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12 Days in Costa Rica - Detours Travel
12 Days in Costa Rica - Detours Travel
Jose "I signed up for this trip on a whim after discovering Detours on the internet, reading the reviews and talking through with Miles, the Adventure Director. What attracted me was a small group of like-minded gay guys (mostly solo travelers) going on a travel adventure. After finishing the 12 day Costa Rica tour, I was not disappointed. There were multiple activities you can sign up for. Many in ..."
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+3
Ends
San Jose
Age Range
25 to 60 year olds
Excellent
29 reviews

Highlights

Start and end in San Jose! With the gay travel tour 12 Days in Costa Rica, you have a 12 day tour taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. 12 Days in Costa Rica includes accommodation as well as meals and more.

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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 1
    Written on December 13, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I didn't make too much of thought about the tour before the trip. It's a little bit too adventurous to my type. I had every positive experiences with my fellow travelers and especially our tour guide Dan during the trip. He was very caring, resourceful, attentive and thoughtful.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 2
    Written on December 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time with Detours Group tour, Dan was very accommodating with any request and was fun to be around him, I would recommend Dan as a tour guy to anyone interested, it was a relaxing but fun vacation at the same time, very laid back atmosphere.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 3
    Written on December 12, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    What can I say about my Detours trip? Amazing doesn't begin to describe it! Being my first solo group tour, I was a little apprehensive. Would I be able to do and see the things I wanted to do? Would I get along with everyone? Would I be getting up at some god-awful hour to be crammed onto a bus with every other tour group in the area? I shouldn't have worried. The guys at Detours have put together a tour that is, bar none, the best out there. There are some planned outings, but most of the time you do what you want and the tour leader, in our case Dan, would bend over backwards (sometimes literally) to make it happen. It felt more like taking a vacation with a group of your best friends rather than with a bunch of strangers. I made some great connections and even better friends. We've even started planning a little reunion later this year. If your even considering booking a trip with Detours, DO IT! You won't regret it for a second.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 4
    Written on March 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been telling all my friends that my Detours adventure to Costa Rica was a trip of a lifetime. Miles Mitchinson and our tour guide, Dan Clarke, were nothing short of amazing in putting together an incredible adventure. From the day I reserved my spot with Detours Travel, I knew that I would be in good hands and have a great time. Dan and Miles should be commended on their friendliness, outstanding customer service, attention to detail and commitment to ensuring their guests have the best time possible on vacation. I will definitely be booking again and highly recommend Detours Travel for anyone that is looking for an unforgettable experience.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 5
    Written on July 24, 2014
    1.0 - Bad

    For the best vacation take; one brilliant, patient, fun, enthusiastic guide, and twelve strangers. Visit in comfort various locations in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Dare yourself to do things that you'd never remotely consider doing. Not forgetting to enjoy the luxury of a private chief, take a night swim in one of many infinity pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean or chill in your own cabin under a volcano. Leave to enjoy for 12 days. Result 13 friends and extraordinary memories. If you're thinking about doing this trip, stop thinking, just book now while you can; you won't regret it. Like so many of my companions I'm already booking for a new location next year!
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 6
    Written on July 22, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an absolutely wonderful time on this trip. It was full of adventure, new places and friends. From the moment you arrive until you leave everything is organized for you. We stayed in a beautiful Villa, fun hotels and extraordinary cabins with views of a volcano. Our leader Dan did an amazing job. He takes care of everything. All you have to do is show up. I would sign up for another Detours trip in a heartbeat.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 7
    Written on July 22, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    A personalised and well organised trip by a real enthusiast that was just amazing.
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 8
    Written on July 20, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was a trip of a lifetime. Everything about it exceeded my expectations. It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. My favorite excursions were canyoneering, white water rafting, and zip lining. There was still plenty of time to relax by gorgeous beaches and infinity pools, and enjoy having a drink or meal with the awesome guys on the tour. It was a great experience getting to know everyone. Dan was a fantastic tour leader. He was organized, accommodating, patient, and a ton of fun. Miles did an awesome job of planning and organizing. He's built a great company. There's absolutely no way, I could have planned a vacation on my own that even remotely lived up to the one Dan and Miles helped me have through Detours. I'm still looking at pictures and feeling great days after getting home. Awesome!!!
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 9
    Written on July 19, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I signed up for this trip on a whim after discovering Detours on the internet, reading the reviews and talking through with Miles, the Adventure Director. What attracted me was a small group of like-minded gay guys (mostly solo travelers) going on a travel adventure. After finishing the 12 day Costa Rica tour, I was not disappointed. There were multiple activities you can sign up for. Many in our group chose the zip lining, white water rafting, canyoneering/waterfall rappelling. And there were several hikes through the rain forests so we can get up close and personal with the wildlife. With the lush and picturesque rain forests as backdrops, you can’t get any better than that. Our July trip was during the wet season…humid in some areas? Yes, but weather was never an issue for us. Lots of beach, pool, and hot tub time! And not to mention the unexpected bonuses of hot springs, a coffee plantation and others you can only appreciate by being there in person. Accommodations at our 4 locations were great but my favorite was the Private Villa (with the private chef) and the individual shacks at the Arenal Volcano area. Most importantly were the people in our group. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to have traveled with such an awesome group of 12 guys to share the experience. Big kudos to our fearless “G”lobal “A”dventurer “L”eader, Dan for guiding us along the way. For any future travelers traveling with Dan, he just simply rocks! As this was his first solo-lead trip, he did such a fantastic job! Not only was he soooooo patient with all of us, he was so authentic in wanting everyone to have a great time. I can go on and on, but there are just too many good memories to share. The best advice I have if you’re waiting to pull the trigger is to just go for it. You can make this trip as adventurous or as relaxing as you want. No pressure! And I guarantee you will have a great time. So, If anyone is inspired to sign up for a Detours adventure tour after reading this, then Bravo!!!..You made the right decision. I wish this company all the success in the world and I hope it continues to expand to serve more gay solo adventurer travelers out there. Pura Vida!
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  • 12 Days in Costa Rica reviewer 10
    Written on July 19, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    12 days of pure paradise! So many adventures and so much fun. Dan Clarke is a wonderful leader. Always smiling, always helpful, always goes out of his way to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Detours Travel is top notch all the way. Can not wait to go to Greece with Detours!!
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  • February 20, 2016

    Can I join this tour alone?

    If you come alone then you can be placed in a room with another solo traveler to share the room for your trip, and this does not cost any more. You also have the option of having your own private room for an extra $580.00 USD.

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    Aug 1, 2017
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    Aug 12, 2017
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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in San Jose.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Detours Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 March 2017 the full payment of $1,920 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1920 for 12 Days in Costa Rica, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Detours Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for Detours Travel : Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 337 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 79 km
    • Dominical (Costa Rica)
    • 35 km
    • Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 133 km
    • Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)
    • 91 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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