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The Best of Costa Rica

This is the Costa Rica Bucket List!
9 days starting at $1,499/Person

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This itinerary packs in the diverse highlights of Costa Rica. From the volcanoes and coffee region surrounding San Jose and Arenal’s volcanic landscape, to the mysterious and vibrant Cloud Forest of Monteverde and Tamarindo’s tropical beaches; you’ll soon discover the sheer beauty and attraction of Costa Rica.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:

  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

What you will experience in a day of travel

Breakfast in Arenal

Arenal Canopy Tour

Traditional Lunch

Natural Hot Springs

Twilight Nature Hike


9 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Days 1-2


  • Tour of a coffee plantation, Poas Volcano & a magical waterfall.
  • Explore San Jose’s museums, market and 19th century buildings on your own.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

San Jose’s surroundings are full of adventure and stunning views. You’ll see how coffee goes from a bean to a cup of Joe at a working coffee estate, visit steaming geysers at a volcano and soak in a secluded waterfall. At night, the city really comes alive with the sound of salsa from the local bars…while planning the trip with your travel specialist; ask for a list of our favorite salsa bars in San Jose for an authentic glimpse of Costa Rican culture.

Days 2-4


  • Spot wildlife high up in Arenal’s canopy on the Hanging Gardens tour.
  • Take time out from all the adventure and relax in natural hot springs.
  • Optional activities include horseback riding, a twilight nature walk & more.

As one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world, you’re never too far from experiencing Costa Rica’s natural beauty in Arenal. Although the Arenal Volcano is no longer spewing out hot lava there is plenty to do in the Arenal Volcano National Park from crossing hanging bridges through the canopy where you’ll be surrounded by playful monkeys and colorful, tropical birds to unwinding in some of the country’s best natural hot springs.

Days 4-6


  • Stunning boat ride across Lake Arenal on the way to Monteverde.
  • Fly through the air on some of Costa Rica’s longest zip lines.
  • Open-air gondola ride through Monteverde’s Cloud Forest.

As the jewel in the crown of the world’s cloud forest reserves, the immense biodiversity of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is spell-binding with a stunning display of the most sought-after flora and fauna in Costa Rica. Rise up through the treetops and explore the extensive canopy walkways and suspension bridges before taking one of Costa Rica’s longest and most exhilarating zip-lines back to ground level.

Days 6-9


  • Paddle through Tamarindo’s verdant mangroves and estuary.
  • Traveling between November-February? Ask about adding a turtle nesting tour!
  • Optional activities include horseback riding, surfing lessons and more.

White sand, swaying palm trees, secluded beaches and breathtaking sunsets…welcome to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast paradise! As well as having heavenly beaches, Tamarindo is one of the world’s most important turtle nesting sites for the endangered Leatherback turtle. If traveling between November and February, a moonlight tour to this protecting nesting site is a must! If not, then there is more than enough wildlife to spot when kayaking through the Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary Nature Reserve.

The Best of Costa Rica Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

(price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

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