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Lianna "The tour was well-organised for the transport and accommodation. Wifi worked better on the bus than in the hotels. There were a few included activities and then a vartiety of choices for the optional activities. I especially enjoyed the hot springs evening, white water rafting and ziplining in Monteverde. Manuel Antonio park was optional but is definitely a must see for the wildlife and the beache..."
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18 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+5
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Relax on white-sandy beaches
  • Swim, surf and sail in turquoise waters
  • View exotic wildlife in national parks
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in San Jose! With the in-depth cultural tour Costa Rica Quest, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Quest is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

18 Reviews

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  • J
    Written on November 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Costa Rica Quest tour WAS THE BEST! It was packed with options to zipline, jump from waterfalls, white water raft, or simply just take in this incredible country with tango lessons and walks through the cloud forest. Our guide Pamela was full of energy and life. Accommodations were nicer than expected. A lot of reviews call out that activities are not included — duh, welcome to G Adventures! You are paying for transit, accommodations, and a guide from the region — it's a steal and totally worth it! I am a solo female traveller and made incredible friends. One of my favorite ever trips. Experience Pura Vida for yourself!
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  • DS
    Written on October 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was a blast!!! Lots of activities to choose from for different levels of thrill seekers. Our guide ' Carlos' was amazing good knowledge of nature and quick to respond to the group & indivual requests. Transport was adequate but 'free wifi' was unreliable ( not huge issue for me just saying) 50% of the 4 hotels we stayed in, rooms need to be upgraded. The best was Hotel Mimos in Manuel Antonio. Just keep an open mind and go with the 'PURA VIDA' flow & you will have fun
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  • Costa Rica Quest reviewer 3
    Written on September 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    very good tour, lots of fun with the group and great guide, the accomodations were correct, transportation was ok too. Costa Rica is expensive so plan a good budget for it!
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  • LI
    Written on August 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was well-organised for the transport and accommodation. Wifi worked better on the bus than in the hotels. There were a few included activities and then a vartiety of choices for the optional activities. I especially enjoyed the hot springs evening, white water rafting and ziplining in Monteverde. Manuel Antonio park was optional but is definitely a must see for the wildlife and the beaches/beach hikes. The guide was enthusiastic and had a lot of local knowledge which helped a lot, especially for where to eat and local transport. Only one meal was included for lunch on day 2, but most of the restaurant options were very affordable.
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  • LL
    Written on May 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was absolutely amazing!!! It went all perfectly thanks to our Tour Guide Adriana! She was taking care of all the details and give us all the information we needed. Moreover the trip was nice as the fact that was organized but also it gave you the freedom to do whatever you preferred to do. Costa Rica is amazing and i highly recommend this trip. Me and my Girlfriend really enjoyed it.
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  • AV
    Written on April 3, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    We had a great time. Tour was well organised, guide made sure that we were all happy and included as much as we needed to be. A Good balance between adrenaline and nature.
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  • N
    Written on February 23, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    Costa Rica Quest. Good Tour. Nicely designed.
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  • KI
    Written on February 21, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    This trip doesn't include most of meals and most of activities. Even the entrance to Manuel Antonio, which was only $16 USD, wasn't included. It made me wonder how it costs us around $1200 per person for the 8 day trip while there were 16 people in the group. They overcharged us for transporation ($10 USD per person to go to a river 15-20 min away from the hotel, 15 people in a van); even local taxis are cheaper than their transportation. Some of hotels they book are motel grade 2-star hotels (online ratings show 3 or 4 stars but their actual quality is much lower) that are old and have issues including poor soundproof (you can hear your next door's conversation and the windows are not fully closed), low water pressure, no hot water, location (far from downtown area and other attractions), etc. Single room costs $100 extra each night which is a lot considering the quality of hotels and price when booked individually. Overall the actual cost for this trip is about three times of the price including the flight, activities and meals. It's hard not to go without those optional activities as there is so much free time but there is not much to do for free.
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  • Costa Rica Quest reviewer 9
    Written on February 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip completely met my expectations. The guide (Chief Experience Officer), Pamela G., was outstanding, with comprehensive knowledge, a great passion for her role, for G Adventures, and for Costa Rica.
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  • S
    Written on January 29, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    I had a horrific roomate who snored constantly through the night. I didnt get any sleep the entire trip even though i begged and got angry and then tried sleeping in the lobby or on couches. G adventures didn't care at all that i didnt get any sleep the entire trip but the guide helped a tiny bit by giving me a basement room. The walls were often paper thin in the hotels (monteverde was the worst with bug infestations too) so even if my roomate allowed me to get an hour of sleep while she was at breakfast, the loud traffic sounds/dogs etc kept me awake. I also was the only person in my age group and it was very difficult as there were also lots of couples on our trip who kept to themselves.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Far from ideal situation there SR. Sorry about the situation, and that we didn't seem to ca
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  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/La Fortuna (1L)
  3. Day 3 La Fortuna
  4. Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde
  5. Day 5 Monteverde
  6. Day 6 Monteverde/Quepos
  7. Day 7 Quepos
  8. Day 8 Quepos/San José
  9. Day 9 San José

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    • January 1, 2017

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      There is a complete mix of ages of passengers from 18 to 60's.

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      Location
      Start and end in San Jose.
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      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 18 February 2018 the full payment of $919 is necessary.
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      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 $919 for Costa Rica Quest, 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 297 km.
      • San Jose (Costa Rica)
      • 86 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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