Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure

Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure

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Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure

6 Days Starting in Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica and ending in Liberia

Visiting: Liberia, Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja, Blanco River Waterfall, Finca chompi, Las Pailas, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Isla Chora

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 14

Physical rating:

Medium, 2: On the Move

Age range:


Special diets catered:


Tour operated in:


Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours


Canoeing-Kayaking, Hiking

From: $3999 $3873 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$126

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Tour Overview

Zipline, swim under waterfalls, hike alongside monkeys, and discover a fascinating underwater world on our Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure No two days will be the same as you roam wild landscapes on our 6-day Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure. Focusing on the Guanacaste province, known for its endless beaches, calm waters and fascinating wildlife, you'll come to love the action-packed days and relaxing evenings. After arriving in Liberia, you'll immediately get a taste of the beauty of Costa Rica as you explore Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Witness stunning waterfalls, cloud forests and volcanic landscapes as you zipline through the canopy and float down the Blanco River. Challenge yourself with a hike up Cangreja Falls, the largest waterfall in Rincon de la Vieja National Park, all while keeping an eye out for howler monkeys, armadillos and exotic birds. Next up, the beach! A few hours' drive, and suddenly, the rainforest is traded for white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Choose to relax under the sun, test out your paddleboarding skills, sea kayak and snorkel around Isla Chora or take an optional surf lesson. This Costa Rica adventure tour will challenge your body, invigorate your mind and leave a lasting impression in your heart.


  • View a reserve that boasts rolling green hills, gushing waterfalls, and lush cloud forest inRincon de la Vieja National Park.

  • Walk through a dry tropical forest to Chorrera Falls and a beautiful swimming spot.

  • Hike to Cangreja Falls and Las Pailas Trail.

  • Opportunity of birdwatching in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.


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Day 1 : Liberia / Rincon De La Vieja National Park

Location: Liberia, Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Meals Included: Dinner,

Welcome to Costa Rica! Tonight's accommodation is located within the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a reserve that boasts rolling green hills, gushing waterfalls, and lush cloud forest. The park attracts travelers year-round who come to explore its volcanoes, hot springs, and picturesque waterfalls. The name “Rincon de la Vieja” translates to “The Old Woman’s Corner”, referencing a local legend about a girl who became a recluse on the volcano’s slopes after her lover was thrown into the volcano by her father.

Day 2 : Explore Rincon De La Vieja National Park

Location: Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja, Blanco River Waterfall

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Prepare for the exhilarating Midworld Canopy zipline tour. You’re in for an incredible adrenaline rush on our exclusive Canyon Canopy Tour, one of the best adventure tours in Guanacaste. On this one-of-a-kind Costa Rica zip line tour, you will fly through the trees on zip lines, rappel, rock climb, and swing like Tarzan!

Walk through a dry tropical forest to Chorrera Falls and a beautiful swimming spot. This alluring waterfall meets up with the Blanco River to create an enticing blue pool at its base where we are tempted to jump in for a quick soak.

Head to the crystal-clear river for a two-hour floating experience. Drift down class II and III rapids in big inflatable tubes for approximately two hours. There are many quiet sections along the river where you can appreciate the beautiful surrounding tropical scenery. Afterward, visit the hot springs at the hotel, relaxing in the pools with clay hot springs.Canyoning:Options for easy to moderateZip Lining:Options for easy to moderateTubing:2 hours, Class II & III rapids

Day 3 : Hike To Cangreja Falls And Las Pailas Trail

Location: Finca chompi, Las Pailas

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Hike about three miles to Cangreja Falls, a challenging hike to the largest waterfall in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Along the trail, you can see wildlife such as white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys and spider monkeys, coatis, armadillos, agoutis, iguanas, and birds such as the bobo bird or the emerald tucancillo. Copper minerals that come from the volcano, dissolved in the water, give the water a heavenly blue color.

The Las Pailas Trail spectacularly shows the power of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Steam and sulfur come from natural fumaroles of yellow and rusty soil. Walk just over two miles on the Las Pailas circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano, incredible nature, volcanic activity, and wildlife.Hiking:Cangreja Falls Hiking Distance: 10 kilometers (6 miles), challengingHiking:Las Pailas Loop Trail Hiking Distance: 3.2 kilometers (2 miles), easy

Day 4 : Do Some Birdwatching In Rincon De La Vieja Volcano, Explore Playa Carrillo

Location: Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

With over 900 species of birds, Costa Rica is one of the world’s top destinations for birding. The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is replete with birdwatching opportunities due to its diverse ecosystems. Strike out in the morning with a local guide to discover the 300 different bird species which have been identified in the area, including the Spectacled Owl, the Curassow, and the Montezuma Oropendola.

Transfer four hours to Playa Carrillo, a charming fishing village. The delightful white-sand beaches on the western Costa Rica coast have small waves, warm turquoise waters, and a collection of lovely tidal pools. The nearby village, Puerto Carrillo, is known for its inviting beaches and laid-back atmosphere.

The beaches of Carrillo have some of the most tranquil waves in Costa Rica. It is the ideal place to begin your paddleboarding adventure. You will be taught by an experienced guide how to first kneel, and then stand up on the board, as well as the correct way to paddle.Stand Up Paddle Boarding:Easy, varying lengths

Day 5 : Kayak Isla Chora And Surf Samara Beach

Location: Isla Chora

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Transfer to the launch site for a sea kayaking and snorkeling adventure at Isla Chora. This small island is located just a short distance from Samara Beach. There is a stunning coral reef to explore where you can walk the beaches of the island (water shoes recommended). This afternoon join in on an optional surfing lesson (additional cost), more snorkeling or relaxing on the beach. The choice is yours.

Surf’s up! Choose the option of learning from a professional how to surf on Samara Beach at an additional expense. Your gear will be provided and the ocean is yours to explore by board.Kayaking:Easy, varying lengths

Day 6 : Head Back To Liberia

Location: Liberia

Meals Included: Breakfast,

Your guide will drop you at Liberia Airport for your international flight home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    All accommodations for the duration of your trip

  • Fully Guided

    Our own highly experienced trip leader, with you from start to finish on this tour.

  • Meals

    All meals except where indicated in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

  • Our own highly experienced trip leader, with you from start to finish

  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)

  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your adventure

  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away

  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'

  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary

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What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

    Gratuities for your guides at the end of your fabulous trip

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance (Mandatory for this destination)

  • International Travel

    International flights are not included.

  • Optional

    Optional additional activities

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Rental equipment available as per your itinerary

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The max group size is 14 peoples.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Activity Level 2: On the Move, Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go. Walking: 2-4 hours per day on gentle to moderate gradient trails. No multi-day hikes. Biking: 1-3 hours, cruisy rides achievable by anyone, even first-timers. Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats. Other activities (i.e. snorkeling): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Most people do choose to tip their Active Adventures guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per guide. During your Active Adventures trip, your guides will take care of all included restaurants and service tips for you. For other restaurants or services during your time in Costa Rica, 5-10% is a typical gratuity amount.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International/Domestic Flights are not included.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, Local English speaking guide on this tour.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?


  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?


  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

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Reviews from travellers on this tour


Great First Trip


Family have used Austin Adventures in the past and we were excited to take this trip. It was a wonderful experience, balanced with the right combination of activity and relaxation. Would strongly recommend.


Beauty, Safety, Adrenaline, A Trip Of A Lifetime


Marco and Sergio were more than just guides, they seamlessly educated us, spoiled us, and encouraged our pure vida adventurous sides to come out. Waterfalls everyday, vegetarian empanadas, three types of monkeys, birds, army ants, volcano mud pots… everything nature had to offer. And then there was the zipline, tubing, hiking, kayaking.. all in one fantastic week. Thank you, our special Costa Rican amigos!


Knowledgable Guides


Sure, we could have done a lot of the activities in this vacation on our own, but having great guides makes a world of difference. For instance, we could have researched and hiked 10 miles to the secret waterfall on our own, but without our guides we would have missed the history, the stories, 90% of the animals, and the jar of special insect repellent that actually works. We could have rented a car to get ourselves from place to place, but on the last day, on our way back to the airport, could we have found a detour through farm country down dirt roads and across streams to avoid a major police protest blocking the main roads? No.


Guanacaste Adventure


This trip is a wonderful experience for families. As a family we enjoyed sharing these many adventures. We kept very busy exploring the daily life of the rain forest. There was something to learn at every turn. Monkeys, small critters and an abundance of beautiful birds to study. Our guide Marco was amazingly talented at finding large and small life on the jungle and filling us in with every detail about their life besides facts about the vegetation and history of the land. As we transformed to the beach Marco managed to find us local treats along the was to stop and enjoy, the was really special . The beach activities did not disappoint and a truly great time was had by all.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Active Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Active Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform active adventures, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.? We accept vaccines authorized or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Adults who cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical exemptions will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (official paper or official electronic record) showing the test was carried out no later than 72 hours before the trip starts. Testing must be performed by an approved entity.Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (where applicable) must be provided prior to the start of your trip (only official vaccination card or electronic record will be accepted). Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test must include identifying information (full name), as well as the vaccination or the test dates.Proof of Vaccination must demonstrate the final dose of the vaccine was administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of your trip.You will be required to upload Proof of Vaccination into your Travel Wallet prior to departure. If Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test is not produced at the commencement of travel with us, you will not be allowed to travel. You will not be eligible to receive a refund of any sums paid to us if this occurs.?? Guests must comply with any additional vaccination or testing requirements and/or additional health and safety measures that are required to travel in their chosen destination. We recommend using?CIBT for up-to-date requirements.? We do not grant any exceptions to this vaccination and testing policy.?

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