Discover Costa Rica

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4.9 Based on 71 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7985
  • 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
  • Unrivalled wildlife viewing: howler monkeys, caiman and sloths
  • Visit the beaches and waterways of Tortuguero, an important nesting site for green turtles
  • Verdant rainforest, lush mangroves, lava fields and serene cloud forests
  • Wonderful naturalist guides who will share their love of Costa Rica with you
  • Relax on idyllic Pacific coast beaches
  • Stay in comfortable ecofriendly lodges and hotels
  • Citizen Science departures available on this trip
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Starting and ending in San Jose, the "Discover Costa Rica" tour is a guided wildlife tour that takes 15 days. You will visit La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio National Park, Piedras Blancas and 7 other destinations in 4 different countries. "Discover Costa Rica" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Costa Rica is renowned for having proportionately more protected land than any other country, making it ripe for wildlife tourism. What is less known is the marvellous, often bizarre, variety of animals from catatonic sloths, screaming howler monkeys, screeching toucans and nesting green turtles. Throw in the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines and it is easy to see why so many return.

This trip includes a few of our Citizen Science Departures. These special departures offer you the opportunity to be involved in the collection of freshwater samples during the trip. The environmental DNA information derived from this sample will contribute directly to the e
Atlas; the world’s largest repository of flora and fauna species data, contributing to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity both locally and globally. To book onto one of these special departures, see the Dates & Prices tab. For more information on these departures and the e
Atlas, click here.
  • Day 1: Start San José
  • Day 2: To Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 3: Boat tour around Tortuguero waterways
  • Day 4: To La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano
  • Day 5: La Fortuna Waterfall hike; visit Arenal Volcano
  • Day 6: To Monteverde in the Tilaran Mountains
  • Day 7: Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Day 8: To Manuel Antonio
  • Day 9: Discover Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 10: To Esquinas Lodge in Piedras Blancas
  • Day 11: Hike on trails in Esquinas Rainforest Nature Reserve
  • Day 12: To Savegre Cloud Forest
  • Day 13: Free day to discover walking trails in Savegre
  • Day 14: Visit the village of Copey; to San José
  • Day 15: End San José
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, eight lunches, six dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 71 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Apr 04 2022
4 - Very Good
Nature walk in Costa Rica
Great trip overall Fantastic guide Savegre food was terrible But my best stay was at Equinas rainforest lodge
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 24 2020
5 - Excellent
Amazing Costa Rica
I thought this was a great trip and I was very fortunate to end up travelling with a fabulous, like minded group of people. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and the itinerary is well designed to fit in lots of places but without... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 26 2020
5 - Excellent
A ‘must do’ for the ‘bucket list’!
An excellent trip with Edward our leader, Felix our driver and Primo the very best boatman in Tortuguero. Our 2 days in Tortuguero were a highlight with the boat trips and we were very lucky with the weather. You definitely... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 19 2019
5 - Excellent
Brilliant trip around an Amazing country
A trip that transports you from different areas in beautiful Costa Rica. Six different ecosystems visited but the travel between destinations was only half a day and spending 2 nights at each place meant we had plenty of time to... 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 Discover Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 June 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover 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 Discover 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.

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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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