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Costa Rica Adrenaline

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early SignUp: $1,395

Regular: $1,595

THE EXPERIENCE

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, 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.

Start

San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 before 1:00 pm

Finish

San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO)
Plan to depart Day 6 after 1:30 pm

Physical Activity:

Light

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.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

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.

Physical Activity:

High

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.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Costa Rica

Arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO) before 1:00 PM and take included transportation to Turrialba, a stunning mountain town known for its neighboring whitewater rafting rivers and an active volcano.

Stop at one of the most picturesque cathedrals in the country. Treat yourself to a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee while exploring the city of Cartago.

Enjoy your first traditional Costa Rican dinner in Turrialba as you get to know your new friends.

Settle in to your charming mountain lodge for some rest before tomorrow’s big adventure.

Day 2

Waterfall Excursions

Escape the tourist path to the town of San Antonio as you hike through Costa Rican coffee plantations to a 310 foot waterfall.

Climb to the top of the waterfall and take a dip in the waterfall’s natural swimming holes.

After working up an appetite hiking, stop into town for a satisfying lunch and a little souvenir shopping.

Spend the afternoon learning about rural farming outside Turrialba. Get your hands dirty and learn what it means to be sustainable in Costa Rica. Tend to the horses, take an interactive coffee tour, and share a traditional meal with your new farmer friends.

Day 3

Rappelling, Canyoning & Culture

Get your adrenaline pumping as you spend the morning rappelling down four different waterfalls.

Explore the lush canyon via zip-lines and walk across a 132 foot hanging bridge.

The adrenaline continues as you mountain bike or ride horseback through the coffee and sugarcane plantations.

Pack your overnight rafting bag for the next two days. Relax in the hotel or head into town for a drink with your group mates.

Day 4

Rafting the World Famous Pacuare River

Wake up early and embark on day one of a two-day whitewater rafting adventure. Raft Class II, III, and IV rapids through the rainforest to your remote ecolodge 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 waterfalls and natural pools.

Enjoy delicious meals cooked in the wilderness by your rafting guides. Fall asleep to the sound of rushing water and jungle creatures.

Day 5

Continue Rafting through 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, hike around the property, or do some last minute shopping.

Spend the last evening celebrating a successful adventure with your new friends over a delicious Caribbean style dinner.

Day 6

Relaxation and Departure

Wake up early and enjoy your last gallo pinto breakfast.

Take the scenic way back to San Jose Airport with included transportation, or continue the adventure to the beach on Starter Costa Rica.

Make plans to keep in touch with your new friends as a member of our Under30Experiences alumni network.

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-4 nights in double accommodations
-1 night in rustic river eco-lodge accommodations
-5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners
-Pick-up and drop-off at San Jose Costa Rica 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
-A two-day whitewater rafting experience
-Certified rafting guides for two-days
-Costa Rican sustainability & rural farming educational activity
-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

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Costa Rica

When should I book my flight?

Plan to arrive Day 1 before 1:00 pm and depart Day 6 after 1:30 pm local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details*

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early SignUp: $1,395

Regular: $1,595

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