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Overview

Raft one of the top ten whitewater rivers in the world, the renowned Río Pacuare, and enjoy a stay in the rainforest at the National Geographic award-winning Rios Tropicales Lodge. Then sea kayak off Costa Rica's Pacific coast in the beautiful Nicoya Gulf, and stay at a luxury glamping resort on a private island. Raft, hike, birdwatch, kayak, SUP, snorkel, and swim to your heart's content on this 7-day adventure. Afternoons are for hammock lounging and wildlife viewing. Each evening savor delicious cuisine while relaxing amid nature's splendor.

  • Enjoy whitewater thrills on the mighty Río Pacuare and zipline through the rainforest

  • Kayak through a tropical paradise along the Nicoya Peninsula coast, past tiny islands, to the Curú Biological Reserve

  • Enjoy cocktails overlooking the river, while you watch toucans fly over the river bank, then stay at a luxury glamping resort on a private island

  • Arrive: San José, Costa Rica
  • Depart: San José, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Group Size: 4-9 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Old

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  • Day01

    Arrive San José, Costa Rica

    Arrive at the airport in San José, Costa Rica. Meet your guide and transfer to your comfortable hotel in town. End the day with a delicious welcome dinner.

  • Day02

    Raft the Pacuare River

    Get an early start and travel across the Continental Divide to the Pacuare River in the Caribbean lowlands. After a hearty breakfast, begin today's journey rafting three miles of Class II and III rapids down the beautiful Pacuare River. Cascading waterfalls, lush rainforest, exotic animals, and exciting rapids make this a memorable tropical adventure. Keep an eye out for sloths, river otters, monkeys, and an incredible variety of birds, such as toucans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, sun bitterns, and trogons. Paddle downstream to the riverside ecolodge on the 2,400-acre Rios Tropicales rainforest reserve. In the evening, exceptional cuisine accompanies the vibrant sounds of the jungle and river.

    • Accommodation: Rios Tropicales Lodge
    • Activity: 1.5 hours/3 miles rafting
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer; 45-minute transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Pick Your Adventure at Ríos Tropicales Lodge

    Enjoy a full day of relaxation or activities at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Rise early for an optional guided birdwatching hike to see toucans and many other species, before returning for breakfast and gearing up for a day of adventure. Swing through the canopy forest on a zip-line to get an up-close perspective of the ecosystem. Trek deep into the Pacuare Nature Reserve, or go on a thrilling canyoneering tour, which includes rappelling down the face of a waterfall.

    • Accommodation: Rios Tropicales Lodge
    • Activity: Full day of optional zip-lining, hiking, bird-watching, or rappelling
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Pacuare River to San José

    Continue on your whitewater rafting adventure through Class III and IV rapids down the lush, magical gorge of the Río Pacuare. Paddle through "Bobo," "Huacas Arriba," "Huacas Abajo," and "Dos Montañas" as you journey downstream and find yourself surrounded by exotic wildlife, jungle and waterfalls tumbling into the river. In the afternoon, reach the town of Siquirres to enjoy a hot shower and lunch before transferring back to San José in time for dinner.

    • Accommodation: Studio Hotel Boutique
    • Activity: 3 hours/12 miles rafting
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Paddle to Isla Chiquita

    It's an early morning departure today to head west towards the Pacific Coast. From the Port of Puntarenas, take a private boat to the luxury glamping lodge on Isla Jesusita. Upon arrival, take a leisurely one-hour paddle kayaking on calm, clear blue water around the Smalgulf Islands. In the afternoon, join an optional hike of the island's trails to see beautiful views of the Nicoya Gulf and coastal wildlife. After dinner, paddle out under the light of the stars for a bioluminescence kayaking tour; a natural phenomenon produced by high concentrations of light-emitting plankton.

    • Accommodation: Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel
    • Activity: 1 hour kayaking, optional hiking, and bioluminescence night tour
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer; 40-minute private boat ride
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Paddle to Curú Biological Reserve

    Head south, kayaking through a tropical paradise along the Nicoya Peninsula coast, past tiny islands, to the Curú Biological Reserve. This private biological reserve is teeming with wildlife like monkeys, coatis, agoutis, white-tailed deer, birds, and other exotic species. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the spectacular white sand beach with time to hike the reserve's trails before paddling back to the lodge.

  • Day07

    Depart San José, Costa Rica

    After breakfast, transfer by private boat to the Port of Puntarenas. Then transfer by private van to the San José airport for departures on homeward-bound flights.

    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer; 40-minute private boat ride
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been leading adventures in Costa Rica since 1980, working with the best local guiding teams.

Reason #02

This 7-day adventure option is perfect for those seeking classic multisport thrills, from ziplining to rafting, in a shorter timeframe.

Reason #03

Our Costa Rica trips are popular guest favorites and especially recommended for adventure-loving families.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Ziplining, kayaking, hiking, and rafting on whitewater rapids.

  • Lodging

    A variety of hotels from comfortable ecolodges to luxury glamping tents that make the most of their rainforest location with beautiful views and lush settings.

  • Climate

    Daytime temperatures in 70's and 80's Fahrenheit. Evening lows in 60's. Humid. Expect rain any time of year. December-April are the driest.

FAQ

  • Can I do the trip if I've never kayaked or rafted before?

    Yes! Great for beginners. No previous experience required. We supply any technical equipment. Our guides have extensive safety certifications and will train you on what you need to know.

  • Are insects a problem?

    No, insects are generally not a problem. If you are extra sensitive, bring insect repellant.

  • What is the rafting and kayaking like?

    There will be two days of rafting on the trip through class III to IV rapids in paddleboats.

    There will be two days of kayaking on the trip across calm sea water in two-person kayaks. One day will involve kayaking for a few hours at night.

    Your guide will provide paddling and safety instructions.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Apr 03 - 09, 2021
  • Available
    Jul 03 - 09, 2021
  • Available
    Nov 20 - 26, 2021
  • Available
    Dec 11 - 17, 2021

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2021
$3,995 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $650 Single Supplement
  • $-75 Triple Room Discount

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • All necessary rafting and kayaking gear
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your adventures guide(s)
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of Day 1 and departing outside of Day 7
  • Optional travel protection

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