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Tucan Travel 18-35 Tour for 26 year old single girl

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Tucan Travel 18-35 Tour for 26 year old single girl

Hey everyone,

I am looking to do my first solo travel! I've got my heart on going to Costa Rica. I have found a 9 day tour which looks great on Tucan Travel. Has anyone done this tour? Its called 'nature trail'.

If you haven't done this specific tour could you recommend the company?

I am also thinking of doing a stop over each way as you cannot get a direct flight there. Any recommendations for a stop over?

My budget is reasonable, but its the adventure I am after not a luxury holiday. I am looking for adventure and to meet likeminded people preferable in their 20/30s.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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1. Re: Tucan Travel 18-35 Tour for 26 year old single girl

Flying from Europe, you can go Iberia (direct flight MAD-SJO), KLM (AMS-PTY-SJO) or number of airlines that connects via US. Personally I would go KLM. If you have more then 9 days then Panama City is a great stop over destination.

If not going with Tucan Travel, there are plenty of locally based travel companies offering a miriad of different tours. AnywhereCostarica, being just one of them.

Happy planning and Safe Trails!

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2. Re: Tucan Travel 18-35 Tour for 26 year old single girl

You may find my review in the trip reports section of Iberia helpful.

Cheapest is always (whenever I've looked) via the US but then you've the hassle of getting an ESTA and the ridiculous US transit policy (exit plane>through immigration>collect bags>through customs>re-checkin bags (JFK was efficient, Miami a shambles)>pass through airport security>proceed to gate).

However, popular routes are via JFK and MIA as mentioned and both make great stop off spots. Due to the US transit policy you'll already have your ESTA and will have taxes loaded into your ticket price for entering the country so you could get your value for all that, remove the transit stress (and time delay, needing 3hrs between flights to do it all) and spend a couple of days in 2 of the East Coast's most interesting cities.

Personally I'm going to try for Xelas' recommendation next time, via Panama.

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