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Active Costa Rica

13 days from £1,479 £1,109

High energy adventure tour with rafting, hiking, surfing, and more.

From lofty volcanoes to white-sand beaches and misty cloud forests, where the cries of howler monkeys ring through the canopy, Costa Rica’s natural beauty and biodiversity are second to none. Add to that a world-class adventure scene, and you’ve pretty much got the perfect destination. This dynamic 13-day tour is a wild ride through the country’s most spectacular natural settings, and biggest adrenaline sports hubs. Hike steamy jungle trails, learn to surf on the idyllic Caribbean coast, spend two days rafting down the Pacuare River, and stay in a remote jungle lodge that can only be accessed by raft or 4x4. This is living la Pura Vida at its best.


Highlights include

Rafting expedition
Cloud forest
Jungle hike
Bike tours
Arenal Volcano
Surf lesson
Caribbean beaches
Remote jungle lodge
Waterfalls
Ziplining & canyoning (optional)

Itinerary

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Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation on this trip is rustic and authentic in feel with two very special nights in a one-of-a-kind lodge in the primary rainforest in Pacuare.

  • San José (2 nights): Family-run hotel close to downtown San José, with swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, and restaurant
  • Monte Verde (2 nights): Small, mountain lodge with rustic rooms, garden views, and a restaurant
  • La Fortuna (3 nights): Gorgeous hotel with views of the Arenal Volcano, lush, tropical gardens and swimming pool
  • Pacuare (2 nights): Unique lodge set in primary rainforest and only accessible by 4x4 or raft. Amazing views of the forest, Pacuare River, and valleys (multi-share dorms with shared bathrooms).
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (2 nights): Small, colourful, Caribbean style hotel with tropical gardens, terrace with hammocks, and close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica

The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time. Let us know in advance if you’ve got any dietary requirements.


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Amy G
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Elisha was quick to deal with our query and responded adequately. Booking was swift and easy.

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Japan 13 day budget tour ...

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Chelsie P
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Great service. Never disappointed and they are always there to help with any questions!

Whitney B
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Very easy to navigate.

Stephanie B
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Amazing! The staff are incredible and so helpful. Couldn’t recommend enough. Becca has been fantastic in helping me plan my trip too! X

Anonymous
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TESS WAS GREAT, SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME WITH MY TRIP. CANT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR HER HELP.

Jacob
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Incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, not just with the actual assistance the company provides but through the communication and transparency they've shown thus far.

CHARLOTTE S
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Becca was really good with all the questions I had about the trip and answered them fully without pushing me into booking anything. I decided on the Thai Experience and looking forward to it!...

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Anonymous
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Booked this as a surprise for my grandson. Very accomodating and helpful staff

Anonymous
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Great- they made everything very easy and were very efficient!

Alexander M
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The advisor, Jane, was very helpful and tolerated our many requests!

Anonymous
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The booking process is super easy and email responses are super quick!

Lucy C
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Great communication but not pushy, lots of options to choose from and really helpful team to help decide!

Leah
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Amazing customer service!

Megan P
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So many amazing trips & deals available! All the information is clearly available and all the reps are friendly & helpful with fast responses- I can't wait for my trip!

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Exciting trips and helpful agents... Tqvm..

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Good information and easy website to navigate!!!

Sophie B
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Emma was a fantastic travel advisor, helping me every step of the way. This is a great company to book with and I highly recommend if you’re looking to travel!

Anonymous
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Very good

Alisha
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I recently went on the 25 day Thai Experience, which had the most amazing itinerary. JJ was the BEST tour guide and made the trip so memorable. He was there 24/7 for all of us and made travelling...

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Sophie O
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Very helpful xx

Anonymous
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very helpful with lots of info

Anonymous
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Emma was extremely helpful

Kallum S
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Really helped me get established in NZ for my working holiday.

Emma W
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Really helpful with questions and extremely easy to book with, I’m looking forward to the trips


Dates & Prices


Flights

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Cheapest flights between London and San Jose for the next 6 months.

*Prices updated every 72 hours

Cheapest: £563 August, 2024
Most expensive: £1,251 July, 2024

Extra information

Arrive in Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San José on day 1 of your tour. Walk to the airport exit doors, where you will find one of our local team members waiting to transfer you to our starting accommodation. The tour leader will hold a welcome meeting this evening. 

Your amazing trip ends where it started in San José on day 13. Return airport transfers are not included but it’s only a 15 minute taxi ride (depending on traffic) and your tour guide can help you book this.

The maximum group size is 16.

This is an open-aged trip. You'll have the opportunity to meet people who are outside your own age group, and from different walks of life, adding depth and diversity to your travel experience.

This trip is the perfect blend of affordability, adventure and authenticity. It's a wallet-friendly experience where you'll mix with the locals, travel on local transport, and stay in rustic accommodation in the style of the region. As well as included activities, there are lots of optional add-ons, so you can tailor the trip to your budget and preferences while immersing yourself in each captivating locale.

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