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We pride ourselves in delivering a comprehensive understanding of each activity, region, logistics and hotel we feature, unrivaled by bots and algorithms. By connecting the power of human perspective, we bring you a truly immersive and unparalleled experience. Get ready to explore with us and uncover a whole new dimension to your travels!
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We are specialized in customized itineraries, we rather stay away of just coordinating tours and transportation, we design complete comprehensive once in a lifetime experiences. Our itinerarires typically include transportation, naturalist guides, lodging and special experiences, visiting different regions of the country. Our services don´t include international flights.
How this works?
We are a group of Local Experts, our company has been in business uninterruptedly for the last 45+ years!
This is not a booking engine, or an automated program, this is purely HI (human intelligence), an enthusiastic group of human beings who look to interact with potential travelers. We encourage you to send the form only if you are willing to start a conversation (no obligations) about a possible vacation, our communication is mainly via email.
Make sure to let us know your must sees!
Think about how you want to feel when you get back home. We can plan your adventures to be serene, dynamic, or a mixture.
You may choose a broader itinerary where your Local Guides or your Costa Rica Expeditions Naturalist Guides will point out places, people, plants or animals and explain their significance and answer questions.
TIP: Is the beach a significant component for this vacation? If not, you may prefer to focus your time and money towards experiencing the highlights of Costa Rica such as rainforest, cloud forest, animal viewing, biodiversity, adventures in the forest, etc...
Often people want to visit too many places in too little time. Our customized designed itineraries are flexible, if you have high energy or are very athletic, we can include lots of adventures, just be sure to have us plan for some vacation rest too! Our Costa Rican vacations may include plenty of time for a hot tub under the stars, a spa, laughing by the pool, or meandering gently down a river.
TIP: When you plan to visit the country for less than 7 days, it is possible to experience a little bit of Costa Rica, but it is important to keep in mind that the driving times are longer than most travelers think, and it make take up to 4 hours to get from the central regions of the country to one of the coast areas to experience the beaches for example. If you plan to visit for less than 7 days, you need to ask yourself if you would be willing to move around during those 5 days considering the driving times.
If you have heard of a place, if you have read about a specific region or hotel that caught your attention, let us know and our Local Experts will let you know why you should or should not include it on your plan.
We love children, children are part of Costa Rica Expeditions DNA, our customized vacation packages offer perfect combinations of enjoyment and learning -with safety- for the entire family. Our varied nature activities and adventures are safe, fun and educational.
Your Travel Specialist will make sure that your vacation includes activities designed accordingly for your distinct interests. Kids and adults can enjoy a nature walk with a Guide or simply relishing a mighty waterfall hidden in the woods to more active tours such as kayak rides on the ocean or a thrilling canopy experience (depending on the age that allows them to enjoy in a safe way).
If you are traveling as a couple, just type the word “double”, if you need specific bedding requirement, this is a perfect time to let us know. We will do our best effort to get you the number of rooms and beds your party requires.
After knowing your specific interests, your Travel Specialist will make sure to include the best places to vacation in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. Although wildlife spotting is never guaranteed, it is common to get to see toucans, macaws, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, frogs and butterflies during a vacation in Costa Rica. Moreover, your Guides will know where to find dozens of species.
Your Guides are what make our wildlife observations extraordinary. Our guides know where there have recently been sightings of rare or endangered species. See the most important nesting place for Atlantic Green Turtles in the Western Hemisphere. It's all done from a safe distance, so as to not disturb the nature we're privileged to see
Our customized Costa Rica tour packages may include the experience of vegetation and wildlife in the misty, breezy, cool, cloud forest at 5000 feet.
Imagine being where there are some 1,200 species of wild orchids alone, or you can experience one of the safe, easy and exciting zip-line attractions or hanging bridges around the Arenal Volcano or in the Monteverde Cloud Forest
There are truly beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, but if your time is limited you may prefer to focus your time and money towards experiencing the highlights of Costa Rica such as rainforest, cloud forest, animal viewing, biodiversity, adventures in the forest, etc...just let us know what is most important for you on this vacation!
Floating, boating, kayaking, rafting, lake experiences, hiking to a hidden waterfalls, surfing the tropical beaches and more. These are only some of the tours we can include on our itinerary.
The Arenal Volcano region, the Pacuare River, the Peñas Blancas River or the Tortuguero Canals, or the Tamarindo or Manuel Antonio beaches are some of the best sceneries for these activities.
Our Guides will lead you, ensure your safety, using the latest equipment and look for ways to maximize your enjoyment.
While we recommend our guests saving some time to just relax during the vacation, the truth is that your vacation in Costa Rica can be as active as you like, and most important, all the action takes place in spots surrounded by fascinating scenery and wildlife.
As your itinerary emerges, we'll recommend those activities where a guide adds a lot.
We provide the safest equipment available, and you'll enjoy using.
The more specific you are about your total budget for your land services in Costa Rica (excluding international flights), the more prepared our Travel Specialists will be to offer you the best hotel choices and logistics within your budget.
Once you receive your first proposal, our Local Travel Specialist will be happy to continue fine-tuning the proposal until you feel 100% happy with the vacation plan!
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