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Costa Rica Quest
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Nature called you to Costa Ricanow here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Ricas highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the regions diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beachour CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.

Latin America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: CRQ.B/201502
  • Starts: San José, Costa Rica
  • Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
You will Visit
  • San José
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Quepos

Itinerary

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Day 1: San José

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: San José/La Fortuna

Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to the Arenal region and take advantage of a free afternoon and a full free day to experience the adventure activities and natural wonders of the area. Enjoy an included relaxing soak in the local hot springs.
La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering.

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Day 3: La Fortuna

Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures, amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.
Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.

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Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde

Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.
Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise.

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Day 5: Monteverde

Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, walk across suspended bridges through the forest canopy, or go horseback riding in the hills.

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Day 6: Monteverde/Quepos

Travel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and perhaps learn how to salsa.
Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip.

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Day 7: Quepos

Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.

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Day 8: Quepos/San José

Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital.

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Day 9: San José

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures-supported coffee plantation tour with local lunch (Sarapiquí)
    • Hot springs visit (La Fortuna)
    • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
    • Beach time in Quepos/Manuel Antonio
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, boat, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano
  • Watch the sunset over the Pacific
  • Learn about coffee production and support a local community


Reviews (10)
Melissa I Posted on: 

I had a fabulous time. The trip was action packed fun. I enjoyed meeting new people. All the tours and activities were well organized and full of information.

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Lisa M Posted on: 

The tour was very enjoyable. I have great pictures to prove it.

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David C Posted on: 

The "Costa Rica Quest" was fantastic, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Amber B Posted on: 

The "Costa Rica Quest" was excellent! We enjoyed all the activities, our guide and the others that joined us for the adventure.

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Shelley A Posted on: 

The trip was fantastic and stress free. The other tour participants were a lot of fun and I continue to keep in touch with them. The group atmosphere really added to the experience.

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Adrianne C Posted on: 

It was a lot of fun and very well planned out with a variety of activities to choose from. I had a blast.

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Yasamin K Posted on: 

This was my first G Adventures tour, and I would definitely do it again. Our tour guide was awesome.

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Adan R Posted on: 

The trip was excellent. Very balanced group and our tour guide (Mayra Arboleda) was very efficient, helpful and resourceful. She provided us with some options that did made our trip more enjoyable and with less time on the road and more time in the forest and beach. This is my 4th trip with G Adventures and just a great as the others.

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P. Victoria Anne W Posted on: 

Our guide was exceptional. Her knowledge of each area and unwavering commitment to ensure that we all had the most positive experience did not go unnoticed. This was the best trip I have ever taken, and I would not hesitate to travel with her again. There were plenty of activities to choose from, so we could take advantage of as little or as much as we liked. The drivers were friendly and accommodating.

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Cindilu K Posted on: 

This was a truly magical experience. The mix of company was great, and our tour leader, Francesca, was incredibly knowledgeable and informative regarding local custom and culture.

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