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Best of Costa Rica - World Expeditions

Best of Costa Rica

8 days
Start and end in San Jose
Tour Operator:
World Expeditions
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Age range:
16 to 80
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US $1,750
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Start and end in San Jose! With the Wildlife tour Best of Costa Rica, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. Best of Costa Rica includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive San José
  2. Day 2: To Tortuguero
  3. Day 3: Tortuguero Canals
  4. Day 4: Arenal
  5. Day 5: Monteverde
  6. Day 6: Monteverde Cloud forest and Sky Tram & Sky walk
  7. Day 7: Return to San Jose
  8. Day 8: Trip concludes in San Jose
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What's Included

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  • Insurance
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Operated by World Expeditions


World Expeditions is a multi-award winning pioneer of the adventure holidays travel industry. Starting in Nepal in 1975, the company now offers small group adventures to all seven continents, with a variety of activities on offer including trekking, rafting, cycling, mountaineering, wildlife safaris and more. Widely recognised for ground breaking Responsible Tourism initiatives, their award winning Community Project Travel Program helps to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most remote communities. With the support of some of the world's most experienced and respected adventurers, including mountaineers Peter Hillary and Tim Macartney-Snape working with us as specialist guides, World Expeditions’ has helped shape the adventure travel industry standards since its inception almost four decades ago. Their all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences. In 2019, they were crowned the Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year by ther peers at The Travel Awards in Sydney. Whether you’re looking for an active trip to a bucket-list destination, or a cultural exploration of some of the world’s gems, there’s an adventure waiting for you.

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  • Best of Costa Rica reviewer 1
    · January 5th, 2021
    Great tour you really do get to experience the best of Costa Rica.
    World Expeditions commented on this review
    thanks for your feedback, Daniel!
    Trip date: December 2020
  • RC
    · May 1st, 2019
    Was amazing, safe and fun
    Trip date: April 2019
  • MP
    · January 5th, 2019
    Transportation was perfect - on time, etc. Park Inn in San Jose was great. Tortuguero guide Alex was amazing; Entire Tortuguero experience was perfect. Arenal was disappointing. With less than 24 hours there, no excursions were reserved so we... Show more
    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback, Melissa. It’s great to hear that you loved Costa Rica and you enjoyed your trip. We were sorry to read that the hotel Magic Mountain did not meet your expectations. This is not one of our standard properties we use on this... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
  • GR
    · December 31st, 2018
    Excellent accommodations except Hotel Bosque in Monteverde. Grounds were beautiful but rooms were old and need updating. Breakfast was late starting and not especially good. Needed to put out salsa and not run out of pineapple. Oscar, our cloud... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · April 5th, 2018
    Transports were always on time. Hotels were nice, clean.
    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Appreciate you sharing your feedback with others. Thank you once again for choosing to travel with World Expeditions.
    Trip date: March 2018
  • MM
    · March 31st, 2018
    Very well organized tour! All the modes of transportation was on time and excellent! We were in comfortable vans, large buses, and various boats. All of our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The hotel accommodation was excellent. Breakfasts were... Show more
    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback!
    Trip date: March 2018
  • SP
    · January 27th, 2018
    The Best of Costa Rica tour intention is great and to experience upper north east of the country.
    Trip date: January 2018

Dates & Availability

8 days
Best of Costa Rica
From San Jose to San Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents. All accommodations will be fairly central and of a comfortable 3* standard.

    • Can you arrange a pre/post accommodation?

      We would be able to book additional nights for you also if you like. Please note that if you are travelling solo, there will be a surcharge for the single person doing this trip on their own. Please contact us for this.

    • What is the maximum number of people on this tour?

      World Expedition's maximum group size for this tour is 16 passengers but they typically average about 10 passengers on most of their tours.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this tour is 18 - 80. World Expeditions generally attracts a variety of travellers of all different ages. That being said, Costa Rica typically attracts the younger adventurer traveller.

    • Do I need travel insurance?

      Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers taking this tour. We highly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance. By having comprehensive coverage you do not need to worry about emergencies that can happen any time, anywhere, before or during your travels.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      There is no mandatory single supplement on this tour, as travellers can be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same sex for no additional cost. This is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience! If you would prefer a little more privacy, a single supplement can be paid, the cost of which can be viewed on the booking page.

    • Does this tour require a specific level of fitness?

      This tour involves little extended activity and is suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health.The itinerary may take place in remote areas (with basic facilities) and may involve long travel days on various types of transport. Sightseeing may be conducted on foot and all participants should be capable of carrying their own luggage.

    • How far will the hikes be on a typical day?

      Hiking included on the tour will typically last 1-3 hours.

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    Good to Know

    • 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.

      Type A
      Costa Rica
      Type 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 14th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 14th, 2023, a minimum payment of $500 is required to confirm your booking with World Expeditions. 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 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and World Expeditions will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "World Expeditions" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.


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