Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure
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Glide straight into the core of the Costa Rican experience and hit three of Costa Ricas hot spots in a kayak. Beginners and more experienced kayakers are welcome for the nature lover, the scenerys the point, not the sweat! Get really wild at Lake Arenal, the centre of adventure sports like paddle-boarding, then cruise through the canals of Tortuguero in search of monkeys and sloths. Experience lush greenery and Caribbean flavour from a whole different level when you kayak Costa Rica.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 127043
  • Starts: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
You will Visit
  • San José



Day 1: San José

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.

Amid the hustle and bustle, San José has beautiful parks, museums and the ornate National Theatre downtown. The central plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: San José/La Fortuna

La Fortuna, the town near the foot of Arenal Volcano, is an excellent base for adventure.

Local bus (5.00 hour(s), 150km)


Day 3: La Fortuna

Work your arms, legs and core muscles in an included kayak and stand-up paddle board session on Lake Arenal.

Included Activities:


Day 4: La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day for adrenaline-fueled optionals such as the Cerro Chato extreme hike, whitewater rafting on Class III and IV rapids, waterfall rappelling or mountain biking. Or take it easy with some bird watching in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by boat or a massage in town.

Included Activities:
Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour)


Day 5: La Fortuna/Sarapiquí (1L, 1D)

Travel to Sarapiquí and to the tranquil Cuarto River. Hop into kayaks and cruise downstream. The calm waters are perfect for birdwatching and wildlife spotting in the forest canopy.

Included Activities:
Guided River Kayak Excursion

Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)


Day 6: Sarapiquí/Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel east towards the Caribbean coast, then transfer to a boat and motor through canals to arrive in Tortuguero at the jungle-lined coast of Costa Rica. After arrival, enjoy a guided visit to the town of Tortuguero.

Included Activities:
Tortuguero Village Visit

Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Boat (1.50-2.00 hours)


Day 7: Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)

Along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, between April and October, sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach. Green turtles are most common, but leatherbacks, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles are also occasionally found near Tortuguero. You must book a tour with a registered tour guide in order to be allowed on the beach at night during nesting season. From November to early January, baby turtles will be making the journey from their nest to the ocean.

Included Activities:
Guided Kayak Excursion


Day 8: Tortuguero/San José (1B, 1L)

If you have time, check out the sites you may have missed at the start of the trip or do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Boat (1.50-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 150km)


Day 9: San José

Depart at any time.

    • Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding combo session (Lake Arenal)
    • Guided kayaking on Cuarto River (Sarapiquí)
    • Guided kayaking and wildlife viewing through canals of Tortuguero
    • Guided excursion to the town of Tortuguero
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (5 nts), cottages (1 nt, multi-share), jungle lodge (2 nts)
    • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Public bus, private vehicle, boat, kayak, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Glide through the canals of Tortuguero by kayak
  • Search for wildlife in the dense green forest canopy
  • View the beautiful vistas from your kayak on Lake Arenal
  • Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding