Discover Costa Rica

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Discover the beautiful beaches, stunning rainforest, and powerful rapids of Costa Rica on this adrenaline-fueled, 6-day adventure. From the incredible tropical ecosystem of Manuel Antonio National Park to the rainforest-lined Río Pacuare, see an array of spectacular wildlife including sloths, squirrel monkeys, river otters, and anteaters — as well as many other endangered animals that find sanctuary in Costa Rica's protected areas. Add the thrills of ziplining, sailing, hiking, and rafting whitewater rapids, and you've got the perfect break for adventure seekers of all ages.

Details

Duration: 6 Days
Starts in: San José, Costa Rica
Ends in: San José, Costa Rica
Group Size: 2-14

Operated by:

MT Sobek

MT Sobek, the originators, innovators and leaders in adventure travel for more than five decades, crafts journeys to the world's most memorable places.

Itinerary

San Jose to Manuel Antonio

Fly to San José and take a short flight transfer to Quepos, just a short drive from your resort hotel on the Pacific Coast. Take in the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park, with its beautiful white-sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle. Unwind in your tropical haven.

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park

Enjoy a fresh morning sea breeze as you wander through scenic Manuel Antonio National Park, with its mangrove swamps, lagoons, beach vegetation, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Get your binoculars ready for sloths, squirrel monkeys, iguanas, and millions of colorful little crabs. Later, sail via catamaran along the stunning coast to one of the 12 quiet isles, home to nesting marine birds. Swim and snorkel along the bay, and discover a fascinating underwater playground of tropical fish and exotic marine life.

Paddle the Río Pacuare to Ríos Tropicales

After breakfast, fly back to San José and drive to the rainforest-lined Río Pacuare, Costa Rica's most remarkable river corridor. Paddle downstream to your riverside accommodation — a rustic, thatched-roof jungle lodge perched on the river's edge. This is a good opportunity to become familiar with the steep, technical drops that are typical of the Pacuare. Along its course lie several densely vegetated gorges sheltering sloths, river otters, anteaters, and an incredible variety of birds, such as toucans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, sunbirds, and trogons.

A Day in Paradise at Ríos Tropicales

Enjoy a full day at Ríos Tropicales Lodge. Take an optional early-morning guided bird-watching hike to see toucans and many other species, before returning for breakfast and gearing up for a day of adventures. Swing through the forest on a zip line to get an up-close perspective of the ecosystem of the canopy. Trek deep into the Pacuare Nature Reserve, or hike to nearby "Wake Up" Waterfalls and take a thrilling canyoning tour, which includes rappelling down the face of the waterfall.

Raft Río Pacuare’s Whitewater Rapids

Continue your whitewater rafting adventure in the lush, magical gorge of the Río Pacuare, where the rapids become more powerful and technical in nature. Power through "Bobo," "Huacas Arriba," "Huacas Abajo," and "Dos Montañas" rapids. Gorgeous waterfalls tumble into the river, and you might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of some of the exotic birds and animals inhabiting the surrounding jungle. Take out near the town of Siquirres, and transfer back to San José.

Depart from San José

Transfer to the airport for homeward-bound flights.

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