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Essential Costa Rica: 8-Day Tour


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Discover the best of Costa Rica on an 8-day, 7-night tour that blends comfort and adventure in one of the world?s most scenic countries. Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour as you explore with an experienced guide and a professional photographer, and visit towering waterfalls, soak in thermal hot springs then soar through the jungle canopy on a thrilling zip line. Travel by air-conditioned bus, horse and riverboat, discover exotic wildlife in cloud forests, volcanoes, and lush jungles, and soak up the sun on a perfect Pacific beach.


  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • An ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a professional photographer

What You Can Expect

Day 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica! Get ready to explore Guanacaste and enjoy all the eco-diversity Costa Rica has for you. You will land at the Liberia International Airport where a shuttle service from the Hilton will meet you and take you to your first night?s stay at The Hilton Garden Inn where you will rest, relax and prepare for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2:

Once you?ve finished enjoying the amazing buffet breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, you will be taken to The Hacienda Guachipelin for a fully loaded adventure day tour that includes zip lining, majestic waterfalls, a canyon tour, tubing adventure, thermal waters, hot springs, and horseback riding. You will then enjoy a lunch buffet at the restaurant with the rest of the group. After this amazing journey, you will then spend the night at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin or Hotel Borinquen depending on availability.

Day 3:

Right after breakfast, you will be taken to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It has been ranked 14th in terms of places you must visit in the world. Here you will trek through the cloud forest on board the Sky Walk and Sky Tram Tour. You will be able to see the cloud forest from a bird?s eye view. Since the sky tram resides high over the forest canopy, you will observe wildlife as it happens.

Day 4:

Hotel El Establo offers an exquisite breakfast and right after this Palo Verde National Park is your next destination. Here you will get the opportunity to embark on a boat safari tour and get a close-up view of crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of different species of birds and reptiles. After this adventure, you will be visiting the cultural pottery town of Guaitil and learn about the Costa Rican traditions and culture while observing how pottery has been made for centuries. You will also acquire knowledge about historical facts of Costa Rica. Afterwards, you will make a quick stop to visit the oldest church in Costa Rica, built in 1644 in Nicoya. After a short drive from Nicoya to Playa Samara, you will then arrive at the Hotel Villas Playa Samara for the rest of your trip.

Day 5-7:

You will be at Hotel Villas Playa Samara enjoying one of the most magnificent beaches that Costa Rica offers. Recently voted the 2nd best beach in Central America by TripAdvisor; Samara is a top destination to relax and enjoy the sand and sun. Hotel Villas Playa Samara has many other benefits at your service. You will also be entitled to a 2 for 1 discount in Spa Packages.

Day 8:

Time to go back home! You will be taken back to the airport right on time for your flight back home. Enjoy this Costa Rica adventure arranged specially for you.


  • 7-nights, 8-days in Costa Rica
  • Volcano, Guaitil Pottery Village, beach and forest tours and activities
  • Driver, bilingual guide and photographer
  • 3.5 to 4-Star hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast every day of your stay
  • Extra meals as described
  • 100% guaranteed departures
  • The most inclusions of any tour
  • Stay at the hotels listed is 100% guaranteed


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Fees (15%) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE, THIS MUST BE PAY DIRECTLY TO COSTA RICA MONKEY TOURS (Costa Rica Monkey Tours will collect any moment during your stay in Costa Rica or before get the country).
  • Flight Tickets

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Fees (15%) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE, THIS MUST BE PAY DIRECTLY TO COSTA RICA MONKEY TOURS (Costa Rica Monkey Tours will collect any moment during your stay in Costa Rica or before get the country).
  • Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
  • This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from Guanacaste ?(LIR) Airport.
  • Prices available for travel in 2018-2019.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Schedule and Pricing

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Departure point

Guanacaste Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica. Arrive at the airport and take the Hilton Garden Inn shuttle

Departure time

Varies (depending on flight’s arrival time)


8 days (approx.)

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