THE COSTA RICAN MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE
Dates: January 4 - 13, 2019
Country: Costa Rica
Maximum Trip Capacity: 8 people
Age Range: 18 - 34
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
•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
Tour Price: $1450
Deposit: $650 required to reserve your spot
Tour Price Does Not Include:
•Flight to/from Liberia, Costa Rica
•Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
•Tips for Excursion Guides
•Day 2 Optional Excursions
•Souvenirs and other Personal Expenses
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).
This tour requires shared driving responsibilities, executing this itinerary consists of a team effort where everyone pitches in equal amounts.*
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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