4.6
3 reviews
Highlights of Costa Rica - Explore!
9 days

Highlights of Costa Rica

From San Jose to San Jose
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124389
From
US $1,770
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Highlights

  • Admire the classic cone-shape wonder of Arenal
  • Discover sloths, monkeys, frogs and spectacular birdlife
  • Search for beautiful quetzal in a cloud forest reserve

Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the wildlife tour Highlights of Costa Rica, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 12 other destinations in Costa Rica. Highlights of Costa Rica includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in San Jose
    Start point Say hello at the Quality Real Hotel, San José, San José, Costa Rica 16:00
  2. Day 2: Visit the Poas Volcano; try out traditional oxcart painting
  3. Day 3: Volcano hike in Arenal; free afternoon with options including wildlife spotting
  4. Day 4: Lunch with a family in Nuevo Arenal; drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  5. Day 5: Nature walk in the cloud forest searching for wildlife; free afternoon
  6. Day 6: Drive south to Manuel Antonio National Park
  7. Day 7: Explore Manuel Antonio's wildlife and beaches
  8. Day 8: Free day in Manuel Antonio National Park
  9. Day 9: Travel back to San Jose International Airport where the trip ends
    End point Say goodbye from the Quality Real Hotel, San José, San José, Costa Rica 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
  • M
    · Travelled Feb 2020
    More wildlife spotting and less volcano exploration than I was anticipating on this trip. A couple of long days on a coach punctuated by piling out when the guide spotted some wildlife. Fairly gentle paced, I would have appreciated some longer and... Read more
  • N
    · Travelled Dec 2019
    A jam-packed itinerary without ever feeling rushed. Costa Rica is an amazing country with so much to see and experience.
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Naomi, Lovely to hear that you had such a great time and thoroughly enjoyed Costa Rica which has so much to offer. Many thanks The Explore Team
  • A
    · Travelled Nov 2018
    Due to the group size being small – only eight of us – it was fairly easy to come to a consensus as to what we wanted to do when all options were presented. On one day the weather was exceptionally wet and our guide made a sensible safety decision not... Read more
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Dates & Availability

9 days
Highlights of Costa Rica
From San Jose to San Jose
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Good to Know

  • About the country

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 2 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 2 May 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. 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 65 days 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 Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Explore! tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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