Costa Rica 4×4 Adventure Ride12 days | 11 nights

Exceptional!

The perfect package for adventure lovers! Drive yourself around the country, discovering amazing destinations of Costa Rica full of excitement and beautiful hotels.

This Costa Rica Vacation Package includes:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers with English speaking assistance.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified during stay at Rios Tropicales Ecolodge & Hacienda Guachipelin.
  • 2 nights in Hotel Park Inn.
  • 1 night in Rios Tropicales Ecolodge.
  • 2 nights in Selva Verde Lodge.
  • 1 night in Hotel Arenal Springs.
  • 2 nights in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín.
  • 3 nights in Bahía del Sol Beachfront Hotel and Suites.
  • Hotel taxes.
  • Activities and tours as specified in the above itinerary.
  • Car rental (4X4 Daihatsu Bego or Hyundai Tucson, manual transmission).

About Car Rental

Car rental does not include any insurance option. Mandatory basic coverage, required by law, as well as other optional types of insurance can be contracted directly with the car rental agent when car will be delivered. A hold (US$1000) will be placed on the client’s credit card for a security deposit. No debit cards or cash are accepted for the deposit. Additional insurance or second driver option can also be included before signing the contract.For clients traveling with children, please take note that the use of an approved child restraint or booster seat is compulsory for children under 12 years old, according to weight, height and age; furthermore, children are not allowed to sit in the front seat of the car. Seat belts are compulsory for the driver and all passengers in the car.

Rental Requirements

  • Minimum age for rental is 21 or 23 years old, depending on car rental company
  • Valid passport
  • Valid driver license. Driving in Costa Rica with a foreign driver license is accepted during the first 90 days of the stay.
  • Credit card (Amex, Visa, Master Card) with credit enough to cover the security deposit and the insurance coverage. Debit cards and cash are not accepted for the deposit.

Routes by 4WD (you can also check a Costa Rica map):

Route Distance *Approx.driving time
Pacuare river take-out to Sarapiquí 80 Km 1 hr 30 minutes
Sarapiquí to La Fortuna 98 Km 2 hours
La Fortuna to Rincón de la Vieja 145 Km 3 hrs
Rincón de la Vieja to Potrero Beach 69 Km 1 hrs 30 minutes
Potrero Beach to San José 274 Km 5 hrs.

*Driving times are subject to road conditions, weather and traffic*.

Not Included:

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this Costa Rica vacation package.
  • Optional tours or ground services not specified in the above itinerary.
  • Tips to tour guides & drivers.
  • Personal and/or medical expenses.
  • Costa Rica departure tax (US$29,00 per person).
  • Air tickets to/from Costa Rica.

Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival

Meet and greet at Juan Santamaria International airport and private transfer to your Costa Rica hotel in San Jose, the capital city of the country.

Night in Hotel Park Inn, Standard room

Day 2

Pacuare River Rafting (B, L, D)

Dinner is included in the lodge.

Night in Rios Tropicales Lodge, Deluxe room.

 

Day 3

Pacuare River Rafting – Sarapiquí (B, L)

In the morning, you will awaken to the harmonious melody of the rushing river and the sweet songs of tropical birds. After a delicious buffet breakfast, the rafts will be launched again for the final day of this river expedition. Rafting the second part of the Pacuare River is even more thrilling as you experience a mix of class III and class IV rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron and Dos Montañas. This morning ends with the satisfaction of having conquered one of the wildest and most scenic rivers in the world during your Costa Rica holidays.

The take-out is near Rios Tropicales Operations Center where lunch is included.

Pick up your rented car (4×4 Daihatsu Bego o Hyundai Tucson, manual transmission) at Rios Tropicales Operation Center, where you will have the time to change clothes before driving to Sarapiqui area.

 

Night in Selva Verde Lodge, River Standand room

Day 4

Sarapiquí (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Hacienda Pozo Azul where you will enjoy an exciting horse ride. Lunch included in Pozo Azul’s restaurant.

Night in Selva Verde Lodge, River Standand room

Day 5

Sarapiquí to Arenal – Breakfast Included

After breakfast, drive by your own in order to get to your next destination: the Arenal La Fortuna area in San Carlos.

Check-in and then relax in the thermal waters of your hotel in Costa Rica.

Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, Junior Suite

Day 6

Arenal Hanging Bridges – Rincón de la Vieja (B, D)

After breakfast, drive to the Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges for a Natural History Walk.

After this educational hike, drive to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Diner is included in the restaurant of the Hacienda.

Night at Hacienda Guachipelin, Standard Room HH

Day 7

Rincón de la Vieja (B, D)

After breakfast, enjoy a day full of activities:

Diner is included in the restaurant of the Hacienda.

Night at Hacienda Guachipelin, Standard Room HH

Day 8

Beach Stay in the North Pacific Gold Coast, Guanacaste (B)

Breakfast. Drive to the North Pacific Coast to enjoy a three-day stay relaxing in beautiful Potrero Beach.

Night at Bahía del Sol Beachfront Hotel and Suites, Standard room.

Day 9

Beach Stay in the North Pacific Gold Coast, Guanacaste (B)

Breakfast. Drive to the North Pacific Coast to enjoy a three-day stay relaxing in beautiful Potrero Beach.

Night at Bahía del Sol Beachfront Hotel and Suites, Standard room.

Day 10

Beach Stay in the North Pacific Gold Coast, Guanacaste (B)

Breakfast. Drive to the North Pacific Coast to enjoy a three-day stay relaxing in beautiful Potrero Beach.

Night at Bahía del Sol Beachfront Hotel and Suites, Standard room.

Day 11

Potrero Beach – San José (B)

After breakfast, drive back to San Jose. Drop off car at the hotel in San Jose Costa Rica.

Night in Hotel Park Inn, Standard room

Day 12

Private Departure Transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport – Breakfast Included

Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.

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