Costa Rica Cultural Experience

Experience the rich culture
of Costa Rica

This tour is a great opportunity to experience the true meaning of “pura vida”. Your days here will be filled with exciting cultural experiences, performances, adventures, excursions, and plenty of time to do your own explorations!

Take in the beauty of this amazing country with historical sites, country hikes, the flavours of local cuisine, breathtaking views, stunning beaches nestled against the rainforest, and so much more!

For more adventurous travellers, there's even an option to go on an adrenaline-filled, white-water rafting trip where you'll be captivated by the surroundings of canyons, waterfalls, and rainforest.

This is one outstanding and memorable tour that you do not want to miss out on!

Trip Details

11 days/10 nights | San Jose to San Jose

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers


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Proposed Itinerary

Arrive in San Jose and enjoy a fabulous welcome dinner of contemporary Costa Rican Cuisine served in a nature reserve on a family farm in San Jose. Explore the city with a tour of the National Theatre, the National Museum, and a walking tour of the historic Barrio Amon neighborhood. Go on a nature hike around the area through a vineyard and later a walking tour of the City of Witches (Escazu).
Drive to Dota through the mountains. Tour the coffee plantation of a cooperative coffee farm and stay at a wilderness lodge in a magical cloud forest. Drive through the small coffee farms along Cierra de la Muerte (Peak of Death) and end up at beautiful Manuel Antonio beach just in time for a sunset cocktail and monkey watching. Tour a real mountain village, enjoy a refreshing swim beneath mesmerizing waterfalls and try your luck at organic tilapia fishing. Optional zip line & horseback ride.
Your choice! Go white water rafting along the class III rapids of the Savegre River and be astounded by the awesome canyons, waterfalls and primary rainforest of Costa Rica OR go on a tour of a Rainforest Spice Farm and wow your senses with the taste and smell of aromatic spices, medicinal plants, and essential oils!
Explore the rainforest, then relax on some of the most pristine and quiet beaches in the world. Visit an indigenous reserve, meet with the weaving artisans of a women’s cooperative keeping the traditions of their people alive, and discover the healing properties of herbs and plants from a First-Nations healer. Celebrate your trip with a goodbye dinner and presentation of typical dances and music.
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Explore city life, villages, beaches, and the pristine rainforest with the help of our experienced tour guides. Experience the rich culture of Costa Rica at its source – through local people.

Also, get the adrenaline pumping through your veins with optional hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting tours!

tour itinerary - Experience the rich culture<br />of Costa Rica

Departure Dates



Early Bird Discount available
until Oct 11, 2018*

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodation
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen, performers
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sight seeing and cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone 
Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person:

Sun Nov 11, 2018 to Wed Nov 21, 2018

$1,980 usd

Thu Apr 11, 2019 to Sun Apr 21, 2019

$2,200 usd

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

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HOST: Larissa Banting

Larissa's parents were producers of Canada's largest multicultural events so it's no surprise she loves to travel and immerse herself in different cultures. A graduate of York University's Dance program with a specialty in Dance Ethnology, her studies focused on Ukrainian dance in Canada She danced professionally with such companies as Les Sortileges - Canada's National Folk Dance Ensemble in Montreal and has performed throughout North America and Europe. Upon moving to Edmonton, she performed with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and competed in Irish step dancing. Since moving to Costa Rica in 2001 (and marrying Roberto Leiva), Larissa has worked in tourism and published Costa Rica - The Bradt Guidebook.

Larissa Banting guide

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