Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Action and Adventures in Costa Rica Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Limon, Arenal, Perez Zeledon

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Savor Pura Vida, the Pure Life, with an adventurous Costa Rica vacation tailored to your preferred taste for excitement. Listen to the low, intense wails of howler monkeys, paddle the whitewater along class IV rapids, traipse the forest trails on horseback, and soar through the sky on a scenic zip line. The blend of authentic beauty and captivating exploration creates timeless vacations captured...

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Trip Highlights

  • Ride the whitewater on Pacuare River during an exciting guided rafting excursion featuring class III and IV rapids
  • Follow the lead of knowledgeable guides as you rappel down the side of a cliff beside rushing waterfalls that rush into rippling pools
  • Fly through the air on a semi-private zip lining tour taking you through the forest canopy where sloths and hawks perch
  • Cruise down the placid water of a mangrove forest within reach of spoonbills, Basiliscus lizard, giant iguanas, and rambunctious howler monkeys
  • Become an explorer while following a trail that takes you across a 400-foot long suspension bridge, and leads to a 120-foot tall waterfall
  • Spend time on the golden sands of the protected shoreline at Manuel Antonio National Reserve where turtles nest and capuchin monkeys rustle the trees
  • Trace the history of Costa Rica through the display of pre-Colombian artifacts in the galleries of the Gold Museum in San Jose
  • Get up-close to the flora and fauna of Costa Rica on an exciting 4x4 rainforest safari
  • Take a moment to soak in the naturally heated waters of the hot springs coursing through the volcanic region of Arenal

Detailed Description

Your Costa Rica vacation was made with adventure in mind, and this 10-day excursion incorporates luxury, natural splendor, and endless action. The excitement begins with your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. After settling into the comforts of your luxurious hotel, you can visit the sensational Gold Museum, which offers insight into the history of Costa Rica through the pre-Colombian artifacts glittering with gold.

The following day, you will travel to the banks of the Pacuare River for a guided whitewater rafting tour. Keep an eye out of toucans, sloths, and howler monkeys as you traverse the river. The remainder of the day is yours to relax in the luxury of your comfortable property. The next day will take you to the waters of Cahuita National Park in search of tropical fish and colorful coral reefs. Follow the trails to find monkeys, iguanas, and the exotic dart frog. Your private transfer will greet you after breakfast the next morning and will escort you to The Tirimbina Biological Reserve.

Watch the birds pass around the banks of the Sarapiqui River while traversing the unique protected area that is used for scientific research. The journey continues as you step into a 4x4 jeep that will take you above a series of waterfalls, and allow you to explore the jungle terrain. Rappel down the cliff beside the waterfalls and into the canyon, before spending the evening relaxing in the warmth of the natural hot springs. The next day is at your leisure to horseback ride on the trails around Arenal in view of the cone-shaped volcanic peak, or zip line through the canopy for an invigorating rush.

Travel west towards the Pacific, before stepping into a kayak and traveling along the waters of the mangrove forest. Spend the next day exploring the grounds around your lodge at your preferred pace, discovering the trails of the lowland tropical forest and shimmering beaches of the Pacific shore. In the morning, you return to San Jose by way of Manuel Antonio National Park, enjoying panoramic views and walks along the water of the celebrated protected scenery. Your private transfer greets you at the hotel on your final day, and escorts you to the airport in San Jose for your flight home, bringing a peaceful end to your adventurous Costa Rica vacation.

Starting Price

$1,795 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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