Classic Costa Rica

09/25/2022 through 12/27/2023
09/25/2022 through 01/02/2024
Intrepid Travel

Classic Costa Rica

Discover incredible, lush Costa Rica, and understand why this part of the world is called the ‘rich coast’. This 15-day adventure, beginning and ending in lively San Jose, will provide you a comprehensive journey through the jungles, farmlands, beaches and cities of this pure Central American location. Stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a sustainable farm. Soak in springs that get their heat from an active volcano in La Fortuna. Spot three-toed sloths in the thickets of the Manuel Antonio National Park, then relax beneath swaying palms on the nearby beaches. This adventure takes you into the heart of a country whose people are all about a ‘pura vida’.


  • Tortuguero – Boat ride to Tortuguero National Park
  • Tortuguero – National Park (Entrance Fee)
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol – Home-cooked Meal
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol – Homestay experience
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Guatuso – Maleku Community Experience
  • Monteverde – Cloud Forest leader-led Nature Hike
  • Manuel Antonio – Cooking Class & Lunch
  • Manuel Antonio National Park – (Entrance fee)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park – Leader-led Nature Walk


  • Swap the concrete jungle for real jungle on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to exotic animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them all.
  • Go deeper than the average tourist with a homestay in a quiet agricultural community; the perfect opportunity to experience local life and practice your Spanish.
  • Refresh after jungle hikes spotting endemic wildlife in the rejuvenating hot springs of volcanic La Fortuna.
  • Begin and end your trip in Costa Rica’s lively capital, San Jose, where you’ll see a more urban side of the country.


Day 1 San Jose
Day 2 Tortuguero National Park
Day 3 Tortuguero National Park
Day 4 Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
Day 5 Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste
Day 6 Rio Celeste
Day 7 La Fortuna
Day 8 La Fortuna
Day 9 Lake Arenal - Monteverde
Day 10 Monteverde
Day 11 Manuel Antonio
Day 12 Manuel Antonio
Day 13 Manuel Antonio
Day 14 San Jose
Day 15 San Jose

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