Discover why Costa Rica is made for adventure seekers
Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica. Even though it’s surrounded by countries of amazing natural landscapes, Costa Rica is still a standout. From vibrant San Jose, head to the pristine San Gerardo de Dota Valley, home to endless cloud forests and a haven for unique birdlife. Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle. Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo. Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park. This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse.
Get into the hidden heart of rural Costa Rica, heading out a 4-day hike through some of the most world’s most spectacular wilderness
Look out for toucans, quetzals, alligators, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, turtles, sloths and more as you explore national parks and wildlife reserves
Swim in hidden waterfalls and experience rural Costa Rican life and culture
Costa Rica offers some of the world’s best white water rafting – get your taste when you tackle the Rio Naranjo rapids
Don’t just look at waterfalls, jump down them – safely strapped in of course! Spend a day rappelling down jungle cascades
When National Geographic call a place “biologically intense”, you know it’s special. Discover the secrets and abundant wildlife of the primary rainforest of Corcovado National Park
This is an active trip packed with activities such as hiking, white-water rafting, and canyoning. To fully enjoy it, you'll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the water-based experiences, you'll need to be a confident swimmer.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable (subject to availability) with exception of Days 3-6 (Savegre River Trek) where you would be in shared accommodation.
3. Please be careful when booking flights to/from San Jose; make sure you fly into/out of Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]. Please do NOT book flights to/from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport [SJC] as this is located in California, United States.
4. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
Our Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Canyon trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews in the last year.
We loved this Trip! Everything was great! The hike was fun and a bit challenging but there was always time to relax and feel like your on holidays. You do need a reasonable level of fitness for it and I’d strongly suggest waterproof hiking boots. The parts of costa rica the tour took us to we wouldn’t have seen any other way. The scenery was beautiful. The home stays were wonderfull. We really enjoyed meeting and sharing meals with actual Costa Rican families. And the home cooked food!! Great! Our guides were really lovely and all of the activities surpassed expectations. I’d do it all over again!
Review submitted 04 Jun 2018
The trip overall was fantastic. The guide was excellent and knowledgeable and really added more value to our experience! The trek was by far the best part of the tour, it was challenging and really tested our mental and physical endurance and grit. I loved the concept of responaible travelling and getting to know the locals better. It's a better way to giveback to the local economy and to gain a different perspective while traveling.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2018