Active: Costa Rica Active Adventure (CRSM)

Countries Visited: Costa Rica
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
    Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 8
    Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Paddle through world-class rapids on the Pacuare River, indulge in a wide variety of activity and adventure, mountain bike in the shadow of Arenal Volcano, chill out to the sounds of crashing Caribbean waves, attempt to stand up on a surfboard in Puerto Viejo.

    Description
    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 Jose, embark on four days of exploration around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare River before crossing over to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by the thick, enveloping jungle. End the journey by heading down to the beach at Puerto Viejo. Phew! Tired yet? No? Time to book!
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12779240

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1San JoseDay 1 San Jose
    There are no planned activities during the day, so check in to the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, youll have time to explore the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2MonteverdeDay 2 San Jose/Monteverde
    Todays ride can be a bumpy ride on some unpaved roads, but the views along the way are spectacular. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 3MonteverdeDay 3 Monteverde
    Your CEO will let you know about all the activities available and help you pick the best option for you.
    Day 4La FortunaDay 4 Monteverde/La Fortuna
    The town of La Fortuna lies near the base of the Arenal Volcano, with Costa Ricas largest lake, Arenal, located on the opposite side. La Fortuna is a perfect launch pad to go wild, and let the adrenaline flow, with a range of adventure sports. Transport: Shared van (2.00 hour(s)) Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Shared van (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 5La FortunaDay 5 La Fortuna
    Spend another day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marveling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about La Fortunas Costa Rica.
    Day 6La FortunaDay 6 La Fortuna
    Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, opt to relax and soak your muscles in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano. Additional Notes: Please note it will be necessary to repack your bags according to the rafting packing list provided for the Pacuare River trip as it is an early departure tomorrow. Included Activities: Arenal Cycling Trip
    Day 7PacuareDay 7 La Fortuna/Pacuare (1B, 1L, 1D)
    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. Additional Notes: Our accommodation is in a rustic lodge which has multi-share dormitory-style rooms, with shared bathroom facilities. Included Activities: Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 1
    Day 8PacuareDay 8 Pacuare (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Get off the river for the day to explore the jungle by foot. Included Activities: Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 2
    Day 9Puerto Viejo de TalamancaDay 9 Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (1B, 1L)
    Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo. Included Activities: Overnight Pacuare Guided Rafting Expedition Day 3 Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 10Puerto Viejo de TalamancaDay 10 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    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. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
    Day 11Puerto Viejo de TalamancaDay 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 12San JoseDay 12 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San Jose
    Return to San Jose and take advantage of a final day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyones) and explore the city. Transport: Local bus (5.00-5.50 hours, 217km)
    Day 13San JoseDay 13 San Jose
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/14/2017$1,699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/28/2017$1,699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/11/2017$1,699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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