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(PRIVATE) Costa Rica: A Nature and Eco Adventure For All Ages - 8 Days

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

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The perfect trip for people of any age who want an easy going, yet still exciting adventure.

Experience the beauty of nature with this eco-focused adventure. Take a jungle safari float down a calm river, visit an animal rescue center and a working organic farm, ride a horse along the base of Arenal Volcano and view the jungle from high above on a canopy zipline ride. Then finish the trip up with a relaxing visit to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, where you can take nature hikes, surfing lessons, sea kayak, or simply relax on the picturesque beach.

Regardless of your age, this trip is the perfect blend of adventure and nature at a relaxing pace.

Places Visited:

Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Manuel Antonio National Park, Penas Blancas River, San Jose


Trip Itinerary:
Day 1
La Fortuna

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

Day 2
La Fortuna

Getting a bright and early start, you'll take a flat water kayak safari. This is an ideal trip for those looking for a peaceful encounter with the plentiful wildlife that abounds along the Penas Blancas River only 25 minutes from the Arenal Volcano. The trip will be lead by a professional bilingual naturalist guide who will assist you as you paddle along a smooth, class-1 river. You’ll have the opportunity to spot monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and caimans, plus a large variety of species of tropical birds such as the Sunbittern, keel-billed toucan, herons, kingfishers and our favorite the Montezuma Oropendula. In the afternoon and evening, explore the wonderful town of La Fortuna on your own and experience the variety of excellent restaurants that dot this fun town. (Breakfast included)

Day 3
La Fortuna

Start off the day with a visit to the Proyecto Asis Animal rescue center where you have the opportunity to see animals up close and learn about their programs to rehabilitate the animals and release them back into the wild. This will be followed by a visit to the Finca Luna Nueva organic farm and its "sacred seed sanctuary." In the afternoon you'll head out on a short jungle trek guided by a local naturalist. After the trek you can spot the molten rocks pouring down the side of one of the world's most active volcanoes. The evening brings the much anticipated chance to relax in the Baldi Natural hot springs to recover from the day's adventures. (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4
La Fortuna

Today you will enjoy a scenic horseback ride which is done completely on trails along the slopes of Arenal Volcano, not on conventional roads (children's saddles are available if needed). In fact, this mountain trail was used many years ago by the pioneers of the region. Cross rivers and beautiful landscapes and admire the Arenal Volcano from a very close, but very safe perspective. During the ride you will stop at a viewing point where you can clearly see lava from previous eruptions. (Breakfast included)

Day 5
Manuel Antonio National Park

Today will be your chance to participate in the most quintessential of Costa Rican activities: riding through the treetops on a safe, picturesque and exhilarating canopy zip-line tour. Here you'll get to see nature from high up in the jungle canopy. In the afternoon you will travel to Manuel Antonio National Park, considered by many to have two of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. During your stay at the beach, you can watch an awe inspiring sunset over the Pacific Ocean, explore the National Park, watch the monkeys and wildlife, sign up for an optional surfing lesson, swim in the warm ocean waters, buy some souvenirs from the local craftsmen, or just relax on the beach. Be sure to enjoy the friendly and welcoming local "Tico" nightlife and excellent local restaurants! (Breakfast included)

Day 6
Manuel Antonio National Park

Free day. The day is yours spend as you wish. You can spend the day at the local beach or take the short and picturesque walk through Manuel Antonio National Park and spend the day exploring the two spectacular beaches within the park.

Day 7
Alajuela/San Jose

After a lazy, relaxing morning on the beach you will be picked up at your hotel and travel to your hotel in Alajuela, just on the outskirts of the capital city of San Jose. You'll have one last chance for shopping before catching your flight home the following morning.

Day 8
San Jose & Airport Transfer

Trip ends. You're transferred to the airport to catch your flight home or, even better, continue with another one of our great adventures.


Important Information

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

Trip ID: CA1099
PRICING
Departure Dates:

$525.00
Optional Add-Ons
 
Upgrade to deluxe accommodations throughout (per person)
$625.00

Trip Highlights
  • River jungle safari in inflatable kayaks
  • Canopy ride across the roof of the jungle
  • Visit to Proyecto Asis Animal rescue center
  • Scenic and relaxed horseback ride
  • Visit to the Finca Luna Nueva organic farm
  • Expert English and Spanish speaking guides and naturalists
  • Nighttime viewing of an active volcano
  • Rest and relaxation in natural, volcano heated hot springs
  • Experience of nature at its best
Price Includes
  • Private transportation between cities
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • River jungle safari in inflatable kayaks
  • Visit to Proyecto Asis Animal rescue center
  • Scenic and relaxed horseback ride
  • Visit to the Finca Luna Nueva organic farm
  • Volcano base hike and entrance to the Baldi Natural hot springs
  • Canopy ride across the roof of the jungle
  • Airport Transportation
  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodations at mid-range locally-owned hotels
Price Does Not Include
  • International airfare
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Meals not indicated
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance (Mandatory)
  • Optional activities not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Visa and Passport fees & expenses (if required)
Minimum Group Size
  • 2
Typical Guide to Group Ratio
  • 1:4
Group Leader
  • Local guides and naturalists
Number of Days
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Accomodation Included
  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodations at mid-range, locally-owned hotels
Transportation Included
  • Private shuttles
  • Horseback
Meals Included
  • As indicated
Budget
  • $100 - $300 per person for meals, beverages and personal expenses or depending on spending habit
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 of 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 May till October usually sees the most rain. March and April are typically the warmest months.


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