Adventure Lover Tour

  • Adventure Lover Special

    Adventure Lover in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Adventure Package Special

    Costa Rica means Adventure! Whether you have experienced adventure sports in nature or you want to try for the first time, this is the place to be. The Adventure Lover Special was made for small groups of friends or family who want to try the perfect combination of nature and adventure, while traveling through very beautiful places in Costa Rica. Experience the white waters of one of the top ten most scenic rivers in the world (according to National Geographic), hike the skirts of the most active volcano in Costa Rica, glide through the cloud forest, and kayak the turquoise waters of Manuel Antonio, all in one package!

    This adventure package was created for Adventure Lovers who would like to come to Costa Rica and enjoy and experience the challenging activities offered, combined with the relaxing hot waters of Arenal Volcano hot springs. Your Costa Rica vacations don´t have to be expensive, and we have packages that will meet your budget needs.

     

     

    Guest Comments

    - "I would highly recommend Banana Adventures. They easily incorporated all my changes
    to the initial Tour package (Adventure Lover Special). All the excursions were high caliber and had excellent,
    knowledgeable guides." - Cook Family, July 2016.

     

     

    ATV Adventure Tour 

     

     

    Adventure Lover ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Arrive to San Jose International Airport Juan Santamaria, Transfer to Arenal, overnight at La Fortuna.

    Welcome to Costa Rica!
    Our exciting adventure lover special tour begins immediately, as we travel from the Juan Santamaria International Airport to the Arenal Hotel. Situated by the Arenal Volcano, our hotel is an excellent location for observing the constantly erupting Arenal Volcano. Weather permitting; we may view one of its pyrotechnic shows. The hotel grounds feature abundant wildlife and a swimming pool for you to relax in.

      What to wear: Comfortable clothes.
    Transfer duration: From San Jose to La Fortuna 3 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.

    Day 2 - White Water Rafting Pacuare River (one day tour). Overnight at Arenal (BL)

    After breakfast we head to the Rio Pacuare 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 riverbank. The numerous rapids are interspersed with stretches of calm, tranquil water providing an opportunity to enjoy the surrounding tropical beauty. This is one of the best adventure tours in Costa Rica.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and dry set of clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into, water camera, sun block.
    Transfer duration: From La Fortuna to Rafting Base 2,5 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Moderate.
     

    Day 3 - Arenal Volcano Hike tour and Baldi Hot Springs (or Tabacon Hot Springs). Overnight at Arenal (BD)

    Arenal is 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 forest to a safe viewing observatory from which you may see the majestic volcano's fireworks.

    We will explore its National Park, and hike the trails through the forest and across the lava rivers to a safe viewing observatory from which you may see the majestic volcano's fireworks and lava rocks crashing down its slopes. In the afternoon, we will transfer to our Hotel in the Monteverde area. The hotel offers views of the slopes of the Tilaran Mountains and Gulf of Nicoya. It is not uncommon to see humming birds, monkeys and quetzals from the hotel's balconies! At night, just after the Arenal Volcano Hike, we will visit the wonderful hot springs in the area.

       

    What to wear: Hiking boots, comfortable clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into, sun block, repellent, digital camera.
    Transfer duration: All activities in the area.
    Activity level: Moderate.

     

     

    Day 4 - Van-Boat-Van tour to Monteverde. Canopy Tour. Overnight at Monteverde (B).

    Our tour consists of various platforms at canopy height and a rappel set in the heart of the cloud forest reserve. This is the site of the first ever Original Canopy Tour. We begin with a hike through the cloud forest, and then we climb a rope ladder through the middle of a hug strangler fig. Once we reach the forest canopy, we slide from platform to platform enjoying splendid views of the 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 ground. In the afternoon we will enjoy a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The reserve is world famous for the huge variety of life forms it supports. An elaborate system of trails winds through the park inviting travelers to visit. The reserve is divided into six life zones, hosting a total of over 2,500 species of plants, 10 species of mammals (including the rare Jaguar),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 resplendent Quetzal. Overnight in Monteverde.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and dry set of clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into.
    Transfer duration: From La Fortuna to Monteverde 3 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.
     

    Day 5 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio. Overnight at Manuel Antonio (B).

    Manuel Antonio is one of the best beaches in the country. It is also a National Park where you will enjoy the natural wonders of the area. After breakfast we will transfer to Manuel Antonio, and you will have free time to enjoy the beach and the sun.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and dry set of clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into.
    Transfer duration: From Monteverde to Manuel Antonio 4.5 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.
     

    Day 6 - Mangrove (or sea) Kayak Tour. Free afternoon. Overnight at Manuel Antonio (B)

    After a great breakfast and depending on the tides, you will head towards the kayak location. It can be mangrove kayaking or sea kayaking, depending on your strengths. This is a perfect tour to see wild animals.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and dry set of clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into.
    Transfer duration: All activities in the area
    Activity level: Moderate.
     

    Day 7 - Transfer to San José. Overnight at San Jose (B)

    San Jose doesn't boast of beauty, it is actually a chaotic city with busy streets dirty busses and loud markets. However it does hide some important historical monuments, impressive landmarks and well stocked souvenir markets. Use the day in the city visiting these important places and learning about their history and importance to the Costa Rican community, also, in San Jose you could buy souvenirs and send your "wish you were here!" post cards.

      What to wear: Shorts or swimsuit and dry set of clothes, shorts & T-shirt to change into.
    Transfer duration: From Manuel Antonio to San Jose 3.5 hours aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.
     

    Day 8 - Transfer Out to the airport (B).

    End of your adventure in Costa Rica. Transfer to San Jose. After a hearty breakfast, we will transfer you to the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

     

      What to wear: Confortable clothes.
    Transfer duration: From San Jose to International Airport 30 minutes aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.
    Important Note: Exit tax is not included on the package price and it is $28 per person. Sometimes, the airline will include the fee on the airplane ticket.
         

     

    PRICE PER PERSON*

    $995 per person (4 people minimum)
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    *We offer a wide variety of budget packages according to the type of hotels, and transportation. If you need a different quote please visit Custom Designed Adventure or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Note: This package is for low season in the country. Prices may change during high season, especially during Christmas Season, and Holy Week.

    DEPARTURE DATES Select the day for the tour during Low Season 2016 - 2017 (May - September)
    This adventure package is designed for people who like soft adventures. To increase the activity level please ask us for more options.
    PACKAGE INCLUDES
    • 3 Nights at Arenal (La Fortuna)
    • 1 Night at Monteverde
    • 2 Nights at Manuel Antonio
    • 1 Night at San Jose
    • Transfer San José - Arenal
    • White Water Rafting Tour (one day tour)
    • Arenal Volcano Hike Tour
    • Baldi Hot Springs and Spa (Tabacon Hot Springs)
    • Jeep-Boat-Jeep Tour and Transfer
    • Canopy Tour Monteverde
    • Transfer Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
    • Mangrove or Sea Kayaking Tour
    • Transfer Manuel Antonio – San Jose
    • San Jose City Tour
    • Transfer Out International Airport
    • All equipment used, & support vehicle during tour
    • Bilingual Guide
    • All tours listed
    • Travel Insurance*
    • All taxes
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Visit to four different areas of Costa Rica
    • Site visit to one active volcano (Arenal Volcano)
    • Site visit to top beach in Costa Rica
    • Great combination of adventure tours
    • Visit 5 of te 7 provinces of Costa Rica (San Jose, Cartago, Lomin, Heredia, Alajuela and Guanacaste)
    FACT FILE
    • 8 land days
    • Minimum 4 travelers (see Solo Traveler Package)
    • Maximum 16 travelers*
    • Stars in Arenal and finishes in San Jose
    • All breakfasts included
    ACCOMMODATIONS Comfortable, well-located accommodations with all services: private bathrooms, hot water, TV with cable.
    ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate +

     

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