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Adventure Tours Costa Rica

8 Days

Enjoy great adventures in the magnificent La Fortuna area with the iconic Arenal volcano rising in the background. Spot monkey, birds and sloths while navigating the waters of Sarapiqui river, hike in the slopes and lava flows of Arenal Volcano, enjoy the relaxing hot springs and discover the impressive La Fortuna waterfall. Then via land and water reach the famous highlands of Monteverde, a peaceful area characterized by cool, fresh weather and impressive green nature.

Enjoy a night walk tour to spot the elusive wildlife, go on a great zip line adventure in the cloud forest and visit a private reserve.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and transfer to La Fortuna

On your arrival at the airport in San Jose -SJO- (not later than 2pm or you’d have to spend the first night in San Jose), our driver will welcome you and will take you to La Fortuna, a village located in northern Costa Rica and home of the impressive Arenal volcano. Transfer time 3 hours approx.~ - Overnight at Tabacon Thermal Resort 5* for four nights – 1 Orquid Room. Meals: B

Day 2: White Water Rafting class III

We'll pick you up from your hotel and drive about 45 minutes outside of town to the put-in of the Balsa River where you will enjoy a great outdoor experience! You are going to experience water like never before on the Rio Balsa rafting trip near La Fortuna Costa Rica. You will might up with fellow rafters as we drive to the class 2-3 Balsa River. You will be able to see a lot of beautiful nature and get tons more adrenaline! The Balsa River starts off with class 3 rapids at the beginning and allows you to challenge your strength and newly learned rafting skills! Make your way through fun rapids like Rock Around the Clock and much more with the chance to admire lush greenery and exotic birds and animals as you descend down this beautiful class 2-3 river. To complete the experience, you will enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch after your fun day of adventure. Duration: 7 hours ~ Difficulty: Moderate-Challenging Overnight at Tabacon Thermal Resort 5* – 1 Orquid Room. Meals: B

Day 3: Arenal Canyoning adventure

Get ready to experience a real outdoor adventure! You'll rappel down huge waterfalls, jump into pools, zip down guided rappels, downclimb the canyon walls and river boulders, and hike up through the rainforest. We pack all kinds of adventure into the best canyoning experience in Costa Rica! Start off the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the "Baby," a small-sized 10-ft waterfall that allows you to ease your way into learning the ropes. Soon, you’ll reach the “Big Boy," the second largest waterfall. About half-way through your rappel, you’ll experience your first guided, adrenaline-pumping canyon free fall! Heart racing and eyes sparkling, you'll continue your journey through the canyon as you build up to the largest Lost Canyon challenge: an exciting 200ft waterfall rappel. Finish the experience with a delicious, home-cooked buffet meal. Duration: 4 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy to moderate - Overnight at Tabacon Thermal Resort 5* – 1 Orquid Room. Meals: B

Day 4: La Fortuna Waterfall - Hanging Bridges and Rainforest

We will take you on a fun drive up a country road to the breath-taking 150-ft La Fortuna Waterfall. Once we arrive to the base of the extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, we’ll hike down to the bottom of one of the largest waterfalls in the Northern Zone. The hike is about 300 steps to get down a well-maintained path, and 300 steps to get back up! It’s quite a good workout! While you are down there, and if conditions warrant, you can swim in the crystalline pools that flow from the impressive waterfall and take advantage of some beautiful photo ops! Soak up the nature, birds, rainforest, and enthralling sounds and sites of this enchanting La Fortuna attraction. Duration: 4 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting a beautiful, environmentally-friendly nature project located near the Arenal Volcano. There are trails and bridges that bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. Duration: 3 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Overnight at Tabacon Thermal Resort 5* – 1 Orquid Room. Meals: B

Day 5: Transfer to Monteverde via Lake Arenal

Breakfast and time to leave La Fortuna to continue to the highlands of Monteverde. This is the most adventurous and faster way to reach Monteverde. You will be picked up at your hotel and will be transferred to the dam in Lake Arenal where you will enjoy a 30-45 minutes boat journey to the opposite side of the lake enjoying great views of Arenal volcano and the unspoiled and tropical Lake Arenal. On arrival you will be then transferred directly to your hotel. Transfer time: 4 hours approx.~ Accommodation at Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens for 3 nights – 1 forest view balcony room. Meals: B Meals: B

Day 6: Zipline Adventure and Horseback Riding Tour

You’ll start this great adventure off by being fitted with high-quality equipment and safety gear, before embark on your journey, flying through 15 exciting zipline cables that reach along 18 different platforms. See amazing views of the lush cloud forest with glimpses of wildlife and amazing greenery. Finish the tour off with everyone’s favourite activity: The adrenaline pumping Tarzan swing allows you swing through cloud forest after taking a giant leap off of the platform! You will love it! Duration: 3.5 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy Afternoon enjoy a great horseback riding tour, in a private and well-maintained reserve. You will take a two-hour horse ride journey through verdant, open fields as well as spacious banana and coffee plantations. You will be enchanted by the incredible panoramic vistas of the Gulf of Nicoya. Travel through picturesque nature trails of primary and secondary forests. During the tour you will have a great opportunity to observe a great variety of birds and plant specimens. There are horses appropriate for all ages and for all levels of horseback riding experience. From beginners to experienced riders. Duration: 2.5 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy - Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens – 1 forest view balcony room. Meals: B

Day 7: Curicancha Wildlife Nature Reserve Hike

Curicancha is part of 210-acre private wildlife reserve in the very heart of Monteverde, covering both lower, which encompasses premontane and humid virgin moist forests. We begin our walk in a wide viewpoint of the Gulf of Nicoya, surrounded by 1,800 trees, recently planted, which are part of the habitat of many altitudinal migrants, including the mysterious Quetzal Resplendent. Our bilingual guide will take you on a series of nature trails to the depths of the forest where you will learn about relationships, the critical roles of this incredibly complex and diverse habitat. Walk along beautiful natural trails with our experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest! Duration: 4 hours ~ Difficulty: Easy - Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens – 1 forest view balcony room. Meals: B

Day 8: Transfer to San Jose Intl. Airport

Depending on your flight schedule, we transfer you to the Intl. Airport in San Jose to take your flight back home. Transfer time 2h45m approx. ~ End of services. Come back soon to Pura Vida land!


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  • Lodging at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as per itinerary on days 1, 5 and 8.
  • Boat transfer on Lake Arenal on day 5.
  • Tours and activities as per itinerary (shared in small groups) on days 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 with bilingual local guide.
  • Lunch on day 3.
  • Local taxes.

Not Included:

  • International airfare.
  • Additional meals.
  • Passenger taxes at borders/airports.
  • Activities suggested.
  • Discretional tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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