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Highlights of Costa Rica - Explore!
9 days

Highlights of Costa Rica

From San Jose to San Jose
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US $1,770
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  • Admire the classic cone-shape wonder of Arenal
  • Discover sloths, monkeys, frogs and spectacular birdlife
  • Search for beautiful quetzal in a cloud forest reserve


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

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  • 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
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    · 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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9 days
Highlights of Costa Rica
From San Jose to San Jose
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    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
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    • 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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