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12 Nights / 13 Days
San Jose
San Jose

The Costa Rica Active Adventure trip starts from and ends in San Jose. It is a trekking tour that takes 13 days taking you through San Jose, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica.

Trekking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining. Costa Rica really is the “Adventure Capital of the Americas.” Thrill-seekers will find more than enough to keep themselves busy over this trip’s 13 action-packed days. After landing in San José, embark on four days of exploration around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano.

Day 01: Arrive San José
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities during the day, so check in to the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, you’ll have time to explore the city.

Day 02: San José / Monteverde
Drive through Costa Rica’s beautiful countryside to Monteverde to explore the verdant cloud forest and enjoy the surrounding area.
Today’s ride can be a bumpy ride on some unpaved roads, but the views along the way are spectacular.

Day 03: Monteverde
Enjoy a free day.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Monteverde / La Fortuna
Travel through rolling hills and across a lake to La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.
The town of La Fortuna lies near the base of the Arenal Volcano and is a perfect launch pad to go wild and let the adrenaline flow with a range of adventure sports.

Shared Van
Duration : 3.5 hr
Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Duration : 0.75 hr
Climb aboard and get your float on.

Shared Van
Duration : 0.5 hr – 0.75 hr
Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Day 05: La Fortuna
Enjoy a free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, paddleboarding or one of the many other optionals this region has to offer. Spend another day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marveling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about La Fortuna’s Costa Rica.

Day 06: La Fortuna
Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, opt to relax and soak in hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Cycling Trip
Duration : 3.0 hr
Anyone wishing to opt out of this activity may, though some waiting for the group might be required.

Day 07: La Fortuna/Pacuare
Enjoy a two-day guided rafting expedition along the Pacuare River, stopping at times to explore on foot, then stay the night in rustic cabins built along the river.
In the morning, transfer from La Fortuna to the put-in point for rafting on the Pacuare River. On this first day, stop down river for a short hike to explore waterfalls, and scenic, hidden canyons. In the evening, stay at a jungle lodge on the banks of the Pacuare River in a scenic, but remote location.

Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition – Day 1
Duration : 1.5 hr – 2.0 hr
Raft down class III-IV rapids on the Pacuare River toward our remote jungle lodge. Explore the surrounding rainforest and waterfalls on a network of hiking trails and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the untouched natural environment. Continue paddling past waterfalls and through canyons. Stop for the first of two nights for a well-deserved rest.

Day 08: Pacuare
Get off the river for the day to explore the jungle by foot.

Pacuare Rainforest Guided Hike
Explore the surrounding rainforest on foot. Hike with local guides to see waterfalls, swim in small streams and learn about the natural environment that is home to the Cabecar indigenous peoples. Relax in a hammock and enjoy the sounds of tropical birds calling above the roar of the rushing river.

Day 09: Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.

Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition – Day 2
Duration : 2.0 hr
Get back on the river for a final morning of rafting Pacuare’s class III-IV rapids. Take a long look, jump out for a swim, then paddle to the put out point and head back to base camp.
Private Vehicle
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 10: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sand and surf. Hop on a bike and take a ride to the beach, then pull on a rash guard, grab a big board and get ready to hang ten like a local with an included surf lesson.
The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known for its incomparable white- and black-sand beaches surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation. Rent a bike or hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Try snorkelling or take it easy and and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.

Biking Puerto Viejo
Jump on a bike and take a ride around to a nearby beach with your CEO.
Surfing Lesson
Duration : 2.0 hr – 3.0 hr
Grab your swimsuit and get ready to hang ten! Learn how to find and ride the waves with surfing lessons from local experts. Enjoy the fresh sea air, and try to spot local marine life while enjoying the waters.

Day 11: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Enjoy free time in Puerto Viejo and soak up the sun on the Caribbean. The warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing. Opt to take a boat trip, snorkel the nearby reefs, or cycle down the coast.

Day 12: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José
Return to San José and take advantage of a final day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?).

Local Bus
Duration : 5.0 hr – 5.5 hr
Distance : 217 km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Day 13: Depart San José
Depart at any time.

City Nights Hotels
San Jose 01 Hilton Garden Inn
Monteverde 02 Hotel Poco A Poco Monteverde
La Fortuna 03 Arenal Country Inn
Pacuare 02 Pacuare Eco River Lodge
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 03 Lizard King Hotel & Suites
San Jose 01 Hilton Garden Inn

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 12 nights accommodation as per program
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– Entry fee as per mentioned
– All transfers sightseeing by private vehicle, bicycle, boat, raft, hiking.
– All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
– Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
– Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
– Your Discover Moment: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
– Overnight Pacuare River rafting trip
– Guided hike (Pacuare River)
– Guided cycling excursion (La Fortuna)
– Bike ride (Puerto Viejo)
– All present government taxes.

• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Tips.
• Travel Insurance.

• Accommodation in good hotels.

• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.

• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.

• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.

• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.

• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.

• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.

• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.

• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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