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Costa Rica Experience

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Cost/day $112
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Costa Rica Experience - Intrepid Travel
Costa Rica Experience - Intrepid Travel
Christy "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 dive..."
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7 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 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery 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 and more.

7 Reviews

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43%
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29%
Average
14%
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14%
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  • Costa Rica Experience reviewer 1
    Written on March 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an excellent trip, Edgar the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and helped with the wildlife spotting and made the transfers entertaining. This tour is lower cost than other tours in Costa Rica so you get a lot of optional activities. We... Read more

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  • JM
    Written on March 2, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Overall ok for the money. Hotels were not great and not sure if this is usual but no security at one, cockroach in shower at another, comfortable clean beds but only just passable. Edgar our guide was great, informed, friendly and able to deal with... Read more

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  • L
    Written on February 24, 2019
    2.5 - Average

    The van did not have AC working, Costa Rica is a humid and hot place. there were no curtains in the window to shield from the sun. The guide and the driver were walking around without shirts and lounging that way in their first floor rooms in the hotel with... Read more

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  • Costa Rica Experience reviewer 4
    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.... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

    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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  1. Introduction
  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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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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  • Michael7th March 2019
    The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.

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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 20 July 2019 the full payment of $1,010 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 $1010 for Costa Rica Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
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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