Multi-Sport Tour

  • Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure Tour

    Costa Rica Adventures

    Multi-Sport Adventure in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is every adventurer’s paradise! Explore our wildlife-rich cloud forests in Monteverde and in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. View smoldering volcanoes and soak in natural hot springs close to the Arenal Volcano, raft exciting whitewater in Pacuare River and mountain bike through remote river valleys. 

    Few spots in the world offer the extraordinary natural and scenic diversity of Costa Rica and few trips capture the essence o this small country in a combination of places and activities as well as our variety-packed 8-day multi-sport tour. Exotic, beautiful, and exhilarating, we invite you to explore Costa Rica’s tropical rain forests, beautiful beaches, and volcanic scenery, view active volcanoes and bath in natural hot springs close to Arenal Volcano, and raft exciting white waters of one of the top rivers in the world for this sport and enjoy mountain bike through remote valleys and Costa Rican countryside.

     

    Guest Comments

    -The attention to detail was perfect - these guys are professionals! It takes an enormous amount of work to make all the details work, and this was done seamlessly. I highly recommend Banana Adventures Tours to anyone who wants to get the most out of their Costa Rica vacation - Liz Warren

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    Multi Sport Adventure ITINERARY

    Welcome to Costa Rica!

    Day 1 - Arrive to San Jose International Airport Juan Santamaria, Transfer to Arenal (La Fortuna), visit to Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, overnight at La Fortuna (D)

    ***The international flight has to arrive to Costa Rica before noon

    Our exciting multi-sport tour begins immediately, as we travel from the Juan Santamaria International Airport to the Hotel in Arenal area. Located close to the Arenal Volcano, our hotel has an excellent view of the majestic Arenal Volcano. If the weather allows it, we may view one of its pyrotechnic shows. The hotel grounds feature abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and a swimming pool design especially for your pleasure.

    This evening we visit the famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa (or Baldi Hot Springs) and enjoy a soak in one of its many natural warm pools. Located in the shadows of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacon is a wonderland of gardens, paths, steams and pools: five thermal and one with cool water plus a whirlpool. Mud facials and professional massage are available as an option for an additional cost*.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and a dry set of clothes, flip flops or sandals.
    Transfer duration: From San Jose to La Fortuna 3 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.

    Day 2 - White Water Rafting at Pacuare River (one day tour), overnight at La Fortuna (BL)

    After breakfast we head to the Pacuare River for a wonderful class III-IV white water rafting trip. After a brief introduction to paddling, we launch our rafts down the mighty Pacuare River. We traverse eight miles of remote and scenic waters that course through a wilderness of dense vegetation that completely covers the riverbanks. The numerous rapids are interspersed with stretches of calm, tranquil water providing an opportunity to enjoy the surrounding tropical beauty and numerous waterfalls.

      What to wear: Strip-on sandals, shorts or swimsuit, cap, towel, and a dry set of clothes.
    Transfer times: From La Fortuna to the rafting base - 2 hours 30 minutes aprox.
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 3 - Arenal Volcano National Park Hike, Van-boat-Van transfer to Monteverde, overnight at Monteverde (BL)

    After breakfast we will transfer to the National Park Arenal Volcano for our morning hike. Arenal used to be one of the world's most active volcanoes, thundering and blowing since 1968. Arenal is located in the Tilaran Mountains and dominates the background of today's tour. We explore its National Park, and hike its trails through the rain forest to a safe viewing observatory from which you may see the majestic volcano.

    This slightly challenging hike will take us down the slopes of the Arenal Volcano where you will see old lava. Then we head to have our delicious lunch at La Fortuna town. In the afternoon, we transfer to the Hotel in Monteverde. The hotel is styled after a rustic mountain cabin with views of the slopes of the Tilaran Mountains and Gulf of Nicoya. It is not uncommon to see monkeys and quetzals from the hotel's balconies! We travel in a boat through Arenal Lake and drive in the slopes of Monteverde Mountains.

      What to wear: Hiking boots, shorts, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars.
    Transfer times: From La Fortuna to Monteverde 3 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 4 - Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges in Monteverde Cloud Forest, overnight at Monteverde (B)

    Today, we experience the thrill of exploring the surrounding forest canopy. Our tour consists of ten platforms, twelve traverses and a rappel set in the heart of a cloud forest, is the original site of the first Canopy Tour in Costa Rica. We begin with a hike through the cloud forest, then climb a rope ladder through the middle of a huge strangler fig.

    Once we are in the canopy, we slide from platform to platform enjoying splendid views of this multi-layered canopy. Assisted by expert guides, we then rappel back to the forest floor. The platforms vary in height from 20 meters to 33 meters above the forest floor. In the afternoon we will enjoy a hike through Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, founded in the 1950's by a group of Quakers who migrated to the area from Alabama. The Reserve is world famous for the huge variety of life forms it supports. An elaborate system of trails winds through the Park inviting visit!

    The Reserve is divided into six life zones, hosting a total of 2,500 species of plants, 100 species of mammals, 120 species of reptiles and amphibians including the endemic Golden toad (sapo dorado), 490 species of butterflies, including the Blue Morpho, and about 400 species of birds, including the quetzal.

      What to wear: Hiking boots, shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, camera, binoculars.
    Transfer times: None.
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 5 - Transfer to Rincon de la Vieja, Oropendola Waterfall Horseback Riding, overnight at Hacienda Guachipelin (BLD)

    In the morning, we transfer to a hotel close to another active volcano of Costa Rica, where the Rincon de La Vieja Volcano National Park is located. Then we will visit the Oropendola Waterfall, which is a very impressive 82 feet high natural fall. The emerald green water invites for a refreshing dive. The waterfall is located in a beautiful vegetated canyon which beauty you’ll enjoy.

      What to wear: Hiking boots, shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, camera, binoculars.
    Transfer times: From Monteverde to Hacienda Guachipelin 3 hours 30 minutes aprox.
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 6 - Canopy and Rappelling Tour at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, overnight at Hacienda Guachipelin (BLD)

    After breakfast, prepare yourself for an amazing adrenaline filled experience on the Kazm Canyon Canopy Tour. We begin on a zip line that is set on the edge of a cliff that slides on suspended ropes through the canyon. The first two traverses into the Kazm Canyon are done by rope, where the tour changes radically. We find ourselves on platforms that are set on ledges inside the canyon. With a total of 10 platforms, 3 wall climbs, and what has been christened "The Tarzan Swing", this canopy tour also features the longest traverse ever at an amazing 70 meters.

      What to wear: Biking shorts, biking or tennis shoes, biking T-shirt. For the waterfall and river visits, shorts or swimsuit, and towel.
    Transfer time: None.
    Activity level: Moderate

    Day 7: Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike, transfer to San Jose, overnight at San Jose (BL)

    After breakfast, we visit "Las Pailas" hiking trail. At this, more or less, circular trail with a length of about 2 miles/3.2km, you can enjoy the most volcanic activity without climbing the main crater. Here you can find a great variety of vegetation and trees, like the Elephant Ear Tree, Cigar Box Cedar, Laurel and the Gumbo-limbo, among others.

    Do not forget to bring you camera for those "once in a lifetime shots"! For those that do not wish to experience the canopy tour, an optional hike may be possible. After lunch, we will depart for our return to San Jose.

      What to wear: Hiking boots, shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, camera, binoculars.
    Transfer times: From Hacienda Guachipelin to San Jose 4 hours 30 minutes aprox.
    Activity level: Moderate

    Day 8 - End of your multi-sport adventure in Costa Rica (B)

    Transfer from San Jose to the International Airport Juan Santamaria. After a hearty breakfast, we will continue on to the Juan Santamaria Airport or your hotel in San Jose, if you are staying an additional night(s).

    (Scheduled departures should be arranged no earlier than 12:00 a.m. Remember that you should always arrive approximately three hours before your international flight’s scheduled departure time).

       

     

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    Minimun 2 people.

    DEPARTURE DATES

    Select the day of the tour / valid only December 2016 and 2017.

    This package is open all year through.

    FACT FILE
    • 9 Land days
    • Minimum 2 travelers (if you are only one check the Solo Traveler Package).
    • Maximum 16 travelers* (Check for bigger Group options).
    • Tour begins in Arenal and finishes in San Jose.
    • All breakfasts included.
    PACKAGE INCLUDES
    • 2 Nights in Arenal
    • 2 Nights at Monteverde area
    • 2 Nights at Rincon de la Vieja
    • 2 Nights at Manuel Antonio
    • All accommodation in 4 star hotels and a good class Hacienda
    • Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa or Baldi Hot Springs 
    • Arenal Volcano Hike
    • Canopy Tour in Monteverde
    • Hanging Bridges Tour
    • Horseback riding
    • Canyoning and Kazam Tour
    • Meals as described (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
    • Bilingual guides at each activity
    • All equipment for activities
    • All ground transportation
    • All national taxes
    • Customer Service 24-7
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Visit to four different areas of Costa Rica (Arenal, Monteverde, Rincon de la Vieja y San Jose).
    • View of two different active volcanoes (Arenal Volcano and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano).
    • Challenging sport activities in a great landscape.
    • A great combination of adventure and relaxing activities.

    ACCOMMODATIONS
    Comfortable, well-located accommodations with all amenities: private bathrooms, hot water, TV with cable, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, breakfast.
    OVERALL ACTIVITY LEVEL Easy to Moderate depending on request.
    Moderate - This adventure package is designed for people who like soft adventures. To increase the activity level, please ask us for more options.