THE COSTA RICAN MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE

 

Dates: January 4 - 13, 2019

Country: Costa Rica
 

Maximum Trip Capacity: 8 people

Age Range: 18 - 34

Itinerary

Day 1: The Adventure Begins 

After landing in the evening, we drive to a small beach town on the Pacific Ocean. Exploring the local bars/restaurants.

Day 2: Tropical Beach Excursions

Activity options include beginner surfing lessons, sunbathing on a remote white sand beach or taking a flight in a Gyrocopter.

Day 3: Sea Turtle Nesting & Caves 

Witness an Arribada (Spanish for “Arrival by Sea”): thousands of Sea Turtles simultaneously coming ashore in a spectacular mass-nesting event, dependent on Arribada timing (~50% chance). Guided Limestone Cave Tour, hiking through a rare Tropical Dry Forest.

Day 4: Cloud Forest Zip Lining 

Heading for higher elevations, we go Ziplining through the clouds and above the canopies filled with wildlife. Trek through the lush Cloud Forest with volcano views and the chance to see a Resplendent Quetzal, widely considered as the world’s most beautiful bird.

 

Day 5: Manuel Antonio National Park 

Hike to a secluded beach and snorkel among the coral reefs & tropical fish if you desire. Guided Jungle Night Tour: Observe nocturnal animals in action including Sloths, Owls & Monkeys. Crocodile viewing.

 

Day 6: Waterfalls & Spices 

Guided Tour of a Rain Forest Spice Plantation. Hike to the most beautiful waterfall in Costa Rica, relaxing in the vibrant waters under the falls is highly recommended.

 

Day 7: Ultimate Jungle Adventure 

Guided River Canyoning Adventure: Make your way through the jungle by descending waterfalls and floating through pristine pools & canyons. Scenic drive down the infamous Pan-American Highway.

 

Day 8: Volcanoes & Coffee 

Hike to the summit of a dormant volcano for jaw-dropping views. Guided Tour of an enchanting & eco-friendly Coffee Plantation followed by Coffee Tasting.

Day 9: Hot Springs & Green Lagoons 

Soak & relax in a steamy river filled with hot spring water. Trek to the crater of a dormant volcano, now filled with an emerald green water lagoon, rewards include a refreshing swim & views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano.

 

Day 10: Turquoise Blue River 

Hike alongside a brilliantly colored river, ending at a waterfall of the same color, natural hot springs for soaking.

Tour Price Includes:

•9 Nights Lodging

•9 Breakfasts
•2 SUV Rentals

•AHGA Certified Hiking Guide, Olivier Smolinski

•Zip Lining Adventure

•River Canyoning Adventure

•Cave Tour w/ Expert Bilingual Guide

•Jungle Night Tour w/ Expert Bilingual Guide

•Coffee Plantation Tour w/ Expert Bilingual Guide

•Rain Forest Spice Plantation Tour w/ Expert Bilingual Guide

•Entrance Fees to all 8 National Parks, Reserves, Wildlife Refuges & Waterfalls

•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees

•Car Fuel Expenses
•DRONE Footage
•Headlamps


Tour Price: $1450​

Deposit: $650 required to reserve your spot

Tour Price Does Not Include:

•Flight to/from Liberia, Costa Rica

•Medical Insurance

•Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

•Tips for Excursion Guides

•Day 2 Optional Excursions

•Souvenirs and other Personal Expenses

Hiking:

There are so many activities on this adventure that hiking will be at a minimum. The few trails we will hike vary in difficulty from easy to moderate; the hardest hike will be 4 miles long round-trip (half of it is uphill, think 2 miles on a treadmill incline).

Driving: 

This tour requires shared driving responsibilities, executing this itinerary consists of a team effort where everyone pitches in equal amounts.*

 

Booking:

Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.

A $650 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, the deposit can be applied to any future tour if you notify me at least 4 weeks prior to scheduled departure. The other $800 is due 4 weeks before the start of the tour. With 4 weeks remaining, the $650 deposit becomes non-refundable while the $800 can be applied to any future tour until 1 week before scheduled departure. If cancelling within 1 week of scheduled tour departure, no trip costs can be refunded.

Note on Itinerary:
Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).

*Exceptions can be made for those who are uncomfortable driving an SUV or without a valid driver's license. This applies to all tours.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Olivier’s Trails is a truly unique travel experience. Olivier's passion for the outdoors and adventure is reflected in his thoughtfully crafted itineraries. From the local culinary experiences, thrill inducing activities, to details such as timing to catch the sunset at some of the most magnificent peaks in the world, Olivier’s attention to detail and overall preparation is reflected in the day to day of his trips... The 10 day European Alps ski trip Olivier crafted is one I’ll never forget. Highly recommend to those looking to experience the world through the lens of the outdoors."

Monika

Chelsea, New York

"Upon my return, I was asked... How was your trip? and my response was... An adventure of a lifetime! Olivier is truly dedicated to what he does and his intense enthusiasm shines through. He had planned an adventure-packed, scenic trip that included everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting and hot spring sunsets in the Pacific Northwest that I will always treasure. Everyday the group trekked through new trails, saw amazing views and caught incredibly picturesque sunrises/sunsets. Olivier is passionate about what he does and you cannot go wrong joining him on his trails!"

Dominika

Glendale, New York

"Olivier organizes thorough itineraries and takes the hassle of planning, logistics and research away so you just need to fly to your destination and enjoy your time. He'll take you off the beaten path and show you an active vacation in a way you most likely haven't experienced before, all while sharing a ton of knowledge with the group throughout the adventure. Each day is packed with adrenaline-filled activities and after your tour is over, you will surely be coming back for more. Highly recommended!"

Jakub

Greenpoint, New York

"Olivier provided the most unique and adventurous way to enjoy the beauty Costa Rica has to offer. Rather than going on the typical tourist excursions, we were immersed into the local atmosphere in every way possible. From surfing, to rappelling waterfalls, each and everyday was its own extraordinary adventure.

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience. I truly felt I was living my best life in Costa Rica!

PURA VIDA"

Paulina

Little Neck, New York

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