Costa Rica Active Adventure

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13 days,San José to San José

Paddle through world-class rapids on the Pacuare River, indulge in a wide variety of activity and adventure, mountain bike along breathtaking Arenal Lake, chill out to the sounds of crashing Caribbean waves, attempt to stand up on a surfboard in Puerto Viejo.

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Trekking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining… Costa Rica really is the "Adventure Capital of the Americas." Thrill-seekers will find more than enough to keep themselves busy over this trip’s 13 action-packed days. After landing in San José, embark on four days of cycling and hiking around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare river before crossing over to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by the thick, enveloping jungle. End the journey by heading down to the beach at Puerto Viejo. Phew! Tired yet? No? Time to book!

What's Included

  • Overnight rafting trip on Pacuare River and guided hike
  • Guided Cycle Tour in La Fortuna
  • Visit to the La Fortuna hot springs
  • Included surf lesson in Puerto Viejo
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners (Allow USD260-350 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, van, bike, boat, raft, hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 8
  • Hotels (10 nts), tented camp (2 nts, no electricity).

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San José/Monte Verde

Drive from San José to Monteverde to explore the verdant cloud forest and enjoy the surrounding area.

Day 3Monte Verde

A free day to enjoy some of many optional activities in and around Monteverde.

Day 4Monte Verde/La Fortuna

Transfer between Monteverde and La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.

Day 5La Fortuna(1L)

Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures and feel the presence of the volcano in this rural town surrounded by natural wonders.

Day 6La Virgen/La Fortuna(1D)

Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, relax and soak your muscles in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.

Day 7La Fortuna/Pacuare(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a two-day guided rafting expedition along the Pacuare River, stopping at times to explore on foot, then stay the night in rustic cabins built along the river.

Day 8Pacuare(1B, 1L)

Continue rafting along the Pacuare RIver, stopping to explore the jungle and other areas of interest along the way.

Day 9Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.

Day 10Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Costa Rica is famous for its sun, sand and surf. In Puerto Viejo, pull on a rash guard, grab a big board and get ready to hang ten like a local with an included surf lesson.

Day 11Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Free time in Puerto Viejo. Take a long walk along the fine white sand beaches and discover the warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing.

Day 12Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José

Return to San José and take advantage of your final full day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?) and explore the city.

Day 13San José

Depart at any time.

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