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Costa Rica may be small but it offers big adventure. This two-week tour ventures off the beaten path to a lush and wild world. Stop in at a reforestation project, visit a sea turtle conservancy program, opt to zip-line through the jungle canopy, and have a soak in volcanic hot springs. Riding a wave of “pura vida,” experience pure travel joy.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: San José to San José
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, Avg 12.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (11 nts), rustic jungle lodge (2 nts).
  • Transport: Private vehicle, shuttle van, boat, walking.
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Hear a lecture from a researcher at the Monteverde Institute, learn how to make tortillas during a visit to a local family home, spot wildlife while cruising the canals of Tortuguero, enjoy spectacular volcano views while soaking in hot springs, learn all about sea turtles with an expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 San José
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 San José/Tortuguero
Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing along canals and the coastal jungle. After, relax at our secluded lodge or take an optional night boat excursion. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3 Tortuguero
Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk. Search for caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards. Also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a non-profit organization co-founded by Archie Carr, a National Geographic grantee. Learn about the research and conservation initiatives that have been instrumental in saving the Caribbean green turtle from extinction. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4 Tortuguero/La Fortuna
Depart early and visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative. Take a tour of the co-op and dig into a local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna in the evening and relax at the pool as you take in views of the surrounding jungle and volcanoes. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 5 La Fortuna
Explore La Fortuna with numerous optional activities. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Once the tortillas are ready, dig into a tasty “casado” — a typical Costa Rican dish that’s made with black beans, plantains, and your very own tortillas. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 6 La Fortuna
Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs, or taking a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 La Fortuna/Monteverde
From La Fortuna, we make our way by road and boat up to the misty mountain air of the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend two days exploring the town and nearby Forest Reserve, truly a bird lover’s paradise. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Monteverde
Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You’ll also have some free time after to zipline, walk along hanging bridges, or explore the town. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Monteverde
Visit the Monteverde Institute, which has served as the base for numerous National Geographic-funded explorers and researchers studying the famed canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy a lecture by one of the researchers before playing an active role in this project, visiting the National Geographic-sponsored research plot and planting trees, assisting in the nurseries, or collecting data. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio
Drive to Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Manuel Antonio
Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park. After, enjoy free time at the beach. Meals included: breakfast
Day 12 Manuel Antonio
Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby beaches. Meals included: breakfast
Day 13 Manuel Antonio/San José
Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 San José
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
Aug 11
11 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019
14 days
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22040 SEK 18743 SEK
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  • Ends in San José
Price per person 22040 SEK 18743 SEK
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Sep 08
08 Sep 2019 21 Sep 2019
14 days
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20255 SEK 17220 SEK
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Price per person 20255 SEK 17220 SEK
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Oct 27
27 Oct 2019 09 Nov 2019
14 days
7+ left
20255 SEK 18239 SEK
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  • Ends in San José
Price per person 20255 SEK 18239 SEK
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