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A Costa Rican Adventure

9 days from $4,845pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • San Jose
  • Pacuare Lodge
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Tamarindo
  • Raft along the class III and IV rapids of the Pacuare River to and from the remote jungle lodge.

  • Zip along wires strung across the forest.

  • Trek through the jungle to meet indigenous tribes.

  • Take a surf lesson on one of Costa Rica's Pacific beaches.

Audley Travel specialist Harry

What our specialists say...

Packed full of excursions this itinerary takes in some of Costa Rica's best known adrenaline activities. You'll go white water rafting, zip lining, horse back riding, trek along hanging bridges and stay in jungle lodges all surrounded by the country's abundant wildlife.

We recommend this trip for:

  • San Jose
  • Pacuare Lodge
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Tamarindo

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 San Jose

San Jose

When you arrive in San Jose you will be met and driven to your hotel in the capital city. Depending on the time of your flight there may be time for exploration.

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Day 2 Pacuare Lodge

San Jose , Pacuare Lodge

The adventure really starts today as you are collected from your hotel and driven east out of the city to the Pacuare River. Here you will change into wet weather gear and your guides will brief you ahead of the rafting trip that will take you over white water and through gorges to the jungle lodge.

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Day 3 Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge

While you are staying at Pacuare Lodge there will be a range of activities on offer so you can be as active (or not) as you want. For the more culturally minded you can also visit the local Cabecar Indians.

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Day 4 Arenal Volcano

Pacuare Lodge , Arenal Volcano

Leaving the lodge you will board the rafts again and head off down stream through class III and class IV rapids, stopping for lunch and visits to waterfalls on the way. At the end of the rafting you will be met and driven across the country to your hotel near the Arenal Volcano.

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Day 5 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Arenal is home to a vast array of activities to suit almost any taste. We've included a day exploring the canopy of the forest by sky tram, trek and zip line.

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Day 6 Tamarindo

Arenal Volcano , Tamarindo

Traveling by road your driver will take you around Lake Arenal and the volcano before heading out to the Pacific coast. Landing at beach you will settle into your hotel on the sand.

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Day 7 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Like much of Costa Rica you can be as busy as you like here. We've included a horse back ride to get you started, but you can do almost anything from surfing lessons, quad biking, zip lining, trekking, cycling, deep sea fishing or wildlife treks.

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Day 8 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Time to explore (or relax).

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Day 9 Return home

Tamarindo

Your driver will collect you this morning and take you to Liberia airport for the start of your journey home.

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