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Self-drive through the stunning landscapes of Costa Rica

Discover the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica and visit the country’s most fascinating places on a 13-day self-drive journey. Experience towering volcanoes, verdant national parks and mesmerising cloud forests at your own pace and choose from a variety of special excursions and activities in each region.

From the capital San Jose, drive through the province of Alajuela, renowned for its natural beauty, where you can observe the Arenal volcano, before heading to Monteverde’s enigmatic cloud forest, home to abundant wildlife. Continue to the Guanacaste province where you will visit the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, followed by the popular beaches of Tamarindo.

Highlights

  • Travel through scenic Costa Rica by rental car at your own pace
  • Choose from an array of cultural and adventurous activities across a range of impressive National Parks
  • Discover incredible landscapes filled with abundant wildlife in the enigmatic cloud forest
  • Observe the majestic volcanoes of Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 - San Jose

Days 2 - 4 - Arenal

Days 5 & 6 - Monteverde

Days 7 & 8 - Rincon de la Vieja

Days 9 - 12 -Tamarindo

Day 13 - Depart San Jose

Truly Individual Holiday

Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.

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Price from £1,699 per person

(Valid for 2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room. 2022 prices start from £1,799pp)

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International flights to Costa Rica from the UK start from £499 per person

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Includes

  • 12 nights’ accommodation as detailed

  • 12 breakfasts

  • 11 days of car hire with unlimited mileage (4WD)

  • Full cover insurance

  • GPS

  • 1 additional driver

Excludes:

  • International flights

  • Meals not indicated in your itinerary

  • Local departure taxes payable locally

  • Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc

  • Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)

  • Camera or video fees at any sites

  • Fuel

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About Us
  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind

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Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

TRULY INDIVIDUAL
  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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SMALL GROUP TOURS
  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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TRUSTED
  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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