-Two days of whitewater rafting
-Canyoning, rappelling, & zip lining
-Local coffee farm tour
-Relax on the beach in Puerto Viejo
-Cahuita National Park
-Gandoca Manzanillo National Refuge
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, rappelling down waterfalls, rappelling down waterfalls, and hiking through the jungle.
And experience the importance of farming in the community while learning about Costa Rica’s most famous crop, coffee.
Trip begins at San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO) at 3:00 pm
Please book arrival flight a few hours before this time
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO) at 11:30 am
Please book departure flight a few hours after this time
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Welcome to Costa Rica! Take included transportation with your group to Puerto Viejo. This beachside town formally called Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is the best place in Costa Rica to experience laid-back vibes, enjoy a unique Caribbean culture, and take in the crystal blue water.
Enjoy your first traditional Costa Rican dinner in town as you get to know your new friends.
Settle into your charming bungalow for some rest before tomorrow’s beach day.
As the sun rises over the Caribbean Sea, visit Cahuita National Park, well known for its protected coral reefs close to shore.
Spend you afternoon soaking in the crystalline waters on the coast, exploring town on a bike, indulging in a massage, or just unwinding in bliss.
Visit the Gandoca–Manzanillo National Refuge, home to numerous ecosystems along the southern Caribbean Coast.
Enjoy an afternoon exploring Puerto Viejo by bike or catching some waves with an optional surf lesson in Playa Negra.
In the evening, start preparing for your upcoming rafting adventure and pack an overnight bag to use while in the jungle. Then, relax at the hotel, or hang out with your new friends over drinks at a local bar.
Wake up early and embark on a two-day whitewater rafting adventure. Raft Class II, III, & IV rapids through the rainforest to your remote eco-lodge on the Pacuare River.
The lodge is a model of sustainable tourism with hydro-electric power and quaint, rustic accommodations. Enjoy a self-guided walk to nearby waterfalls and natural pools.
Dine in the open air with meals cooked in the wilderness by your rafting guides. Fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest.
Wake up feeling ready to continue your adventure down the river. Hold on tight as the rapids get bigger and better. Listen carefully to your rafting guide's commands and paddle hard to earn your Tico lunch.
End your rafting trip with a shower and take a well-deserved nap on the way to the Caribbean coast.
Arrive at Turrialba and spend the evening celebrating a successful rafting adventure with your friends.
Get your adrenaline pumping as you spend the morning rappelling down four different waterfalls.
Explore the lush flora as you fly above the canopy on zip-lines and walk across a hanging bridge.
Afterward, tour a local coffee plantation and learn about the seven stages of coffee production. Be sure to taste a freshly made cup of Costa Rican coffee!
Wake up early and enjoy your last gallo pinto breakfast.
Make your way back to San Jose Airport with included transportation, or continue the adventure to the Pacific side of the country on our Costa Rica Trip.
Make plans to keep in touch with your new friends as a member of our Under30Experiences alumni network.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Costa Rica
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
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"I went on starter Costa Rica trip in April and it was seriously one of the best experiences of my life. I was so sad to leave all of the people I had met and the beautiful places in Costa Rica that we traveled to. Our tour guides were amazing, fun loving and down to earth. I loved every person in our group and am so excited to meet up with them again someday! Would HIGHLY recommend. This trip gets you out of your comfort zone and allows you to meet amazing new people/experience beautiful parts of the country. :)" -Madison Y.
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