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Costa Rica Adrenaline Trip Details


Adventure through Costa Rica’s remote Central Caribbean and experience the best adrenaline-inducing activities the country has to offer.

Stay in the heart of the Turrialba farmlands where you will experience an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip on the world famous Pacuare River. You'll get your adrenaline pumping, go rappelling down waterfalls, mountain biking, and canyoning through the jungle.

Hike to one of the most beautiful and hidden waterfalls, unknown to most tourists.

And experience the importance of farming in the community while learning about Costa Rica’s most famous crop, coffee.

Duration:  6 days, 5 nights

Start:  San Jose International Airport (SJO) -- San Jose, Costa Rica
To ensure included transportation, plan to arrive before 1:00 PM on Day 1.

Finish: San Jose International Airport (SJO) -- San Jose, Costa Rica
Plan to depart after 1:30 PM on Day 6
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What's Included

-A two-day whitewater rafting experience
-4 nights in double accommodations
-1 night in rustic river eco-lodge accommodations
-5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners
-Pickup and drop-off at San Jose International (SJO) Airport
-Ground transportation to and from all included activities
-Coffee tour
-Mountain biking tour
-Rappelling and canyoning tour
-Zip-lining experience through the jungle
-Costa Rican sustainability & rural farming educational activity
-Certified rafting guides for two days
-Visit Virgen de Los Ángeles Basílica Church in Cartago
-The chance to meet kick-ass people!
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 60 days out

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-A two day whitewater rafting adventure
-Canyoning, rappelling, and zip lining in an action-packed day
-Mountain bike through untouched rainforest
-Hike to hidden waterfalls
-Support ecotourism with a visit to a local farm

Is this Trip for You?

This will be a fast-paced trip designed for thrill seekers who want to experience some of the country’s best adrenaline-inducing activities, pristine nature, and Costa Rican culture.

A reasonable level of fitness is required, as we’ll be biking, rappelling, and rafting for sustained periods of time through the jungles of Costa Rica.

-Age requirement:  21+
-Group Size:  8-15 travelers
-Physical Rating:  High physical activity. This trip is designed for an active lifestyle and includes hiking, rafting, rappelling, and mountain biking.


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Itinerary Disclaimer

Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.


Breakfast and Dinners will be enjoyed at our guesthouse and river lodge. Lunches will be enjoyed at local restaurants with recommendations by your trip leaders.

Fresh fruit, delicious coffee, lost of gallo pinto, casados (casado is a typical Costa Rican lunch consisting of: rice, beans, plantains, veggies or salad and chicken, fish, beef or pork), salads and smoothies or local juices

*We do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions.


Private bus to and from Juan Santamaría International Airport to our accommodations in Turrialba

Private bus to all day trip excursions


For most of the trip, you will be staying in a remote boutique lodge in the city of Turrialba

Double rooms with ensuite bathrooms

1 night in double accommodations at our white-water rafting river eco-lodge

Solo travelers will be placed with someone of the same gender.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.

When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.

The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Packing List

Please be eco-friendly
  • Bring a sustainable water bottle
  • Use as little plastic as possible by declining straws and plastic bags at restaurants and when shopping
  • Please avoid aerosol bug sprays as they negatively affect the environment
  • Bring "reef safe" sunscreens that do not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because they kill coral

We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with!  All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.‍

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Passport & Visas

  • Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.  Please consult the US Embassy with any more questions.
  • Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.

Health & Insurance

  • Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 coverage.
  • Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.
  • No inoculations are required to enter Costa Rica from the United States but the Center for Disease Control suggests vaccinating for Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
  • If you are traveling to Costa Rica from South America you will be required to present proof of Yellow Fever Vaccine.
  • Mosquito borne viruses exist in most of Latin America.  Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.
  • Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.

Money & Currency

  • The official currency of Costa Rica is the Colon.
  • Depending on your spending habits, bring cash with you for additional expenses such as lunch (sometimes not included), snacks, souvenirs, optional activities. We suggest about $250USD.
  • ATM’s will be accessible in most towns, and you can exchange money at the airport. Keep in mind that some places may not accept credit cards. It’s always a good idea to carry cash on you.
  • Call your bank and credit card company and let them know you’ll be traveling overseas.

Safety & Security

  • Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance, and passport with you.
  • Keep your passport and any valuables locked in your hotel room.
  • Don’t leave valuables unattended.
  • US Citizens please register with US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of an emergency.


The average temperature in Costa Rica’s Central Caribbean is 75-85 F during the day and 60-75 F at night.

Please expect showers and thunderstorms some days that pass through the rainforest.

cultural information

Pura Vida is a lifestyle in Costa Rica that literally translates to "Pure Life". It's also a very common phrase that means hello, thank you, and much more.

Costa Rica is a very eco-conscious country. Please do not disturb the natural environment by feeding animals, removing shells, or littering.

Smoking is prohibited in public areas.

To say "you're welcome" we use “con gusto” instead of “de nada”.

Key Phrases
  • Hello -- Hola!
  • How are you? -- Como estás?
  • Please -- Por favor
  • Thank you -- Gracias!
  • Qué chiva! or Qué tuanis! -- How cool!
  • A cachete explotado! -- Everything is great!
  • Pura Vida -- Pure Life (Costa Rica’s mantra)

Optional Activities

Horseback riding - $35-$50

Spending 3 hours cruising to the rhythm of a docile horse is the best way to discover the breathtaking views of the Reventazon River basin, Turrialba volcano and the large stretches of meadows, forests, and coffee plantations.

While your trip leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of the Under30Experiences itinerary. We offer no guarantees on the safety or standard of the activity.

General Rules

Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.

Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.

It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.

Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.

Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.

Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!

Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.

Staying longer or arriving early?

Come with us to the Beach or Rainforest of Costa Rica!

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