Costa Rica Day Tour Itinerary Planning Help

Our Specialty is Costa Rica day tours

Easy-peasy-banana-squeezy, right?

Wrong. In choosing to assist travellers with Costa Rica day tour reservations only, we didn’t take the easy road; we consciously chose the bumpier, curvier, pothole-lined, and more challenging work route because this is how we can best help others. Anyone can purchase an international flight, book a hotel, or schedule a transfer service (and it’s a good thing too, because our business doesn’t set out to accomplish these tasks anyway), but we believe there is a big difference between making time for a Costa Rica vacation and planning a smart, efficient, and well-organized Costa Rica trip with the most significant factor dividing the two being day tour coordination. What we argue can make or break a travel experience–the degree of thought contributed to the coordination of the experience itself–is why we choose to do what we do: help travellers have a more well-rounded, thought out, fine-tuned, stress-free, and positive Costa Rica travel experience than they would be able to accomplish on their own without our free day tour expertise.

See for yourself! Click here to complete our Custom Day Tour Itinerary Request Form and we’ll get back to you with our thoughts about how to best coordinate your day tours!


Wouldn’t you agree, dreaming of success is great, but achieving it is better?

How can we be so sure of ourselves? Because we have spent years talking with travellers just like you, learning about vacation plans, tying up loose ends, identifying opportunities we would define as “itinerary mistakes”, and perfecting the art of efficient trip planning. We have the answers to the questions you haven’t even thought of yet, and the below list is only the tip of the iceberg of thoughts that run through our minds when we help travellers turn their travel dreams into successful trips.


Time Demands

  • What time does the day tour start?
  • How long does the day tour last?
  • How long will it take for the traveller to get from their accommodation to the day tour start location?
  • At what time can the traveller expect to return to their accommodation following tour completion?
  • What are the possible delays that could cause the day tour not to start on time?
  • What are the possible conditions that could cause the day tour not to run?
  • What are the possible delays that could cause the day tour to take longer to complete than usual?
  • Will the day tour be finished prior to accommodation check-out?
  • Will the day tour start prior to accommodation check-in?

Experience Inclusions

  • Is transportation to/from the traveller’s accommodation included with the day tour?
  • If transportation to/from the traveller’s accommodation is not included with the day tour, is it available at an extra cost through the tour operator?
  • If transportation to/from the traveller’s accommodation is not included with the day tour and it is not available at an extra cost through the tour operator, what options does the traveller have to arrange transportation to/from the day tour site on his or her own?
  • Is a meal included with the day tour?
  • If a meal is included with the day tour, can a vegetarian meal option (or a meal option noting a different dietary request) be provided by the tour operator?
  • Is a tour guide included with the day tour?
  • If a tour guide is not included with the day tour, is one available at an extra cost through the tour operator?
  • Is an attraction entrance fee required to be paid for participation in the day tour?
  • If an attraction entrance fee is required to be paid for participation in the day tour, is the attraction entrance fee included in the cost of the day tour or required to be paid for separately by the tour operator?
  • Does participation in the day tour require the use of equipment or materials not provided by the tour operator?
  • If participation in the day tour requires the use of equipment or materials not provided by the tour operator, is the equipment or materials available for rent by the traveller through the tour operator?
  • Does the tour operator offer any optional day tour add-ons for free?
  • Does the tour operator offer any optional day tour add-ons at an extra charge?
  • If the tour operator offers optional day tour add-ons, are they required to be requested/reserved in advance?

day tour coordination (in General)

  • Would a particular day tour provide a more favourable experience if had at a different destination?
  • Would a particular day tour provide a more favourable experience if had through a different tour operator?
  • Would a particular day tour provide a more favourable experience if had on a different day?
  • Would a particular day tour provide a more favourable experience if had at a different time?
  • Would a particular day tour save time or money if experienced at a different destination?
  • Would a particular day tour save time or money if experienced through a different tour operator?
  • Would a particular day tour save time or money if experienced on a different day?
  • Would a particular day tour save time or money if experienced at a different time?

Multiple day tour coordination (in general)

  • Will the day tours selected provide a variety of experiences and avoid duplicate experiences?
  • Will the day tours selected make the best use of complimentary transportation services?
  • Will the day tours selected make the best use of complimentary meals?

Multiple Day Tour coordination (in one day)

  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day, will there be enough time for the traveller to obtain transportation between the scheduled day tours?
  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day and the traveller is dependent on tour operator transportation, will there be enough time for the traveller to return to their accommodation via the transportation service provided by one tour operator and not miss the transportation service provided by a different tour operator between the scheduled day tours?
  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day, will the traveller miss any scheduled meals?
  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day and the traveller will miss a scheduled meal, will the traveller have an opportunity to eat the missed meal at a later time?
  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day, will there be enough time for the traveller to rest in between the scheduled day tours (assuming the traveller would desire to do so)?
  • If more than one day tour is scheduled in any given day, will there be enough variety provided by the day tours to create a balanced travel day (assuming the traveller would desire one)?

Multiple day tour coordination (across multiple days or locations)

  • If day tours are scheduled in varying locations, will there be enough time for the traveller to obtain transportation between destinations?
  • If a day tour is scheduled for any given afternoon and the traveller is in a different destination in the morning, will the traveller have enough time to travel between destinations and not miss the scheduled day tour?
  • If a day tour is scheduled for any given morning and the traveller plans to travel to a different destination in the afternoon, will the traveller have enough time to travel between destinations avoiding travel at night?

Child Travellers

  • Is there a child in the group? What is the child’s age?
  • Will the child meet the tour operator’s minimum age/weight/height limit if one is enforced for the day tour?
  • Will the day tour be of interest to the child?
  • Will the day tour maintain the child’s attention?
  • Will the day tour be too physically demanding for the child?
  • Will the day tour include an opportunity for the child to rest?
  • Will the day tour include an opportunity for the child to snack/eat if the day tour is run over the lunch or dinner hour?
  • Does the child have any abilities/disabilities that will hinder participation in the day tour?

Senior Travellers

  • Is there a senior citizen in the group?
  • What is the senior’s activity level?
  • Will the senior meet the tour operator’s maximum age limit if one is enforced for the day tour?
  • Will the day tour be of interest to the senior?
  • Will the day tour be too physically demanding for the senior?
  • Will the day tour include an opportunity for the senior to rest?
  • Will the day tour include an opportunity for the senior to snack/eat if the day tour is run over the lunch or dinner hour?
  • Does the senior have any abilities/disabilities that will hinder participation in the day tour?

Miscellaneous

  • Does the day tour run seven days per week?
  • Is the day tour likely to be busier during one time of the year versus another?
  • Is the day tour likely to be busier on one day of the week versus another?
  • Is the day tour likely to be busier during one tour start time versus another?
  • Will the day tour run during holidays?