You’ve booked tickets for a dream vacation to Costa Rica. Now all that stands between you and paradise is a little time and some careful planning. But we know, it’s not always that easy. Sure you have some general ideas about the places you’d like to go and things you’d like to do but aren’t sure of all the details. We can help. We’ve traveled throughout Costa Rica as tourists and now have the locals’ perspective.
IMPORTANT: We are only accepting new customized itinerary requests with travel dates starting on April 1, 2020 or later. If you are traveling before that time, we can still help you arrange shuttles (see our Shuttle Booking page) and tours and activities (see our Tour Booking Service page). If you’re renting a car, also be sure to check out our Rental Car Discount.
Through our in-depth customized itinerary service, we help you pinpoint destinations and give recommendation for hotels (3-4 options for each location), activities and tours, and restaurants. We also help with transportation, whether you prefer shuttles or a rental car. If you select this service, you will get a 10-25 page document that creates the framework for your entire trip. We base our recommendations on your personal preferences, which are gathered through an online survey and our correspondence. This means that the recommendations are catered specifically to you. In addition, unlike some travel agencies, we don’t work from a list of hotels and tour companies. Instead, we recommend the best options for you whether we have a relationship with them or not.
After we send the itinerary and you decide which hotels, tours, and transportation options you want to book, we can make the reservations for you. We are a travel agency (learn more about our travel agency here). This service is included in our fee.
To get started, send us a message via the Contact Form below. Please provide your travel dates and the number of people in your party. Also let us know anything you have in mind for your trip. We will then send: (1) an email with a quote and deadline for us to complete the itinerary; (2) a quick survey to learn more about your budget and travel preferences; and (3) an invoice via PayPal (or Stripe if you prefer). Once we receive your survey response and payment, we will add you to our schedule and start working on our recommendations. View a sample customized itinerary to see an excerpt of an itinerary we’ve created.
*Note on Airbnbs and VRBOs: For accommodations, we search for the best resorts, hotels, eco-lodges, and bed and breakfasts in your budget. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide recommendations for Airbnbs and other vacation rentals. These rental listings often have incomplete or inaccurate information. This makes it too difficult for us to ensure that they are good options for our clients.
The prices below are our standard rates. Rates may differ depending on the specific service requested.
7 Day Customized Itinerary: $600
10 Day Customized Itinerary: $700
14 Day Customized Itinerary: $800
21 Day Customized Itinerary: $950
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“They saved us hours of time that we would have spent trying to figure out our itinerary on our own and offered us the wisdom of their years in Costa Rica to pick the best sites, hotels, and tours for our trip.”
“Everything was organized, confirmed and as reliable and high quality as we could have hoped for.”
“There is nothing that we would change. They were able to translate our wishes & travel preferences into practical activities, locations, experiences. Everything went off smoothly. We did not experience any glitches. “
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