Wildlife vacations in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Costa Rica wildlife vacation

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From US $3,025 to US $3,565 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 9 Sep, 20 Sep, 23 Sep, 5 Oct, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 15 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 1 Jan, 3 Jan, 6 Jan, 8 Jan, 10 Jan, 15 Jan, 17 Jan, 22 Jan, 24 Jan, 27 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 7 Feb, 10 Feb, 12 Feb, 14 Feb, 19 Feb, 21 Feb, 24 Feb, 26 Feb, 28 Feb, 5 Mar, 7 Mar ...
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Costa Rica adventure vacation

Costa Rica adventure vacation

Fall under the spell of Costa Rica
From US $1,749 to US $1,899 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: Depatures at least once a week on Mondays and Saturdays throughout the year
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica

Self drive vacation in Costa Rica

Tailor made self-drive holiday in stunning Costa Rica
From £2,405 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica

Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica

Explore rainforests and reefs along the Caribbean coast
From US $828 to US $873 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Apr, 5 May, 25 May, 16 Jun, 6 Jul, 28 Jul, 17 Aug, 8 Sep, 28 Sep, 20 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 1 Dec, 21 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 12 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 23 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 6 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 14 Jun, 28 Jun, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
Costa Rica tour

Costa Rica tour

Explore the Caribbean coast to the Pacific
From US $1,553 to US $1,855 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May ...
Hidden Costa Rica luxury tour

Hidden Costa Rica luxury tour

Taking you into the undiscovered corners of Costa Rica
From US $4,757 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach

Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach

Short highlight itinerary covering city, forests and beach.
From £1,178 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica tour, small group

Costa Rica tour, small group

Express trip through the wonders of Costa Rica
From US $1,396 to US $1,830 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 23 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
Luxury adventure in Costa Rica

Luxury adventure in Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica's adventures in comfort.
From US $3,815 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

Off the usual tourist trail in 3 weeks.
From £2,395 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: If you’d like to see the less visited areas of Costa Rica, this is the itinerary for you. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of San Jose before heading off on a boat trip along the river and through the jungle. Journey into the remote village of the indigenous Bribri people, have a well earned rest on a Caribbean beach before heading off to see the Arenal Volcano and the rainforests near La Fortuna. See monkeys in Manuel Antonio and dolphins in Tortuga before ending up in Drake Bay. Phew!
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve

1206 nesting giant turtles 1000Ha tropical forest Pacuare
From US $280 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Tailor made Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Encounter the wildlife of Costa Rica
From US $2,690 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Costa Rica conservation tour, tailormade

Costa Rica conservation tour, tailormade

The Pacific to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
From £2,470 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Natural highlights tour of Costa Rica

Natural highlights tour of Costa Rica

A tropical paradise bursting with wildlife
From US $1,905 to US $2,055 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Apr, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
2018: 20 Jan, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 15 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
Costa Rica walking vacation

Costa Rica walking vacation

Wildlife, waterfalls and outstanding views
From US $3,645 to US $3,825 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Apr, 24 Jul, 14 Aug
2018: 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 23 Jul, 13 Aug
Costa Rica bespoke vacation, wildlife and volcanoes

Costa Rica bespoke vacation, wildlife and volcanoes

See wildlife, jungle and volcanoes in beautiful Costa Rica
From £1,661 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica adventure holiday, wildlife & activities

Costa Rica adventure holiday, wildlife & activities

Visit one of most biologically intense places on earth
From US $4,595 22 days ex flights
Small group travel
Complete tailor made tour of Costa Rica

Complete tailor made tour of Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica's unique flora and fauna
From US $3,435 14 days ex flights
Tailor made
Costa Rica luxury family vacation

Costa Rica luxury family vacation

A fantastic family adventure through Costa Rica
From US $3,189 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica luxury wildlife tour

Costa Rica luxury wildlife tour

The best of Costa Rica's wildlife and natural wonders
From US $3,936 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica adventure vacation, jungle and beaches

Costa Rica adventure vacation, jungle and beaches

10 day active adventure in beautiful Costa Rica
From US $1,874 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica bespoke vacation, coast to coast

Costa Rica bespoke vacation, coast to coast

Caribbean to Pacific: Wildlife, volcanoes and rainforest
From US $2,288 12 days ex flights
Tailor made
Costa Rica vacation in style

Costa Rica vacation in style

Discover the cultural and natural highlights in the best way
From £2,038 16 days ex flights
Tailor made
Costa Rica and Galapagos wildlife vacation

Costa Rica and Galapagos wildlife vacation

Galapagos wildlife cruise plus Costa Rica nature/beach week
From £5,220 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica wildlife vacations

Costa Rica wildlife vacations

Discover Costa Rica's stunning wildlife
From £2,885 to £3,035 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica 13 day family vacation

Costa Rica 13 day family vacation

Spend your summer holiday in the land of Pura Vida!
From £1,878 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Costa Rica turtle conservation experience

Costa Rica turtle conservation experience

Help protect turtles by volunteering in Costa Rica!
From £511 to £3,382 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Aug, 2 Aug, 3 Aug, 4 Aug, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 8 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 14 Aug, 15 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug, 28 Aug, 29 Aug, 30 Aug, 31 Aug, 1 Sep, 2 Sep, 3 Sep, 4 Sep, 5 Sep, 6 Sep, 7 Sep, 8 Sep, 9 Sep, 10 Sep, 11 Sep, 12 Sep, 13 Sep, 14 Sep, 15 Sep, 16 Sep, 17 Sep, 18 Sep, 19 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep, 22 Sep, 23 Sep, 24 Sep, 25 Sep ...
Luxury Costa Rica vacation

Luxury Costa Rica vacation

The ultimate relaxing Costa Rica holiday
From US $2,549 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
Family vacation to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach

Family vacation to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach

An exciting mix of nature, beach & adventure for all ages
From US $1,589 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
Costa Rica wildlife & beaches holiday

Costa Rica wildlife & beaches holiday

The classic Costa Rica and little known treasures of Panama
From £1,685 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: Combine classic Costa Rica with the less-travelled treasures of Panama; travel through Costa Rica’s best loved jungles and beaches before journeying through the isolated village of the Bribri people and onwards into Panama. Lay back and relax on a quiet island and head into the hills to experience life on a working coffee plantation. Wind up your trip with a visit to Panama’s most famous landmark: the Panama Canal.

reviews for Wildlife vacations in Costa Rica

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Costa Rica adventure vacation
From
US $1,749
excluding flights
Very good...Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources. (more)Claire Horrocks
The boat trip from Puerto Viajhoe to Tortuguero was relaxing, colourful and enjoyable - lots to see. Rainforest track to Rara Avis, and stay, memorable. (more)Frederick Lockwood
It was one of the best vacations, a good crowd of people and a good time had by all...White Water Rafting at La Fortuna was the most exciting part. (more)Liz Davies
Costa Rica tour
From
US $1,553
excluding flights
Costa Rica is the most environmentally sympathetic country I have visited. (more)Chris Brougham
Best bit: Watching sea turtles laying their eggs on Tortuguero beach and the homestay (more)Janine Bolomey
The trip to Tortuguera via bus and finally the boat journey through the rivers and canals was magical and the "town" itself was wonderful, a naturalist's dream! I would recommend it to anyone interested in the beauty of nature, birds and flowers, etc. (more)ANGELA HOLLAND
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
From
£2,405
excluding flights
Amazing. A learning experience that was exciting and fun every day. (more)Sarah Lewis
Book it now! (more)Christine Keen
Fantastic vacation and a slice of paradise! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (more)Charles Czajkowski
Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica
From
US $828
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing magnificent rainforest from high bridges on flanks of a volcano, seeing a turtle laying her eggs, giving bottle of milk to young spider, howler and capuchin monkeys at a rescue centre. Tips? Don't miss out on tours which give you full experience of the natural history of Costa Rica. Local benefits? I think the money I paid for my tours helped support the conservation and wildlife work and that my tour helped the businesses of the hotel and restaurant... (more)Celia Home
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica
From
£899
excluding flights
This is a really sound conservation project with some clear tangible benefits and as a volunteer you really fee like you're making a difference. Would highly recommend this project to anyone. (more)Katie Wilkinson
I would give the vacation 7/10. It was a very relaxing an beautiful beach and I learnt so much about the culture and turtles. (more)Ellie Hall
5 stars! My best experience abroad in the last 30 years.....Working with sea turtles: seeing turtle nesting and releasing baby hatchlings was absolutely fantastic (more)Daniel Halder
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve
From
US $280
excluding flights
I loved Costa Rica there is so much to see, not just the turtles but the bird life is exceptional, the hummingbirds are a joy to watch and the butterflies are stunning. Would recommend this as a destination for all nature lovers. (more)Caroline Stringer
A fantastic experience where we met like minded people who we have continued to stay in touch with. I would definitely do it again. (more)Anna Hulton
10 out of 10! Pacuare Nature Reserve in Costa Rica is an amazing location with lots of opportunity for viewing wildlife. I felt very fortunate to get up close and personal with the Turtle Conservation work they do. (more)Vanessa Jones
Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica
From
£699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This project and experience was absolutely amazing. As a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children, 8 & 10 yrs old) we decided it was important to not just have a vacation but to do something that would play a part in making a different to our environment for the future. Our 8 year old son, in particular had an interest in Turtles so we decided this would be a great project to work on. We weren't disappointed. The location was stunning, remote (so off the tourist route, which... (more)Simon Wrench
Family turtle watching tour in Costa Rica
From
US $280
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Watching the giant leatherback turtles come ashore and lay their eggs under a starry sky with our family Tips? Don't miss this trip but bring an umbrella, wellies, waterproofs, headtorch with a red light. Local benefits? Yes, all of these Overall rating? An unforgettable and amazing experience for all our family (more)Charlie Record
Costa Rica on a shoestring, tailor made
From
£1,414
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the sheer variety, wonderful scenery, plants, birds and people. Enjoyed Nicaragua hugely, people just so friendly. (more)Julia Sherwen
This vacation was extremely enjoyable. (more)John Diley
Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach
From
£1,178
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The night walk was a wonderful wildlife experience. Meeting the Ticos and feeling their pride in their country and how welcome they made us feel as tourists/guests was really special Tips? Book in advance Learn some basic Spanish Take waterproof and warmer clothing than you think you may need for the volcanic area and cloud forest Use a rucksack rather than a wheeled suitcase! Use the Lonely Planet Guide Local benefits? Yes to all of those - certainly hope... (more)John Davies
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
From
US $3,025
excluding flights
Seeing wildlife close-up and in wonderful country. (more)Alan Hunton
The vast wealth of wildlife in this beautiful country and the ability and skill of our guide to find it ... and the abiding memory is the sound of a rainforest with all the insects, cicadas, and frogs and birds - day and night - continuous - MEMORABLE!! A lovely vacation, a beautiful country, welcoming people, an excellent guide. (more)Sandy Bagnall
The whole experience was mind blowing but I guess seeing a Sloth on the first day's lunch stop has to be the one (of the highlights). (more)Steve Clements
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