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Walking Vacation Walking Costa Rica's Highlands​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Panama · 2 nights $345

Post-trip Extension:
Manuel Antonio National Park · 2 nights $445
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This trip boasts varied walks and activities that showcase Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity, as well as its unique and gracious culture.
Amble along highland and jungle paths—even among the very treetops on a suspended canopy walkway and a zip line. Learn about Costa Rican agriculture at organic farms and coffee plantations. Discover vibrant folk art along the historic “Ox-Cart Route.” Behold glorious plant, animal and bird life with our certified naturalist guides. And pamper yourself with stays at eco-resorts, luscious tropical cuisine, soothing thermal springs, and beauty that’s a feast for the senses.

What's Included

Walking Tour Only – without Air

  • 5 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • 12 meals – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 6 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • 13 meals – 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Panama – 2 nights for only $345  Post-trip: Manuel Antonio National Park – 2 nights for only $445

Both Vacations Include

  • Services of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • On-tour vehicle support
  • FREE use of our custom VBT walking poles
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Soar Get a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest with a canopy on a zip-line experience
  • Take in Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife as you explore
  • Soak in the Ecotermales Hot Springs
  • Taste local brews on a tour of Costa Rica’s largest family-run coffee estate
  • Chat with local farmers about Costa Rican agriculture
  • Learn traditional Costa Rican dance steps during a fun performance
  • Meander through a local market discovery an array of tropical fruits and vegetables

What to Expect

This tour features a combination of moderate and easy terrain, with some rewarding climbs. We walk over a variety of surfaces, including hiking trails and dirt and paved roads. On rainy days the footpaths can often be wet and muddy. Ideal for those who enjoy morning or afternoon walks on a regular basis.
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Average Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 miles
  • Average Daily Walking Time: 2 – 4 hours
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