• Selva Bananito
  • Rafting Costa Rica
  • Poas Volcano, Costa Rica
Selva Bananito1 Rafting Costa Rica2 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica3



Extreme Vacation
9 days / 8 nights

Letter Codes: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, OT = Only Transfer, LG = Local Guide, PT = Private Transfer

Please find below a suggested itinerary Extreme Vacation. The package includes private transfer In and Out; Shuttle & Boat transfer from / to each area, 3 nights in San Jose, 2 nights in Pacuare Adventure, 3 nights in Selva Bananito Eco Lodge in our wonderful Rain Forest of Caribbean zone and details of the tours and meals described in the program.  "More than a destination, Costa Rica is an experience"


Day 1: Arrival San José, Costa Rica

Arrive at Juan Santa Maria International Airport. After passing through Immigration you will be met by an Extreme Costa Rica Tours representative who will give you a sticker to facilitate clearing customs. When you are exiting the building, look for an Extreme driver in a white shirt holding a sign with your name on it. He or she will take you to your hotel.

Overnight at the Presidente Hotel; Standard Room. (No Meals) (PT)



Day 2: San Jose / Pacuare River

Depart very early in the morning, traveling east towards the Caribbean and crossing the amazing Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will arrive at our Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty “Tico” traditional Costa Rica breakfast, and with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last minute needs in our handy outfitter’s store. You’ll then depart for our private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin.

Overnight at the Rios Tropicales Lodge; Standard Room. (B, L, D, OT, LG)



Day 3: Pacuare

Breakfast at the lodge. Rainforest canopy tours, hikes, relaxing and more! Don't worry about wake-up time. The beauty of the light through the forest, the sound of toucans and the smell of coffee will get you going. This day is designed to enjoy the Lodge and its natural surroundings. Always compromised to extraordinary service, we offer you a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the rainforest canopy on our zip line course at no additional cost. It’s free as part of your adventure package.

Overnight at the Rios Tropicales Lodge; Standard Room. (B, L, D, LG)



Day 4: Pacuare River / Bananito Eco-lodge in Caribbean size

Class IV Rafting on Lower Pacuare After yet another serving of Costa Rica's tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montanas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically.

We will have transportation waiting for us at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where we will whisk you away to our Operations Center just a few miles up the road. We will have a hearty hot lunch waiting on us upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available.

Then, you will meet your Spanish Speaking drive waiting for you to continue to the next adventure ``Eco Lodge Selva Bananito `` is today an extraordinary example for ecotourism: nature and adventure tourism services nestled in a pristine region of Costa Rica’s Caribbean area, the Talamanca Mountains. Our Private Reserve, Selva Bananito, is an important buffer zone or transition area to the “International Park La Amistad”. Selva Bananito Ecolodge has achieved world wide recognition as an example for Costa Rica ecotourism.

Overnight at the Selva Bananito Eco Loge; Standard Room. (B, L, D, OT)



Day 5 & 6: Selva Bananito

Breakfast at the lodge and enjoy the presence of nature`s symphonic choruses.  Days to discover the adventure that Selva Bananito have for you.

These are the activities that you will choose during your stay at Selva Bananito: •Introductory tree-climbing •Horseback ride through the farm and •waterfall tour with rappel.

Overnight at the Selva Bananito Eco Loge; Standard Room. (B, L, D, OT)



Day 7: Selva Bananito / San Jose  

Breakfast at the lodge and depart back to San Jose with your Spanish Speaking Driver. A box lunch will be prepared for you. Arrival to your city hotel around 15:30h.

Rest of the afternoon free in San Jose down town.

Overnight at the Presidente Hotel; Standard Room. (B, L, OT)



Day 8: San Jose / Poas Volcano / Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Garden

Depart very early. Breakfast will be served on route. This Combo tour is an intense fun filled set of excursions where you will embark on three distinct adventures.
To get to the different areas we will traverse the city of Alajuela, passing the Agriculture Monument, as well as the Monument to Juan Santamaria named after a folk hero and the famous Mango Park a favorite among visitors alike.

As we ascend the terrain and near the Poás Volcano we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and textures.

On the way to the volcano we will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable end product.

After the coffee tour we will continue to the Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park.

Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to the La Paz Water Fall Garden for a scrumptious lunch and tour. As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit; to be enjoyed by those of all ages. Then back to San Jose down town and rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Presidente Hotel; Standard Room. (B, L, OT)







Day 9: San Jose / Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the International Airport Juan Santamarìa. Remember you have to be at the airport 3 hours prior departure flight.






High - Low Season Rate DBL
Rate per person

Module: Shuttle Bus
Valid From / To

January 1 to November 30



Important Note

Easter Week & Christmas & New Year rates are not included

Please, advise if you decide to take other type of transportation for this program private transportation or by 4x4 vehicle.

Program Includes

Lodging:  Described in the program and mentioned above.
 Daily Breakfasts - 5 Lunches - 4 Dinners

Private transfer from International Airport to the San Jose Hotel
Shuttle transfer & Raft from San Jose to Pacuare Lodge
Shuttle transfer & Raft from Pacuare Lodge to Siquirres
Shuttle transfer from Siquirres to Salón Delia

Shuttle transfer from Salón Delia to Selva Bananito Lodge
Shuttle transfer from Selva Bananito Lodge to San Jose

Private transfer from hotel in San Jose to the International Airport


Activities: (transportation, entrance fee, guide & all equipment included)

Tours described in the program and mentioned above for Pacuare River & Selva Bananito Eco Lodge.
Combo Tour (Poas Volcano National Park – Doka Estate Tour – La Paz Waterfall Garden)

Prices do not include

Transportation and meals not specified / Personal expenses / Activities or Tours and parks entrance fees not specified / Tips / International Flights / Costa Rica Tax $29 per person.

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