-2 days of whitewater rafting
-Canyoning, rappelling, & zip-lining
-Mountain biking untouched rainforest
-Unbelievable hidden waterfall hikes
-Local Costa Rican coffee tour
-Costa Rica's Caribbean beaches
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.
San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO)
Plan to arrive before 1:00 pm on Day 1
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO)
Plan to depart after 5:00 pm on Day 7
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 included flights 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 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.
Get your adrenaline pumping as you spend the morning rappelling down four different waterfalls.
Explore the lush canyon as you fly above the canopy on zip-lines and walk across a 132 foot hanging bridge.
Afterward, tour a local coffee plantation and learn about the seven stages of production. Be sure to taste a freshly made cup of Costa Rican coffee!
Escape the tourist path as you hike through Costa Rican coffee plantations to a hidden 310 foot waterfall.
Climb to the top of the waterfall and take a dip in the waterfall’s natural swimming holes.
The adrenaline continues in the afternoon as you tour the coffee and sugar cane plantations on a mountain bike. Experience firsthand what makes Costa Rican agriculture so special.
In the evening, pack your overnight rafting bag for the next two days. Then, relax in the hotel, or hang out with your new friends over drinks at a local bar in town.
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 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 Puerto Viejo and spend the evening celebrating a successful rafting adventure with your friends.
As the sun rises over the Caribbean sea, visit Cahuita National Park, well know for its protected coral reefs close to shore.
After a high-octane trip, take your final day in paradise to relax on Costa Rica's Caribbean beaches.
Soak in the crystalline waters on the coast, explore town on a bike, indulge in a massage, or just unwind in bliss.
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 Pacific side of the country on Starter Costa Rica.
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
Plan to arrive before 1:00 pm on Day 1 and plan to depart after 5:00 pm on Day 7.
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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