If your vacation goal is to experience everything in Costa Rica you’ve heard about, our 8 night Wild Adventure vacation package is for you! A whitewater rafting excursion on the Pacuare River will start you off right. Next up, a full day of snorkeling off of Cano Island, where you might see dolphins, sharks, and (during the right seasons) manta rays and whales! Of course, you can’t forget about Arenal Volcano, where the hanging bridges will let you see the rainforest from above. With free time scattered throughout your trip, you can fill your time with any of the countless other activities!
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon your midday arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer to Hotel Grano de Oro for overnight. Just off San Jose's main thoroughfare and nestled on a shaded street, Grano de Oro is a sanctuary in the heart of the city, with a tranquil ambiance provided by intimate atriums and tropical flora. The rooftop lounge is wonderful, with an array of lounge chairs and two Jacuzzis.
Pacuare River Rafting
Depart San José early in the morning, stopping for a delicious breakfast, at the Ríos Tropicales Operations Center, before arriving at the Pacuare River. Head off to the Class III rapids after a safety instruction by your guide. Around lunch, while your guides prepare the meal on the riverbank, venture into the jungle to swim in an enchanting pool. Experience an adrenaline-rush during the afternoon, running the Pacuare's biggest rapids! Late this afternoon, return to San Jose for overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro.
Transfer to Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula
This morning transfer to the San Jose Airport for the short and scenic flight to Drake Bray, on the Osa Peninsula. Arrive at Aguila de Osa Inn where you will be inundated with comfort and seclusion. With only 13 rooms, Aguila de Osa is a fan favorite when it comes to intimate elegance. The jungle-covered hills and calm waters of Drake Bay bring a feeling of complete and total relaxation and seclusion.
Corcovado National Park Guided Hike
This morning you'll take a boat to the entrance of the Corcovado National Park, one of the top-rated national parks in the world. It's a biologically-intense 100,000 acres, packed with an abundance of tropical birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, and much more! Have a refreshing swim in a waterfall before the return to Aguila de Osa Inn for overnight.
Cano Island Reserve Snorkeling Tour
This small piece of paradise is covered with evergreen forest that pushes against a curve of white sand beaches ringed with turquoise waters and coral covered rock reefs. The island is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling among the big fish (including white tip sharks and bull sharks). Spotted dolphins sometimes play in your boat's wake. Between December and April 40-ton humpback whales come from their Alaskan feeding grounds and manta rays with 15 to 20 feet wingspans are spotted from February to June. Certified divers can substitute a full day Scuba diving tour at additional cost. Overnight Aguila de Osa Inn.
Transfer to Arenal Volcano region
This morning, transfer to Drake Bay airstrip for the short flight back to San Jose. Upon arrival transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano. While Arenal Volcano is in a resting phase, it is still one of the most popular adventure tour destinations in the country. At Arenal Manoa Hotel you'll appreciate the direct volcano views and spacious balconies. The tropical architecture keeps you surrounded by the natural world.
Arenal Reserve: Sky Tram & Sky Trek
Experience the excitement of the Arenal Reserve with two favorite tours! First, discover the wonder of soaring over the treetops with an experienced natural guide on the Sky Tram. Keep your eyes peeled for the birds and wildlife that can only be found in the forest canopy. After, the thrills truly begin with the Sky Trek - a zipline adventure! The 8 cross-sectional cables span over 4.5 miles. Overnight Arenal Manoa.
Pedal & Paddle Tour
Today experience two fun adventures! Head out on a mountain bike to explore the area around Arenal - passing by rural villages, small farms, and impressive mountains. Then, try out stand-up paddle-boarding on Lake Arenal. Don't forget a camera - it's a great chance for a picture with the Arenal Volcano as a backdrop to your time on the lake! Overnight Arenal Manoa.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today transfer about 3.5 hours to San Jose International Airport for your mid-afternoon departure.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
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