"Compact Costa Rica dazzles with its incredible biodiversity, and landscapes that range from idyllic beaches and mangrove swamps to towering volcanoes and mist-shrouded cloud forest."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Costa Rica

If you’re a nature-lover or adventure-seeker, chances are high that you’ll thoroughly enjoy an escorted tour holiday of Costa Rica. In addition to being a land full of unspoiled beaches, lush rainforests, delightful wildlife and active volcanoes, Costa Rica is known for its great food, super-friendly people and an endless array of exciting activities.

Although a relatively small country, Costa Rica seems to have everything, so it’s impossible to do it all in just one trip. That said, you can easily pack a lot into an escorted tour to help make your dream Costa Rica holiday a reality.

The ‘Adventure Capital’ of Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano area which offers so many adrenaline activities, such as rappelling, zip lining, waterfall jumping and white water rafting. It’s also a great place to go if you enjoy bird watching, trekking or hiking. Countless escorted holidays take place here and in the surrounding area, and you can even visit several volcano-heated hot springs to help you unwind after your adventures.

Another unique place to visit during your Costa Rica holiday is Monteverde, a mystical area that’s situated in the mysterious cloud forest. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is covered by a cloud-like mist and is home to hundreds of species of birds and an amazing variety of orchids and flora. On an escorted tour, you’ll be able to admire the orchids, go bird watching and learn about the frog population. Even if you choose a horseback riding tour, you’ll still get to look at the different plants and see Monteverde’s diverse wildlife. If you’re really lucky, you may even spot a puma, ocelot or jaguar. But there’s more. Monteverde also boasts a magical butterfly garden, numerous hiking trails and the Selvatura treetop suspension bridges.

One of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica is Tortuguero National Park, where most tourists head to see nesting sea turtles and all kinds of wildlife, including sloths, monkeys and squirrels. It’s a vast area of creeks, lagoons and canals, so the best way to get around and see the animals is by boat. There are, however, some hiking trails here too.

Despite being the smallest national park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park receives the most visitors each year. There is so much to explore here, from stunning beaches and park trails to jungle life and endangered species. The park wildlife and reptiles include toucans, sloths, racoons, anteaters, iguanas, lizards, rare squirrel monkeys and hundreds of bird species. Dolphins and migrating whales have been spotted offshore from time to time, and crocodiles have shown their faces here as well. It’s not essential to take an escorted tour, but it might be best to hire a guide to help you make the most of your time here.

 

Escorted Touring Holiday Highlights of Costa Rica

  • Arenal Volcano: The region surrounding the Arenal Volcano offers superb hiking routes, rejuvenating hot springs and all kinds of wildlife including sloths and coatis. Known as the ‘Adventure Capital,’ it’s also the place to go for a range of exciting activities, such as rappelling, zip lining and waterfall jumping.
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: A unique ecosystem and a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast, Monteverde is home to many frogs, birds, butterflies and fun activities. It’s also one of few places where you can find most of Costa Rica’s native cat species. If you plan on hiking around the forest, we recommend you book an escorted tour so that you don’t miss anything!
  • Tortuguero National Park: A labyrinth of canals, Tortuguero is a significant turtle nesting site that is visited by tourists from across the globe. The area can be explored in different ways, but a boat tour is best if you want to discover as many animals, creeks and lagoons as possible.
  • Manual Antonio National Park: A top tourist attraction and a Costa Rica holiday highlight, Manual Antonio National Park is an experience like no other. Located on the Pacific Coast, the park includes beaches, forests, lagoons, mangroves and all kinds of birds, reptiles and mammals.

Tour Types in Costa Rica


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15 Nights

Central American Highlights

This trip crosses five Central American countries in just two weeks, taking in rich wildlife, rainforests and volcanoes, as well as sacred Maya sites, revolutionary cities and local indigenous villages.

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Starts:Antigua
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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14 Nights

Costa Rica Canopy and Coast

Costa Rica forests teem with life, from toucans to sloths. With adventure and beautiful beaches to boot, this two-week trip won't disappoint.

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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24 Nights

Central American Explorer

Highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala discovering verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, islands and ruins.

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Starts:Panama City
Ends:Antigua
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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13 Nights

Cycle Nicaragua to the Panama Canal

This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

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Starts:Granada
Ends:Panama City
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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10 Nights

Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension

A perfect week's getaway for travellers in search of Costa Rica's natural beauty

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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8 Nights

Highlights of Costa Rica

This trip showcases the main highlights of Costa Rica in only nine days including its diverse wildlife, imposing volcanoes and beautiful coastline.

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

Jungles, mountains and coast: Costa Rica is a natural paradise

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Cycle stretches of the Costa Rican Pacific coastline on this tour.

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Starts:San Jose (near to)
Ends:San Jose (near to)
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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14 Nights

Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday

Experience Costa Rica's beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and plentiful wildlife

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:6- 20
Operator:Exodus

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31 Nights

Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins

Explore and enjoy adventure on this tour Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins

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Starts:Playa del Carmen
Ends:San José
Group Size:16- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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13 Nights

Costa Rica on Two Wheels

On this cycling tour of Costa Rica we discover a diverse land rich with nature, towering volcanoes and abundant wildlife.

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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14 Nights

Costa Rica: Coast To Coast

Explore Costa Rica's diverse landscapes: from unspoilt tropical rainforest to volcanic craters and golden sandy beaches.

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
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7 Nights

Costa Rica Family Escape

A week's escape for all the family in vibrant Costa Rica

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose Airport
Group Size:8- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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14 Nights

Costa Rica Adventure

Natural highlights of Costa Rica from the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast 

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Starts:San Jose
Ends:San Jose Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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16 Nights

Volcano Trail: Waves & Local Ways

Discovery tour Volcano Trail: Waves & Local Ways, taking you through Antigua, Guatemala

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Starts:Antigua Guatemala
Ends:San José
Group Size:16- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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8 Nights

Costa Rica Family Experience

Explore and experience adventure on this Costa Rica Family Experience tour

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Starts:San José
Ends:San José
Group Size:10- 20
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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13 Nights

Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests

Discover Costa Rica may it conceals mysterious cloud forests, quiet beaches and extraordinary wildlife.

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Starts:San José
Ends:San José
Group Size:14- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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8 Nights

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

Explore multiple wildlife habitats in one week: verdant rainforest, lush mangroves, lava fields and serene cloud forests

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Starts:San José
Ends:San José
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

Wellness Costa Rica

Explore and get active with cultural trips and supporting local people in Costa Rica.

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Starts:San José
Ends:San José
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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13 Nights

Explore Costa Rica

Explore Isla Chora, Samara. Playa Samara , Sámara, San José,

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Starts:San José
Ends:San José
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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