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Costa Rica Adrenaline Trip Details

Introduction

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 1:00pm on Day 1.

Finish: San Jose International Airport (SJO) -- San Jose, Costa Rica
Plan to depart after 1:30PM on Day 6
If you want to spend more time in Costa Rica join us on our Starter Costa Rica trip

What's Included

-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

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions

Highlights

-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.

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.
-Style: This trip is for adrenaline-seeking travelers who want to adventure into nature and experience Costa Rican culture.

Community

Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.

Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to our travel community.

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.

Meals

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.

Sample Breakfast Menu:

Buffet with coffee, tea, juices, and fruit

Gallo Pinto- traditional fried rice with beans, eggs, and tortilla

Sample Dinner Menu:

Casado - traditional plate of white rice, black beans, choice of protein, vegetables, salad, and fried plantains.

Breakfasts and dinners can be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions

Average price of a meal is about $10

Transport

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

Private bus to all day trip excursions

Accommodation

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

Double accommodation rooms with ensuite bathrooms

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

Single travelers joining the trip will be paired with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

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

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 $200USD.
  • 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 emergency.

Weather

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.

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

While your trip leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time.

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.

General Rules

We reserve the right to decline any traveler that may affect the welfare of the other travelers or trip leaders.

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on the trip. Possessing or using drugs puts the rest of the group at risk. Our trip leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession.

Staying longer or arriving early?

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

Recommended accommodations in San Jose:

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