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Tours to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is ideal for thrill-seekers. Fly down zip-wires over the jungle and walk on volcanoes in the same day. And for wildlife-lovers, stay in the rainforest and search for sloths. Listen to a chorus of crickets, frogs and more - from silence to a cacophony as the sun sets.

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Costa Rica

Discover our Costa Rica tours

Discover a land brimming with wildlife, volcanoes and rainforests on our Costa Rica tours and adventure tours. Our local leaders will guide you through a labyrinth of jungle waterways in the 'mini Amazon' of Tortuguero, or take you on a cycling tour along the Caribbean coast, through the rainforest and to the golden beaches of the Pacific.

Looking for a Costa Rica wildlife trip? Explore Manuel Antonio National Park for sightings of sloth, colorful toucan and white-faced capuchin monkey. For thrill-seekers, a zip wire flight through the jungle will get the heart pounding while our Costa Rica family tour will keep the kids entertained with rock jumping adventures, horse riding and active volcano expeditions.

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Our most popular Costa Rica tours

Explore Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code CC
Best seller
15 Days From US$3310 without flights
Best seller
14 Days From US$3320 without flights

Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code BCC
Best seller
9 Days From US$1800 without flights

Costa Rica - Coast to Coast

Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code DCC
Best seller
15 Days From US$3920 without flights

Central American Explorer

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Discovery Trip code CAE
25 Days From US$4200 without flights

Central American Highlights

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras Discovery Trip code CAQ
16 Days From US$2910 without flights

Cycle Costa Rica

Costa Rica Cycling Trip code CCR
14 Days From US$3360 without flights

Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension

Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code BCCB
Best seller
11 Days From US$2240 without flights

Family Costa Rica Highlights

Costa Rica Family Trip code FCB
9 Days From US$2520 without flights

Cycle Nicaragua to the Panama Canal

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama Cycling Trip code CNCP
14 Days From US$3350 without flights

Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Costa Rica, Nicaragua Walking and Trekking Trip code NCR
15 Days From US$2840 without flights

Costa Rica tour highlights 


For jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife wonders, Costa Rica ticks all the boxes. Embrace the pura vida lifestyle on our immersive small group vacations to Costa Rica, which can take you from through the highlights of Monteverde and Manuel Antonio to exploring Costa Rica by bicycle; if you’re looking for family vacations to Costa Rica, we have that covered too.

Traversing volcanic trails, discovering the wildlife of the dense cloud forest and escaping to laid-back Caribbean beaches: take a closer look at some of our favorite highlights of Costa Rica:

Tortuguero National Park
Perhaps one of Costa Rica’s most famous inhabitant is the sloth. One of the best places to view sloths is Tortuguero National Park, a coastal reserve where the rainforest meets the sea in a network of complex canals and lagoons. It’s known as the ‘mini Amazon’ for its diversity of wildlife. Accommodation here is generally in traditional forest lodges, where you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with sloths, as well as a variety of birdlife including heron, stork and kingfisher who feed on the rich fish stocks. Tortuguero National Park actually translates as ‘land of the turtles’, so as well as the furry and feathered inhabitants you may also get to spot the sea turtles that call the area home. You can go sloth-spotting in Tortuguero National Park on many of our Costa Rica trips, including our best-selling Explore Costa Rica tour or our shorter Highlights of Costa Rica adventure.

Volcanoes
Costa Rica’s volcanoes are a must-see for all visitors, whether you come for the spectacular views or the hiking trails. Arenal is an active volcano and is perhaps the country’s best-known, situated in the north of the country. You can view the volcano from a variety of angles on one of the many great footpaths – or perhaps try something more adventurous like rafting or zip-wiring, perfect if you’re traveling as a family. The base of the volcano is edged by the tranquil Lake Arenal, and if you opt for our Cycle Costa Rica vacation you’ll skirt the northern shores of the lake with magnificent views of the volcano’s perfectly conical shape.


Rainforests and cloud forests
With monkeys swinging in the trees to a cacophony of sound, exploring the Costa Rican rainforest is a multi-sensory experience. One of the finest examples of dense jungle is in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, believed to have been inhabited since 3000BC. If you’re feeling brave you can fly through the treetops on a zip-line, or perhaps take a jaw-dropping stroll along the treetop walkways. At night the cloud forest comes alive; on a nocturnal walking tour you may spot tarantulas or pacas – a spotty herbivorous rodent.
 

Solo travel in Costa Rica


Every one of our Costa Rica vacations is ideally suited to solo travelers. It depends on the tour, but generally around half of all our customers will be traveling solo. If you’re a solo traveler considering an Explore vacation, you can be sure that you’ll meet likeminded fellow travelers on the trip. You can leave all of the logistics to us and just enjoy preparing for your vacation.

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