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Arenal Rafting Class II & III - Balsa River

A fun combination of whitewater thrills and areas where the water is docile enough to jump in and go for a swim. This is perfect for a family adventure as well as for beginners. Wildlife abound in this section of the Balsa so keep an eye out for sloths, iguanas, howler monkeys, and a vast array of tropical birds. There is no better way to observe wildlife than floating down a river. There will be one stop for locally grown, organic fruits and another stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch. Balsa River is just 45 minutes from your La Fortuna hotel. This is the perfect rafting tour for first-timers, families with children, all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are simply looking for a fun rafting adventure in Costa Rica! One of our friendly professional river guides will come by your hotel to pick you up.  After you are picked up from your hotel, we’ll drive through the lush, green Costa Rican countryside to our private Operations Center right next to the river. We are the only company equipped with bathrooms and changing rooms for your convenience and comfort. We will get you fitted with your top-quality rafting gear such as an NRS helmet, lifejacket, and paddle. You will then be divided into groups of 4 or 5 paddlers -- we use high-quality 13-ft rafts that seat up to 5 people plus your guide in the back. Your professional guide will provide paddling and safety instructions to prepare you for your adventure!  You will paddle down over 10 kilometers of continuous, exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc!” Rafting in Costa Rica is a little different than other parts of the world because our rivers have steep gradients with lots of rapids and are a little more technical and shallow, which makes for a fun ride on your rafting trip! As you descend down this beautiful class 2-3 river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds, and animals -- your eagle-eyed guides will even point out the monkeys, sloths, and toucans along the way! About half way down the river your guides will provide you a smorgasbord of fresh tropical fruit as you relax with the rest of your group. Take a swim and immerse yourself in the wild nature around you!  

Arenal Rafting Class III & IV - Sarapiquí River

Get ready for one of the most-extreme rafting trips in Costa Rica! You will love the adrenaline-charged and intense Sarapiquí River class 3-4 Jungle Run section. Desafio has an exclusive entrance to the most-exciting part of this exuberant river! Rafting on the Sarapiquí River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours near the Arenal Volcano. Bring on the adrenaline on the class 3-4 rafting trip on the Sarapiquí "Jungle Run!" This is the perfect rafting trip for adventurous paddlers! Whether you are a first-timer or a rafting expert, this rafting trip will guarantee to get your adrenaline pumping!  You'll experience over 30 continuous rapids with names like "The Terminator" and "Dos Locos" while surrounded by deep, lush jungle. That's why we call it the Jungle Run! One of our friendly professional river guides will come by your hotel to pick you up. You will then travel through small Costa Rican villages to the quaint town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. There, your rafting guides will give you the 101 on rafting including safety tips and technical instructions before heading on your 2 hour journey down one of Costa Rica’s most exuberant rivers! We will get you fitted with your top-quality rafting gear such as an NRS helmet, lifejacket, and paddle.You will then be divided into groups of 4 or 5 paddlers -- we use high-quality 13-ft rafts that seat up to 5 people plus your guide in the back. Your professional guide will provide paddling and safety instructions to prepare you for your adventure!  During your descent down the river, you will experience over 40 exciting rapids along 12 km of lush, vibrant rainforest. As you make your way through exciting rapids, we’ll be sure to get your adrenaline pumping!  About half way down the river, you’ll stop and watch the rapids from the shore, while enjoying refreshing tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of the group. Take a swim and enjoy the rushing waters around you! Then, after the second leg of your rafting journey, you’ll finish the day with a delicious traditional lunch before heading back to your hotel.

Arenal Waterfall Rappel

Go where very few have had the privilege to roam in the Lost Canyon of Costa Rica! Grab your helmet, strap on your harness, and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! Canyoneering is a brand-new sport that’s becoming very popular all over the world, especially in Costa Rica. The rugged, mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano is the perfect place for first-timers and experienced canyoning enthusiasts to do a variety of fun activities as you hike deep into the rainforest and rappel massive waterfalls – the largest waterfall is almost 200ft high! Arenal Waterfall Rappel: Costa Rica's best multi-sport adventure near the Arenal Volcano!  You'll be rappelling down huge waterfalls, jumping into pools, zipping your way down on guided rappels, river tracing along the canyon, climbing down the canyon walls and river boulders and hiking up through the rainforest. We pack all kinds of adventure into the best canyoning experience in Costa Rica!  Your friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel and give you a quick briefing about what you'll expect from this canyoning experience as you make your way past La Fortuna to the entrance of the mountain-top community of Santa Gertrudis just 10 minutes outside of town. It's a bumpy ride up the mountain, but you'll have the best views of the quaint community and lush gardens of this area from our specially-equipped Jungle Limos! You will then arrive to the Lost Canyon Ops Center and be greeted by the guides. You will get suited up with high-quality canyoneering gear. Your professional guides will give you a full safety talk and then we will head to the starting point of the Lost Canyon. Start off the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the "Baby" -- a small-sized 10-ft waterfall that allows you to practice and ease your way into learning the ropes -- literally.  You will then hike deep into the rocky terrain of the wet and wild rainforest, surrounded by huge rocks, trees, and flowing streams. You’ll soon reach what we fondly call the “Big Boy” -- the second largest waterfall. Imagine this: there you are, on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a massive 150-ft tropical waterfall. You’ll start off by rappelling down the rock face and about half way through you’ll hear “LET GO!” – a few moments later you’ll have experienced your first guided, adrenaline pumping free fall!  You will finish your adventure with a 200ft waterfall drop -- rappelling part of the way and then letting go of the reins to experience another guided free fall drop! Talk about adrenaline! You'll be wanting even more rappels at the end of this amazing adventure! We then hike back up to the top (10-20 minutes), change into dry clothes, and head up to the Canyon Café where there will be a well-deserved homemade lunch waiting for you!   

Blue Dolphin Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Includes: Food Drinks Snorkeling Kayaks Snorkel gear and instructions Use of kayaks and fishing poles for trolling Appetizers including chicken fajitas, arroz con pollo (a typical Costa Rican dish of rice with chicken), salad, incredible chips & salsa, fresh fruit plate, vegetables & dip and banana cake. Open bar with juices, sodas, beer, white rum, guaro (a clear Costa Rican liquor), vodka and bottled water  Duration: 5 Hours The Blue Dolphin is a custom built 40-foot sailing catamaran specifically designed to be the ultimate in day charters. Moored in the bay off Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the boat is packed with amenities including trampolines for sunning and lounging, a shaded main salon, fresh water shower, a clean restroom, well maintained snorkel gear, kayaks and a stairway to the sea. There is plenty of space to relax and an open boat layout. The signature Blue Dolphin experience departs daily from Tamarindo. The tour allows time for a little of everything. You will be able to enjoy the exhilarating performance of a catamaran, lounge in the sun, use our kayaks, and swim in the warm tropical water while spotting dolphins, rays and reef fish. Our friendly, professional crew will ensure your comfort and safety during this spectacular journey along the Guanacaste Costa Rica coast, a trip you’ll be sure to remember. Don’t worry if you’re not staying in Tamarindo you can still enjoy our tour as we'll be glad to assist you in arranging transportation from the Westin Conchal and JW Marriott, just let us know in advance. Our daily sailing trips allow you to spot local marine life from above the water as well as from below. We often encounter sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales… and that is before we've started snorkeling.

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Enjoy a peaceful horseback ride through the Costa Rican countryside to Arenal’s famous La Fortuna Waterfall. We’ll ride for approximately an hour, crossing two creeks and witnessing gorgeous views of the majestic Arenal volcano. Upon arrival at the trailhead, we’ll dismount our horses and hike over 300 steps down until we reach the swimming hole at the foot of this impressive waterfall. This where you will get to relax and cool off in the pool! Horseback riding in Costa Rica is a favorite activity among travelers. On this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and Replica Indigenous Village, you will see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and dormant Cerro Chato Volcano off in the distance with gorgeous green countryside all around. The horses are sturdy and friendly bred for tourism and are well adapted to the wet, jungle environment of Costa Rica. This is a slow and easy ride up to the waterfall, so it is perfect for first-time riders, families, or people who really want to soak in the surrounding natural beauty. Throughout your 1-hour La Fortuna horseback ride through rainforest trails, your guide will point out wildlife, and you will get to see beautiful views of the green countryside and the breathtaking Arenal volcano. When you reach the entrance to the waterfall, you will "park" your horse at a rustic ranch and head with your guide down to the La Fortuna Waterfall. There are over 300 steps to get to the base of the La Fortuna Waterfall along a private trail. The last part of the hike down you will have to go over a few slippery rocks, but the trek is worth it! When you reach the bottom, you'll have an opportunity to take lots of pictures and swim in the cool waters of one of the largest waterfalls in Arenal.  

Marlin Del Rey Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Includes: Open Bar Food Drinks Snorkeling Swimming Duration: 5 Hours Meeting Point: Tamarindo - 1:15 PM @ El Pescador Restaurant Playas del Coco - 1:15 PM @ Claudia & Gloria Restaurant The Marlin Del Rey is a 66-foot sailing catamaran that has no match for size, comfort or service. Capable of reaching speeds of 25 knots under sail, the Marlin Del Rey has the power to travel farther and faster than any other boat in Central America. A forty-foot beam provides stability and space for you and your family to enjoy the Costa Rican sunshine. Marlin Del Rey offers daily sailing charters from Tamarindo and Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Silently glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches, tropical jungles and rain forest. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink prepared and served by our bilingual staff as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Float on a raft, snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever helpful crew prepares a feast of fruit, chips, dips, ceviche and salad. After frolicking in the secluded bay, the crew hoists the sails and the Marlin Del Rey skims quietly across the surface of the Pacific passing Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Bahia Amore, Bahia de Las Pirates, Playa Grande. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you prepare to witness one of the great joys of Costa Rica…..an enchanting Tamarindo sunset. What to Bring: Bathing Suit, Sunscreen Towel

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Includes: Transportation Naturalist Guide Lunch   Tour leaves from:  Zone 1: 6:30 AM Hotel RIU, Playas del Coco, Ocotal, Playa Hermosa Zone 2: 6:00 AM JW Marriott, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Grande, Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo   About Monteverde Cloud Forest: Set atop the spine of Costa Rica’s continental divide, Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. Due to its high altitude – some 4,662 ft (1,440 m) above sea level – Monteverde is privileged to receive a steady supply of clouds and the life-giving moisture that they contain. This moisture, often in the form of fog, catches on the branches of the tallest trees and drips down to the other organisms below. This helps to support a complex and far-reaching ecosystem, one that harbors over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species, and over 2,500 varieties of plants, 420 of which are orchids alone. Choose between our Extreme Adventure or Nature Tour   FULL COMBO CLOUD FOREST TOUR Hanging Bridges & Nature Exhibit ​Start the day at 6:00am for a 3.5 hour drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Once we arrive at Selvatura Park, you will be prepared for your first activity. Each activity takes around 2 hours. You will then eat lunch, and then continue on to your next chosen activity and head back to your hotel. Ziplining: High adventure canopy zip lining that includes rappelling, a tarzan swing, and the superman cable that is 1 km long and 180 m high looking into the beautiful valleys of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. We will start by harnessing you with all the appropriate equipment after which your guides will lecture you on all the safety procedures to enjoy this amazing adventure. You will then be flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. The zipline tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers from ages 4 and older. Hanging Bridges: The Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters ). Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours

Montezuma Tortuga Island Snorkeling & BBQ

A full afternoon at Tortuga Island snorkeling and relaxing. The volcanic rock reef is surrounded by crystalline that makes it an extraordinary snorkeling experience. Our captain will take you to the wonderful white sand beach of Tortuga Island where drinks and fruit will be waiting for you. For lunch our chef serves fresh BBQ fish, chicken, or veggies with delicious grilled potatoes and homemade bread. After lunch the afternoon will be yours to enjoy to hike, swim, rent a kayak, a banana boat, or take a siesta. We will start the day by taking you on a 50 minute boat ride along the coast with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean on the right and the beautiful Nicoya peninsula mountain on the left. During the boat ride, most of the time, you will be able to see dolphins, manta rays, primitive turtles, or if you are lucky, you can even enjoy watching humpback & pilot whales. Once we get to the stunning Tortuga Island we will anchor our boat next to the best points for snorkeling. The volcanic rock reef is surrounded by crystalline waters and home of Angelfish, Porcupine fish, Morays, Needlefish, Spotted Eagle Rays, and many more tropical beauties that will make it an extraordinary snorkeling experience. And then as the day comes to an end, we will get back on the boat for a beautiful ride back to Montezuma.   Starts: 9:00 AM from Montezuma, Shuttle picks up in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa at 8:00 AM   Duration: 7 hours   Includes: Lunch, Water, Drinks, 2 Beers, Snorkel Equipment What to Bring: comfortable clothes, bathing suit, sandals, sunglasses, hat, camera, towel, extra money    

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Tour

Includes: Volcanic Activity: Minicrater, Bubbling Mudpots, Fumaroles Wildlife Viewing Oropendula Waterfall Lunch Hot Springs and Volcanic Mud Bath Transportation Park Entrance Fee Leaves from: Zone 1: 7:15 AM - RIU, Playas del Coco, Ocotal, Hermosa Zone 2: 6:30 AM - JW Marriott, Langosta, Tamarindo, Grande, Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo Duration: 12 hours You will start your adventure off with a 3 hour moderate hike in the Pailas Sector of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Your guide, native to the area, will help to spot wildlife such as Toucans, Capuchin monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Turkeys, Coatis, and much more. Volcanic activity such as bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, and a mini crater can be seen throughout the hike. You guide will explain the area's history and many interesting facts about the local flora and fuana.  After the hike you will be given a chance to change and we will take a short walk off the beaten path to Oropendola Waterfall just outside of the park.  Here you can jump in and take a refreshing swim in the blue lagoon below the 60 foot falls. Then we head over to a ranch where you will eat a typical Costa Rican lunch with fresh fruit juice while watching horses graze in the pasture. We end the day at the soothing hot springs of Rio Negro naturally heated by the Volcano where you can do a soothing volcanic mud bath before heading back to your hotel. Transportation, tour guide, park entrance fees, water, and lunch are included. What to Bring: comfortable walking shoes and clothes, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, camera, bathing suit, change of clothes.        Please note park is CLOSED Mondays

Tamarindo Sportfishing

Includes: Bait and Tackle Water and Beer if you like Snacks Pick up from Tamarindo You can keep your fish! 27' Power Boat - Half Day $350, Full Day $550, Max 4 people Your most economic choice of fishing boat in Tamarindo. Your local Captain knows all the great places to fish, and often brings back Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Dorado, Roosterfish, and much more!  You can also add snorkeling if you want to get up close and personal with the abundance of sealife the local waters have to offer. 38' Talking Fish - Half Day $950, Full Day $1600, Max 7 people Talking Fish is our 38' Topaz Express, powered by twin Detroit turbo diesels. This superbly set up boat is fully equipped with Penn International, Shimano and Accurate tackle, depth sounder and GPS. Comfortably seating 7 people in the shade, it features a roomy cockpit with full size fighting chair and double spreader outriggers. The cabin has a V-berth and a private head with shower. 27' OutCast -  Half Day $725, Full Day $1050, Max 4 people OutCast is our 27' Dusky with fast twin 250 hp Cummins diesels, tower, fighting chair and outriggers. It has a spacious cockpit due to its 11.5' beam and a large shaded seating area. The cabin has a head. The boat is outfitted with GPS, depthsounder, Penn International and Shimano tackle. Captain Arturo Rosales speaks English and has been sport fishing these waters since the 1990's. He and his mate Leo make an excellent and efficient team. 27' Salsa - Half Day $625, Full Day $900, Max 4 people Salsa is our 27' Escapade with a fast 220 hp Cummins diesel and a walk-around cuddy cabin with a V-berth and head. The cockpit has a comfortable 10' beam and the extra large top provides generous shade. The boat is outfitted with a fighting chair, outriggers, depth sounder, GPS and radio. Penn International and Shimano tackle is provided. Capt. Maikel Rodriguez has worked with us since the late 1990's. He speaks English, is fun to be around and a first class captain.