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Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park - Destination Services Costa Rica
10 days

Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park

Start and end in San Jose
Tour Operator:
Destination Services Costa Rica
Max group size:
30
Age range:
10 to 99
Operated in:
English, Spanish
Tour id:
103840
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Highlights

  • See unique flora and fauna in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Fall in love with the serene beaches of Manuel Antonio
  • Relax on golden beaches spotting turtles in Tortuguero

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Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the Adventure tour Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVAL SAN JOSE
  2. Day 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)
  3. Day 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
  4. Day 4: TORTUGUERO – ARENAL (210km – 5 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)
  5. Day 5: ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
  6. Day 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)
  7. Day 7: MONTEVERDE
  8. Day 8: MONTEVERDE – MANUEL ANTONIO (185 km – 3 hrs)
  9. Day 9: MANUEL ANTONIO
  10. Day 10: MANUEL ANTONIO – DEPART SAN JOSE (160km – 3 hrs)
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  • Accommodation
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  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Lodge
2 nights

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    · February 18th, 2021
    Fantastic Tour. Very well organized by the local people and also the agency. You really get to see Costa Rica‘s best sights.
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    Trip date: February 2021
  • ES
    · March 8th, 2020
    The transfers were always on time and everything went like clockwork until the last day. We upgraded to 4 star ..but only 1 Hotel Arenal Springs, felt like a 4 star. Any time I contacted Destination Services by email they were very quick to respond.... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Esther, It was a pleasure to assist you on this vacation, we are glad everything goes according to the clockwork. Feel free to contact us on any future trip. Best regards, Destination Services Team.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • MZ
    · March 8th, 2020
    A nice overview of Costa Rica with many available activities. Just what we wanted.
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Marvin, Thank you for your comment. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed this tour with us. I hope your next trip is just around the corner. Contact us for your next trip, we would be more than happy to assist you. Regards, Destination... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • BR
    · March 3rd, 2020
    The Essential Costa Rica Tour was wonderful. We chose it because it included travel to both the Pacific Coast (Manuel Antonia area) and the Caribbean (Tortuguero National Park), and volcano area near Arenal as well as the Cloud Forest, Monteverde. We... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Beth, Thank you for your comments. we are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed this tour with us. I hope your next trip is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with. Destination Services Team.
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    Trip date: January 2020
  • RG
    · February 26th, 2020
    Excellent tour from start to finish. Good communication throughout. The upgraded hotels were all excellent. All of the connections went smoothly, and the guides supplied were all very professional and knowledgeable. Breakfasts included is a nice bonus,... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Ruth, Good communication is important so there is a correct fluidity throughout the tour. Thank you for traveling with TourRadar and Destination Services, it was a pleasure to assist you. Feel free to contact us for future trips. Destination... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park reviewer 6
    · February 23rd, 2020
    What made our trip so memorable and good were the guides. One could see that they were passionate about their job...passionate about preserving the wild life and really loved their country. Valentine in Tortuguerro was exceedingly knowledgeable about... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Dana, Thank you for your honest opinion. We have sent your good comments to the guides you enjoy during the tour. We hope you give us another chance to show you that we are always improving. Best regards. Destination Services Team.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park reviewer 7
    · February 22nd, 2020
    Tourradar you provided us with an Amazing experience. We received excellent service and the places we stayed and visited were all top rated. Thanks so much for your excellent planning and services.
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Patricia Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to know that our product made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you soon. Destination Services Team.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • CL
    · February 16th, 2020
    The only down side was the hotel rustic lodge did not have a pool and all meals provided. I am a huge pool person so that was a disappointment. Having to walk to the other hotel to use their pool. It would of been nice to have been given a choice as... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Carole, Thanks for your comments, if we had known that you really wanted a pool in Monteverde we would have made an effort to get you an option, in Monteverde it only included breakfast. Without a doubt we will take your comments into account to... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • BN
    · February 15th, 2020
    From the airport pickup in San Jose to drop off at the end of our 10 day trip, this was a wonderful vacation. The hotels/lodges were great, drivers & guides were professional & friendly, tours and itinerary, super. This was an amazing way to experience... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Barbara, thanks for your comments, Nothing better than knowing that this was an amazing experience for you. That's why we work really hard to offer the best destinations in our country. It will be a pleasure to receive it in a future occasion.... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • YH
    · February 14th, 2020
    My husband and I had 10 day trip through your company. We enjoyed our trip majority time. The tour is well organized and all pick up driver arrived in time. Three out of four hotels were very good for standard measurements. The only hotel we didn't... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Yiping, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us. We are very excited to know that you enjoyed your trip. We will share your comments with Hotel Villa Bosque as we always want to offer the best product to our travelers. Best... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020

Dates & Availability

10 days
Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park
From San Jose to San Jose
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    • 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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    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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