An action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s lush interior, combined with a visit a little fun in the sun. See amazing wildlife, White-water rafting, horseback riding through intense volcanic landscapes, canopy tours, and Costa Rica\’s awesome Pacific beaches.
Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica
Upon arrival to Costa Rica you´ll be picked up by our representative at the Juan Santamaría International Airport and transferred to the Hotel. Overnight in San José
Day 2: Pacuare River, white water rafting
Early morning we will transfer to Siquirres, we will cross one of the biggest national parks in Costa Rica; it is Braulio Carillo National Park. When we arrive to our operation center we will enjoy a delicious Costa Rican typical breakfast, it consists of rice with beans called “Gallo Pinto”, sour cream, eggs, toast and Costa Rica coffee. After our breakfast we will go to make one of the most famous rafting tours around the world. The Pacuare River is ranked the fifth tropical river for rafting worldwide. In the 2 day trip on the Pacuare River, enjoy one of the most incredible adventures in the rainforest of Costa Rica. After driving eastward, passing through several picturesque valleys we come full circle. Here our guides will help you keep your clothes dry containers, prepare the rafting equipment and a safety briefing starts both equipment and personnel. This first day welcomes you to the wonderful and beautiful Pacuare River rapids. Depending on water level in the arrival at our camp will be a surprise. During the tour will pass through several rapids that will leave you breathless. The Pacuare River is not only famous for its rapids which are excellent but for the beauty that surrounds it. Overnight at Camping Lodge (B+L+D)
Day 3: Pacure River – Arenal Volcano
After breakfast, get ready to paddle through the spectacular Rio Pacuare with amazing rapids, waterfalls, bird life, butterflies and others. You will never forget the rapids Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montanas and many more. When we finished the tour on the Pacuare River then we move into the northern plains of Costa Rica, to be exact to the stunning Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano unleash their strength after telluric in July 1968, has also returned to erupt in 1975, 1993 and May 5, 1998 showed a crack on the northwest side of the crater, triggering an eruption of ash and moved one avalanche of ash and incandescent rocks. OPTIONAL TOURs: to one of the natural hot spring resorts which guarantee an atmosphere of relaxation. Overnight in Arenal (B,L)
Day 4: Arenal Volcano National Park – La Fortuna Waterfall
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a walk to observe the Arenal Volcano, with a visit to Mirador El Silencio Reserve, this reserve has 4 trails, located on an estate of 225 hectares with 100 hectares of primary forest, in which observe many species of animals in their natural habitat, also has diverse vegetation with majestic trees like Ceiba, Guarumu and other nesting birds a huge amount. The trails were very well able to observe the volcano and Lake Arenal. In the afternoon we will walk to La Fortuna Waterfall, the waterfall is a stunning place, to get the waterfall we will have walk on steep terrain, once down to swim in the base of the waterfall 70 meters high, surrounded by lush rainforest. The afternoon is free to visit and discover La Fortuna town; you can visit the beautiful park which is at the forefront of the Church. You can also visit local restaurants to sample the Costa Rican food and have a conversation with the locals. Overnight in Arenal. (B)
Day 5: Lost Canyon Cannoning – Rincon de la Vieja
After breakfast we will transfer to our next tour, the Lost Canyon Cannoning. At the meeting point we will be waiting to take 4×4 cars to the start point of cannoning tour. The ride will take for 15 minutes and we will be passing through beautiful landscapes, full of vegetation and rural communities. When we got to the operations centre the guides will give us all the safety instructions and we will get the equipment to start enjoying the tour. We start the tour with a small waterfall to practice later as we go along the waterfalls are gaining more height, during the tour we will go through canyons and pools where we can give a small bath. The last waterfall is the largest with a height of about 200 ft. After the tour of the canyon we will transfer to the Rincon de la Vieja. The rest of the afternoon will be free so you can relax with the hotel’s facilities. Overnight at Rincón de la Vieja (B+ L)
Day 6: Rincon de la Vieja National Park
After breakfast, we will visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. One of the great benefits of this wilderness area is the protection of watersheds, as the Rincon de la Vieja massif is part of the watershed, between the Caribbean and Pacific Northwest area of Costa Rica This walk will get us to the crater of the volcano, an adventure where you can see different animals and vegetation. This walk lasts for 8 hours, 4 hours one way and another 4 hours back. During the tour we will have a box lunch. Overnight in Rincon de la Vieja (B, L)
Day 7: Canopy Canyon – Guanacaste Beaches
After breakfast we will put our adrenaline pumping adventure with the Canopy Canyon. In one tour you will experience more than just the zip lines. Imagine yourself doing Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Canopy, Tarzan Swings, Via Ferrata, Hanging Bridges; all set in the majestic canyon was formed by erosion of the Blanco River during millions of years. Then at the end of the tour we will have our transfer to Guanacaste.
Overnight in Guanacaste (B)
Day 8: Leisure at the beach
Today you can take an OPTIONAL TOURS or relax at the beach and explore on your own. In the afternoon we will transfer to San José.
NOTE FOR EXTENSIONS: If you want to extend your trip in Costa Rica we can offer more nights at the beach or visit another touristic attractions in Costa Rica. Please let us know if you are interested to get an extension for your trip.
Day 9: Flight back home
Today our local representative will be transferring you to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in time for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back home and hope to enjoy your company in another exciting Costa Rican adventure very soon. Meals included: B
- All meals as described on itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 8 nights of lodging
- Tours as shown in the itinerary
- Hotel taxes
- Private English speaking tour guide through the tour
- Private transportation on A/C motor coach for the entire trip
- Entrance fees
- Meals non mentioned on the itinerary description
- Departure taxes ($28 USD per person)
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional Tours
WHAT TO BRING?
This is going to be a warm place with temperatures ranging between 75ºF in San José, 76ºF in Arenal, 73 ºF in Pacuare, 85ºF in Guanacaste and Rincón de la Vieja, so bring shorts and T shirts, but just in case bring a light jacket for the nights in Arenal or Pacuare. Swimming suit is necessary, hiking shoes or good snickers and an extra pair of shoes, sandals, suntan lotion, insects repellent (this I recommend just in case), flashlight, a rain coat (it is dry season but who knows what could happen), binoculars, camera and good vibrations to enjoy the beauty of this little peaceful country that we are happy to show you.