Costa Rica – Rivers & Volcanoes

7 days / 6 nights, from $1150 pp

Highlights: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Rio Celeste hike, Horseback ridding and zip-lining, whitewater rafting

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Trip Itinerary:

Day 1: San Jose

Meeting upon arrival in San Jose, transfer to hotel, remainder of day at leisure to relax. (Depending on what time you arrive a optional tour of San Jose can be arranged)

Day 2: San Jose / Arenal

After breakfast the journey begins as you transfer to the Arenal area know for it’s perfect cone shaped volcano that is still active today. In route you will visit the famous artisan town of Sarchi, a perfect place to pick up hand made crafts and souvenirs . After a typical Costa Rican lunch you will continue to Arenal where we will pass through many different agricultural plantations and ecosystems before arriving in the highlands. In the afternoon, visit the Tabacon Hot Springs, these natural hot springs are the results of rainwater that is heated underground to the perfect temperature before resurfacing into a gentle flowing river of cascading waterfalls and wading pools that are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Time to relax and let any stress that you have float away. (BLD) Dinner at Tabacon.

Day 3: Arenal

After breakfast you will hike to the beautiful Rio Celeste’s waterfall. Rio Celeste gets its turquoise color from different volcanic minerals however local legends say that when God finished painting heaven he washed the paintbrush in the Rio Celeste creating a place of paradise for you to enjoy. (BL)

Day 4: Arenal / Sarapqui

Morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotels facilities or take an optional tour such as waterfall repelling, walk the hanging bridges or hiking near Arenal Volcano. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Sarapiquí Rainforest, which is ideal for growing pineapple, papaya and bananas, arrive at hotel, remainder of day at leisure to relax. (B)

Day 5: Sarapqui

Today, you will enjoy a visit to Pozo Azul, an adventure Park that offers a variety of activities in the Sarapiquí Rainforest. First-class equipment and highly trained guides will help you to have an unforgettable experience. The first part of the tour begins with a horseback ride through the forest, crossing rivers and riding through attractive green pastures. After a delicious lunch, you will experience the rainforest by soaring free through it by zip line. A series of 9 cables allows you to experience the rainforest in an unforgettable way as you fly 300 meters above the Sarapiqui River and canyon. (BL)

Day 6: Sarapiqui / Pacuare River / San Jose

This morning it’s time for some adventure and adrenaline, as you will experience rafting on The Pacuare River, one Costa Rica most scenic rivers. After your safety instructions we start descending down the exciting waves and class III and IV rapids of The Pacuare River. Midway down the river you will stop for lunch and have time to relax and listen to the sounds of the jungle. You will have time to change your wet clothes before transferring to San Jose, remainder of day at leisure. (BL)

Day 7: San Jose

Transfer to airport in time for your flight back home. (B)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | BL = Box lunch | D = Dinner

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner


from $1150.00 per person based on two passengers traveling together sharing a double room

Included in Price

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations in San Jose (1 in beginning and 1 at end)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Arenal
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Sarapiqui
  • 6 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Regular transfers
  • Tabacon entrance fee
  • Full day Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano National Park hiking tour
  • Full day Horseback Riding tour and Canopy tour at Hacienda Pozo Azul.
  • Full day Pacuare White Water Rafting River Tour.
  • Hotel tax

Not Included in Price

  • Air transportation to/from Costa Rica
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Optional activities or tours.
  • Tips to guides and/or drivers.
  • Local and/or international phone calls.
  • Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)
  • Airport departure tax $29.00 
(paid at airport in San Jose)
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