Pure Costa Rica
One Departure Only | February 18 - June 23, 2018
Day by Day
Pure Costa Rica is all about adventure, self-renewal and the power of FUN. On this week-long journey, we'll stay in Costa Rica's top eco-lodges, explore waterfalls and volcanoes, zip line over canyons, and laze on secluded beaches.
Day 1 | February 18
Welcome to Costa Rica! We meet up in San José, then jump right into the jungle! Our drive bends along roads that rise into lush, colorful highlands. We stop to meet tropical fruit vendors, browse locally made artesanías (handicrafts), and make fresh corn tortillas in a local kitchen.
You’ll love our destination, a lodge set amidst bird-filled forests and towering waterfalls. Cocktail in hand, we’ll prop up on outside decks as the murmurs and squawks from the nocturnal forest rise around us.
Day 2 | February 19
Today we wake up to sweeping forest views and breathe in air so lush it’s misty. After a breakfast made of ingredients hand-picked from the organic farm here, we explore the cloud forest – on the back of a horse. Our leisurely trek passes traditional farms on way to a jaw-dropping view of a volcano set amidst waterfall cascades.
Later, you can take a relaxing dip into your own private outdoor whirlpool or pick a nature trail into the forest, to spot colorful tree frogs and sit in peace by a bright-blue waterfall.
Day 3 | February 20
After breakfast, we break for cowboy country! Weaving through the backroads of the remote San Bernardo Lowlands, we’ll watch for the area’s famed sabaneros (cowboys) riding horses roadside.
Welcoming us is our spellbinding set-up: treehouse-style bungalows on the shores of Rio Perdido where epic wildlife and nature converges into deep canyons. After checking in, we’ll get our adrenaline pumping with a white-water river tubing ride past dramatic rock walls. We finish in time to rest with a drink in the hammock, as the Milky Way takes over Costa Rica’s clearest skies.
Day 4 | February 21
Wake to a little meditative ramble on one of the hotel’s hiking trails. Then, after breakfast, bring out your action hero! We’ll race across canyons on a ”Tarzan swing” and zip lines, then reward ourselves with a soak in thermo-mineral pools.
Come sundown, we’ll share stories over cocktails then top the day off with a specially arranged dinner on a wooden deck suspended above the river.
Day 5 | February 22
We’ve tested our limits, now it’s time to kick back. Next is the perfect place: Isla Chiquita, a secluded island harboring lovely beaches and serene views of the Pacific. We’ll check into our ocean-view, luxury ”glamping” tents, then explore! Hang out on the beach, go paddle-boarding, or have some fun in a cooking class learning to make ceviche.
We meet for a sprawling ocean-to-table dinner at a beloved local eatery, then swap stories over a nightcap at a low-key, thatch-roofed bar.
Day 6 | February 23
Buenas! It’s our last day together, so we’ve arranged options for you. Join a sea kayaking tour to spot sea creatures and exotic birds, or join a fun artisanal fishing tour, where you’ll join a local fisherman on a small boat voyage and discover a local’s view of life in the Gulf of Nicoya.
At the end of the day, we’ll gather back together for a drink and watch the sunset sparkle across the water, before our farewell feast.
Day 7 | February 24
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we’ll transfer you back to shore just in time to catch the ferry crossing Nicoya Gulf for a drive to the San José Airport. We’ll say goodbye to our new friends for now, but keep all the memories forever.
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So many questions, right?
That’s OK, we have answers. Read our FAQs below. Or text or call us at +1 (855) 219-8018 to speak with a Modern Adventure Trip Specialist.
What does the price include?
Six nights at 4-star jungle lodges and boutique eco-resorts; private in-country travel; private tours as noted with local guides and cultural experts; guided activities, adventures & expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts; most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals; gratuities for local staff; departure transfers to airport.
What is not included?
Roundtrip airfare to Costa Rica; travel insurance; transport to the trip start in San Jose; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included itinerary; gratuity for trip leader.
How many people on the trip?
We limit the group to no more than 20 fellow adventurers. You can expect to be joined by a diverse range of fellow travelers in terms of age, background and configuration – including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. Our experiences are about being fun and inclusive.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel up to 96 days prior to the scheduled departure date and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between 95 and 61 days in advance, there is a 50% cancellation fee. Within 60 days or less of departure there is a 100% cancellation fee. (See our Terms and Conditions for full details.)
Do I pay a supplement for a single room?
Yes, there is a $1,110 supplement for solo travelers, to be paid after your booking is confirmed.
Do I need a travel visa?
US citizens do not require a visa to visit Costa Rica. Just bring your valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, check with the Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
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