Costa Rican Adventure Tour in 8, 10, or 12 Nights - San Jose - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Explore incredible rainforest and lagoon-filled National Parks, visit vibrant towns, and observe Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife up close.
  • Visit active volcanoes, make your way across hanging bridges in the treetops, and take a zipline ride over the forest!
  • You’ll have a rental car for part of your 8, 10, or 12-night tour, helping you to visit the area at your own pace.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Travel through the majestic landscapes of Costa Rica, stopping off in some of the most popular ecotourism destinations. Start your trip in San José, before heading to Tortuguero National Park with its dense rainforests and lagoons. Set off on a wildlife-spotting boat tour, enjoy the gorgeous beaches at Puerto Viejo, and visit an active volcano in Arenal!

 

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8-night Tour

Day 1: San José 

Day 2: San José to Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo 

Day 4: Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí

Day 6: Sarapiquí to Arenal

Day 7: Arenal

Day 8: Arenal to San José

Day 9: Departure

 

10-night Tour

Day 1: San José 

Day 2: San José to Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo

Day 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí

Day 8: Sarapiquí to Arenal

Day 9: Arenal

Day 10: Arenal to San José

Day 11: Departure

 

12-night Tour

Day 1: San José 

Day 2: San José to Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo

Day 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí

Day 8: Sarapiquí

Day 9: Sarapiquí to Arenal

Day 10: Arenal

Day 11: Arenal

Day 12: Arenal to San José

Day 13: Departure

 

Your Itinerary In Detail

8-Night Tour

DAY 1 | San José (30 minutes)

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

Overnight in San José.  

 

 

DAY 2 | San José to Tortuguero (4 hours by road & 1 hour 5 on boat)

Early check-out. At the agreed time, meet at the hotel reception for a 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.

 

En route, stop in the city of Guápiles to have a Costa Rican breakfast in a local restaurant, and then continue to the pier where you'll board the boat to Tortuguero.

 

Arrival at the lodge. Check in, get comfortable in your room, and enjoy a tasty lunch. In the afternoon, meet your guide and visit the enchanting Tortuguero Village. This town has a small population of around 500 inhabitants, with no cars, and it's located on a relatively narrow strip of land between the beach and a canal. Learn more about daily life in this colourful town.

Overnight in Tortuguero.       

 

DAY 3 | Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo (1 hour 5 by boat & 3 hours by road)

Wake up early. Join your expert naturalist guide. Enjoy nature in all its splendour by touring the canals of Tortuguero National Park by boat at sunrise. 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 your shared transfer to the restaurant located in Guápiles, where you'll enjoy a traditional lunch.

 

Afterwards, meet the car rental representative to collect your rented vehicle, along with all information necessary for your road trip. Continue your journey to Puerto Viejo, located on the unique South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The beautiful beaches of this region are some of the most relaxing and exotic in the country. Boasting warm, calm waters, this tropical paradise is ideal for laid-back travellers seeking a getaway in a quaint beach community. Upon arrival, get comfortable at your hotel room and relax at the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

DAY 4 | Puerto Viejo

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure day to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Puerto Viejo and surroundings. You can visit the charming Cahuita National Park, just a 30-minute drive from your hotel, or take an optional guided excursion.

Overnight in Puerto Viejo. 

 

DAY 5 | Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí (4 hours by road)

Breakfast included at the hotel, and check out. Afterwards, continue your trip to the always-verdant region of Sarapiquí, famous for its rich biodiversity and outdoor adventure opportunities.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable in your room and relax. Enjoy optional activities such an amazing chocolate tour, an exciting white water rafting tour, or a guided night walk at La Tirimbina Reserve.

Overnight in Sarapiquí.

 

DAY 6 | Sarapiquí to Arenal (1 hour 5 by road)

Breakfast included at the lodge and check out. Afterwards, continue your road trip. Your next destination is 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, with molten rock and ash emerging from its summit every day. Today there are no lava eruptions, for now, but you can still see smoke and ash spill over the top.

 

Upon arrival, get comfortable at your hotel room and enjoy time to relax at the hotel facilities. During your stay in Arenal, you can take advantage of many optional excursions: visiting hot springs, hiking to the volcano, taking a zipline ride, canyoning, cooking classes, and more!

Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 7 | Arenal

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure day to relax or explore the natural wonders of Arenal region.

Overnight in Arenal.

 

DAY 8 | Arenal to San José (3 hours 5 by road)

Breakfast included at the hotel. At the appropriate time, check out and leave for San José city for the last night of your stay in Costa Rica.

 

Upon arrival, enjoy leisure time to relax or explore the city on your own. San José is a city of contrasts, renowned for its varied history, traditions, art, and architecture.

Overnight in San José.

 

DAY 9 | Departure (30 minutes by road)

Breakfast included at the hotel and check out. Drive to the car rental office near the Juan Santamaría International Airport to return your vehicle. Then, a shared shuttle will take you to the airport from the car rental office to your flight back home.

End of services.

 

10-Night Tour

Choose the 10-night tour to enjoy an extra full day in Tortugeuro, observing the incredible wildlife that lives in the National Park. You'll also enjoy an extra day at the beach in the tropical paradise and quaint beach community of Puerto Viejo.

 

 

Day 1: San José 

Day 2: San José to Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo

Day 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí

Day 8: Sarapiquí to Arenal

Day 9: Arenal

Day 10: Arenal to San José

Day 11: Departure

 

12-Night Tour

The 12-night tour follows the same itinerary as the 10-night tour, with an extra day in Sarapiqui, and an extra day in Arenal. Take part in an exciting chocolate tour or white-water rafting experience in Sarapiqui, and make the most of your day in Arenal to hike, canyon, and even ride a zipline through the jungle!

 

Day 1: San José 

Day 2: San José to Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo

Day 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo to Sarapiquí

Day 8: Sarapiquí

Day 9: Sarapiquí to Arenal

Day 10: Arenal

Day 11: Arenal

Day 12: Arenal to San José

Day 13: Departure

Your Hotels

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Throughout your tour, you'll stay in the following Standard or Superior hotels (or similar), as per your chosen offer:

 

Standard Hotels

  • San José: Sleep Inn
  • Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge
  • Puerto Viejo: Villas del Caribe
  • Sarapiqui: La Quinta Sarapiqui
  • Arenal: Montaña de Fuego (pictured)

 

Superior Hotels

  • San José: Presidente
  • Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge
  • Puerto Viejo: Namuwoki
  • Sarapiqui: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge
  • Arenal: Volcano Lodge

 

You'll also enjoy the following little extras during your stay:

 

Standard hotels:

Tortuguero

  • One glass of wine per person at the first dinner
  • One child under 11 years old free for Tortuguero Services (applies for one child only, supplement of $118 for each extra child)

 

Sarapiqui

  • For the purchase of the Sarapiquí White Water Rafting tour, you get a free craft excursion or a free visit to the fascinating Ants World excursion with Aguas Bravas - $56.00 per person (minimum 2 persons)

 

Arenal

  • Unlimited access to the hot springs of the Resort
  • Guided birdwatching tour within the hotel trails (6 am, time subject to change)
  • Volcanic mud baths inside the hotel property (11 am,  time subject to change)

 

Car Rental

  • WIFI free of charge
  • Complimentary upgrade to Suzuki Grand Vitara (excluding stays from 01/02/22 - 30/04/22, and 01/07/22 - 01/08/22)

 

Superior hotels:

 

Tortuguero

  • One glass of wine per person at the first dinner
  • One child under 11 years old free for Tortuguero Services (applies for one child only, supplement of $118 for each extra child)

 

Sarapiqui

  • For the purchase of the Sarapiquí White Water Rafting tour, you get a free Craft excursion or a free visit to the fascinating Ants World excursion with Aguas Bravas - $56.00 per person (minimum 2 persons)

 

Arenal

  • Free and unlimited access to resort’s hot springs  
  • Free upgrade to next room category (subject to availability)

 

Car Rental

  • WIFI free of charge 
  • Complimentary upgrade to Toyota Fortuner (excluding stays from 01/02/22 - 30/04/22, and 01/07/22 - 01/08/22)

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Your Dining Choices

Breakfast is included every day from Day 2 to the final day of your tour. 

 

For the 8-night tour, you'll have lunches included on Day 2 and 3, and dinner included on Day 2.

 

For the 10-night tour and the 12-night tour, you'll have lunches included on Day, 2, 3 and 4, with dinner included on Day 2 and 3.

 

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:

Tour transport and inter-hotel transfers are included as per your itinerary. 

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!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 most suitable for travelling in Costa Rica. Sun protection, sunglasses, a swimsuit, hat, raincoat, hiking shoes or trainers, sandals and mosquito repellent will be very useful during your stay.

 

If you are travelling with children under the age of 12, they must be secure in appropriate seating for their age, or height and weight, by law. The car rental company provides a child’s car seat or booster for an extra cost of $6 daily.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard or Superior hotels, depending on your chosen offer as per itinerary (or similar)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Welcome and assistance at SJO Airport
  • Entry fee to Tortuguero National Park
  • Shared excursions in Tortuguero with English-speaking guide
  • Standard rental car with basic insurance (Standard: Suzuki Vitara for 3-4 people, Superior: Suzuki Grand Vitara for 3-4 people)
  • One rechargeable phone card
  • Shared return airport transfers
  • Shared transfers between San José, Tortuguero and Guápiles

 

Price doesn't 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
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under 'price includes'

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:

Enjoy included car rental with a Suzuki Vitara (Standard), or Suzuki Grand Vitara (Superior), with GPS and basic insurance.

 

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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