Costa Rica Adrenaline & Relaxation

An adventure getaway that combines two main highlights of Costa Rica, Arenal volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park

6 Days / 05 Nights

Costa Rica Adrenaline & Relaxation

An adventure getaway that combines two main highlights of Costa Rica, Arenal volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park

6 Days / 05 Nights

San José-Arenal Volcano-Manuel Antonio-San José

Discover the most amazing destinations in Costa Rica combined with some great adventures!

If you are looking for an adventure getaway that combines two main highlights of Costa Rica with a huge amount of adrenaline, then this package is perfect for you! Enjoy adventurous activities in the rainforest of Costa Rica such as wild water rafting or waterfall rappelling or relax at the natural hot springs of the Arenal Volcano. End this trip at the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. Observe some amazing animals, such as different species of monkeys, sloths, iguanas and many more!
Day 1
Arrival to San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José.

Private transfer from International Airport to San José

Option A: Presidente Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 02

Transfer to the Pacuare River where you will enjoy an unforgettable  white water rafting adventure. After rafting, transfer to Arenal volcano / La Fortuna.

When travelling from San José to the Caribbean coast we drive through the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park with its range of cloud forests and waterfalls. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the “Center of Operations”. When you are reday for the activity you will be driven to the private entrance located in the heart of the tropical jungle. The Pacuare River is considered one of the top five rivers in the world for rafting. Its natural beauty and wild rapids are spectacular. This river borders the Talamanca mountain range where the Cabecar Indians live. Along the river you will stop for a small rest and some fruits and beverages. The rafting adventure will take approximately 3 hours. Back at the “Center of Operations” you may change into dry clothes and use the bathrooms. Lunch will be served at a restaurant along the way.

The Northern Plains of Costa Rica showcases some very scenic countryside towns. Small agriculture communities and cattle ranches cover rolling hills and deep valleys.  The main attraction is the iconic Arenal Volcano. The Arenal Volcano area is Costa Rica’s premier region of exploration and excitement: Arenal is synonymous to adventure and Eco-discovery, where you can embark in a wide variety of activities. Enjoy the thrill of  canyoning, or combine adventure with ecological discovery in a canopy tour. Hike the volcano or explore the rainforest strolling through hanging bridges.

Shuttle Transfer from San José to Arenal AM

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn (2 Nights)
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Plan: Buffet Breakfast

Option B: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Orchid Room
Meals Plan: Buffet Breakfast –

Included: Entrance Fee at Tabacon Hot Springs

Day 03
The Ultimate Waterfall Rappel

Today we take you on an exciting 4×4 ride on a mountain road to our first ranch house. We put your gear on, give you a short safety and rappelling explanation and then a short trek on a beautiful rainforest trail to the first waterfall rappel where you will descend into to canyon! Our 5 rappels range in heights of 13 mtrs (25 ft ) to 55 mtrs (165 ft).  After rappelling down the first waterfall you will climb up the side of the canyon wall, 10 mtrs (20 ft ), to a short trail. Then zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 mtrs (82 ft) to the canyon floor again. Then continue on short trails from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon, it’s like being in a National Rainforest Park! At the second ranch you meet up with the 4×4 vehicles and then back to our base offices for a delicious Costa Rican style lunch just outside La Fortuna with a view of the famous Arenal Volcano.

Day 04
Shuttle transfer to Quepos / Manuel Antonio National Park

A place of swaying palms and playful monkeys, sparkling blue water and a riot of tropical birds, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is the country’s smallest and most popular national park. It’s a truly lovely place; the clearly marked trail system winds through rainforest-backed white-sand beaches and rocky headlands, the wildlife (iguanas, sloths, monkeys) is plentiful, and the views across the bay to the pristine outer islands are gorgeous. Manuel Antonio National Park combines the rainforest with breathtaking white-sand beaches, among the most beautiful in Costa Rica!

***Note that Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Tuesdays.

Shuttle Transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio AM

Option A: Playa Espadilla Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Garden Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 05
Ocean Kayaking and Snorkeling

This Manuel Antonio tour is the perfect choice for those interested in getting wet and seeing nature! You will paddle a kayak for approximately 2 ½ hours (roundtrip), during your nautical journey you will navigate past islands where you can observe uncountable marine birds and their nesting grounds. Half way through your trip, you will stop at a beautiful hidden bay – Biesanz Bay – to rest and enjoy a refreshing snack. During the 30-minute stop, you can snorkel on this secluded coastline or just have a rest.

Transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel to start your ride to the Manuel Antonio National Park. A very knowledgeable nature guide will walk you through the Manuel Antonio National Park explaining the mysteries of the rainforest. Manuel Antonio hosts 3 of the 4 existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Throughout the hike you are likely to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as orchids, butterflies and tropical trees.

Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks.

Day 06
Departure from Manuel Antonio to the International Airport

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home. Be advised that the distance between Manuel Antonio and San José is approximately 4 hrs.  If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.

Private Transfer from Manuel Antonio to International Airport

    • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
    • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
    • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
    • 5 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfasts and local taxes.
    • Shuttle Shared Transfers between destinations included:
      • Shuttle Transfer from San José to Arenal AM
      • Shuttle Transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio AM
    • Excursions Included: (Shared tours)
      • Pacuare Rafting Class III-IV: Included: Bilingual guide, equipment, lunch, transportation from San José/to Arenal.
      • Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling. Included: Transportation, equipment, bilingual guides, beverages and lunch or dinner.
      • The Ultimate Waterfall Rappel / Included: 4 rappels (3 waterfalls and one rock wall), Monkey Drop (zip line and rappel), Rock Climb, Hiking on beautiful trails in the canyon between rappel, Professionally trained bilingual guides, Waterproof Jackets, Delicious Costa Rican Lunch (Vegetarian option available), High quality gear used in canyoneering and rock climbing, Photographer (Photos for purchase after tour) and transportation.
    • Not included:
    • National Park Entrance fees.
    • Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included)

The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card ( and everything related to Covid 19 requirements )  and driver’s license and a valid credit card (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.

Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.

  1. Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
  2. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  3. Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
  4. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  5. Prepare for colder evenings, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
  6. Bring an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. Bring an electric converter and adapter.


Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar).

Swimsuit / swim trunks.

T-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material. Long sleeve t-shirts are very useful if you get cold easily on the water or want more sun protection.

Water-resistant sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher).

Sun hat or bandana.

Bug Repellent.

Croakies or straps to secure glasses.

Change of clothes, including shoes, for after your tour.

Towel for changing/showers after the trip.

Any prescription medications necessary during your tour.