Costa Rica Guided Tours and Escorted Trips 2024/2025

Enjoy a field day of fun and excitement in Costa Rica's pristine rainforests, teeming with diverse wildlife and bird species, on a Costa Rica guided tour. Led by expert guides, spot elusive birds and animals and learn about their unique behaviors at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Adventure lovers can look forward to activities like zip-lining, white-water rafting and volcano hiking. These escorted excursions guarantee your security and give you invaluable information about the ecosystems you experience. If you are into culture and history, our escorted Costa Rica tours also offer cultural excursions, where you can visit indigenous communities such as Cabécares and Malekus. Learn about their culture, cuisine and everyday life with the help of knowledgeable guides. For those with a passion for marine life, Costa Rica guided tours offer snorkeling or diving opportunities in crystal-clear waters in Tamarindo, where you can swim alongside colorful fish and graceful sea turtles.

Check out our favorite guided tours to Costa Rica below.

123 guided tours in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Adventure

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Unbelievable, immaculately organised, stress free 10 days of pure adventure. You will not regret boo ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Adventure +2 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay, Hotel, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Ferry & Minibus
  • Age Range 18-40 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Classic Costa Rica

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15 day adventure trip to San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and 5 other destinations traveling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure & National parks +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Adventure

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Fab experience . Everyone should go on at least 1.
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel & Villa
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Quest

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My husband and I had a great time, we felt comfortable and safe the whole time. Esteban was very org ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Discover Costa Rica

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Beautiful Costa Rica tour with an amazing and passionate guide who expertly led us through the diffe ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Marine wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Villa
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 4,650 View Tour
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Best of Costa Rica

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All programs are set properly and each part of program is very punctual. We enjoyed to see many wild ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Bus, Private Vehicle & Boat
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 1,750 View Tour
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Costa Rica Experience

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9 day active and outdoor tour through San Jose, Santa Rosa De Pocosol, Arenal and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & City sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay & Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Minibus
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 1,595 US$ 1,436
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Best of Costa Rica

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Excelente servicio. El guía Rony excelente. La atención, la comida perfecta y más que suficient ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Volcanoes +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 6-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days13 From US$ 3,125 View Tour
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Trek Hidden Costa Rica

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I was looking for more than just beach time and the main tourist attractions and this trip provided ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Trekking and Hiking +4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Bungalow & Home-stay
  • Transport Bus, Private Vehicle & Boat
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Adventure

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10 day adventure tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero and Monteverde. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure & Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Coach & Boat
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 1,375 US$ 1,231
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Costa Rica's Coastal Secrets

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This is a new option for prospective visitors to Costa Rica and one I would unreservedly recommend. ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Marine wildlife & Wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa & Resort
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Minibus
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 6,000 View Tour
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Costa Rica Nature Escape

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My trip was wonderful -- I can't say enough good things about Mario and his team! I was travelling s ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Volcanoes & Hot springs +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Flight
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
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Adventures in Nature

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7 day national parks tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
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Costa Rica: Ocean Waves & Sunsets

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  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Ferry, Bus, Taxi & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 18-39 yrs
  • Operated in English
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“Exceeded our expectations, well-structured and narrated. Alberto was an enthusiastic guide and pointed out a lot of wildlife that our untrained eyes would have missed. The top-notch company never made us feel rushed and was very patient with questions. Would not hesitate to book with them again! We really enjoyed this week in Costa Rica with Greenway Tours.”
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  • Lauren Farrell
“Laura is an amazing travel ninja. She is so attentive, friendly, informative. She is so approachable and makes everyone feel comfortable and safe. She went above and beyond to do everything for us and to keep us safe. Overall tour was great but a lot of the additional activities could have been included as everyone did them.”
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5 - Excellent
“The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and detailed in the presentation of the tour. From Arenal to Manuel Antonio Park the journey was fantastic. We really enjoy this week in Costa Rica with Greenway Tours. They were always taking care of my family and the hotels and services first quality. We want to return to Costa Rica with this travel company.”

Costa Rica Guided Tours and Escorted Trips

Costa Rica guided tour packages are tailored to suit people of all interests and abilities. Here are a some popular Costa Rica guided tours:

  • Guided tour in Tortuguero National Park: Take a three-day adventure deep into the waterways and rainforests dubbed “The Amazon of Costa Rica.” You will spend two nights in an eco-lodge hidden in the jungle and travel by boat up the region's rivers and natural canals. Tortuguero National Park is brimming with wildlife, including jaguars, tapirs, caiman, jewel-like frogs and colorful tropical flowers, and your guide will know the best places to spot them.  
  • Guided tour of Costa Rica: Go see the untamed wilderness of Costa Rica. From the palm-lined beaches of the Caribbean coast, you will venture into the waterways of Tortuguero to learn about the complex rainforest ecosystem. Your guide will help you gain a deeper understanding into local culture as you stay with a family in a farm homestay in a quiet agricultural community.
  • Guided hiking tour in La FortunaHead out into the rainforest of La Fortuna on a day-long adventure. Get close to the active Arenal Volcano on a four-kilometer trail called “Lava Slides of 1992” before visiting the 70-meter-high La Fortuna waterfall for a refreshing swim. Your guide will know the best trails and spots for relaxation. After lunch, hike the Arenal Hanging Bridges to admire the rainforest canopy.

Costa Rica guided tours by age

We have escorted trips to Costa Rica which cater to all age ranges.

See clouds pass over a volcanic mountain in the jungles of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica guided tours for families:
These tours will introduce your family to the natural wonders of Costa Rica with plenty of fun, adventure and relaxation along the way. Go kayaking, zip-lining, paddle-boarding, and kick back in a beach or two.
A beach at Corcovado National Park during sunset.
Costa Rica guided tours for 40 years and above:
These tours offer a slower pace of travel and more comfortable accommodations. These tours provide a more in-depth insight into local culture and lifestyle.

Costa Rica guided tours based on budget

  • Luxury guided tours in Costa Rica: On a luxury guided tour around Costa Rica, you can expect premium excursions such as a private guided raft tour in the Cano Negro wetlands with a naturalist. You will stay in well-supplied accommodations like the eco-retreat in Manuel Antonio National Park, and take exclusive tours like a visit to sustainable farms, where traditional Costa Rican agricultural practices are still used.
  • Budget guided tours in Costa Rica: You do not have to spend a fortune to see Costa Rica. A budget guided tour can include zip-line and rappelling adventures in Monteverde, surfing lessons on the beaches of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and cozy homestay accommodation. On a budget-guided tour to Costa Rica, you will mingle with locals more informally and have plenty of flexibility to explore independently.

Costa Rica guided tours based on a popular travel theme

If you like to travel in a particular style, here are a couple of our Costa Rica escorted tours based on themes.

Barren land with a tree and a few animals in Costa Rica on a sunny day.
Starting in San Jose, you will set off into the wetlands of Tortuguero to spot wildlife, explore the Sarapiqui rainforest, visit a coffee plantation, and still have time to kick back on a pristine Caribbean beach.
A hiker taking some rest and watching the landscape in Costa Rica.
Take a completely human-powered adventure across the country from coast to coast, with activities like hiking, cycling, rafting and kayaking.

Duration-based guided tours in Costa Rica

No matter how many days of vacation you have on your hand, an escorted trip to Costa Rica will have plenty to see and do. Here are a few sample itineraries based on duration.

Should you have custom requirements for designing a perfect group tour in Costa Rica, you could submit a customized trip request for Costa Rica to our local travel specialists.

Travel experience and benefits of escorted tours in Costa Rica

A view of beach in Escondido on a cloudy day.
Relax on a beach in Manuel Antonio National Park while on a guided tour.
A couple of people kayaking on a lake in front of a cloudy Arenal Volcano.
Kayak with your friends in a lake in front of Arenal Volcano.
  • Costa Rica guided tours will take you to the best locations, while your transport and accommodation arrangements will be sorted out for you in advance.
  • Costa Rica’s roads can sometimes be rough. Your tour guides and drivers can safely get you from place to place. They will also know the best places to stop for photographs, introduce you to farmers and craftspeople in villages, and show you the best places to eat and drink.
  • If you are getting off the beaten track in Costa Rica, a guided tour will provide all the necessary safety gear and support.

Tips when doing an escorted tour in Costa Rica

  • Costa Ricans are laid-back, friendly people and the pace of life is much slower than in western countries. So take your time when you are exploring places or enjoying your meal.
  • Learn a few simple Spanish phrases to communicate with locals.
  • Tipping is not mandatory in Costa Rica, but you can still offer a tip for good service.