Costa Rica Active Adventure
13 days from San Jose to San Jose
From $ 1879
Duration13 days

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!

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  • Duration: 13 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: San Jose
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: San Jose
    Ages: 12+
Costa Rica Active Adventure - Tour Map

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Day 1: San José

Start place: San Jose

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.
Arrive at any time.

End place: San Jose

Day 2: San José/Monteverde

Start place: San Jose

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

End place: Monte Verde

Day 3: Monteverde

Start place: Monte Verde

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

End place: Monte Verde

Day 4: Monteverde/La Fortuna

Start place: Monte Verde

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.
Travel through rolling hills and across a lake to La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 5: La Fortuna

Start place: La Fortuna

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.
Enjoy a free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or hike up a dormant volcano.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 6: La Fortuna

Start place: 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. Please note it will be necessary to repack your bags according to the rafting packing list provided for the Pacuare River trip as it is an early departure tomorrow.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 7: La Fortuna/Pacuare

Start place: La Fortuna

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.
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. Our accommodation is in a rustic lodge which has multi-share dormitory-style rooms, with shared bathroom facilities.

End place: Pacuare

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Pacuare

Start place: Pacuare

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

End place: Pacuare

Meals: B, L, D
Day 9: Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Start place: Pacuare

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

End place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Meals: B, L
Day 10: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Start place: 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 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.
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.

End place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 11: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Start place: 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.

End place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 12: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José

Start place: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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

End place: San Jose

Day 13: San José

Start place: San Jose

Depart at any time.

End place: San Jose

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson Your Discover Moment: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Overnight Pacuare River rafting trip
  • Guided hike (Pacuare River)
  • Guided cycling excursion (La Fortuna)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Public bus, Private vehicle, Bicycle, Boat, Raft, Hiking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (10 nts), Jungle lodge (2 nts)
  • Meals

    3 breakfasts,
    3 lunches,
    2 dinners

Dates & availability: Costa Rica Active Adventure

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