Tour of Costa Rica in 9 or 11 Nights - Costa Rica - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Hike through dense rainforest, follow guided tours across hanging bridges and rushing rivers, and observe Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife up close.
  • Visit active volcanoes, laze on one of the world’s most unspoiled beaches, and discover nocturnal life in the forest during an exciting nighttime tour.
  • You’ll have a rental car during your tour, helping you visit the area at your own pace.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Travel through the majestic landscapes of Costa Rica, stopping in lush jungles and gorgeous stretches of beach. Start your trip in San José, before heading to see the sizzling Arenal volcano, national parks, and the stunning Nosara beach. Cross hanging bridges high above the forest landscapes, observe nocturnal wildlife on a guided tour, and kayak through mangrove groves!

 

Our Offers:

 

9-Night Tour

Day 1: San José (30 mins)

Day 2: San José - Arenal (3 hrs 5 mins)

Day 3: Arenal

Day 4: Arenal - Bijagua (2 hrs 5 mins)

Day 5: Bijagua

Day 6: Bijagua - Nosara (4 hrs)

Day 7: Nosara

Day 8: Nosara

Day 9: Nosara - San José (5 hrs)

Day 10: Departure (30 mins)

 

11-Night Tour

Day 1: San José (30 mins)

Day 2: San José - Arenal (3 hrs 5 mins)

Day 3: Arenal

Day 4: Arenal

Day 5: Arenal - Bijagua (2 hrs 5 mins)

Day 6: Bijagua

Day 7: Bijagua - Nosara (4 hrs)

Day 8: Nosara

Day 9: Nosara

Day 10: Nosara

Day 11: Nosara - San José (5 hrs)

Day 12: Departure (30 mins)

 

Your Itinerary In Detail

9-Night / 10-Day Tour

DAY 1 | San José (30 mins)

Welcome to Costa Rica! Our local representative will receive and assist you at the airport. Private transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to your hotel in San José. Check in, get comfortable in your hotel room and relax. Overnight in San José.

 

DAY 2 | San José -  Arenal (3 hours 5 mins)

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, meet the car rental representative at the hotel reception to get your car and all the necessary information.

 

Drive to your next destination: La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the wonderful Arenal Volcano. Prior to December 2010, the Arenal Volcano was one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world, and it was a truly majestic sight, with molten rocks and ash erupting from its summit daily. Today there are no lava eruptions, but you can still see smoke and ash emerge from the volcano.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable at your hotel room and relax! Enjoy the facilities and the therapeutic hot springs at the hotel. Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 3 | Arenal

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, visit Mistico Park and discover the beautiful hanging bridges. This combination of suspension bridges and platforms built in the forest means you can explore nature in a safe and easy manner. Enjoy a guided walk through the fascinating and colourful tropical rainforest, with imposing vistas of the Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges. Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 4 | Arenal - Bijagua (2 hours 5 minutes)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Join a guided birdwatching tour though the private trails at the hotel. At the convenient time, check-out and continue your self-drive trip to Bijagua, the gateway to the Río Celeste Waterfall and Tenorio National Park.

 

The region has areas of thick jungle and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. The rainforest is home to tropical animal species like pumas, tapirs, sloths, anteaters, coatis, giant butterflies, and rare plant species, like wild orchids.

 

Bijagua is covered in acres of pastoral farmland with citrus groves and vegetable gardens. A birdwatcher’s paradise, the forests here provide critical habitat to squawking green parrots, macaws, hummingbirds, and toucans.

 

Get comfortable in your hotel room, and take advantage of your free time to explore by your own the hotel's private trails, at your own pace. Overnight in Bijagua.

 

DAY 5 | Bijagua

Breakfast included at the lodge. Spend the day at your leisure. At night, join a unique guided night walk where you'll explore the trails and discover the amazing nocturnal secrets of the rainforest. Overnight in Bijagua.

 

DAY 6 | Bijagua - Nosara (4 hrs)

Breakfast included at the lodge, followed by check-out. Drive to your next destination: Nosara Beach. Known for its impressive, lush beaches, Nosara is a popular destination among surfers, yogis, families, and nature lovers. It's a peaceful destination with stunning natural surrounds, gentle waves, and a multicultural community.

 

Environmental sustainability is a pressing issue for those who live in Nostra. Nosara is in the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the wrold's five Blue Zones, where people live to be over 100 years old, and remain in good health throughout their life. The locals can live that long because of the good quality of air, water, and food, as well as their active lifestyle.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful facilities and explore the surroundings on your own. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 7 | Nosara

Breakfast included at the hotel. Today, you'll take part in a relaxing kayak mangrove tour. The beauty of two rivers coming together to flow out to the ocean forming an estuary, gives way to a variety of birds and other wildlife, under the protection of Ostional Wildlife Refuge. The experienced guide will share information about the flora and fauna in the mangrove ecosystem. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 8 | Nosara

Breakfast included at the hotel. Spend the day discovering the charming Nosara on your own. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 9 | Nosara - San José (5 hrs)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Check-out and drive to San José city for your last night stay. See the city and spend  the night in San José.

 

DAY 10 | Departure (30 mins)

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, check-out and drive to the car rental company office near the Juan Santamaria International Airport to return the vehicle. A shared shuttle will take you to the airport from the car rental office to your flight back home. End of the services.

 

11-Night/12-Day Tour

DAY 1 | San José (30 mins)

Welcome to Costa Rica! Our local representative will receive and assist you at the airport. Private transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to your hotel in San José. Check in, get comfortable in your hotel room and relax. Overnight in San José.

 

DAY 2 | San José -  Arenal (3 hours 5 mins)

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, meet the car rental representative at the hotel reception to get your car and all the necessary information.

 

Drive to your next destination: La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the wonderful Arenal Volcano. Prior to December 2010, the Arenal Volcano was one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world, and it was a truly majestic sight, with molten rocks and ash erupting from its summit daily. Today there are no lava eruptions, but you can still see smoke and ash emerge from the volcano.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable at your hotel room and relax! Enjoy the facilities and the therapeutic hot springs at the hotel. Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 3 | Arenal

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, visit Mistico Park and discover the beautiful hanging bridges. This combination of suspension bridges and platforms built in the forest means you can explore nature in a safe and easy manner. Enjoy a guided walk through the fascinating and colourful tropical rainforest, with imposing vistas of the Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges. Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 4 | Arenal

Breakfast included at the hotel. Spend the day relaxing or explore the area by your own. Take advantage of the facilities, take part in a cultural indigenous presentation, or simply relax at the hot springs with the volcanic mud baths. Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 5 | Arenal - Bijagua (2 hrs 5 mins)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Join a guided birdwatching tour though the private trails at the hotel. At the convenient time, check-out and continue your self-drive trip to Bijagua, the gateway to the Río Celeste Waterfall and Tenorio National Park.

 

The region has areas of thick jungle and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. The rainforest is home to tropical animal species like pumas, tapirs, sloths, anteaters, coatis, giant butterflies, and rare plant species, like wild orchids.

 

Bijagua is covered in acres of pastoral farmland with citrus groves and vegetable gardens. A birdwatcher’s paradise, the forests here provide critical habitat to squawking green parrots, macaws, hummingbirds, and toucans.

 

Get comfortable in your hotel room, and take advantage of your free time to explore by your own the hotel's private trails, at your own pace. Overnight in Bijagua.

 

 

DAY 6 | Bijagua

Breakfast included at the lodge. Spend the day at your leisure. At night, join a unique guided night walk where you'll explore the trails and discover the amazing nocturnal secrets of the rainforest. Overnight in Bijagua.

 

DAY 7 | Bijagua - Nosara (4 hrs)

Breakfast included at the lodge, followed by check-out. Drive to your next destination: Nosara Beach. Known for its impressive, lush beaches, Nosara is a popular destination among surfers, yogis, families, and nature lovers. It's a peaceful destination with stunning natural surrounds, gentle waves, and a multicultural community.

 

Environmental sustainability is a pressing issue for those who live in Nostra. Nosara is in the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the wrold's five Blue Zones, where people live to be over 100 years old, and remain in good health throughout their life. The locals can live that long because of the good quality of air, water, and food, as well as their active lifestyle.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful facilities and explore the surroundings on your own. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 8 | Nosara

Breakfast included at the hotel. Today, you'll take part in a relaxing kayak mangrove tour. The beauty of two rivers coming together to flow out to the ocean forming an estuary, gives way to a variety of birds and other wildlife, under the protection of Ostional Wildlife Refuge. The experienced guide will share information about the flora and fauna in the mangrove ecosystem. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 9 & 10 | Nosara

Breakfast included at the hotel. Spend the day discovering the charming Nosara on your own. Overnight in Nosara.

 

DAY 11 | Nosara - San José (5 hrs)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Check-out and drive to San José city for your last night stay. See the city and spend  the night in San José.

 

DAY 12 | Departure (30 mins)

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the agreed time, check-out and drive to the car rental company office near the Juan Santamaria International Airport to return the vehicle. A shared shuttle will take you to the airport from the car rental office to your flight back home. End of the services.

 

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

During your stay, you'll be accommodated in Standard Rooms in the following hotels (or similar), chosen for your comfort and convenience:

 

San José: Sleep Inn (or similar)

Arenal: Casa de Luna (or similar)

Bijagua: Celeste Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Nosara: Lagarta Lodge (or similar)

 

You'll also enjoy the following exclusive advantages:

  • An expert guide to lead you through the treetops on the suspension bridges in Arenal
  • One free glass of wine when you pay for dinner at the hotel's restaurant at Celeste Mountain Lodge in Bijagua (only for stays in 2021)
  • 10% discount on excursions (to be reserved directly at hotel), and 25% discount per person on 80-minute massages in the spa at Laharta Lodge in Nosara (only for stays in 2021)

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

 

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers:

Return airport transfers are included for all offers.

 

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

You'll be met at San José airport by the tour representative on Day 1 of your tour, for your shared transfer to your first hotel.

On the final day of your tour, you'll take a shared shuttle service from the car rental office to the airport for your flight home.

Car Hire:

For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, make the most of included car hire with your booking.

 

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group. The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver. The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted). The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on the collection of the vehicle and in some cases, a credit card or cash deposit will be required. Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions. Other fees may be applicable in addition to the cost of your car rental for any additional products added to your car rental.

 

Important information about offers without a flight:
To ensure that your rental car is available upon arrival, please notify us of your flight schedules within 48 hours of making your reservation by filling out the relevant form in your member account. Without this information, your car may not be available on time.

Your Destination

Costa Rica

As the eco-and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica is a magnet for nature enthusiasts, thrill seekers and those who want to step off the beaten track. La Pura Vida (the pure life) is the unofficial motto of the country, and it's easy to see why - emerald rainforests, pastel-coloured hummingbirds, smouldering volcanic peaks, tumbling rivers...this verdant chunk is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet!

 

The country's national parks are its greatest glory, with one-third of the country set aside as protected natural areas. As well as being a world leader in eco-tourism, Costa Rica superbly caters for visitors looking for an adrenalin kick, with options including whitewater rafting, zip line tours through the rainforest canopy, surfing and quad biking. It is quickly becoming more popular, so grab this chance to visit now, while landscapes are still exceptionally unspoiled!

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

  • Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Costa Rica. Sun protection, sunglasses, bathing suit, hat, raincoat, hiking or tennis shoes, sandals and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
  • If you are travelling with children, it is important to know that laws in Costa Rica clearly state that children below the age of twelve must be secure in appropriate seating for their age or height and weight. The car rental company provides a child’s car seat or booster for an extra cost of 6 USD daily.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels as per itinerary (or similar)
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome and assistance at SJO airport
  • Shared excursions mentioned as per itinerary: visit to hanging bridges in Arenal, guided night tour in Bijagua, and guided mangrove kayak tour in Nosara
  • Rental car with basic insurance from Day 2 until last day (Standard: Suzuki Vitara for 3/4 people)
  • Rechargeable phone card (one per booking, per stay)
  • Shared transfer to your hotel located in the capital city, San José on Day 1
  • Shared shuttle from the Car Rental Office to SJO airport on last day

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Services not mentioned in itinerary
  • Excursions not mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expense, extras, and tips

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Car Hire:

Car Rental Suzuki Vitara

Enjoy included car rental with a Suzuki Vitara, with GPS and insurance, included from Day 2 to the last day of your tour.

 

Includes: The rent of the car, free GPS and basic insurance.

Not included: the deposit, total insurance, any other extra service.

Customers need to have a valid driving licence valid, and they must be over 21 years old.

Car Rental Suzuki Grand Vitara

Enjoy included car rental with a Suzuki Grand Vitara, with GPS and insurance, included from Day 2 to the last day of your tour (excluding stays between January and April 2022).

 

Includes: The rent of the car, free GPS and basic insurance.

Not included: the deposit, total insurance, any other extra service.

Customers need to have a valid driving licence valid, and they must be over 21 years old.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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