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Basic Costa Rica - G Adventures
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Rebecca "I really enjoyed this tour! Two weeks gave more than enough time to explore Costa Rica. The pace of the itinerary was right with a lot of chilled time on the beach and enough time to do plenty of activities in Monteverde and La Fortuna. The guide (Estaban) was exceptional with a large amount of local knowledge. I felt the price was very reasonable for the offering and the only slight amendment I w..."
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San Jose
Destinations
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San Jose
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Highlights

Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Basic Costa Rica, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. Basic Costa Rica is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Active

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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 1
    Written on April 5, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I really enjoyed the trip and the experience overall. The activities were fun, the people were great, and the nature was beautiful. It will not be a trip I forget and will be recommending my friends to come to Costa Rica. My criticism though, are as followed. The accommodations varied wildly from place to place, which can be improved, but it didn't spoil the experience. I do feel that some of the Itinerary should be updated for seasons, for example, it should be emphasized that white water rafting is better done in some seasons from than others. Also, if possible, signups for activities, or a more specific list of activities should be given at the beginning of the trip, not the minute we enter a new location.
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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 2
    Written on February 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I travelled on the Basic Costa Rica tour in January 2017 and it was absolutely brilliant- perfect for a solo traveller. As part of the YOLO selection of tours, the group age range was 21-36 which worked brilliantly as there was a great group dynamic. Our guide was really well informed and added loads of extra experiences to the trip. The trip was basic (as advertised) and accommodation was mostly multishare in hostels/very basic hotels, the quality of the rooms provided varied quite a lot within the group. Transfers were all great and our guide upgraded us to private transportation for the group on a number of occasions, which was perfect. 2-3 days in each location gave good time to experience the destination and was a good travel pace. Overall- loved it!
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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 3
    Written on January 20, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The trip was fantastic! Adri was the best ceo I have had so far, very energetic, great recommendations and always up for a good time. The only downfall was the hotel in Monteverde was not the best accommodation and it needs some updates. Otherwise all the accommodations were great!
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  • RH
    Written on May 20, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed this tour! Two weeks gave more than enough time to explore Costa Rica. The pace of the itinerary was right with a lot of chilled time on the beach and enough time to do plenty of activities in Monteverde and La Fortuna. The guide (Estaban) was exceptional with a large amount of local knowledge. I felt the price was very reasonable for the offering and the only slight amendment I would make is to stay in accommodation with air conditioning
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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 5
    Written on March 12, 2012
    4.0 - Good

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  3. Days 3-4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  4. Day 5 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/La Fortuna
  5. Days 6-7 La Fortuna
  6. Day 8 La Fortuna/Monteverde
  7. Day 9 Monteverde
  8. Day 10 Monteverde/Sámara
  9. Days 11-12 Sámara
  10. Day 13 Sámara/San José
  11. Day 14 San José

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • November 1, 2016

      What time shouldI I arrive on Day 1?

      You can arrive at any time on the first day because it is just an arrival day.

    • October 1, 2016

      What are the National Geographic Tours with G Adventures?

      The National Geographic tours of G Adventures are designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places they explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam.

    • May 1, 2016

      I will be flying from the uk and need to know which airport to travel to, as there appear to be 2 airports.

      There are two international airports, however as your trip starts and ends in San Jose, so Juan Santamaría International Airport (JSO) is the airport you are after.

      It is the main International airport for the San Jose region. The other is way up in the north.

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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.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 July 2018 the full payment of $999 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $999 for Basic Costa Rica, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 659 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 149 km
    • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
    • 231 km
    • Volcan Arenal (Costa Rica)
    • 5 km
    • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
    • 29 km
    • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
    • 88 km
    • Playa Samara (Costa Rica)
    • 158 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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