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Costa Rica Adventure - G Adventures
Costa Rica Adventure - G Adventures
Brooke "The trip was one of the best I had ever taken - there is a guide with you to help with translation, finding activities, and making sure everything runs smoothly. GAdventures wants you to experince the culture and richness that the region has to offer and does it in a chairtable way. Plus you travel with a group of people from all over the world giving you a full on cultural experince. My trip was ..."
Excellent
11 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+8
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Explore the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Swim in the La Fortuna waterfall
  • Experience the Monteverde cloud forest
  • Visit a coffee cooperative in San Miguel
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Start and end in San Jose! With the in-depth cultural tour Costa Rica Adventure, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 8 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

11 Reviews

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Good
9%
Average
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  • DL
    Written on January 11, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Myself, my husband and daughter have just arrived home from the Costa Rica Adventure Tour from 21 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18. Unfortunately it is a holiday to remember for all the wrong reasons! The hotels varied from being totally unacceptable with no external windows and in poor repair to tired and disappointing and one was so bad that after one night we checked out and rebooked the remaining 2 nights, elsewhere. This caused us to question future hotels and when we checked reviews online, decided they were not to standard and rebooked a total of 6 nights away from the tour at a personal additional cost of $1800 as it was across the Xmas & New Year period. After rejoining the group afterwards, one member told us that the Magsasay Lodge was so bad that it should be knocked down and never rebuilt. The whole tour was a disappointment with our CEO being generally disinterested in what we wanted to get out of the trip. Interested only in booking (commission based?) extreme activities and gave minimal help with any other interests ie: horse riding, paddle boarding, wildlife.On asking where his next trip would be, he told me it was a National Geographical tour who wanted to learn about the country and wildlife - I was most insulted as we and most others would go on a trip to Costa Rica based on the bio-diversity and varied interesting wildlife and bird life - however, he would not know of our interest as he barely spoke to us to find out! Often the local drivers and guides were more interested, informative and friendly. To us, our CEO seemed, introverted, disinterested and sullen. We were booked to go on the Central America Tour in March but as we have lost all confidence in G Adventures we will definitely not be going.
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  • NV
    Written on January 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Costa Rica Adventure tour is a fantastic opportunity to get the essence of the country, visiting all places that are worth visiting. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, the level of organisation is exceptional
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  • Costa Rica Adventure reviewer 3
    Written on January 3, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Well organised tour with good transport and accomodations. Plenty of activities available to do with local operators or just by yourself. Tight and busy travelling schedule, one extra relax day in most locations would be nice, but that is always the case with these kind of tours .
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  • Costa Rica Adventure reviewer 4
    Written on November 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really wonderful tour of Costa Rica with a great mix of activity, escape and relaxation.
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  • SD
    Written on April 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was our first G adventure trip in 2007. It was amazing from the guides to the accommodations and the food. This as a great way to see the country. We celebrated New Years Eve in the rainforest.
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  • Costa Rica Adventure reviewer 6
    Written on March 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    well organized tour
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  • B
    Written on December 29, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was one of the best I had ever taken - there is a guide with you to help with translation, finding activities, and making sure everything runs smoothly. GAdventures wants you to experince the culture and richness that the region has to offer and does it in a chairtable way. Plus you travel with a group of people from all over the world giving you a full on cultural experince. My trip was 3 weeks and by the end I thought I would be ready for the comfort of my own bed and home but I wanted more!
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  • S
    Written on December 27, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Wonderful 16-day Costa Rica trip with G Adventures. This was my first experience with G Adventures and Tour Radar and I would say it was great. Everything was well planned. All the travelers on the trip were very friendly and nice. Will certainly recommend to my friends.
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  • SR
    Written on November 25, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing g tour full of fun activities. Plus Costa Rica is one of the most amazing places on this planet: full of wild life, the people live their lives in full and the landscapes are very diverse and absolutely breathtaking. Pure Visa!
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  • C
    Written on October 28, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    I can say a lot of great things about this trip, but amazing covers it. Having a great guide helped so much, passion is contagious. Everything was as expected and very well organized. Great job g adventures :)
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/Quepos
  3. Day 3 Quepos
  4. Day 4 Quepos/Monteverde
  5. Day 5 Monteverde
  6. Day 6 Monteverde/La Fortuna
  7. Days 7-8 La Fortuna
  8. Day 9 La Fortuna/Sarapiquí Rainforest (1L, 1D)
  9. Day 10 Sarapiquí Rainforest (1B, 1L, 1D)
  10. Day 11 Sarapiquí Rainforest/Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)
  11. Day 12 Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)
  12. Day 13 Tortuguero/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (1B)
  13. Day 14 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  14. Day 15 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José
  15. Day 16 San José

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 1, 2017

      Would it be possible to let me know if the hotel has wifi access?

      The hotels will usually have wifi available for you to use.

    • December 1, 2016

      Can I leave the tour earlier?

      It is possible to depart the tour sooner but please keep in mind that you won´t get a refund of unused services.

    • November 23, 2016

      I am a single traveller. How much do I have to pay extra?

      We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do
      not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    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.

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    Location
    Start and end in San Jose.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 April 2018 the full payment of $1,468 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1468 for Costa Rica Adventure, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 605 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 149 km
    • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
    • 119 km
    • Tortuguero (Costa Rica)
    • 57 km
    • Sarapiqui (Costa Rica)
    • 70 km
    • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
    • 5 km
    • Volcan Arenal (Costa Rica)
    • 26 km
    • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
    • 119 km
    • Quepos (Costa Rica)
    • 3 km
    • Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica)
    • 58 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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