Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31053
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
TOUR OVERVIEW
The tour "Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive" starts from and ends in San Jose. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 10 days taking you through Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park, San Jose and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uncover essential Costa Rica during this 10-day exotic adventure. Beginning and ending in the capital, San Jose, this self-drive tour offers you the chance to discover different aspects of this emblematic destination. Visit the most predominant natural areas of Costa Rica, including Arenal Volcano National Park, and the cloud forest of Monteverde. Enjoy an unforgettable excursion in Tortuguero, in a shared shuttle and boat, and spend precious time in mesmerising Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches, indulging in the fun surf town atmosphere and getting closer to the inspiring local culture and adventurous spirit.During the trip, keep an eye out for a variety of animals and don’t forget to mingle with the friendly locals for an all-round experience.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival San Jose
  • Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero (135km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (210km – 5 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde (120km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Monteverde
  • Day 8: Monteverde – Pacific Coast (190km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Pacific Coast
  • Day 10: Pacific Coast – Depart San Jose (260km – 4.5hrs)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = Sleep Inn or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Park Inn or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hilton San Jose La Sabana or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pachira Lodge or similar Lodge
  • Superior Hotel Category = Evergreen Lodge or similar Lodge
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aninga Lodge or similar Lodge
  • Standard Hotel Category = Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Arenal Springs or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Arenal Kioro or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category =Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Poco a Poco or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Monteverde Gardens & Lodge or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pasatiempo or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Tamarindo Diria or similar 5*
  • Hotel taxes
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches on days 2, 3, 4
  • 2 dinners on days 2, 3
Transport
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the arrival transfer on a shared basis, from Juan Santamaria Airport to your first hotel
  • Shared land and boat transfers to/from Tortuguero
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices in San Jose to the Juan Santamaria Airport
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Second driver
Others
  • Car rental from day 4
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Applicable Local taxes (VAT)
  • Insurance with No excess
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
  • Supplemental Liability Coverage (SLC)
  • Emergency contact service
  • Replacement car in case of accident
  • Full-Full petrol rate
  • Coverage up to 70.000 USD per person or 175.000 USD per accident
  • All activities in Tortuguero except the entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park and optional activities
  • Meet and greet on Day 1
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International / domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Entrance fees for optional activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving
  • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen, wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle
  • Damage to the engine through negligence
  • Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition
  • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of fine being received there will be an administration charge
  • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc)
  • Petrol deposit 100 USD; refunded when returning full
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 22 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 21 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Essential Costa Rica - Package With Guanacaste, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Please note that the maximum occupancy in the Double room for the Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo is 2 adults and 1 child  The minimum age to rent a vehicle or be a driver is 21 years All drivers must have a valid driver's license The person who signs the contract must have an international credit card, Visa or Master Card, AMEX Pick-up service at the San José Airport is 24 hours Pick-up service at the Liberia Airport are from Monday to Sunday, 05:00 to 21:00 hrs. Pick-up outside of these times are subject to a surcharge. Pick-up hours at other locations are from Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 17:00 hrs All pick-up times at other locations will be set according to the office hours. Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 24 hours of incident If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days. Deposit by credit card: Visa or Master Card only Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice For self-guided visits, you must pay your entrance fee directly at the front desk of each park or attraction Recommended arrival before 14:00 hrs. Recommended departure time after 15 hrs.                                                   

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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