Active: Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surfing (CRVS)
Countries Visited: Costa Rica Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (8 nts).
Surf the waves at one of the best breaks in the country, catch views of Arenal Volcano on a lakeside mountain bike ride, watch the sunset over the Pacific.
Mountain bike along Lake Arenal with breathtaking volcanic views and catch a wave on this action-packed nine-day tour of Costa Rica. Get your adrenaline pumping with optional extreme sports like whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, and ziplining through the lush jungle canopy. Learn to surf the famous Pacific breaks at Playa Santa Teresa and enjoy plenty of time to relax on tropical beaches. Throw in the opportunity to see incredible rainforest wildlife and youve got a unique adventure youll be talking about for years.
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|Offer valid through 6/30/2018|
|Day 1||San Jose||Day 1 San Jose|
Arrive in San Jose at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. If you arrive early, head into downtown San Jose to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San Jose at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||La Fortuna||Day 2 San Jose/La Fortuna|
Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering. Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the CaNo Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders' paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in one of the regions lush, cascading hot springs. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 3||La Fortuna||Day 3 La Fortuna|
Enjoy free time to fully explore the area. Opt to go for a swim in a nearby swimming hole, go kayaking, or get spoiled with a massage.
|Day 4||Monteverde||Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde|
From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Included Activities: Arenal Cycling Trip Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 35km)
|Day 5||Monteverde||Day 5 Monteverde|
Enjoy a guided tour of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. Opt to fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
|Day 6||Santa Teresa||Day 6 Monteverde/Santa Teresa (1D)|
Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners and intermediate surfers alike should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune skills. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 7||Santa Teresa||Day 7 Santa Teresa (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy another included surf lesson, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or taking part in other optional activities in the area. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
|Day 8||San Jose||Day 8 Santa Teresa/San Jose (1B)|
Squeeze in a morning surf before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San Jose. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||San Jose||Day 9 San Jose|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.