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Adventure in Costa Rica

Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio
Starting at
$1,294
Cost per person (LOW SEASON)

Departure place

San Jose International Airport

Departure time

Any day of the year!

Trip Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Private services

5

Highlights

  • Great mix of several adventure activities, wildlife sightseeing and beach time!
  • Enjoy of private transportation from/to the airport & between hotels!
  • Arenal Volcano, the “must see” destination of Costa Rica!
  • Sarapiqui: Best white water rafting class II-III of the whole country & lots of nature!
  • Manuel Antonio National Park, voted as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world!
  • All tours are done in beautiful jungles, including the best zip lining park in Costa Rica!
  • Package includes ALL accommodations, breakfasts and other meals!
  • Additional stops to experience our culture; enjoy fruits, parks, towns & wildlife!
  • Great Adventure in Costa Rica in 4 different locations of the country!

DAY 1: Arrival to San Jose Intl Airport and private transfer to Sarapiqui

Welcome to our country! On the first day of your great Adventure in Costa Rica one of our reps will meet you at the gate of the airport to take you to the beautiful & natural Sarapiqui. We love to take visitors there because several people have told us that it was their favorite part of the trip, due to the natural beauty & because it’s a great place to see wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, colorful frogs & toucans (we call Sarapiqui “toucan land”!). Your lodging would be at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in a standard room & breakfast included; private bath, safety box & terrace. Also, the lodge features pool, restaurant, bar, botanical gardens, Indigenous Park & the best location, next to the Sarapiqui River & the Biological Reserve.

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DAY 2: White water rafting at Sarapiqui River & private transfer to Arenal

Sarapiqui is the best & most exciting class II-III rafting trip (beginner’s level) in all Costa Rica, a trip that combines adventure & observation of our rainforests-wildlife. After your rafting experience we’ll take you to Arenal, considered as the “must see” destination of Costa Rica because of the beauty of the landscape, featuring a huge conic shaped volcano surrounded by tropical jungles, rivers & hot springs. Your lodging would be at Magic Mountain Hotel (other hotels available upon request), in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available); A/C, private bath with hot shower, phone, fridge, cable TV, safety box, coffee maker & Wi-Fi. This hotel also features pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant, bar & spa.

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DAY 3: Rainforest zip lining tour over waterfalls

This one is considered in our opinion, as the best zip lining tour in the entire Arenal area because of many reasons. First, the tour is done inside of a dense rainforest with a total of 12 cables, some of them among the longest zip lines in the country; you get great views of 2 large waterfalls: La Fortuna & Pino Blanco. Also, as added value to the tour, you can visit a small butterfly garden, a colorful frog’s pond, the botanical garden, & the “Maleku” Indigenous Tribe presentation, for you to learn about the lifestyle of our Costa Rican native tribes. Animals could also be observed in the rainforest on this tour, such as monkeys, toucans, colorful tropical birds & others.

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DAY 4: Private transfer-tour to Manuel Antonio Beach; wildlife viewing & culture

Today we’ll take you to one of the most gorgeous beach destinations of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park, rated as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. On the way there we’ll make a few stops to show you some unique things of our country, such as crocodiles at the famous crocodile bridge; we also go searching for scarlet macaws, as well as stopping at the Jaco Beach lookout point. Your lodging would be at the Playa Espadilla Hotel (other hotels available upon request), in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available); A/C, hot water shower, hair dryer, safe box, cable TV, coffee maker, phone & Wi-Fi. The hotel also has restaurant, pool & is next to the National Park.

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DAY 5: Free day to relax at Manuel Antonio Beach

The 5th day of your vacation is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities. Some ideas for things to do are: mountain biking, horseback riding in the rainforest, ATV tours, parasailing, snorkeling, national park tour, kayaking, sport fishing, plantations tour, or a relaxing massage. Please let us know if you would like to add any of these activities & we’ll be happy to do the coordination, the idea is for you to relax & enjoy of your vacation, we can take care of the logistics for you.

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DAY 6: Waterfall rappelling tour

Looking for adventure? Then look no more because this is it! If you are an adventure lover, this tour would probably be the highlight of your entire vacation. Your tour begins with a very interesting 4x4 vehicle ride, in which you will see small rural towns, plantations, rivers, creeks & of course our year-round green rainforest. Once there, your guides will fit you with rappelling equipment & explain the proper way to do each descent. The tour includes a total of 5 rappels, of which, 3 are dry falls & the other 2 over waterfalls; a 125 meters long hanging bridge (375 feet long), beautiful rainforest nature trails, swimming at the refreshing pools underneath the waterfalls & a delicious Costa Rican typical lunch; definitely, an adventure not to be missed!

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DAY 7: Free day to relax at the beach and private transfer to San Jose

The 7th day of your Adventure in Costa Rica is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities, like mountain biking, horseback riding in the rainforest, surfing lessons, parasailing, snorkeling, kayaking or sport fishing. Late in the afternoon, your private transport will take you to the Country Inn & Suites Hotel (other hotels available upon request) close to San Jose International Airport. Your lodging would be in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades are available upon request); A /C, cable TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, mini bar, hair dryer, high speed internet access, room safe & phone. The hotel also has restaurant, pool & gym.

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DAY 8: Good bye Costa Rica

It’s time to go back home. Your private transport will take you to San Jose International Airport for your returning flight.

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Inclusions

  • Private transfer from San Jose Intl Airport to Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in the Sarapiqui area.
  • 1 night lodging at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge in a standard room with breakfast included.
  •  White water rafting at the Sarapiqui River (class II & III); including round trip transportation, bilingual guides, all equipment needed, fruits, snacks, water and lunch.
  • Private transfer from Sarapiqui to Magic Mountain Hotel in the Arenal Volcano area.
  • 2 nights lodging at Magic Mountain Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Rainforest zip lining tour over waterfalls; including round trip transportation, bilingual guides, all equipment needed; Maleku indigenous tribe presentation, frog garden and butterfly garden.
  • Private transfer-tour from Arenal to Playa Espadilla Hotel in Manuel Antonio Beach.
  • 3 nights lodging at Playa Espadilla Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Waterfall rappelling tour; including round trip transportation, bilingual guide, all equipment needed and lunch.
  • Private transfer from Manuel Antonio Beach to Country Inn & Suites Hotel in San Jose.
  • 1 night lodging at Country Inn & Suites Hotel in a standard deluxe room with breakfast included. 
  • Private transfer to San Jose International Airport.
  • All current law taxes.

Special Notes

  • *The rate shown for our Adventure in Costa Rica vacation package is based on 2 people traveling together and sharing hotel rooms.
  • *Rates are subject to change without notice, based on any new tax regulations by the government.

Additional Information

The Adventure in Costa Rica Vacation Package by Go Tours is the most popular of our Adventure Vacation Packages, because it is a great combination of a lot of sightseeing, exploring the rainforests, beach time at the most beautiful coastal area of the country (Manuel Antonio National Park), and of course, the inclusion of the 3 most popular adventure activities here: zip lining, white water rafting and waterfall rappelling.

The trip starts by going to the Sarapiqui Rainforest area, driving in between the Poas Volcano and the Barva Volcano; a very scenic ride through the beautiful countryside with sights of plantations, forests, mountains and rivers. As part of this transfer-tour, we stop in a few places to observe waterfalls, plantations and other points of interest, to make your first day in Costa Rica a great day of sightseeing. Once in Sarapiqui you would stay at the Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge, a modest but comfortable accommodation that has a unique charm, surrounded by nature everywhere you look and next to the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, a large protected area full of wildlife that many times could be found in the grounds of the hotel, like monkeys, toucans, sloths, anteaters, colorful frogs, several species of tropical birds, among others.

The white water rafting tour is done at the Sarapiqui River, which also runs next to the hotel. The Sarapiqui is considered by us as the best river in all Costa Rica for class II-III white water rafting, a tour that is appropriate for people from 8 to 60 years of age in a decent physical shape; and no experience is required to do this activity. This rafting tour is quite unique because you get a good bit of action at the different rapids, but also because of the dense rainforests that surround this beautiful river, where wildlife is a common sight.

After the adventure in Sarapiqui you would travel to Arenal, the most famous touristic region of Costa Rica, a picturesque lowland area with many farms, forests, mountains, rivers and an impressive conic shaped volcano that attracts the sights of every visitor. Your hotel included in Arenal would be the Magic Mountain, a comfortable mid-range type of accommodation with a nice swimming pool, good views of the volcano and close to the town of La Fortuna. This hotel is also at walking distance from many restaurants, bars, shops and grocery store.

 In Arenal you would participate of the absolutely best zip lining tour in the entire country; why do we consider it the best? Simple, because it has the longest cables, you get great views of 2 large waterfalls, it goes through and above the rainforest at low and high elevations (most zip lining tours only go through patches of forests at very low altitudes or very high above the forests). Also, this zip lining tour includes as added value, a small butterfly farm, a small frog exhibit, a botanical garden and an indigenous tribe presentation that is done at the end of the last cable. This is a half day adventure, so for the rest of your day you could opt to visit the famous Arenal Hot Springs (we can coordinate this for you upon request), or simply walk around the charming town of La Fortuna, which is an authentic experience of its own.

After Arenal your tour continues to the Manuel Antonio National Park area, the most beautiful coastal region of Costa Rica. The ride there we also do it as a tour of its own, that includes stopping in places where we normally observe wildlife, such as crocodiles, sloths, scarlet macaws, monkeys and other animals. We also stop in local places for you to experience a little bit of our culture, such as stopping in fruit stands for you to learn, and maybe taste, some of our large variety of exotic fruits, or stopping in local towns for you to see what the real non-touristic Costa Rica is like. However, if you have a special request of something that you would like to see, do or experience, please let us know and we will do our best to take care of our request; on these types of private transfers we have the flexibility to adjust to your preferences.

Once in Manuel Antonio your lodging would be at the Playa Espadilla Hotel, another mid-range type of accommodation with a nice swimming pool, but the most important feature of this facility is the proximity to the beach and the entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park; both of these are the main attractions here. This hotel’s great location is also at walking distance to several restaurants, shops and grocery store.

The following day after your arrival would be for you to rest, explore the public beach close to the hotel, or we recommend visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, which has very beautiful beaches inside of it. The walk from the entrance of the park to its beautiful beaches is about 10-15 minutes.

Here at Manuel Antonio you will do a VERY exciting Water Rappelling Tour, considered by us as one of the best in the country. You would be doing a total of 4 rappels, one of them in a waterfall that measures approx. 80 meters (260 feet), with very impressive views of the canyon and all the rainforests surrounding it. The drive to the location where the tour is done is also very beautiful, with sights of small charming local towns, rainforests, creeks and waterfalls. This tour includes lunch and is a half day activity, so you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the beach or the hotel’s amenities.

On the following day you would have the morning free; please do your hotel check-out at noon, the hotel’s staff will be happy to store your luggage and we will pick you up at 5 p.m. for you to keep enjoying the whole afternoon at the beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach (we could also pick you up at noon, but recommend to stay the whole afternoon in Manuel Antonio, that’s much better than spending the afternoon in any San Jose hotel).

Please remember that we can customize this package in any way to suit your needs and likes!

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