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Jewels of Costa Rica

Jewels of Costa Rica - Costa Rica Monkey Tours
Jewels of Costa Rica - Costa Rica Monkey Tours
John "The Jewels of Costa Rica Tour was excellent. The guide Fabion was very knowledable regarding history of Costa Rica, plant species, animal species and in general “all things Costa Rica”. We were very lucky to have him as a tour guide. Eduardo was an excellent driver and knew his way around, we appreciated him as well. The Tour was well balanced with Travel, action activities, dining and rest time...."
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11 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+5
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Hike the Poas Volcano National Park
  • Explore the La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Relax in calming mineral baths
  • Spot crocodiles in the wild
Age range
7 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Jewels of Costa Rica, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. Jewels of Costa Rica is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • CD
    Written on September 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Selection of hotels was great.
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  • Jewels of Costa Rica reviewer 2
    Written on August 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour exceeded our expectations! Costa Rica was beautiful, and as two girls traveling together, we always felt safe. The itinerary was changed on the first day from the volcano to a coffee tour which was a little disappointing since we were not told ahead of time. However, our tour guide Alberth did everything possible to make us feel informed, welcomed, and safe. He gave us a lot of good information about Costa Rica, and was professional and friendly. We also had a photographer traveling with us throughout the tour. Marcello the photographer was very helpful and took awesome pictures and videos of us. The package he offered us at the end was very affordable and worth every penny. The driver Enrique was excellent. We always felt safe in the bus, even while driving in the crazy wavy roads. If you are offered an upgrade to all inclusive in Samara, I would not recommend to take it because the food in the resort was limited compared to many restaurants nearby. Some of the best highlights included in the tour were La Paz rescue center, rafting, ziplining, Mountain Paradise Resort and hot springs, and incredible beaches. Every place we visited was amazing, and there were animals everywhere you looked!! The bus would stop if the guide saw an animal outside so we could all see it. The tour was a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. I highly recommend this tour for families, couples , and just anyone who loves nature and seeing new things. Can't wait to go back to the amazing Costa Rica!!
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  • Jewels of Costa Rica reviewer 3
    Written on June 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Felt completely comfortable going with just me and my little brother. Would highly reccomend
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  • Jewels of Costa Rica reviewer 4
    Written on May 15, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    I really enjoyed this tour -- Overall, the schedule, the driver and the guide were awesome. So was Marcelo the photographer - I would highly recommend Monkey Tours. HOWEVER, I am very disappointed in the Tour Radar and Monkey Tours, as I feel I was taken advantage of. Every person on my trip paid 1/3 of what I did thru a Groupon. If I had known, I would not have booked this trip. I would recommend future participants to find the deals thru Groupon. It would be great if Tour Radar would provide me with some compensation for my next trip -- otherwise I will never book again thru Tour Radar and won't recommend on my travel blog, as well. I really feel like I was riped off.
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  • RA
    Written on April 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    So much covered in a short time! This is a great intro to Costa Rica - my first time there. We did cloud forest to beach and back again. Our guide, Albert, was young and enthusiastic- clearly passionate about his home. We had a photographer with us (based on size of group) who sold photo packages at the end. I thought this was a great idea, as Antu’s camera was so much better and got those great wildlife shots that Costa Rica is famous for. All members of the team were really friendly and helpful, a really happy environment for the trip. Monkey Tours office was pretty poor on the communication before the trip started. Other people in the group had received a huge variety of information. It all made sense once the tour started, as Albert was very organised and staying on top of the arrangements. The volcano park was closed for months before I even booked the trip apparently but this was never mentioned to me before i arrived. That part of the trip was replaced with a visit to a wildlife sanctuary and a tour that explained the coffee production. A bit of a let down compared to visiting a volcano and it would have been nice to be advised before hand. The hotels were generally good and the breakfast filing and tasty. The activities included are a great way to experience the spectacular wonders in Costa Rica, the cloud forest, the waterfalls, the beaches, white water rafting and zip lining. I booked an additional sea kayaking trip (45USD) which was also fantastic. I thought this trip had a great balance between travelling, experiences and lounging by the pool with cocktails. We covered 600 miles in a week. And some of the roads are rough. But as the Costa Rican’s say, Pura Vida (pure life). Costa Rica is the right side of chilled out and laid back, a great experience and a great country. A recommendation for both and I look forward to my next visit there.
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  • Jewels of Costa Rica reviewer 6
    Written on April 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I'm a 24 year old female who decided to traveled solo and I felt completely safe throughout the whole trip. Btw, I'm vegan and it was not hard at all to veganize or find restaurants that served vegan options. I do not know how to swim but I went white water rafting as well as ocean kayaking and it was so much fun, safe too! Definitely recommend you guys to try those options. The guide Albert and the driver Mauricio were very friendly and knowledgeable. They would even stop to point out monkeys, sloths, toucans and all other sorts of animals while on the road. The people I traveled with throughout the trip were amazing as well, so I got lucky with the group I ended up in. The hotels were the same as stated in the itinerary and they were awesome! The people in Costa Rica are so friendly and the country is so beautiful! I do warn you if you get motion sickness in vehicles i definitely recommend you take something to prevent it and bring bug repellent. I also recommend you check out the towns you come across, that's what i did.
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  • IE
    Written on March 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    My daughter and I enjoyed the tour. It was full of exciting activities and had enough beach time for us. The internet was quite good everywhere we stayed. The included food was always a buffet style and we always had enough to choose from. Be prepared to eat a lot of rice with beans :). Our driver and our tour guide were great!
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  • KN
    Written on February 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    We were very lucky to have an excellent crew looking after us, a very knowledgeable helpful guide, good driver and charismatic photographer. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We would have preferred a longer tour with two nights in each hotel. the tour was a very good introduction to Costa Rica.
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  • SD
    Written on February 11, 2018
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Charged almost double the real price, total rip off racket
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  • JH
    Written on January 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Jewels of Costa Rica Tour was excellent. The guide Fabion was very knowledable regarding history of Costa Rica, plant species, animal species and in general “all things Costa Rica”. We were very lucky to have him as a tour guide. Eduardo was an excellent driver and knew his way around, we appreciated him as well. The Tour was well balanced with Travel, action activities, dining and rest time. The food was exceptional. Every meal was very tasty and healthy. The vegetables, meat, and fish taste much better than grocery store food from the USA. If you want to get a good over view of Costa Rica, see several different regions/ecosystems, and have some fun action activities like zip lining and white water rafting, this Tour is a very good value.
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Vaccinations

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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.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Costa Rica Monkey Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 December 2018 the full payment of $1,241 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 $1241 for Jewels of Costa Rica, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Some departure dates and prices may vary and Costa Rica Monkey Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 537 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 90 km
  • Volcan Arenal (Costa Rica)
  • 111 km
  • Playa Samara (Costa Rica)
  • 88 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 123 km
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rica)
  • 55 km
  • Playa Hermosa (Costa Rica)
  • 70 km
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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