Epic Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Adventure with Bria Goode

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Bria Goode

Hi there! I'm Bria but I go by Bri. I am a person who lives for the experience. Whether it be hiking up a mountain, exploring the local food spots, or soaking up the sun on a beach, you will find me living life to the fullest and enjoying all that it has to offer. I am interested in learning more about the world and seeing it from different perspectives, especially in different countries! Come travel with me as we take on the world with a mixture of adventure, tranquility, and excitement!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Feb 17 – 21, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 12

Transportation

Mini van, taxi

Tour Prices

USD 765
/ person
USD 99 deposit only
10 people interested
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Age range

20 – 30

Vibe

Adventure, culture, nature, relaxation

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Costa Rica>Epic Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Adventure with Bria Goode

Enter the pristine wilderness of one of Costa Rica’s most incredible regions and fall in love with the lush surroundings of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Uncover geothermal marvels, exotic wildlife, and stunning views — this is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers who crave adventure! Immerse yourself in epic experiences you won’t forget: soak in the largest geothermal hot springs in the world, learn the art of harvesting cacao and making chocolate, see the La Fortuna Waterfall, zipline across the forest canopy, and tackle the rapids of the Sarapiqui River on a white water rafting adventure!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

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Bria Goode

Hi there! I'm Bria but I go by Bri. I am a person who lives for the experience. Whether it be hiking up a mountain, exploring the local food spots, or soaking up the sun on a beach, you will find me living life to the fullest and enjoying all that it has to offer. I am interested in learning more about the world and seeing it from different perspectives, especially in different countries! Come travel with me as we take on the world with a mixture of adventure, tranquility, and excitement!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Feb 17 – 21, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 12

Transportation

Mini van, taxi

Costa Rica>Epic Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Adventure with Bria Goode

Enter the pristine wilderness of one of Costa Rica’s most incredible regions and fall in love with the lush surroundings of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Uncover geothermal marvels, exotic wildlife, and stunning views — this is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers who crave adventure! Immerse yourself in epic experiences you won’t forget: soak in the largest geothermal hot springs in the world, learn the art of harvesting cacao and making chocolate, see the La Fortuna Waterfall, zipline across the forest canopy, and tackle the rapids of the Sarapiqui River on a white water rafting adventure!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San Jose
  • Arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
  • ~ 30 mins taxi
  • Check-in at Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano area)
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • ~ 3 hrs van
  • Check-in at Montaña de Fuego (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Ziplining canopy tour
  • ~ 15 mins van
  • Return to accommodation to relax
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano area)
  • Breakfast
  • ~ 20 mins van
  • Explore La Fortuna Waterfall Reserve
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Rainforest chocolate making tour
  • ~ 20 mins van
  • Baldi Hot Springs experience (dinner included)
  • Day 4 · Sarapiqui River and San Jose
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • ~ 2 hrs van
  • Whitewater rafting adventure at Sarapiqui River (lunch included)
  • ~ 2 hrs van
  • Check-in at Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Free evening in San Jose
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • ~ 30 mins taxi
  • Journey ends at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! Spend your first night in San Jose

Your first destination is San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. Upon arriving at Juan Santamaria International Airport, make your way to your hotel in downtown San Jose via taxi. Once there, check into the accommodation and take the time to unwind and relax. Rest for the day or explore the bustling city on your own — the day is free for you to spend however you please. Tomorrow is the start of your epic adventure — we will be heading to the picturesque little town of La Fortuna, the gateway to Arenal Volcano!

Day 2

Go on an exhilarating canopy tour — zip through the treetops of the lush rainforest!

One of the most thrilling things you can do in Fortuna is to climb high up into the treetops and embark on an epic canopy tour. If you’ve never tried ziplining before, this is the best time to do it! Let the stunning Costa Rican jungle be your playground as you make your way across different platforms in the treetops to explore the impressive canyon of the Arenal River and discover the extraordinary flora and fauna of the area. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot three types of monkeys that live in this zone, or perhaps catch glimpses of toucans, hummingbirds, and sloths!

Day 3

Discover the incredible La Fortuna Waterfall

After an energizing breakfast, we’ll be heading into the lush and fertile jungles of the La Fortuna Waterfall Reserve. Here, heavy annual precipitation gives you the chance to enjoy a stunning 210-foot waterfall. It is a glorious sight to behold, and as you descend downhill on the trail, you'll get a chance to see the falls from the very bottom. This is where a wonderful natural pool awaits, filled with freshwater from the La Fortuna River — you are welcome to jump into the waters for a refreshing swim, surrounded by pure nature.

Embark on the journey to La Fortuna and enjoy a fun chocolate making tour

During the afternoon you’ll be whisked away via private transportation to your accommodation located near La Fortuna. As you get closer, you’ll be able to witness Costa Rica’s iconic cone-shaped Arenal Volcano in the distance, standing at a majestic 5,480 feet tall. La Fortuna is the closest town to the volcano. Once you arrive, you’ll start the afternoon with a delightful hands-on chocolate making tour, during which you’ll learn about the origin, history, and current production process of one of Costa Rica’s most famous exports. Participate in the harvest of cacao, the drying and grinding of the seed that produces creamy cocoa butter, learn how the traditional chocolate drink was developed centuries ago, and, of course, sample some freshly-made chocolate!

Soak in the thermal healing waters of the famous Baldi Hot Springs

As late afternoon arrives, you will have the perfect opportunity to visit the largest hot springs complex in the world at Baldi Hot Springs. An oasis of healing waters, this is the ultimate destination for a restful soak — explore the 25 different thermal pools here, surrounded by lush vegetation and the inviting sounds of the tropical rainforest. Bathe under crystalline waterfalls, discover the largest sauna in the country, zip down extreme water slides, and relax in luxurious jacuzzis! After your luxurious dip, enjoy a delicious dinner at the end of the day before you return to your accommodation.

Day 4

Go white water rafting down the Sarapiqui River

Rise and shine! Wake early for breakfast — we will be heading back to San Jose today. On the way back, we’ll stop at the Sarapiqui River and you’ll get the chance to embark on an action-packed white water rafting adventure! After a lesson from your professional guide, you’ll journey seven miles down the river across 30 class III and IV rapids. About halfway through the trip, take a break onshore for some refreshing tropical fruit and a traditional Costa Rican lunch. At the end of your rafting journey, you’ll be transferred the rest of the way to your hotel in San Jose for a well-earned rest.

Day 5

Time to bid farewell to Costa Rica

We hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Costa Rica. Today, you’ll get to enjoy one last breakfast in the city before checking out and taking a local taxi to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight back home. Until next time — we hope to see you again soon! Note: There is a lab at the airport where you can get COVID-19 rapid test results in less than an hour. Make your appointment via this link.

Accommodation

  • Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar according to availability)

    Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel is located in the convenient area of downtown San Jose, just 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport, making it an ideal hotel from which to start and end your travels in Costa Rica. It is situated close to several attractions in the city, including the National Theater of Costa Rica, the Jade Museum, and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Standard rooms are furnished with two double beds, cable TV, soundproofing, a microwave, and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available on the premises. Room type: Standard Room with two double beds (quadruple occupancy).

  • Montaña de Fuego (or similar according to availability)

    Offering great views of Arenal Volcano, 5 mi away, Montana de Fuego Resort & Spa features luxurious accommodations set among attractive gardens and lakes. You can enjoy Costa Rican cuisine in the Acuarelas Restaurant, which uses produce grown in the property’s orchard. Buffet breakfast is included. Room type: Superior Bungalow with two double beds (quadruple occupancy).

Included

  • 2 nights in Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Montaña de Fuego (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Transportation during the activities and between destinations
  • Baldi Hot Springs entrance fee
  • Activities listed in the itinerary with bilingual guides
  • All breakfasts
  • Day 4 lunch
  • Day 2 dinner
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Double occupancy supplement in San Jose

For those wishing to have a double occupancy room (your own bed) instead of quadruple sharing at Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel.

Price: USD 48

San Jose hotel

Double occupancy supplement in Arenal

For those wishing to have a double occupancy room (your own bed) instead of quadruple sharing at Montaña de Fuego.

Price: USD 55

Montana Fuego

Waterfall rappelling with lunch included

Trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica. You’ll uncover a place very few people get to experience! Along the way, we will have the chance to discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon. From the first waterfall, we will rappel down from the top into the beautiful and pristine canyon below. The adventure includes four rappels, three along the waterfalls and one on a dry rock face. Then, after a short trek back out of the canyon, you’ll be transferred back to base camp.

Price: USD 103

Waterfall rappelling with lunch included

Venado Caves exploration

Discovered by the Guatusos aboriginals, the Venado Caves are formed by limestone rocks, stalactites, stalagmites, and coral. Embark on a journey into the depths of these caves for some exciting exploration — it’s the perfect adventure for those who aren’t claustrophobic and don’t mind getting wet and muddy! Climbing walls and crawling through holes are all part of the excitement, but besides the action, you can also spot crickets, spiders, and plenty of bats!

Price: USD 100

Venado Caves exploration

Mountain biking

Enjoy a mountain biking tour to see the natural beauties of the area in a different way. This ride takes us on an old road that connects the Arenal Dam and the main entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park. From here, we’ll bike towards the village of El Castillo, traversing a quiet lane surrounded by dense forest and cattle farms. Along the way, spot howling monkeys, coatis, and unique bird species like toucans, egrets, and kingfishers. We’ll stop for a picnic on the shores of Lake Arenal where you can take a refreshing dip in the waters. This is an incredibly picturesque place, so don’t forget to snap plenty of photos! You’ll have great views of the volcano and the lake all throughout your bike tour (weather permitting).

Price: USD 85

Mountain biking

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 765
Per person