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Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (21dec) - Explore!
15 days

Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (21dec)

From San Jose to San Jose
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124499
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Highlights

  • See sloths, monkeys and brightly coloured frogs
  • Admire the classic cone-shaped volcanoes of Arenal
  • Cruise jungle waterways and explore rainforests
  • Share the white-sand beaches with sun-bathing iguanas
  • Search for the beautiful quetzal in Monteverde

Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (21dec), you have a 15 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (21dec) 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 tour in San Jose
    Start point Quality Real Hotel, Hotel Reception, Costado Este Forum, Autopista Próspero Fernández, San José, Costa Rica 19:00
  2. Day 2: Visit the Doka Coffee Estate; tour of San Jose
  3. Day 3: Drive to Turrialba; visit Guayabo
  4. Day 4: CATIE Agricultural Research Station optional visit
  5. Day 5: Travel by bus and boat to Tortuguero National Park
  6. Day 6: Full day to explore the park searching for wildlife
  7. Day 7: Journey by boat to Cano Blanco, drive to Arenal
  8. Day 8: Free day to explore
  9. Day 9: Travel to the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve
  10. Day 10: Nature walk in the cloudforest searching for wildlife
  11. Day 11: Free day; options include walks in the reserve
  12. Day 12: Drive south to Manuel Antonio National Park
  13. Day 13: Explore Manuel Antonio's wildlife and beaches
  14. Day 14: Travel back to Costa Rica's capital, San Jose
  15. Day 15: Tour ends San Jose
    End point Quality Real Hotel, Hotel reception, Costado Este Forum, Autopista Próspero Fernández, San José, Costa Rica 09:00
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What's Included

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

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Transport
    Rather poor
    2.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.9
  • Food
    Average
    3.0
  • 4.5
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    This was a well planned trip which we did enjoy although the unseasonally wet weather and a couple of damp rooms made part of the first week feel more like an endurance test than a holiday. Fortunately the good weather in the second week helped!
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    This was our first trip with explore and we are definately looking to do some more in the future. Very professional and well organised. If there are any discounts to encourage us the book please let me know.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    It was a real shame that the nature walks had so little nature I.e. limited numbers of birds and mammals. The parks/walks were probably over populated with visitors which meant a limited amount of wildlife.
    Trip date: December 2017
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Needs to be made clear that Costa Rica is not a cheap country, food and drink is quite expensive eg first hotel paid $5s for a small beer.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Forgot to mention that Jose was also very considerate and helpful with luggage even tho we were meant to be self sufficient
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    I want to go back to Costa Rica so thank you for giving us such a wonderful trip.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • FM
    February 24, 2019
    There were many days where a lot of time was spent driving to get to our next expedition and destination. We seemed to be going to out of the way places for meals that were average and expensive(it smelled of kickbacks). A lot of repetition in trail... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Frank, Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry that this trip didn’t rate highly for you as we would have liked. The accommodation and the itinerary overall is normally well received, so it’s a shame this wasn’t your experience. On reviewing the... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019

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15 days
Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (21dec)
From San Jose to San Jose
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