Best of Costa Rica

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4.3 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16207
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy a boat tour along the canals of stunning Tortuguero National Park
  • Discover exotic wildlife like turtles, sloths, iguanas, monkeys, birds, frogs, etc
  • Marvel at the perfectly shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the most diverse tropical cloud forests in the world
  • Spend leisure time in San Jose
The "Best Of Costa Rica" trip starts and ends in San Jose. It is an adventure tour that takes 8 days taking you through Tortuguero, Arenal and San Jose in Costa Rica. "Best Of Costa Rica" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore the remarkable wildlife, pristine scenery, volcanoes, coast and cloud forest of Costa Rica. From our well-appointed lodges we are led from the dense rainforest and beaches along the Caribbean coast to the cloud forests of the highlands. We hope to spot sea turtles while on the canals at Tortuguero, enjoy impressive birdlife in Monteverde Cloud Forest and the flawless silhouette of the Arenal Volcano.
Please note: This itinerary is not exclusive to World Expeditions and is subject to change due to weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control. It should be used as a guide only. Group size for this trip is a maximum of 20, however services for the first section of the trip in Tortuguero can have a larger group size in peak season. Transfers in busses can have up to 50 people and boat transfers up to 40 people in high season. You will be accompanied by local guides who may conduct the day tours in English and other languages. The touring sections are guided and at other times you will be transported on a shuttle bus by a driver – the trip is not escorted throughout. You may travel with other people from other operators worldwide in a group and groups may consist of different travellers each day.
  • Day 1 : Arrive San José
  • Day 2 : To Tortuguero
  • Day 3 : Tortuguero Canals
  • Day 4 : Arenal
  • Day 5 : Monteverde
  • Day 6 : Monteverde Cloud forest and Sky Tram & Sky walk
  • Day 7 : Return to San Jose
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes in San Jose
  • Accommodation on a twin-share basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Shuttle bus transfers / internal transport
  • Airport Transfers on first and last day of the trip
  • All guide fees and entrance costs
  • Local guides (there is not 1 guide escorting you throughout)
  • Specialist guides in National Parks
  • All activities are on a shared service basis
  • Medical Kit
  • Drinks of any kind (e.g. bottled water, soft drinks, beers etc)
  • Items of a personal nature ie laundry, phone calls
  • International airfares and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
4.3 - Very Good
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 27 2023
5 - Excellent
We had the best time on our Costa Rica trip. I was worried about the coordination, but all went smoothly. The communication was fantastic and and when little things happened they were always available on Whatsapp for updates and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 11 2023
3 - Average
Tortuguero & Monteverde were fantastic. Many surprises including poison dart frog and a quetzal! Transport (shared) delays cost us time in Arenal (we only had 2 hours of daylight). Pre-book a 4WD and drive yourself
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 28 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The first half of the tour was excellent (Tortuguero). The Arenal component was just an overnight hotel stay of minimal value. The Monteverde segment was good, however, the hotel was the furthest point from the town so we only... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Japan
  • On Jan 06 2020
5 - Excellent
Picking up highlights of rainforest
All programs are set properly and each part of program is very punctual.We enjoyed to see many wildlife and plants throughout the tour.Tortuguero, Arenal, and Monteverde, each place varies of their weather, landscape, animals,... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 August 2024, a deposit of 319 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Costa Rica tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Best of Costa Rica tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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