Southern Cross Multisport

8
days
Climb IrazĂș Volcano, raft tropical rivers

Turrialba and Manuel Antonio

Experience Costa Rica up close! Explore Costa Rica’s volcanic range and savor the enchanting waters of the South Pacific Ocean. This is a trip that combines some of the best attractions that Costa Rica has to offer –volcanoes, beaches, rivers, wildlife and mountains. Over the 8 days of the tour, our guests moonwalk the crater of Irazú Volcano, splash in the wild Naranjo River, bike through primary rainforest and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

 

Day 1 – Arrival

We will be meeting in San José. Depending on your arrival time, you may explore downtown San José or chill out before the group gets together for dinner that night. We will be getting to know each other and discussing the week’s activities.

Meals: dinner.

 

Day 2 – Irazú Volcano 

Our day begins with an early breakfast. We then shuttle to the top of Irazú Volcano to visit the lunar like landscape and enjoy the views of the two craters. Inside this national park we mount the bikes for the 7-mile descent to the foothills of the nearby Turrialba Volcano. After a brief rest enjoying local delicacies we continue our ride down the slopes of the volcano to Turrialba town, Costa Rica’s white water rafting hub. 

Total riding distance is 20 miles with a possible extension to 24 miles.

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 3 – La Marta Private Reserve

La Marta Private Reserve, located near Turrialba, is a successful example of private conservation efforts and a haven for local plants and wildlife. From 1875 until 1920, La Marta was a successful coffee farm and mill.  After 1920, however, changes in local farming and coffee milling practices led to the sudden shutdown of the facilities and their abandonment. Today nature can be seen taking back the site and the surrounding forest once again dominates the landscape.

Our ride to La Marta starts from our hotel high above Turrialba and takes us through sugarcane fields and coffee plantations until we reach the Pejibaye Valley, where the surrounding rainforest will follow us until we reach our destination. 

Total riding distance: 13 miles one way or double that if you ride back to Turrialtico.

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 4 – Cerro de la Muerte Downhill

Cerro de la Muerte means “mountain of death,” but don’t let that get to you. We begin our ride at 7,500 feet above sea level near the town of Santa María de Dota and descend on gravel roads and doubletrack down to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way we will ride through coffee plantations, primary and secondary temperate rainforest, subtropical rainforest, tropical rainforest and end up by the Paquita River near Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park – one of the country’s favorite national parks. Wildlife sightings are very common. 

Total riding distance is 37.5 miles. 

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 5 – Canopy Tour

Time for a unique adrenaline rush! Canopy Safari’s tour  is set deep in the lowland jungle and consists of 21 tree platforms and 9 ziplines for a tree to tree and platform to platform traverse using pulleys on horizontal cables through the tropical treetops and over the trails far below. 

No riding today.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 6 – Chorro section of Naranjo River Rafting

The famous Chorro section starts in the mountain village of Esquipulas. Our route carves deep into the river’s exposed bedrock, making this thrilling section of the Naranjo River an exception to the geological youth of Costa Rica. This 3km canyon delights the adventure seeker with fun drops and steep runs through 12 technical narrows. Be ready!! to bounce and squeeze through the gorge’s tight rock walls, maneuver and carve around massive boulders and bends, and sweep down drops through challenging unforgettable chutes. 

Between runs we have the opportunity to witness untouched tropical forest yielding  various species of birds such as the Chestnut Mandible Toucan, Aracaris, and several kinds of Kingfishers.

No riding today.

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 7 – Manuel Antonio Park

Relax is the operative word today. After a late breakfast you may enjoy a morning visit to the beach inside Manuel Antonio National Park before we pack and to head back to San José mid-afternoon. 

No riding today.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Day 8 - Departure

All good things must come to an end. You can arrange an airport taxi to pick you up at your hotel or, if you prefer, additional time in Costa Rica can be easily arranged. Make sure to let us know if you would like to extend your visit by a few days.

Meals: breakfast.

 

Cost

Cost is $1799 per person double occupancy with at least four passengers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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