Welcome to Costa Rica

There are few places where the thrillseeker and the eco trekker come together as perfectly as they do in Costa Rica. Venture just a little through this slice of paradise and discover some of nature’s greatest phenomena side-by-side to adrenaline fuelled adventure. This ecological lifestyle has inspired the local saying ‘pura vida’, a philosophy meaning ‘pure life’… the travellers’ holy grail is here for the taking.

This multi-activity tour in Costa Rica is perfect for thrill seekers as we have included river rafting, rappelling, zip lining and even surfing! All these exhilarating activities are enhanced by the gorgeous natural scenery and mighty wonder of nature of this green utopia.

Tour Highlights

  • Rappel down natural waterfalls
  • Zip-line through Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Raft on the exhilarating Sarapiqui River
  • Ride the waves with a surfing lesson
  • Encounter a sloth hanging upside down for a siesta
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  • Dates & Prices

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    April 22 - May 3, 2020 (12 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £3099 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £2299 Book Now

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    A sloth pausing for a moment in greenery
  • White translucent sand against azure blue waters

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Radisson San Jose Hotel in San Jose
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Arenal Montechiari Hotel in Arenal
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Monteverde Country Lodge in Monteverde
    • 1 nights' accommodation at Cerro Lodge in Jaco
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Villas Rio Mar Hotel Jungle & Beach Resort in Dominical
    • All breakfasts and 2 lunches
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Rafting in Sarapiqui
    • Rappelling & Canyoning Tour
    • Trapiche (Sugar Cane) & Coffee Tour
    • Aerial Tram, Hanging Bridges & Zip-Lining Tour
    • Bat Jungle Visit
    • Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
    • Surf Lesson
    • Natural Hot Springs visit (optional £60)
    • Horseback Riding (optional £75)
    Cascading water over moss coated rocks

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 22nd April

Upon arrival in San Jose this afternoon we’ll transfer to our hotel in this historic capital of Costa Rica.

Overnight in San Jose.

Thursday 23rd April

Following breakfast, we’ll leave San Jose behind for the tropical lowlands of Costa Rica. Upon arrival in Sarapiqui we’ll enjoy an adventurous and scenic river rafting experience in the Sarapiqui River, one of the cleanest and most pristine rivers in the country.

Our adventure begins from the community of La Virgen de Sarapiqui and follows the waters through impressive rainforest that towers over the banks of the river. On either side of us will be clear pools and a wide range of flora and fauna. The section of the river we’ll raft down is excellent for people who want to participate in rafting for the first time and want an exciting rafting experience, however, it is important to consider your own physical condition before taking part.

The whole section of our river rafting experience is 7 miles long and normally takes about 2 and a half hours to complete. It will include a brief stop with a fruit buffet and time to swim. You’ll require river shoes or sandals with straps, a swimsuit, light clothes (that will get wet!), towel and dry clothes to change into.

We’ll tuck into an included lunch together before continuing our journey to La Fortuna, the closest town to Arenal Volcano. Once here, we’ll check into our new hotel amid lush gardens and a spectacular view of the volcano.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Arenal.

Friday 24th April

Today we’ll explore the secrets that lie hidden in the depths of a rainforest river canyon whilst rappelling down waterfalls. Upon arrival, we’ll have a safety talk and gear up before taking a short trek to the first waterfall where our adventure begins. On the tour there are four rappels available ranging from 18 metres to 50 metres in height, all guaranteed to get your heart pumping! Following our exhilarating rainforest adventure, we’ll tuck into an included lunch before heading back to our hotel.

You’ll require comfortable clothes, trousers, an extra change of clothes, walking shoes, insect repellent and a swim suit.

This afternoon you’ll have the option to visit hot springs and relax in thermal waters. Geologically, these thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. There are three thermal springs that naturally surface and flow in the property at different temperatures (37°C/99°F to 108°F/41°C). There are two main branches of a thermal river that flow through the gardens and one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest into one fresh water cascade. After you have felt all your worries and stress disappear we’ll tuck into dinner that is included as part of this optional tour.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Arenal.

Saturday 25th April

Enjoy breakfast and then depart from the lowlands of northern Costa Rica for the mountains of Monteverde, home of Costa Rica’s cloud forest. On the way, we’ll stop by Arenal Lake and board a pontoon boat for a journey to Rio Chiquito, a little town on the other side of the lake that is home to many migratory birds.

Once at Rio Chiquito, we’ll stretch our legs before continuing our journey to Monteverde, the last 30 minutes of this journey will be on rustic roads so expect a few bumpy moments.

Upon arrival we’ll settle into our hotel and enjoy lunch at leisure. Following this, we’ll rendezvous for a trapiche (sugar cane) and coffee tour. We’ll visit a farm that grows bananas, arracacha, macadamia nuts, oranges, sugar cane, coffee and breeds pond fish. We’ll get to taste the freshly cut sugar cane and learn about the coffee production process. Following this, we’ll board oxcarts and journey to a mill to witness the extraction of the sugar cane’s juice and learn the artisanal way to process the sugar cane into different products. We’ll explore an exhibit featuring some traditional Costa Rican artefacts such as a wood stove and marimba musical instruments before eating some arracacha and sampling some freshly made drinks made from the sugarcane.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Monteverde.

Sunday 26th April

Today we’ll head to the Sky Adventure Park and commence the sky walk. This is a walking tour that combines nature trails and hanging bridges with lengths of up to 300 metres that soars above the canopy of Monteverde’s cloud forest.

Afterwards, we’ll ride on the Sky Tram, an open-air gondola that takes us from the ground to the mountain heights. Once at the top, we’ll disembark onto an observation platform that offers views of the forest and the Gulf of Nicoya.

We won’t be boarding the gondola to return to the ground however, as we now commence our Sky Trek (zip lining!). We’ll glide down on a zip line system stretching across canyons and treetops, admiring the magnificent natural landscape whilst enjoying an exhilarating ride. There are ten zip line cables, ranging in height from 40 metres to 100 metres and in length from 100 metres to 750 metres.

You’ll need to bring hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat and insect repellent.

This afternoon we’ll continue our adventure with a visit to a bat jungle for a tour about these enigmatic creatures. The centre resembles the cloud forest at night so the bats are free to fly at their leisure. There are also a series of interactive sculptures and a recording system so that you can hear the live sounds of the bats as they use their echolocation.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Monteverde.

Monday 27th April

Leave the mountains of Monteverde Behind as we journey to the Pacific Coast. Our base for this evening will be located near the world-famous Carara National Park, a sprawling sanctuary protecting the rainforest and its diverse inhabitants.

The park boasts some of the tallest rainforest trees in Costa Rica, like the kapok and wild cashew trees that can grow up to 60 metres high, as well as the magnificent umbrella-shaped Guanacaste tree, Costa Rica’s national tree. There are several hiking trails that make their way through Carara National Park, perfect for exploring the natural landscape across flat walking trails at your leisure.

Alternatively, you may wish to join a horseback riding tour through the rainforest. Beginning at Herradura base, we’ll mount our steeds and ride through farms, past glistening waterfalls and ascend through the rainforest. Amid the sounds of toucans, scarlet macaws and white faced monkeys we’ll arrive at a waterfall and pool area where we’ll tuck into fresh fruit and have time to enjoy the waterfalls and natural slides.

You’ll need to bring long trousers, water shoes or strap on sandals, swimwear and a towel.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Jaco.

Tuesday 28th April

Following breakfast we’ll depart Jaco and journey further south. Along the way, we’ll visit the famous Manuel Antonio National Park where we’ll walk along a flat trail that loops through the park for approximately 2 miles. Our nature tour guide will point out the sloths, birds and reptiles who call this forest home. Along the way, we’ll stop at one of the beaches located within the park to bask on the sand and enjoy the smell and sound of the sea underneath palm trees.

This afternoon there will be ample time to enjoy one of the area’s amazing beaches, with deep blue waters and beautiful white sand beaches this is the perfect place for some R&R after an action packed few days.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Dominical.

Wednesday 29th April

Today we’ll embark on a surfing lesson for beginners. In this class, we’ll learn all the basics of surfing, starting with ocean knowledge, surfing etiquette, positioning on the board, how to paddle and how to stand up properly and ride a wave. The beach even has some natural fresh water pools close by so be sure to check them out! There will also be the opportunity to simply kick back and relax on the beach, watching the world go by whilst sipping on a refreshing coconut.

Following a morning riding the waves we’ll enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Dominical.

Thursday 30th April

Today will be a day at leisure to rest by the pool, and soak up this beautiful area of the world in your final few days!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Dominical.

Friday 1st May

After a leisurely morning we’ll depart from Dominical and journey to San Jose for our final evening in the country. You may wish to explore more of this city for one last time before we depart tomorrow.

Breakfast included. Overnight in San Jose.

Saturday 2nd May

After our last breakfast, we will check out and head to the airport to begin our journey home.

Breakfast included. Overnight in flight.

Sunday 3rd May

We land early this morning and must bid farewell to the group, until next time!

Single supplement – £500

Visa – At the time of publication British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica. You may stay as a visitor for up to 90 days under a tourist visa waiver, although the exact period is at the discretion of the immigration officer on arrival.

Please ensure you check your individual requirements for entrance to Costa Rica.

Optional excursions must be booked and paid for 12 weeks prior to departure. Please note all optional tours are subject to minimum participation numbers.

Please note a general level of fitness is required for this trip as it is geared towards people who are capable of enjoying strenuous and often physically demanding outdoor activities for 4 to 6 hours every day. All necessary safety equipment will be provided for the included activities we participate in throughout the tour.

No experience of river rafting, rappelling, zip-lining or surfing is required. We will be working with instructors and experienced guides.

There may be opportunities to opt out during the walks/ canoeing / river-rafting excursions, however these are limited, so it is crucial that you are well prepared for the activities involved. In the interests of your safety and the rest of the group’s enjoyment if, at any time, the tour manager or guide feels that you are not suited to an excursion or are not able to complete a route for any reason, they may, at their discretion, request you to stay behind or return to the hotel.