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Costa Rica Traverse

Costa Rica Traverse

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 7 - 15 people
Destination(s): Costa Rica  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3090 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3465 US Dollar (USD)

An adventure high on the wish list of active adventurers keen to take on the challenge of traversing Costa Rica under their own steam. Our crossing takes us on bike, foot, raft and kayak across this spectacular natural wilderness through farmlands, foothills and mountainous regions reaching the peaks of Cero Lira and Cero Las Vueltas (3,100m). The trails are often slippery and poorly defined, with several river crossings. We encounter indigenous settlements deep in the cloud forest and hope to glimpse rare wildlife and bird life in this pristine tropical rain forest.

The views and terrain vary greatly as we traverse the mountainous backbone of Costa Rica, which culminates in a trek to "The Hidden Valleys" above the Pacuare River. The Pacuare is one of the world's classic whitewater experiences, where we undertake an exhilarating rafting trip with class 2-5 rapids through a series of spectacular canyons. In between the powerful rapids there is time to absorb your superb surroundings and the tropical rain forest. We leave the rapids and gorges behind as we ease our way by sea kayak along a much slower moving section of the river, through banana plantations to our final goal, the Caribbean coast.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive San Jose.

Day 2: Transfer to Dominical.

Day 3: Commence cycling and hiking to our camp.

Day 4: Hike and bike to Roble.

Days 5-9: Complete cycling, trek gradually ascending remote trails to the peaks of Cero Lira and Cero Las Vueltas.

Day 10: Biking through sugar cane plantations and river crossings.

Day 11: Rafting remote and rarely run section of Pacuare River.

Days 12-13: Hidden Valleys self supported trek to Pacuare river.

Day 14: Rest day.

Days 15-16: Rafting on the Pacuare River and kayaking to the Caribbean Sea.

Day 17: Transfer to San Jose.

Day 18: In San Jose, trip concludes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 15 dinners
- Experienced guides
- Private transport
- Good quality hotel accommodation
- All group camping equipment
- Rafting gear and instruction
- Kayaking gear and instruction
- Mountain Bikes and helmets
- Support vehicle on bike section (Sleeping bags and mats are not included).

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