Costa Rica Explorer

Upgraded, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Costa Rica has as many microclimates as it does opportunities for active adventures, and this 2-week journey will bring you the best of both. There's a visit to a cloud forest, but for a bigger jolt, opt to rappel down waterfalls or fly across ziplines above the treetops. For the caffeine connoisseur, we visit a coffee co-op and learn how it gets from bean to your cup. For a different pace, float through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park in search of wildlife. From the Caribbean beaches to the Pacific, this stunning tour embodies some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Tortilla Making and Home Dinner, La Fortuna Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde Your Discover Moment: Manuel Antonio
  • Arrival transfer
  • Boat tour of Tortuguero National Park
  • G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch
  • Tortilla-making and a typical lunch with a local family
  • Guided nature walk in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Guided excursion of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Spot wildlife while cruising the canals of tortuguero
  • Savour a local lunch at a g adventures-supported coffee co-op
  • Enjoy spectacular volcano views while soaking in hot springs
  • Hike the trails of reserves and national parks
  • Learn to make tortillas with a local family
  • Relax on the scenic pacific coast


San José Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
San José/Tortuguero Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing through the canals and coastal jungle. In leisure time, relax at the secluded lodge or this evening take an optional night boat excursion.
Tortuguero Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk to enjoy wildlife viewing in search of caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced Capuchin), sloths and basilisk lizards.
Tortuguero/La Fortuna Depart early and enjoy an included snack en route. This afternoon, visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a tour and local lunch. Arrive in La Fortuna this evening and relax at the pool taking in jungle and volcano views.
La Fortuna Explore Fortuna and take a tortilla-making lesson followed by a typical lunch with a local family in their home.
La Fortuna Free day in La Fortuna. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs or take a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
La Fortuna/Monteverde Travel to Monteverde.
Monteverde Take a guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.
Monteverde Free time to explore Monteverde.
Monteverde/Manuel Antonio Drive to Manuel Antonio and enjoy a guided walk in the scenic national park. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.
Manuel Antonio Take an included day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park.
Manuel Antonio Free time to explore Manuel Antonio and the National Park with option to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.
Manuel Antonio/San José Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.
San José Depart at any time.