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Best Costa Rica Tour Operators
Caravan Tours is one of North America’s leading Costa Rica tour operators specializing in all-inclusive guided Costa Rica tours.
Come vacation in the “Jewel of Central America,” a natural paradise complete with virgin rainforests, rare tropical birds and wildlife, plus Leatherback turtle nesting beaches. Costa Rica has earned its long-standing reputation as the “tranquil land of democracy and rare natural beauty“.
What Travelers Are Saying about Caravan Tour Operators
Costa Rica rightfully enjoys an international reputation for unsullied nature and sustainable ecotourism travel.
In reviews about Costa Rica tour companies, Caravan Tours continually leads the way. Caravan tour operators are some of the best in Costa Rica with a solid reputation for making your travels to Costa Rica thoroughly enjoyable, worry free, and unforgettable.
“Our (Costa Rica) tour director always prepared us for the next activity. I really enjoyed this trip and have recommended it to others.”
Ms. B.T., Pasadena, California
“The (tour) guides were very eco-minded. We received a good education from them and their passion for preserving their environment was contagious. We totally get it. Your Costa Rican tour was awesome.”
Mr. & Mrs. B.H., Burton, Michigan
“Our (Costa Rica) tour director made this trip very comfortable and fun.”
Mr. & Mrs. B.R., Oberlin, Ohio
“Your (Costa Rica) tour director was WONDERFUL! Never let go of her, she was knowledgeable about everything any of us wanted to know. She was so personable and always happy too.”
Mrs. P.H., Gainesville, Florida
“Our (Costa Rica) tour director was always accessible and approachable to the group.”
Mrs. E.M., Phoenix, Arizona
“We had the perfect tour director, very knowledgeable of Costa Rican history, local cultures, and coconuts.”
Mr. & Mrs. M.G., Pleasant Hill, California
Costa Rica - Latin America’s Best Tourist Destination
Travel Weekly, a travel magazine that has been in circulation for over four decades, has awarded Costa Rica the prize as best Latin American tourist destination, as voted on by a readership of over 140,000.
As a Costa Rica tour operator for family, senior or group travel tours, Caravan Tours has seen firsthand why Costa Rica deserves such an enviable worldwide reputation.
Although Costa Rica is a small country, it is internationally recognized for the hospitality of its people and for the preservation of its natural heritage. Costa Rica boasts 6% of the world’s total biodiversity and 23% of the total land area in Costa Rica is now protected in natural wildlife refuges, biological preserves and Costa Rica National Parks, including Arenal Volcano and Costa Rica Cloud Forests.
Here are some more Costa Rica Facts.
Costa Rica Tour Operator for Senior Travel Tours
Caravan Tours welcomes seniors to come travel fully escorted with our Costa Rica tour guide and enjoy an all-inclusive Costa Rica adventure travel tour. Our friendly and courteous Costa Rica tour operators will guide you through a well-paced, unhurried Costa Rica tour itinerary that includes frequent rest and photo stops. In addition, you will travel in a modern, restroom-equipped, Mercedes motor coach that is air-conditioned.
Motor coach seating capacity is 48, however as Costa Rica tour operators, Caravan restricts the traveling group to no more than 44 passengers to ensure your complete comfort.
Come enjoy a leisurely, fully escorted Costa Rica vacation. Tour days begin and end at reasonable hours and the highest elevation on our Costa Rica tour is Poas Volcano at 8800 feet. All other Costa Rica tour elevations range from sea level to no more than 5000 feet in elevation.
Costa Rica Tour Operator for Family Adventure Tours
Families are also welcome on our fully escorted Costa Rica adventure travel tours. We offer child-friendly tour itineraries however children should be at least 5 years old.
Bring your family to Costa Rica and experience an eco friendly adventure tour that includes rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, chance encounters with exciting tropical wildlife plus, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover, learn and share while experiencing quality family time in a tropical paradise.
Please speak with your Costa Rica tour operator if you have specific requests for connecting adjacent triple or quadruple rooms (subject to availability).
Costa Rica Tour Operator for Group Eco Travel Tours
Caravan’s Costa Rica travel tours are superb ecotourism group vacations. Come discover Costa Rica with our highly experienced tour guides and enjoy a fully escorted, eco adventure tour with Costa Rica local tour operators and naturalist guides.
Costa Rica tour highlights include a rainforest aerial tram ride, rainforest hikes, volcanic hot springs, Pacific turtle nesting beaches, a Poas Cloud Forest hike, Costa Rica birding tours, and exploration of Manuel Antonio National Park.
We Are Budget Tour Operators - Saving Your Up to 30%!
As a long time Costa Rica tour operator, Caravan has established a presence in Costa Rica, providing an unrivaled standard of excellence at an incredible price; virtually everything is included for one low, budget-conscious tour price.
Fully escorted budget travel tours to Costa Rica are affordably priced for family, group or senior travel at approximately 30% less than most of our lower cost competitors. You simply won’t find another Costa Rica tour operator offering a budget Costa Rica tour in our class anywhere near this value.
Caravan’s professional Costa Rica tour operators are fluent in English and conduct this budget Costa Rica land tour from start to finish. You’ll visit five of the seven Costa Rica provinces including San Jose province, Alajuela, Heredia, Limon and Puntarenas province.
Caravan’s Costa Rica tours include all itinerary resorts and accommodations, plus all meals & bottled water, all itinerary activities, airport transfers, and gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides.
Budget savvy travelers can enjoy a worry free, all-inclusive vacation on Caravan’s fully guided, ecotourism Costa Rica travel tour.
Come Travel with Costa Rica’s Best Tour Operators
Caravan’s Costa Rica tours from San Jose are accompanied highly experienced tour operators and our tours always book up fast. We recommended making your reservation as soon as possible to guarantee the best travel dates.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).