Adrenaline Addicts Anonymous

$2,199
9 Days
Upcoming Trips
Your Own Date

Why take this trip?

  • Go rafting down the white water rapids of the exhilarating Pacuare River
  • Go for a short trek up to the summit of Mt. Chirripó, Costa Rica and Central Americas Highest Mountain, and enjoy the view of the stunning tropical forests!
  • Learn how to surf in the gorgeous beach next to the Baru River, a beach home to some of the best surfing in the world, and be amazed by the stunning tropical forests surrounding you
  • Explore the wildlife wonders at the Los Cusingos Biological Reserve and see real life white-faced monkeys jumping around in the trees on top of you!

Clients Reviews

We had a fantastic journey! Everything was beyond amazing, from the planning to the organisation to the amount of fun and adventure we had.

Yomna Sultan
3/4
Physical Grade
  1. Sightseeing and/or relaxation
  2. Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
  3. A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
  4. Previous experience and intensive training is required
1/3
Comfort Level
  1. Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
  2. Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
  3. Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.

CO2 Footprint

0.132 (tCO2e)
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.

What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.

Which month to travel:

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Day 1: Touching Down in Latin America

    Arrive into San Jose and be met by a Wild Guanabana representative for your private transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos (or similar). Spend a free day recovering from the long flight and explore the city if you feel up to it. On request, we can provide a restaurant guide with recommendations of where to eat in the area.

  • Day 2: Hello White Water! (B/L/D)

    After breakfast we head to the infamous Pacuare River for the first day of white-water water rafting on class II and III rapids. On the way we will find a riverbank to serve lunch on the upturned raft. Today the rafting will end once we reach El Nido del Tigre Camp.Dinner will be prepared by our guides and served at the camp.

  • Day 3: Higher And Faster We Go (B/L/D)

    We start early morning with a healthy breakfast before continuing to raft down the Pacuare River but this time through far more exciting class III and IV rapids. Lunch will be served en-route. Once completed, we drive to the Talari Lodge, a natural retreat on the way to Chirripó National Park. Evening is free to explore the beautiful trails on the property or relax at the pool. A home-cooked dinner will be served at the Lodge.

  • Day 4: Entering The Cloud Forest (B/L/D)

    We depart early morning to begin trekking through Chirripó National Park. The uphill trail is steep and can take up to 12 hours in poor conditions for slow trekkers. Fit, experienced hikers can do it in 6 to 7 hours. After passing the sign "Trail to Chirripo", you begin an uphill stretch called La Cuesta del Agua for about two hours. This climb crests at Monte Sin Fe ("Faithless Mountain"). Along the way you can see monkeys, toucanets, trogons and several other species of birds. Today’s trek will finish at the Crestones Summit Refuge 6 km below the summit .

  • Day 5: Going For Glory (B/L/D)

    We rise early to begin trekking to the summit of Mt. Chirripó before the fog rolls in. Chirripó National Park protects 50,150 hectares of high elevation terrain and cloudforest above 2,500m elevation covers half the park. Along the way you will pass by numerous lakes making it clear why the Talamancan Indians called it Chirripo or "Place of Enchanted Waters." If hiking on a clear day, the view to the Pacific and Atlantic is stunning. It's about a 1-2 hour ascent before descending to Valle de Los Conejos (Rabbit Valley). Hike to Cerro Terbi and Los Crestones if you feel like it before you continue the descent to Refuge Llano Bonito and the mountain base. From here you transfer back to the Talari Lodge for the evening.

  • Day 6: Wildlife Wonders (B/L/D)

    The day starts with breakfast at the Lodge then we head to Los Cusingos Biological Reserve on a half day guided tour of the amazing diversity of flora, fauna and birds. Watch out for white-faced monkeys jumping around from branch to branch! This reserve was built and maintained by a Canadian naturalist who dedicated his life to the area and published many books about the different species that exists within. In the evening, you will have free time for relaxation (www.talari.co.cr).

  • Day 7: Beach Bound (B)

    This morning we drive to the Pacific coast and your hotel (www.villasriomar.com or similar) located on the banks of the Baru River. You are just a ½ mile from the beach with some of the best surfing in the world and surrounded by tropical forest! You have the day to enjoy the pool, pool bar and the surrounding town. Please ask us if you need tips on where to go for a meal. The hotel restaurant prepares some delicious dishes if you want to lay low after all the adventuring.

  • Day 8: Surfs Up! (B)

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today is the day that has been reserved to enjoy the beach. Surfing lessons will be scheduled in the morning and afterwards you will be able to keep the board to polish your newfound surfing skills all day long. Later in the day, enjoy the town’s restaurants and hang out with the locals. Check out the local surfers bar!

  • Price includes

    • This price is based on a minimum of 4 participants
    • Consultation on every aspect of trip preparation
    • All vehicle transfers as mentioned above
    • All hotels as mentioned above on a twin/double share basis
    • All meals as mentioned above
    • All adventure activities as mentioned above
    • All national park fees
    • Professional English-speaking guides throughout the journey
    • First-aid Supplies and experienced professionals in its use
    • Offsetting all carbon emissions of the journey in an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya (Wild Guanabana is the Middle East and North Africa’s first carbon neutral travel company)

  • Price excludes

    • International  flights to and from San Jose, Costa Rica
    • Costa Rican visa (holders of valid Schengen and USA visas can get it on arrival)
    • Your own room supplement fee of US$220
    • Meals not included in the itinerary
    • Optional excursions during free time
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • Excess baggage charges and airport departure tax (US$27)
    • Discretionary tips and gratuity

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