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Is Costa Rica Expeditions
Worth the Extra Money?

Visited December 2015
It was well worth the money.... a trip like this could be a nightmare. More... GBNorthstar Granite Bay, California
catydid
seattle
“Outstanding service - a stress free vacation!”
4 de 5 estrellas

We utilized Costa Rica Expeditions (CSE) for our first trip to Costa Rica

Two nights in San Jose

Four nights in Osa peninsula (Drake Bay)

Four nights in Monteverde

Four nights in Arenal

We are experienced travelers, and usually do our own planning and booking.

Here is what we paid for in using CSE services (and it was worth every penny):

Friendly faces that met us at every transfer point.

Knowledgeable coordinators in the transfer vans who educated us and shared local information and Costa Rican culture.

Clean, modern vans (always on time!) with only a few people (I think we only had one van where there was another couple with us).

Drivers were courteous and very safe (if you have been on the roads to Monteverde or over to Arenal you understand why this is important!)

Accommodations that were top notch - as advertised and great quality for people, place and rooms.

Activities with Guides who were uniformly professional and friendly.

Most importantly, we had a stress free vacation and could just relax and enjoy our immersion in Costa Rica.

No worries if a taxi would make it, no wrong directions or missed connections, no activities with large groups of people tramping about.

When you get to price, ask yourself what you are paying for. In our case, we completed our fourteen-night trip with NO hiccups, mishaps or mis-communications.

Every activity well worth the time and expense, every contingency planned for and covered.

An outstanding company of motivated, friendly professionals with your positive vacation experience in Costa Rica as their goal. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2016
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Visited January 2015
They certainly earn their reputation and their fees. More... Tracey B Los Altos, California
Visited January 2015
It was not only the value for money that was so appealing. More... A H Melbourne, Australia
Visited July 2014
At first when booking this I thought it was a little bit expensive, but soon realized it was worth every penny! I wish we had booked our entire Costa Rica vacation with them. More... katw291 San Carlos, California
Visited December 2015
You may pay a bit extra for a tour company like CRE but it's well worth it. More... David F
Visited November 2015
Costa Rica Expeditions took the time to find out what we wanted to do and how much we could afford and put it all together into a fabulous vacation. More... jrayda Phoenix, Arizona
Visited January 2015
It was not only the value for money that was so appealing. More... A H Melbourne, Australia
Visited June 2016
On Jan 2015, my daughter and myself decided to pay the difference and take the more expensive 'white glove' tour. The rafting itself was fantastic. We were the only boats in sight. More... Saar_Vardyzer Hod Hasharon, Israel