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Discover Costa Rica

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Starts
San Jose
Destinations
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Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

Start and end in San Jose! With the beach tour Discover Costa Rica, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. Discover Costa Rica is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 50 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Mini-coach
Travel style
Beach, Wildlife

16 Reviews

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  • Discover Costa Rica reviewer 1
    Written on August 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved my trip to Costa in July-August 2018. Our tour guides, Jana, Jorge, and Kim and our driver Joel, have been amazing all along and assisted us greatly throughout the trip. I would really recommend this to anyone.
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  • AA
    Written on August 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I absolutely LOVED traveling with Bamboo in the Discover Costa Rica tour! I've traveled before but never with a tour group and Bamboo certainly knew how to make travel easy, efficient, fun, and a truly genuine experience. The tour was 2 weeks and the first week was focused on sea turtle conservation efforts within a small village. During this week we stayed in a house on the beach and we'd work mornings then have the afternoons mostly for ourselves. This experience felt very genuine to Costa Rica, as it was located "off the beaten path" and you felt like the work you were doing was truly helping the conservation efforts. The food here was always fresh, the people were so welcoming, and the work was worth it as we got to see 3 turtles come to lay their eggs! The second week included travel to various locations where we stayed in everything from rainforest lodges, to hotels, to a hostel. We swam under a waterfall, hiked the rainforest (bring hiking shoes for water), took a mudbath, saw countless animals (sloths, dolphins, and toucans... oh my!), went snorkeling off a catamaran, went zip-lining above the canopy, learned salsa dancing, and so much more! The tour guides (shout out to Yana, Jorge, and Kim) and the bus driver Joel, all helped to make our experience easy, comfortable, and fun... we all became part of the BamFam! I absolutely fell in love with Costa Rica and the Bamboo tour experience... the only thing I'd change is the length, I wanted to stay longer because I wasn't ready to come home! I highly recommend the Discover Costa Rica tour and will definitely be going back one day... Pura Vida!
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  • A
    Written on August 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I’ve recently returned from the Costa Rica tour and wow! From turtle conservation in a beautiful little fishing village to stunning wildlife to salsa dancing this trip had everything! Our guides: Janna, Jorge and Kim are all wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable (I don’t think we asked a question they couldn’t answer!) And I can’t not mention our driver, Joel, affectionately named Padré. He was a father figure to us all.I’ve also made friends for life. This is my second bamboo tour and it will not be my last! Costa Rica is a truly incredible country and I’m so glad I got to see it with the people that I did.
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  • A
    Written on August 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I’ve recently returned from the Costa Rica tour and wow! From turtle conservation in a beautiful little fishing village to stunning wildlife to salsa dancing this trip had everything! Our guides: Janna, Jorge and Kim are all wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable (I don’t think we asked a question they couldn’t answer!) And I can’t not mention our driver, Joel, affectionately named Padré. He was a father figure to us all.I’ve also made friends for life. This is my second bamboo tour and it will not be my last! Costa Rica is a truly incredible country and I’m so glad I got to see it with the people that I did.
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  • C
    Written on February 16, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    I'd like to read the rest of Julie Hudson's review...I'd want to know why she was unhappy.
    Bamboo commented on this review
    You can read it in its entirety. Unfortunately, Julie is upset because we had to cancel the tour she wanted to join. Every tour has minimum number of people it much achieve for it to become viable. That tour didn't reach the minimum number. It's incredibly unfortunate. We've only ever cancelled two tours, that being one of them. So her 'review' of the tour, much like yours, isn't a review of the tour. The Discover Costa Rica tour is an incredible tour. Not sure why you had to leave a 1 star review......
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  • CR
    Written on February 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I just completed the Jan 20 Discover Costa Rica tour lead by Elisha Petrie and I had an amazing time. Elisha was a fun and jolly person and managed quite well the varying demands of people in the group. The tour also included a number of wonderful surprises like visit to hummingbird garden, forest with monkeys, river with crocs. Elisha was supported by her wonderful team Sofi, Issa, and Yana who were all friendly and assisted with any individual concerns. Another great tour❤️❤️❤️
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  • JH
    Written on November 28, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    I wish I could write a positive review, but I want others to be aware! I was scheduled to go on the "Discover Costa Rica" 2 week tour beginning 1/6/18. I have been planning for this trip since August, 2017. I paid the balance in full on 11/5/17 and had to book my airfare and pay for a background check, per their policy. On 11/23/17 I received an email stating my trip was cancelled due to low enrollment. Back in August I received notifications that I should reserve soon because there were only a few spots left! Now I'm left with no tour and 2 weeks alone in Costa Rica should I choose to continue my trip. Bamboo did refund my money, but nothing else was done for me.
    Bamboo commented on this review
    Hey Julie. As per our contact with you when this happened, our sincerest apologies again for this. It's hugely unfortunate when a tour is cancelled, in fact over the years we've cancelled two with this being one. It's extremely rare for a tour date not to have achieve the minimum number required in order for a tour to be financially viable. You were offered alternatives and, as you state, did receive a full refund. Not really sure what else we could have done. The offer is still there to switch to an alternative date and if you'd like to discuss anything please feel free to contact the boss; steve@wearebamboo.com. Apologies again.
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  • CM
    Written on September 8, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I found Elisha to be the best tour guide I have ever had. I believe that she actually contributes to the enjoyment of the trip and is not just part of it. I am sad for people who don't have her on their trip.
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  • SH
    Written on September 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the Bamboo Young at Heart trip this August not know entirely what to expect as this was the first tour of its kind. I am so thankful Elisha was with us, she was incredibly kind, empathetic and understanding with all of us, taking all of our needs into consideration. She was also really great making sure everyone had a great time on during the various active activities we did - zip lining, patrolling the beach for turtle eggs, and hiking, just to name a few. Elisha made sure that everyone had a great experience and I am very happy she was out tour guide!
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  • PS
    Written on September 5, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Leader ,smart , funny ,hardwoker and closet to nature Elisha help me to had have a diferent good point view during my trip .She make a positive impact trip experience. PURA VIDA !!!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 (Monday): Arrival - San José!
  2. Day 2 (Tuesday): Animal Rescue Centre
  3. Day 3 (Wednesday): Animal Rescue Centre
  4. Day 4 (Thursday): San Jose - Turtle Conservation Project
  5. Day 5 - 7 (Friday - Sunday): Turtle Conservation Project
  6. Day 8 (Monday): Turtle Conservation Project - La Fortuna 
  7. Day 9 (Tuesday): La Fortuna 
  8. Day 10 (Wednesday): La Fortuna 
  9. Day 11 (Thursday): La Fortuna - San Jose 
  10. Day 12 (Friday): Departure from San Jose

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  • Bernard, 72 years old5th October 2018
    Very efficient and knowledgeable staff, Was quick and complete. We knew what we wanted and the info and reservation was made quickly and efficiently.

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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.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Bamboo booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 December 2018 the full payment of $1,937 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 $1937 for Discover Costa Rica, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bamboo will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Bamboo tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 337 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 152 km
  • Nicoya (Costa Rica)
  • 70 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 29 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 86 km
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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