Costa Rica Explorer

Destinations Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Turrialba and Pacuare River
Category Adventure
Duration 11 days / 10 nights

Day 1 - San Jose
Day 1 - San Jose

Upon your arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica and after clearing customs and immigration, exit the airport terminal to meet our local representative, for your transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 - Pacuare River
Day 2 - Pacuare River

Early morning pick-up at your hotel in San José for a journey into the Caribbean lowlands. After an orientation and safety talk by the bilingual river guide, you willtake an exhilarating ride down in rafts on the Pacuare River, one of the planet´s top white water rivers. Raft through pristine rainforest environment, heart pumping class III and IV rapids, and scenic canyons with crystal clear waterfalls. Arrive mid-afternoon at the riverside Pacuare Lodge with time to relax and enjoy a rainforest hike or swim in the falls.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 - Canopy tour
Day 3 - Canopy tour

Get a different perspective of the rainforest as you literally fly through the tree top canopy. You will face the exotic beauty of the rainforest head on, feeling the adrenaline of dramatic views, rappelling down towering trees and zipping along cables from tree to tree as you descend the jungle toward the lodge for a final thrilling rappel that leaves you just steps away from the main lodge! Safely anchored with a safety harness, you may experience unique sensations that no other tour of this type offers.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: - Pacuare River Rafting Class IV
Day 4: - Pacuare River Rafting Class IV

Prepare to paddle down the Pacuare gorge for approximately 3.5 hours. The second section of the river is truly the most spectacular. Your local driver will meet you for a 4 hour transfer to Arenal.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 - Trails at the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Hanging Bridges
Day 5 - Trails at the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Hanging Bridges

Arenal Observatory Lodge is the only lodge situated within Arenal National Park, where more than 15 miles of private trails through tropical foothill rainforest await.  On a nature hike this morning you will explore the trails in search of wildlife, enjoying views of the volcano along the way.  This region hosts an amazing 400 bird species, including an incredible diversity of hummingbirds.  There are opportunities to encounter spider monkeys, howler monkeys, coatis, and peccaries. After lunch you will visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges a complex of suspension bridges and trails through beautiful rain forests. As you walk you may encounter wildlife including toucans, poison dart frogs, howling, spider and white-faced capuchin monkeys.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 - Shuttle to Manuel Antonio
Day 6 - Shuttle to Manuel Antonio

This morning a shuttle transfer will take you from Arenal to the beaches of Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is a community of beach homes, hotels and restaurants, surrounded by lush rainforests on a mountain top overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park. The rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife that is easily seen including sloths, monkeys and birds. The temperature of the ocean is great for swimming and many water sports. The region offers numerous activities such as boating, river rafting, snorkeling, diving, canopy tours and more.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 - Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 7 - Manuel Antonio National Park

This day enjoy a half day tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park. The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the country´s smallest but most famous parks because of its unique mix of beaches and forest trails.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 - Manuel Antonio
Day 8 - Manuel Antonio

While in Manuel Antonio take advantage of the activities offered in the area (at your own expense) such as ocean & river kayaking, world class sport fishing, horseback riding, canopy tours, sunset sailing, Isla Damas Estuary Tour, Rain Maker Reserve, white water rafting or simply relaxing on the beautiful beaches or at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 - Manuel Antonio
Day 9 - Manuel Antonio

Another free day in Manuel Antonio area.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 - Shuttle to San José
Day 10 - Shuttle to San José

You will be picked up at your hotel for a shuttle transfer to the City of San Jose.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11 - Departure
Day 11 - Departure

You will be picked up at your hotel for a transfer to the International Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose. Check in must be at least 3 hours prior to the departure time.

Meals : Breakfast

San Jose

Hotel Park Inn

506-2257-1011


Hotel Alta

506-2282-4160

Included

  • Applicable taxes and service fees
  • Entrance fees to National Parks and Private Reserves
  • Guide Services
  • In-country ground operator support
  • Lodging
  • Tours
  • Transportation and meals as specified in the above itinerary

 


 

Not Included

  • Airport departure taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control
  • Extras in hotels (laundry - phone calls - room service)
  • Gratuities
  • International airfare
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal equipment

About PURE

Pure Central America is the only regional DMC, with one key agency in each country of Central America, and has been set up to provide a seamless regional “one-stop-shop” service to the travel trade. For couples or small groups travelling to one or more countries in the region, the common standards and high level of communication and organisational skills will set us apart from other travel providers in the region. We operate with one key agency in each country, all of whom follow the same codes of operational and standardization practices. Each agency has an in depth understanding of their own country and the most optimal tourism experiences and accommodations gained through personal knowledge..

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