8 nights in Costa Rica
Mountain bike along Lake Arenal with breathtaking volcanic views and catch a wave on this action-packed nine-day tour of Costa Rica. Get your adrenaline pumping with optional extreme sports like whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, and ziplining through the lush jungle canopy. Learn to surf the famous Pacific breaks at Playa Santa Teresa and enjoy plenty of time to relax on tropical beaches. Throw in the opportunity to see incredible rainforest wildlife and you've got a unique adventure you'll be talking about for years.
|Hotels (8 nts).|
|2 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Flights not included|
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|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON TOUR All prices are per person, in USD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. La Fortuna/ Arenal: Rafting Class III and IV (Full day – 7 hours) $77 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Rafting Class II and III (half day – 4.5 hours) $62 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Canyoning/Rappelling tour $86 (includes breakfast or lunch depending on tour time – 4 hours) Mambo Combo (Rafting II and III with Canyoning) $135 (8 hours) Venado Cave Spelunking $68 (4 hours) Stand up Paddle $59 (4 hours) Mountain biking $59 (4 hours) Caño Negro Reserve $59 (8 hours) Volcano walk/viewpoint/dinner and entrance to hot springs $44 (incl. transportation) Hot springs with dinner $32 Cerro Chato Extreme Hike (6 hours) $68 Safari float $50 (4 hours) Horse trip to waterfall $59 (4 hours) Bike Rental $15/day Monteverde: Ziplining $45 Hanging bridges $30 Horseback riding ($25 for 1 ½ hours, $30 for 2 hours, $45 for 3 hours) Butterfly garden $12 Trapiche Tour $32 Frog Pond $12 Serpentarium $10 ATV $60 for a single, $85 for a double Night Walk $22 Orchid Garden $10 Cheese Factory $10 Bat Jungle $10 Bungee $60 Playa Hermosa, Jacó: Canopy Tour/Ziplining - $65 Stand Up Paddling - $65 Horseback Riding - $65 Canyoning/Rappelling - $99 ATV Tour - $65 Massage - $75 Yoga - $20 San José: Adventure Combo (Canopy & Horseback Riding) (L) $107 Adventure Combo (Canopy & Rafting) (L) $107 Combo Tour ( Doka - Poas - Cataratas) (B,L) $96 La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Late departure) $75 Poas Volcano ( Half Day ) $46 San Jose City Tour $39 The Best of the Pacific ( Punta Leona) (B)(L) $115 Rafting Class IV Pacuare (B)(L) $99 Irazu, Orosi and Lankaster Gardens(L) $81 RAM LUNA ( Show and Dinner) $69
Arrive in San José at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. If you arrive early, head into downtown San José to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San José at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering. Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in one of the region's lush, cascading hot springs. Transport: Private Vehicle
Enjoy free time to fully explore the area. Opt to go for a swim in a nearby swimming hole, go kayaking, or get spoiled with a massage.
From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Included Activities: Arenal Cycling Trip Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 35km)
Enjoy a guided tour of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. Opt to fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners and intermediate surfers alike should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune skills. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 200km)
Enjoy another included surf lesson, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or taking part in other optional activities in the area. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
Squeeze in a morning surf before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San José. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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