|from $3,685* per person||7 Days||December-April, July, August
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Geographic Expeditions
18 people max
We visit many of the highlights in Classic Costa Rica, but for those of us with a taste for outings a little more strenuous, we have created this hiking and multisport trip, which not only gives us a different take on the country’s natural glories but also offers an insider’s perspective on unique campesino culture, deep in the interior of the countryside. Our days are spent hiking some of Costa Rica’s most spectacular backcountry trails and mingling in the homes of locals, and our evenings are spent at restful and rewardingly delightful lodges and boutique hotels that are of the same caliber as those on the more traveled path.
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Costa Rica, South America
Day 1: arrive in San José; transfer to the Xandari Plantation for light walking in the Central Valley’s highlands •
Day 2: hike the UNESCO Los Quetzales trail •
Day 3: hike in Monte Azul private reserve; drive to Rafiki Safari Lodge; short hikes around the property; sunset cocktail overlooking a breathtaking rainforest valley •
Day 4: full day hiking through the remote rainforest valley to Quebrada Arroyo; lunch in a local village; walk across a suspension bridge for views of the Pacific in the distance •
Day 5: raft the class III & IV waters of the tropical Savegre River •
Day 6: private visit to Manuel Antonio National Park with a naturalist guide; sea kayaking at Biesanz Beach •
Day 7: scenic flight back to San Jose for international flights home
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