Costa Rica Tours & Trips 2020

98 trips to Costa Rica tours from 127 tour companies. 1,928 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 Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on 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.
Mixed 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.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Stride Gives Back Stride Gives Back This trip visits a destination impacted by climate change. When you opt in to the Travelstride Gives Back program, we will donate 10% of our net revenue to organizations that help mitigate climate change in these destinations and across the globe. Learn more

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Costa Rica Explorer

Great Value Vacations
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12 days
$ 141 / day
$ 1,686
From : $ 2,276
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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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Tropical Costa Rica - 2021

Collette
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 174 / day
$ 1,569
From : $ 1,930
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- 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.
  • Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery.
  • Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden.
  • 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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Natural Costa Rica

Great Value Vacations
Premier
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5 days
$ 240 / day
$ 1,202
From : $ 1,623
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 7 days!
  • Full-day Tortuga Island Tour, with light breakfast, lunch, cruise & tour
  • Full-day Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs Tour
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, San José, Costa Rica
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Tropical Costa Rica - 2022

Collette
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 152 / day
$ 1,369
From : $ 1,684
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- 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.
  • Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery.
  • Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden.
  • 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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Costa Rica Family Holiday

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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10 days
$ 204 / day
$ 2,080
From : $ 2,808
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : 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. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Go beyond a biology lesson and immerse yourself in nature, from spotting rare birds in Monteverde to listening for the evocative call of howler monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Harvest produce and come together to cook a rustic meal from scratch during a homestay with family in an agricultural community.
  • Get active on guided walks through forest and jungle, plus an incredible canopy walk along suspended bridges in Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.
  • Family holidays aren’t always relaxing, but this trip offers plenty of opportunities to take it slow in thermal springs and pools and on beaches.
  • 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: Leaving My Footprint

Great Value Vacations
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8 days
$ 255 / day
$ 2,037
From : $ 2,750
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit to Obras del Espiritu Santo
  • Full-day Maleku Reserve Tour
  • Volunteer Program Tour at Proyecto Asis
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, San José, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica: A World of Nature featuring Tortuguer ...

Collette
Preferred
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13 days
$ 181 / day
$ 2,349
From : $ 2,889
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- 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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Classic Costa Rica

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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15 days
$ 116 / day
$ 1,530
From : $ 1,975
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Swap the concrete jungle for real jungle on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to exotic animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them all.
  • Go deeper than the average tourist with a homestay in a quiet agricultural community; the perfect opportunity to experience local life and practice your Spanish.
  • Refresh after jungle hikes spotting endemic wildlife in the rejuvenating hot springs of volcanic La Fortuna.
  • Begin and end your trip in Costa Rica’s lively capital, San Jose, where you’ll see a more urban side of the country.
Visits:
Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste

Trafalgar
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10 days
$ 295 / day
$ 2,954
From : $ 2,996
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : 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. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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 Tamarindo Beach
  • VIEW Arenal Volcano
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE
  • Hidden Treasures
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Visits:
Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Adventure: White Water Rafting, Zip L ...

Great Value Vacations
Premier
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8 days
$ 170 / day
$ 1,356
From : $ 1,831
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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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Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Mangroves & Beaches

Great Value Vacations
Premier
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9 days
$ 204 / day
$ 1,839
From : $ 2,483
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Watch smoke and steam rise from Poas Volcano, one of Costa Rica's largest and most active volcanoes!
  • Get your adrenaline pumping in the Arenal Volcano area which has an abundance of activities from zip lining to hiking.
  • Explore ecological wetlands and mangroves at Rancho Humo and spot a variety of birds like egrets and herons.
  • Explore the Guanacaste province and see why Northwestern Costa Rica truly has it all!
  • Travel by car to the most beautiful waterfall in Costa Rica, Llanos de Cortes, and take a dip in the pond.
Visits:
Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, San José, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica: Raft, Surf & Kayak

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 242 / day
$ 1,645
From : $ 2,110
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- 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 Wonders with Tortuguero & Guanacaste

11 days
$ 172 / day
$ 1,889
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 1- 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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Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
22 days
$ 304 / day
$ 6,690
From : $ 7,225
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : 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. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. 2- 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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Highlights of Costa Rica

8 days
$ 300 / day
$ 2,399
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • A canal safari along the pristine waterways of Tortuguero National Park reveals a stunning variety of tropical flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy splendid volcano views from the relaxing mineral springs of your Arenal resort!
  • Personalize your trip with the included guided adventure of your choice at Arenal.
  • Travelers love our resorts in Arenal and the wide range of activities available... So feel free to addd extra nights here – or at any of our fine resorts and lodges!
  • Manuel Antonio is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks... Let our expert naturalist guide reveal the many natural wonders of this pristine coastal reserve.
Visits:
Arenal Hot Springs, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
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Top Costa Rica Experiences and Attractions

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.

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Costa Rica Trip Reviews

1,928 Costa Rica Tour Reviews - Summary 95% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 1,624
Great 185
Average 34
Disappointing 18
Terrible 67
Value
4.7
Guide
4.7
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.7
Transportation
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Meals
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ACIS- lack of integrity and class- Parents beware

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

What a disappointment this company is. After placing a deposit in early 2020, of course the trips to Australia were cancelled the next two years because of covid. Many companies that were in a similar situation offered full refunds and offered options to customers; not so with ACIS. Two years later with my daughter now in college and no visibility into the craziness in Australia the trip wont happen for her. Whether ACIS got PPP money or not, the right thing to do is to refund money for a service / experience you can't provide. I see many others are frustrated with similar experiences. A class action suit against the company may be the only way to go to get their attention. Do the right thing; it will pay off for you in the long term versus trying to give people the shaft today. What goes around comes around....

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Operator ACIS

Great Service and Partnership

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

To say that planning a trip in the midst of a pandemic is challenging is definitely an understatement. It is in these times that ACIS truly shines! My interactions with ACIS staff have just given so much confidence that I can seriously say I am able to "seat back and relax" knowing that we are in such good hands.

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Operator ACIS

Convention to Budapest

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

I recently traveled on a teacher convention to Budapest Hungary. This was my 8th convention and probably the most amazing one ever. The trip was perfectly planned, the ACIS staff and the tour leader Peter Ede were exceptional! Everyone was so happy to be back traveling, and of course, Budapest is always fun and breathtaking!

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Operator ACIS

Hi James,

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Hi James,
We are counting down the days until we can travel abroad! I must say this “I CAN’T WAIT TO
TRAVEL AGAIN”!
My friends and I are planning to visit a foreign country, and we have not come to a mutual
agreement on which country to visit. As you know, we are cash strapped. As a seasoned traveller,
can you please suggest a budget-friendly tourist destination, the best mode of transport to use
and the duration of stay?
Bye! I am looking forward to your reply.
Regards,
Loli

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Operator ACIS

Natalie in support was amazing

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

Natalie in support was amazing! she helped me find my problem ASAP!

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Operator ACIS

Thanks ACIS

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

I have been traveling with ACIS for more than 20 years and I believe that it’s a truly outstanding company. ACIS has done a terrific job during these difficult times. The professionalism, experience, and dedication of the staff has enabled the company to overcome challenges and to continue offering the best travel experiences in the industry. I’m very much looking forward to our continuing work together!

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Operator ACIS

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Now you can find, compare, and share trips from 1,000+ operators and expert trip planners. Unlike most travel agencies and websites that only show options from large companies that pay big commissions, we show you all the options we can gather, and we’re adding more all the time. We want you to have all the available information to find your perfect trip, no matter who it’s with. Whether you’re looking for a short weekend getaway or a multi-country expedition, you can find it on Travelstride. About us.

Use Travelstride to:
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Search thousands of itineraries and match your style and budget.
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Compare local experts with renowned tour operators side by side.
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Save money as a Travelstride member (it's free), with exclusive deals & rebates.
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...to foster a community connecting travelers to wonderful places, people, & experiences. Learn more.

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