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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.

Travel Protection Plan

Enjoy peace of mind with OAT’s New & Improved Travel Protection Plan

A new grandchild … a wedding invitation … missing baggage … an unexpected illness or injury. When life brings unexpected surprises, our Travel Protection Plan is here to help. And we’ve increased our coverage benefits—at no additional cost to you—to help you secure even greater peace of mind.

What's new

Coverage Was (up to) Now (up to)
Trip Interruption 100% 150%
Travel Delay $750 $300 per day up to $1,500
Missed Connections $750 $1,500
Baggage Damage or Loss $1,500 $3,000
Baggage Delay $250 maximum $250 per day up to $1,000 maximum

Enhanced Travel Protection Benefits

Trip Cancellation

  • Retain the FULL value of your trip—including your deposit—any time you need to cancel your trip, up until the day you depart

Pre-existing Conditions

  • Purchase early and we’ll waive the pre-existing condition exclusion

Medical Coverage (up to)

  • $50,000 in medical expenses
  • $500,000 in emergency medical evacuation
  • $750 in dental expenses

Baggage Protection (up to)

  • $250 per day up to $1,000 for baggage delays
  • $3,000 for baggage and personal effects damages or loss

Additional Coverage

  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Up to $1,500 for missed connections
  • 150% refunds for trip interruption
  • $300 per day up to $1,500 for travel delays
  • Increased compensation for accidental death & dismemberment

Plus, Third Party Airfare Coverage

When you purchase Land Tour-only Travel Protection, you can extend that coverage to the air arrangements you make on your own. Protect your frequent flyer miles; be covered in the event of travel interruptions, baggage issues, and more.

Click below to read our Travel Planning Guide on Costa Rica: Natural Parks & Tropical Forests

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