10 days tour

Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-Drive

This tour includes:


9 breakfasts 3 lunches on days 2, 3, 4 2 dinners on days 2, 3


Superior Hotel Category = Park Inn or similar 4* Day 2-3 Tortuguero Superior Hotel Category = Evergreen Lodge or similar Lodge Day 4-5 Arenal Superior Hotel Category = Arenal Springs or similar 4* Day 6-7 Monteverde Superior Hotel Category = Poco a Poco or similar 4* Day 8-9 Tamarindo Superior Hotel Category = Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4* CAR HIRE OPTIONS


Car Group B: Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar MEALS: Air-conditioned transportation for the arrival transfer on a shared basis, from Juan Santamaria Airport to your first hotel Shared land and boat transfers to/from Tortuguero Air-conditioned transportation for the departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices in San José to the Juan Santamaria Airport Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport Car rental from day 4 Unlimited mileage Applicable Local taxes (VAT) Insurance with No excess Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) Supplemental Liability Coverage (SLC) Emergency contact service Replacement car in case of accident Full-Full petrol rate Second driver Coverage up to 70.000 USD per person or 175.000 USD per accident VISITS AND ACTIVITIES: All activities in Tortuguero except the entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park and optional activities OTHER: Meet and greet on Day 1 Hotel taxes


9 nights' accommodation Day 1 San Jose

Not included:


Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme Airport taxes Airport porterage Optional tours International / domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes Gratuities for drivers and guides Entrance fees for optional activities mentioned in the itinerary Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen, wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle Damage to the engine through negligence Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of fine being received there will be an administration charge Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc) Petrol deposit 100 USD; refunded when returning full KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Please note that the maximum occupancy in the Double room for the Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo is 2 adults and 1 child The minimum age to rent a vehicle or be a driver is 21 years All drivers must have a valid driver's license The person who signs the contract must have an international credit card, Visa or Master Card, AMEX Pick-up service at the San José Airport is 24 hours Pick-up service at the Liberia Airport are from Monday to Sunday, 05:00 to 21:00 hrs. Pick-up outside of these times are subject to a surcharge. Pick-up hours at other locations are from Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 17:00 hrs All pick-up times at other locations will be set according to the office hours. Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 24 hours of incident If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days. Deposit by credit card: Visa or Master Card only Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice For self-guided visits, you must pay your entrance fee directly at the front desk of each park or attraction Recommended arrival before 14:00 hrs. Recommended departure time after 15 hrs.


International flights not included.


Other activities and services not included


Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-Drive

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival San Jose
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival San Jose

      Upon arrival to bustling San Jose, our representative will meet and greet you and then direct you to your transport, which will drop you off at your hotel in San Jose for your the night in Costa Rica. Overnight in San Jose.

  • Day 2 Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero (135Km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero (135Km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)

      Your day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by bus through the Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean plains to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages. Indulge in a tasty breakfast en route and continue through the jungle by boat, cruising the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive at your eco-lodge and enjoy a tasty lunch. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you will get to walk around town, stroll along the beach, and experience the locals’ way of living. During the turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September and hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife. Lunch and Dinner included Overnight in Tortuguero.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Tortuguero National Park

      Today you will have some free time to relax by the pool and experience the Tortuguero National Park on a three-hour trip. Observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Lunch and dinner included Overnight in Tortuguero.


Tour leaving from San Jose

San José is the capital of Costa Rica, and it is one of the most popular touristic sites in Central America. This city stands out among the latin american cities for its high quality of life, its globalization, its environmental performance, and its public services.

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 10 / Max: 99

Suitable age range for the experience. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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