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Self Drive Costa Rican Treasures
(9 Days / 8 Nights)

Discover the famous Arenal volcano known for its spectacular scenery,explore Monteverde's cloud forest and amazing nature, and enjoy beautiful sunsets and white sand beach at Tamarindo, Guanacaste, all at your own pace!

Day 01 Arrival to San Jose

Arrival at the international airport and transfer to your hotel

Overnight at Hotel Tryp Sabana by Wyndham B incl

Day 02 Self drive to Arenal

Positioned within Costa Rica's fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal's perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer's dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your must-do in Costa Rica's list. Approx 4hrs from San Jose.  

This afternoon you will enjoy of a tour in Peñas Blancas Safari by Kyacak. 

Don’t miss this outstanding tour on the quiet waters of Peñas Blancas River
You will experience a relaxing half day tour, led by our bilingual naturalist guide. An expert in Safari adventures, he will provide a safe environment and point out the beautiful flora and fauna of this region. Animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizards and turtles might cross your way, including seeing the colorful world of tropical birds.

All our Safari Tours finish at Rancho “La Cocina de Tita Yolanda” here we will enjoy a short tour in our garden where we will learn about coffee, chocolate and sugar cane, as well as the importance of these crops for our country, followed by a typical snack and tasting of the final product obtained from those plants.

Overnight at Volcano Lodge.

Day 03 Sky Tram & Sky Trek Tour

Today you will be picked up at your hotel for your adventure tour! You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the surroundings on your own! Sky Trek starts with a tour in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve, then begins a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists on a system of zip lines, that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system. Sky trek must be booked including the Sky Tram. The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops providing a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake. Sky Tram is a 20-minute aerial tram tour that starts in the Reception and reaches a wide observation deck at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, from where you can observed the rain forest, the Arenal volcano and lake. It consists of six gondolas for up to 6 people each and the trip length is 1250 mts. The journey in Sky Tram takes around 20 minutes one way with the possibility of intermediate with short stops that will be supplemented with information of a naturalist guide. Once you have reached the observation deck, you can enjoy a walk through one of the trails with duration of 30 minutes.

Day 04 Self drive to Monteverde

Today you will drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Approx 4hrs drive. Set atop the spine of Costa Rica´s continental divide, Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. Arrival at your hotel and check in.

Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own.

Overnight at Hotel Trapp Family lodge mountain suite B included

Day 05 Monteverde Cloud Forest tour

Today you will be picked up at your hotel for your tour. You will hike through the well-marked-trails, waterfalls, rivers, and the observation area of the park. If you are lucky you might spot a Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds in the world. You will also see an amazing variety of flora and fauna in this tour. A must for all visitors.

Includes: Transportation, entrance fee & bilingual guide

Duration: 2½ to 3 hrs Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own!

Day 06 Self drive to Tamarindo Beach

Today you will be heading north to Guanacaste province, at Tamarindo Beach, approx 4 hrs drive. The beach is a three and a half kilometer stretch of white sand and warm blue water. Tamarindo is surrounded by National Parks to its north and south, and mountains with breathtaking views to its east. Nature is abundant, Leatherback Turtles lay their eggs in the northern part of the bay. Howler Monkeys are heard and seen swinging on branches throughout Tamarindo. In some restaurants giant Iguanas will come up to your table expecting table scraps. In the late afternoons you can hear the parakeets screeching in the trees, preparing to settle down for the night. Tamarindo offers first class sport fishing, sailing, surfing, golfing, ATV tours, turtle watching, diving, horseback riding, canopy tours, jungle boat rides, beauty spa, an art gallery and crafts and pottery stores. A multi-cultural community, Tamarindo boats several bakeries, an outdoors vegetable market and more than 40 restaurants. Rest of the day at leisure

Arrival at your hotel and check in at the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Tamarindo Diria sunset ocean view room B incl.


Day 07 Day at leisure in Tamarindo

Today is at leisure, you can relax at the beach, or you can go and explore the also beatiful nearby beaches as Langosta Beach.

Day 08 Self drive to San Jose

You can have morning at leisure and head back to San Jose at noon. Approx 4-5hrs drive. Arrival at your hotel

Overnight at Hotel Tryp Sabana by Wyndham B incl for your last night

Day 09 Self drive to the airport and car drop off

According to your flight schedule you will drive to the airport rent a car office to drop your rent a car, and get your flight back home

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Canada: 1-866-865-7013

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