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TOUR AND DRIVE – COSTA RICA 4X4

Code: NEP-24 (14 Days / 13 Nights)

Drive around Costa Rica in a 4x4 vehicle at your own pace, and discover the natural wonders of this tropical paradise.   In Costa Rica you will still find gravel roads that will take you through rural areas, the rain forest and other amazing adventures. For many visitors this is certainly a rewarding experience, driving on dirt roads, pulling off the road because you just spotted a troop of howler monkeys or a sloth up in a tree, these are likely situations as you drive in Costa Rican roads

Day 1 - Transfer In: Greeting at the Juan Santamaría International Airport and transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 2 - Tortuguero Tour: Tortuguero is one of the most beautiful and scenic regions in Costa Rica, it is the most important nesting site in the western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. It is a navigable network of canals, a tropical sanctuary where more than 300 species of birds have been identified, monkeys, crocodiles, caimans, and toucans among others. Have a taste of our delicious Costa Rican breakfast in route.  Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port, and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Enjoy a delicious lunch at your Lodge.  Then visit the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero. A delightful dinner will be served upon arrival to the lodge.   Optional night tour to search for turtle nesting sites (from July till October). Lodging in Tortuguero.

Day 3: Morning Tour to go through the secondary canals into the Tortuguero National Park.  Breakfast.   Departure from Tortuguero and meet with your All Terrain vehicle in Guápiles, to continue your trip, driving to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.   Lodging in Puerto Viejo.

Day 4: Free day to explore the surroundings end enjoy the beauty of the beaches of the Caribbean side of our country. The region’s idyllic swaths of sugar, coconut palms and jungle constitute some of the country's most enchanting coastal scenery.   Lodging in Puerto Viejo.

Day 5: Drive from Puerto Viejo to Arenal.  Lodging in Arenal.

Day 6 - Visit the Tabacón Hot Springs (Entrance from 12:00 m to 10:00 pm). Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth’s inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacón Resort’s hot springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth’s core. Once heated, the waters rise to the surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky stratus. Thus, the resort’s waters are loaded with minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects. Lodging in Arenal.

Day 7: Drive from Arenal to Monteverde.  Lodging in Monteverde.

Day 8: Free day to explore the surroundings!

Day 9: Drive from Monteverde to Rincón de la Vieja.  Overnight in Rincón de la Vieja.

Day 10: The Canyon Canopy Tour : This is a must do. We say this is the best canopy tour in Costa Rica, because we pack together many more things than just the zip lines. Imagine yourself Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Canopy, Tarzan Swings, Via Ferrata, Hanging Bridges, all set in the majestic canyon made by the erosion of the Blanco River during millions of years.  Lodging in Rincón de la Vieja.

Day 11: Drive from Rincón de la Vieja to Tamarindo.  Lodging in Tamarindo.

Day 12: Free day to explore the surroundings! 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. Lodging in Tamarindo.

Day 13: Drive from Tamarindo to San José.  Lodging in San José.

Day 14: Transfer to the airport.

Availability: Year round

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