Pure Adventure 14-Day
Starting at $2,698 per person
Looking for an amazing, heart-pounding Costa Rica adventure? We’ve got you covered!
If you’re looking for kayaking, whitewater rafting, surfing, ziplining, and more, this is the adventure vacation package for you! We’ve created a tour full of activity with a dash of relaxation.
Day 1 – Arrive & Transfer to Turrialba
Today you’ll arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose where your friendly Green Frog Adventures Guide will be waiting to transport you to your first exotic destination. Turrialba is a sleepy little mountain town located on the slopes of a now semi-dormant, 10,000-foot volcano, Volcan Turrialba. Turrialba is also known as the whitewater rafting center of the country. Once we arrive, we’ll settle into our plush, plantation-style hotel located on the shores of its own private lake. Get a good night’s sleep, tomorrow we start the adventure!!
Meals: No meals included today.
Day 2 – Kayaking School
Today we’ll take a short drive through the sugar cane and coffee fields to the headwaters of the Pejibaye River. This blue-green mountain jewel is a stunning introduction to Costa Rican kayaking. In one of the many pristine pools your professional, bilingual guide will teach you the basics of kayaking, including the Eskimo roll. This is one-on-one instruction and only when you feel 100% comfortable with the kayak will we head on down the river. If you don’t like the hard shell kayaks you can take one of the inflatable kayaks known as duckies. We’ll stop halfway down on one of the many white sand beaches for a hearty lunch before we finish off the run. The river eventually runs into your hotel’s lake so we’ll arrive just in time for dinner and drinks by the pool.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 – Overnight Pacuare River Rafting
Wake early for a two-day whitewater rafting adventure on the Rio Pacuare. We will travel form Turrialba to Tres Equis where we descend through dense jungle into the heart of the Rio Pacuare gorge. This is a special river running through some of the last remaining virgin rainforest in Central America. National Geographic called the Pacuare one of the top three commercial rafting runs in the world. Between the class III and class IV rapids, enjoy side hikes to beautiful waterfalls and look for sloths, monkeys, and toucans in the jungle around you. Halfway down the river we’ll pull over at the famous Pacuare River Lodge, our stunning riverside abode for the evening. Sip on a tropical drink or explore the surrounding wilderness while your guides prepare a delicious jungle meal in the fully equipped open-air kitchen. Sleep under the stars or in one of the enclosed cabinas, but sleep well because tomorrow’s white water is even bigger than today’s!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Happy Hour
Day 4 – Pacuare River & Transfer to Caribbean Coast
Today you’ll wake to the singing of tropical birds and rumble of the nearby river. The lovely aroma of percolating coffee will coax you out of your cozy cabinas and to the hearty breakfast your trusty guides have been preparing. Then, after breakfast, it’s back to work, we’ve got boats to load and rapids to conquer. Today’s whitewater will be even more thrilling than the previous day’s and we’ll encounter several exciting class IV rapids. From the take-out, we’ll take the short drive to the Caribbean coast and one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, Puerto Viejo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 – Surfing Lessons
Puerto Viejo has gentle consistent waves that are perfect for the fledgling surfer.
Our supremely qualified instructors will teach you basic surfing techniques, wave dynamics, surfing etiquette, and ocean safety.
By the end of the first day, we promise you’ll be standing up riding the waves like an old pro (well, maybe just standing up)!
Day 6 – Surfing on Your Own
Surfing Today is yours to put the skills you gained the previous day to the test. Hit the waves for as long as you are able and then settle into a lovely cocktail and perhaps a night on the town.
Puerto Viejo was settled by the Jamaican rail workers and they’ve preserved their island culture – reggae music and the Caribbean, life is good……
Day 7 – Arenal Volcano & Thermal Hotsprings
Today we’ll start making our way to the bustling mountain town of La Fortuna and Costa Rica’s most active volcano, Volcan Arenal.
Once we arrive, you can spend the rest of the afternoon/evening soaking your worries away in the thermal hotsprings located at the base of the volcano.
Get a good night’s sleep, tomorrow the adventure begins again…
Day 8 – Canopy Tour
Today we’ll start with a client favorite, the Canopy Tour! We’ll head deep into the rainforest on the slopes of the volcano to the start of the tour and from there you’ll see amazing creatures that spend their entire lives in the canopy as you dangle hundreds of feet above the forest floor. But remember, what goes up must come down! We’ll zoom down using a series of 13 zip lines!! Oh, and don’t forget the optional “Tarzan Swing” at the end…
Day 9 – Caving in Venado Caverns
Today we’ll explore the amazing underground system of caverns that lie beneath the slopes of the volcano. You’ll see dozens of exotic creatures that spend their entire lives underground and never see the light of day. You’ll also see dozens of fossilized creatures from eons past and hundreds of incredible rock formations. After we emerge from the depths, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the pool and the other hotel amenities.
Day 10 – Transfer to Dominical
Today we’ll start making our way to the Pacific Costa and one of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches.
We’ll get an early start so that there will be time to hit the waves before nightfall.
That evening enjoy a delicious dinner and on of Costa Rica’s legendary sunsets.
Day 11 – Two-Day Canyoning Trip
Today we’ll start making our way up into the rugged mountains overlooking the Pacific to our next exciting adventure. Our final destination is the top of a stunning canyon that careens thousands of feet to the sea. We’ll start our descent with a 150-foot waterfall and continue down by a combination of hiking, repelling, and swimming to our camp for the evening. The semi-permanent campsite is located deep in the canyon and behind a set of beautiful waterfall. Once we arrive at camp, just relax and take in the amazing scenery and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your trusty guides.
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 – Two-Day Canyoning Trip & Beach
Today, after a hearty breakfast, we’ll resume our wild descent down the canyon to the coast. We got a lot more repels and a ton of amazing scenery.
We should arrive in time for another afternoon frolicking in the warm Pacific waters.
That evening, enjoy a well-deserved tropical cocktail as you delight in your last day in paradise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 – Playa Dominical
Sleep in, after those last several days you’ve earned it!
Today is a free day to relax and unwind before the trip home the following day.
And, for those of you not able to sit still, try out the stellar waves that Dominical is famous for – surf’s definitely up!!
Day 14 – Adios!!
We’ll provide a private shuttle that will take you directly from your hotel to the passenger drop-off at the airport.
You’ll depart with amazing memories of the perfect tropical family vacation. Adios…
- All Domestic Transportation
- Expert Drivers
- Professional Bilingual Guides
- 2 Nights in a Hotel in Turrialba
- 1 Night at the Pacuare River Lodge
- 3 Nights at a Hotel in Puerto Viejo Beach
- 3 Nights at a Hotel in La Fortuna
- 1 Night at the Canyoning Campsite
- 3 Nights at a Hotel in Dominical Beach
- Kayaking School
- Overnight Whitewater Rafting Trip on the Pacuare River
- Overnight Canyoning Trip
- Canopy Tour
- Spelunking (Caving) Trip
- Entrance to the Thermal Hotsprings Resort
- Surfing Lessons
- 13 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 2 Happy Hours