9 Day itinerary in Costa Rica, Central America & Caribbean

Eco Adventure in Costa Rica

Are you ready for the adventure? This trip includes the most memorable adventure tours in Costa Rica: you will conquer the rapids of the Pacuare River (one of the top 10 rivers in the world for the whitewater rafting); hike through the rainforest; rappel down marvelous waterfalls near the Arenal Vol... Read More

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Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River


Adventurous canyoning in the Lost Canyon


Horseback Riding Tour in Monteverde


Take part in an exciting Canopy Zip Line Tour


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Day 1

place Welcome to Costa Rica

Arrival to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). After customs and enter Costa Rica, a representative of GWA will be waiting for you outside the airport. You will have a private transfer to your hotel located in San Jose.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Auténtico Hotel
Day 2

place Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River

Early transfer to the Pacuare River, located in the Caribbean slopes. You will raft through the incredible rainforest on 19 miles of Class III-IV whitewater. Cascading waterfalls, lush forest, exotic plants, birds and other animals, and exciting rapids make this a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that you will remember forever. A delicious lunch will be waiting for you at the end. Then, you will take transportation to your next destination, the Arenal Volcano.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Arenal Montechiari
Day 3

place The Lost Canyon canyoneering, Arenal Volcano walk, Relaxing hot spring resort

After breakfast, you will rappel down huge waterfalls, jump into pools, zip down guided rappels, downclimb the canyon walls and river boulders, and hike up through the rainforest. This is the Lost Canyon Adventure. Lunch will be served at the end. In the afternoon, you will walk along the old lava beds and learn about the volcano, the tropical forest surrounding it and the abundant wildlife from an informative guide. Following the tour of the volcano, you will visit a beautiful hot springs resort, where you can recover all your energy and strength for the rest of your trip. A delicious dinner is included at the end.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Arenal Montechiari
Day 4

place Horseback riding on the Cloud Forest

Let’s go to your next destination, Monteverde Cloud Forest. Van-Boat-Van transfer from Arenal Volcano to Monteverde, crossing the Arenal Lake by boat. In the afternoon, you will ride a meek horse across the magical cloud forest, admiring the most astonishing landscapes in the area, the sunset looking at the Nicoya Gulf is priceless.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Cala Lodge
Day 5

place Canopy Zip Line tour

Have you ever thought how is to fly like a bird? This is your opportunity to fly over the canopy trees and experiencing all your adrenaline to the top. This is a very fun and safe zip line tour. Have a free afternoon, or you can book an optional tour to discover more attractions of this place.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Cala Lodge
Day 6

place Samara Beach getway

After breakfast, you will take a transfer to Samara Beach, located in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Known for its breathtaking sunsets, great surfing waves and a healthy atmosphere, it is the ideal place to go for a low-key beach getaway.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Hotel Giada
Day 7

place Choose your own adventure : Surf or Ocean Kayak

Control your own destiny today by choosing one of the two highly rated adventures: kayaking with snorkeling in the ocean near Chora Island OR taking surf lessons with a professional instructor.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Hotel Giada
Day 8

place Samara Beach to San Jose

After breakfast, you will have a transfer back to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The rest of the day is at your own pace, explore the city, eat at a local restaurant or just relax at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Auténtico Hotel
Day 9

place Travel back home

It is not a “good-bye” but a “see you again” as you take your private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to travel back home and reunite with family and friends.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Auténtico Hotel
  • Arenal Montechiari
  • Cala Lodge
  • Hotel Giada

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (8)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (1)

Transport expand_less

  • SJO Aiport Pick up
  • Shared Shuttle San Jose to Arenal
  • Shared Shuttle Arenal to Monteverde
  • Shared Shuttle Monteverde to San Jose
  • SJO Aiport Drop off

Activities expand_less

  • Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River
  • Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
  • Arenal Volcano Guided Walk
  • Entrance to Paradise Hot Springs
  • Horseback Riding Tour in Monteverde
  • Canopy Tour
  • 1 Activity to Choose in Samara Beach: Surf Lesson / Ocean Kayak with Snorkeling.

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  • Meals not specified as included
  • International Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips for Guides and Drivers

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