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Costa Rica Experience

Costa Rica Experience - Intrepid Travel
Costa Rica Experience - Intrepid Travel
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4 reviews
Starts
San Jose
+4 Destinations
Northern Lowlands Costa Rica
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Visit the most famous volcano - Arenal
  • Wander the markets of San Jose
  • Join a Mangrove tour by kayak
  • Walking tour through the Monteverde National Park
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Mini-coach
Start and end in San Jose! With the in-depth cultural tour Costa Rica Experience, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Experience is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Costa Rica Experience reviewer 1
    Written on January 11, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Nice country, very green, a bit too humid for my taste. Good itinary. Be careful, most of the activities are not included in the tour are you need to pay extra money for them. The guide was very nice and patient. The hotels were basic but quite all right. Costa-rican people are very nice.
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  • C
    Written on June 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I thought this trip was fantastic and was one of the best of my life. I felt we got a great overview of much of the country and a good feel for the culture and people as well as the sights. Brian was an incredible leader. The pace was perfect and we did so many great things and saw so much wildlife. The homestay was definitely a highlight and exceeded my expectations. Our group was small and diverse and friendly and awesome. I really can't say enough good things about this trip. It was my first with intrepid and I can't wait for my next one with them.
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  • ML
    Written on March 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a wonderful trip. Great homestay gave insight into the culture. We had fabulous opportunities to see different landscapes and lots of native wildlife. Our guide was excellent being passionate about showing us his country I would highly recommend this trip. Pat and Michael from Australia
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  • L
    Written on October 12, 2016
    1.5 - Rather poor

    This is the first time I am totally disappointed with the tour. I went with normal expectations of Costa Rica but instead came back with lackluster experience. Costa Rica is all about nature, it is one of the 42 places Smithsonian's list to travel or experience but unfortunately our guide was had no knowledge of anything nature. Two things he pointed in the trip is 1) hummingbirds at the feeder and 2) Heliconia flowers (cultivated, not something growing in wild). I have seen both sitting my front porch. Also, I had an accident, got hurt but the guide was missing in action. We have always known the whereabouts of the guide and he/she has always known ours during the tour. I would like someone to follow up on this. My email is in the profile so please contact me. I am serious about the concerns, my experience has nothing to do with Intrepid but is to the guide and selection of the guide is Intrepid's responsibility. I have heard lot of fantastic travel stories from other Intrepid travelers and I myself is taking a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia in December and hoping to have fantastic experience. We had fantastic meals when we went on our own and did not go with guide's choice. We learned a lot from a naturalist we hired and not go with the guide when he was suppose to guide per trip notes.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Lenna, We are so sorry to hear about your experiences on the Costa Rica Experience trip. We truly value your feedback and want to make this right. We are keen to pass this information along to our customer relations and operations team to avoid a similar situation on future departures. Could you please email us at customerrelations@IntrepidTravel.com?
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: San Jose
  2. Day 2: Santa Rosa de Pocosol
  3. Day 3: La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano
  4. Day 4: Monteverde
  5. Day 5: Monteverde
  6. Day 6: Quepos
  7. Day 7: Quepos/Manuel Antonio NP
  8. Day 8: San Jose
  9. Day 9: San Jose

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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    I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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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 Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 July 2018 the full payment of $1,085 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1085 for Costa Rica Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 292 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)
  • 56 km
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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