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Sea kayaking in Costa Rica's warm tropical waters are a treat for paddlers of all levels. Paddle through biodiverse mangrove forests and under rich rainforest canopy with birds and monkeys calling overhead. Paddling the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean, the Pacific or a flatwater tropical river, you may see a green sea turtle or with a little luck caimans. Paddle Cahuita National Park on our Beaches & Rainforest tour. Explore the Pacific's Ballena National Park on our Discover Costa Rica tourCosta Rica Multisport tour, or paddle southern Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park and Golfo DulceContact one of Adventure Life's Costa Rica adventure travel specialists for help choosing the perfect kayaking trip to Costa Rica.
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Kayaking the Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica
$1,425
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Beaches & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Snorkel a large coral reef system
  • Hike through the rainforest
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
This is an adventure-packed Costa Rica tour with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, jungle hikes, and optional tree climbs into the rainforest canopy. After spending a few days at our unique rainforest lodge, it's off to a Caribbean beach retreat surrounded by thick tropical forest. This is …
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Smiling sloth
$2,125
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Discover Costa Rica

Multisport Adventure Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft Class III-IV rapids
  • Bike through an agricultural center
  • Sample local foods from the field
  • Kayak to Ballena Island
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level: Easy Active
Start your Costa Rica adventure rafting on the wild waters of the Pacuare River. Next, explore the country's tropical plantations as you take a fun bike tour through the celebrated agricultural research center, CATIE. Learn about local vegetation and sample exotic fruits - try the coffee beans, …
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Kayaking at the Hatillo Mangroves
$2,095
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Costa Rica Multisport

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Hike through the cloudforest
  • Zip line through the rainforest
  • Kayak and snorkel around Ballena
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level: Challenging
Join this 9-day active Costa Rica trip designed for those who like to keep their blood pumping while on vacation. The trip includes a 2 day/1 night trek up Chirripo peak, zip lining, whitewater rafting, snorkeling, and kayaking! This is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on …
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Agami Heron at nesting site in Pacuare Reserve
$1,275
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Wild Costa Rica Corcovado

8 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Pacuare River
  • Search for the scarlet macaw
  • Camp on sandy beaches
  • Hike along paths in Corcovado
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level: Moderate
After an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip, head toward the untamed Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park - one of the only places in Costa Rica where large groups of the endangered scarlet macaw still color the sky.Off the beaten path enough to avoid the Costa Rica vacation crowds, …
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Kayak guide having some fun on the job!
$2,595
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Coast to Coast Multisport

10 Day Itinerary
  • Plunge through the Pacuare's rapids
  • Rappel down waterfalls
  • Kayak off the Pacific coast
  • Hike lowland tropical forest
Activities: Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
Raft the Pacuare River, snorkel Cahuita National Park, hike Tirimbina Reserve, and of course soak in hot springs at Arenal Volcano on this new multisport Costa Rica tour. Designed for those with active bodies and authentic travel taste, take part in adventure while staying in sustainable lodges, …
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Rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
$1,450
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Wild Costa Rica

Nicuesa - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp along the river
  • Tour the jungle with a naturalist
  • Take a night walk to see wildlife
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
We start our Costa Rica adventure with a two-day rafting trip on the Pacuare river. This river is as famous for its wild waters as it is for its beauty! Next we'll fly to the tropical landscape of Playa Nicuesa where we will explore one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. …
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Getting ready to take off on a zip line tour!
$1,795
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Beaches & Rainforest

9 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Snorkel and kayak in the Caribbean
  • Raft the Pacuare River
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
This is an adventure-packed Costa Rica tour with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, jungle hikes, and optional tree climbs into the rainforest canopy. After spending a few days at our unique rainforest lodge, it's off to a Caribbean beach retreat surrounded by thick tropical forest. This is …
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Rainforest Alliance Tour in Costa Rica
$2,950
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Rainforest Alliance Costa Rica

11 Day Itinerary
Activities: Beach Time, Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
Experience the best of Costa Rica. This 11 day trip combines outdoor adventure with visits to Rainforest Alliance Verified farms and reserves. Learn about their sustainable practices, taste the fruit of the land, and support responsible travel. Go whitewater rafting on the Sarapiqui River, hiking …
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Kayaking the Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica
$70
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Manuel Antonio Snorkeling and Ocean Kayaking

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
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Mangrove Kayaking in Quepos - Iguanatours
$70
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Manuel Antonio Damas Island Kayaking

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
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Kayaking through the Costa Rican rainforest
$60
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Lake Arenal Kayaking

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Kayaking, Land
Activity Level: Easy Active
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Horseback ride at Selva Bananito
$1,750
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Corcovado Lodge Adventure

6 Day Itinerary
Activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
Days 1-5 ,travel to the Osa Peninsula to explore the wildlife-rich Corcovado National Park, the most remote rainforest area in Costa Rica. Spend your days hiking the miles of nearby wildlife trails, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking, and more.
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Kayaking through the Costa Rican rainforest
$3,995
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Uncharted Isthmus - Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Hike Curú National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kayak around mangroves
  • Snorkel with abundant sealife
  • Sail through the Panama Canal
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Safari Voyager on this adventurous 8-day wildlife cruise through Costa Rica and Panama. Highlights include the following: transit the 48-mile-long Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean; search for untamed wildlife including two-and three-toed sloths, …
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Arenal Volcano
$10,410
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Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Snorkel Isla Coiba's reefs
  • Walk Arenal Volcano's bridges
  • Hike in mist-shrouded Monteverde
  • Explore remote Tortuguero
  • Taste exclusive handmade chocolate
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Quest on this extraordinary, holistic expedition - experience all the wildness and beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a sweeping 15-day adventure. Transit the historical Panama Canal, with an exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Barro …
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Scarlet Macaws seen during Costa Rica vacation
$3,795
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Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica and Panama

9 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Explore the Curú National Refuge
  • Hike in a birder´s paradise
  • Cruise among the Gulf of Panama
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail between two seas exploring two national parks, one wildlife refuge, and a conservation area on this 9-day caribbean cruise through Costa Rica and Panama. Witness the amazing wildlife of the Manuel Antonio National Park, hike in Curu National Wildlife Refuge, and discover the Osa Conservation …
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Beach Costa Rica Trip
$350
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Tortuguero

3 Day Itinerary
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy this three day excursion to the Tortuguero region, passing Banana plantations and traveling through lush tropical rainforest. Take a scenic boat ride on La Suerte River and through the Tortuguero Canals, offering lovely views of the Costa Rican forest and mangrove swamps. Enjoy two nights on …
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Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
$7,195
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Ultimate Costa Rica & Panama

16 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Snorkel, kayak and paddle board
  • Explore the Osa Conservation Area
  • Meet the Guna´s villagers
  • Enjoy Pearl Island beaches
  • Sail in search of vast marine life
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Urban Exploration, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover Costa Rica and Panama highlights on this 16-day caribbean cruise aboard the luxury Safari Voyager. Explore colonial forts and tropical islands on this fascinating adventure journey. Keep your senses alert for marine life and kayak, hike, snorkel, or explore the shore of the Pacific Ocean. …
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Manuel Antonio area sunset
$725
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Manuel Antonio

4 Day Itinerary
Activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit the famous wildlife sanctuary of Manuel Antonio National Park on this 4 day extension. We will transfer you round trip from San Jose to enjoy 3 nights and 2 full days along the Pacific Coast. You can spend your time exploring the wildlife park, surfing, or taking part in any number of water …
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