Location: Costa Rica, , , Rio Pacuare, Volcano Arenal, Rincon de la Vieja Nationalpark, Manuel Antonio Nationalpark
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!
Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival our driver will greet you at the airport and hand you your travel information. Transfer to your hotel in San José.
ON Radisson Hotel (No Meals)
Day 2: San Jose - Rafting Tour
Today you will enjoy an exciting Rafting Tour. A transfer will pick you up at your hotel in San José to start our route to the Caribbean, through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the village of Siquirres. A healthy breakfast will be waiting upon arrival at the operations center of the rafting company. Our adventure begin with a training briefing before embarking on the exciting adventure of rafting on the Pacuare River, surrounded by lush rainforest. Upon arrival at the Lodge you will enjoy a delicious lunch, and then have the afternoon at your disposal for a walk along the paths of the place, to rest in your room, swim in the pool or simply enjoy the sounds of the forest.
ON Rios Tropicales Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3: Rafting Tour & Arenal Volcano Area
After a delicious breakfast we start our trip back enjoying the adrenaline that this beautiful river rapids offers. During the tour, you'll pass beautiful waterfalls, incredible rapids and lush vegetation where you can see some animals like monkeys, sloths and several species of birds. Upon arrival at the operations center in Siquirres, an exquisite typical lunch & hot showers are waiting for you. Your transportation will take you through pineapple & banana plantations to your next destination, La Fortuna de San Carlos, located at the foot of the impressive Volcano Arenal. At nightfall you will enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Baldi, where an exquisite dinner buffet will be served before returning to your hotel in La Fortuna.
ON Eco Arenal (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 4: Bike Tour around the Arenal Lake
The next adventure is waiting for you! Today you will be around the Arenal Lake on a mountain bike. The tour begins at the Arenal National Park, and from there along the road on the south shore of the lake. This area is known for its stunning scenery and the magnificent variety of flora and fauna. During the bike tour you will pass through small towns and remote cattle farms, a great way to get an impression of the life of a typical village in Costa Rica! On the way back we will stop in the village "El Castillo", while enjoying a tasty "Casado" consisting of rice, beans, plantains, tortillas, salad and meat or chicken, which is served with a refreshing natural drink of fresh pineapple, mango or blackberry juice. Delicious!!! Well rested, we continue the last kilometers of our trip which will take the transport back to the hotel.
ON Eco Arenal (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5: Rincon de la Vieja National Park
In the morning a shared shuttle transport will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the north of the country, in a picturesque location directly at the foot of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hacienda Guachipelin will receive you with a welcome cocktail, comfortable rooms, good food and a variety of activities for youth and adults. You can take a bath on the pool after a long journey. In the evening enjoy a varied buffet with a glass of wine and live marimba music.ON Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Adventure Pass: Horseback Riding, Tubing, Canopy, Hot springs & volcanic mud baths
After breakfast an exciting day will be waiting for you! On the morning after sunrise we feel the freshness of the morning with a ride through the private reserve of Hacienda Guachipelin, where the tropical dry forest wakes up and offers breathtaking views of the volcano. After the ride you will experience a ride full of nature and action in the Tubing! Where all the fun will live in the wild waters of Río Negro. An experienced guide will give instructions and all necessary to enjoy this activity in tires through the canyon in the clear waters of the river. After the activity you will taste a delicious lunch served in the hotel restaurant, and then continue with the next canopy adventure through the treetops, crossing suspension bridges and swinging like Tarzan through the trees. At the end of this unforgettable day we will relax in the thermal waters of Río Negro, a place surrounded by nature, where you can take a volcanic mud bath and experience all the benefits of minerals from the volcano. After it, an exquisite buffet dinner will be the perfect complement to a day full of nature and adrenaline!
ON Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park
Today after breakfast a shared shuttle transportation that will pass through the villages of Liberia and Puntarenas will take you to Manuel Antonio. In the afternoon you have time to relax into the pool or take an optional activity of the area. You can visit the Manuel Antonio National Park, which has a well-marked trails & invite visitors to explore on your own this little gem of nature. Because of its small size the Park offers excellent conditions for birdwatching a variety of animals, including capuchin monkeys, harmless boas, sloths, mischievous raccoons and more than 300 different species of birds. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying nature at its best!
ON Hotel Plaza Yara (Breakfast)
Day 8: Kayak & Snorkel Tour
Today you will experience the natural landscape of the region in a kayak! Row through small groups of islands in the Bisanz Bay where we take a fruit snack. You have time to swim and relax on the white sand beach. Or explore with your local bilingual guide the underwater world with your snorkel! Depending on the season, you can see starfish, angelfish, parrot fish and turtles. After this unforgettable experience continue kayaking along the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park and its outlying islands that are inhabited by seagulls and frigate birds throughout the year. At the end of this great morning you will enjoy a delicious lunch and then return to your hotel.
ON Plaza Yara (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 9: Return to San Jose
In the afternoon you will take a shared shuttle transport, to return to San José. Enjoy last night in San Jose with a cold Imperial beer or a delicious fruit cocktail.
ON Villa Colón (Breakfast)
Day 10: See you soon!
Depending on the departure time of your flight, you will be picked up at your hotel to take you to the airport with a suitcase full of wonderful memories you will fly back home. We wish you a pleasant journey and see you soon!
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Travel type: Roundtrip with shared shuttle transfers
Highlights: Rio Pacuare, Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park
- Low Season 01.05.2019 – 30.06.2019 and 01.09.2019 – 30.11.2019
- High Season 01.12.2018 – 30.04.2019 and 01.07.2019 – 31.0.2019
- During Christmas and Holy Week a surcharge will apply
- Bookings are subject to availability
- 1x ON /Breakfast Radisson***
- 1x ON /Breakfast, Dinner Rios Tropicales Lodge***
- 2x ON /Breakfast Eco Arenal***
- 2x ON /Breakfast, Dinner Hacienda Guachipelin***
- 2x ON /Breakfast Plaza Yara***
- 1x ON /Breakfast Villa Colón***
- Airport Transfer on arrival and departure day
- Two-Day Rafting Adventure on Rio Pacuare including transportation, accommodation, all meals and guide.
- Shuttle Transfer Guapiles - La Fortuna with other international travelers.
- Mountain bike Tour around Lake Arenal including transportation, equipment, guide, and lunch.
- Shuttle Transfer La Fortuna - Rincon de la Vieja with other international travelers.
- One Day Adventure Pass including horseback riding, tubing, canopy, hot springs, mud bath, guide, and lunch.
- Shuttle Transfer Rincon de la Vieja - Manuel Antonio
- Kayak and Snorkeling Tour including transportation, equipment, guide, and lunch.
- Shuttle Transfer Manuel Antonio - San Jose with other international travelers.