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Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park, Self-drive provided by Destination Services

Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park, Self-drive

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₹ 1,16,735.21
(Price varies by group size)
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio National Park, Self-drive
Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Uncover essential Costa Rica during this 10-day exotic adventure. Beginning and ending in the capital, San Jose, this tour offers you the chance to discover different aspects of this emblematic destination. Enjoy an unforgettable excursion in Tortuguero, in a shared shuttle and boat and then visit the most predominant natural areas of Costa Rica, including the Arenal Volcano National Park, and the cloud forest of Monteverde. Spend precious time visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most stunning conservation areas on the planet. During the trip, keep an eye out for a variety of animals, bugs, as well as plants and don’t forget to mingle with the friendly locals for a versatile experience.
Full Map
11 stops
Day 1
Day 2
SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4...
Day 3
Day 4
TORTUGUERO – ARENAL (210km – 5...
Day 5
Day 6
ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5...
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Important Information
10 days
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • - 9 nights' accommodation
  • - 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 José to the Juan Santamaria Airport
  • - Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • - 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
  • - Second driver
  • - Coverage up to 70.000 USD per person or 175.000 USD per accident
  • All activities in Tortuguero except the entrance fee to Tortuguero NP and optional activities
  • OTHER:
  • - Meet and greet on Day 1
  • - Hotel taxes
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International 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. 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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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 outsideof 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 15hrs.
  • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Costa Rica. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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