Pure Whitewater 7-Day
Starting at $1,498 per person
Give us a week, and we’ll give you a Costa Rica Adventure Vacation Package you won’t forget!
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 – Overnight Pacuare River Rafting
Wake early for a two-day white water 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 rain forest 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, & Happy Hour
Day 3 – Pacuare River & Transfer to Arenal Volcano
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 bustling town of La Fortuna and Costa Rica’s most active volcano, Volcan Arenal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 – Canyoning
Canyoning is a relatively new Adventure Sport in Costa Rica and has origins in the rugged canyons of the Austrian Alps. We’ll start high up on the slopes of the volcano and once we reach the top of our canyon, we’ll put on our dry gear and start hiking down one of the many cascading creeks. In no time at all, we’ll come to our first waterfall, a beautiful 100-footer! The only way down is to repel. Your guides will rig the ropes, give you a good demonstration, then, it’s into the abyss for you! You’ll descend through the ruggedly beautiful canyon, repelling down one waterfall after another to the vehicles waiting below. After your wild decent, we’ll whisk you back to your hotel to get cleaned up for yet another delicious dinner in the shadow of the volcano!!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 – 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 6 – 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… Or, perhaps an optional tour to the Thermal Hotsprings Resort located at the base of the volcano.
Optional Tour: Hot Springs – $45 per person
Day 7 – 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…