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Costa Rica Adrenaline Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Costa Rica

Morning/Afternoon:

  • The U30X team will be waiting for you at the airport welcoming you to Costa Rica.
  • After meeting your new friends, take included transportation to a remote mountain lodge in Turrialba, located about 2 hours away from San Jose.
  • During the drive, stop in the town of Cartago, visit the famous Basilica of our Lady of the Angels Cathedral and enjoy Costa Rican coffee & ice cream.

Evening:

  • Check into your beautiful rustic hotel for the week.
  • Try your first traditional Costa Rican meal, a casado, with your new friends at the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2

Rappelling, Canyoning & Culture

Morning:

  • This morning is all adrenaline! Start your day rappelling down stunning waterfalls hidden in the rainforest.
  • Trek across hanging bridges as your guide spots toucans, poison dart frogs, and other wildlife native to Costa Rica.
  • Next, zip-line through the jungle on multiple canopy lines and admire the beautiful greenery surrounding you.
  • For lunch, enjoy a traditional included meal provided by your adventure guides.

Afternoon:

  • Spend the afternoon learning how people live off the land on the outskirts of Turrialba.
  • Get your hands dirty diving deep into what it means to be sustainable in Costa Rica.
  • Tend to the horses and then take an interactive coffee tour through the property.

Evening:

  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your new farming friends over dinner.
  • Stay in for a relaxing night in or enjoy a night out in the town of Turrialba.

Day 3

Waterfall Excursions

Morning:

  • Get ready for another day of adventure!
  • First, we’ll hike through the Caribbean farmlands to secluded waterfalls.
  • Take the time to relax and go for a swim in the waterfalls’ natural swimming holes.

Afternoon:

  • Take included transportation into town for some lunch and souvenir shopping.
  • The adventure continues in the afternoon as you take a mountain bike tour through coffee plantations.

Evening:

  • Enjoy another traditional dinner at our mountain lodge and have drinks in town or relax on a hammock before tomorrow’s big day.

*Tonight you’ll need to pack an overnight bag that you’ll bring with you for the next two days of rafting. The rest of your luggage will remain in the hotel which we’ll return to at the end of day 5.

Day 4

Rafting the World Famous Pacuare River

Morning:

  • Fuel up at our lodge with a hearty breakfast before traveling down to the Pacuare River where our rafting adventure begins.
  • Meet your rafting guides, learn the basics and safety protocols, and begin day 1 of your 2-day journey.
  • Today is about learning the ropes as you whitewater raft through Class II and Class III rapids.

Afternoon:

  • Arrive at your remote ecolodge located right on the river and check into your bungalow.
  • Opt for a walk along the property exploring the many hikes and swimming holes nearby, or relax in a hammock with a book and a view.

Evening:

  • In the evening, join your rafting guides for happy hour cocktails or coffee in the jungle.
  • Enjoy an open-air dinner and get to know your local raft guides over drinks and card games.

Day 5

Continue Rafting through the Rainforest

Morning:

  • Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest and head down to breakfast with your group.
  • Enjoy your last moments in the lodge before heading back out on the river. Walk over to the hanging bridge, or hike to the natural waterslides.
  • Continue rafting down the river as the rapids become more powerful and fun with Class III and IV rapids.
  • Feel the refreshing river hit your smiling face as you paddle hard through the big waves.
  • End your rafting adventure at the headquarters with a shower and a tasty meal.

Afternoon:

  • This free afternoon can be spent relaxing at the hotel, hiking around the hotel property, or spent in town doing some last minute exploring.

Evening:

  • Spend your last dinner in town reminiscing about your adventures with your new community over a traditional Caribbean dinner.

Day 6

Relaxation and Departure

Morning:

  • Wake up early for an optional stroll around the mountain lodge property.
  • Take the scenic way back to San Jose Airport with included transportation, or stay and continue the adventure on your own.
  • Say goodbye to the new friends you’ve made and officially become an Under30Experiences alumni.

*Select dates can be extended to our Starter Costa Rica adventure

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