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TailorMade: Costa Rica Quest

Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Culture, nature, animals and adventure — Costa Rica has it all. Go paddling through rapids in La Fortuna, embark on a night walk in Monteverde to spot nocturnal animals, and hike along Manuel Antonio National Park to take in the incredible views. With endless add-on activities and selections, this tour to Costa Rica can be made unique to how you travel best.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: CRQTM/250599
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: San José, San José
  • Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • San José
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Quepos

Itinerary

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Day 1: San José

Arrive at any time. Your arrival transfer is included.

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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 upon arrival into La Fortuna, get right in the swing of things with an afternoon of canyoning past waterfalls in the jungle. In the evening and chill at the pool as you take in views of the surrounding jungle and volcanoes.

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Day 3: La Fortuna

Take in the sights of the river filled with amazing wildlife and natural wonders with a day of adrenaline packed white water rafting on the Sarapiquí River. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders' paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. In the evening, relax in the soothing waters of the local hot springs.

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Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde

Travel by bus and boat across Lake Arenal through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Arrive in time to venture out and explore this nature-lover's paradise. In the evening, Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.

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Day 5: Monteverde

In the morning, explore the cloud forest in a totally new light with a guided tour of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. In the afternoon, continue to take in the best of Monteverde from a bird's eye view flying across the the canopy on a series of ziplines.

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Day 6: Monteverde/Quepos

Travel to the Pacific Coast town of Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park.

Spend the afternoon in 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. Hike, swim and see the wildlife that makes this park so special. Opt to go on a night out and perhaps learn how to salsa.
The small town of Quepos is on the Pacific Coast and this region of Costa Rica is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and nearby sea. A short distance away, Manuel Antonio National Park offers beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise water, ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing.

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Day 7: Quepos

In the morning, set sail with a Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour. Soak in the sun from a 100ft catamaran, with an included snorkel excursion. Spend the rest the day relaxing on the beach, hiking, learning to hang 10, kayaking, fishing, or horseback riding.

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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. Your departure transfer is included.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí Your Wellness Moment: Hot Springs, La Fortuna
    • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
    • Free time in La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Quepos
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, boat, local bus, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit a community coffee plantation
  • Go canyoning past waterfalls in La Fortuna
  • Spot nocturnal animals in Monteverde's cloud forest after dark
  • Swim in warm turquoise waters at Manuel Antonio National Park