Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure

Costa Rica
Rafting
Partially Guided
Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure

Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure

Prices

From $1,675USD

Difficulty

Partially-Guided

Hotels

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Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Discover the pristine natural beauty of Costa Rica on an exciting adventure tour

Stay at a rainforest lodge to learn about this incredible environment and the people who live there.

Take a raft through the rainforest and spend an exciting afternoon going down the rapids of the Pacuare River.

Go on a zipline adventure and rappel down waterfalls near the incredible Arenal Volcano.

Take a surf lesson so you can ride the waves of the Pacific at Tamarindo Beach.

Adventure awaits you in beautiful Costa Rica! The 10-day Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure takes you to Costa Rica’s most amazing natural sights where you’ll find there are tons of exciting ways to explore. This is a turned-up tour for travellers who want to raft, zipline, surf, tackle ropes courses, and more!

Gaze at the beautiful Arenal Volcano on the horizon or the long golden Tamarindo beaches by the ocean. Costa Rica is the perfect playground for the nature lover and the thrillseeker! Whitewater rafting, canyoning, zip lines, surfing, sailing, and snorkelling will show you the best corners of this country on the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure.

Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in San Jose

A tour representative will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you to San Jose. They’ll drive you to your hotel, and then you have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in San Jose
Meals
None

Day 2 Journey Up the River

You’ll start the day early this morning with a transfer to Pacuare. Meet your river guide and hop in the raft that will take you through the rainforest to your remote Pacuare lodge.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pacuare
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Nature and Culture Hike

Today a nature guide will take you on a 5-hour hiking adventure into the wild rainforest. Your destination is the Cabecar Indigenous reserve, where you’ll learn about how this community thrives in the forest.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pacuare
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River

You have another rafting journey ahead of you today. This time it’s a 4-hour ride to Siquirres, and you’ll be navigating up to Class IV rapids. After your exciting adventure on the water, you’ll take the transfer to your hotel in the Arenal Volcano area.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Arenal
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Arenal Adventures

You’ll want to have a big breakfast to fuel today’s activities because you have a packed, exciting day ahead! Start with a canyoning adventure that will see you rappelling down amazing waterfalls, followed by an amazing zipline course in the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Arenal
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Travel to Tamarindo

Today the pace slows down a little. Enjoy your final views of the amazing Arenal Volcano, and then take the transfer to the coast. Check into your hotel at Tamarindo Beach and enjoy a free evening to relax and explore.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Sailing and Snorkeling Trip

Your activity for the day is a half-day sailing excursion to a great snorkelling spot where you can explore the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean.

After your excursion, you’ll have some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful golden beach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Sun and Surf

No visit to Tamarindo is complete without spending some time on the waves! Take a 2-hour surf lesson, or if you already know how to surf, you can enjoy the use of the surfboard rental.

After your morning riding the waves, you have the rest of the day free to enjoy the beach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Return to San Jose

Enjoy a morning stroll on the beach before you take the afternoon transfer back to San Jose. This will be a flight if you booked the luxury option.

On your final night in San Jose, you can go out and enjoy dinner in one of their many amazing local restaurants.

Overnight Location
Hotel in San Jose
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Tour Ends in San Jose

Sadly, your Costa Rica tour has come to an end. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport in time for your flight home.

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure Price and Dates

This partially-guided adventure tour of Costa Rica is run as a fixed-departure group tour for affordable and deluxe tour classes and a private custom tour for the luxury tour class. The price depends on the class of tour booked.

The prices below are per person sharing a double room:

  • Standard tour with transfers: $1,675USD per person
  • Standard tour with rental car: $1,750USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with transfers: $3,595USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with rental car: $3,375USD per person
  • Luxury tour with transfers: $5,325USD per person
  • Luxury tour with rental car: $4,995USD per person

Important notes:

  • Standard tour uses 2 to 3-star hotels and lodges; Deluxe – 3 to 4-star hotels and lodges; and Luxury tour uses the best accommodation available at each location
  • Car rental option includes the rental vehicle with cull coverage starting from day 4
  • Standard tour provides shared transfers, Deluxe and Luxury tours provide private transfers, except for Tortuguero, where all the transfers are shared
  • Luxury tour has local flights instead of long transfers, as outlined in the itinerary
  • On Standard and Luxury tours all the activities are shared with other travellers, while Luxury tour provides private activities, except for rafting, which is shared for all categories
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Accommodation on the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure

This tour bases the level of accommodation on the category you book. The standard category offers comfortable 2 and 3-star hotels, and the deluxe category is in 3 and 4-star hotels. Upgrade to the luxury category to stay in the best hotels at each location, with private transfers and a flight from Tamarindo to San Jose.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire for the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Hotel in San Jose

Enjoy exploring the area from your accommodations in a prime location. Accommodation star level and amenities depend on the category booked.

Night 2-3

Lodge in Pacuare

Immerse yourself in the rainforest at a lodge in the wilderness. The star rating of your hotel will correspond to the category that you booked.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Arenal

Relax under the watchful gaze of the beautiful Arenal Volcano. The star rating of your hotel will correspond to the category that you booked.

Night 6-8

Hotel in Tamarindo

Discover the joys of beach life during your stay in Tamarindo. The star rating of your hotel will correspond to the category that you booked.

Night 9

Hotel in San Jose

Enjoy exploring the area from your accommodations in a prime location. Accommodation star level and amenities depend on the category booked.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. All other meals, drinks, and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in San Jose are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport. The deluxe and luxury category will have private ground transfers, and the luxury category will have an air transfer between Tamarindo and San Jose. All transfers in Pacuare are shared. Alternatively, you can choose to include the car rental in your tour package.

Also Included

  • Guided excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Rafting to wilderness lodge
  • Rainforest hike to Indigenous reserve
  • Whitewater rafting on Pacuare River
  • Canyoning tour with lunch
  • Sky tram & sky trek zipline tour
  • Catamaran and snorkelling tour
  • 2-hour surf lesson
  • Sales tax

Not included

  • Flights to and from San Jose
  • Tour leader for the duration of the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees to parks or attractions
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Car rental with full coverage from Day 4 to 10

Frequenty Asked Questions about Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure

How hard is the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. No previous experience is required for any of the activities on this tour. However, the tour is an active one and the activities are not suitable for young children. You’ll get the most out of this tour if you’re comfortable hiking, swimming, and participating in height-related activitiest.

Do I need a visa to travel to Costa Rica?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

What does partially-guided mean?

Booking a partially-guided tour is a perfect choice for those who like to be in charge of some of their time while travelling, but also don’t want to be on their own during activities. In most cases, a partially-guided tour doesn’t have a tour leader assigned to a group, but some or most of the activities, such as hikes, city walks, or historic site visits, are led by different guides. Also, in most cases, booking a partially-guided tour is way cheaper than booking a fully-guided tour!

Is my driving license valid in Costa Rica?

Most foreign driving licenses are valid in Costa Rica, however, you should double-check here.

Is the vehicle rental insurance included?

Yes, your rental car includes full coverage. However, some exceptions apply and you should double-check for additional insurance options.

Are meals included on the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure?

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. All other meals, drinks, and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Do I need medical insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover all included activities. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to San Jose to start this tour?

Fly into San Jose via Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Your transfer from the airport to the hotel is included.

Is the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Costa Rica Sea to Sky Adventure end?

This tour ends in San Jose, and you can book your flight from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Costa Rica?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Costa Rica?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Costa Rica for this tour?

The best time to travel to Costa Rica for this tour is the dry season (mid-December through April) when the weather is generally warm and clear.

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Prices

From $1,675USD

Difficulty

Partially-Guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. No previous experience is required for any of the activities on this tour. However, the tour is an active one and the activities are not suitable for young children. You’ll get the most out of this tour if you’re comfortable hiking, swimming, and participating in height-related activitiest.


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