Costa Rica Escorted Tours - Traditional Painted Oxcart

Cultural Experiences of Costa Rica | 8-Day Costa Rica Escorted Tour

 
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this 8-day guided tour of San José, Monteverde and Guanacaste. Sample traditional foods, tour the countryside and meet the local artisans and farmers at the heart and soul of Costa Rica.
 

Cultural Experiences of Costa Rica Escorted Tour

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Frog on flower in Costa Rica rainforest
 
 
Arrive at San Jose, Costa Rica

Day One - San José Arrival

Meet and greet at San José International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your San José hotel.
Overnight in San José

Includes: Tour Guide, air-conditioned transportation, airport meet and greet.

Superior Hotel Option: Barceló San José

 
 
San Jose

Day Two - San José

You'll begin your Central Valley adventure with a morning tour of the city. See the National Museum, National Theater, the Central Market and more. After a traditional lunch with a Costa Rican host family, you'll spend the afternoon driving through the countryside, visiting a mountain village and a coffee plantation. After learning everything there is to know about Costa Rican coffee, celebrate with a welcome dinner and dance before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in San José

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, air-conditioned transportation, tour guide and entrance fee.

 
 
painted ox cart IrazĂș Volcano

Day Three - Cartago and Irazú Volcano

Today your destination is Cartago, the old capital city of Costa Rica. Along the way, you'll drive up the slopes of the Irazú and see the farms that flourish in the rich volcanic soil. Enjoy the view from the 11,300 foot summit - on a clear day, you can see the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at once. After, you'll visit the Los Angeles Basilica in Cartago, a famous Catholic church with a long history.
Overnight in San José

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, air-conditioned transportation, tour guide and entrance fees.

 
 
Monteverde Butterflies

Day Four - Transfer to Monteverde

Enjoy your breakfast, then board your air-conditioned transportation to begin your journey to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This reserve is the home of one of the world's most diverse selections of plants and animals, and you'll see plenty of them on the three hour drive to your hotel in Monteverde. Relax for the evening, or enjoy an optional tour for an additional fee: Canopy Tour, Sky Walk, Frog Pond or Butterfly Farm.
Overnight in Monteverde

Includes: Breakfast, air-conditioned transportation, tour guide and entrance fee.

Superior Hotel Option: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
Deluxe Hotel Option: El Establo - Mountain Hotel & Private Reserve

 
 
Monteverde cultural tour

Day Five - Monteverde

Day Five offers three tour options presented by the students of the Technical & Professional School of Monteverde. The Farm Tour presents an introduction to organic farming and a working dairy. The Reforesting Tour allows you to give back to Costa Rica by planting a native or endangered tree. In the Cooking Class, you'll learn to make traditional Costa Rican food like tortillas, sweet plantain, gallo pinto and agua dulche.
Overnight in Monteverde

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, air-conditioned transportation and tour guide.

 
 
Llano de Cortes waterfall, Guanacaste

Day Six - Transfer to Guanacaste

After breakfast it is time to make your way to the tropical beaches of Guanacaste. Your guide will introduce you to the area as you make your way across the country on this three hour tour.
Overnight in Guanacaste

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, air-conditioned transportation and tour guide.

Superior Hotel Option: Riu Guanacaste - All-Inclusive
Deluxe Hotel Option: Riu Palace Costa Rica - All-Inclusive

 
 
Beach, Guanacaste

Day Seven - Guanacaste Cultural Tour

Experience Guanacaste through its people on this afternoon tour. You'll hear traditional rhyming stories, called "retajilas", taste locally made tortillas and liquor, watch elementary school students perform dances and songs and have the opportunity to purchase unique crafts and souveniers.
Overnight in Guanacaste

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, air-conditioned transportation, tour guide and entrance fee.

 
 
Macaws in flight

Day Eight - Departure from Liberia Airport

A guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to LIR International Airport.

Includes: Breakfast and ground transportation.

 
 

Included in Escorted Tours:

  • Guaranteed departures every other Saturday with no minimum travelers required
  • Licensed and certified tour guide and drivers throughout
  • Choice of Superior or Deluxe accommodations
  • Most meals are included
  • Multiple activities, tours and experiences
  • Private land transportation, airport greeting and luggage handling
Pre- and post- tour stays are available
Due to the personalization of each guided vacation, bookings must me made over the phone Call Our Dedicated Costa Rica Experts at
800-448-3333
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