Discover Costa Rica

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5 Based on 341 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 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
  • Head deep into the Esquinas rainforest to stay in our much-loved lodge
  • Take a guided boat ride through the wildlife-rich waterways of Tortuguero
  • Swim under the beautiful spout of La Fortuna waterfall
  • Experience the cloud forest with a walk around Santa Elena
  • Search for monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Visit the Copey Valley and enjoy snacks made by a local family
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Start and end in San Jose, the "Discover Costa Rica" tour is a guided wildlife tour that takes 15 days. You will visit Arenal, Savegre, 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.

Experience the many wonders of Costa Rica, a country renowned for having proportionately more protected land than any other, making it ripe for wildlife tourism. The star attraction is the marvellous, often bizarre, animals that live here: from catatonic sloths and screaming howler monkeys to screeching toucans and nesting green turtles. Throw in visits to both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, plus the expert guidance of our highly rated tour leaders, and it’s easy to see why this adventure is among our most popular.

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: Visit Arenal Volcano; La Fortuna Waterfall hike
  • 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 Valley Cloud Forest
  • Day 13: Free day to discover walking trails in the Savegre Valley
  • Day 14: Visit the Copey valley; 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
5 - Excellent
Based on 341 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 02 2024
5 - Excellent
A truly beautiful trip
Eduardo and Victor were exemplary; they made the price of the trip worth it.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 07 2024
5 - Excellent
Incredible Tour
Travelled first time with Exodus to Costa Rica and it was a very well organised and exciting tour of the beautiful country. Travelled to many different lodges and national parks. Arriving in San Jose we were welcomed by our... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 25 2024
4 - Very Good
Discover Costa Rica
Excellent introduction to a lovely country
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 21 2024
4 - Very Good
Fun But Tiring
This was a jam-packed itinerary, with many walks and other activities, combined with a lot of driving. We moved on every two days, which was necessary to see everything, but it also meant there was no down time. Although this was... 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 16 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 October 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.

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