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8 nights accommodation
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We always provide comfortable accomodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels and beach resorts for you and your new crew to relax and take in the pura vida atmosphere.
12 included Meals
4 Dinner, 8 Breakfast
Fuel your jungle adventures with breakfast everyday, plus a handful of lunches and dinners that put regional flavours centre stage. And when you're not eating with us, you'll be off exploring the best street food eats and trendiest restaurants, as recommended by our foodie loving team.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Getting around Latin America is half the fun, and all transport is included for the duration of your trip. Private, air conditioned mini coaches allow you soak up all that scenery in style, but it's our unique, local forms of transport that make the journey all part of the adventure.
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Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
5 included, 8 optional that you can add
Apart from transport, accommodation and meals along the way, we provide sightseeing tours of all major areas as well as an array of No Regrets Inclusions. We'll take you on a locally guided Tirimbina chocolate tour, show you the incredible Arenal volcano and even teach you the art of harvesting coffee, and that's just the start of it.
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From beach towns to dense rainforests, we’ll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line, surf and even horseback ride our way around Central America’s jammiest destination. 8-nights of Costa Rica’s coral reefs, wildlife, volcanoes, hot springs and unlimited adventures await.
Travel is best shared. This is a small group adventure of 12-30 people, aged between 18-35 exclusively, giving you the perfect balance of new friends to travel with and access to even more authentic experiences.
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San Jose
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Sarapiqui
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Arenal (La Fortuna)
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Playa Tamarindo
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Monteverde
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Manuel Antonio
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DAY 1 - San Jose to Arenal via Sarapiqui
San Jose
Hola San Jose! After meeting up with your fellow Costa Rican explorers this morning we'll get straight on the road, bound for the biodiverse beauty of Sarapiqui.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
See Arenal volcano
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
White water rafting
Sarapiqui
Renowned for its fertile lands and gorgeous scenery, we'll stop off here for our first taste of fresh Costa Rican air, not to mention our first dose of adventure for those keen to get a little wet and wild.
Arenal (La Fortuna)
How to round off the first day of our adventure? How about catching our first glimpse of one of the most incredible volcanoes in Costa Rica, Arenal. This volcano is near perfectly formed and famed for its hot springs and healing properties (hint hint). Dinner tonight will be a group affair in town, already fully bonded after an action packed first day.
DAY 2 - Arenal
Arenal (La Fortuna)
Rappelling through a rainforest canyon will be the perfect wake up call this morning. Not keen? How about taking advantage of the regions geothermal properties with a visit to the hot springs? This afternoon we'll learn the A-Z of chocolate making, an export Costa Rica is famous for.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Chocolate Demonstration
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Lost Canyon Adventures - Canyoneering (Waterfall Rappelling)
US$80.00
Hot Springs Visit
US$30.00
DAY 3 - Arenal to Playa Tamarindo
Arenal (La Fortuna)
Leaving Arenal towering behind us this morning we'll move on for a taste of Costa Rican beach life.
Playa Tamarindo
Playa Tamarindo has the reputation of being Costa Rica's numero uno surf and party destination, and for good reason. This northern beach town boasts tasty waves and golden sands dotted with lounge bars and awesome restaurants. We'll be staying right by the beach so early morning swims are high on the agenda.
DAY 4 - Playa Tamarindo
Playa Tamarindo
The bohemian atmosphere of Playa Tamarindo is utterly infectious, and it won't take long to ease into the pace of life here. Spend the day in the water snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the marine life, or stay above the waves and give surfing a try. This afternoon why not take advantage of our catamaran cruise Add-On, another unique way to experience this beautiful ocean paradise.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Surfing
Catamaran Cruise
US$80.00
DAY 5 - Playa Tamarindo to Monteverde
Playa Tamarindo
It's goodbye to the beach life for now as we pack up our towels and make for the mountains.
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Visit the butterfly gardens
Monteverde
Feel the clean air filling your lungs as we arrive at the misty forests of Monteverde - a sight guaranteed to take your breath away. This leafy wildlife hotspot is home to butterfly gardens, coffee plantations, countless monkey species and passionate locals who work hard to preserve the balance between nature and tourism.
DAY 6 - Monteverde
Monteverde
Yes, yes and yes is what you will most likely be screaming whilst ziplining a 1km line through the treetops. And the adventures don't stop there - like the sound of walking the hanging bridges amongst the lush Monteverde cloud forest, offering prime sloth spotting opportunities? Now you're listening! This afternoon is dedicated to learning about everyone's favourite caffeinated friend - coffee. One of Costa Rica's most famous exports, we'll learn how the plants are cultivated and the entire process of turning delicious little berries into rich coffee beans. 
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Don Juan Coffee tour
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Ziplining
Selvatura Park
DAY 7 - Monteverde to Manuel Antonio via Jaco
Monteverde
This morning we'll leave Monte Verde in the clouds as we make our way back to the coast.
Jaco
On route we'll stop off at the gorgeous surf resort of Jaco - a cute little fishing town and a great spot to grab a bite and people watch.
Manuel Antonio
Oceanside Manuel Antonio is a dizzying mix of ancient rainforest, crisp sandy beaches and coral reefs. We'll ease into life here with a poolside afternoon, contemplating the Pura Vida way of life and soaking up our last few days in paradise
DAY 8 - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio
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Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
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Horseback riding
Manuel Antonio
Hike along the coast and up through the mountains with an expert this morning spotting macaws, toucans and sloths along the way. This afternoon, how about a horseback ride to the Tacori Waterfalls, or maybe a snorkel around the colourful coral reefs? We'll end the day with an included dinner and a toast to an incredible 9 days.
DAY 9 - Manuel Antonio to San Jose
Manuel Antonio
Make the most of your final morning in Manuel Antonio, squeezing in an ATV thrill before we head back to where it all began.
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ATV Tour
US$65 double & US$100 single
San Jose
Our time together will come to an end upon arrival into San Jose. We'll be sad it's over, sure, but seriously, what an adventure we've had!
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