Adrenaline Adventure

If adrenaline is your thing, this 10 night vacation package is perfect for you! You’ll be doing an exciting adventure every day as we’ll take you through Costa Rica’s adventure capitals. This is specially designed for adrenaline junkies who want to do extreme tours while discovering Costa Rica.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Jose, Costa Rica
DURATION OF TRIP 10 Nights
ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL Whole year around
INCLUDED
Airport Transfers
10 Nights Lodging w/Breakfast Included
2 Nights in San Jose (1 at arrival, 1 at departure)
3 Nights in La Fortuna
2 Nights in Monteverde
3 Nights in Samara
Shared shuttle transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna
Arenal Volcano Hike + Hotsprings and dinner
Canyoning Adventure Tour, incl. lunch
Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano Hike La Fortuna Waterfall
Mountain bike tour from La Fortuna to Monteverde
Monteverde Canopy Tour
White Water Rafting from Monteverde to Samara, incl. lunch
Kayak & Snorkeling Tour
Shared Shuttle transfer from Samara to San Jose
24/7 Natural Mystic Travel Assistance
NOT INCLUDED
Flights
Meals other than included
Personal expenses and tips

 

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1

Arrival

Upon arrival your driver will wait for you at the airport. He will bring you to your hotel downtown San Jose where you will spend your first night. Your hotel offers comfortable rooms and is located nearby many great restaurants and shops. If you arrive early today, we will bring you straight to your first destination and you can skip your night in San Jose.
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On to the Arenal Volcano

Today you will be picked up by the shared shuttle to head over to La Fortuna, or as we call it: ‘The Capital City of Adventure’. Upon your arrival, you will check into your hotel with wonderful views of the Arenal Volcano and then it will be time for your first tour! We will take you on a guided hike through the Costa Rican rainforest, you will be the closest you can get to the Arenal Volcano! Hike through lush rainforest with an experienced naturalist guide who will point out interesting plants and wildlife and tell you all you want to know about Costa Rican nature and history. After your hike, relax and soak in the amazing volcanic hot pools of Baldi Hot Springs. Don’t forget to check out the crazy waterslides located in the back of the springs! And then enjoy a delicious dinner at the resturant before returning to your La Fortuna hotel.
3

Lost Canyon Adventure

Today your first adventure awaits…This Arenal, Costa Rica canyoning adventure tour will take you where very few have had the privilege to roam: The Lost Canyon! Grab your helmet, strap on a harness and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Canyoning is a very popular activity in La Fortuna because the rugged, mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano. The perfect place for first-timers and experienced canyoning enthusiasts. Trek deep into the rainforest and rappel some of the most-impressive tropical waterfalls in Costa Rica in the Lost Canyon! The tour includes professional guides, lunch and we will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.
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Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano Hike

Early in the morning you will be picked up for an extreme hike to the Cerro Chato Volcano. This hike is perfect for those who like a good workout and are willing to hike in pretty extreme conditions! The Cerro Chato extreme volcano hiking tour is an intense 4-5 hour trek which takes you straight up through lush rain forest to the crater of the extinct Cerro Chato Volcano where you will see the emerald green lake crater down below. Once you’ve accomplished the extreme part, take your time hiking down to the base of the 150-ft La Fortuna waterfall and cool off in the rushing tropical waters..This tour of course also includes professional guides, as well as lunch and transportation.
5

Mountain biking to the Monteverde Cloudforest

This Adventure Connection allows you to take a break from your travel day and experience a fun adventure on the way! Mountain biking is the perfect way to stretch your legs and get energized during your car trip.

You will be biking through 13 Kilometers of tranquil Costa Rican countryside as you explore Costa Rica’s diverse natural environment with chances to see wildlife such as monkeys, birds, coatimundis, and sometimes even sloths and toucans as you ride through farmlands, close to the jungle and along the base of mountains.

About half way though, you’ll make a stop to have some refreshing tropical fruit and cool off in a river or in Lake Arenal. You’ll be moved by the friendliness of Costa Rican country folk, who are bound to smile and wave at you, as you pass through their communities.

After your tour is over, you’ll finish the day off by a relaxing and scenic ride in our air-conditioned van to get to your new vacation destination; the Cloud Forest of Monteverde!

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Flying through the Cloud Forest!

After breakfast we will pick you up for an other great adventure. You won’t want to miss seeing Monteverde’s Cloud Forest from high above the forest floor. Monteverde’s ziplining tour is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the interesting scenery and the breathtaking views Monteverde has to offer. Get lifted high onto a mountain by an open-air gondola to an observation platform where you will witness breathtaking views of the cloud forest! Then get your adrenaline pumping as you begin your journey “zipping” above the cloud forest canopy. After the tour we will drop you off back at your hotel. If you still have energy left, you will be able to take a hike trough one of Monteverde’s reserves or maybe check out the coffee fields or butterfly garden.
7

White water rafting to Samara

Today you will head towards your next destination: Playa Samara, located at the gorgeous beaches of Nicoya Peninsula. To get here, we’ll make sure it doesn’t lack any adrenaline as you will go White Water Rafting today.

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive across the rustic Costa Rican back roads, through gorgeous mountains and quaint villages until we reach Tenorio. You’ll then take a scenic 4×4 ride to the river put-in at the bridge over the Tenorio River. There your guide will give you the 101 on rafting including safety tips and technical instructions before heading on your 2.5 hour journey down one of Costa Rica’s most famous rivers. You’ll witness the impressive canyon of the Tenorio River along with many different types of flora and fauna- lush greenery, vines, birds, monkeys and other types of wildlife. You’ll experience over 20 thrilling rapids, and finish the tour off with a chance to see the breathtaking Cascabel waterfall – a 10 foot drop! After the tour is over, you will have an opportunity to change your clothing, enjoy a delicious lunch and then head to your next destination, Samara.

8

Playa Samara

Today you will have a day to relax and let you muscles rest after so many adventures. The small and cozy town of Samara is the perfect place to do this as it is situated along a gorgeous white sanded beach with many restaurants and live music in the evening. Zip a delicious cocktail on a beach chair and enjoy the beautiful sunsets..

For the ones that can’t sit still, no worries! We can book you a surf lesson with one of our local surf instructors or a standup paddle board tour.

If you prefer to go out and explore, you can opt for a night tour to see the Olive Ridley Turtle. This turtle is resident of the waters around Samara and lays his eggs here whole year long. You might get lucky and see some baby turtles strolling towards the ocean!

9

Kayak & Snorkeling

What better way to spend your last day in paradise by kayaking to a tropical island and go snorkeling? A great opportunity to see the marine wildlife of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Enjoy this beautiful tour both above and below the water. A wonderful way to experience the beauty of Playa Samara!
10

Back to San Jose

Today you will head back to San Jose to spend one more night before your flight back home. We will pick you up by shared shuttle in the afternoon, so you have the morning at leisure to enjoy the beach one last time…
11

Back Home

You will be picked up by your driver for a transfer to the airport in time for your flight out, back home.

Your Natural Mystic Trip at a glance

If adrenaline is your thing, our 10 night Adrenaline Adventure Package is designed especially for you! You’ll be doing an exciting adventure every day of your vacation in Costa Rica maximizing your adrenaline potential. This is for adrenaline junkies only, who want to do Costa Rica’s most extreme adventure tours.

If you arrive early in San Jose, you can skip your first night here and head straight to the first destination, La Fortuna. This little town is situated on the foot of the active Arenal Volcano and is also called ‘The Capital of Adventure’. We will take you on our most favorite activities as you will hike the base of the volcano, soak at the hot springs, go canyoneering of waterfalls and hike the Cerro Chato Volcano.

To get to your next destination, you will go mountain biking along the lake of Arenal with spectacular views. You won’t have to worry about your luggage as we will make sure it arrives at your hotel. Once you arrive at the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, you will have your next adventure waiting for you the next day. We will take you on the famous zip lining tour high above in the trees! This tour is spectacular and famous for a reason..

From Monteverde, we will take you an a white water rafting trip towards the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Here you will spend 3 nights at one of our favorite little towns, Playa Samara. You will have some time to relax and rest your muscles, or go on more adventures like Turtle Watching and Surfing. We will make sure to end your vacation the right way, as we will take you on a beautiful kayak tour to one of the Islands of the coast of Samara where you will be able to enjoy the above and underwater world of the Pacific Ocean while snorkeling.

Your Selected Lodging for this trip

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Your home away from home, a small rustic-colonial typical San Jose hotel in a quiet part of town, yet close to all sights.

The Hotel Aranjuez offers budget and superior rooms and is famous for their wonderful breakfast buffet! A nice terrace and patio and friendly staff in this familiar like hotel.

A good place to stay for the first and/or last night in San Jose after of before your flight back home.

Click here for more information about Hotel Aranjuez

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Set on a landscaped property fronted by palm trees, this cool, unassuming hotel is a 4-minute walk from Parque de La Fortuna, 7 km from La Fortuna Waterfall and 18 km from Arenal National Park.

Basic, bright rooms have traditional wood furnishings, and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Parking and breakfast are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an open-air restaurant, as well as activities such as horseback riding and adventure tours.

Click here for more information about San Bosco Inn

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Hotel Don Taco, located in Monteverde just 5 minutes’ walk from Santa Elena town offers a great accommodation for families, solo travelers, small groups and couples looking for rural experiences in Monteverde.

This small, charming hotel location is the perfect spot for tours, adventures and to know and learn about the local customs of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Click here for more information about Hotel Don Taco

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Montelaguna Boutique Hotel is a small (18 room) hotel, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just 3 -4 minutes walk from two beautiful and safe swimming beaches; Samara and Carrillo.  If you enjoy falling asleep to the sound of waves, or waking up early for a lovely walk on the beach, then consider Montelaguna.

They are located in a private residence about 2 miles from down town Samara. It is a 35 minute walk on the beach to town, or you can catch the local buses that stop just outside the hotel or one of the many taxis.

Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!

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