This is a Private Tour
12 Days From £2,396 pp / $3,187 pp
On this 12 day Active Costa Rica trip, white water raft down some of Costa Rica’s most ferocious rapids, zip line through tropical rainforest and rappel down the Sarapiqui river canyon. Thriving with nature and a wide range of adrenalin experiences, Costa Rica is a paradise for active adventure in spectacular scenery. With a variety of landscapes from rainforest, volcanoes to jungle and incredible beaches this trip takes you to the heart of Costa Rica’s natural world.
Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, full ATOL financial protection
International flights, travel insurance, some meals
Getting your pulse racing as you hit the Pacuare rivers on rafts
Soothing the weary muscles in the natural thermal springs in Arenal
Scuba diving, sailing and surfing on the Guanacaste coast
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Day 1: San Jose – Arrive and transfer to the hotel / Grano de Oro
Day 2: Pacuare – Raft down the Pacuare River / Pacuare Lodge
Day 3: Sarapiqui – Water rafting day / La Quinta
Day 4: Arenal – Multi activity day and transfer to Arenal / Arenal Nayara
Day 5: Arenal – Canopy walkways and thermal spings / Arenal Nayara
Day 6: Rincon de la Vieja – Transfer to lodge / Hacienda Guachipelin
Day 7: Rincon de la Vieja – Multi activity day / Hacienda Guachipelin
Day 8: Tamarindo – Transfer to Guanacaste Coast / Cala Luna Hotel
Day 9: Tamarindo – Free day to swim, snorkel, sail, fish or surf / Cala Luna Hotel
Day 10: Tamarindo – Free day to swim, snorkel, sail, fish or surf / Cala Luna Hotel
Day 11: San Jose – Transfer back to San Jose / Grano de Oro
Day 12: San Jose – Transfer to airport for onward flight
Get your pulse racing
Touch down in San Jose and spend the first night at the Grano de Oro, just the place for relaxing before the big adventure. The following day get stuck into the adrenaline-fuelled action from day one, as we drop you at the Pacuare River for some grade-3 white water rafting. The area itself is a paradise of exquisite beauty set among rugged mountains that really give a backdrop of wild exploration enough to get the heart racing. Our guide will take you down river to the Pacuare Lodge where you will spend the night.
The next day you’ll take on Grade 4 to 5 rapids to the idyllic gardens of Sarapiqui, an oasis of plantations and swamps, renowned for its vividly-coloured butterflies. Here you will stay at the La Quinta Lodge. After a refreshing night’s sleep you’ll enjoy a day of activities. Start the day with a two hour horse ride through the Hacienda Pozo Azul trails. Afterwards zip through the canopies of the jungle on 12 zip lines and 15 platforms ending with a 900 cable crossing the beautiful Sarapiqui River Canyon. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Arenal where you will spend the night at the Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Live volcanoes and hot springs
There are few places in the whole of Costa Rica that wow the eyes as much as the Arenal Volcano, crowned by clouds that offer a glimpse of this natural wonder. After breakfast at the hotel spend the morning getting up close to the flora and fauna on the canopy walkways nearby.
In the afternoon take a hike along one of the trails close to the volcano. Along the way you will pass through forest and over recent lava flows before arriving at thermal hot springs. Here you will soothe weary muscles before heading back refreshed for another night at the Arenal Nayara.
Rincon de la Vieja
Our next stop is the mighty Rio Negro and Rio Blanco in the Rincon de la Vieja, a feast for adventure. Here you will be staying at the Hacienda Guachipelin. Over the next couple of days you’ll gently float downstream on tubes, horse ride through the spectacular scenery and explore the many canyons. There are also plenty of hot springs to enjoy in the region.
The adrenalin-buzz takes you from canopies of trees, to seaside bliss. Next stop is Tamarindo on the Guanacaste coast, the perfect place for waterborne adventures. Spend the next three nights at the Cala Luna Hotel. You’re days here are at leisure. Spend the next few days relaxing at the beautiful sandy beaches, swimming, sailing scuba diving, snorkelling and or course, surfing. Suitably relaxed you’ll return to San Jose for one night before returning home.
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