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Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (Parador) - Explore!
15 days

Costa Rica - Coast to Coast (Parador)

From San Jose to San Jose
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $3,780
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start trip in San Jose
  2. Day 2: Visit the Irazu volcano; try cheese at a local dairy farm
  3. Day 3: Free day; optional white water rafting
  4. Day 4: Journey by bus and boat to Tortuguero National Park
  5. Day 5: Full day to explore the park searching for wildlife
  6. Day 6: Drive to Sarapiqui; Visit La Tirimbina for a chocolate tour
  7. Day 7: Walk in Sarapiqui's rainforest; drive to Arenal
  8. Day 8: Search for wildlife in Arenal; afternoon cooking lesson
  9. Day 9: Free day to explore Arenal
  10. Day 10: Drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; evening night walk
  11. Day 11: Nature walk in the cloud forest searching for wildlife; optional zip wire
  12. Day 12: Drive south to the Pacific Coast
  13. Day 13: Explore Manuel Antonio National Park's forest and beaches
  14. Day 14: Free morning; return to San Jose by bus
  15. Day 15: Trip ends in San Jose
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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      Customer Reviews

      • Overall Rating
        Good
        4.0
      • Itinerary
        Good
        4.0
      • Guide
        Excellent
        4.5
      • Transport
        Rather poor
        2.0
      • Accommodation
        Good
        4.0
      • 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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