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Classic Costa Rica - Intrepid Travel
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15 days

Classic Costa Rica

Start and end in San Jose
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Intrepid Travel
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US $1,620
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  • Descend to the Caribbean lowlands to Tortuguero National Park
  • Visit small town La Fortuna and the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Monteverde National Park on a walking tour
  • Discover exotic wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park

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Start and end in San Jose! With the adventure tour Classic Costa Rica, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 13 other destinations in Costa Rica. Classic Costa Rica includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: San Jose
  2. Day 2: Tortuguero National Park
  3. Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
  4. Day 4: Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
  5. Day 5: Rio Celeste
  6. Day 6: Rio Celeste
  7. Day 7: La Fortuna
  8. Day 8: La Fortuna
  9. Day 9: Lake Arenal / Monteverde
  10. Day 10: Monteverde
  11. Day 11: Manuel Antonio
  12. Day 12: Manuel Antonio
  13. Day 13: Manuel Antonio
  14. Day 14: San Jose
  15. Day 15: San Jose
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

7 nights
1 night
6 nights

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  • JA
    · March 21, 2020
    Fantastic trip. Excellent tour leader, Imalay, great variety of places visited and good standard of accommodation. Thoroughly recommend.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for you kind words Jane.
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Classic Costa Rica reviewer 2
    · March 15, 2020
    Our guide Pedro exceeded all expectations! A very complete tour going around Costa Rica, lots of different activities, early and late wake ups, quiet and busy days, physical and calm days, and hot and cold!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Pauline, thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • GL
    · January 06, 2020
    Great guide. Great wildlife
    Trip date: December 2019
  • B
    · January 06, 2020
    Do not book any extra nights or transportation to the airport with Intrepid. If you have a change of plans they will not refund your money if you don't cancel 30 days in advance.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Beth, We are sorry that we were unable to refund you any money on your additional services. We do book and pay for these services with our local operators 30 days prior to departure which is why we were unable to refund you. Should you want to... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Mauricio is such a fantastic guide - he couldn't be more helpful or work harder. The pace of the trip was great and the optional activities were also good.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Our tour guide, Mauricio, was very knowledgeable about the country, the places we were going, and the excursions. Not to mention he was very accommodating and incredibly patient and kind.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Overall the trips are well organised and exactly what we are looking for. In most instances we’d recommend to friends and family
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Some of the accommodation and lack of inclusions is reason I gave this score.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The trip was well planned and flowed very smoothly. Jamie was amazing. The hotel in Monte Verde wasn't a good hotel and I wasn't fully prepared for the cold weather (I wasn't warned beforehand).
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    My overall trip was marred by my journey to and from Costa Rica. This has nothing to do with Intrepid as it was a result of the drones that closed Gatwick.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

15 days
Classic Costa Rica
From San Jose to San Jose
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    • Can you give me a list of the Hotels used for this trip?

      The hotel lists for this tour will not be finalised until approximately 4-6 weeks from departure. However the accomodation is as follows:

      - Hotel (11 nights)
      - Lodge (2 nights)
      - Homestay (1 night)

      A trip note will be given, which will give you a little further information regarding accomodation and other important trip information.

    • Are all meals included?

      In relation to meals, the following meals are included in the cost of the tour:

      - 5 breakfasts
      - 1 dinner

      There is a section within the trip notes that will be given to you, that goes through the meal arrangement.

    • Will there be a difference in the price if I join a day after the tour started?

      You are welcome to join or leave the tour at anytime but this will not change the cost as these are pre-packaged itineraries.

    • Is the tour price for single occupancy?

      Yes, all tours are based on single occupancy, if you are a solo traveller we can pair you up with another traveller of the same gender. Otherwise a single supplement fee will be applied.

    • How many people will be in this tour?

      Intrepid specializes in small group tours so the maximum group size is 20 passengers.

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    Good to Know

    • About the country


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      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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before September 1st, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 1st, 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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