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"The trip was fabulous!!! Everyone was so nice, and the adventures were really fun. The guides were very friendly and funny too. We truly had an incredible time. Thank you!!!"

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(PRIVATE) Costa Rica: The Pure Adrenaline Tour - 8 Days

GEC Trip Type: PRIVATE TOUR (for 2+ people booking together)

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Get your adrenaline juices flowing with this exciting 8 day adventure filled trip. Join our local guides as they share, first hand, the beauty of their beloved homeland.

Included in the this exciting trip:

  • Ride a horse along the base of the beautiful Arenal volcano
  • Rappel down 8 waterfalls (2 over 200' high)
  • Take a guided walk along the base of a volcano with a local Naturalist
  • Rest and relax in the natural Baldi hot springs
  • Ride along the tops of the jungle on an exhilarating canopy zipline course
  • Try an intense whitewater rafting ride down Class 3-4 rapids (optional on day 4 free day)
  • Take a fun guided ATV ride along the base of the volcano (optional on day 4 free day)
  • See indigenous animals up close
  • Rent a board/boat and try your hand at surfing or kayaking in the Pacific Ocean

  • And most of all experience nature at its purest and best. This action packed adventure just can't be beat for this price!

    NOTE: while this trip is adventurous and action packed, it is a great trip for both beginners and those with some experience. The local guides are experienced and regularly guide those who are rafting, rappelling, horseback riding or zip-lining for the first time. ALL activities can be swapped or removed if they are beyond your comfort zone. Please contact us for details.

    Places Visited:

    Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Rio Toro, Samara, Lost Canyon, San Jose

    Trip Itinerary:
    B: Breakfast | L: Lunch

    Brief Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive in San Jose. Transfer to La Fortuna.
    Day 2: Fun Canyoneering tour. (B, L)
    Day 3: Horseback riding adventure. Evening nature hike, volcano viewing and hot springs. (B)
    Day 4: Free day. (B)
    Optional: ATV tour or Whitewater Rafting.
    Day 5: Canopy zipline, transfer to Samara Beach (B)
    Day 6: Free day at beach. (B)
    Day 7: Morning free at beach. Afternoon transfer to San Jose. (B)
    Day 8: Trip ends, transfer to airport if purchased. (B)

    Detailed Itinerary:

    Day 1
    La Fortuna

    After meeting and picking you up at the airport, you will travel 2-3 hours by private shuttle through beautiful rolling hills to your hotel located in the heart of Costa Rica's adventure zone.

    NOTE: your flight must arrive before 4:00pm in San Jose (SJO) or you will need to arrive the day before (we can arrange an extra night hotel for you - please contact us for costs and details).

    Overnight La Fortuna

    Day 2
    La Fortuna

    Starting off the day, you head out on the ultimate waterfall adventure - strap on a harness and with the help of your expert local guides you will trek through a beautiful jungle canyon and rappel down multiple tropical waterfalls. After the thrill of the descent, you will enjoy a well-deserved typical Costa Rican lunch. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the exciting town of La Fortuna.(Breakfast and lunch included)

    Overnight La Fortuna

    Day 3
    La Fortuna (B)

    Today you will enjoy a scenic horseback ride through the Costa Rican countryside. Riding these beautiful horses will give you the opportunity to see nature and the true beauty of Costa Rica up close. This is a great chance to see the volcano in the distance and to spot toucans, monkeys and many other unique animals along the way.

    In the afternoon, you're off on an included twilight nature hike with a local Naturalist near the base of Central America's most loved volcano: Arenal Volcano. Following your hike, you will drive to a viewing spot where you will be able to witness the side of the steep volcano slopes. The evening brings the much anticipated chance to soak in the Baldi natural hot springs and recover from the day's adventures.

    Overnight La Fortuna

    Day 4
    La Fortuna (B)

    Today is a free day to spend as you like. Roam the quaint streets and shops of La Fortuna or continue your adventures with an optional ATV tour or Whitewater Rafting.

    On the ATV tour, you will join others on a beautiful ride through a lush Costa Rican farm on the base of the volcano, witnessing some of the country's most beautiful scenery and possibly even visiting a waterfall or two.

    The Whitewater Rafting tour is located in the beautiful rolling hills about an hour from La Fortuna. Here you'll ride down Class 3-4 rapids and feel the exhilaration of over 45 crazy, continuous rapids in a secluded, picturesque canyon.

    Regardless of how you spend your free day, enjoy another fun night out for dinner and drinks in the town of La Fortuna.

    Overnight La Fortuna

    Day 5
    La Fortuna to Samara Beach (B)

    Morning is your chance to play "Indiana Jones meets Tarzan" by flying through the jungle treetops on an exhilarating canopy zipline course. In the afternoon, you travel to Samara Beach, a charming, off-the-beaten-path beach town that hasn’t quite been discovered by tourists yet. In the evening, sit for hours at one of the beachside bars, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cold drink, reminisce about your recent adventures, listen to the waves crash, and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. Does life get any better?

    Overnight Samara Beach

    Day 6
    Free Day at Beach (B)

    Today is a free day at the beach. Rent a surfboard and take a lesson for a couple of bucks, join a sea kayaking tour, or simply relax at the beach. Regardless, life is good!

    Overnight Samara Beach

    Day 7
    Free Morning at Beach & Afternoon Transfer to San Jose/Alajuela (B)

    Today you have the morning free to spend at the beach. In the afternoon you travel to Alajuela in the capital city of San Jose where you'll enjoy one last night before catching your flights home the following morning.

    Overnight San Jose (Alajuela)

    Day 8
    Trip Ends (B)

    Trip ends after breakfast. If you purchased airport transfers through us, you are picked up at the hotel and transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.

    Important Information

    Please DO NOT purchase your airfare or any personal travel requirements until you receive an email confirmation of guaranteed departure from Head Out Adventures.

    Prices are based on double occupancy with a minimum of 2 people per departure.

    Trip ID: CA1029
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    Price Includes
    • 8d/7n Costa Rica Trip
    • Expert English and Spanish speaking guides and naturalists
    • Modern transportation between cities
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Canyoneering and rappelling down 4 waterfalls
    • Volcano base hike and entrance to the Baldi Natural hot springs
    • Horseback ride at base of volcano
    • Canopy rides across the roof of the e jungle
    • 8 days, 7 nights accommodations at excellent locally-owned mid-range hotels & lodges
    Price Does Not Include
    • International airfare
    • Airport & departure taxes
    • Airport transfers on the last day
    • Meals not indicated
    • Beverages
    • Travel medical insurance (details)
    • Optional activities not included
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips
    • Visa and Passport fees & expenses (if required)
    Minimum Group Size
    • 2
    Group Leader
    • Expert local guides
    Accomodation Included
    • 8 days, 7 nights accommodations at excellent locally-owned mid-range hotels & lodges
    Meals Included
    • As indicated
    Seasonal Info
    • Costa Rica’s weather changes with the altitude. The lower altitude of the pacific coast is drier while the low altitude of the Atlantic coast sees the highest amount rainfall (approximately 300 days per year). Temperatures in the higher altitude of San Jose range from a high of 80F (27C) to a low of 57F (14C). The coasts and the jungle areas of La Fortuna and Monteverde tend to be warmer. Afternoon rainfalls can be seen anytime of the year, however late May till October (with a break in July) usually sees the most rain. March and April are typically the warmest months.

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