Wet & Wild: Epic Pacuare River Adventure

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Carlos

Hello, I’m Carlos and I love traveling! I've been to a little over 50 countries. I'm all about adventure and heading into the great unknown! I've never been to Costa Rica before and from everything I've heard, it's an epic place FULL of adventure. I'm really excited to discover it. Come travel with me, we'll have a blast!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Dec 22 – 26, 2021

Activity Level

Strenuous

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 636
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

22 – 30

Travel interest

Adventure, hiking, off-the-beaten-path places, nature

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Coast to Coast Adventures

Established in 1994, Coast to Coast Adventures is made up of a team of dedicated travel experts based in Costa Rica. Specialized in designing, organizing, and running multi-activity trips that focus on connecting travelers with nature and the outdoors, they are well-equipped with valuable experience and training to help make each adventure as safe, smooth, and unforgettable as possible. Let the passionate guides of ​​Coast to Coast Adventures take care of all the nitty gritty details for you — all you need to do is enjoy your inspirational journey through the wilderness of Costa Rica.

Amazing company! We had such an amazing time in Costa Rica! I hadn’t been abroad in decades and had so many questions and really no idea how to plan a trip. Randall at Coast to Coast was phenomenal! He set up a wonderful trip for us that was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. He responded to my millions of questions quickly, reminded us of things we had to do before travel, and helped us every step of the way. Definitely will be using Coast to Coast again!!

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Great Costa Rican Adventure – We did the 12 day Coast to Coast Costa Rica Adventure trip with five of our friends. It was without a doubt one of the best trips we've ever experienced. We were impressed with the way CtoC took care of us right from picking us up at the airport, to sending us on our way after the trip concluded. They provided top notch equipment, accommodations and meals, which to us is good value for our travel dollars. On the adventure, the five guides made sure we were safe at all times, and gave us excellent assistance. We were a varied group - and all levels of skill were accommodated - we never felt rushed or hurried along. Our favorite section of the trip was staying at the river camps after rafting the Pacuare River. If you like adventure - then hike, bike, raft and kayak across Costa Rica!

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Costa Rica>Wet & Wild: Epic Pacuare River Adventure

Go on an expedition into the jungles that surround the gushing Pacuare River and discover a world just ripe for adventure! If you’re all about rappelling down waterfalls, hiking deep into the Costa Rican rainforest, camping out in the heart of nature, and paddling down whitewater rapids, this is the perfect wet and wild adventure for you. As a bonus, you’ll introduce your taste buds to local cuisine during a hands-on cooking class just before your adventure starts and, at the end of it all, embark on a fun party bus tour back in the city San Jose on your last night. This is a jam-packed trip that’s sure to leave you with plenty of epic memories!

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.

Your TourHero

Carlos

Hello, I’m Carlos and I love traveling! I've been to a little over 50 countries. I'm all about adventure and heading into the great unknown! I've never been to Costa Rica before and from everything I've heard, it's an epic place FULL of adventure. I'm really excited to discover it. Come travel with me, we'll have a blast!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Dec 22 – 26, 2021

Activity Level

Strenuous

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Costa Rica>Wet & Wild: Epic Pacuare River Adventure

Go on an expedition into the jungles that surround the gushing Pacuare River and discover a world just ripe for adventure! If you’re all about rappelling down waterfalls, hiking deep into the Costa Rican rainforest, camping out in the heart of nature, and paddling down whitewater rapids, this is the perfect wet and wild adventure for you. As a bonus, you’ll introduce your taste buds to local cuisine during a hands-on cooking class just before your adventure starts and, at the end of it all, embark on a fun party bus tour back in the city San Jose on your last night. This is a jam-packed trip that’s sure to leave you with plenty of epic memories!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San Jose
  • Arrive in San Jose
  • Surviving Spanish and Cooking Lessons
  • Welcome dinner
  • Check-in at Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)
  • Day 2 · Turrialba
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Turrialba
  • Canyoning and ziplining activity (lunch included)
  • Check-in at Casa Mu Turrialba (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · El Nido
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Jungle hike to El Nido (lunch included)
  • Check-in at El Nido del Tigre (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · Pacuare River
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Whitewater rafting to Siquirres (lunch included)
  • Transfer back to San Jose
  • Two-hour party bus tour
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Check-in at Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! Find your new favorite dish during a hands-on cooking class with a local

We’re so thrilled to have you here in San Jose, the bustling capital city of Costa Rica! First up, there’s no better way to discover a country than through its cuisine, so we hope you’re ready to cook up a storm. Take your culinary skills to the next level and discover delicious Costa Rican cuisine during a fun hands-on cooking lesson! Bound to be filled with mouthwatering moments and plenty of laughter with your host, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you can take pointers from a true local. Learn about tasty ingredients used in Costa Rican dishes, discover unique household customs, use new cooking techniques, and prepare a delectable meal to savor alongside your new friends. Enjoy your wonderful welcome dinner before heading to your accommodation for a restful night.

Day 2

Head to Turrialba and embark on an epic canyoning and ziplining adventure

Time to get pumped for adventure! After a hearty breakfast, we’re off to Turrialba. You’ll be greeted by spectacular views of Costa Rica’s rural countryside at this charming town surrounded by the lush landscapes of the Central Valley in Cartago Province. In the distance, you’ll be able to spot the active 3,340-meter Turrialba Volcano in all its glory. Turrialba is a hotspot for eco-adventures and we’re kicking off your first day here with an awesome canyoning and ziplining expedition in nearby Calle Chirraca. Our expert guides will walk you through the gear and equipment you’ll be using, and ensure you are given a crash course in the techniques involved when making your way through the canyon. Expect some high-adrenaline moments on this quest through the wilderness: rappel and descend cliffs and waterfalls, zipline across multiple canopy cables, and walk across hanging bridges. If you’re lucky, the native wildlife might come out to keep you company, so keep your eyes peeled!

Day 3

Immerse yourself in untouched nature on a jungle hike through the pristine rainforest

Good morning! Fill up on breakfast before we take you out on another epic adventure you won’t forget! Today, we’re going to get up close and personal with the jungle that the meandering Pacuare River cuts through. You’ll be transported to the starting point of our hike and from there, we’ll traverse deep into the lush rainforest. Home to a spectacular roster of curious wildlife such as anteaters, howler monkeys, coatis, and countless bird species like toucans and parrots, it’s a paradise for animal lovers and birdwatchers! We’ll trek our way to our rustic campsite in El Nido that overlooks the river. Here, we’ll spend the night in the heart of nature, surrounded by the calls of cicadas and the whisper of the trees.

Day 4

Take a thrilling journey down the Pacuare River to Siquirres on an epic rafting adventure

Rise and shine! Today, we’ll be heading back to San Jose, but not before one last exhilarating adventure, so be sure to indulge in a high-energy breakfast this morning. We’ll be stopping at the breathtaking Pacuare River and embark on a splash-tastic whitewater rafting expedition down multiple class III and IV rapids. Considered one of the best places in the world for whitewater rafting, this stunning river winds through the heart of Costa Rica’s most verdant jungles and flows right into the Caribbean Sea. You will have the chance to fuel up with some lunch halfway through the activity; the rapids will take us to Siquirres. At the end of your rafting journey, you’ll be transferred the rest of the way to your accommodation in San Jose.

All aboard — enjoy an epic two-hour party bus tour in San Jose!

You’ll arrive back in San Jose in time to enjoy the evening to the fullest. Once the sun goes down, it’s time to get serious with the partying. Why hit the clubs when you can roll through San Jose and have your very own party on wheels? Get the music started, bring out the best drinks, and experience San Jose by night with an awesome party bus experience you’ll never forget.

Day 5

Time to bid farewell to Costa Rica

How time flies! We hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Costa Rica. After checking out of your accommodation, make your way to the airport in time for your flight back home. Until next time — we hope to see you again soon!

Accommodation

  • Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)

    Casa Mu San Jose is a perfect choice for groups. Located in the capital city of San Jose, close to shopping centers and restaurants, this shared house provides simple and comfortable accommodation in the form of bunk bed-style rooms with a large living room for communal group activities and an efficient kitchen. Wi-Fi is available on the premises. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Casa Mu Turrialba (or similar according to availability)

    This house is perfect for groups of friends or students looking to access the Turrialba ecotourism hub in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Located just 15 minutes from Turrialba, guests can easily pay a visit to some of the nearby waterfalls. Casa Mu Turrialba makes a great spot from which to embark on your adventures around the Pacuare Area. Rooms are furnished with bunk beds and there is a large living room and kitchen for communal use. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • El Nido del Tigre (or similar according to availability)

    El Nido del Tigre is a rustic and authentic Costa Rican camp located in the rainforest overlooking the Pacuare River. The campsite is made up of tents on fixed platforms with shared facilities and an open-air dining area. With sustainability at the heart of its ethos, El Nido del Tigre does not run on electricity or have hot water, making it a truly wild experience for travelers who camp here. Surrounded by raw nature, this is the perfect place for wildlife spotting. Room type: Gender-separated tents.

Included

  • 2 nights in Casa Mu San Jose (or similar)
  • 1 night in Casa Mu Turrialba (or similar)
  • 1 night in El Nido del Tigre (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guides during activities
  • Transportation between activities and accommodation (except day 1 and day 5)
  • All breakfasts (except day 1 and 5)
  • All lunches (except day 1 and 5)
  • All dinners (except day 4)
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

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.

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 636
Per person