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Discovering Costa Rica - Self Drive

8 Days/ 7 Nights

Package Overview

Spend eight days and seven nights exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica at your own pace. While many of our packages include daily guided transfers, we understand that many people prefer to drive themselves from site to site and explore the road less traveled. From the Monteverde Cloud Forest to the beaches and volcanoes, you will experience some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world. Excitement, relaxation and car rental included!

Agent Commission Starting At: $149.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1495.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Meet and greet and private transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Grano de Oro Hotel.

Day 2

Pick up car rental (Hyundai Tucson automatic 4x4) and drive to Arenal Volcano area located about 2.5 hour drive. You can eventually visit Poas Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfalls, two impressive highlights located near this route

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Free day to explore the Arenal Volcano area on your own. The majestic Arenal Volcano – one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere - constitutes the main attraction in this northern region. Its perfectly-formed cone and constant eruptions of lava impress visitors from all over the world. Optional visit to Tabacon Hot Springs

Overnight at the selected hotel included.

Breakfast included.

Day 4

Free day to explore the Arenal Volcano area on your own.

Overnight at the selected hotel included.

Breakfast included.

Day 5

Drive to Monteverde, about 3.5 hours away. This scenic ride will take you around Lake Arenal offering you the opportunity to enjoy great views of the Arenal Volcano and the surrounding hills that form the Tilaran Mountain Range. Moneteverde is located on a secluded plateau at 4600 feet and it was founded in 1951 by a group of North American Quakers. The founders' environmental consciousness, together with help from private organizations, led to the creation of a biological preserve that hosts one of the richest ecological systems in the country. Due to its location at a relatively high altitude, Monteverde’s climate is rather fresh. Temperatures range from 55-75ºF. Clouds, mist, rain and eventual rays of sunshine bring life and enchantment to this beautiful cloud forest and makes it an ideal place to explore the nature and wildlife of this incredible habitat. Free afternoon to explore the area.

Overnight at the selected hotel included.

Breakfast included.

Day 6

Drive to to Selvatura Park in Monteverde for the zip line tour. This popular three hour zip line tour offers you the opportunity to fly over the canopy of an exotic cloud forest through 15 cables and 18 platforms. Selvatura Park features one of the longest zip lines in Costa Rica and it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Once you have finished this tour, you will continue your adventure at Selvatura’s Tree Top Walkways, which consist of a 1.9 mile trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet up to 510 feet and altitudes ranging between 36 feet up to 180 feet. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages and are a great way to experience the marvels of this natural sanctuary. The duration of the hike is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight accommodations at the selected hotel included.

Breakfast included.

Day 7

Free day in Monteverde.

Overnight accommodations at the selected hotel included..

Breakfast included.

Day 8

Drive to SJO airport. Car drop -off.

Breakfast is included.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, tours as described in itinerary
  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • Rental car

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Airport exit tax

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change
  • Seasonal price changes apply
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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8 Days/ 7 Nights Costa Rica Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: San Jose
  • Government: Democratic Republic
  • Currency: Costa Rican colon (CRC)
  • Area: 51,100 km2
  • Population: 4,075,261 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), English (creole) spoken around Puerto Limon
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, other Protestant 0.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other 4.8%
  • Electricity: N/A
  • Calling Code: N/A
  • Time Zone: N/A

Points of Interest

  • Arenal Volcano
  • Poas Volcano National and La Paz Waterfalls
  • Monteverde
  • Zip lining at Selvatura Park, Monteverde