13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero & Manuel Antonio

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$2389*

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Tryp Sabana Hotel by Wyndham San Jose
Aninga Boutique Hotel Tortuguero
Hotel Evergreen Tortuguero
Arenal Volcano Inn Arenal
Mountain Paradise Hotel Arenal
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
Shana Hotel & Spa Manuel Antonio

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Is This Trip Right for You?

Tropical climate year round makes Costa Rica an ideal location for your moderate to activity-filled holiday, which may include zip lining, hiking, swimming, sailing, wildlife viewing, beaches, hot springs, volcanoes and so much more. Accommodations suit the natural, biodiverse environment. Clean, comfortable lodges in regional colors and décor may have fan-cooled rooms or air-conditioning, depending upon location. Specifically, some hotels in Monteverde and Tortuguero are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning which may be uncomfortable during heat waves. Road travel will be picturesque and allow you to experience the uniquely "Costa Rican massage" of often unpaved, pot-holed roads providing the only access between cities. Expect uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Hotels in Tortuguero are reached by a short boat ride. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-San Jose, San Jose-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights San Jose
    • 2 nights Tortuguero
    • 2 nights Arenal
    • 2 nights Monteverde
    • 3 nights Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Enjoy a boat tour along the Tortuguero canals, through the heart of the Costa Rican jungle
  • Tour downtown San Jose, enjoying its many historical & architectural jewels
  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
  • In Arenal, view the now dormant conical-shaped Arenal Volcano
  • Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • At Manuel Antonio enjoy the beach and an exuberant tropical forest

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

Tropical climate year round makes Costa Rica an ideal location for your moderate to activity-filled holiday, which may include zip lining, hiking, swimming, sailing, wildlife viewing, beaches, hot springs, volcanoes and so much more. Accommodations suit the natural, biodiverse environment. Clean, comfortable lodges in regional colors and décor may have fan-cooled rooms or air-conditioning, depending upon location. Specifically, some hotels in Monteverde and Tortuguero are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning which may be uncomfortable during heat waves. Road travel will be picturesque and allow you to experience the uniquely "Costa Rican massage" of often unpaved, pot-holed roads providing the only access between cities. Expect uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Hotels in Tortuguero are reached by a short boat ride. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for your adventure in eco-rich Costa Rica, often called "Pura Vida" - the country with a relaxing and happy lifestyle
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Thursday - Travel to Tortuguero
Depart San Jose this morning traveling east to the shores of the scenic Caribbean coast. See the lush vegetation along with acres of banana plantations, one of Costa Rica’s major exports. At a nearby port, board a motor launch that takes you to the canals in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle with their unique flora and fauna. Perhaps you'll spot Toucans, Jacamars and even Screech Owls. Truly a nature lover's paradise! Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero in time for lunch. After, drive to the village for a walking tour. Here, you learn about the significant conservation efforts developed to protect sea turtles that come to nest here each year along the 22 miles of protected coastline. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Tortuguero
Awaken this morning to the sounds of the jungle in one of the most remote areas of Costa Rica. Tortuguero is a magical area where the lagoons, rivers and canals are a never-ending story of marine biology. Acquaint yourself with the many tree and insect species of Costa Rica on an easy guided hike through trails in the nearby rainforest. Learn first-hand how wildlife here interacts with forest plants, thus achieving a perfect balance of each species. After lunch, a boat takes you through remote unspoiled sections of the park's waterways on the winding canals where you're likely to see turtles, caimans, monkeys, and many colorful tropical birds thriving in the wild. Dinner together at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to San Jose
Travel by motor launch and motor coach this morning on your return to San Jose, center of Costa Rica's best museums, including the Gold Museum and the Costa Rica Art Museum. Take the afternoon to independently explore the city. Be sure to visit the Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge, which features temporary exhibitions by contemporary Costa Rican and Central American artists. Perhaps, shop for handicrafts in the Central Plaza, filled with artists selling their wares. This evening, enjoy a drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Later this evening after checking into your hotel, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant in Arenal
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps spend the day on the optional Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a dinner
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest
In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, dinner at a local Monteverde restaurant
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired

DAY 9, Thursday - Travel to Manuel Antonio
Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean's shores - it's not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer's paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area. In town tonight, you're sure to find great food, music, trendy bars and lots of activity
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Today, tour Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most visited conservation areas. Its large land and marine biodiversity and beautiful coral reefs make this one of the world's most impressive natural habitats. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the best of nature and the peace and tranquility. Optional adventures include diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, fishing, a canopy tour, and much more
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Enjoy all of the pleasures of your final day in Manuel Antonio National Park. Relax at the beach while savoring the gorgeous surroundings. Consider joining the optional Catamaran Cruise that sails along the coast with picturesque views of the wildlife and vegetation. You can relax in one of the two jacuzzis, or have fun on the two giant trampolines or water slides. Time at Biesanz Beach for snorkeling while you have up-close sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat. Tonight, dinner together at one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio. It's time to bid farewell to your Tour Manager, traveling companions and to "Pura Vida"
Optional: Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Travel to San Jose
Today travel back to San Jose stopping in Maravillas de Costa Rica to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently, revisit some of the galleries and museums or linger at a lovely restaurant for dinner tonight. Perhaps, join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed and the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city
Optional: San Jose City Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Monday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Costa Rica
Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for your adventure in eco-rich Costa Rica, often called "Pura Vida" - the country with a relaxing and happy lifestyle
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Sunday - Travel to Tortuguero
Depart San Jose this morning traveling east to the shores of the scenic Caribbean coast. See the lush vegetation along with acres of banana plantations, one of Costa Rica’s major exports. At a nearby port, board a motor launch that takes you to the canals in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle with their unique flora and fauna. Perhaps you'll spot Toucans, Jacamars and even Screech Owls. Truly a nature lover's paradise! Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero in time for lunch. After, drive to the village for a walking tour. Here, you learn about the significant conservation efforts developed to protect sea turtles that come to nest here each year along the 22 miles of protected coastline. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Tortuguero
Awaken this morning to the sounds of the jungle in one of the most remote areas of Costa Rica. Tortuguero is a magical area where the lagoons, rivers and canals are a never-ending story of marine biology. Acquaint yourself with the many tree and insect species of Costa Rica on an easy guided hike through trails in the nearby rainforest. Learn first-hand how wildlife here interacts with forest plants, thus achieving a perfect balance of each species. After lunch, a boat takes you through remote unspoiled sections of the park's waterways on the winding canals where you're likely to see turtles, caimans, monkeys, and many colorful tropical birds thriving in the wild. Dinner together at the lodge
Overnight: Tortuguero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Travel to San Jose
Travel by motor launch and motor coach this morning on your return to San Jose, center of Costa Rica's best museums, including the Gold Museum and the Costa Rica Art Museum. Take the afternoon to independently explore the city. Be sure to visit the Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge, which features temporary exhibitions by contemporary Costa Rican and Central American artists. Perhaps, shop for handicrafts in the Central Plaza, filled with artists selling their wares. This evening, enjoy a drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Wednesday - Travel to Arenal
Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. Later this evening after checking into your hotel, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant in Arenal
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps spend the day on the optional Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a dinner
Optional: Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour
Optional: EcoTermales Hot Springs with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest
In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, dinner at a local Monteverde restaurant
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)*
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired

DAY 9, Sunday - Travel to Manuel Antonio
Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean's shores - it's not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer's paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area. In town tonight, you're sure to find great food, music, trendy bars and lots of activity
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Enjoy a day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. Perhaps relax at the beach while savoring the gorgeous surroundings. Consider joining the optional Catamaran Cruise that sails along the coast with picturesque views of the wildlife and vegetation. You can relax in one of the two jacuzzis, or have fun on the two giant trampolines or water slides. Time at Biesanz Beach for snorkeling while you have up-close sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat
Optional: Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Today, tour Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most visited conservation areas. Its large land and marine biodiversity and beautiful coral reefs make this one of the world's most impressive natural habitats. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the best of nature and the peace and tranquility. Optional adventures include diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, fishing, a canopy tour, and much more. Tonight, dinner together at one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio. It's time to bid farewell to your Tour Manager, traveling companions and to "Pura Vida"
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday - Travel to San Jose
Today travel back to San Jose stopping in Maravillas de Costa Rica to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently, revisit some of the galleries and museums or linger at a lovely restaurant for dinner tonight. Perhaps, join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed and the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city
Optional: San Jose City Tour with dinner (PM)
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday - Depart Costa Rica
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour

Enjoy the peaceful sights and the sounds of the rain forest as you quietly float down the Rio Frio near the Nicaraguan border. A professional guide will share educational and interesting facts about the plants and animals encountered on the float. This area is abundant with bird species, including the Snake-Bird, Wood Storks, and Olivaceous Cormorants. Keep an eye out for the various monkey species, sloths, turtles, and caimans that live along the rivers banks. This tour also includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, along with regional fruit, juices, and coffee. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel.

This tour is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. Please bring sunscreen, hat, and light clothes.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $60.00
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EcoTermales Hot Springs with dinner

Spend this evening relaxing in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal. The family owned EcoTermales has four different pools ranging in temperature from 91 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded by the local flora of the forest. Private and secluded, these hot springs are a great way to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. While there, enjoy an included traditional Costa Rican dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $54.00
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Selvatura Canopy Tour

Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5-3 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $44.00
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Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour

Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $27.00
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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise

This morning, transfer to the Quepos dock where you will board your catamaran. The tour starts in Quepos at the Modern Marina Pez Vela, where this large catamaran is already warming up with music, food and drinks. Head South around the coast and see Manuel Antonio National Park from the water. Feel free to enjoy the amenities on board including jacuzzis, resting nets, open-bar, slides, and deck chairs. You will pass by panoramas adorned with islands, cliffs and rock formations. Drop anchor at a nearby beach where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy sightings of tropical fish in their natural habitat. A light lunch and drinks are included.

Suggested items to bring: sandals, sunblock, towel, swimsuit, and Dramamine (if prone to seasickness).
This tour may run in the afternoon depending upon the tides.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*Sea conditions can be unpredictable. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded.
*This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.
*While on board, passengers will be asked to remove their shoes/sandals.

Day #11 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $75.00
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San Jose City Tour with dinner

Begin with a panoramic city tour of San Jose. Stop for a visit to the Gold museum*, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed, dating from 500-1500 AD. Continue to the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. This ornate Neoclassical theater, was declared a National Monument in 1965. Visit the lobby with its Carrara marble floor and admire the lavish furnishings and beautiful murals. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours

*The visit to the Gold Museum will be substituted by an in-depth tour of the National Theater, due to holiday closure.

Day #12 20 Apr 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 $69.00
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Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour

Enjoy the peaceful sights and the sounds of the rain forest as you quietly float down the Rio Frio near the Nicaraguan border. A professional guide will share educational and interesting facts about the plants and animals encountered on the float. This area is abundant with bird species, including the Snake-Bird, Wood Storks, and Olivaceous Cormorants. Keep an eye out for the various monkey species, sloths, turtles, and caimans that live along the rivers banks. This tour also includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, along with regional fruit, juices, and coffee. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel.

This tour is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. Please bring sunscreen, hat, and light clothes.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $60.00
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EcoTermales Hot Springs with dinner

Spend this evening relaxing in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal. The family owned EcoTermales has four different pools ranging in temperature from 91 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded by the local flora of the forest. Private and secluded, these hot springs are a great way to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. While there, enjoy an included traditional Costa Rican dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $54.00
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Selvatura Canopy Tour

Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5-3 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $44.00
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Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour

Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $27.00
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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise

This morning, transfer to the Quepos dock where you will board your catamaran. The tour starts in Quepos at the Modern Marina Pez Vela, where this large catamaran is already warming up with music, food and drinks. Head South around the coast and see Manuel Antonio National Park from the water. Feel free to enjoy the amenities on board including jacuzzis, resting nets, open-bar, slides, and deck chairs. You will pass by panoramas adorned with islands, cliffs and rock formations. Drop anchor at a nearby beach where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy sightings of tropical fish in their natural habitat. A light lunch and drinks are included.

Suggested items to bring: sandals, sunblock, towel, swimsuit, and Dramamine (if prone to seasickness).
This tour may run in the afternoon depending upon the tides.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*Sea conditions can be unpredictable. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded.
*This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies.
*While on board, passengers will be asked to remove their shoes/sandals.

Day #10 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 $75.00
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San Jose City Tour with dinner

Begin with a panoramic city tour of San Jose. Stop for a visit to the Gold museum*, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed, dating from 500-1500 AD. Continue to the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. This ornate Neoclassical theater, was declared a National Monument in 1965. Visit the lobby with its Carrara marble floor and admire the lavish furnishings and beautiful murals. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours

*The visit to the Gold Museum will be substituted by an in-depth tour of the National Theater, due to holiday closure.

Day #12 20 Apr 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 $69.00
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9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, August 2019
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My trip to Costa Rica was one I will never forget. It surpassed my exceptions. I really feel like i learned and explore the country as a whole. It was the first time my husband and I did a group trip like this and we were able to meet amazing people. Above all the biggest highlight of this trip was our tour guide Jose. He is an amazing tour; knowledgeable, kind, sincere, and really went out of his way in making this a mind blowing trip. He took us to so many places that was rich in culture and meaning. I felt safe with him and really feel like I left Costa Rica really KNOWING Costa Rica. Thank you Jose and Gate 1 Travel.

Marylin L. Brooklyn, NY
6 Day Costa Rica Pacific Beach All Inclusive Fly & Drive, August 2019
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Adobe car rental was efficient and helpful ... Jet Blue also above average. Costa Rica is beautiful. Loved the protected areas plants and animals. Saw crocodiles, capuchin monkeys, scarlet Mcaws toucans, leaf cutter ants. Etc Highly recommend

David B. South Lebanon, OH
7 Day Essential Costa Rica, July 2019
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Visiting Costa Rica was a very memorable experience for us! Our guide, Luis is very knowledgeable & answered all our questions. We learned a lot from him. He is so responsible & cares for each member of the group. The hotels, the bus, the tours & food were all excellent! We met very nice people from different parts of the country too. Will tour with Gate 1 again definitely & will encourage my friends to do the same! Thank you very much for great service Gate 1!

Ellen Y. Fulton, MD
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, April 2019
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It was a beautiful experience. Mr. Edgardo, our tour guide had been an unending source of a profound information about the nature, it's creatures, his country history, culture and economy, Edgardo's passion for the nature and life in its entirety was contagious! We have seen a lot, learned a lot and under his guidance the entire group had grown into a happy family. In addition to his people skills, this gentleman is greatly organized and constantly multitasking. We can't imagine any better conduct, management and manners of a leader in his position! Thank you Edgardo, thank you Gate 1!

Zdenka and Peter G. San Diego, CA
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, March 2019
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We have just returned from the 9-Day Classic Costa Rica trip. Our tour guide, Ricardo, was absolutely superb. I especially appreciated his extensive knowledge of the area and how well-organized the pace of the tour was. It definitely made our trip a fun and memorable experience. Special thanks goes to Jose, our bus driver. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenic vistas and local, natural wildlife as we drove across the country--from the numerous kinds of birds seen from Selvatura Hanging Bridge in the rainforest, to the relaxing Eco Termales Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano, to the beautiful sunset at Tamarinda Divia Beach. This has been one of the best tours we've had with Gate 1 Travel thus far, and we are already looking forward to the next one!

Wung K. Olney, MD
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, February 2019
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We had a wonderful time! Rafael was a wealth of knowledge of the history of Costa Rica, all the wildlife that we saw, and his organizational skills were outstanding throughout the tour. The accommodations were amazing and we were so impressed with how clean all of the areas were and how friendly all the staff of the hotels were. More importantly all of the staff of Gate 1 were very kind and helpful. The bus driver Mauricio was outstanding driving that huge bus through those mountain roads, making sure the bus was spotless, and being helpful and friendly. We will definitely use Gate 1 Travel for other upcoming trips.

Michael C. Lakeland, FL
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, February 2019
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We had a fantastic trip! Luis the guide was great, he kept the group organized, and ensured everyone's needs were met. He had so much knowledge about the country and animals and brought us to some interesting places. I would highly recommend this to my friends and family.

Carolyn J. Ontario, Canada
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2019
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We all had a great time. Our tour guide, Manfred, was great. All our needs were anticipated. I loved all the things that we did in nature. I loved learning about the country and culture of Costa Rica. I have already recommended this trip to others. The places that we stayed were beautiful and the food was so good. I was able to eat and drink everything, and not have any problems. What a terrific vacation!

Janis R. Madison, WI
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, January 2019
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Our trip was fantastic! I can’t believe how much we saw and did in just 7 days. The itinerary and our tour guide was wonderful.

Marty Z. Street, MD
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, January 2019
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The trip was wonderful! Costa Rica is a beautiful country! Our tour guide, Gilbert, did an amazing job, and our bus driver, José, was great driving on those narrow roads... we always felt safe. The hotels were stunning, and the tour itself went at a good pace and was well organized. We never felt rushed.

Danielle I. Emeryville, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, December 2018
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It was terrific and we can't say enough good things about our guide Geovani and our driver Louis. Geo was knowledgeable on so many levels. Louis navigated us through some crazy but fun roads. It's amazing to be in such diverse environments in a small country. We highly recommend this trip, it has it all. From monkeys to volcanoes to hot springs and beautiful lodging. The cloud forest is another world. Very friendly people. Grab your family and go!

Barbara M. Greensboro, NC
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, November 2018
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We had a great time! Hotels & Excursions were great. Edguardo was extremely informative and interesting. Our bus driver Jose was also remarkable. We always felt safe. We truly enjoyed this trip ...

Marlys F. Colorado Spgs, CO
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, October 2018
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This trip was wonderful. Nice accommodations, good meals, great tour manager and an excellent bus driver made our stay in Costa Rica a memorable one. Looking forward to our next trip to Thailand next month also with Gate 1.

Elicia A. Hialeah, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2018
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Our tour manager Gilbert really made the trip. He was knowledgeable and we learned so much about he Costa Rican culture that we would not have had we been on our own. Plus he couldn’t have been more welcoming and excited to spend the 10 days with us which was awesome. Fantastic. We enjoyed every day!

Joshua B. Concord, NC
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2018
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Amazing! The tours were animal filled and the hotels were beautiful and relaxing. Giovanni, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, humorous and very good at keeping 37 people on time. He had a wealth of both biological and cultural information that made the longer bus rides bearable. The food was beyond amazing! Thank you for another perfect trip! Already thinking about where I will go next with Gate 1.

Michele N. Huntingtn Beach, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, June 2018
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Hi! We had an AMAZING TRIP! ... Larry our tour guide was Fantastic and made our trip that much better! The hotels we stayed at were BEAUTIFUL and were more then we could have hoped for! We cant wait for the day until we can return to the BEAUTIFUL COSTA RICA!!! We look forward to joining Gate 1 on another tour, and maybe to a different destination! I hope one day I can show my 5 kids all the beauty there is to offer in Costa Rica! Thank you for making our trip the best possible .... Pura Vida!!

Cami B. San Tan Valley, AZ
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, May 2018
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My trip was wonderful! It was my first trip with Gate1, and it was also my first ever solo trip and I must say that I could not have been more happy with my experience. Our tour manager was great, our driver was top notch and the people I met on the trip were the cherry in top. Thank you for your help with my reservation I will definitely travel with Gate1 again.

Lilian C. Paramount, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , May 2018
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It was excellent...The guide, Edgardo, was fantastic and really displayed a love for what he did. The hotels were all nice and the group was well organized and ran smoothly. I look forward to traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Benjamin C. Tolland, CT
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica, April 2018
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Our trip to Costa Rica exceeded my expectations. From the country itself to the level of service from Gate 1 and of course our phenomenal tour guide Luis Miguel Cruz Comparaz, I couldn't have dreamed of a better vacation. Thank you for another wonderful vacation!

Pam N. Herndon, VA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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The trip was great! The tour leader Manfred was informed, organized and kind, just terrific! Also, the driver Marvin was careful, pleasant, worked so hard to keep the bus clean in rainy muddy weather, and always a SAFE driver, just super! I’m looking forward to making another trip with Gate 1 soon.

Elizabeth D. Georgetown, TX
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Ricardo Bolanos, our tour guide was wonderful!! Very personable, knowledgeable, organized, and just a great guy. Gate 1 has a real asset in Ricardo. Also, Jose , our bus driver was unbelievably good! He navigated the narrow mountain roads with numerous, narrow, one lane bridges exceptionally well. He definitely earned his money! Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Richard C. GARLAND, TX
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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Trip to Costa Rica was very good. It was my first visit to Costa Rica and Gate1 did great job to show interesting places in short time. Food and accomodations were perfect, clean and in good location. Local guide Rafael and driver were excellent.

Agnieszka K. Calgary, AB, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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It was AMAZING! The tour guide was awesome. The sites and tours made the trip so much fun. We learned a lot. The food was really good everywhere. We would totally do the trip to Costa Rica over again through Gate1.

Danae D. Pottstown, PA
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero & Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. It was everything we hoped it would be. Our tour manager, Giovanni Madraigal, was fantastic. He was very professional and knowledgeable and took great care of us to make sure everything went smoothly. I'd give this tour 5 stars.

Cheryl L. Cottonwd Hts, UT
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, March 2018
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My trip was beyond amazing! One of the best vacations I have ever been on. Our tour agent Zarah was incredible!!!! I was so impressed by her, and her knowledge of the country. My husband and I, 100% will be using gate1 again! I have zero complaints.

Scott K. Plainville, CT
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero, March 2018
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My trip was wonderful. My tour guide Zarah was great and took good care of me. Everything went smoothly and I was able to see everything I wanted to see. The accomadations were very nice. Aninga Lodge in Tortuguero was perfect. I loved the cute cabins.

Jane S. Carnegie, PA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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It was excellent, Caitlin. Exceeded my expectations. Jose, guide, and Luis, driver, were both first class. Experienced, professional, organized and very pleasant and knowledgeable. Hotels, food and excursions very good.

Andrew D. Calgary, AB, CA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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It was a fabulous! The guide was charming, informative and very helpful, all while being extremely professional. So glad I was able to make the last spot on that tour!

Beatrice L. Pasadena, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. Ricardo was an excellent guide. We can't say enough nice things about his expertise and professionalism. I have already recommended this trip to friends and family.

May C. Bethesda, MD
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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Hi Nastassia, The trip to Costa Rica was amazing! We had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed all the tours and activities. Our guide, Gilbert, was awesome. The accommodations were excellent. We had so much fun traveling with this group of people. All the transfers went off without any problems. Thanks for planning and implementing a headache-free trip!

Karen D. Raleigh, NC
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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It was wonderful! Our guide 'Rafael' and Driver 'Jose' were exceptional. Costa Rica was beautiful, but both of them made it even better. Rafael is intelligent, helpful and friendly. Jose was polite and could drive through almost any conditions. Rafael helped us to really 'see' what is special about Costa Rica. I have already recommended Gate 1 to others.

Rebecca S. Saint Johns, MI
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero , February 2018
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Enjoyed it so so much. A lot of Credit goes to our guide Eduardo. Very sharp’ interesting young man who really knows his country. Would travel with him again. Thanks Gate 1. First class accommodations. Excellent food. Very competent bus drivers. Reasonable cost. Mucho gracias!!

Marge F. Luck, WI
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, February 2018
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Great trip, the four of us enjoyed it almost as much as our trip to Peru and that one was close to a ten. The tour guide is a top selection for this trip; very knowledgeable in bio-science and the local and mix that with enthusiasm and devotion to duties and willingness to give of his time, and you have the best of the best. I'm quite certain we will travel with and recommend Gate 1 in the future.

Bill M. Williamsburg, VA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero, February 2018
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The trip was wonderful, the service by the Gate1 staff was outstanding, the lodgings and food were excellent and the various trips and other events great.

Elihu S. Santa Rosa, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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We had a wonderful time! Our Guide, Luis Cruz was excellent and very knowledgeable about his country. We made some new friends and saw things we had never seen before. Love Gate1 for putting this trip together.

Patricia S. Tallahassee, Fl
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, January 2018
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The trip and all went fantastic!!!!! The guide Gilbert and driver Max were just great.

Debra M. Martinsville, IN
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica, December 2017
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Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! A real Nature lovers trip - all the tropical forests, hanging bridges, plants and animals. Lots of exercise climbing around! Great guide - Manfred. Good food, safe water, nice people.

Barbara D. Hallandle Beach, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, December 2017
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My trip to Costa Rica was one of best vacations I have been on to date. Since this was my first tour on Gate1, and the cost was so reasonable, I was wondering about the quality of the entire tour. I have to say that EVERYTHING was excellent. Our tour guide, Luis Miguel Cruz Comparaz, was so knowledgeable about the areas we visited. I could tell Luis was very proud of Costa Rica and took great pride in taking care of his family (tour participants). Our bus driver, Marvin , was an excellent driver and maneuvered that large bus with confidence. I felt extremely safe with him. The hotels, food, tours were first class. Lastly, I am recently retired and on a fixed income. Gate1 actually made it possible for me to visit Costa Rica. This will not be my last trip with Gate1.

Avis S. Everett, WA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, November 2017
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We had a great time in Costa Rica. Your guide Luis Cruz was fantastic and we would certainly book more tours with your company!

Julian L. San Francisco, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , November 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment. Our guide, Jose, was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable and super funny. The best guide ever! While the trip was only 7 days, we felt like we've seen a lot, learned a lot and experienced amazing things. Really, every day offered unforgettable adventures, a boat ride where we saw howler monkeys, a hike in the rain forest to see a volcano nearby, a zip-lining adventure where you couldn't see the other end of the zip-line. We really had a great time. Thank you Gate 1! (also, if possible, please say thank you to Jose. He made our trip stress-free, filled with excitement, and fun. We really appreciate that!).

Izabela D. Rocklin, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , November 2017
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The trip was amazing! We had such a great time. Gate1 had everything organized and ready to go down to the rest stops! Loved it! Our guide Ricardo was so fantastic! He had so much knowledge about all the places we visited, made jokes, and really just took an interest to his job and we could tell he wanted us to have a great experience. We enjoyed the optional excursions (we did all) and also the planned trips (coffee plantation and school visit). Amazing trip, met amazing people. Will travel with Gate1 again!

Ashley R. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero , October 2017
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Had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. Very well organized every step of the way. The tour director, Gilbert was simply awesome. He is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica -on history, bio diversity and all kind of interesting tidbits. He was always available to address any of our problems and made sure we enjoyed the trip and did not worry about anything else. Kudos to Gate1 for having employees of such caliber.

Akhil K. Colleyville, TX
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , September 2017
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Our trip was amazing and we had the best time!! Gilbert, our tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable and we learned so much about Costa Rica and the culture. We still can't figure out how he spotted birds so high and animals hidden in leaves and trees!! He made every minute of the trip a once-in-a-lifetime moment. My husband is already planning out next Gate 1 Tour!!

Lauri F. Moreno Valley, CA
7 Day Costa Rica Fly & Drive , August 2017
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It was so great!! Costa Rica is very beautiful. We have had difficult experiences booking online before and it was very very easy through Gate 1. And everything was taken care of. I recommended gate1 to all of my girlfriends i went to Puerto Vallarta with in May. They were super impressed by the price and quality of my trip. So thankful to Gate 1 Travel. By the way I love the sample itinerary with recommendations for stops while we were driving to the locations. Thanks to that we got to stop off and see some amazing places we would've never stopped at!! Please continue that!

Danica N. Saint Louis, MO
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , July 2017
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We had an amazing time and Geovanni our tour guide really enhanced our Costa Rica experience. It is amazing how much packed into one day. His stories and descriptions of the sites and the land and the history was phenomenal. His ability to relate to the children and engage them was also quite fantastic. We learned so much from Geovanni and had lots of fun. The driver Alex was great as well. I would highly recommend this trip to our friends & family. Thanks again Geovanni for making the trip memorable.

Nadine R. Acworth, GA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , July 2017
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Our trip was fantastic, as always! We had a great time. Costa Rica is beautiful. Our guide, Ricardo, was awesome! He is knowledgable, patient, and quickly made a connection with our group. Thanks for the follow-up. We’re looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!

Gail C. Tamarac, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , June 2017
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It was the best trip my wife and I have ever taken. Costa Rica is an amazing country. The places we stayed and the sights we saw were exceptional. And our tour guide was perfect.

Allen P. California, MD
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , June 2017
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Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Costa Rica is very beautiful. At every city that we went to it made it worth the long bus rides. ;) Our tour guide Ricardo was great, he was super nice and was always willing to help. He was very knowledgeable on Costa Rica. We are glad to have chosen Gate 1 once again to explore a new country. :)

Lynec C. Miami, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2017
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Our trip exceeded my expectations. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Our guide Luis was exceptional, he took his job seriously, he made sure that everyone in the group was having a good time and safe. But, the most important thing is we learned so much about Mother Nature, Costa Rica, and the restaurants we went with the tour and the hotels were exceptional. Thank you Gate 1.

Sumru G. Charlotte, NC
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , June 2017
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Great trip - Luis was our guide and was very organized and knowledgable.

Leigh C. Atlanta, GA

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