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

Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste

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 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
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Lodge
4 nights

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  • 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
  • NC
    · February 14th, 2020
    Everything was close to perfection except for transportation from the airport after meeting representative, then go through customs no ride was their so ended up taking a cab for $40.00. The only other improvement was when we were returning from... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hi Neil, Thank you for your goods comments. In fact, we coordinate to pick you up at the airport and our representative was always there, we think you both missed each other. Regarding the transfer from Tortuguero to Arenal, this must be direct,... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • JK
    · February 9th, 2020
    It was good over all. The ride from Tamarindo to San Jose was a bit long to get to the airport. Very heavy traffic and a few accidents on the way so we were worried that we wouldn’t get there in time. Otherwise all the other shuttle rides were very good... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Janette, sometimes in Costa Rica traffic is usually a bit heavy, so we properly coordinate our transfers. We are glad to know that our quality and prices were reasonable for you. Regards, Destination Services Team
    Trip date: January 2020
  • SB
    · September 7th, 2019
    For starters the package I had chosen with Tour Radar, was not as described. The last three days I had with the tour company did not provide any additional options. You are pretty much just wondering. When I first arrived to San Jose Airport, the... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    First, we are very sorry that you had that experience on your trip; it is not something that characterizes us as a company. The essential package with Guanacaste that you booked includes two leisure days at the end of the tour at the beach but we do... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • SD
    · September 3rd, 2019
    Excellent! Any questions were answered almost immediately and once we were in Costa Rica and wanted to make a change to our itinerary it was super easy to do
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Simone, First of all, thank you for your comments, it is a pleasure for us to assist you in everything within our reach. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any additional request or doubt. Best regards, Destination Services Team
    Trip date: August 2019
  • CR
    · July 19th, 2019
    The tour was really well organized and everything went smoothly. There’s no guide for the entire tour but I felt really confident in all of our accommodations and transportation. The guides for the activities were wonderful. This tour was a great one... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Courtney, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to express your experiences on the journey, and we are really pleased to realize that it was all successful and you enjoyed them a lot. We greatly appreciate your comments about our... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • AC
    · March 30th, 2019
    Alphonse "Fonzi" Arce was a wonderful guide, his thorough knowledge of all things Costa Rican was very helpful throughout. He was a consummate professional at all times, and went above and beyond to educate us how to really see and enjoy the nature and... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Alison, Thanks for your comments, we are glad to know that you really enjoy the nature and beauty of Costa Rica. Do not hesitate in contact us in case of any other request. Best regards, Destination Services Team.
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    Trip date: March 2019

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Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste
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  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
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  • Vaccines
    • 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.
  • Visa
    • 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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    • For any tour departing before May 5th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 5th, 2021, 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.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Destination Services Costa Rica will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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