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Epic Waterfall, Cloud forest and Beach Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable and truly extraordinary journey with our Epic Costa Rica Waterfall Adventure. This off-the-beaten-path experience is tailored for the intrepid traveler seeking a unique and exhilarating getaway. Prepare to be captivated as you sleep in a cave hidden behind a majestic waterfall, immersing yourself in the rare beauty of Costa Rica.

Over the course of 8 days, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the lush rainforest, marvel at breathtaking waterfalls, navigate tropical rivers on thrilling rafting expeditions, and soar through the treetops, gazing down upon the enchanting rainforest canopy. As you venture into Manuel Antonio, you’ll befriend the playful Titi monkeys, creating lasting memories in their natural habitat.

To culminate your epic journey, you’ll venture deep into the heart of the jungle, where you’ll embark on a thrilling hike and rappel down into a secret cave concealed behind a cascading waterfall. Spend the night surrounded by the serenity and wonder of this hidden sanctuary, experiencing a level of tranquility that few have the privilege to encounter.

This adventure is designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared to regale your family with tales of your extraordinary Costa Rican vacation, as envy washes over them at the mere mention of this unparalleled adventure.

Book your once-in-a-lifetime Epic Waterfall, Cloud forest and Beach Adventure now and prepare to embark on a journey that will redefine the meaning of awe-inspiring. Discover the hidden gems of Costa Rica in a way that few have before, immersing yourself in its natural wonders and embracing the extraordinary at every turn.

Trip Code: CR7-501

Per person from
$1717
CR4K Adult discount
$ 0
Per child from
$1074
CR4K Child discount
$ 0
7 Days / 6 Nights
From Arenal to Manuel Antonio
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Carolina Solorzano
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Included services

  • 1 NT Diamante Overnight Las Tumbas (B)
  • 2 NT accommodation at San Gerardo de Dota (B)
  • 3 NT accommodation at Manuel Antonio (B)
  • Rappel adventure at Diamantes Waterfall Cave, Hiking and river pool cliff jumping
  • Saddle, Paddle and Hike (Horseback and Rafting Adventure) (L)
  • Manuel Antonio Park guided walk
  • Canopy Zip line Treetop Adventure (L)
  • Airport private transfer Meet and Greet transfer to your La Fortuna hotel
  • Shared Shuttle transfer Arenal - Manuel Antonio
  • Private transfer Manuel Antonio – Las Tumbas
  • Private transfer from Las Tumbas to San José
  • Airport transfer to SJO airport

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hikes to get to the waterfalls

Activities: Physically demanding

Hiking, Canopy Zipline, Rafting, Rappel, Horseback Riding, River Jumping.

Temperature check: Yes

We will check your temperature before each transport

Mask Wearing: Yes

We will ask you to wear a mask in transport and other places

Accommodation notice: Outdoor lodging

On day 6 you will sleep in a cave behind the waterfall

Possibility to see animals: High!

Bring your camera and binoculars

What should I not forget?:

Repellent and sunscreen

Important Notes for Parents

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    Please watch your children at all times because rivers and their borders can be dangerous areas.

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Carolina Solorzano
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Trip Highlights

  • Crystal swimming pools
  • Exploring trails!
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • Rappel behind the waterfall
  • Sleep in a cave behind a waterfall

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San José
  • Private transfer to your La Fortuna hotel
  • Overnight at Arenal area hotel

DAY 2:

Arenal

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Horseback adventure
  • Rainforest waterfall hike
  • River rafting
  • Overnight at Arenal area hotel

DAY 3:

Arenal to Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Shared transport to Manuel Antonio (Journey time 4-5 hours)
  • Time for sun and fun on the beautiful beaches
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel

DAY 4:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Canopy Zip Line Adventure
  • Time for sun and fun on the beautiful beaches
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel

DAY 5:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Visit to National Park with private guide
  • Time for sun and fun on the beautiful beaches
  • Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel

DAY 6:

Manuel Antonio to Pacific Coast

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Private transfer to the Pacific Coast
  • Hike to The Diamante Falls (The House of Stone an open-air cavern behind twin waterfalls)
  • Rappel down one of the waterfalls, swim crystal clear pools, cliff jumping or explore nearby trails
  • Overnight at in a cave behind the waterfall

DAY 7:

Pacific Coast to San José

  • Breakfast at the Cave
  • Hike to upper pools to swim or cliff jump
  • Hike back to base camp
  • Transfer back to San José

DAY 8:

San José - Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight home, at this point, you should know the meaning of "Pura Vida" very well

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica! Airport Meet and Greet with private transfer to your La Fortuna hotel. We recommend arrival prior to 3 pm.

Overnight at Arenal area hotel

DAY 2:

Arenal

Breakfast at the Hotel. Saddle-up and paddle down! A morning horseback adventure and rainforest waterfall hike followed by an exciting afternoon of river rafting on the mighty Balsa River. Our Hike, Horse & Raft Combo Package allows you to saddle up for a horse trek through the lowland rainforest, jungle hike to the base of the powerful 70 Meter La Fortuna Waterfall, and then paddle down some of the best rapids in Costa Rica. The Balsa river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene jungle canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. This is a fantastic family tour – nature & action combined in one perfect day!

Overnight at Arenal area hotel.

DAY 3:

Arenal to Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the Hotel. Time for sun and fun on the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio! Shared transport to Manuel Antonio. Journey time 4-5 hours. In the afternoon you can check into the hotel and enjoy the afternoon relaxing afternoon by the pool or catch the sunset on the beach.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel.

DAY 4:

Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the Hotel. Canopy Zip Line Adventure – Glide through the trees and witness the marvel that is the Costa Rican jungle in this amazing adventure made up of a 9 line, 17 platform ride including two rappels that gives you a first-hand experience of what the jungle has to offer.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel

DAY 5:

Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the Hotel. No trip to Manuel Antonio is complete without a visit to National Park. Even though it is the smallest national park in the country, it is one of the most popular ones for its stunning white sand beaches backed by evergreen tropical forests. Make sure to hold onto your gear. The park’s monkeys are notorious for up-close visits with the tourists. Your visit to the park with your private guide will give you the chance to see lots of the local wildlife and end your park hike with a lounge on the beautiful white-sand beaches.

Overnight at Manuel Antonio hotel.

DAY 6:

Manuel Antonio to Pacific Coast

Breakfast at the Hotel. Step outside of the ordinary! The Diamante Falls is a hidden gem and one few visits during their time in Costa Rica. Your private transfer will take you south along the Pacific Coast before turning inland on your way to the Diamante Waterfall is located in the village of Las Tumbas surrounded by lush, rolling mountains that are sometimes enshrouded in clouds.

The area, called Las Tumbas, was given its name due to the abundance of hollowed stones, once used by the indigenous peoples for grinding flour. The Diamante River flows through the heart of the valley. Two kilometers below, surrounded by 1,200 feet of cascading waterfalls, you will find the “Casa de Piedra” (House of Stone) or as the locals call it “The Cave”. This amazing open-air cavern is set behind twin waterfalls and features a full-size kitchen and comfortable sleeping quarters. In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest.

Upon arrival to the cave, guests will be greeted by our warm hospitality, great food and will have unique opportunities to connect to nature. The cave, tucked behind 85-foot twin waterfalls, is amongst untamed gardens of petrified palms, primary growth forest, and an abundance of plants and wildlife. After settling in and enjoying lunch we will rappel down one of the waterfalls and then hike to lower Diamante falls/pool before returning to the cave for candlelit dinner Activities while at the cave include hiking to crystal swimming pools, cliff jumping, and exploring nearby trails!

Overnight at Manuel Antonio area hotel

DAY 7:

Pacific Coast to San José

Breakfast at the Cave. After breakfast, we will spend the morning with a hike to upper pools to swim or cliff jump before hiking back to the cave for our departure. After hiking out we will head back to base camp where your driver will be waiting to take you back to San Jose for your last night on the town.

Overnight at San José area hotel

DAY 8:

San José - Departure

Breakfast at hotel – Transfer back to San José to catch your flight home.

At this point, you should know the meaning of “Pura Vida” very well

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