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Costa Rica Express

Starts: San Jose, Costa Rica
Finishes: San Jose, Costa Rica

Visit: San Jose, La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio National Park, San Jose

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Deluxe

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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. DISCONTINUED for 2019 and being REPLACED with 'Best of Costa Rica' (QBKR). This is mainly due to passenger feedback about the desire to visit some of Costa Rica's harder to reach locations, such as Corcovado. The new trip will be the same duration but a different route. Please check back in a few months for more details on that itinerary.

Highlights

    • 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

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 128269
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Deluxe
Transport: User Defined
Guide Language: english

Starts: San Jose, Costa Rica
Finishes: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 days
Departures: Guaranteed
Physical rating: Light

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (8),
Accommodation: Hotel (8 nts)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,575 ($175/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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John K  

I found with Intrepid they get you there and you can select from the extra activities at your cost what you want your trip to be

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Kathleen B  

Great small trip very suitable for single travellers. Very personalised attention give by tour guide.

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Lesley S  

Highly recommend as small group tours, excellent tour leaders and local guides. All accomodation, transportation used are local operaters. Great opportunities to really get to know the real Costa Rica. Ideal for single travellers

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Pam W  

Costa Rica is a beautiful country. The tour just wasn't long enough

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Julie S  

Air con can cause buses to be cool, carried a shawl which I found useful. a small camera with a good zoom is an asset.

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Alice C  

1) If you engage in optional activities every day, as we did, the pace can be pretty fast, with little down time. 2) Having good guides for the optional activities were very important to seeing wildlife, which were otherwise hard to spot due to dense vegetation and cryptic behavior or coloration. 3) In retrospect, I should've opted out of a guided tour at the last minute because the weather turned bad and we paid a lot to walk in the rain and see very little. Yet I felt pressure to do the tour because I'd made the commitment the day before. 4) Consider doing an optional activity with the locals, lest you miss the opportunity for interaction and cultural exposure. 5) Also important to budget in quite a bit more for optional activities.

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Amanda S  

Wonderful trip full of wildlife from start to finish, whale watching, fish, birds, Cayman, 3 monkey species, snakes, frogs, crocodiles, sloths, corgi etc made all the better by our wonderful guide who so wanted to share the delights of this wonderful country. We did boat trips, zip lining, horse riding, night walks to spot frogs and snakes and much more. If you are into wildlife I would recommend this trip wholeheartedly and have a friend joining in March.

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Ann J  

Intrepid is reliable; this Costa Rica Express gave us cities, mountains, cloud forest, a volcano and beautiful beaches. I did find it difficult to see as much wildlife as I'd hoped to; but recognise thats the nature of animals in the wild. Laura our guide was extremely knowledgable, and enthusiastic.

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Patricia N  

This trip has an excellent itinerary, many opportunities to learn about the local culture and wildlife, as well as a wide array of optional activities. Our guide was an outstanding biologist, interpreter, expert on the local culture and professional guide.

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Barbara C  

I would highly recommend traveling with Intrepid for the value, the hotel accommodations, the transportation, and the emphasis on environmental awareness. Our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and made great recommendations for optional activities.

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Erica M 

Costa Rica is fabulous, and this tour is a great way to get to see a lot of things in a very short time. It's safe and comfortable and, if wildlife and adventure is what you're after, this is the perfect tour!

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

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