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The route

Costa Rica

Biodiversity & Adventure

Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, is known worldwide for its biodiversity. It is accessible to all, however, accompanied by our local team specialising in 4x4 tours we will go to places virtually inaccessible to most visitors.
In Costa Rica, we do not count distance in kilometres or time but with landscapes, animals and people seen along the way. There are active volcanoes such as the Turrialba or the Arenal, paradise beaches like those of the Pacific coast, national parks with Costa Rica’s interesting and beautiful wildlife and many off the beaten track experiences that will make unforgettable memories.
Costa Rica, which is one of the smallest countries in Central America (only 51,100 km²) but produces 99% of its electricity with five renewable energy resources. It is the habitat of more than 4.7% of the planet's biodiversity. It has one of the five areas on the planet known to have the longest living people (Nicoya Peninsula).

Africa Conservation Road travelled
Costa Rica
Self drive adventure impressions
Africa Conservation Road travelled
Road map

Highlights include:

Listen to the songs of the tropical jungle and encounter Costa Rica’s extraordinary wildlife and birdlife in the national parks; enjoy the relaxing beaches; travel the famous Pan-American Highway (the "Costanera" - a road that runs along the Pacific Coast); explore through the countryside and the mountains to small towns; and visit with indigenous people.




Arrival and departure transfers, vehicle hire (Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 or Toyota Fortuner or similar) with unlimited mileage and all terrain tyres, driver fees for two people, vehicle insurance (full insurance “titanium pack”), two-way radio in vehicle, all hotels (including hotel taxes), meals including all breakfasts, 17 dinners and 17 lunches – there are around 24 meals not included in the itinerary, local English/Spanish speaking tour guide and assistant, activities as listed in the itinerary. The first aid kit is in the escort car, as is all recovery equipment.


Airfares return to Costa Rica (approx. AUD3,000 from Australia economy fare), fuel (approx. USD500 per car), alcoholic drinks, 24 meals not included in the itinerary approx USD15 to USD40 per meal depending on location, taxes of any eventual passage (e.g. crossing to private property), local tips, travel insurance, Costa Rica departure tax approx. USD29, vehicle excess, activities over and above those detailed in the suggested itinerary – activities can be from USD20 to USD95 per activity, visas (if required), immunisations (if required) and any personal expenses. A vehicle security deposit of USD500 (paid only on credit card), will be returned at the end of rental less any damage to the vehicle. Two drivers are included, and additional drivers are at a cost of approx. USD6 per day of car hire and a cleaning fee of approx. USD20 may apply depending on the condition of the car when returned.​​


2 people per 4x4 (double/twin share): USD12,160 per person

Single accommodation surcharge: USD1,890

3rd person sharing 4x4 and single accommodation: USD8,950

4th passenger: we can provide pricing if you have more than 3 people per 4x4

*The prices above are for 2024 only & 2025 pricing TBA. Prices assume a minimum of 4 vehicles and a maximum of 7 vehicles (plus support vehicles). Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations – please see booking form for all terms and conditions. If we do not have the 4 vehicle minimum the tour can still operate with a small group supplement. For 3 vehicles USD1,500 per person. You can indicate on booking if you are interested in traveling if the small group supplement applies or only if the 5 car prices apply.


All travel subject to COVID situation prevailing


17 Nov - 16 Dec 2024 – 30 Days

Have your own group?  We can tailor your trip.


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