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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 exploration 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!

Latin America
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CRSM/133036
  • Starts: San José, Costa Rica
  • Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
You will Visit
  • San José

Itinerary

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Day 1: San José

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities during the day, so check in to the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to explore the city.

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Day 2: San José/Monteverde

Drive through Costa Rica's beautiful countryside to Monteverde to explore the verdant cloud forest and enjoy the surrounding area.
Today's ride can be a bumpy ride on some unpaved roads, but the views along the way are spectacular.

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Day 3: Monteverde

Enjoy a free day for optional activities in and around Monteverde like ziplining, horseback riding, or touring the cloud forest.
Your CEO will let you know about all the activities available and help you pick the best option for you.

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Day 4: Monteverde/La Fortuna

Travel through rolling hills and across a lake to La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.
The town of La Fortuna lies near the base of the Arenal Volcano and is a perfect launch pad to go wild and let the adrenaline flow with a range of adventure sports.

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Day 5: La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or hike up a dormant volcano.
Spend another day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marveling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about La Fortuna's Costa Rica.

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Day 6: La Fortuna

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

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Day 7: La Fortuna/Pacuare

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.
In the morning, transfer from La Fortuna to the put-in point for rafting on the Pacuare River. On this first day, stop down river for a short hike to explore waterfalls, and scenic, hidden canyons. In the evening, stay at a jungle lodge on the banks of the Pacuare River in a scenic, but remote location.

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Day 8: Pacuare

Get off the river for the day to explore the jungle by foot.

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Day 9: Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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

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Day 10: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sand and surf. Pull on a rash guard, grab a big board and get ready to hang ten like a local with an included surf lesson.
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 hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Try snorkelling or take it easy and and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.

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Day 11: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Enjoy free time in Puerto Viejo and soak up the sun on the Caribbean. The warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing. Opt to take a boat trip, snorkel the nearby reefs, or cycle down the coast.

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Day 12: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José

Return to San José and take advantage of a final day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?).

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Day 13: San José

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Surfing Lesson
    • Overnight Pacuare River rafting trip
    • Guided hike (Pacuare River)
    • Guided cycling excursion (La Fortuna)
    • Free time in Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Puerto Viejo
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (10 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, private vehicle, bicycle, boat, raft, hiking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Paddle through world-class rapids on the Pacuare River
  • Indulge in a wide variety of adventure
  • Mountain bike in the shadow of Arenal Volcano
  • Chill out to the sounds of crashing Caribbean waves
  • Stand up on a surfboard in Puerto Viejo.


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I adored my trip for many reasons; my travel mates were great; I loved the home stays; our guides were amazing; and it was a physical holiday - which kicked my butt in getting back in to shape!

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