Costa Rica Self-guided tours and trips 2024/2025

The best self-guided and independent tours in Costa Rica. We currently offer 48 Costa Rica tours and trips that are self-guided with varying trip durations from 10 to 51 days. Self-guided and independent tours can be a great way to discover Costa Rica although potential risks associated with not having a guide always needs to be considered. See our guided tours to Costa Rica if you’ve decided the risks were too high.

48 self-guided tours in Costa Rica

Add to your Tour Wish List

Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

of 9 reviews
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
The weather was great! Costa Rica is great! We got adventure and relaxation. Beyond my expectations ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 870 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
Add to your Tour Wish List

Costa Rica: Rainforest & Beach Adventure

of 6 reviews
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
Fantastic staff and truly on top of details and focused on making your trip awesome! We enjoyed eve ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Zip lining +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Boat & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,540 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 02
  • Jun 03
Add to your Tour Wish List

From the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Side

of 9 reviews
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
Its the second time in Costa Rica, the people are nice and its so beautiful here! Dont want to leave
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +10 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days13 From US$ 3,582 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Treasures Of Costa Rica

of 2 reviews
Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
We loved our adventure! The scenery is amazing! Even The summer storms were exciting! The boat trip ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Beach
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 880 US$ 748
SavingUS$ 132
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 880
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 132
  • Total Price from:US$ 748
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 25 10+ seats left
  • Jun 26 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List 5% OFFTODAY

Costa Rica Family Vacation

of 6 reviews
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
Excellent guides, well planned, prompt and professionals
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Volcanoes & National parks +6 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry & Boat
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 2,570 US$ 2,441
SavingUS$ 129
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 2,570
  • Special Deal (5%):- US$ 129
  • Total Price from:US$ 2,441
View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Pura Vida Experience

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
9 day active and outdoor tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Adventure +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days09 From US$ 1,527 US$ 1,298
SavingUS$ 229
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 1,527
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 229
  • Total Price from:US$ 1,298
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 25 10+ seats left
  • Jun 26 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List

Costa Rica Five Star Experience

of 6 reviews
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
Awesome Adventure!!
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Zip lining +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Bungalow & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 5,780 View Tour
Next Departures
  • May 29
  • May 30
Add to your Tour Wish List

Four Days in Osa Peninsula: Corcovado National Park

of 1 review
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
4 day trekking and hiking trip in Costa Rica, visiting Corcovado National Park, San Jose and Sierpe. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Snorkeling +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 1,088 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 26
  • Jun 27
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Manuel Antonio Beach & San José City, Short Break

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
4 day beach trip in Costa Rica, visiting Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Beach & Getaways and short breaks
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort & Villa
  • Transport Minibus
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 387 US$ 329
SavingUS$ 58
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 387
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 58
  • Total Price from:US$ 329
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 24 10+ seats left
  • Jun 25 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Tamarindo Beach & San José City, Short Break

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
4 day beach trip visiting Tamarindo Beach and San Jose in Costa Rica. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Beach & Getaways and short breaks
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 329 US$ 280
SavingUS$ 49
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 329
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 49
  • Total Price from:US$ 280
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 10 10+ seats left
  • Jun 11 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Fantasy On Beaches And Volcanoes

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
7 day active and outdoor tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Arenal Volcano National Park and Tamarindo. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Beach
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Minibus
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,017 US$ 864
SavingUS$ 153
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 1,017
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 153
  • Total Price from:US$ 864
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 10 10+ seats left
  • Jun 11 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List

Costa Rican Adventure

of 1 review
  • Trip customizable
  • Best price guaranteed
We do not normally travel with escorted tours but decided to try it for this trip due to lack of
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation Hotel & Villa
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Boat
  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 839 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 10 10+ seats left
  • Jun 17 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
10 day adventure tour through San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cahuita National Park and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Adventure & Active and outdoor +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Villa
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 6-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 1,423 US$ 1,210
SavingUS$ 213
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 1,423
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 213
  • Total Price from:US$ 1,210
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 17 10+ seats left
  • Jun 18 10+ seats left
Add to your Tour Wish List 15% OFFTODAY

Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive

Exclusive Flash Super Sales
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
10 day active and outdoor tour through San Jose, Tortuguero, Tortuguero National Park and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Self-drive or vehicle rental +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Eco Lodge & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Bus
  • Age Range 6-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 1,353 US$ 1,150
SavingUS$ 203
You've unlocked exclusive savings:
  • Brochure Price:US$ 1,353
  • Special Deal (15%):- US$ 203
  • Total Price from:US$ 1,150
View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jun 24 10+ seats left
  • Jun 25 10+ seats left
Showing 1 - 14 of 48 results
Customize a self-guided tour to Costa Rica

Going to Costa Rica? Chat with a local travel expert in Costa Rica who can help design a self-guided trip to Costa Rica.

  • Verónica Medina
    Verónica Medina
    Travel Expert in Costa Rica
  • Olman Romero
    Olman Romero
    Travel Expert in Costa Rica
  • Yuliana Valverde
    Yuliana Valverde
    Travel Expert in Costa Rica
Our travel experts are recommended by
  • BBC
  • Independent
  • Herald Sun
Filters

Costa Rica Self-guided Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 38 customer reviews
Lovely Costa Rican Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Tessa Mayal
“We had a lovely welcome by Felipe and found him to be extremely knowledgeable about the country including the plants, birds, wildlife, politics, etc. He didn't try and rush us and always happy to answer any questions. Couldn't have been more helpful and enthusiastic. Also Paulo from Arenal Star was extremely helpful and stopped for bird watching or frogs whenever he saw something he thought we would enjoy”
A wonderful trip
5 - Excellent
  • Barbara L
“You did a wonderful job orchestrating our trip. The transfers and activities worked seamlessly. With so many differently hotels and transfers I was pleasantly surprised that we did not encounter any issues. Thanks so much for your attention to detail and making our trip worry-free. This trip was great value for the money.”
Great Trip
5 - Excellent
  • Freilich Party
“We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful trip through Costa Rica that you organized for the six of us. The local travel specialists really fulfilled our expectations as we truly enjoyed discovering and exploring the different parts of your beautiful country and with all the many reservations you arranged for our transportation, hotels, tours, etc., we never had any problems along the way and everything went very smoothly. All the guides we had were all very knowledgeable and friendly, and provided us with great experiences. One guide in particular, Felipe , was incredible, all of us treasured and enjoyed the time we spent with him and we felt we had made a wonderful Costa Rican friend! Should we return to Costa Rica, we would definitely contact you. Muchas gracias y pura vida! Our 13-Day tour of Costa Rica, the Caribbean to the Pacific, arranged for the six of us was absolutely amazing and highly recommended. Since none of us had been to Costa Rica before, this trip was perfect in that we not only got a wonderful flavor of the country, but it also included most of the must-see areas as well, along with some white-water rafting and zip lining. Though there were many, many reservations required for our trip, (six of us), including hotels, transportation, tours, etc., we never had any problems whatsoever. Also, all the guides on the tours were very knowledgeable and welcoming! One guide in particular was Felipe. All of us thoroughly enjoyed him and cannot give him enough praise, as he was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and took excellent care of us, so that we felt like we were travelling with an old friend! What we also loved about this company is the fact that we were not only dealing with a local Costa Rican company but also a company with one of the highest Certificates for Sustainable Tourism, (4 out of 5,) given out by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. This company is truly a gem and we would definitely contact them again should we return. Please give our best to Felipe!”