Costa Rica 8-Day Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 2 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse nations on the planet, and you can see much of its exotic flora and fauna on an eight-day driving tour. Perhaps stop for a guided jungle night hike and river safari in the Sarapiquí region followed by a visit to a wildlife sanctuary on the Caribbean Coast. Or choose a more active adventure and soar over the Monteverde cloud-forest treetops on a zipline tour and hike around volcanoes in the Arenal region. The sky’s the limit.

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Map of Costa Rica Wildlife Road Trip - 8 Days
Costa Rica Wildlife Road Trip - 8 Days

This self-drive tour is ideal for families who love animals and exploring the outdoors. You'll spot plenty of the country's adorable mammals like sloths and monkeys, as well as rare species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish. Along the way, stay at unique eco-lodges

Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days
Map of Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days
Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days

This itinerary is perfect for those who want a vacation filled with tropical beauty and adventure. Take a self-drive tour of Costa Rica that begins in the cloud forests of Monteverde, where you can hike over suspension bridges and zip-line over the forest canopy. Then it's off to Arenal Volcano National Park—your days here will be spent trekking around the base of the volcano, soaking in natural hot springs, and embarking on waterfall hikes.

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