Costa Rica is all about Eco-tourism with a healthy dose of adventure. Our Extreme Adventure Package brings it all in an amazing vacation experience. From White Water Rafting down the Pacuare River, ranked as one of the worlds best, to rappelling and down climbing 200 foot waterfalls in the middle of the rainforest, this package brings your Costa Rica Vacation to life!
Day 1 ~ Arrival ~ (San Jose or Liberia airport)
Private Transfer to Arenal- (approx. 3 hours) – Your private driver will be waiting right outside the airport holding a sign with your name on it. The drive to Arenal is a scenic one as you make your way to the mighty Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the ride as you learn a little about the history of our country. Vehicles have WiFi for your convenience.
Check In Volcano Lodge & Springs – Superior – Or similar hotel – Hot springs on the property.
Day 2 ~ Arenal ~ (B,L)
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River – The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world. You’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest via the river. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses.Located on Costa Rica’s Atlantic slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife, including parrots, toucans, deer, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, butterflies, and more. Add in the exciting Class III -IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home. You’ll raft from San Martin to Siquirres for 14 miles on exciting Class III-IV whitewater.
Note: There are several rafting options in the area to choose from.
Day 3 ~ Arenal ~ (B,L)
Canyoneering – Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering… Canyoneering is a brand new sport that’s becoming very popular the world over! Near the Arenal Volcano, our rugged, mountainous terrain is ideal for incredible canyoneering options & huge, breathtaking waterfalls! This unique, multi-sport adventure combines rappelling, down-climbing and river tracing in a deep, tropical canyon. Our Lost Canyon Adventure is an experience of a lifetime – go where very few have had the privilege to roam! Imagine yourself in the midst of thick rainforest at the top of a magical canyon full of tropical waterfalls with surprises each step of the way.
Day 4 ~ Arenal to Monteverde ~ (B,L)
Mountain Bike to Monteverde – Bicycling as a means of transport between La Fortuna and Monteverde. People who love to ride mountain bikes can now do so as a means of transport up to Monteverde – do an adventure on the way to your next destination, as a part of the innovative Desafío Adventure Connection. We have two riding options, depending on your adventure level: The first and more-intense ride is about 3-hours long or about 25 miles. We’ll start at the Lake Arenal Dam where you drop off your luggage with Captain Marquez, our boat driver. From there we ride past the rural community of El Castillo until we get to the pristine Caño Negro river that runs alongside Rancho Margot. From here we do a technical river crossing and continue riding through rolling hills along the edge of picture-perfect Lake Arenal until ride to the small town of Río Chiquito. We also offer, a slightly-more-expensive, but shortened, 15-mile ride that includes a boat ride across the Lake Arenal to the mid-way point. This man-made lake is the second-largest lake in Central America. To get from one side of the lake to the other by land, there are several bridge-less river crossings. The scenery is a combination of secondary rainforest, farmland and great views of the lake and volcano.
Note: Boat & Jeep transfer or Horseback transfer is available.
Check In Monteverde Rustic Lodge – Standard – Or Similar
Day 5 ~ Monteverde ~ (B)
SkyTram – SkyTrek – SkyWalk – 3 amazing tours for you to enjoy. SkyTrek – Sky Trek is a system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together have a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable.The tour gives you the opportunity to fly through a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. In addition the tour offers 5 observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops providing a panoramic view. All with total security and in an innovative braking system.The tour starts with the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide.
SkyWalk – Learn in the cloud forest Sky Walk is a guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges with lengths of even 984 feet and heights above the canopy of Monteverde cloud forest. The tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, always joined by one of our specialized guides. The tour lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours.Sky Walk reunites all the conditions of security and confidence. The bridges have been adapted even for people with some disability.
Hidden Valley Night Tour – Located near the Cerro Plano area between Santa Elena and the Monteverde Reserve the Hidden Valley trail offers the ideal forest and elevation to view the incredible wildlife of the tropics. For those who wish to observe wonders hidden in the forest after dark, we offer guided night hikes. The tour begins just before nightfall, allowing us to see a wide variety of nocturnal creatures. The walk starts at 5:30 pm after enjoying the beautiful sunset guests will be amazed the forest seems to awaken during the transition to night. The naturalist guide will explain many of the unique features of the forest and creatures that inhabit it while navigating the trails, the tour ends at 7:30 P.M. The Hidden Valley organization is committed to seeing protected areas like Hidden Valley Trail carry on forever in hopes of guaranteeing a better quality of life for future generations. At that time when founder David Savage acquired 11 hectares of the tropical forest much of the surrounding land was being converted to farming however the Savage family resisted and decided to protect it, preserving it into what is today Hidden Valley Trail.
Day 6 ~ Monteverde to Montezuma ~ (B)
Shuttle or Private Transfer to Montezuma – (approx. 5 hours) – Out of the mountains and down to the coast, it is beach time! Enjoy the laid back town of Montezuma as your adventure continues!
Check In Amor del Mar – Standard room – Or similar hotel
Day 7 ~ Montezuma ~ (B)
Free Day/ Optional Tour Day – We can arrange a tour this day but we feel it is good to keep at least one free day during the trip. This allows some spontaneity on your part during the trip. If you prefer we can prearrange a tour this day or book last minute.
Day 8 ~ Montezuma ~ (B,L)
Snorkeling at Tortuga Island – Cruising along the coast for a breathtaking 50-minute boat ride is how you’ll begin your voyage to Tortuga Island. Jagged volcanic rock spills into the sea to create a dramatic contrast with the brown sand, red rocks and crushed shells that make up the variety of different beaches along the way. Spotting a group of playful dolphins, marveling at the enormous jumping manta rays or for the luckiest of visitors, catching a glimpse of surfacing humpback whales are just a few examples of the marine life frequently viewed as we make our way to the island. Upon arriving to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island we anchor the boat within viewing distance of the white sand beach for our first snorkeling session. The crystal waters at Tortuga are surrounded by volcanic rock reef which is home of the best snorkeling site on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast. King Angelfish, Porcupine fish, Morays, Needle-fish, Spotted Eagle Rays and a myriad of other tropical beauties make for a phenomenal snorkeling experience. Not to mention the oysters your guide might find for a fresh ceviche on the beach!
Day 9 ~ Montezuma to Alajuela ~ (B)
Shuttle or Private Transfer to Alajuela – (approx. 5 hours) – The trip back to central valley is a nice drive. Cross the gulf of Nicoya on the ferry and make your way towards San Jose.
Check In Adventure Inn – Standard room or similar hotel
Day 10 ~ Departure ~ (B) ~ San Jose (SJO)
Transfer to Airport – (approx. 10 minutes)
- All Transfers Listed Unless Noted Otherwise
- All Hotels Listed
- All Tours Listed Unless Noted Otherwise
- Meals Indicated Daily as (B,L,D)
- All Transfer, Hotel, & Tour Taxes
- Free 24 Hour Trip Support
- Satisfaction Guarantee
- An Adventure of a Lifetime