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The Highlights of Costa Rica


14 days starting at $2,249/Person

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With this customizable adventure to Costa Rica, you’ll come face to face with the country’s highlight destinations and natural diversity. The architecture of San Jose is beautiful, the wildlife of Tortuguero is mind-blowing, exploring the volcano of Arenal is thrilling, the Cloud Forest of Monteverde is other-worldly, the cowboy culture of Rincon de la Vieja is fascinating and the beaches of Tamarindo are breath-taking.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Breakfast in Arenal

Arenal Canopy Tour

Traditional Lunch

Natural Hot Springs

Twilight Nature Hike

Slumbertime

14 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer volcanoes? More zip-lines? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Day 1-3

SAN JOSE

  • 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 3-5

TORTUGUERO

  • Sunrise wildlife tour to witness the jungle waking up around you.
  • Cruise through the diverse habitats of the Tortuguero National Park.
  • Add a guided evening turtle nesting tour if traveling between July-September.

Wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of the pristine natural surroundings of Tortuguero. One of Costa Rica’s most diverse National Parks in Costa Rica, you’ll be spotting sloths and monkeys in the high trees of the rainforests and crocodiles as you explore the wide canals. The long stretch of Tortuguero’s Caribbean coastline is also one of the most important turtle breeding sites in the world.

Days 5-7

ARENAL

  • 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 7-9

MONTEVERDE

  • 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 9-11

RINCON DE LA VIEJA

  • Explore the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on foot or zip-lining through the canopy.
  • Saddle up with sabaneros (Costa Rican cowboys) on a horseback riding tour.
  • Relax in natural volcanic mud pools and thermal springs.

Home to Costa Rica’s cowboys, you’ll be saddling up and screaming “yeehaw” in no time at all! Rincon de la Vieja has a stunning landscape with warm natural springs, volcanoes and wide open pastures to explore as well as learn about the unique sabanero history and culture.

Days 11-14

TAMARINDO

  • 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.

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Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
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Option 2: Superior
$2,999 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$4,209 /person
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