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Trekking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining. Costa Rica is truly the "Adventure Capital of the Americas." Adventure seekers will have more than enough to do during the 13 action-packed days of this trip. After landing in San José, embark on a four-day exploration tour around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare River before transferring to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by dense jungle. To finish the trip, head down to the beach at Puerto Viejo. Whew! Tired already? No? Time to book!

 

Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

You will have the opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travelers and learn more about your trip. You will have the opportunity to join the group for a meal on site afterwards. Remember to follow the notice in the lobby (or ask the front desk) for the official time and place to meet the group.

 

Day 2 San José/Monteverde

Drive through the beautiful Costa Rican countryside to Monteverde (approx. 4h) to explore the green cloud forest and enjoy the surroundings.

 

Day 3 Monteverde

Enjoy a day at leisure for optional activities in and around Monteverde such as ziplining, horseback riding or tours of the cloud forest. Optional Activities:

  • Visit to the Santa Elena Cloud Forest 
  • Ziplining 
  • El Trapiche Tour Monteverde
  • Horseback riding in Monteverde
  • Monteverde Suspension Bridges 
  • Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Costa Rica Adrenalin Package: Canyoning or Ziplining

 

Day 4 Monteverde/La Fortuna

Drive through rolling hills and across a lake to La Fortuna, where you will have time at leisure. The town of La Fortuna sits at the base of the Arenal Volcano and is an ideal base for a range of adventure sports that will get the adrenaline pumping. Optional Activities:

Swim in La Fortuna waterfall (optional).

Make your way by foot, cab or horseback to the nearby waterfall outside the town of La Fortuna. At the entrance gate, pay a fee and then begin the descent down rough steps (more than 500!) to the base of the waterfall. The water cascades 65 meters down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get splashed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies, then dive into the cool water.

 

Day 5 La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day in La Fortuna. Opt for whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, paddleboarding or one of the many other options this region has to offer. Spend another day getting your adrenaline pumping, observing local wildlife, marveling at Arenal Volcano and learning more about La Fortuna's Costa Rica. Optional Activities:

  • Lost Canyon Adventure Canyoning
  • Stand Up Paddle (lesson and tour)
  • Kayaking on Lake Arenal
  • Swimming in La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
  • Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping

 

Day 6 La Fortuna

Explore the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day bike tour. In the evening you can relax and take a bath in the hot springs at the foot of the Arenal Volcano.

 

Day 7 La Fortuna/Pacuare

Enjoy a two-day guided rafting expedition on the Pacuare River. Run class III-IV rapids on the Pacuare River towards our remote jungle lodge. Explore the surrounding rainforest and waterfalls on a network of trails and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of untouched nature. Continue paddling past waterfalls and through canyons. Set aside the first of two nights for a well-deserved rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 8 Pacuare

Get off the river for a day and explore the surrounding rainforest on foot. Hike with local guides to see waterfalls, swim in small streams, and learn more about the natural environment that is home to the Cabecar Indians. Relax in a hammock and listen to the calls of tropical birds over the sound of the river.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 9 Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Return to the river for a final morning on the Class III-IV rapids of the Pacuare. Continue downriver to the drop-off point and then on to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 10 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sand and surf. Hop on a bike and head to the beach. Then put on a rashguard, grab a big board and get ready to surf like a local in a surf lesson. In the afternoon, you'll have free time to enjoy the beach and the laid-back Afro-Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. Don't worry about anything, be happy. Optional Activities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Visit to the Finca la Isla botanical garden
  • Hike in the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge



Day 11 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for its incomparable white and black sand beaches surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation. Rent a bike or boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Try snorkeling or explore La Isla Botanical Gardens at your leisure. Optional Activities: 

  • Kayaking in Puerto Viejo
  • Hike in the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge
  • Visit to the Finca la Isla Botanical Gardens
  • Snorkeling
  • Bike rental

 

Day 12 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José

Return to San José and use the last day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?).

 

Day 13 San José

Departure at any time.

Included/Excluded

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodation (10 nights in hotels, 2 nights in jungle lodge)
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout the journey.
2x Bike tours (La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo)
Guided hike
Rafting tour on the Pacuare River with overnight stay
Surf lesson
All transportation between the destinations and to/from the included activities
Additional meals
Additional optional excursions
Flights

Suitable for

Families with Children
Couples
Individuals
Friends

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