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2018 Costa Rica: Natural Parks & Tropical Forests

Costa Rica: San José, San Carlos, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, San Gerardo de Dota

84% Traveler Excellence Rating Read reviews

13 Days from only $2995 including international airfare

Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Courtesy Franck Pinel
Pura Vida

Let this impressionistic film give you a sense of everyday life for Costa Rica’s people, rain forests, and beaches.

Courtesy Jordan Lee
Costa Rican Rodeo

Get an up-close-and-personal feel for the people at a Costa Rican rodeo; both those there to watch and those participating.

Courtesy of Mitch Hanley
Profiles in Process : Soyla Figuerero - Crafting a Cigar, or “Puro”

Watch a Cuban expatriate living in Costa Rica handcraft cigars from different varieties of tobacco leaves.

Courtesy Sebastien Duhem
Drone de Costa Rica

Get a bird’s-eye view of Costa Rica’s misty rain forests and verdant hills in this film.

Courtesy David Conover
The Squirrel Monkey of Costa Rica

Learn why locals are striving to protect Costa Rica’s population of squirrel monkeys.

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Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Private Adventures

Thinking about planning an adventure for a special occasion with your family? Or perhaps you want to celebrate with a group of your friends by traveling to a new destination? Whatever your reason, O.A.T. can help you tailor your experience with your family and friends when you reserve your own Private Adventure—helping you create a truly special adventure.

Here are some of the benefits of taking this trip as a Private Adventure:

  1. Travel in an exclusive group of friends or family members
    It’s always enjoyable to share your favorite travel memories with your loved ones—so imagine experiencing these unforgettable moments with those closest to you, like experiencing A Day in the Life of a Costa Rican village, where elementary school students will give you a glimpse into their everyday lives.
  2. Get personal, one-on-one time with your local Trip Leader
    Your Trip Leader will be dedicated to your group, offering local insights, adding unique firsthand perspectives, and ensuring each trip is personalized to your group’s needs. They want to make sure your adventure is one to remember as he or she shares their expert eyes when helping you and your group search for the rare resplendent quetzal.
  3. Tailor your adventure to your preferences
    Spend more time doing what interests your group most at the speed that fits your comfort level. For example, if you’d like to spend more time discovering the Renaissance façade, rich murals, and elaborate architectural detail of San José’s ornate Teatro Nacional, your Trip Leader can help to arrange that for your group.
Group Size Approximate additional cost
4-6 $900 per person
7-9 $400 per person
10+ $300 per person

How do you arrange a Private Adventure?

It’s simple: You choose the people you travel with. You choose the departure date. You choose the size of your group. O.A.T. does the rest.

Your lifelong memories are only a phone call away: Call us toll-free at 1-800-353-6262, press 3

This program is available on new reservations only, and cannot be combined with any offer within 60 days to departure or with our Group Travel program. The additional cost of a Private Departure is per person, on top of the departure price and varies by trip. Private Departures do not include any changes or additions to our standard itineraries. Age restrictions may apply. Ask your Group Sales Team for details. Additional taxes and fees will apply. Standard Terms & Conditions apply. Every effort has been made to present this information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.

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