Adventures In Costa Rica And Nicaragua

Adventures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

  • Tenorio and Rio Celeste National Park
  • Arena Volcano
  • Granada Nicaragua Cathedral is a stunning landmark.
  • The impressive colonial city of Granada

FROM: $ 1,125


Adventures in Costa Rica and Nicaragua -- You'll see SO MUCH on this 8-Day and 7-Night whirlwind trip of Jungles, Mountains, Volcanoes, Rivers, Beaches, National Parks, Colonial Towns, Hot Springs… this adventure trip has it all! The perfect trip for your adventurous travelers and especially Millenials who want to check out the sights without breaking the bank!

Here's what you'll be doing...


DAY 1: Fly into Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica

It’s best to fly into the Liberia International Airport (LIR), and we’ll get you on your airport shuttle to your first hotel, Best Western Las Espuelas. Rest up and get ready for your week of fun and adventure. There are many places to explore in the quaint little colonial town of Liberia and have a fun dinner on your own. We can also organize this trip from San Jose (SJO).

HOTEL: Best Western Las Espuelas or similar


DAY 2: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Next, we’re off to the Arenal Volcano area, where you’ll go whitewater rafting down the Tenorio River. Your adventure finishes with a delicious lunch, provided by us, before continuing on to the Epicenter of Adventure – the Arenal Volcano. Here, you will check into your hotel and have dinner on your own.

HOTEL: San Bosco or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 3: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

There is still more adventure to be had in Arenal! On day 3, you'll enjoy the Lost Canyon Adventures canyoning tour and lunch before heading over to the hot springs for dinner and a relaxing soak.

HOTEL: San Bosco or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 4: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Enjoy breakfast in your Arenal area hotel, then be sure you’re all packed up because after you eat, we head to the rugged Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. Along the way, you’ll hike to the crystalline blue Río Celeste waterfall at the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Later, you’ll be ready for a quiet night relaxing in the Valley of the Volcanoes.

HOTEL: Tenorio Lodge or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 5: Granada, Nicaragua

On day 5 of your adventure trip, we'll cross the border and you'll get a look at Nicaragua’s fascinating juxtaposition of modern and timeless through stunning views of a big wind farm along the main highway backdropped by Lake Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island's iconic volcanoes. Once you arrive at the impressive colonial city of Granada, you'll be able to explore this amazing town, full of street cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, and historical sights.

HOTEL: Hotel Colonial, Hotel Plaza Colon or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 6: Masaya & San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua to Costa Rica (Playa Samara)

Rise and shine because we’re on the move again! We’ll visit La Merced Church, the Masaya Volcano, and the artsy town of Catarina which overlooks the Laguna de Apoyo. We continue to San Juan del Sur, a bohemian beach town for surfers, where you'll have a chance to explore and eat lunch on your own before we head back across the boarder to Costa Rica. You’ll spend the next two nights of your trip relaxing at the beach at Playa Samara.

HOTEL: Hotel Giada, Sol Samara, Hotel Belvedere or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast

DAY 7: Playa Samara, Costa Rica

You have a full day here at our favorite beach. Playa Samara is considered one of Central America’s most-beautiful beaches; it's famous for its easy-going waves, perfect for first-time surfers, and ideal for swimming and snorkeling. You'll get to explore the deserted island of Isla Chora via our Stand Up Paddle tour and go snorkeling in the calm waters once you reach the unusual pink-sand island full of lost iguanas! Lunch and dinner on your own.

HOTEL: Hotel Giada, Sol Samara, Hotel Belvedere or similar

INCLUDES: Breakfast

DAY 8: Airport Shuttle

ADIOS Amigos! We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you’ll take plenty of memories and souvenirs back with you! On your last day in paradise, one of our private transfer vehicles will bring you back to San José (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) in time to catch your flight home!


Long pants
Sweater or light jacket
Keen or Teva type sandals
Light hiking boots or tennis shoes
Rain jacket
Sun screen
Insect repellent
Any personal medication
Swimming suit
Travel insurance
Passport with at least 6-months before expiration
And a credit card.


Your choice of tours as listed above
Transport between destinations
Comfortable, standard hotels
All breakfasts & some meals indicated by B (Breakfast) L (Lunch) D (Dinner)

Your choice of tours as listed above; Transport between destinations; Comfortable
Standard hotels; all breakfasts & some meals indicated by B (Breakfast) L (Lunch) D (Dinner)


8 Days


1-99 Years


Minimum 2 pax with double-occupancy. Let us know if you'd like to upgrade from these standard hotels to something more-luxurious.The hotels we have chosen for this Costa Rica vacation are hotels we like to work with and have personally inspected. Feel free to shop around - sometimes online booking sites offer attractive hotel rates, but may have strict cancellation policies and some hidden costs. Our vacation packages offer a high-level of customization and flexibility and you can easily substitute hotels options, tours and transport. We can also provide ALL-INCLUSIVE Costa Rica vacation options with all hotels, tours, transport and meals included.

All of our trips are private and fully customizable. Prices listed reflect per person prices for double occupancy and low season accomodation rates (or comparable). We are happy to put together a custom itinerary with pricing for you based on your interests and travel dates. So, start planning now!

We offer the service of a personal bilingual professional guide to accompany clients during their vacations for an additional charge per day. Please be sure to let us know if you'd like to add this service to your itinerary.



Please note: We will provide you a quote based on the specific request for your itinerary. Prices subject to change until reservation has been booked and confirmed by a Desafio Adventure Specialist. Look for special deals in low season for May, September, October and November. High season rates apply for busy travel times like Christmas, New Years, Easter, Spring Break, etc. and space may be limited in hotels and tours, so be sure to book early.

Our Costa Rica vacation prices are for in-country services only and do not include international airfare. Itineraries maybe adjusted to accommodate night's stay close to the airport.

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