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  • Visiting Costa Rica’s most popular ecotourism destinations, where we get a guided visit around the charming Tortuguero Village.
  • Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Puerto Viejo and observing the rich biodiversity and wildlife of the region.
  • Staying comfortably in Superior Category hotels with a customised meal plan for the utmost comfort throughout the trip.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

An exceptional holiday awaits in the lush jungle, pristine shores and vibrant towns of Costa Rica! Experience the beauty, culture and food of this sublime Central American country on this 7, 9 or 11-night tour with car rental, transfers and hotel stays included. 

 

Choose your ideal duration:

7 Nights: 

Day 1: San Jose

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo

Day 4: Puerto Viejo

Day 5: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiqui

Day 6: Sarapiqui - Arenal

Day 7: Arenal 

Day 8: Arenal - San Jose (departure)

 

9 Nights

Day 1: San Jose

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo

Day 5 & 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiqui

Day 8: Sarapiqui - Arenal

Day 9: Arenal 

Day 10: Arenal - San Jose (departure)

 

11 Nights: 

Day 1: San Jose

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo

Day 5 & 6: Puerto Viejo

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiqui

Day 8: Sarapiqui

Day 9: Sarapiqui - Arenal

Day 10 & 11: Arenal

Day 12: Arenal - San Jose (departure)

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Your Itinerary In Detail

7-night Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose

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 - Tortuguero (4h on route & 1h5 on boat) (B, L, D)

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.

 

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 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 at the lodge, check in, get comfortable in your room, 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, there are no cars, and it is located on a relatively narrow piece of land between the beach and a canal. Have a closer encounter with the Caribbean culture; discover its people and lifestyle walking through this colourful town.

 

Overnight in Tortuguero.

 

Day 3: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo (1h5 boat & 3h on route) (B, L)

Wake up early and join a guide to enjoy nature in its entire splendour by touring the canals of Tortuguero National Park, by boat at sunrise and take your best photos in the jungle. Discover its 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. Shared transfer by boat and land from Tortuguero to the restaurant located in Guápiles, where you will have a traditional lunch.

 

Afterwards, meet the Car Rental representative to get your rented vehicle and all the necessary information for your road trip and continue your journey to your next destination: Puerto Viejo, located in the unique South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The beautiful beaches of this region are some of the most relaxing 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 in your hotel room and enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

Day 4: Puerto Viejo (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure day to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Puerto Viejo and the surroundings. You can visit the charming Cahuita National Park, a 30-minute drive from your hotel, or by taking an optional guided excursion. This National Park is filled with rich biodiversity and wildlife.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

Day 5: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiquí (4h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel before check out. Afterwards, be ready to continue your trip to your next destination: the always-verdant region of Sarapiquí; famous for its amazing and rich biodiversity as well as for being an adventure seeker's dream destination. Upon arrival, get comfortable in your room and relax. Enjoy optional activities such an amazing chocolate tour, an incredible fun and exciting white water rafting tour or a guided night walk at La Tirimbina Reserve.

 

Overnight in Sarapiquí.

 

Day 6: Sarapiquí - Arenal (1h5 on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the lodge then, check out. Afterwards, be ready to continue your road trip. Your next destination is La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the 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 on a daily basis. 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 at your hotel room and enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities. During your stay in Arenal, you can take advantage of the many options to discover the region: hot springs, hiking to the Volcano, chocolate tour, waterfalls, adventure flying zip lines, hanging bridges, canyoning, coffee tour, cooking classes, wildlife, culture and much more!

 

Overnight in Arenal.

 

Day 7: Arenal (B)

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

 

Overnight in Arenal.

 

Day 8: Arenal - SJO Airport (3h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel before 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 to your flight back home.

 

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9-night Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: San José (30 min)

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 - Tortuguero (4h on route & 1h5 on boat) (B, L, D)

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.

 

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 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 at the Lodge, check in, get comfortable in your room, 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, there are no cars, and it is located on a relatively narrow piece of land between the beach and a canal.

 

Have a closer encounter with the Caribbean culture; discover its people and lifestyle walking through this colourful town.

 

Overnight in Tortuguero.

 

Day 3: Tortuguero (B, L, D)

Breakfast included at the Lodge. At the agreed time, join the guide for a nature walk along the private trails of the Lodge and discover the flora and fauna that live in this magical place. In the afternoon, after lunch, enjoy nature in its entire splendour by touring the canals of Tortuguero National Park, by boat and take your best photos in the jungle. Discover its 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.

 

Overnight in Tortuguero.

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo (1h5 on boat & 3h on route) (B, L)

After breakfast, check out and be ready to continue your trip. Shared transfer by boat and land from Tortuguero to the restaurant located in Guápiles, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch.

 

Afterwards and depending on your package choice, meet the Car Rental Representative to get your rented vehicle and all the necessary information for your road trip and continue your journey to your next destination: Puerto Viejo, located in the unique South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The beautiful beaches of this region are some of the most relaxing 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 enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

Day 5 & 6: Puerto Viejo (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure days to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Puerto Viejo and the surroundings. You can visit the charming Cahuita National Park, a 30-minute drive from your hotel, or by taking an optional guided excursion. This National Park is filled with rich biodiversity and wildlife.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiquí (4h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel before check out. Afterwards, be ready to continue your trip to your next destination: the always-verdant region of Sarapiqui; famous for its amazing and rich biodiversity as well as for being an adventure seeker's dream destination. Upon arrival, get comfortable in your room and relax. Enjoy optional activities such an amazing chocolate tour, an incredible fun and exciting white-water rafting tour or a guided night walk at La Tirimbina Reserve.

 

Overnight in Sarapiquí.

 

Day 8: Sarapiquí - Arenal (1h5 on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the lodge before check out. Afterwards, be ready to 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, 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 at your hotel room and enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities. During your stay in Arenal, you can take advantage of the many options to discover the region: hot springs, hiking to the Volcano, chocolate tour, waterfalls, adventure flying zip lines, hanging bridges, canyoning, coffee tour, cooking classes, wildlife, culture and much more!

 

Overnight in Arenal.

 

Day 9: Arenal (B)

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

 

Overnight in Arenal.

 

Day 10: Arenal - SJO Airport (3h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel, then, 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 to your flight back home.

 

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11-night Tour Itinerary

Day 1: San José (30 min)

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 - Tortuguero (4h on route & 1h5 on boat) (B, L, D)

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 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 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 at the Lodge, check in, get comfortable in your room, and enjoy a tasteful lunch. In the afternoon, meet your guide for an enchanting visit of the Tortuguero Village. This town has a small population of around 500, there are no cars, and it is located on a relatively narrow piece of land between the beach and a canal.

 

Have a closer encounter with the Caribbean culture; discover its people and lifestyle walking through this colourful town.

 

Overnight in Tortuguero.    

Day 3: Tortuguero (B, L, D)

Breakfast included at the Lodge. At the agreed time, join the guide for a nature walk along the private trails of the Lodge and discover the flora and fauna that live in this magical place. In the afternoon, after lunch, enjoy nature in its entire splendour by touring the canals of Tortuguero National Park, by boat and take your best photos in the jungle. Discover its 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.

 

Overnight in Tortuguero.

 

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo (1h5 on boat & 3h on route) (B, L)

After breakfast, check out and be ready to continue your trip. Shared transfer by boat and land from Tortuguero to the restaurant located in Guápiles, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch.

 

Afterwards and depending on your package choice, meet the Car Rental Representative to get your rented vehicle and all the necessary information for your road trip and continue your journey to your next destination: Puerto Viejo, located in the unique South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The beautiful beaches of this region are some of the most relaxing 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 in your hotel room and enjoy leisure time to relax at the hotel facilities.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

Day 5 & 6: Puerto Viejo (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure days to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Puerto Viejo and its surroundings. You can visit the charming Cahuita National Park, a 30-minute drive from your hotel, or by taking an optional guided excursion. This National Park is filled with rich biodiversity and wildlife.

 

Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

 

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Sarapiquí (4h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel before check out. Afterwards, be ready to continue your trip to your next destination: the always-verdant region of Sarapiqui; famous for its amazing and rich biodiversity as well as for being an adventure seeker's dream destination. Upon arrival, get comfortable in your room and relax. Enjoy optional activities such an amazing chocolate tour, an incredible fun and exciting white-water rafting tour or a guided night walk at La Tirimbina Reserve.

 

Overnight in Sarapiquí.

 

Day 8: Sarapiquí (B)

Breakfast included at the lodge. Leisure day to relax surrounded by pristine nature of Sarapiquí or take advantage of your free time and explore the beauty of this region by taking an optional guided tour. Enjoy optional activities such an amazing chocolate tour, an incredible fun and exciting white water rafting tour or a guided night walk at La Tirimbina Reserve.

 

Overnight in Sarapiquí.

 

Day 9: Sarapiquí ● Arenal (1h5 on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the lodge before check out. Afterwards, be ready to 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, 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 in Arenal.

 

Day 10 & 11: Arenal (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel. Leisure days to relax or explore the natural wonders of Arenal region. During your stay in Arenal, you can take advantage of the many options to discover the region: hot springs, hiking to the Volcano, chocolate tour, waterfalls, adventure flying zip lines, hanging bridges, canyoning, coffee tour, cooking classes, wildlife, culture and much more!

 

Overnight in Arenal.

 

Day 12: Arenal - SJO Airport (3h on route) (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel, then, 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 to your flight back home.

 

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Your Hotels

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Free car rental: Suzuki Grand Vitara during the days mentioned in the programme
  • Welcome and assistance at SJO airport
  • Wi-Fi in the Car
  • One glass of wine per person at the first dinner in Tortugero
  • Unlimited and free access to the hot springs of the resort in Arenal

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Maximum room capacity

Rest comfortably in the Superior Category hotels throughout your road trip in Costa Rica, some* with extra added values!

 

Superior Category Hotels:

San Jose: Park Inn

Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge

Puerto Viejo: Namuwoki Lodge

Sarapiqui: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge

Arenal: Volcano Lodge

*Extra added values:

 

In Tortuguero: 

  • One glass of wine per person at the first dinner
  • One free child under 11 years old for Tortuguero services

 

In Sarapiqui:

  • Rafting tour category II & III (prior reservation is required) at an exclusive price of 56 USD per person

 

In Arenal:

  • Unlimited access to the hot springs at the resort

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The maximum capacity of the rooms is 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child or 1 adult + 1 child + 1 baby.

Possibility to stay in a single room with supplement.

Your Dining Choices

You will enjoy a meal plan that is customised to your trip for total ease and comfort. Please see the itinerary for more details.

Your Optional Excursions

Puerto Viejo : Hiking & Snorkelling in Cahuita National Park (minimum 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions

In addition to the walking tour, you can enjoy the snorkelling experience. This excursion takes place in a boat with a capacity of 15 people, with a captain and guide, around the Cahuita National Park, which is the first place in the world where, square metre by square metre, there is more biodiversity in the different ecosystems of the land and sea; you will be able to snorkel in the most important coral reef of Costa Rica, observing: 35 different species of corals, tropical fish, sharks, molluscs, crustaceans, seaweed, sea turtles, and sea sponges, among others.

Sarapiquí: White Water Rafting Class II & III

Your Optional Excursions

The Sarapiquí River is the perfect combination of adventure and nature. This section is full of class II-III rapids and refreshingly clear water that drifts through the Sarapiqui rainforest, making it a true paradise. Certified guides will prepare you with their professional equipment and a briefing with safety and paddling instructions. Then the adventure begins! Enjoy the incredible environment full of flora and fauna. Halfway through the trip, we will stop to enjoy a colourful buffet of fresh tropical fruits to recharge our batteries before continuing. After 2.5 hours of adventure, a delicious traditional lunch awaits you in the riverside facilities.

Sarapiquí: Night Walk

Your Optional Excursions

With the help of a naturalist as a guide, you have the opportunity to discover the wonders of the forest, when most species are active. You can learn the natural history of the different nocturnal species of the rainforest. The guide focuses on nocturnal species such as: insects, frogs, nocturnal mammals, among others, showing a different perspective of the rainforest.

Arenal: Volcanoes hike, Rio Celeste and Tenorio

Your Optional Excursions

One of the most incredible places in Costa Rica, the beautiful turquoise waters and the surrounding nature are a sight to behold. Located on the slopes of the Tenorio volcano, this unique river is incredibly beautiful. The route begins with a 7-kilometre walk through the forest, passing the magical waterfall, the blue lagoon, the viewpoint with views of the Tenorio volcano and the surrounding hills. Two of the most interesting points are "Las Ollas", fumaroles full of mud, and "Los Teñideros", which is where the river acquires its characteristic colour. On the way back, you will walk along the banks of the river, admiring the bubbling waters and its beautiful natural environment. The tour ends with a delicious lunch.

Arenal: Arenal Volcano National Park + Boat

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a short boat ride from the dam of Lake Arenal to the entrance of "La Península", this trail will take you through the forest of the newest national park, you will walk with incredible views and enjoy fantastic vistas, this trail is special for bird watching and photography. Visit areas that were destroyed by volcanic activity and are now being regenerated. A walk through the "Camino de Coladas" will allow you to discover what the lava flows were like in the past.

Arenal: Horseback riding to the La Fortuna waterfall

Your Optional Excursions

This horseback ride takes about 4 hours. It starts at the foot of the mountain and goes up through beautiful forest terrain. You will find beautiful scenery along the way and the opportunity to watch some birds. Then you have to walk 500 metres through the forest to reach the waterfall, which is 70 metres high. At the foot of the waterfall there is a "natural pool" where you can bathe in the cool water. 

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.

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.

Recommendations: 

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: 

  • Welcome and assistance at SJO Airport
  • Shared Transfer In & Out
  • Shared Transfers San José – Tortuguero – Guápiles
  • Hotels of superior category 
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner)
  • Shared excursions in Tortuguero (English-speaking guide)
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park
  • A rented car with basic insurance from the days mentioned in the programme:
    • Superior: Suzuki Grand Vitara for 3/4 people

 

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:

Car rental conditions:

Valid driving licences or international licences are accepted in Costa Rica. They must be presented with the passport. It is very important to check that your passport is stamped with the date of entry into the country.


Cars should be driven on the right side of the road. Speed limits are posted according to road conditions. Speed limits are different in rural and urban areas.

 

The minimum age for renting a vehicle is 21, and there is no maximum age for renting.
Drivers aged 21 to 24 will be charged a daily supplement.
Drivers under 25 years of age will be charged $10.00 per day as a young driver.

 

ADDITIONAL DRIVER:
All additional drivers must meet all rental requirements.
Additional drivers must check in at the rental counter with the primary renter.
Additional drivers must sign the rental agreement.
An additional daily rate may apply for any additional driver.

The additional driver can only be added to the contract at the pick-up location.
A maximum of four additional drivers per contract.

 

FORMS OF PAYMENT
A passport in addition to a credit card, with available credit and in the name of the hirer, must be presented. The signature on the back must match the name printed on the card. In addition, if the hirer is making an online transaction, the number and name printed on the card presented by the hirer must match the name and number registered for the online transaction.


Accepted credit cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club


A credit card authorization in the amount of $500 USD, plus the estimated cost of the rental, will be taken at the time of rental. This authorization amount can be used for vehicle damage or late fees. In the event that the customer refuses the CDW-TP, the amount held on the credit card will be USD 2500 plus the estimated cost of the rental.


Debit/Cheque cards are only accepted at this centre as final payment. Debit/Check cards are considered non-credit cards such as American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Diners Club, Discover. Any other non-credit card without one of these logos is not accepted.


Cash is only accepted at this location as a form of final payment.


Like any other country in the world, Costa Rica faces the challenge of ensuring the safety of its citizens and visitors. Avoid problems by following these recommendations:


When driving or parking your car, lock the doors and keep the windows closed.
When possible, try to park in car parks, never on the street.
Never leave money, credit cards, bags or valuables in the car.
If you have a flat tyre, if someone tells you there is a problem with your car, if you are pushed from behind or followed, do not stop. Get help from the police or go to a busy shopping centre.
Avoid stopping when a stranger asks for a ride.
If you need to consult a map, do so in a safe, public place or ask a police officer for directions. Do not stop in front of strangers.
Police tickets should be paid at banks, never directly to police officers.
The car will be returned with a full tank of petrol. We recommend that you also bring it back full, otherwise we will charge you a higher price than at the petrol stations. When filling up, please use premium petrol.
If you are travelling to areas away from your hotel, you should carry your passport and be careful. If you are staying close to your hotel, keep your documents in a safe and carry a copy of your passport with all relevant information.
Please check the date and time you are returning the car, so that they are ready to assist you.

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.

The Voyage Privé Promise

  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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Carefully selected travel offers

Our offers are distinguished by their quality and the level of their services.

- Curated offers carefully selected by our travel experts.

- We are world recognised in the tourism industry.

- We are constantly improving the quality of our offers, thanks to on-going feedback from our members.


Exclusive prices and discounts of up to -70%

Our flash sales guarantee our members the best rates on the market.

- The 7-day flash sales can be extended or restocked in exceptional circumstances, when we have the opportunity to offer more available dates.

- We negotiate the best rates thanks to our highly regarded reputation and our evergrowing database of members.

- An exclusive discount based on the reference price provided by our partners and suppliers (maximum price advertised for a room and board basis, on a specific time period), guaranteed by means of contract for each sale.

- We offer reliable, responsive, high-quality service.


Quality service: informative, reliable & responsive

Our goal: to provide members with a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

- A simple, inspiring and innovative service, both on your computer and your mobile.

- On-site professional support for your queries.

- Our Customer Service team are available to support you before, during and after your trip.

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