An unforgettable family self-drive expedition in Costa Rica full of scenic routes, from tropical coastlines to lush rainforests. Explore wildlife-rich parks, relax on pristine beaches, and discover the vibrant culture together on this enriching journey.
Arrive in Costa Rica, where a private transfer takes you to Hotel Presidente in San José for a relaxing evening in preparation for the next day.
Embark on a shared coach transfer to Tortuguero National Park, enjoying a scenic journey through primary forests and a canoe transfer to Mawamba Lodge, followed by a jungle hike or a visit to Tortuguero Village.
Explore Tortuguero further with guided small-group trips, including a boat trip through the flooded forest to spot wildlife like caimans, water birds, monkeys, iguanas, and macaws.
Take a free day at the Tortuguero Lodge, offering opportunities to relax by the pool or partake in optional canal tours.
Travel with your group to Guapiles, where you'll collect a rental car with the guide's assistance before heading to Sarapiqui for a stay at Tirimbina Lodge.
Experience an adrenaline-filled morning of rafting along the Rio Sarapiqui, followed by a leisurely afternoon for optional activities like chocolate or coffee tours or nature trail hikes.
Drive from Sarapiqui to Arenal Volcano, staying at Arenal Springs Hotel and exploring the surrounding area.
Enjoy one of Costa Rica's most thrilling zip-line and canopy tours, with the afternoon at leisure for further exploration.
Spend a day at leisure, offering the option to relax by the hotel pool, go kayaking on Lake Arenal, zip-line, white-water raft, or visit Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and Rio Celeste waterfalls.
Leave Arenal for Rio Perdido in Guanacaste, with the choice of a scenic route or a visit to the Río Celeste waterfall before settling in at Rio Perdido.
Enjoy free time at Rio Perdido, relaxing in Costa Rica's only thermal river, or engaging in optional activities like zip-lining, river tubing, or mountain biking.
Descend to the Guanacaste plains, driving to Playa Potrero for a beachfront stay at Bahia Del Sol.
Experience a leisure day at the beach, with the option to stroll along the shore, relax by the pool, or swim in the calm waters.
Another day of relaxation at the beach hotel, with the opportunity to visit the spa if desired.
Drive back to San José for your international flight home, completing the journey with a scenic 4.5-hour drive