My Wishlist (0)

Costa Rica Experience

From £855 for 9 days
Trip Overview

Discover a region of natural diversity, cultural riches and laidback vibes on a nine-day jungle jaunt through Costa Rica. Thanks to a longstanding tradition of preserving its natural assets, much of the country’s primary rainforest still stands, opportunities for nature-based adventures are endless and the beaches on both coasts are nothing short of picturesque. Kick back in the rustic beach town of Quepos, explore the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde, and get to know the locals by lending a hand on a rural farmstay near Santa Rosa de Pocosol. Explore the depths of this colourful and vibrant country with plenty of time to make this trip your own.

Essential Info
Starts: San Jose
Ends: San Jose
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVSS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Costa Rica
What's Included

Meals

1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,Shared vehicle,Public bus,Shared boat

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   San Jose is Costa Rica’s cultural heart. Spend time wandering through the artisan stalls of the main Plaza de la Cultura, with plenty of time to stop for a refresco (smoothie) and to do some people watching.

•   Lend a hand at a farmstay outside of Santa Rosa de Pocosol, and learn some home-cooked recipes and techniques from the locals on a visit to the Juanilama agricultural community.

•   Marvel at the size and stature of the Arenal Volcano on the horizon, perhaps taking a soak and relaxing in La Fortuna’s lava-heated thermal springs.

•   Try to spot the elusive resplendent quetzal when you’re exploring Monteverde’s steamy cloud forests. Better yet, why not consider a jungle zip-line to get high in the sky?

•   With plenty of time to chill out at your own pace, Quepos’ surf vibe is ideal for catching some waves, lazing on the white-sand beaches or hiking the lush trails of Manuel Antonio with your travel pals.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 13th Feb 2021
Returning: 21st Feb 2021
£920pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Mar 2021
Returning: 14th Mar 2021
£920pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Apr 2021
Returning: 13th Apr 2021
£900pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Apr 2021
Returning: 18th Apr 2021
£890pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Apr 2021
Returning: 2nd May 2021
£890pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 16th May 2021
£890pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd May 2021
Returning: 30th May 2021
£855pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Jun 2021
Returning: 13th Jun 2021
£855pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Jun 2021
Returning: 4th Jul 2021
£855pp
G
Availability: Good
Show more dates
Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Costa Rica. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere. If you arrive with time to spare, a good place to start exploring is the main plaza – perfect for some people watching. Artisan booths are common here and you never know when there'll be a spontaneous art fair. Have a look at the Gold Museum which has an amazing collection of indigenous gold art. If these cultural gems get you in the mood for a bit of shopping, head to the outdoor market in Plaza de la Cultura or the Central Market – stocking anything from handicrafts to seafood.
   Print Trip Notes
Similar Trips

TRIP CODE
IQCFS

GROUP TOUR from £1560 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Dive into the heart of one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, travelling along rivers, through dense rainforest, past towering volcanoes and to blissful beaches on a journey that will awaken your inner nature-lover
- Glide through the waterways of Tortuguero NP, seek out monkeys and turtles by foot and boat, and drift off to sleep surrounded by the sounds of wildlife
- Get active on an incredible range of outdoor pursuits, from battling rapids while whitewater rafting to climbing up to volcanic craters, safariing for crocs, and hiking through jungle

TRIP CODE
IQVSR

GROUP TOUR from £1215 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Stroll through lively markets in San Jose
- Explore the jungle in the Tortuguero National Park
- Chill out to the sounds of nature in Sarapiqui

TRIP CODE
IQVRRC

GROUP TOUR from £4330 for 59 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Discover Central America, a land of mysterious Mayan ruins, active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles. See the sights and engage in a wide range of optional activities across eight different countries on this epic Latin adventure.
- Whether its slumbering on the sands of Playa del Carmen, gazing at the pyramids of Tikal or haggling in the markets of Chichicastenango, you'll experience multiple sides of Central America.
- You've never seen true colour until you've been to a Mexican market. Practice your bargaining skills, snap some photos and pick up traditional handicrafts at the markets in multiple destinations.
Related Blog Posts
Reviews
We're still waiting for reviews to come through for this adventure. Why not book on this and review it for us?
Intrepid Terms & Conditions
Share this trip
 
Go to our sister site: