Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

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13 Days

Costa Rica Active Quest

13 Days Starting and ending in San Jose

Visiting:

San José

,

Pacuare

,

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

,

La Fortuna

,

Monteverde

,

Sámara

Tour operator:

Green World Adventures

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

Costa Rica Act

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

16-99

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

Discover the best top destinations and great adventure activities in Costa Rica. You will enjoy activities such as white-water rafting, ziplining, and hikes in beautiful areas.

Highlights

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    3 Days of Whitewater Rafting

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    Walk & Snorkel at Cahuita National Park

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    Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

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    Horseback Riding Tour in Monteverde

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    Canopy Tour (Zip Line)

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    Ocean Kayak to Chora Island & Snorkeling

Places You'll See

Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

Costa Rica Active Quest

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival To Costa Rica

Location:

  San José


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Right after you go through immigration and customs one representative will meet you at the airport exit to load the luggage into the vehicle and transfer you to the hotel. The hotel for tonight is close to San Jose city, located 25-15 minutes away from the airport. During the short drive, you will receive a brief introduction to Costa Rica and some recommendations for your trip. The guide will explain your itinerary in detail once you are in the hotel.

icon Day 2 : Pacuare

Location:

  Pacuare


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Early in the morning, a guide will meet you up at the hotel to take you to the operation center to have a tasty breakfast. Once you are ready to start the adventure, the professional guide will be sure to explain all safety instructions and show how to paddle. The first day you will do the section of the river that is Class II-III, and this will give you confidence and practice. Lunch will be served at the riverside and after some paddles later you will reach the Lodge where you are going to spend the night.

icon Day 3 : Pacuare

Location:

  Pacuare


Accommodation:

  Hostel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today will be for you to do optional activities available at the lodge. Lunch will be at the lodge if you decide to stay or picnic-style if you go in a tour.
The tour that you can add for an extra cost to your stay are:
Canyoning: it consists in descending tropical waterfalls inside canyons, this a very fun and safe activity.
Hike to Cabecar Indigenous Territory: This trek is for people in good physical conditions, you will hike to the Cabecar territory to meet with people of the community to learn more about their traditions.
Horserback riding to a rural community: you will horseback ride to Bajos del Tigre community and once there you will learn about the way of life in this communities.
Zip line tour: Enjoy a wonderful 4-line zipline course through the canopy, high above the nearby lodge complex.

icon Day 4 : Pacuare to Puerto Viejo

Location:

  Pacuare


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Wake up in the middle of the forest and enjoy a healthy breakfast, that will give you energy forth second leg of the Pacuareriver,thatisclassIII-IV. Adrenaline-packed running rapid like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron and Dos Montanas will make you enjoy the most. A hot lunch will be served at the operations center where you find showers and changing rooms to prepare to go to the next destination.

And transfer to Puerto Viejo.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is located in the south Caribbean, it ́s a perfect destination for beach lover and travelers that want to know about culture and traditions. Puerto Viejo was a small fishing village, that has become a popular destination offering a wide variety of restaurants and bars for vivid nightlife. With its relaxed atmosphere and its unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Bribri indigenous cultures. Popular activities are snorkeling, hikes, cooking classes, surfing, or just relax at the white sand beach. In the area, you can find the Cahuita National Park and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge both places are ideal to admire the wildlife and the beautiful beaches.

icon Day 5 : Cahuita National Park

Location:

  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast



The snorkeling tour is a great way to explore Cahuita’s coral reef surrounding the tip of the National Park referred to as Punta Cahuita. The reef in the National Park is filled with over 240 marine species including wildlife such as tropical fish, mollusks, nurse sharks, turtles and lobsters. The equipment will be provided during the training session before entering the boat. The boat will take you to the Cahuita National Park. From there you will snorkel in two different locations to fully explore for around 2 hours. While in the water you will follow a guide, a nature specialist, who will explain the coral reef and the lush wildlife. After the adventure under the water, you will explore the Cahuita National Park with an expert guide, you will hike from Punta Cahuita y Cahuita Town, 7kms. In the walk you will be able to spot wonderful trees and beautiful wildlife such as sloths, capuchin monkey, howler monkey, species of snakes, some colorful birds and butterflies.

icon Day 6 : Transfer to La Fortuna

Location:

  La Fortuna


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast



Transfer to Arenal La Fortuna is home to the greater Arenal recreation area, the entire region is paradise on Earth for outdoor adventurers. Volcanic views grace the landscape and heat several geothermal hot springs. A lake and rivers beckon you toward aquatic adventure. Refreshing waterfalls reward you after hikes, offering crisp pools and spectacular views. Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most notable natural features. Standing at 5,437 feet (1,657 meters), this volcano has been resting (i.e. not active) since 2010. However, it is no less majestic to behold, as it’s practically a behemoth against the region’s perfect skies. Rising above the rainforest that surrounds its base, Arenal Volcano frames the skyline with near-perfect symmetry.

icon Day 7 : Canyoning in the Lost Canyon - Arenal Volcano Guided Walk and Entrance to Hot Springs

Location:

  La Fortuna


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


You'll rappel down huge waterfalls, jump into pools, zip down guided rappels, downclimb the canyon walls and river boulders, and hike up through the rainforest.
Start the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the “Baby”, a small-sized 10 feet waterfall that allows you to ease your way into learning the ropes. You will soon reach what it’s called the “Big Boy”, the second largest waterfall. About half-way through your rappel, you’ll hear the call to “LET GO!” a few moments later you’ll experience your first guided free fall! Finally, you will get the largest Lost Canyon challenge: an exciting 200 feet waterfall rappel.
At the end of this tour, enjoy a delicious typical lunch.
The Arenal Volcano Rainforest and Natural History along with the breath-taken lava flow twill take you through lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica's most famous volcano. Your experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the nature reserve that skirts the Arenal Volcano 1968 Park. You’ll then arrive at the observation point of the Arenal Volcano -- this is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano -- and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos of the Arenal Volcano. This hike takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
Then it's time to head to the Paradise Hot Springs, perfect for relax in natural thermal water pools and jacuzzis of different temperatures with focused hydromassage for back, legs, and feet. The Resort also respects a maximum capacity of visitors to provide a peaceful atmosphere. There are showers, massages and body treatments service, food and drink, as well as reclinable beds, sun umbrellas, and relaxing music along the pool areas. All of the necessary elements for a magnificent and relaxing experience. Here you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

icon Day 8 : Transfer from Arenal to Monteverde, Lake Crossing

Location:

  Monteverde


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The trip combines comfortable door to door minivan transfers with a fun and scenic cruise across the tranquil Lake Arenal, where you will experience beautiful views of the majestic volcano and the forested Tilaran Mountain Range. You will also have the chance to see a variety of wetland birds such as kingfishers, flycatchers, waders and other exotic species that abound on the lakeshore.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Arenal and be driven to the Lake Arenal dam, where you will board a covered boat. This is where the scenic 45-minute cruise across the lake begins. Next, you will begin the impressive 1.5-hour journey up the mountainside on a steep road offering stunning views of the lush, green valley. You will be driven directly to your Monteverde area.
The horseback riding tour in Monteverde allows you to observe the activities of a traditional farm in Costa Rica, crossing plantations of coffee, banana, sugar cane, areas for livestock and forest; everything riding. Also, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the magical mountains of the cloud forest. This tour is with excellent horses suitable for all ages.

icon Day 9 : Monteverde Canopy Tour (Zip Line)

Location:

  Monteverde


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The tour is located in a private reserve created in 1994. It starts with a short guided walk through the private 70-acre reserve of the cloud forest. The first part of the tour will take you through primary (old growth), and secondary (new growth) forest. You will fly through the treetops listening closely to the vast variety of birds that can be seen throughout the reserve. Then, just when you think you have become one with the canopy the tour ends with an exhilarating rappel down from the “Scary Tree”. The tour has 14 cables, 17 platforms, 1 rappel, and 1 Tarzan swing.

icon Day 10 : Sámara Beach

Location:

  Sámara


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Samara Beach is located in the northwest part of the Nicoya Peninsula. Samara beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica inside a long crescent-shaped bay. Known for its breathtaking sunsets, great surfing waves and a healthy atmosphere, it’s the ideal place to go for a low key beach getaway.
The town is quite small and you can easily walk to get around. Samara beach is perfect for relaxing and swimming. The west end has better waves for surfing and the east end is a bit calmer. On the west end of the beach is where the center of town is, it’s much busier. You’ll find restaurants, surf lessons, beach lounges, massages stands, bars and tour operators on the beach.

icon Day 11 : Sámara- Surf or Ocean Kayak to Chora Island & Snorkeling

Location:

  Sámara


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Choose one of the following activities

If you have always wanted to learn to surf in the tropics, Samara beach is your answer! The 7 kilometers long white sand beach is framed by mountains and the striking Chora Island is just offshore. Since Samara Beach is largely protected by an outer reef, the waves are easy to catch and are perfect for beginners.

This is some of the best kayaking and snorkeling in Costa Rica. Start from Samara beach and enjoy a kayak trip across the bay to a deserted white sand beach on Isla Chora. This island is a refreshing escape to an underwater world. Here, you are free to snorkel with tropical fish, splash in clear waters or simply sit and take in the rays. Bask in the balance of a tour that includes both holiday exercise and ease. A great opportunity to view the marine wildlife of Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

icon Day 12 : Transfer from Samara to San Jose

Location:

  San José


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Transfer from Samara to San Jose

icon Day 13 : Private Transfer OUT from Hotel to Airport

Location:

  San José


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


ll the good things come to an end. Say good-bye to beautiful Costa Rica and its people! One driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you straight to the International Airport. In Costa Rica, you must be at the airport 3 hours before the departure time.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Entrance Fees

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Local Taxes

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

What's Not Included

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    Fully Guided

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Country Entry Visas

Check out our Q&As

How long has the tour company been trading?

The company started in 2008

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

We help many NGOs around the country, some of them are even suppliers of our company

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Travel confirmation, Services vouchers Once in the country a local guide will explain to you the documents in detail, and give a welcome kit.

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

No, we only offer a single supplement.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

All our tours have private departures, so you can join or leave when you want. Please bare fees will applie.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Flexible cancelations and modifications, each case will be revised individually

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All the hotels have the permits of the local Ministery of Heath and the Tourism Board

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We have the Certification for Sustainable Tourism

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    Low Deposit

    Green World Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of green world adventures charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Costa Rica Active Quest

13 Days Starting and ending in San Jose

Visiting:

San José

,

Pacuare

,

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

,

La Fortuna

,

Monteverde

,

Sámara

Tour operator:

Green World Adventures

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

Costa Rica Act

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

16-99

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

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