Costa Rica & Nicaragua Fly Drive in 10, 12 or 14 Nights - Granada - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

Irresistible offers on inspirational holidays, exclusively for our members.

Every day, irresistible holiday offers, for members only

We Love

  • Escape to two of Central America's most fascinating countries for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
  • Choose from a 10, 12 or 14-night itinerary and enjoy travelling to stunning locations such as Arenal, Granada, Rincon de la Vieja and Tamarindo.
  • Opt to stay in either Standard or Superior Hotels throughout your fly drive, and enjoy delicious dining across your stay!

Customer reviews

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 and 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.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and is known for its majestic landscape consisting of charming villages, alluring beaches and impressive volcanoes — making this a place of abundant natural beauty.

The colonial city of Granada is located in western Nicaragua, and is historically one of Nicaragua's most important places, both economically and politically. Its rich colonial heritage, can be widely seen in its architecture and structure, and it continues to grow as a hub of tourism.

Our Offers

10, 12 or 14-Night Fly Drive Tour of Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Standard Hotels

OR

10, 12 or 14-Night Fly Drive Tour of Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Superior Hotels

Your Itinerary In Brief

10 Nights
Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero - Arenal
Day 4: Arenal
Day 5: Arenal - Granada, Nicaragua
Day 6: Granada, Nicaragua
Day 7: Granada, Nicaragua - Rincon de la Vieja
Day 8: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo
Day 9: Tamarindo
Day 10: Tamarindo - San Jose
Day 11: San Jose - Departure to UK

12 Nights
Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero
Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal
Day 5: Arenal
Day 6: Arenal - Granada, Nicaragua
Day 7: Granada, Nicaragua
Day 8: Granada, Nicaragua - Rincon de la Vieja
Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo
Day 10: Tamarindo
Day 11: Tamarindo
Day 12: Tamarindo - San Jose
Day 13: San Jose - Departure to UK

14 Nights
Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero
Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal
Day 5: Arenal
Day 6: Arenal - Granada, Nicaragua
Day 7: Granada, Nicaragua
Day 8: Granada, Nicaragua - Rincon de la Vieja
Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja
Day 10: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo
Day 11: Tamarindo
Day 12: Tamarindo
Day 13: Tamarindo
Day 14: Tamarindo - San Jose
Day 15: San Jose - Departure to UK

Your Itinerary

During their fly drive, our members will follow one of the three itineraries listed below, as per their chosen duration.

10-Night Tour

Day 1: UK - San Jose (45-minute journey from airport to hotel)
Welcome to Costa Rica! Meet your representative at the airport. Then, transfer to your hotel located in downtown San José, the capital city, where you will receive your travel documents. Accommodation at your hotel and first night in San José.

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero (4-hour drive and 90-minute boat)
Meet at your reception for a semi-collective transfer to the Tortuguero pier. Arrival to Guápiles city and enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant, before taking a boat to Tortuguero, travelling on the canals, in the heart of the rainforest. Check-in at the lodge, and enjoy lunch on site. In the afternoon, ride a boat to the small Caribbean village of Tortuguero, before heading to the lodge. Spend the afternoon free and enjoy the facilities of the lodge. Please Note: Between July and October, you can join a night excursion to observe the nesting of green turtles, baulas or loras. This can be booked at the lodge for $40.00 USD per person. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Tortuguero - Arenal (90-minute boat and 4-hour drive)
In the early morning, enjoy a boat trip to visit the canals of Tortuguero Park: a different and very fun way to discover this imposing panorama. (The entrance to the national park is not included: $15.00 per person). Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Return to Guápiles by boat, and then have lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the agency to meet the agent and pick up your rental car. Drive to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Arenal
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day of leisure or book an optional excursion in the region.

Our suggestions:
- Arenal Volcano National Park
- Suspension Bridge Walk
- Fortuna River Waterfall

Day 5: Arenal - Granada, Nicaragua (5-hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, continue towards Granada, passing the Peñas Blancas border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. At the border, you will change your rental car with assistance from the National/Alamo Car rental staff. Upon arrival, enjoy a free afternoon to enjoy the hotel or book an optional excursion in the region. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Granada, Nicaragua
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a carriage ride around Granada's town! What better place to explore the colonial city of Granada from than a horse-pulled carriage? Sit back and relax while the horses walk you through the city. During the ride, you will pass by old colonial houses and important buildings. Sitting in the back of a carriage is for sure a more relaxed way to enjoy the city. At the end of the day, enjoy free time in the hotel or book an optional excursion in the region.

Our suggestions:
- Car city tour in Granada
- Island boat tour
- Visit to the Masaya Volcano
Day 7: Granada, Nicaragua - Rincon de la Vieja (3 hour 30-minute drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, continue on to Rincón de la Vieja in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Enjoy a free afternoon at the hotel or book an optional excursion in the region. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Our suggestions:
- Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
- Horseback riding
- Tubing (descent of a river on a big tire)
- Canopy (zip line)

Day 8: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo (3-hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning drive towards Tamarindo. You will pass by Liberia to finally arrive at the hotel in Guanacaste. Take a free afternoon to enjoy the hotel or book an optional excursion in the region. Return your rented car at your beach hotel around 3 pm. Check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Tamarindo
After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Tamarindo - San Jose
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and enjoy a transfer back to San Jose, where you'll check-in to your hotel for one last night.

Day 11: San Jose - UK
After breakfast, check-out and enjoy a shared transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

12-Night Tour

Day 1-2: Same as listed above in 10-night itinerary

Day 3: Tortuguero
After breakfast at the lodge, enjoy 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) Later, you will be able to visit the surroundings of the Lodge accompanied by the local guide to discover this very humid tropical forest, its fauna and its flora. Head back to the Lodge for lunch. You'll spend the rest of the day free to enjoy the lodge's facilities and on-site activities. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal (90-minute boat and 4-hour drive)
After breakfast at the lodge, return to Guápiles by boat, and then have lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the agency to meet the agent and pick up your rental car. Drive to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Check-in for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5-9: Same as day 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 on 10-night itinerary

Day 10 & 11: Tamarindo
After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Tamarindo - San Jose
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and enjoy a transfer back to San Jose, where you'll check-in to your hotel for one last night.

Day 13: San Jose - UK
After breakfast, check-out and enjoy a shared transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

End of Services.

14-Night Tour

Day 1-8: Same as listed above in 12-night itinerary

Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to make the most of the hotel or book an excursion in the area.

Our suggestions:
- Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
- Horseback Riding
- Tubing (descent of a river on a big tire)
- Canopy (zip line)

Day 10: Rincon de la Vieja - Tamarindo (3-hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning drive towards Tamarindo. You will pass by Liberia to finally arrive at the hotel in Guanacaste. Take a free afternoon to enjoy the hotel or book an optional excursion in the region. Return your rented car at your beach hotel around 3 pm. Check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11, 12 & 13: Tamarindo
After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Tamarindo - San Jose
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and enjoy a transfer back to San Jose, where you'll check-in to your hotel for one last night.

Day 15: San Jose - UK
After breakfast, check-out and enjoy a shared transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following Standard or Superior hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.

Just for you
Just for you:
Standard Hotel Added Values:
  • Free upgrade from Laguna Lodge to Aninga Lodge (subject to availability)
  • Free dessert to share at the Don Ruffino Restaurant (applies to a purchased lunch or dinner at the Don Ruffino Restaurant)
  • Upgrade in Arenal to the Montana de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability) allowing for access to the hotel's thermal waters, a tree planation, an early-morning hike, a guided tour to Maleku town and a guided tour of the hotel with an English-speaking guide
  • Carriage ride with English-speaking guide in Granada
  • Free upgrade from Canon de la Vieja to Buena Vista Lodge (subject to availability)

Superior Hotel Added Values:
  • Free glass of wine or souvenir at the Aninga Lodge
  • Free dessert to share at the Don Ruffino Restaurant (applies to a purchased lunch or dinner at the Don Ruffino Restaurant)
  • Upgrade in Arenal to the Montana de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability) allowing for access to the hotel's thermal waters, a tree planation, an early-morning hike, a guided tour to Maleku town and a guided tour of the hotel with an English-speaking guide
  • Carriage ride with English-speaking guide in Granada
  • Free visit to the thermal waters of Rio Negro at the Hacienda Guachipelin

Standard Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San Jose: Sleep Inn or similar
Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge or similar
Arenal: Arenal Montechiari or similar
Granada, Nicaragua: Colonial Hotel or similar
Rincon de la Vieja: Canon de la Vieja or similar
Tamarindo: Pasatiempo Hotel or similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children

Superior Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San Jose: Park Inn or similar
Tortuguero: Aninga Lodge or similar
Arenal: Lomas del Volcan or similar
Granada, Nicaragua: Colonial Hotel or similar
Rincon de la Vieja: Hacienda Guachipelin or similar
Tamarindo: Tamarindo Diria or similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

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: A transfer is included from San Jose Airport to your San Jose city hotel upon arrival, alongside a shared transfer from your Tamarindo hotel to your San Jose city hotel, and a shared transfer from your San Jose city hotel to San Jose Airport (flight-inclusive offers only).

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: Car hire is included in this offer from day 3 at 1 pm to day 8 (with 10-night tour), day 9 (with 12-night tour) or day 10 (with 14-night tour) at 3 pm. Your car type will be an upgraded Suzuki Gran Vitara, and your rental will include a GPS, basic insurance and a rechargeable phone card.

Please Note: Our members have the opportunity to upgrade their car type or upgrade to full insurance at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Weather

Jan
min : 2°C max : 12°C
Feb
min : 3°C max : 14°C
Mar
min : 5°C max : 17°C
Apr
min : 7°C max : 20°C
May
min : 10°C max : 23°C
Jun
min : 15°C max : 30°C
Jul
min : 17°C max : 34°C
Aug
min : 17°C max : 33°C
Sep
min : 15°C max : 29°C
Oct
min : 10°C max : 23°C
Nov
min : 6°C max : 17°C
Dec
min : 3°C max : 12°C

Costa Rica Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. For non-British citizens, you should check the Costa Rica embassy website.

If you choose a flight which routes via the USA and are travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), you must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) prior to departure. Passengers who have not received travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel will be denied boarding. Please note that if you are denied from boarding, or are not allowed into the US for any reason, you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with our terms and conditions. 


Evidence of onward travel


Entry to Costa Rica may be refused if you are unable to produce evidence of return or onward travel (for example a return air ticket).


Airport tax


There’s a departure tax of $29 when leaving the country by air. Most airlines include this in ticket prices; a few have still not done so. Check with your airline or travel company whether you need to pay this separately.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


UK health authorities have classified Costa Rica as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Costa Rica and the number of reported cases in the region is increasing. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Nicaragua Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Nicaragua. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Nicaraguan Embassy. 

Arrival and Departure Tax

There is a US$10 arrival tax, which should be paid in cash. There is also a US$35 departure tax, which is normally included in the price of your air ticket. If in doubt, check with your airline.


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

UK health authorities have classified Nicaragua as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre.

Dengue fever is endemic to Latin America and the Caribbean. There has been a recent significant increase in the number of reported cases and in July 2019 the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health declared an epidemiological alert for the mosquito-borne virus. Nicaragua currently has the highest number of suspected cases in the Central America region, at over 55,000. Cases of Chikungunya virus have also been confirmed in Nicaragua. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additonal taxes, which may be payable locally.

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. 

What's Included

  • 10, 12 or 14-night stay in Standard or Superior Hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • Free dessert to share at Don Ruffino Restaurant during dinner (with purchase of lunch or dinner at the restaurant in Arenal)
  • Carriage ride with English-speaking guide in Nicaragua
  • Visit to the thermal waters of Rio Negro (Superior Hotels only)
  • Transfer included from San Jose Airport to San Jose city hotel upon arrival
  • Free upgrade to a Suzuki Grand Vitara for included car hire from day 3 - day 8, 9 or 10
  • Use of GPS, basic insurance and rechargeable phone card included
  • Shared transfer from Tamarindo hotel to San Jose city hotel and shared transfer from San Jose city hotel to San Jose Airport

Not Included

  • 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

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Costa Rica and Nicaragua is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

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 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.

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.

Important Information

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.

The Voyage Privé Promise

  • A unique selection of high-end accommodation
  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
Show moreShow less

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 7 days a week to support you before, during and after your trip.

  1. Voyage Privé
  2. Luxury holidays
  3. Costa Rica & Nicaragua Fly Drive in 10, 12 or 14 Nights