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9 Days | Discover the natural and cultural paradise of Costa Rica

4.9 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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Embark on thrilling adventure through Costa Rica’s verdant rainforests, ancient volcanoes and glittering beaches, where wildlife waits around every corner. This nine-day Premium journey will see you uncover the local secrets of San Jose, explore the wild wetlands of Cano Negro, marvel at the biodiversity of Monteverde and search for sloths in Manuel Antonio. A local leader will take you beneath Costa Rica’s lush surface and show you the country at its very best. Costa Rica’s natural wonders have etched it a place on the map, but you’ll soon discover its cherished traditions and welcoming people are every bit as endearing.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Costa Rica including Costa Rica
Start
San Jose, Costa Rica
Finish
San Jose, Costa Rica
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Costa Rica
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QBPR
This trip generates 26 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit a project focused on promoting sustainable agricultural practices while preserving ancient traditions. During this Exclusive Experience, tour the farm to learn about their processes and sit down to a farm-fresh lunch.
  • Gain an understanding of Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity and history as you travel with an experienced local leader and explore with expert guides in La Fortuna, the Cano Negro Wetlands and Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Perched on a scenic hilltop, your Feature Stay offers incredible views of the sparkling ocean and lush jungle terraces. Surrounded by its own wildlife refuge, Si Como No Resort is the perfect base for exploring Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Board a raft and explore the wild Cano Negro Wetlands with a naturalist guide – this Exclusive Experience will get you up close and personal with monkeys, iguanas, caimans, bats and lizards in their natural environment.
  • Get beneath the surface of San Jose with a visit the workshop of an artisan who makes traditional masquerades – learn about their craft and life in Costa Rica in this Exclusive Experience.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. You will make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • San Jose - Welcome Dinner
  • La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Arenal Vida Campesina - Sustainable Farm Tour with lunch
  • La Fortuna- Caño Negro boat tour
  • Monteverde - Cloud Forest
  • Manuel Antonio - National Park tour with a naturalist guide
  • San Jose - Farewell Dinner
  • San Jose - Masquerade workshop
Add on activities
  • Monteverde - Canopy Zip Lining (Entrance, Equipment & Transport) - USD62
  • Manuel Antonio - Boogie board rental - USD69
  • Manuel Antonio – Cruise - USD95

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Important notes

1. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase entrance tickets to Manuel Antonio National Park. Delays to provide this information may result in changes to your itinerary and we will not be able to guarantee entry. Details provided must be accurate as per your passport bio page.

2. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in San Jose.

3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

4. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Carol · Traveled January 2024
Please use any of the comments I have made in this review.
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Mark · Traveled December 2023
I will write the review once Intrepid resolves my complaint about the hotel change. I don't think you will like what I will write if we don't come to some resolution.
Review submitted 14 Dec 2023

Hilary · Traveled December 2023
Good trip but not quite premium. Great activities.
Review submitted 14 Dec 2023

JUDITH · Traveled November 2023
Excellent trip showing the best of Costa Rica guide was brilliant
Review submitted 29 Nov 2023

Michael · Traveled November 2023
What a wonderful trip we had - our Guide Luz was simply amazing she shared her passion for her country, it's customs and abundant wildlife. This trip took in all the highlights and more - we had a great time.
Review submitted 30 Nov 2023
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