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Costa Rica
9 Day Vacation Package

Costa Rica Vacation Package

One of the most spectacular destinations in Central America, Costa Rica combines the adventure of river rafting, zip lines, and exploration with the relaxation of sandy beaches and cascading hot springs. Your 9-day Costa Rica Vacation Package, carefully designed through the services of our independent, in-country partners, begins in the bustling capital city of San Jose, an easy access point for incoming flights. You'll then leave civilization and head into the jungle, rafting the legendary Pacuare River (rated among the top 10 rivers in the world by National Geographic) to a luxurious eco-lodge perched along the banks of river. While at the Pacuare lodge for two nights, you'll experience delicious candlelit dinners, a canopy adventure and hikes to beautiful waterfalls. Your adventure continues as you leave the lodge by raft, heading downriver to Siquirres where your transfer northwest will bring you to the base of the towering volcano, Arenal. You'll spend 2 nights in Arenal, relaxing in thermally-heated waterfalls and pools. You'll explore a rainforest full of animal life, traversing over 15 suspended bridges surrounded by monkeys, iguanas, sloths and birds. Your adventure concludes in the laid back town of Manuel Antonio where you'll experience Manuel Antonio National Park, named one of the world's 12 most beautiful national parks by Forbes. Here, you'll also have time to relax on the beach or try some surf lessons before dinner at one of the towns many quaint restaurants (not included). This Costa Rica vacation is an adventure that will not soon be forgotten!

Costa Rica Vacation

  • Begins and Ends: San Jose
  • Season: Year - Round
  • River Distance: 16 miles
  • Rapids: 38 class II-IV
  • Boat Type: Paddleboat
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Rates from: $3705
  • Includes transfers hotels, activities and 11 meals
Adults(16+): From $3,985
Youth (12-16): From $3,985
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Whats Included

ACCOMMODATIONS 8 nights at 4 beautiful properties
RAFTING 2 half-day trips on the Pacuare River (class II-IV whitewater)
2 PACUARE LODGE ACTIVITIES Canopy Tour recommended
HOT SPRINGS Soak in the thermal waterfalls and pools of Tabacon
HANGING BRIDGES TOUR Guided 3km walk over 15 suspended bridges
NATIONAL PARK TOUR Manuel Antonio National Park
MEALS 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
TRANSFERS All transfers between San Jose airport, hotels, Pacuare River and included activities
ALL TAXES & FEES National Park Entrance Fee, all other taxes and fees

Not Included

EXTRA ACTIVITIES Any additional activities you wish to add

Costa Rica Vacation Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 2000 customer reviews

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!

Dana - Colorado
Amazing place, amazing people, amazing food!! It is heaven on Earth!! We loved it!! If you like adventure, uniqueness and ok being out of your comfort zone, this is the place. From the manager Andres, to Esteban the barman, to Jorge our rafting guide everyone was so friendly, respectful and helpful!!

Best Experience!

Dave - North Carolina
One of the most unique and adventurous vacations we have ever experienced. Rafting on the spectacular Pacuare River is the only way to arrive and depart from the Pacuare Lodge. Listening to howler monkeys while sipping a mojito in the twilight of the jungle is not an experience I will forget soon. We ate delicious food, looking over the river, had very good massages, and enjoyed well organized activities, including fascinating nature tours, (where our guide spotted a sloth for us) and adrenaline fueled ziplining. This is really special, and we felt that we got wonderful value for money. I very much hope we will be able to return one day.


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Rafting the Pacuare River

Rafting the Pacuare River

An experience on the Pacuare River continually proves to be one of the highlights of a Costa Rica whitewater rafting vacation! The warm waters (often nearly 80 degrees Fahrenheit) are perfect for floating along under the jungle canopy. Thirty-eight whitewater rapids over the course of just 16 miles offer plenty of excitement as you make your way downriver. Stops along the way take visitors to hidden pools and waterfalls. And a 2-night stay at the Pacuare Lodge, half-way down the river, provides the perfect respite.

Unforgettable Accommodations

Experience award-winning accommodations in unparalleled locations. You'll love the selection of properties in San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal, and along the beautiful Pacuare River.

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  • Top Notch!

    Top notch in service and quality. The rooms we had were absolutely stunning. Open air and very romantic, the turn down service lights your room with candles while you are at dinner. The rafting trip out was the perfect ending. We will look forward to another visit!

    Kali - Washington

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