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7 Day Costa Rica Adventure Connection Package (7 Days, 6 Nights)! Maximize your time!
Whitewater Rafting Costa Rica adventure package
Early Morning. Adventure Connection: Rafting Class 3-4 River (From San Jose to Arenal)
Great fun with white water rafting Class 3 and 4 rapids on Rio Sarapiqui! Turn a travel day from San Jose to Arenal into a wonderful adventure by doing an exciting rafting trip along the way. Tour includes one way transport from San Jose to the river, lunch and after the tour we will drop you at your hotel in the La Fortuna/Arenal at around 4:00pm!
Canyoneering Costa Rica adventure
Early Morning. Go Big! Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering!
Imagine yourself in the midst of the cloud forest at the top of a series of tropical waterfalls. Prepare to get wet as our guides put you into your safety harnesses and assist you as you rappel through a magical canyon full of waterfalls with surprises at each step. There are several tropical waterfalls, 4 of which you repel down with the following heights:
Watefall One: 20 meters
Watefall Two: 150 meters
Watefall Three: 20 meters
Waterfall Four: 220 meters
Lunch included. No experience needed, just a sense of adventure!! Lunch included.
Early Afternoon. Volcano Hike and Hot Springs:
Guided hike 1.5 - 2 hours with lots of stops, on safe trails with the best possible views of Arenal Volcano. The vegetation along the trail is relatively new and you will see many pioneer species of plants and trees. Note though.. that it is more than 6 years since lava activity has been seen, however, the Volcano is very much active (you can sometimes still hear it rumbling and see small clouds of vapor rise from its cone) and on a guided tour you will learn all about the Volcano's fascinating history.
The hike is mainly along easy, flat terrain, the sparse vegetation can allow better glimpses of wildlife like colorful lizards and wild turkeys. As you approach the lava fields, be prepared to hike up one flight of steep stairs (less than 5 minutes). On clear days, what awaits is a spectacular view of the Volcano on one side and Arenal Lake on the other side. You will have the chance to experience walking on the uneven and rocky lava fields (good walking shoes recommended!), literally the cooled lava from past eruptions. Your guide will describe the eruptions of the past and point out interesting geological formations.
After the night hike we will take you to Baldi Hot Springs where you can soak any aches away from the past few days’ activities. Located near La Fortuna, these Arenal hot springs is a place where you can really relax and pamper yourself. Baldi has a series of pools and hot springs fed by Arenal Volcano which are set amid glorious tropical gardens so that you can relax in the water, while enjoying the surroundings. The pools vary in temperature, from the temperature of a swimming pool to the warmest at around 39C (102F). It's a place where, on a clear night, you can sit in a warm pool, sipping the cocktail of your choice.
NOTE: BALDI HAS QUITE A PARTY ATMOSPHERE SOMETIMES SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUIETER HOT SPRINGS WE CAN UPGRADE THIS TO ANOTHER HOT SPRINGS (this will have an extra cost).
Taxi-Boat-Taxi to Arenal Costa Rica
Morning. Adventure Connection: Taxi Boat Taxi (From Fortuna/Arenal to Monteverde)
This is a method of getting from La Fortuna to Monteverde, it takes about 3.5 hours and it involves the following:
OR…. Horseback Riding (From Fortuna/Arenal to Monteverde). This has an extra charge. please inquire
This is a great way to travel between the two places and offers some of the best views of Arenal Volcano and the Lake, as well as lush mountains and typical farms. Going by horse gives you the opportunity of changing a travel day into an adventure - horseback riding Costa Rica at its best!.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
EARLY am Guided Hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You'll be picked up at your hotel and taken to the Monteverde Cloud Forest park entrance where your bilingual guide will be waiting. The guides at the Monteverde Reserve are some of the best in Costa Rica and they have a wealth of knowledge about the Monteverde Cloud Forest, its fauna and flora, the history and the growth of Monteverde. You will go on a 3 hour hike around this wonderful forest.
Enjoy the forest from a whole different perspective: high in the canopy of the cloud forest. Selvatura is a private park located near the Santa Elena Cloud Forest in Monteverde offering one of the most thrilling adventures in Costa Rica.
The canopy tour is entirely built inside virgin and secondary cloud forest with a total of 15 ziplines and 18 platforms. 1 cable is 1km long! Plus there is an amazing (and optional) tarzan swing! Visitors will travel between 2 miles of cables attached by a secure harness and a maximum weight support pulleys plus other security gear to ensure safety. At all times guides will assist you on the tour. The tour takes about 2.5 hours.
You can add the hanging bridges on this tour for $25pp (self guided tour) but you have to opt for the earlier tour of 12.30pm.
If are looking for extreme, exciting canopy with reppels, supermans and mega swings this is the best option.
Adventura Canopy Tour in Monteverde Costa Rica now has the longest zipline in Latin America! At 1590 meters long this is thrill that you will remember for a long, long time! The price of the Adventura Canopy includes 11 ziplines, a swinging rope bridge, an exciting rappel and 2 thrilling superman cables (where you literally fly through and over the forest face-forward, just like superman! Also included in this amazing tour is a MEGA Tarzan Swing: this swings to a height of 45 meters (148ft).
Float on Rio Corobici
Early Morning. Adventure Connection: Transport from Monteverde to Samara Beach with a Safari Float along the way (or you can go on an exciting whitewater rafting on Rio Tenorio!!)
Turn a travel day to a fun activity day of rafting or the Safari Float. You’ll take a scenic winding road from Monteverde and arrive at the isolated backcountry of Guanacaste and then take a rugged 4x4 ride to the river put-in at the bridge of the Rio Tenorio
Our professional bilingual naturalist guide will paddle you along a smooth, class-1 river and explain about the various plants and animals of the area. You may spot monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and caimans, plus a large variety of species of tropical birds such as herons and kingfishers.
Time on river with Nature Guide approx 2 hours.
Lunch included after tour.
Or you can whitewater rafting!
Practice with your guide and then enjoy a beautiful 2.5 hour rafting along the arid and impressive canyon of the Tenorio River in Costa Rica’s picturesque Guanacaste province. Get over 20 fun, exciting rapids, a fresh fruit snack, hike to a local waterfall and plenty of wildlife along the way such as iguanas, tropical birds and monkeys.
This unique rafting tour finishes with a thrilling 10-foot waterfall drop – for those who dare!! THIS IS OPTIONAL!!
When you arrive at the private Desafio river exit, you’ll do a quick hike to the 4x4 vehicle to drive out of this isolated, unspoiled region of Costa Rica. Have a delicious lunch and use our changing rooms and then head on your way to your Samara hotel for a glorious Pacific sunset.
Later than night there is an optional turtle tour (not included in the price and it depends on the season whether turtles can be spotted, so please check with us).
SUP Costa Rica
Stand Up Paddle Class (or SUP, as it's called for short) OR snorkel and kayaking tour OR Dolphin spotting tour
SUP has its roots in ancient Polynesia and looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant surfboard and paddle yourself forward with a long paddle. Be a part of this exciting new trend and learn how to SUP and take a SUP class with our Desafío Adventure Company.
Early Morning. Shuttle transport from Sámara to San José. The package includes shared transport at 8.15am or 10.00am or you can take a later shared shuttle for an extra charge
For more comfort and flexibility you can pay extra for completely private transport at anytime (please inquire)
NOTE FOR AN EXTRA COST WE CAN UPGRADE THE HOTELS - THE HOTELS BELOW ARE JUST SHOWN TO INDICATE EXAMPLE OF PRICES BUT WE CAN USE ANY HOTEL YOU LIKE AND ADJUST THE PRICES
Arenal Volcano Hotel: 2 nights
Located on the edge of the town La Fortuna, Hotel San Bosco is a good-sized hotel with about 34 rooms. Rooms are very comfortable with A/C, private bathrooms and cable television There is a swimming pool, 2 jacuzzis and some gym equipment. The Volcano is plainly visible from the hotel San Bosco on a clear day.
Monteverde Hotel: 2 nights.
In Monteverde we use Hotel Rustic Lodge whenever possible. Comfortable and friendly hotel, ideally located in a residential area near the small town of Santa Elena where you´ll find restaurants, banks and shops.
The hotel offers very comfortable rooms with private bathroom. Breakfast is included in the package.
Samara Hotel: 2 nights
Hotel Giada is located at Samara's main entrance to Playa Samara, on the main street, so close to the restaurants, shops and to the beach. It's built and decorated in tropical style. It has 24 charming rooms each with a/c, cable tv, private bath and balcony. Everything is there for your comfortable and pleasant stay.
We also use Hotel Belvedere----
Hotel Belvedere is less than a 5 minute walk to the beach in a nice and quiet location. The Belverde hotel has 22 comfortable and pretty rooms. All rooms have one double bed and one single bed, but is it possible to put an extra bed in the rooms.
Each room has free Wi-Fi Access, fridge, A/C, cable TV, coffee-maker, security safe and private bathroom with hot shower. Also, the hotel has two pools, a nice sitting area and laundry service.
Breakfast is served is the hotel restaurant where you can enjoy a great view of the ocean.
NOTE FOR AN EXTRA COST WE CAN UPGRADE THE HOTELS - THE HOTELS ARE JUST SHOWN TO INDICATE EXAMPLE OF PRICES BUT WE CAN USE ANY HOTEL YOU LIKE AND ADJUST THE PRICES.
Minimum 2 people (Double occupancy): Prices FROM $1139 per person (Please inquire for specific prices for your travel dates)
* PRICES MAY INCREASE DURING EASTER WEEK, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
* HOTELS CAN BE UPGRADED FOR AN EXTRA COST. THE HOTELS SHOWN IN THE PACKAGES ARE TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF PRICES
IN MONTEVERDE WE SUGGEST UPGRADING TO FICUS HOTEL, IN LA FORTUNA VOLCANO LODGE & SPRINGS AND IN SAMARA/PUERTO CARRILLO AREA, TO NAMMBU HOTEL BUT WE CAN ALSO USE OTHER HOTELS. PLEASE INQUIRE.
Dates of trip: We can schedule dates by request.
Included on Trip: All accommodation except in San Jose (which can arrange for an additional cost), all transport, all tours in the itinerary, all breakfasts and guides.
Not Included: Flights to Costa Rica, hotels in San Jose, evening meals and some lunches, optional tours or transportation to other places not included in the schedule.
What to Bring: T-shirts, shorts, long pants, sweater or light jacket, sandals, light hiking boots, rain jacket, sun screen, insect repellant, any personal medication, swimming wear, towel, traveler's insurance, full passport, and credit cards (VISA and MC preferred, other cards may be harder to use).
Adventure tours such as whitewater rafting, horse riding, kayaking, canyoneering and hiking require physical effort. Clients should be in good condition. For client safety and enjoyment, Monteverde Tours reserves the right to offer a substitution, postpone, change or cancel any tour due to unfavorable conditions. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) a tour is cancelled by the operator. Monteverde Tours and its affiliates are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.