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Classic Costa Rica - Intrepid Travel
15 days

Classic Costa Rica

From San Jose to San Jose
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4091
From
US $1,735
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Highlights

  • Descend to the Caribbean lowlands by bus and boat to Tortuguero National Park
  • Travel to Sarapiqui in the heart of Costa Rica's banana growing region
  • Visit a small town of La Fortuna and most famous volcano - the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Walking tour through the Monteverde National Park
  • Explore exotic wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park

Itinerary

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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
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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        • 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
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        • 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
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        • 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
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          ourguide hermewas awesomewent out of his way to accomadate everyone.the group gelled and worked great.
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          This was my 6th Intrepid trip, and I give this score because the itinery and tour leader were good. I enjoy staying with locals and learning more about them. I felt very lucky to be travelling with a lovely crowd, who were kind, thoughtful and fun.
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          I had a good experience on my previous Intrepid trip 6 years ago,but this felt very different. Although we covered a variety of places, I didn't feel the trip was good value for money. I didn't expect it to be as touristy as it was and thought there... Show more
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • Classic Costa Rica reviewer 10
          March 23, 2019
          This tour of Costa Rica was amazing! My only issue was the time that seemed wasted on the first few days getting to and from Tortugero. Intrepid really should have private transport for this leg of the journey because we spent a lot of time on public... Show more
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          Trip date: February 2019

        Availability

        15 days
        Classic Costa Rica
        From San Jose to San Jose
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        FAQs

          • 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

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            Visa

            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.

            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.
          • Payment information
            • For any tour departing before 12 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 12 February 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 60 days 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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