Costa Rica Adventure16 Day • San José, Quepos, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Sarapiquí Rainforest, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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16 Day Soft Adventure - San José, Quepos, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Sarapiquí Rainforest, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed 16-day adventure tops the menu! From the small town of Quepos is on the Pacific Coast through to the cool mountain air and the cloud forest region of the area of Monteverde, the myriad of activities of La Fortuna such as whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, and the jungle oasis in the Sarapiquí Rainforest, there is so much to see and do on your Costa Rican adventure!
Valid for travel on select departure dates between May – Jun 2022
- Package includes: 15 nights’ hotel accommodation, 2 nights’ permanent tents with ensuite, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, transportation, excursions as indicated in the itinerary, airport transfers and all taxes and fees.
- Excludes: international airfare, travel insurance
- Subject to availability.
Included in your trip
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WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- San JoséSan Jose
- La Fortuna
- Hike through the cloud forest
- Gorgeous beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts
- Savour a local lunch at a G Adventures-supported coffee plantation
- Sarapiquí Valley
San José to San José
16 Day Adventure
Day 1: San Jose (-/-/-)
Arrive at any time.
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Day 2: Quepos (-/-/-)
Travel to Quepos and enjoy a couple days of relaxing and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. The small town of Quepos is on the Pacific Coast and this region of Costa Rica is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and nearby sea. A short distance away, Manuel Antonio National Park offers beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise water, ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing.
Day 3: Quepos (-/-/-)
Enjoy a free day in the Manuel Antonio region to explore and relax. Opt go kayaking through mangroves, take a surf lesson or cruise along the coast on a dolphin-spotting sunset sailing excursion.
Day 4: Quepos to Monteverde (-/-/-)
Travel from Quepos to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand.
Ascend to the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend a couple of days exploring the town and a cloud forest reserve, truly a bird lover’s paradise. This unique community has several cooperatives worth visiting.
Day 5: Monteverde (-/-/-)
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation. Get your adrenaline pumping and pre-book the Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour
Monteverde Full Day
There’s plenty to see and do in Monteverde, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in.
Day 6: Monteverde/La Fortuna (-/-/-)
Travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or relaxing in local hot springs.
La Fortuna, the town near the foot of Arenal Volcano is an excellent base for adventure. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoning (rappelling) and catch a bird’s eye view of the forest greenery.
Day 7: La Fortuna (-/-/-)
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna. Optional activities abound. Optional activities include full-day whitewater rafting on the Toro or Arenal Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs.
La Fortuna Full Day
There’s plenty to see and do in La Fortuna, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering, whitewater rafting, and paddleboarding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!
Day 8: La Fortuna (-/-/-)
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna. Optional activities include full-day whitewater rafting on the Toro or Arenal Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs.
Day 9: La Fortuna/Sarapiquí Rainforest (-/L/D)
Enjoy an included visit to a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch before heading to a jungle oasis in the Sarapiquí Rainforest.
Visit a coffee cooperative in the small village of San Miguel de Sarapiquí and take a traditional coffee tour. Enjoy a local lunch here— there’s even fresh tilapia farmed on site— and then tour the grounds of the cooperative to learn about the coffee process from bean to cup.
Day 10: Sarapiquí Rainforest (B/L/D)
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities (all included in our overnight package, weather-depending) include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or relax and listen to the sounds of the surrounding rainforest.
Day 11: Sarapiquí Rainforest/Tortuguero (B/L/D)
Head to Tortuguero. The journey to Tortuguero is half the adventure. Travel by private van, and finish it off with a journey by boat. This unique village has walking paths that extend into the national park, a fantastic place to see wildlife even when turtles aren’t in season.
Day 12: Tortuguero (B/L/D)
Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, or just wander through the town.
Day 13: Tortuguero/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (B/-/-)
Head to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean, hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or rent a bike to hit the beach.
A morning boat ride and drive ends in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, with spectacular scenery en route. This seaside town is perfect for relaxing or exploring the Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
Day 14: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (-/-/-)
With free time here, head out and explore. Don’t forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine. The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca’s 14 kms of incomparable white- and black-sand beaches are surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.
Opt to rent a bike, hike to Monkey Point, go snorkelling or take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.
Day 15: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José (-/-/-)
Enjoy free time in the morning before heading back to San Jose for the final night with the group.
Day 16: San José (-/-/-)
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