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Top 5 Adventure
Our most popular Adventure Tour in Costa Rica.

In 6 days you will experience the Top 5 places that make Costa Rica so famous and attracts so many people this beautiful country.

You will visit either the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens, or the Pacuare White Water Rafting. Then Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, the cloud forest of Monteverde, andt Manuel Antonio National Park.

Top 5 Adventure - 8 days - Tour Description

Top 5 Adventure Tour in Costa Rica © by OA:modio

This is Our most popular Adventure Tour in Costa Rica. In 6 days you will experience the Top 5 places that make Costa Rica so famous, and make a lot of people to visit this beautiful country.

You will be able to visit Poas Volcano, famous for its 1.3 Km wide main crater and the pristine volcanic Botos Lagoon. La Paz Waterfall Gardens will give you the opportunity to see butterflies, hummingbirds, tropical frogs, as well as 5 waterfalls in a short trail. Learn about the coffee process and history and see a plantation. Or at your choice, instead of Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls you can go to do White Water Rafting in the Pacuare River, rated by National Geographic as one of the Top 5 rivers in the world for rafting!!! And this is just day 1...

Just get to Tortuguero National Park is an adventure, because there are no roads to get here, neither cars in the village, so we get by motor boat to this place that moves at the same slow speed as the river and lagoon. This is one of the best places in the country to see wildlife, during the early morning Canoe Jungle Tour.

La Fortuna is a small town famous worldwide because it's at the base of Arenal Volcano. If all goes well, we can see the lava coming down on the sides of the volcano and hear the roaring sound of the eruption. In the mean time we can enjoy and relax in the hot springs.

Enjoy the views of Arenal Lake while you travel around on the way to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here we will be traveling in a really easy and secure way with pulleys on the Canopy Tour, allowing us to be able to see the forest from the birds perspective.

How about enjoying in one of Costa Rica most famous beaches to finish our Adventure? We will finish this short but nice trip in Manuel Antonio National Park where the white sand beaches and the possibility of spotting the Squirrel monkeys while you enjoy the beautiful sunset makes this trip unforgettable.

After all this we come back to San Jose, our capital, for last minute souvenirs shopping and maybe to enjoy a night out in town, in one of the famous places, even with live music.

Top 5 Adventure - Tour Itinerary

This Itinerary shows the information for the "Standard Accomodation". If you would like a little bit more confortable hotels, you can choose the "Upgrade Accomodation" and we can give you the new price depending on availability and season.

Day Description
1 San Jose
  One of our representatives will meet you at the airport to take you to the Hotel. If you are not arriving to Costa Rica this day, you will meet the group directly at the Hotel. Stay in Hotel Ave del Paraiso (or similar)
Included: Transfer from the Airport
2 Poas Volcano - La Paz Waterfalls
  Option A: Poas Volcano. We pick you up in your hotel around 6:30. Breakfast on the way. Visit Poas Volcano National Park Main Crater and Botos Lagoon. Take the transfer again to go La Paz Waterfall Gardens to visit their nature park. Lunch near the Vara Blanca town. Transfer back to San Jose, passing the colonial towns of Barva, Heredia and Tibas. Rest of the afternoon for free.

Option B: Pacuare White Water Rafting We pick you up in your hotel around 6:30. Breakfast on the way. We will drive to the small community of Tres Equis, where is the entrance to the Pacuare River, considered by National Geographic one of the Top 5 rivers in the world for white water rafting. The trip take us on Class 3 and 4 rapids for 30 Km ( 19 miles ) through lush rainforests where we can spot the tiny shacks of the Cabecar indeans on the side of the river. After we get to Siquirres, there is a place to get on our dry clothes and have a well deserved lunch. Transfer back to San Jose afterwards.

At night we take you for dinner and to explore a little bit the nightlife.
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Poas Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfalls Gardens

3 Tortuguero
  After breakfast, depart from San Jose to La Pavona, Cariari. Lunch on the way. Take boat to get to Tortuguero. Free afternoon to visit town. Dinner at Tortuguero. Stay at Cabinas Miss Myriam (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Boat IN to Tortuguero
4 La Fortuna
  Early morning wake up (04:40) to do the Canoe Tour to Tortuguero Canals for Wildlife watching. Breakfast box, on the boat. Take boat at 11:30 to Pavona. Transfer to La Fortuna. Lunch on the way. Visit the Baldi Hot Springs. Watch Arenal volcano from the view point (if clear). Dinner in La Fortuna. Stay in Hotel La Amistad (or similar)
Included: box Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Canoe Jungle Tour. Tortuguero Park entrance. Boat OUT from Tortuguero. Baldi Hot Springs.
5 Monteverde
  After breakfast in La Fortuna transfer to Monteverde. Lunch in Monteverde. Canopy tour in Monteverde in the afternoon. Dinner in Monteverde. Stay in Hotel El Sueño (or similar).
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Canopy Tour
6 Manuel Antonio
  Breakfast in Monteverde, then transfer to Manuel Antonio. Lunch on the way. Rest of the day for free. Dinner at Manuel Antonio. Stay at Cabinas (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: --
7 San José
  Breakfast in Manuel Antonio. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park. Lunch in Manuel Antonio. Transfer back to our hotel in San José. At night we will get together for our farewell dinner. Stay in Hotel Ave del Paraiso (or similar).
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Manuel Antonio National Park
8 Return Home
  Pick up at your hotel for Transfer to the Airport. Fly back home.
Included: Transfer to the airport

Trip Style

Is It For Me?
This is the ideal trip for someone that have a short vacation time, but want to visit Costa Rica main attractions.
Activity Level
Activity Level 2
Group Size
Max 12 (normally 6)
Included Highlights
• Poas Volcano Park &   La Paz Waterfalls OR
• Rafting in Pacuare River
• Tortuguero Jungle
• Arenal Volcano
• Monteverde Cloud Forest
• Manuel Antonio Park
8 days
Two Styles.. You select between
• Normal
• Upgrade
Private Car or Van
Food Included
All Inclusive (3 meals a day)
Guide / staff
Head Guide / Driver.
Just allow extra money for souverniers, tips and alcoholic drinks, which are not included in the trip.
Please Check the Notes section of this tour
Every Monday (subject to availability)

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