Explore Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea
Every year thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica but few get to experience this charismatic country's real way of life. On this Classic Costa Rica trip, stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a nearby farm. Uncover jungle gems in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; hot springs, waterfalls and a live volcano in La Fortuna; and white sandy beaches at Quepos - all set to a sizzling salsa beat. This adventure into the heart of tropical paradise will surely leave you wanting more.
Stroll through lively markets in San Jose
Explore the jungle in the Tortuguero National Park
Chill out to the sounds of nature in Sarapiqui
Soak off the day in La Fortuna hot springs
Get close to the coalface at Arenal Volcano
Discover the sultry Monteverde cloud forest
Shake your booty to the samba soundtrack of Costa Rica
Experience local life on a homestay in Santa Rosa de Pocosol
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1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
Our Classic Costa Rica trips score an average of 4.62 out of 5 based on 244 reviews in the last year.
Fantastic trip in one of the happiest countries in the World. Amazingly friendly people who are rightly very proud of where they live. The trip has lots of variation and is well paced allowing time to see a lot of wildlife and also some adrenaline activities. Budget accordingly as it is not a cheap country in which to travel. Our leader, Brayan, added so much to our enjoyment!! Pura Vida
Review submitted 24 Apr 2018
I liked the Classic Costa Rica trip because it covered a lot of ground but I didn't feel like all I did was travel. It was good to spend a couple of days in most places to get a feel for the place and still have time to do some activities.
Review submitted 15 Apr 2018