Day 4 – Pacuare River – Arenal Volcano
  • Today is full of adventure and adrenaline. A professional guide and the right equipment will be waiting at the river, and after some safety instructions, you will start on this incredible rafting journey. In the water, you will experience the exhilaration of riding the waves on this wild and scenic river, which passes through picturesque canyons where crystal-clear waterfalls plummet down into the rapidly coursing river below. You may stop to explore side streams that lead to striking waterfalls and pools with a natural waterslide that tempt you to take a dip. A picnic lunch will be served along the river, and when you reach the end, you can change into dry clothes and head to the drop-off point to continue via a land transfer towards the northern lowlands. Along this route you will pass through different towns such as Puerto Viejo (Sarapiqui), San Miguel, Venecia and Aguas Zarcas. In addition, along the way you will enjoy the beautiful scenery, which includes amazing views of the mountains and one of the major sources of revenue in the area: the agriculture. Depending on the season, you will observe pineapple, banana and/or sugar cane crops. Arrive in La Fortuna Village late in the afternoon, where the mighty Arenal Volcano will welcome you with its impressive perfect conical shape. Check in to the Nayara Springs, where you will be staying the next three nights. (BL)
  • Day 5 & 6 – Arenal Volcano
  • These two days are at your leisure to explore the area. We highly recommend the visit to Arenal Volcano National Park (extra cost) that protects an active perfect cone volcano with constant moderate explosions accompanied by roar, gases and ash emissions that raise high in the air. (B)
  • Day 7 – Arenal Volcano – SJO International Airport
  • Your amazing Costa Rica experience ends today. You will be transferred to Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport (SJO) for your departure flight back home (3 hours’ drive). (B)
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica: A World of Nature featuring Tortuguer ...

Collette
Preferred
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13 days
$ 188 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 3,012
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Taste for yourself why cacao is called “the food of the gods” and observe the process of converting this seed from bean to bar.
  • Enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner.
  • Learn how to cook using a coconut before making some delicious local candy.
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s ecosystem and local culture.
  • Visit the world’s first sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park.
  • Explore Arenal during a captivating 3-night stay.
  • Stay in Tortuguero National Park and find yourself surrounded by wildlife.
  • Hop aboard a river boat for a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching excursion.
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Viva Costa Rica(Twin Share Room,Start San Jose, E ...

Contiki
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9 days
$ 218 / day
$ 2,056
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Learn all about authentic Costa Rican coffee on a Don Juan Coffee tour
  • Entrance to Selvatura Park, also known as Monteverde's Cloud Forest
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Explorer

Great Value Vacations
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12 days
$ 135 / day
$ 1,620
From : $ 2,187
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Arrive in Costa Rica's capital San Jose and tour a few of the city's highlights including the neoclassical Teatro Nacional.
  • Watch thousands of turtles nest at Tortuguero National Park, then tour its canals and village!
  • Explore the secret waterfalls and rainforests of Bajos del Toro, one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
  • Hike, bike, and see the elusive Resplendent quetzal bird at Arenal Volcano and its national park.
  • Learn to surf in Guanacaste, a northwestern province on the Pacific known for its pristine beaches and perfect waves!
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, San José, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia

8 days
$ 262 / day
$ 2,094
From : $ 2,179
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Connect with Locals
  • Dive Into Culture
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Wonders with Tortuguero & Guanacaste

11 days
$ 172 / day
$ 1,889
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the village of Tortuguero, where you learn the lifestyle of local residents and the significant conservation efforts developed to protect the sea turtles that come to spawn each year along the 22 miles of nearby protected coastline
  • Visit the famous Tabacón Hot Springs and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest
  • Visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest
  • Visit and call the area home
  • Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats
  • Visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming
  • Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, known as Costa Rica’s Yellowstone, to explore the steamy sulfur water ponds and pungent fumaroles that punctuate this jungle, home to toucans, monkeys, and many other animals
Visits:
Central America, Guanacaste, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, Liberia
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Costa Rica Wonders with Tortuguero & Manuel Antonio

12 days
$ 175 / day
$ 2,099
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the village of Tortuguero, where you learn the lifestyle of local residents and the significant conservation efforts developed to protect the sea turtles that come to spawn each year along the 22 miles of nearby protected coastline
  • Visit the famous Tabacón Hot Springs and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest
  • Visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest
  • Visit and call the area home
  • Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats
  • Visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming
Visits:
Central America, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Wildlife of Costa Rica

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 4,868
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Los Angeles, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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22 days
$ 284 / day
$ 6,250
From : $ 7,688
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Get up close and personal with the country's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightly-dressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal.
  • Compare Mexico City's heady street-food scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca.
  • Take in the atmosphere and culture of San Jose: Costa Rica’s bustling capital nestled between the mountains and volcanoes.
  • Hike to San Pedrillo in Corcovado National Park and explore one of the world's most biodiverse regions.  
  • Swim at white-sand beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, after searching for exotic birdlife in the depths of the jungle.
  • Learn about the trade of one of Costa Rica’s largest exports: coffee. Take a visit to a family's coffee farm and learn the process from cherry to cup (with a tasting, of course).
  • Discover the diverse and unique wildlife of Costa Rica: butterflies, birds, iguanas, sloths and caimans, to name a few.
Visits:
Chichen Itza, Mexico City, Palenque, Playa del Carmen, San Cristobal, Costa Rica, Mexico
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Costa Rican Adventure: White Water Rafting, Zip L ...

Great Value Vacations
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8 days
$ 188 / day
$ 1,503
From : $ 2,029
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Pacuare River white water rafting and lunch
  • Half-day Sky Adventures Park (Zip line)
  • Evening Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour
  • Half-day Catamaran Ocean King Tour, with lunch
Visits:
Arenal Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, San José, Costa Rica
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Top Costa Rica Attractions & Experiences

Top Costa Rica Experiences

    Exploring miles of off-the-beaten-track beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts

    Glimpsing rare tropical birds and butterflies on a rainforest hike

    Viewing both coasts from atop 11,200-foot Irazu volcano while gazing into massive craters that look like they were scooped out for some gargantuan ice cream cone.

    Cooling off in Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the most beautiful forests in the world, while in search of monkeys, sloths, and other wildlife.

    Reveling in the colors of wildflowers and trees on a nature hike: orchids, bougainvillea, jacaranda, and flame and poro trees, which paint the landscape with purples, oranges and scarlets.

    Coming upon a forest waterfall and taking a dip in the waters below

    Relaxing in a secluded hot springs at Arenal Volcano National Park

    Partaking in Costa Rica's famous adventure activities: Riding a zipline high over a forest canopy, rappelling down a waterfall canyon, kayaking on a clear mountain lake -- or all three in one day.

    Reeling in a big catch on a sport fishing cruise in a quest for tuna, wahoo and marlin.

1,973 Costa Rica Tour Reviews - Summary 94% Recommend

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Excellent 1,657
Great 187
Average 34
Disappointing 19
Terrible 76
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Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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Tour Reviews Write a Review

Perfect way to experience a country!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The trip to Costa Rica organized by Culture Trip was incredible! It was a perfect way to experience a country, and was a perfect blend of adventure & relaxing. The accommodations were wonderful and the local insider tips and historical/cultural knowledge provided along the way by our guide were much appreciated. It was a great way to travel as a solo traveler or as a couple.

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Operator Culture Trip

The Ecotour of Costa Rica was very good

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The Ecotour of Costa Rica was very good. There was hiking, jungle river rides, village visits, and learned a lot about tropical agribusiness. Our tour guide, Viktur L. (SwissTour), is a naturalist so he was wonderful at identifying all the strange flowers, trees, animals, birds, butterflies--and an easy-going guy able to handle any crisis or change. We absolutely loved all the fresh ripe fruit available at every meal. Most of the buffet stops were very similar menus with rice, beans, cooked veggies and fruit. We had enough on-your-own meals to balance out the buffets but those buffets were all exactly alike. Overall, the tour was a nice balance of activities. However, it was awkward and disorganized to not have the tour guide, Viktur L. (from Swiss Tour) allowed at the beginning & ending dinners. He was wonderful and it was sad he wasn't at the farewell meal at the Radisson Europa.

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Operator SmarTours

Trip Was Wonderful

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Our tour guide Victor was amazing and Our bus driver was very competent. The places we stayed were great and the food was delicious. Thank you!

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Operator SmarTours

Review of Tropical Costa Rica

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Service rating : Everything was perfect. Very well thought through and well organized. Lots to see. The tour guide was terrific. Very respectful and knowledgeable. Product : The 9-11 memorial was something else. I loved the subway. The city tour was lots of fun. Had good time.

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Operator Collette

Review of Tropical Costa Rica

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Service rating : It was awesome, great tours great food great transportation and Matt was wonderful learned a lot meet great people Product : This was a wonderful trip...Loved it, it was perfect

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Operator Collette

Review of Tropical Costa Rica

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Service rating : Yes. Everything was organized well and the guide was outstanding. It was a wonderful tour of New York. Product : It was a great tour. The guide was excellent and the time was used well. We went to a lot of fun places and meaningful places. Loved it!

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