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 trips 13 action-packed days. After landing in San Jos, 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!
Duration: 13 Days
Activities: Hiking, Rafting, Road Cycling, Multisport, Trekking
Guide (Language): english
Start City: San José, Costa Rica
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Average
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 133036
End City: San José, Costa Rica
|Duration: 13 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Rafting, Road Cycling, Multisport, Trekking||Physical rating: Average|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 133036|
|Starts: San José, Costa Rica||Finishes: San José, Costa Rica|
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.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Today's ride can be a bumpy ride on some unpaved roads, but the views along the way are spectacular.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Your CEO will let you know about all the activities available and help you pick the best option for you.
The town of La Fortuna lies near the base of the Arenal Volcano, with Costa Rica's largest lake, Arenal, located on the opposite side. La Fortuna is a perfect launch pad to go wild, and let the adrenaline flow, with a range of adventure sports.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Boat (0.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
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.
Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, opt to relax and soak your muscles in the 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.
Arenal Cycling Trip
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.
Our accommodation is in a rustic lodge which has multi-share dormitory-style rooms, with shared bathroom facilities.
Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 1
Get off the river for the day to explore the jungle by foot.
Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 2
Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.
Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 3
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.
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.
Return to San José and take advantage of a final day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?) and explore the city.
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Trip Name: Costa Rica Active Adventure
Duration: 13 Days
From Price: 1016
Trip Code: 133036
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