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8-Day Tour: Jewels of Costa Rica

Province of San Jose, Costa Rica

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icon8 days  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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From the white-sand shores of the Pacific Ocean to the cloud forests and volcanic hot springs of the northern plains, Costa Rica is a country rightfully renowned for its natural beauty. See this small country's biggest attractions on a guided 7-night tour, which includes a mix of must-do activities and time to relax, as well as all transportation, accommodation, and daily breakfast.
  • 7-night tour of Costa Rica's most popular attractions
  • Ideal overview of the country for first-time visitors
  • See the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Gold Coast, Poás Volcano, and more
  • All lodging and private transportation provided, including transfer to and from San Jose International Airport
  • Guided tour includes mix of structured activities and free time
  • Breakfast included every day and lunch included on two days
7 nights accommodation
National Park fees
All activities
Professional guide
Professional photographer guide (media package not included)
Airport drop-off
Airport pickup
Transport by private bus.
Breakfast (7)
Lunch (2)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Flight Tickets

Departure Point

San Jose Metro, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Maximum 20 people per tour.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
  • This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from San Jose (SJO) Airport.
  • Prices available for travel in 2018-2019.
  • Fees (15%) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE, THIS MUST TO BE PAY DIRECTLY TO COSTA RICA MONKEY TOURS (Costa Rica Monkey Tours will collect any moment during your stay in Costa Rica or before get the country).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Costa Rica Monkey Tours

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What is the social distancing policy during 8-Day Tour: Jewels of Costa Rica?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't be put off by the lack of communication by the tour operator before the tour because once you meet your tour guide you are in safe hands." See review
  • "But spend the time instead exploring beautiful Costa Rica - so guess it’s a matter of what you are up for." See review


94 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Great experience soup to nuts
, Mar 2020
Loved this tour, our guide was fabulous, we had a great driver with a brand new van, small group wonderful people! Great hotels . Whitewater rafting so crazy fun! Ziplining & hanging bridges in the rainforest amazing, Great natural mineral pools spa. We had an absolute blast!!! I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Great tour of Costa Rica
, Feb 2020
We took 8 day tour ! For most part, it was great experience and explore different aspects of Costa Rica! Excellent tour guide Marcello and drive Guillermo! Marcello was knowledgeable, has a great personality and stayed on time ! Drive Memo( Guillermo) was pleasant. His driving was flawless! Costa Rica monkey tours did poorly in responding to emails and one had to be on them before coming in to make sure your requests are honored ! Most of the hotels they picked were good except Hotel Tramonto in Hermosa beach! It was almost like hostel . Hotel Ficus sunset in Monteverde did not have A/C, nor did they provide fan ! I highly recommend the tour as it did cover lot of activities. Request the smaller group your , which made it fun for us !
Pure confusion
, Feb 2020
Guides were great but confusion on administration from the start!! Beyond frustrating waiting and not knowing who & when you will be picked up. Trying to figure out a ride that was supposed to be arranged with someone who can’t speak English. I would think working at the front desk you should be able to speak English.. shame on me for not speaking Spanish.. I understand that must become a priority!
Ok tour.... but
, Feb 2020
The tour guides, driver & photographer were all very pleasant & accommodating. The people handling the behind the scenes paperwork need to work on their follow through.
Outstanding tour guide Kattia
, Feb 2020
Don't think twice... Just go ahead and book this tour! Don't be put off by the lack of communication by the tour operator before the tour because once you meet your tour guide you are in safe hands. Our tour guide Kattia was truly outstanding. She was very knowledgable about the history, culture and flora & fauna of the land and had an answer to every question we asked (and trust me we asked her oh so many). We were a small group of six and Kattia took great care of us. She was flexible to our needs and we had such an amazing time. Infact, she even went to the extent of helping us find our Air BnB after our tour ended. I have never come across such a gem of a person and am eternally grateful for all the memories she created for us. The tour overall was great & very affordable. We were put up in some really good hotels (some luxury ones too) and visited all the highlights of Costa Rica in 8 days. Absolutely worth every penny we spent. I highly recommend this tour.
The perfect balance of planned activities and relaxation
, Nov 2019
Kathy and Eric were the best tour guide and driver EVER. Eric did an excellent job of making us feel safe. He even went the extra mile to pick us up from the airport when we got a later flight. This vacation is truly affordable and gives you an immersive experience of culture, cuisine and adventure. We went for our honeymoon and Kathy was very knowledgeable and made sure the hotels provided us with personal touches for a romantic get-away such as champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals on the bed. It was fantastic and definitely something I will recommend 100 times over!! On day 4 and 5 we were even able to upgrade to all inclusive that gave us nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks as well as meals included for only $50 per person per day. We will definitely be back. Thank you for an unforgettable experience - PURA VIDA!!!!!!!!!
The best tour with the best guide and the best driver!
, Jul 2019
The 8 day Jewels of Costa Rica tour was incredible! My husband and I selected this tour based on the itinerary which would give us a no-fuss taste of Costa Rica at an affordable price. We were in a group of 6 total people and assigned to Hairo (guide) and Eduardo (driver). Hairo and Eduardo were incredibly friendly and got us everywhere we were supposed to be. We felt safe the entire time with Eduardo at the wheel. Hairo was able to answer all of our questions and made sure to tell us a lot of great information about his country. The La Paz waterfall gardens on day 2 were incredible! Hairo walked us around the grounds and gave us facts along the way. Day 3 we chose to do the white water rafting, which was a lot of fun! I was nervous at first, as I have never done any rafting before. The guides made us feel safe and made sure all had a great time. On day 6 we did the zipline -which was also incredible!! All of the hotels were incredible! My husband and I especially liked Mountain Paradise Hotel in La Fortuna and El Establo in Monteverde. I will say -if you can afford to do so, upgrade to the other resort for Day 3&4 in Samara. The Villas Playa Samara was nice enough, but the amenities at the other resort were incredible. We actually ended up buying the all inclusive evening pass so we could go to Azura for dinner and drinks. The pool there and rooms looked a lot nicer than where we stayed -so it's something to consider if it can be an option. I would say it's worth it. Otherwise we found our room at Villas Playa Samara to be clean and efficient for what we needed. The days lunch wasn't included, Hairo and Eduardo brought us to some local recommendations that were great! No touristy food to be found! The restaurants we went to were the real deal. Get the casada :) The food was great everywhere we went. The skills Hairo and Eduardo had in finding wildlife were incredible. We saw sloths, monkeys, toucans and so much more. Hairo was a wealth of knowledge on the flora and fauna of the regions we saw. For the price of this tour I think we got way more out of it than we paid for. This trip is an incredible deal to visit a beautiful Country. All in all I would recommend this tour to anyone I know. You won't regret it! Pura vida!!
Back Office mess up.
, May 2019
The Tour guide Hirro and the driver Eduardo were excellent, answered all questions. Hirro's knowledge on the Flora & Fauna of the different bio region of CR was great. Only issue we had was the back office did not communicate to us the change in the Hotel in San Jose and no one was responding to the phone calls. We call Viator and they were able to contact the Monkey Tour. Finally after 2 hours a shuttle came to pick us up to Hotel.
Beverly T
, May 2019
Had a wonderful time on this tour. Volcanoes, waterfalls, monkeys and so much more. Hotels were very nice. Giovanni was a great tour guide. Marcello took great pics (pic package is a good deal) and Luna did great driving. Thank you guys for a great adventure Lee Ann (Beverly ) and Sean
Amazing trip
, Mar 2019
Our guide and driver was amazing. Their give us 100% of attention and more. Highly recommended, we was visit every jewels of Costa Rica.

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