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

4.9 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
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Embark on thrilling adventure through Costa Rica’s rainforests, volcanoes and 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, witness 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

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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 20 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.
  • Spend a night on a scenic hilltop at your Feature Stay, offering incredible views of the ocean and 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Costa Rica is generally hot and humid year-round, and from May to October can be wet too. At nighttime and in locations at higher elevations it can get chilly. Protect yourself from the sun, bring light clothing you can layer and a waterproof jacket, and stay hydrated. Please carefully consider which time of the year you'll feel most comfortable travelling.

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 Base 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 32 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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Emily · Traveled April 2024
The Premium Costa Rica trip was so much fun. It was the perfect length of time and we were able to travel to 3 different areas of Costa Rica which allowed us to see a variety of landscapes, wildlife, and lifestyles. Our guide, Liza, was very kind, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Review submitted 08 May 2024

Barbara · Traveled March 2024
We had a great trip, thanks to the highly enjoyable company of our fellow travellers, rather than Intrepid itself. While some of the accommodation was fantastic, once again Intrepid let itself down by including an entirely unsuitable "lodge" - a remote location without any restaurant or bar simply does not work!
Review submitted 11 Apr 2024

Celes · Traveled March 2024
Without a doubt, this trip has been heart-warming, eye-opening, and a great learning adventure. A great mix of natural areas, stories, experiences, culture, food and music were all part of the mix. Our guide skilfully wove these elements together. Thank you!
Review submitted 03 Apr 2024

Zakiya · Traveled March 2024
What a phenomenal trip! Liza was an amazing tour guide, so helpful and so knowledgeable. I learned so much more than I ever expected and had fun at the same time. Our group was lucky enough to see so much wildlife as well. This was truly a memorable experience. Pura vida!
Review submitted 22 Mar 2024

Susan · Traveled March 2024
Premium Costa Rica was worth the extra money. More meals, nice accommodations. We were fortunate to have a great team, Liza V as our tour guide, and Cheppe as our driver. We loved learning about Costa Rica and were not disappointed in the variety and quantity of wildlife that we saw. Plus, the country is beautiful. Worth it!!
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024
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