“There’s no way, with all the known and little known travel tips you will gather in your life, that you can match the high-volume discounts that Caravan receives.”
When I showed Dan the small Caravan Tours ad in Real Simple magazine, he immediately began reading dozens of Trip Advisor reviews and, within the hour, we began our way through the booking process for a trip to Costa Rica.
We don’t like group tours. Being bilingual, we like to venture out on our own, talk to the locals, explore, but this value is too good to believe!
Airport pickup, all meals included, beautiful hotels, all day tours paid for, all you can drink at open bars at two hotels, and an attentive guide for a 9 day tour at $1,099 during peak travel season is what they promise and exactly what you get!
Our guide Rolando was attentive, tireless, knowledgeable and entertaining, informing us about the history and wildlife of his country. Read through Trip Advisor and you’ll find that Caravan Tours travelers fall in love with all of the guides.
Caravan provides a new bottle of water every two days, with infinite refills in between. Rolando advised us to drink plenty and eat yogurt. Those who didn’t take his advice seriously became dehydrated and sick.
The tour (at the time of this writing) starts and finishes in the capital, San Jose. San Jose is not worth visiting and they keep your time there very short. What will you be see? Instead of a list of places you may never have heard of, let’s get into the specifics.
You will look into the mouths of volcanoes, visit a coffee plantation, cross hanging bridges in the canopy layer of lush rain forests, tour rivers teeming with wildlife, and even spend a couple of nights in a luxurious resort in Guanacaste!
Some people prefer traveling with a group and others, no. Our travel mates on the Caravan tour ranged in age from 4 to 80-something, with an even distribution in between. Everyone was friendly even though the trip required early wake ups, some long bus rides and a lot of hiking.
Still, this is not our kind of travel. We prefer renting a car and doing the trip ourselves. We like stopping in small towns and browsing roadside stands. But our way is more expensive. There’s no way, with all the known and little known travel tips you will gather in your life, that you can match the high-volume discounts that Caravan receives.