-Stay at a famous eco-lodge
-Hike through the rainforest
-Eat organic meals grown on site
-Relax in natural springs
-Experience a Costa Rican waterfall
-Epic jungle activities
Costa Rica's rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Experience it right and stay at a famous eco-lodge in the heart of the rainforest and eat organic meals grown on site.
Have an immersive off-the-beaten-path experience in unparalleled biodiversity surrounded by the lush rainforest.
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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 1:30 pm on Day 5
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.
Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica and meet your group before heading into the rainforest.
Stop for a cultural activity and authentic Costa Rican meal on the way to our remote eco-lodge.
Listen to the sounds of nature in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Enjoy a homemade piña colada at the bar while you get to know other like-minded travelers.
Eat a healthy breakfast with locally sourced ingredients grown just outside your bungalow.
Tour the permaculture farm and see exactly where breakfast came from. Learn about green initiatives, sustainability, and regeneration at the world-class eco-lodge.
Hike to El Mirador lookout point or visit a small Costa Rican town to enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Arenal. Have the option to fly through the treetops on one of the world’s best zip-lines canopy tours.
Depart to the rainforest town of La Fortuna after enjoying breakfast and a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee.
On today's rainforest adventure, explore this Costa Rican town, take a pedal board onto Lake Arenal, or visit a local waterfall.
Relax in the hot springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano and feel the geothermal energy warm the water.
Look out for sloths, monkeys, and tree frogs--three of the coolest jungle creatures in this region.
Today, you'll have the option to hike, kayak Lake Arenal, or go whitewater rafting. You decide how you want to spend your last full day in the jungle. Costa Rica is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
Catch a beautiful sunset over Lake Arenal before returning to the lodge for another homegrown dinner. Soak in the natural warm pools and listen to the rainforest come alive.
Spend the evening relaxing in a hammock or celebrating your new relationships you've built in paradise. Plan to keep in touch at a meetup in the US or Canada through the Under30Experiences community.
Wake up early and opt for a morning hike to spot a toucan in a country world-renowned for birdwatching.
Enjoy the scenic ride through rainforests and mountains back to the airport.
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 1:30 pm on Day 5.
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.
"I just returned from my very first U30X Costa Rica Rainforest trip last week and don't even know how to put into words how incredibly perfect the experience was. First of all, our tour leaders Haylie and Adrian were beyond amazing. They were so passionate about U30X and sharing Costa Rica with us and it showed through in everything they did. From the moment we all met in the airport cafe they were on top of every detail to and went above and beyond to ensure we were all relaxed, carefree, and having fun. Not only were they amazing tour guides but also quickly became new friends to everyone in the group. All of the activities and accommodations on the trip were very nice and we got a very real, authentic Costa Rican pura vida experience. I cannot recommend this company, trip, and tour leaders enough and already planning my next U30X adventure!!" -Lauren D.
"If you are considering booking a U30X trip and haven't pulled the trigger yet, two words: DO IT! I just got back from the Costa Rica Rainforest trip and the best word I can find to describe it is 'magical.' Not only were the accommodations and excursions beyond beautiful and amazing, but our guide Adrian made it to where we felt like locals and got to really live and feel the tiko ways! I knew no one going into this trip and could not have been matched up with a better group of people. The entire trip was flexible and you could decide to do things on your own or join in on awesome activities. Adrian was the absolute best and I feel like we were the luckiest group to have him show us around and teach us the pura vida lifestyle!" -Dana M.
Brandi here again. Home from ANOTHER killer trip! This time, I ventured to the Costa Rican Rain Forest with Lauren and Luis. If you haven't signed up for an adventure with these guys yet, what are you waiting for? Seriously, who doesn't want to chase water falls, go shooting down a river, zip line through the rain forest, get some salsa lessons and yoga twice a day? Oh yea, and meet interesting people along the way that will open your brain up to new ways of thinking and being? Do yourself a favor, and sign up. Change your life, stop reading this review and go explore." -Brandi U.