The Essentials of Costa Rica Fly Drive in 8 or 11 Nights - San Jose - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime self-drive tour of Costa Rica on either the 8 or 11 night itinerary of your choice.
  • Choose between Standard and Superior hotels throughout your tour, as you indulge with a tasty, daily breakfast!
  • Explore the sights of San José, Tortuguero, Arenal, Rincon De La Vieja and Tamarindo all in your own time!
  • Our members will experience potential room and hotel upgrades and an included car for their trip!

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Our Offers

 

8-Nights
8-Night Fly Drive Tour in Standard Rooms
8-Night Fly Drive Tour in Superior Rooms

11-Nights
11-Night Fly Drive Tour in Standard Rooms
11-Night Fly Drive Tour in Superior Rooms#

 

8 Night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero - Arenal
Day 4: Arenal 
Day 5: Arenal - Rincon de la Vieja
Day 6: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo
Day 7: Tamarindo
Day 8: Tamarindo - San Jose
Day 9: San Jose - UK

 

11 Night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero 
Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal
Day 5: Arenal 
Day 6: Arenal - Rincon de la Vieja
Day 7: Rincon de la Vieja
Day 8:
 Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo
Day 9: Tamarindo
Day 10: Tamarindo
Day 11: Tamarindo - San Jose
Day 12: San Jose - UK

 

Please Note: As stated above, guests may either choose a package that includes Standard Tour Rooms or a package that includes Superior Tour Rooms. All guests will stay in Standard/Superior Rooms on their last night in San Jose, as per itinerary.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: UK - San Jose (Airport - San Jose - 45 minutes)

Day 1: UK - San Jose (Airport - San Jose - 45 minutes)

Welcome to Costa Rica! Meet your English speaking representative at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel located in downtown San José, the capital city. Receive your documentation of travel and accommodation at your hotel.

Day 2-3: San Jose - Tortuguero - Arenal

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero (4 hours plus 1.5 hour boat)

Meet at your reception for a semi-collective transfer to the Tortuguero pier. Arrival to Guápiles city and breakfast in a local restaurant, before taking a boat to Tortuguero to travelling on the canals, in the heart of the rainforest. Installation at the lodge, and lunch on site. In the afternoon, ride a boat to the small Caribbean village of Tortuguero to visit it, before heading to the lodge. The afternoon is free to enjoy the facilities of the lodge and to walk around. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 3: Tortuguero - Arenal (1.5 hour on boat and 3 hours on route)

Early morning, embark on a boat trip to visit the canals of Tortuguero Park: it is a different and very fun way to discover this imposing panorama. (The entrance to the national park is not included: $ 15.00 per person). Enjoty breakfast at the lodge before returning to Guápiles by boat, and then have lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the agency to meet the agent and retrieve your rental car. Continue to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Check-in and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6-9: Rincon De la Vieja - Tamarindo - San Jose

Day 6: Rincon De la Vieja - Tamarindo

After breakfast, departure to the beautiful and famous region of Tamarindo to enjoy the last days in Costa Rica in this seaside area. Enjoy the magical waters of Tamarindo Beach and the rest of the afternoon free at the hotel or for an additional excursion to the area. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Days 7 and 8: Tamarindo

Enjoy breakfast free days to enjoy the hotel, the beach or to explore the region. Day 8 will involve journeying to San José, ready for your for the last full day in Costa Rica. You will depart to the capital of the country for your last day in Costa Rica in order to make the last purchases of beautiful typical souvenirs. Return the rented car at the hotel around 5pm. Overnight in San José.

 

Day 9: San Jose

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a shared transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

Your 11-Night Itinerary

Days 1 and 2: UK - San Jose - Tortuguero

These days are the same as Days 1-2 in the 8-Night itinerary. 
Overnight in San Jose day 1. Dinner and overnight day 2.

 

Day 3: Tortuguero 

An early start and breakfast in your lodge will set you up nicely for a boat trip along the canals of Tortuguero. You'll be in the heart of the rainforest, so why not make the most of discovering the very flora and fauna that gives Costa Rica its name. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the facilities of your lodge and to walk around. There are also many evening excursions to observe the nesting of green turtles, baulas or loras. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Days 4, 5 and 6: Tortuguero - Arenal - Rincon de la Vieja

These days are the same as Days 3, 4 and 5 on the 8-Night itinerary.
Overnight.

 

Day 7: Rincon de la Vieja

The same as Day 5 in the 8 Night itinerary, guests can enjoy exciting excursions and free time.

 

Day 8: Rincon De la Vieja -  Tamarindo 

Head on a morning drive towards the Guanacaste Peninsula and pass by Liberia before arriving at the seaside resort of Guanacaste. Once here, your afternoon will be free to enjoy the hotel and the nearby beach. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Days 9 and 10: Tamarindo

These days will be lived out in the same style as days 7 and 8 in the 8-night itinerary.

 

Day 11: Tamarindo - San Jose 

After Breakfast, transfer to the city of San Jose for the last day in Costa Rica. Return the rented car at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 12: San Jose 

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a shared transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

Your Tour Hotels

Standard Hotels and Superior Hotels

Maximum room capacity

Our members will stay at the following Standard category or Superior category hotels in a Classic Room with meals included as per itinerary.

 

Standard Category Hotels

San Jose: Sleep Inn 4* or similar
Tortuguero: 
Laguna Lodge 3*  or similar
Arenal:
Villas Eco Arenal Hotel 3* or similar
Rincon de la Vieja: 
Canon de la Vieja Lodge 3* or similar
Tamarindo: 
Pasatiempo Hotel or similar

 

Superior Category Hotels

San Jose: Park Inn 4* or similar
Tortuguero:
Laguna Lodge 4* or similar 
Arenal:
 
Arenal Paraíso Hotel 4* or similar
Rincon de la Vieja: 
Hacienda Guachipelin 3* or similar
Tamarindo:
Wyndham Tamarindo 4* or similar

 

Occupancy:

These rooms sleep up to 3 adults + baby or 2 adults + 2 children.

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at this hotel, may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotel or the tourist office two days before your arrival.

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

Your Board Basis

During your tour you will enjoy meals according to the program. This includes all breakfasts, full board (excluding drinks) in Tortuguero from breakfast of day 2 to lunch of day 4.

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy or Premium 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 (flight-inclusive offers only).

 

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.

Car Hire: Car hire is included for the tour. There are supplements for guests wanting additional days of car rental and total car insurance. These additional extras are payable at the next stage of the booking process.

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. Government taxes are not included (There may have a rate change on July 01, 2021).

 

Please Note:

Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.

Schedules and prices are subject to change.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Room Information: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

 

What's Included

  • Standard or Superior accommodation as per itinerary depending on chosen package
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Rented car type Daihatsu Bego for 2/3 people from day 4 around 13h to day 11 around 18h.
  • GPS free of charge & basic insurance of the rented car
  • One rechargeable phone card
  • Free entrance to Arenal Volcano Park for a self-guided hike
  • Complimentary upgrade to Arenal Paraíso Hotel (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary upgrade free of charge to Buena Vista Lodge (subject to availability)
  • Arrival transfer included
  • Included car rental (Complimentary upgrade to Suzuki Grand Vitara)
  • With superior option only:
  • Upgrade to Montaña de Fuego Hotel 4* (subject to availability) which includes:
  • Thermal waters at Hotel Montaña de Fuego
  • Tree plantation
  • Hiking early in the morning
  • Guided tour to Maleku town
  • Guided tour of the hotel Montaña de Fuego
  • Visit to the thermal waters of Río Negro (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary upgrade to Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
  • Included car rental (Complimentary upgrade to Toyota Fortuner)
  • Return shared transfer between the hotel and San José Airport (for flight-inclusive offers only)

Not Included:

  • The entrance to the Tortuguero National Park
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

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

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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