Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure
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Glide straight into the core of the Costa Rican experience and hit two 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! Cruise through the canals of Tortuguero in search of monkeys and sloths, and then get really wild at Lake Arenal, the centre of adventure sports like paddleboarding. Experience lush greenery and Caribbean flavour from a whole different level when you kayak Costa Rica.

Latin America

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Kayaking (unspecified), Wildlife, Multisport, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127043
Starts: San José, Costa Rica Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
You will visit
  • San José
  • 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/Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel east from La Fortuna, through the lush countryside of the Central Valley, 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.

Additional Notes:

Included Activities:
Tortuguero National Park Guided Boat Tour

Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 200km)
Boat (1.50-2.00 hours)


Day 6: 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 7: Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the second guided kayak excursion through Tortuguero's jungle-lined canals in the morning and a guided jungle hike in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Guided Kayak Excursion
Guided Jungle Hike


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.

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


Day 9: San José

Depart at any time.

    • Guided kayaking sessions through the canals around Tortuguero (2 lessons, 2 hrs each)
    • Guided hike through the jungle
    • Boat tour of Tortuguero National Park
    • Kayaking and paddleboarding in Lake Arenal
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (5 nts), jungle lodge (3 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Public bus, van, 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