Classic Costa Rica

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Swap the concrete jungle for real jungle on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palmlined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Longnosed tapirs, whitefaced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and threetoed sloths – Costa Rica is home to exotic animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them all.
  • Go deeper than the average tourist with a homestay in a quiet agricultural community; the perfect opportunity to experience local life and practice your Spanish.
  • Refresh after jungle hikes spotting endemic wildlife in the rejuvenating hot springs of volcanic La Fortuna.
Start and end in San Jose, the tour "Classic Costa Rica" is a guided adventure tour that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Tortuguero National Park, Santa Rosa De Pocosol, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and 4 other destinations in Panama and Costa Rica. "Classic Costa Rica" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Discover incredible, lush Costa Rica, and understand why this part of the world is called the ‘rich coast’. This 15-day adventure, beginning and ending in lively San Jose, will provide you a comprehensive journey through the jungles, farmlands, beaches and cities of this pure Central American location. Stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a sustainable farm. Soak in springs that get their heat from an active volcano in La Fortuna. Spot three-toed sloths in the thickets of the Manuel Antonio National Park, then relax beneath swaying palms on the nearby beaches. This adventure takes you into the heart of a country whose people are all about a ‘pura vida’.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Igsaan
  • From Australia
  • On Feb 12 2021
4 - Very Good
Igsaan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Christie
  • From Britain
  • On Jan 04 2020
4 - Very Good
Christie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Subhash
  • From Britain
  • On Sep 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Subhash's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“First solo trip for me, but the tour group staff (and guests for that matter) were excellent - the travelling times whilst long, were well worth it - our Intrepid guide Tshepo and driver Cosmas made the trip effortless with good organisation, clear communication and always timely starts/finishes - the information provided at each location, picture opportunities given, fun activities, good food and basically everything else, made this my favourite trip to date - will defo be doing another Africa tour with Intrepid.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: San Jose
  • Day 2: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 4: Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
  • Day 5: Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste
  • Day 6: Rio Celeste
  • Day 7: La Fortuna
  • Day 8: La Fortuna
  • Day 9: Lake Arenal - Monteverde
  • Day 10: Monteverde
  • Day 11: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 12: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 13: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 14: San Jose
  • Day 15: San Jose
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights), Lodge (6 nights), Homestay (1 night)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Tortuguero - National Park (Entrance Fee)
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol - Cooking class
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol - Homestay experience
  • Monteverde - Cloud Forest (entrance fee and transport)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - (Entrance fee)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from San Jose are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Classic Costa Rica tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Costa Rica tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Classic 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Many of the activities (both included and optional) on this trip take place in the great outdoors. This means you'll need to be prepared to deal with insects and occasionally rustic conditions. It's all part of immersing yourself in this natural paradise.
  • Costa Rica is generally hot year-round, and from May to October can be pretty wet too. Of course, you wouldn't get that gorgeous, emerald-green rainforest without the rain, but please carefully consider which time of the year you'll feel most comfortable travelling.
  • There are many opportunities to get active on this adventure. Some of the optional activities require a moderate level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes. If you'd prefer to take it easy, however, there are plenty of other things you can do instead. 
  • The homestay is a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday local life. A hearty homecooked dinner and breakfast will be served during your stay, which can be a lot more basic than what you're used to.
  • With so much to see and do, Costa Rica can sometimes be expensive. Expect to pay more than you would in mainland USA for a lot of things.
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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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