See forests, fauna and fireworks on this Costa Rican adventure
The jewel of Central America, Costa Rica's environment is world-renowned for being diverse, vibrant and healthy. If you’re short on time but want a taste of this country's unique sights then jump onboard this express trip through San Jose’s colonial streets; La Fortuna’s hot springs and volcano; Monteverde’s cloud forest; and Manuel Antonio’s turquoise seas. With abundant wildlife, intense volcanic landscapes and superb Pacific beaches, this Costa Rican adventure is sure to be a trip to remember.
Experience the diversity of Costa Rica's environment
Lay back and relax in La Fortuna hot springs
Spot wildlife in the lush Monteverde cloud forest
Swim in the warm waters of Manuel Antonio National Park
Catch a show at San Jose's National Theatre
Some included activities such as the hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Manuel Antonio NP can be quite strenuous.
The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be really hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.
Try to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but also shy, so you'll need to make plenty of effort to break the ice. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is a great way of showing you care.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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START AND END TIME:
On Day 1 there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at approximately 6pm. There are no activities planned for the final day.
COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER:
To book your complimentary arrival transfer you must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available for purchase on this trip.
Our Costa Rica Express trips score an average of 4.33 out of 5 based on 24 reviews in the last year.
You travel with Intrepid when you are open to an international state of mind and communication. When you want to travel but have a feeling of vacation as well because all acommodation is been taking care of. You might pay a bit more than when you scout on your own, and maybe you do not always have planning exactly to your rythm. But you have the insurance that optional activities will be well organised and practically only one phonecall away, and with proper knowledgable guides. You also have the feeling of a bit of a back up when things would somehow not work out well. Intrepid travel allows to very quickly, in a natural way, get a lot of background information and more of a understanding of habits or culture. It saves you a bit of reading. To me it was a good start to know or understanding the country a bit more, and then to travel alone through the country after an Intrepid week.
Review submitted 11 Dec 2017
The holiday was good saw alot of the country but didn't realise how busy the parks would be we were travelling on the bus all day which I like as you do see the country side but I am sure there would be somewhere closer to see more off the wildlife as I wasn't interested in sitting on the beach I think I should have gone for some thing with more walking and quieter as the Antonio national park was crowded with hoards of people so we saw loads of monkeys who were used to people.I didn't find it a unique experience .
Review submitted 02 Dec 2017