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Costa Rica Guided Self Drive Adventure - 29 Days

The Route

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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).    

Highlights: 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.

The Details


2 people per 4x4 (double/twin share): USD8,860 per person

Single accommodation surcharge: USD1,700

*The prices above are based on the 2022 tour.  We are currently working on 2023 and 2024 pricing and the updated itinerary.  Prices assume a minimum of 5 vehicles, maximum of 7 vehicles (plus support vehicles). Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations – please see terms and conditions for all booking conditions.



All travel subject to COVID situation prevailing

Our 2022 tour sold out, book early.



17 Nov – 15 Dec 2023 – 29 Days

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05 April to 03 May 2024 – 29 Days

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Have your own group?  We can tailor your trip.


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 as per itinerary (all breakfasts, most dinners and many lunches – there are around 15 meals not included in the itinerary),  escort vehicle, Self Drive Adventures escort, local English/Spanish speaking tour guide and assistant, activities as listed in itinerary.  First aid kit is in the escort car, as is all recovery equipment.


Airfares return to Costa Rica (approx. AUD2,500 from Australia), fuel (approx. USD300 per car), alcoholic drinks, meals other than stated in the itinerary (all breakfasts, most dinners and many lunches – there are around 15 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 (if you chose to do every additional activity budget approx. USD530 per person – activities can be from USD20 to USD95 per activity), visas (if required), immunisations (if required) and any personal expenses.  Vehicle security deposit of USD500 (paid only on credit card), this will be returned at the end of rental less any damage to the vehicle. Two drivers are included, additional drivers are at a cost of USD5.65 per day of car hire and a cleaning fee of approx. USD20 may apply depending on the condition of the car when returned.​​



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