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The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure

10 days, San José to San José

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Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes, or the beach? Do all three on this 10-day independent journey that proves why Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails, and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf, and great weather.

10 days

San José to San José

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There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: TCRBCC

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Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes, or the beach? Do all three on this 10-day independent journey that proves why Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails, and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf, and great weather.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Independent Travel

Independent trips are either entire trips you take privately or solo extensions to a group tour. Local staff are available on standby 24/7.

Age requirement: 2+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

10 days

San José to San José

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: TCRBCC

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Itinerary

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2San José/Tortuguero

Travel to Tortuguero NP and enjoy a guided boat trip and wildlife viewing in the canals and coastal jungle. In leisure time, relax at the secluded lodge or opt to go kayaking.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Tortuguero

Enjoy a guided tour of the Tortuguero canals. Keep your eyes peeled for toucans, parrots, herons, kingfishers, fishing bats, three-toed sloths, iguanas, and howler, white-faced and spider monkeys. Try to spot the tracks of river otters, collared peccaries, and Baird’s tapirs on the banks of the rivers and canals. Watch for caiman swimming in the waterways.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Tortuguero/La Fortuna

Transfer to the Arenal region. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and opt to soak in the hot springs.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5La Fortuna

Today is free and there are a number of adventure activities available. Feeling lazy? Take some time to rest and relax at the hotel.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6La Fortuna/Tamarindo

Transfer to the Guanacaste coast. Opt to surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach, or hang out in the shade of a palm tree.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Days 7–8Tamarindo

Spend time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Tamarindo/San José

Transfer back to the capital for the last night.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10San José

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided tours of the Tortuguero Canals and National Park
  • Free time in La Fortuna and Tamarindo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (9 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD355-465 for meals not included.

Transportation

Shared shuttle/van, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

Local guides

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

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The Best of Costa Rica Independent Adventure

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