Jungle & Culinary Experience

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31043
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in Spanish, English
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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Starting and ending in San Jose, the "Jungle & Culinary Experience" tour is a guided active and outdoor tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Arenal, Tamarindo Beach and San Jose in Costa Rica. "Jungle & Culinary Experience" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Prepare to discover a true culinary paradise and one of the most beautiful places in the world, Costa Rica! Renowned for its breath-taking nature, exotic beaches, profound jungles and mysterious cloud forests, Costa Rica is also a wealth of gastronomic delights. Join us on this 8-day tour and become a Costa Rican food expert with our hands-on cookery class, food-oriented tours and the opportunity to dine with a local family.
  • Day 1: Arrival San JosÉ
  • Day 2: San JosÉ: City Markets & Coffee Tour Experience
  • Day 3: San JosÉ: Chocolate Tour & Visit A Costa Rican Family
  • Day 4: San JosÉ – SarapiquÍ Farm Tour – Arenal Volcano (200 Km - 5 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Arenal - CaÑo Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour (130 Km - 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Arenal: Cooking Class – Tamarindo Beach (200 Km - 4 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Tamarindo
  • Day 8: Tamarindo - San JosÉ
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Hotel taxes
  • Standard Hotel Category = Park Inn or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Los Lagos Spa & Resort or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Tamarindo Diria or similar 3*
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • 2 dinners on day 1, 4
  • Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a private basis
  • Private return transfers from/to the airport
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Operated with Spanish or English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis. Please note you will be accompanied by local guides for the activities only. There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour.
  • All monuments and visits as indicated: San Jose City Markets, Visit to Local Family, Chocolate Tour, Coffee Tour, Finca Sura Farm Tour, Hotsprings in Arenal, Cano Negro Boat Tour, Cooking Class
  • Meet and greet on Day 1
  • Day 1, 2, 3; San Jose:
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
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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 Jungle & Culinary Experience tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 July 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 July 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Jungle & Culinary Experience 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.


For this Jungle & Culinary Experience 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 implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days should I spend in Costa Rica?

    A three- to five-day Costa Rica itinerary is more than enough to cover all the major highlights of the country. Anywhere between 10 days and two weeks in Costa Rica will give you enough time to explore and experience everything the country has to offer. 

  • Are credit cards accepted in Costa Rica?

    American Express, Visa, and MasterCard have commonly accepted forms of payment in Costa Rica, especially when paying for tours, shuttle services, hotels, attractions, and other services. However, it is always a good idea to carry some cash to pay for taxi rides,  meals, and other minor transactions. You will also need cash when visiting remote locations.   

  • Do I need to visa to travel to Costa Rica?

    Not everyone wishing to visit Costa Rica requires a visa. Depending on your place of residency, nationality, and length of stay, the criteria may vary. Americans, for instance, can enter Costa Rica without a visa and are allowed to stay for up to 90 days. To confirm any entrance requirements, inquire with the relevant embassy ahead of time.

  • Do people in Costa Rica speak English?

    English is common only in tourist-friendly places in Costa Rica. Otherwise, Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in the country. Learning a few common Spanish words and phrases might be helpful while speaking with locals. The locals also speak Creole and a few Indian languages.

  • What is the best month to visit Costa Rica?

    The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April. The weather during the dry season is amazing enough to relax on the beach and trek through the forests. Those enthusiastic about exploring the lush rain forests and participating in water sports, May to November is the best time to visit Costa Rica.

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