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Costa Rica Vacations

The following trips combine the natural wonders of Costa Rica with worry-free travel, making them an easy vacation choice. Escorted tours feature the services of a guide who leads your group and provides insight into the various destinations. Independent vacations combine airfare and hotel accommodations and allow you to explore on your own. Both types of packages will save you money, as tour operators lock in low hotel and air rates well in advance of travel.

Waterfalls, volcanoes and wildlife await in Costa Rica, and the splendid natural beauty of this Central American country is part of every travel experience. White-sand beaches border lush rain forests, where guided hikes might reveal turtles, toucans, scarlet macaws and howler monkeys. Itineraries typically visit Tortuguero National Park, dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles, and Poas Volcano, with a massive crater that cradles a beautiful deep-green lake.

If you seek a taste of adventure, Costa Rica has plenty of options, from walking or hiking tours to zip-line jaunts through jungle canopy. Shopping excursions, scenic drives and relaxing boat rides also are among the many activities you will find on these getaways.

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  • Receive $400 to $800 per couple in air credit when you purchase select trips and flights through Globus. Book by September 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Travelers age 18-35 save up to 7.5% off select Contiki trips when you book by October 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $100 per couple off select 2015 Trafalgar departures when you book by September 30, 2014. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 10% on select Trafalgar vacations when you book and pay in full by November 20, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to $1,200 per couple off select Collete tours when you book by November 8, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $400 to $800 per couple in air credit when you purchase select vacations and flights through Monograms. Book by September 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 per couple off select Perillo vacations when you book by September 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Reduced rates with Ponant! Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Past Tauck guests receive a pre- or post-tour one-night hotel stay on select 2015 departures when you book by September 26, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.

The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only Costa Rica, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include Costa Rica.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in Costa Rica Only

Turtles and Tortuguero 2014-2015 (3 Day) 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Tortuguero 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Arenal 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Monteverde 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Turtles & Tortuguero 2014-2015 (4 Day) 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Guanacaste Beach Break 2014-2015 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Guanacaste's Glorious Beaches 4 Liberia, Costa Rica  Liberia, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Manuel Antonio 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Corcovado National Park on Osa Peninsula 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest 2014 5 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 149 vacations in Costa Rica only
Multi-Country Vacations that Include Costa Rica
Nicaragua Discovery 2014-2015 8 Granada, Nicaragua  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Explore Nicaragua 2014-2015 8 Granada, Nicaragua  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Panama & Darien Park 2015 (Puerto Caldera - Willemstad ) 8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Williemstad, Curacao  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal 2015 (Panama City to San Jose) 8 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Expedition Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal 2015 (San Jose to Panama City) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Expedition Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & The Wonders of Costa Rica 2014-2015 (Panama City to San Jose) 8 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & The Wonders of Costa Rica 2014-2015 (San Jose to Panama City) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Central America‚Äôs Secrets 2015 (Guayaquil - Puerto Caldera) 9 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Panama Unveiled 2014-2015 10 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica 2015 (Eastbound) 11 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Expedition Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 33 multi-country vacations that include Costa Rica
* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.