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Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste - Destination Services Costa Rica

Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste

10 days
4.4
(19)
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:
103870
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Highlights

  • Relax on golden beaches and spot turtles in Tortuguero
  • Admire the most beautiful volcano in the country, Arenal
  • Discover abundant native flora and fauna in Monteverde

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Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the Active Adventure tour Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste, 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 Guanacaste 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 – PACIFIC COAST (190km – 4 hrs)
  9. Day 9: PACIFIC COAST
  10. Day 10: PACIFIC COAST – DEPART SAN JOSE (160km – 3 hrs)
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  • Accommodation
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Lodge
4 nights

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  • ES
    · June 11th, 2022
    Tour Radar did a great job putting together a trip for my family. Everything went as planned and we are this service as a great value.
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    Trip date: May 2022
  • Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste reviewer 2
    · May 11th, 2022
    A little aprehensive on 1st day with no tour leader... but ran better that clockwork, a few natural obstacles overcome. Good hotels, transport , drivers AND OUTSTANDING GUIDES.....A THEN THERE WAS THE WILDS OF COSTA RICA AND ITS PEOPLES ....
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
    Trip date: March 2022
  • Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste reviewer 3
    · March 16th, 2022
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    Trip date: February 2022
  • Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste reviewer 4
    · March 8th, 2022
    A good tour with 4 completely different ecosystems. A couple of long travel days.
    Trip date: February 2022
  • V
    · July 27th, 2021
    Very good , to be recommended. Sometimes the communication took longer. But all in all as planned and expected. Rental car went well
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Vicente! Thanks so much for your review! We are really happy that you liked our country and enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again soon in Costa Rica. Pura Vida
    Trip date: July 2021
  • RM
    · July 18th, 2021
    This is our second trip through Tour Radar. What we love is they always pair us with a local company who are experts in their areas. Destination Services far exceeded our expectations for our trip. From the beginning Paola was amazing to work with.... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hi Robin! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your trip so much, that is always our ultimate goal. I do agree with you, Paola is a rockstar! I will definetely share it with her We will be happy to receive you here again.... Show more
    Trip date: June 2021
  • RN
    · March 2nd, 2020
    Costa Rica is a nice place to visit, itinerary was good. Transportation service was excellent overall, very prompt. Evergreen lodge with its rustic cabins is a new and good experience for us. Poco a Poco, of course was the nicest (most modern). Arenal... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Rebecca, We thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback of your trip. I am very sorry to hear that your accomodation did not meet expectations. All your comments are essential to improve our service. We will ensure that your... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • RC
    · February 21st, 2020
    All our accommodations were excellent. All transitions were seamless. Guides throughout were knowledgeable and proficient. Andre’s support and swift responses were appreciated. Trip went without a hitch. We would use Touradar again, and recommend it... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Ruth, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our services to other travelers. I am sure that all our people enjoyed attending to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!! Destination Services Team.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • AF
    · February 21st, 2020
    We had a great time, but not without some stress and disorganization from the tour company. All of the guides for our planned activities were excellent, informative professionals and each activity or tour we did was beautiful and worth it. However, I... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hi Andrea, thanks for taking the time to give us your comments. We offer you a welcome letter with our contact numbers for any emergency, I believe that if we had been contacted we would have been able to help you and you will not have felt alone.... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • AH
    · February 16th, 2020
    Superbly organized. Excellent way to see a good part of Costa Rica.
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Amy, Wow! Thank you very much for the great comments you give us. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We hope to see you again at Costa Rica very soon. Best regards, Destination Services Team
    Trip date: February 2020

Dates & Availability

10 days
Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste
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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    • For any tour departing before August 31st, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 31st, 2022, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Destination Services Costa Rica. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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