Lodging, transportation and meals as specified in the itinerary; entrance fees to national parks and private reserves; tours; guide services; applicable taxes; service fees and in-country ground operator support.
International airfare; airport departure taxes; meals not specified in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages; personal equipment; extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service); gratuities or costs associated with changes in itinerary for reasons beyond our control. Holiday supplement may apply Christmas, New Year’s and Easter weeks; contact AdventureSmith for pricing and availability.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Tropical Rainforests & Manuel Antonio adventure begins and ends in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive in San Jose anytime on day 1 and depart anytime after 12:00pm noon on day 8 of the itinerary. If your departing flight leaves before noon, then we can make arrangements for you to overnight in San Jose on day 7. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
There is a 40 lb. weight limit for your checked baggage on all flights within Costa Rica (with an additional 10 lb. allowance for carry-on luggage). AdventureSmith Explorations suggests packing a small empty duffel bag inside of your checked baggage. Use this smaller bag for the segments of your trip where you will be flying. The remainder of your baggage can be left in a secure office in San Jose.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, wildlife observation, horseback riding, birding, craft and gift shopping, zip line tours, bridge walks in forest canopies, swimming and kayaking. Optional, added-cost activities may include rafting, surf lessons and horseback riding.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a $1,015 supplement (2019) in addition to the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Otherwise single travelers may request to share a same-sex room. If another single traveler is assigned then the single supplements will be waived. Triple rates may be available in select room categories; contact AdventureSmith for details.
Families & Children
Child rate applies for age 11 and under and valid if sharing room with two adults, maximum two children per room with adults.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife or National Park regulation. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.