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Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City - Destination Services Costa Rica
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Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City

13 days
4.7
(3)
Start and end in San Jose
Tour Operator:
Destination Services Costa Rica
Max group size:
30
Age range:
10 to 99
Operated in:
English, Spanish
Tour id:
172375
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Highlights

  • Let loose in the busy beachside resort of Tamarindo
  • See unique flora and fauna in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Stroll through the historic neighbourhoods of San Jose

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Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the Explorer tour Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVAL SAN JOSE
  2. Day 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)
  3. Day 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
  4. Day 4: TORTUGUERO – ARENAL (210km – 5 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)
  5. Day 5: ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
  6. Day 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)
  7. Day 7: MONTEVERDE
  8. Day 8: MONTEVERDE – PACIFIC COAST (190km – 4 hrs)
  9. Day 9: PACIFIC COAST - TAMARINDO
  10. Day 13: DEPARTURE SAN JOSÉ AIRPORT
  11. Day 11: TAMARINDO
  12. Day 12: TAMARINDO – SAN JOSÉ (250km – 4.5hrs)
  13. Day 10: TAMARINDO
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Customer Reviews

  • Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City reviewer 1
    · March 29th, 2021
    This tour was a wonderful way to experience four different areas of Costa Rica, all very beautiful!
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Dear Shannon, Many thanks for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed this tour with us. Contact us for your next trip, we would be more than happy to assist you. Regards, Destination Services Costa Rica Team
    Trip date: March 2021
  • SS
    · February 24th, 2020
    From start to finish our trip was fantastic!! Everywhere we stayed was wonderful and transportation was always on time. The included activities (rainforest hikes, canal tour, etc. were great. The guides were so knowledgeable and had a great eye for... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Stephanie, Thank for your comments, it makes us very happy that you had a lovely vacations. Let us know if we may assist you in a future holiday. Best regards, Destination Services Team.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • PH
    · February 16th, 2020
    The tour was extremely well organized. All drivers were prompt, professional and courteous. All the rooms were clean and surpassed our expectations. All the guides on the excursions were extremely knowledgeable and passionate on their subjects. The... Show more
    Destination Services Costa Rica commented on this review
    Hello Patricia, We are very excited to know that you enjoyed this tour, Thank you for choosing TourRadar and Destination Services and spend some of your time sharing your impressions. We hope to see you again if you ever returns to this amazing place!... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020

Dates & Availability

13 days
Essential Costa Rica with extension to Guanacaste, Tamarindo Beach & San José City
From San Jose to San Jose
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  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
    Costa Rica
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

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  • 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
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    • For any tour departing before November 25th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after November 25th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Destination Services Costa Rica. 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 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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