The Best Wildlife Tours to Costa Rica

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Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary wildlife adventure in the beautiful destination of Costa Rica? Look no further! Our mission is to find the best tours based on price, guest ratings, amenities, activities, and value. So, we've done the groundwork for you, meticulously analyzing a wide range of wildlife tours based on these key criteria. Whether you're dreaming of a vacation filled with relaxation, adventure, or a perfect blend of both, we've found the ideal organized tours focusing on wildlife to make your holiday to Costa Rica unforgettable. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking a unique adventure, Costa Rica has so much to offer, and you can experience it all with one of these tours below.


The Top 3:

  • 8 Days, $597.76

  • 7 Days, $555.51

  • 6 Days, $599.00

What are wildlife tours like in Costa Rica?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 57 trip options analyzed
  • $195 average price per day (USD)
  • 3 to 15 days in length
  • 4.56 of 5 average rating
  • 27 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of wildlife tours in Costa Rica, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.56 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 27 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 10 days, with tours ranging from 3 to 15 days long. Regarding physical activity options, you'll find tours marked as easy, moderate, and serious, with the most being easy. Looking at transportation, the tours are self drive and coach / bus, with the most as self drive. With our thorough analysis of 57 wildlife tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that Costa Rica has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Wildlife Tours in Costa Rica
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 3 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of San Jose. This terrific trip also highights wildlife and family-friendly activities. Lasting 8 days, the maximum group size is 30 people, and it's good for guests from 10 and up. Organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, this is a great deal because it's only $64 per day. Don't miss out on this limited-time sale.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$598 $508
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



7 Days Start/End in San Jose 3 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful San Jose. Spanning across 7 days, the trip accommodates 30 individuals, and is suitable for guests from 10 and up. Offered by Destination Services Costa Rica, this remarkable trip is priced at just $67 per day. It's also on sale right now! Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$556 $472
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 20% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



6 Days Liberia to Playa Tamarindo 3 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by G Adventures has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 6-day voyage you can unwind while also making new memories. Your journey starts off in Liberia and finishes in Playa Tamarindo. With a group size of 24 people, it's suitable for guests from 18 to 35 years old. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $80 per day. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today!

  • Wildlife
$599 $479
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 4 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. Along the way, this journey encompasses 4 destinations, including Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde. You'll start and end this amazing trip in San Jose. With an emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Spanning across 8 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 30 participants, and it's great for guests from 10 and up. Brought to you by the renowned Destination Services Costa Rica, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $85 per day - an unbeatable value. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$805 $684
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
by Explore!



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 9 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 16 to 85 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This 8-day trip is ideal for guests from 16 to 85 years old. And priced at only $178 per day, it's a great value, too. And since the priority is on wildlife and safaris, this tour is a great choice. This itinerary covers 9 captivating destinations, with stops in Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, La Guaria (La Fortuna), and Monteverde, among others. San Jose will be both the start and end of your journey. It's offered by Explore!, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,420
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



10 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $142 per day, this terrific 10-day trip is ideal for guests from 10 and up. You'll enjoy hiking and jungle trekking. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 5 destinations, featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Monteverde. Your adventure starts and ends in San Jose. Organized by the reputable Destination Services Costa Rica, this is one of the best tours on this list. It's also on sale right now!

  • Wildlife
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Boat
  • Family
  • Jungle Trekking
$1,666 $1,417
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 4 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating from previous guests. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife and family-friendly activities. With a duration of 8 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 30 people, and is good for guests from 10 and up. Uncover the beauty of 4 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde. San Jose will be the beginning and end of your trip. This fantastic option, organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, presents an unbeatable value at just $93 per day. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today!

  • Wildlife
  • Family
$879 $748
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



12 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 12 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 30 individuals. Welcoming guests from 10 and up, it is organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Traverse through 5 enchanting destinations, with Tortuguero, Arenal, and Monteverde among the must-see stops along the route. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of San Jose. This terrific trip also highights wildlife and family-friendly activities. Available at an unbeatable price of only $138 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.

  • Wildlife
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Family
$1,951 $1,659
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 15% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for wildlife tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Destination Services Costa Rica



10 Days Start/End in San Jose 5 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey that has garnered a 4.9 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 10 days, this jouney will have 30 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests from 10 and up. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities. Expertly organized by Destination Services Costa Rica, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $116 per day. Don't miss out on this limited-time sale.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,370 $1,164
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by World Expeditions



8 Days Start/End in San Jose 4 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by World Expeditions which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $219 per day. Experience a trip that takes you to 4 remarkable destinations, including Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park. San Jose kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife and safaris, too. The maximum group size is 14 people, welcoming guests from 16 to 80 years old.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,750
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from San Jose, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from San Jose, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Liberia, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from San José, The Best 10-Day Tours from San Jose, The Best 2-Week Tours from San Jose, The Best 2-Week Tours from San José, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Liberia for more package tour options.

How much do wildlife tours to Costa Rica cost?

Average Daily Price Wildlife Tours
$195

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for wildlife tours when planning a visit to Costa Rica. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of wildlife tours in Costa Rica based on data from 57 options is an affordable $195 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Costa Rica.

And for more information on Costa Rica, see Costa Rica Travel Costs and Costa Rica Hotel Costs.


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