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Costa Rica Rainforest to Sea Multi-Adventure

Whitewater Thrills & Luxury Nature Lodges

 

Raft one of the top ten whitewater rivers in the world: the renowned Río Pacuare! 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, enjoy cocktails over looking the river and savor delicious cuisine while relaxing amid nature's lush 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

  • Stay at a luxury glamping resort on a private island and award-winning eco-lodge

Arrive:

San José, Costa Rica

Depart:

San José, Costa Rica

Price: from $3,995

Duration:

7 Days

Departures:

See Dates

Group Size:

4-9 Guests

Min Age:

12 yrs

Activity:

Level 2

No previous experience is necessary for the activities. During rafting, guests actively partake in paddling with the command of your expert guide.
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  • Arrive San José, Costa Rica

    Day 1

    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.

    Accommodation: Studio Hotel Boutique

    This 5-star boutique hotel is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the airport, while still peacefully surrounded with views of the Santa Ana Mountains. Decorated with hundreds of pieces of local art, you will encounter your first taste of Costa Rica by just walking through the hotel doors. Each room is equipped with all the necessary comforts, such as Wi-Fi, coffee makers and hair dryers. Relax after your long flight or various activities at the Sky Bar pool with a cocktail as the sun sets over the mountains.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Raft the Pacuare River

    Day 2

    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: Pacuare Eco Lodge-Costa Rica

    Let the sound of the Pacuare River lull you to sleep at this sustainable eco-lodge, a haven for relaxation and immersion in tropical sights and sounds. The lodge features open-air pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in a gentle breeze. Enjoy the ample viewing decks, where the toucans fly overhead and the river roars below.

    Activity: 1.5 hours/3 miles rafting

    Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer; 45-minute transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Pick Your Adventure at Ríos Tropicales Lodge

    Day 3

    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: Pacuare Eco Lodge-Costa Rica

    Let the sound of the Pacuare River lull you to sleep at this sustainable eco-lodge, a haven for relaxation and immersion in tropical sights and sounds. The lodge features open-air pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in a gentle breeze. Enjoy the ample viewing decks, where the toucans fly overhead and the river roars below.

    Activity: Full day of optional zip-lining, hiking, bird-watching, or rappelling

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Pacuare River to San José

    Day 4

    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

    This 5-star boutique hotel is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the airport, while still peacefully surrounded with views of the Santa Ana Mountains. Decorated with hundreds of pieces of local art, you will encounter your first taste of Costa Rica by just walking through the hotel doors. Each room is equipped with all the necessary comforts, such as Wi-Fi, coffee makers and hair dryers. Relax after your long flight or various activities at the Sky Bar pool with a cocktail as the sun sets over the mountains.

    Activity: 3 hours/12 miles rafting

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Paddle to Isla Chiquita

    Day 5

    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

    Nestled away on the remote island of Isla Jesusita, relax in spacious glamping tents overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Nicoya or tropical forest. Each tent offers modern amenities for convenience but captures the island's rustic charm. Between adventures, wander the seaside gardens or rejuvenate at the wellness spa.

    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

  • Paddle to Curú Biological Reserve

    Day 6

    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.

    Accommodation: Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel

    Nestled away on the remote island of Isla Jesusita, relax in spacious glamping tents overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Nicoya or tropical forest. Each tent offers modern amenities for convenience but captures the island's rustic charm. Between adventures, wander the seaside gardens or rejuvenate at the wellness spa.

    Activity: 3-4 hours kayaking, 1-2 hours hiking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart San José, Costa Rica

    Day 7

    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

Costa Rica Rainforest to Sea Multi-Adventure

Detailed Itinerary

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What to Expect

 

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 your guides

Jorge Calderón

Jorge Calderón

Jorge Calderón is a whitewater rafting and adventure guide who has led trips in Costa Rica for over two decades. He was part of the Costa Rican whitewater rafting team that placed in the World Championships in 1997. Not limiting himself to warm climates, has also guided sea kayaking trips in Iceland & Greenland. Jorge is well-liked for his dry sense of humor, exudes a love for the outdoors, and is always eager to share the natural beauty of his country.

Otto Mora

Otto Mora

Otto Mora Picado was born in the adventure capital of Costa Rica, Turrialba. He began his guiding career at 19-years old on the Sarapiqui & Pacuare Rivers. He was a member of Costa Rica's men rafting team and competed in the 2011 World Championship. Otto has a passion for extreme sports, nature, and cycling. He has learned a lot from his 15 years of guiding trips around Costa Rica and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge about the rainforest with you.

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.

  • 2021
  • 2022
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom

2021

Scheduled Dates

  • Nov 20 - 26, 2021
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available
  • Dec 11 - 17, 2021
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available

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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2022

Scheduled Dates

  • Apr 02 - 08, 2022
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available
  • Jul 02 - 08, 2022
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available
  • Nov 19 - 25, 2022
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available
  • Dec 10 - 16, 2022
    $3,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$650 single supplement+$-75 triple room discount
    Available

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

Contact An Expert

888.831.7526

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

Thank you, one of our specialists will be contacting you shortly.

Go Private

Go Private

Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private Trip.

Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

Private Trip Pricing:

4 to 5 guests from $4,495 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $4,295 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $4,295 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $4,195 per person double occupancy

	

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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

Contact An Expert

888.831.7526

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

Thank you, one of our specialists will be contacting you shortly.

Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure

Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.