Costa Rican Adventure

Emily Hamilton @wanderful_em

10/22/24 – 10/29/24

Get ready for an adventure-packed trip in Costa Rica, where you’ll experience the beauty of this stunning country and indulge in exciting activities.

What’s included:

  • Lodging: We’ll be staying in Turrialba Vista, Rio Vista Lodge & a local lodge
  • Meals: Fresh, healthy meals will be prepared by Costa Rican chefs throughout the week.
  • Activities: All activities listed in the itinerary are included in the trip fare.
  • Shuttles: All shuttles between activities, lodging, and the airport are taken care of

What’s not included: Flights to and from San Jose, Costa Rica. Departure airport tax ($29). Breakfast & lunch on the first day and lunch and dinner on the last day.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 — Arrive and Drive to Turrialba Valley. After flying into San José, you’ll be met at the airport by your nature guide who is going to drive you to Turrialba Valley, where you are going to stay at the beautiful Casa Turire Hotel. On the way to Turrialba, your guide is going to stop at a restaurant where you can have lunch or snacks. We recommend booking a flight with an arrival time between 10 – 12 mid-day.

Meals: Dinner
Lodging: Casa Turire Hotel


Day 2 — Canyoning Experience and Cultural Dinner. Our first adventure of the week! After breakfast, we will drive to the community of El Silencio. Our canyoneering guides will meet us there to rappel down four beautiful waterfalls in the Costa Rican rainforest. Prepare to get wet and have an incredible experience! For dinner, we will explore local cuisine at the beautiful Sitio de Mata and learn some Costa Rican folklore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Casa Turire

group whitewater rafting at Rios Rapid on the Pacuare River

Day 3 — Rafting Pacuare River. Today, we will head to the Pacuare River where we will begin day 1 of our white water rafting adventure. National Geographic sites the Pacuare River as one of the most scenic rivers on the planet. We will raft to the beautiful Rio Vista Lodge where we plan to stay for 2 nights. The river lodge amenities include showers, bathrooms, fully enclosed bungalows, and incredible views of the river and surrounding jungle. After the adventure, we are going to have time for some yoga or free time at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Rio Vista Lodge

Day 4 — Zipline, Tarzan Swing, and Waterfall Hike. It’s adrenaline day! We will take on the infamous Tarzan Swing and Jungle Zipline course! Step off the platform and the swing will safely launch you 100s of feet over the river. For those feeling less adventurous, there is a lower platform offered as well. Then, we’ll soar over the treetops on the outdoor center’s 8-course zipline. Get ready for some beautiful views!

After lunch, we’ll head out on a short 2-mile hike to a beautiful nearby waterfall. This hike is fairly easy, but does have steep ascents and descents! We will have time to jump in the water and swim before heading back for dinner and a relaxing evening at camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Rio Vista Lodge

A group of paddlers Pacuare river rafting near a waterfall

Day 5 — Whitewater Rafting through Pacuare Canyon and Travel to the Caribbean Coast. Today we will be rafting the world-famous Pacuare Canyon. We saved the best for last on our second day of white water rafting! The canyon walls rise 300ft up and waterfalls pour into the river as we take on rapids in the untouched rainforest.

After rafting, we’ll say adios to the river and head to the Caribbean Coast, where the jungle meets the sea! This unique area of Costa Rica is rich in culture and the beaches boast beautiful clear water.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Lodging: Shawanda Hotel

Day 6 — SUP, Hiking, and Free Time to enjoy the beach! After breakfast at the beautiful Shawanda Hotel, we will explore the water by stand-up paddleboarding. The coast is filled with wildlife so keep your eyes and ears open. We will then have the option to do some hiking in the nearby Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge where we will hopefully spot some incredible wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Shawanda Hotel

Day 7 — Free Morning to enjoy the beach and Travel to San Jose! Spend the morning on the beach before we say goodbye to the coast and start the drive back toward San Jose for our last night in Costa Rica. We will have our farewell dinner at our cute boutique hotel – the Studio Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Studio Hotel

Volcano in costa rica

Day 8 — Fly home. Today we’ll drive you to the airport with a luggage full of memories and a lot of Pura Vida!

Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: No lodging