Wild Jungles & Secluded Beaches Tour - Costa Rica - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Explore Costa Rica on an exciting 9-night or 11-night tour from the capital, through the lush rainforest, to beautiful beaches and captivating national parks.
  • With your included car rental, you will be able to visit Tortuguero, Arenal, Cañas, Carillo Beach and many more must-see places at your own pace.
  • After your busy days of sightseeing active volcanoes and walking along the tree canopies, unwind in carefully selected hotels in charming locations.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Embark on a 9-night or 11-night self-drive adventure through the majestic landscapes of Costa Rica. Start your trip in San José, before heading to Tortuguero National Park with its dense rainforests and lagoons. Set off on a boat tour, spotting wildlife on the way, visit an active volcano in Arenal and walk through the tree canopies on a suspended bridge. 

 

Choose your ideal duration: 

 

9-night / 10-day Tour Package

DAY 1: San José

DAY 2: San José | Tortuguero

DAY 3: Tortuguero | Arenal

DAY 4: Arenal

DAY 5: Arenal | Cañas, Guanacaste

DAY 6: Cañas | Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste

DAY 7 & DAY 8: Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste

DAY 9: Carrillo Beach | San José

DAY 10: San José | Return

 

11-night / 12-day Tour Package

DAY 1: San José

DAY 2: San José | Tortuguero

DAY 3: Tortuguero

DAY 4: Tortuguero | Arenal

DAY 5: Arenal

DAY 6: Arenal

DAY 7: Arenal | Cañas, Guanacaste

DAY 8: Cañas | Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste

DAY 9 & DAY 10: Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste

DAY 11: Carrillo Beach | San José

DAY 12: San José | Return

Your Itinerary In Detail

9-night / 10-day Package

DAY 1 | San José (30 min transfer from the airport)

Welcome to Costa Rica! Our local representative will receive and assist you at SJO airport. Take a shared transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport to your hotel in San José. Check in, get comfortable and relax!

 

Overnight stay in San José.

 

DAY 2 | San José - Tortuguero (4 hours on the road & 1.5 hours by boat) Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner provided on this day

Early check out. At the agreed time, meet at the hotel reception for a semi-shared transfer to the wonderful area of Tortuguero in the North Caribbean. Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica's most popular ecotourism destinations. It was created in 1970 to protect endangered nesting sea turtles. The canals, rivers and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park are a study of rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology. Tortuguero National Park is a place unlike any other, a paradise for research and ecotourism.

 

On the road, stop in the city of Guápiles to have a Costa Rican breakfast in a local restaurant and then continue to the pier where you will board the boat to Tortuguero. This boat transfer will be a wonderful introduction to the heart of the rainforest. While travelling on the canals, you will admire the natural landscapes with different shades of green. Arrive to the lodge and check in, get comfortable, and enjoy a tasteful lunch.

 

In the afternoon, meet your guide to visit the enchanting Tortuguero Village. This town has a small population of around 500, no cars, and is located on a relatively narrow piece of land between the beach and a canal. Take a closer encounter with the Caribbean culture: meet the locals and learn more about day-to-day life here as you walk through this colourful town.

The order of the activities in Tortuguero may vary according to hotel operations.

 

Overnight stay in Tortuguero.

 

DAY 3 | Tortuguero - Arenal (1.5 hours by boat & 2.5 hours on the road) - breakfast & lunch are provided

Wake up early. Join your guide and enjoy nature in all its splendour by touring the Canals of Tortuguero National Park, by boat at sunrise. You'll have the opportunity to take your best photos in the jungle.

 

Discover the network of canals, lagoons and dense rainforests through an early boat tour guided by an expert naturalist guide. Abundant wildlife inhabits Tortuguero, including 57 species of amphibians, 111 species of reptiles, and 60 species of mammals. Return to the lodge to enjoy breakfast.

 

After breakfast, check out and be ready to continue your trip. Take a shared transfer by boat, and from Tortuguero, you'll arrive at the restaurant located in Guápiles, where you'll enjoy a traditional lunch. Afterwards, meet the Car Rental Representative to collect your rented vehicle and all the necessary information for your road trip. Continue your journey to your next destination: La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the stunning 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, as it spewed molten rocks and ash from its summit daily. Today there are no lava eruptions, for now, but you can still see smoke / ash spew out of the top of the volcano. Upon arrival, get comfortable in your hotel room and enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities.

 

Overnight stay in Arenal.

DAY 4 | Arenal - breakfast provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel. Early in the morning, visit Mistico Park and explore the magical hanging bridges in the middle of the tropical forest. This will be a unique experience with a great combination of suspension bridges and platforms built in the forest that offers you an opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner. An expert guide will teach you about the natural history and open the doors to a fascinating and colourful tropical rainforest world. You cannot forget the imposing vistas of the Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges.

 

The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. You can explore the wonders of Arenal at your own pace. This region offers numerous options of activities and places to discover. Take a hike to the lava trails at the Arenal Volcano National Park, uncover the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall, experience a good dose of adrenaline flying over the treetop canopy on a Zipline adventure and much more! Costa Rica is known worldwide as a top adventure destination, and La Fortuna area is famous for the best outdoor adventures. There are so many fun activities for all ages and travellers.

 

Overnight stay in Arenal.

 

DAY 5 | Arenal - Cañas, Guanacaste (2 hours on the road) - breakfast is provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel. After you check out, be ready to continue your adventure in Costa Rica. Next stop: Cañas, located in the sunny Guanacaste Province. You will stay in a hotel located between Corobici and Tenorio rivers, a real-world paradise amid lush flora and fauna of the area.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable in your hotel room and enjoy leisure time. Let yourself fall in love with the charm of this hotel and its architecture. This is the ideal place to stay, surrounded by nature and quiet. You can take this time to explore the area by your own: waterfalls, white water rafting, and safari floating are some great ideas to enjoy outdoors near the hotel.

 

From May to November, you can enjoy (included in your stay) a tour to the hotel's vegetable garden and discover the exotic fruit such as the pitahaya. This is a one-hour experience, where you can freely walk through the farm and admire the beauty of the flowers when they bloom and the insects stop by to pollinate. During the tour, the guide will give you a comprehensive explanation about the cultivation of pitahaya.

 

Overnight stay in Cañas.

 

DAY 6 | Cañas - Carrillo Beach (2.5 hours on the road) - breakfast is provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel. At a convenient time, check out and self-drive to your next tropical destination: Carrillo beach. Costa Rica beaches are known for their white sand, palm tree forests and clear waters. The beach at Playa Carrillo is no exception. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste Carrillo, it is the perfect destination for a relaxing and sunny stay.

 

Overnight stay in Carrillo Beach.

 

DAY 7 & DAY 8 | Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste - breakfast is provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel. The days are yours to relax and enjoy the tropical beach to the fullest. Take an optional excursion to discover the abundant natural treasures of Carrillo beach and its surroundings, or explore it by your own.

 

Overnight stay in Carrillo Beach.

 

DAY 9 | Carrillo Beach - San José (4.5 hours on the road) - breakfast provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel. At a convenient time, check out and depart to San José city for your last night in Costa Rica. Upon arrival, enjoy leisure time to relax or explore the city on your own. San José is a contrasted city with exhilarating expressions of history, traditions, art, and architecture.

 

Overnight stay in San José.

 

DAY 10 | Departure - breakfast is provided

Breakfast is included at the hotel & check out. It is time to self-drive to the car rental office near the Juan Santamaría International Airport to return the vehicle. Then, a shared shuttle will take you to the airport from the car rental office for your flight back home. End of the services. 

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11-night / 12-day Package

Your itinerary for the 11-night tour package is similar to the itinerary for the 9-night tour with an extra day in Tortuguero and an extra day in Arenal.

 

In Tortuguero, you will have more time to explore the national park where you will be able to take incredible photos of the jungle and possibly spot the 57 species of amphibians, 111 species of reptiles, and 60 species of mammals that live here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on the extra day in Tortuguero.

 

In Arenal, visit the waterfalls, take a hike through lava trails and walk along the tree canopies on suspension bridges. You will have a magical day to see this area at your own pace. Breakfast will be provided on the extra day in Arenal.

Your Hotels

HAND-PICKED JUST FOR YOU

Maximum room capacity

We have carefully selected comfortable accommodations with exclusive extras for your trip to Costa Rica.

 

9-night tour:

2 nights at Sleep Inn (or similar) in San José
1-night at Pachira Lodge (or similar) in Tortuguero
2 nights at Lomas del Volcan (or similar) in Arenal
1-night at Hacienda La Pacífica (or similar) in Cañas
3 nights at Nammbú Beachfront Hotel (or similar) in Carrillo

 

11-night tour:

2 nights at Sleep Inn (or similar) in San José
2 nights at Pachira Lodge (or similar) in Tortuguero
3 nights at Lomas del Volcan (or similar) in Arenal
1-night at Hacienda La Pacífica (or similar) in Cañas
3 nights at Nammbú Beachfront Hotel (or similar) in Carrillo

Your Dining Choices

You will enjoy a variety of catering options during your stay, depending on your itinerary and on the day: breakfast, half board (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excluding drinks) or full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - excluding drinks).

 

These options depend on the type and duration of your stay (details are in the chosen itinerary).

Your Journey to Costa Rica

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 transfers are included for flight-inclusive 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. 

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 Destinations

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!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!

Tortuguero

Tortuguero can be found in the Northern Caribbean of Costa Rica about 95 kilometres north-east of the capital and is today, a national park. Locals and visitors come to Tortuguero to see the diverse flora and fauna which inhabit the area. Most famously, the sea turtles make their way to the village every year to lay their eggs. The thousands of eggs hatch and tiny sea turtles make their way to the sea, which you can witness between mid-July to mid-October. 

 

Other activities visitors can do when visiting Tortuguero is kayak through the canals, walk along the beach or visit the town where shops and restaurants wait to be discovered.

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 will be payable locally.

Included in the price:

• Welcome and assistance at SJO airport

• Shared transfer In to your hotel located in the capital city, San José

• Shared transfer from the Car Rental Company to SJO Airport

• Shared transfer by land and boat in Tortuguero

• Lodging in San José

• Lodging in Tortuguero

• Lodging in Arenal

• Lodging in Cañas

• Lodging in Carrillo Beach

• Meals mentioned in the itinerary

• Shared excursions in Tortuguero

• Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park

• Shared guided excursion to the hanging bridges of Mistico Park

• A rented car with free GPS & basic insurance from day 3 to day 10 / day 4 to day 12: Suzuki Vitara for 2/3 people

• 1 rechargeable phone card

 

Price does not include:

• Services not mentioned in the itinerary

• Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

• Meals and alcoholic drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

• Personal expenses, 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:

Customers need to have a valid driving licence and must be 21 years or older.

 

PROTECTION PACKAGE (NPP)

National Protection Package (NPP) is a package product which includes Loss Damage Waiver-Theft Protection (LDW-TP), Third Party Liability (SLI), Zero Deductible and Windows & Tires (W&T), at a discounted price.  


LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER (LDW)

Renting a vehicle at National Car Rental means you are held responsible for returning it in the same conditions as you received it. The LDW is not a coverage, yet it releases you from any payment obligations in case of theft, vandalism, collision, and damages to the vehicle’s exterior, regardless of the culprit, provided you comply with the terms established in the lease.


Once the LDW is accepted, the lessee shall only be liable for the first $800 - $1500 of the total damage expenses (depending on the type of vehicle).


Lessees may reject the LDW if the credit card they are paying with was issued in the United States or in Canada, offers coverage and can be verified by a National Car Rental employee in Costa Rica. There may be car types for which the LDW is mandatory. If the LDW is rejected, the lessee will be held responsible for the total damages expenses and the SLI policy will be mandatory. This coverage does not include roadside assistance required as a result of the client’s negligence or assistance in the event of lost keys, flat tires, etc.

 

$0.00 DEDUCTIBLE

When you rent a vehicle at National Car Rental and you accept any of our coverage, you become responsible for a specific deductible amount for each of them.


The $0.00 deductible option allows you to reduce your payment obligations under any of the previously accepted coverage, provided you agree to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement in relation to the deductibles of the accepted insurance policies.


Any damages caused by driving on sand, in water or under the influence -as stated in the rental agreement- are not covered. Should you decline this option, you will be responsible for paying the deductibles of the accepted coverage, as stated in the rental agreement.


WINDOWS AND TIRES (W&T)

Through this coverage, National Car Rental releases you from any payment obligations relating to any tire/windshield damage caused by accidents, collisions, poor road conditions (does not cover theft).


ROADSIDE ASSITANCE

National Car Rental offers, at a reasonable price, locksmith, tow truck, and battery charge services, as well as the delivery of up to 3 gallons of fuel, for your rental vehicle.


Coverage does not apply in case of negligence

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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