Best of Costa Rica

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Best of Costa Rica - Intrepid Travel
Best of Costa Rica - Intrepid Travel
8 reviews
San Jose
San Jose


Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Best of Costa Rica, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Best of Costa Rica is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Boat, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Intrepid Travel


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: San Jose
  2. Day 2: Savegre
  3. Day 3: Savegre / Los Quetzales National Park
  4. Day 4: Corcovado
  5. Day 5: Corcovado
  6. Day 6: Manuel Antonio
  7. Day 7: Manuel Antonio
  8. Day 8: San Jose
  9. Day 9: San Jose

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

8 Reviews

Rather Poor
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  • S
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a great time. Not perfect. But a great way to see Costa Rica and, in my case, travelling alone.

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Accommodations were not as described. They were not what Intrepid describes as ""comfort"" level and the depart times each morning were 1 1/2 to 3 hours earlier that stated on the website and on the itinerary.

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  • B
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I was very satisfied with the trip, but I understand there were some last minute changes that weren't communicated, and fell short of what should have been a level of comfort that would normally have been expected.

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  • R
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    I had a fantastic trip. Bryan worked so hard to make sure everyone had the best trip possible.

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing and well run. All the locations were really interesting and gave a beautiful glimpse into the nature and people of Costa Rica.

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  • S
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was great. She was knowledgeable, patient and interactive.

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  • D
    Written on September 18, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    In comparison to other small travel groups, I don't think this trip measured up to the ""Comfort"" level accommodations that I paid for. While I understand that things like air conditioning aren't readily available in some rural areas and that critters will... Read more

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  • Best of Costa Rica reviewer 8
    Written on May 3, 2019
    2.0 - Rather poor

    First the standard of accommodation and included meals/excursions was not what I would expect on a comfort tour of this price. Secondly, whilst I was on time on the first day the guide left San Jose without me. The hotel staff and I were all really shocked... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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    • Do I need a visa for this tour?

      Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

    • Is travel insurance recommended?

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    • Is there a guide?

      A guide will accompany you on the tour.

    Ask a question logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Paul18th June 2019
      Whenever I had a question, I received a rapid response from both the tour operator as well as Tourradar. The site was easy to use and booking was not at all a hassle.



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    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Start and end in San Jose.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 328 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 62 km
    • Savegre (Costa Rica)
    • 13 km
    • Los Quetzales National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 98 km
    • Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 97 km
    • Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica)
    • 58 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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