Costa Rica Tours & Package Trips
A pristine natural environment, and plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. Discover the wonders of Costa Rica with our group tour packages. Book today!
The tiny Central American nation of Costa Rica is probably the star of the region. It's a peaceful and staggeringly beautiful oasis located along the narrowest strip of Central America. Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country boasts idyllic white-sand beaches with world-class surf waves and a diversity of marine life.
Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, and it is an environmental champion that many countries could look to. Costa Rica has protected and expanded its forests, and renewable energy provides more than 99.5% of the country's power!
Landscapes vary from smouldering volcanoes and lofty mountains to lush cloud forests and marshy lowlands, home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. We offer a selection of group itineraries in Costa Rica, to help you discover this incredible nation and its neighbours, such as Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize.
Uncover the highlights of Costa Rica for yourself with our group tours. Taking in the lush Monteverde Cloud Forest, the capital of San Jose, the mangroves of Tortuguero National Park and much more. Our Costa Rica tours also take in the country's neighbours, including Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize. Staying in a mix of 3-4 star hotels and escorted by a tour guide, these trips are a great way to discover Costa Rica for yourself!
Frequently asked questions about our tours & trips in Costa Rica
What is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is a small country, but its isolated position between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans means that it has a diverse and sometimes unpredictable climate. Typically, December - April offers the best weather on the Pacific coast, with Caribbean Sea sunseekers best to head to the country from March - September. There is more information about when to visit in our Travel Guide.
Will I be escorted by a tour guide in Costa Rica?
You sure will! All of our Central America and Costa Rica tours are fully escorted by a qualified tour leader. They will be on hand every step of the way to ensure the tour runs smoothly. You will also enjoy the services of local guides for sightseeing at some attractions.
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Is Costa Rica a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?
The country legalized same sex marriage in 2020 and there are some constitutional and worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. Hate crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community are criminalized and 51 - 75% of consulted citizens consider Costa Rica a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations and most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to Costa Rica are trouble-free.
The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.
Can I drink the tap water?
When travelling in more rural parts of the country, we would recommend sticking to bottled water instead, just to be on the safe side and to prevent stomach upsets.
As a solo traveller will I have to pay more for my Costa Rica package?
If you are a solo traveller who would prefer to guarantee the privacy of your own room then you can choose to pay the single supplement, the price of which is listed on each tour page.
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The Best of Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Encompassing 26,000 acres of pristine cloud forest, the Monteverde Reserve is home to a diverse range of species including the resplendent quetzal, howler monkeys and sloths, alongside some 2,500 different plant species. It's also a fantastic example of sustainable tourism with income from entrance fees directed back into educative, preservation and research programs.
Tortuguero National Park
Situated in the northeast of the country on the Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park is famous for the numerous turtles that come to its stunning beaches to nest. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead and the endangered green turtles all come here during the nesting season from July to October with 22 miles of beach protected for this very reason.
Cahuita National Park
Founded in 1970 to protect the coral reef that runs alongside the coast, Cahuita National Park is home to plenty of wildlife on land, as well as in its waters. Swamp, rainforest and woodland all thrive within its boundaries, supporting a rich diversity of life. Hiking trails wind their way around the reserve and the palm-fringed beaches of Cahuita itself are hardly a bad place to rest up after a hike!
Arriving at Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose, it can be tempting to dash straight for the nearest rainforest to start discovering Costa Rica's incredible natural heritage! But a day or two spent exploring the country's capital is time well spent. The city is Costa Rica's cultural hub, with plenty of museums to explore, and beautiful plazas in which to enjoy a coffee or a meal and learn more about this fascinating country.