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Costa Rica Adrenaline

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

early signup:

$1,395

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,595

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

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 white water 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 International Airport (SJO) -- San Jose, Costa Rica
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 before 1:00PM

Finish

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

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.

On the way, stop at one of the most beautiful and 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.

After dinner, settle in to your charming mountain lodge for some relaxation before tomorrow’s big adventure.

Day 2

Rappelling, Canyoning & Culture

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

You’ll explore the lush canyon on numerous zip-lines, and walk across a 132-foot hanging bridge.

Spend the afternoon learning about rural farming in the small farm on the outskirts of Turrialba. Get your hands dirty and dive deep into what it means to be sustainable in Costa Rica. You’ll tend to the horses, take an interactive coffee tour through the property, and share a traditional meal with your new farmer friends.

Day 3

Waterfall Excursions

Take a short ride to the town of San Antonio and escape the tourist path as you hike through Costa Rican coffee plantations until you reach hidden waterfalls.

Enjoy the stunning views and refreshing mist before climbing to the top and taking a dip into the waterfall’s natural swimming hole.

After working up an appetite hiking all morning, stop by the town for a satisfying lunch and perhaps a little souvenir shopping.

The adrenaline continues in the afternoon as you tour the coffee plantations on a mountain bike or on horseback. 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 bond with your new travel mates over drinks at a local bar in town.

Day 4

Rafting the World Famous Pacuare River

Wake up early and embark on day one of a two-day whitewater rafting adventure. Experience combining Class II, III, and IV rapids as you raft through the rainforest where you’ll stay at a remote ecolodge nestled on the river.

The lodge is a model of ecotourism with hydro-powered electricity and quaint, rustic accommodations. From here, enjoy self-guided walks to waterfalls, pools, rainforest hikes, and birdwatching.

Dine in the open air with delicious meals cooked by your rafting guides. Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of the rainforest. Wake up feeling ready to continue the adventure down the river.

Day 5

Continue Rafting through the Rainforest

Wake up and enjoy a tasty, local breakfast and a hot cup of world famous Costa Rican coffee before you begin another day full of adventure.

Continue down the river as the rapids get bigger and better.

After a satisfying lunch and shower at the rafting headquarters, come back to the hotel for relaxation, opt for a hike around the property, or head to town for some last minute shopping.

Spend the last evening reminiscing about all the past adventures with your new friends over a delicious Caribbean style dinner and some drinks.

Day 6

Relaxation and Departure

Wake up early and enjoy a final Costa Rican breakfast.

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.

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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
-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
-Ziplining experience through the jungle
-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

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,595

Never any hidden fees!

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