Costa Rica

March 14th-22nd, 2020 
Due to low number of bookings, this trip has been cancelled.

Arrive: Bagaces

Depart: Tamarindo Beach

Days: 9


Nights: 8

Activity Level:





Join us on pristine beaches and volcanic national parks in Costa Rica! We will start by exploring the beautiful hidden gem, Llano de Cortes Waterfall, and the white adobe houses and churches of Liberia City. Then, we will take in the volcanic views and wildlife at Rincón de la Vieja National Park before heading to the foothills for a traditional gastronomic experience. Next, we trade in our tamales for a 4x4 jeep and boat ride through some of the most important wetlands not only in Costa Rica, but the world. Finally, it’s time for the beach! We couldn’t leave this beautiful country without a proper dose of white sand and warm blue water. Are you in?

  • Walking

  • Light hiking

  • Swimming

  • Wildlife Viewing

  • Tamale Making

  • Boat tour

  • Sight-seeing

  • Beach days

Optional Activities:     Snorkeling     |     Kayaking     |     Fishing

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✓ 8 Breakfasts

✓ 3 Lunches

✓ 5 Dinners

✓ 8 Nights hotel accommodation

✓ Activities included in the itinerary

✓ Local English-speaking tour guide(s) throughout the tour

✓ Photo book filled with memories from the trip

✓ $100 Champaign Outdoors Gift Card

✓ 10% gear-list discount at Champaign Outdoors

✓ Pre-trip social events with your travel mates

✓ FREE pair of Fits merino wool socks

✓ FREE pair of Kühl underwear

✓ Travel Swag Bag from Champaign Outdoors


Not included

× Flight to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)

× Incidental expenses

× Tips for drivers, guides + tour leaders

× Travel Visa (if needed)

× Mandatory Travel Insurance


$2,495 Double Occupancy (until Oct 16, 2019)

$2,695 Double Occupancy (after Oct 16, 2019)

+$1,095 Single Occupancy

Who is this tour for?

This trip is for people who are looking for a slightly active, but relaxed tour around Costa Rica’s volcanos, wetlands, and beaches. On this trip there will be light hiking, but overall it is a relaxing, cultural experience. If that is what you’re looking for, this tour will be perfect for you. 


You will get the chance to travel with other locals from the Champaign-Urbana area. If you are a small group of travelers or an individual looking to join a group of travelers, this is the perfect opportunity for you. This is a small group experience tour and is limited to 18 travelers.

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Typically, your order status will be pending once you complete the registration process.  In most cases, your order status will be confirmed about 24 hours after booking. Please hold off on booking your flight and making other arrangements until your tour is confirmed.*

*In cases where the trip has not yet reached the minimum number of bookings required for confirmation, your pending status can last longer than 24 hours. While unlikely, your status can remain pending up to 60 days prior to your trip. If you have any questions regarding the status of the trip, please feel free to call us. 



Our trips are priced based on double accommodations. You can choose to share a room with a significant other or friend, or you will be placed in a room with another solo traveler of the same gender. There is also an option to book a single room, with a supplemental price.


The cost of the trip is $2,495 per person (when you book by October 16, 2019) and $2,695 per person (when you book after October 16, 2019). If you are traveling solo and would like to guarantee your own room for the duration of the trip the additional cost is $1,095. Please note that there are limited single rooms available. To guarantee your reservation, you must make a 25% deposit. The 25% deposit is non-refundable and final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Please read the Terms & Conditions for more information about the cancellation policy.



Travel insurance is REQUIRED. You can find the requirements here and request a quote here.



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