Costa Rica Traverse

The Coast to Coast Team ran a first rate operation. Would I do it again? Yes! I would have turned around on the beach and set off to do the full traverse right there and then.

Chris Collier | United Kingdom
 
 

Costa Rica Traverse

An adventure high on the wish list of active adventurers keen to take on the challenge of traversing Costa Rica under their own steam. Our crossing takes us on bike, foot, raft and kayak across this spectacular natural wilderness through farmlands, foothills and mountainous regions reaching the peaks of the Central Highlands. The trails are often slippery and poorly defined, with several river crossings. We encounter indigenous settlements deep in the cloud forest and hope to glimpse rare wildlife and birdlife in this pristine tropical rainforest. The views and terrain vary greatly as we traverse the mountainous backbone of Costa Rica. Our journey will take us into the depths of the Pacuare River on one of the world's classic whitewater experiences, for an exhilarating rafting trip with class 2-5 rapids through a series of spectacular canyons. In between the powerful rapids there is time to absorb your superb surroundings and the tropical rainforest. We leave the rapids and gorges behind as we ease our way by sea kayak along a much slower moving section of the river, through banana plantations to our final goal, the Caribbean coast.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join San Jose
DAY 2 Transfer to the Pacific coast
DAY 3 Cycling to Esquipulas
DAY 4 Full day of trekking to Naranjillo
DAY 5 Trekking and cycling to Santa Maria
DAY 6 Cycle across the Continental Divide to Orosi
DAY 7 Full day of cycling to Mollejones
DAY 8 Trekking to the river before rafting on the upper reaches of the Pacuare River
DAY 9 Rest day on the banks of the Pacuare River with optional hike
DAY 10 Rafting on the Pacuare River
DAY 11 Cycle to Freeman, sea kayak to the Caribbean Sea and transfer to San Jose
DAY 12 In San Jose, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Home from an excellent trip...thanks for such an excellent bespoke experience on the Costa Rica Traverse. Out of all the trips we considered before embarking on this adventure I have absolutely no regrets in choosing this one! Memories made for a lifetime. Mow our guide was full of knowledge, banter and determination to get us through the tough days, of which I may add there were many. This is certainly not a breeze in the park and the grading should be respected. That said each and every day, however challenging, was thoroughly enjoyed. I would wholeheartedly recommend this trip to anyone whom wants to experience a true expedition with a real thirst for varied adventure.

Jason A UK

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Trip Code: CRT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Trekking Cycling Rafting Kayaking Multi Activity
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Next Trip:  21 December 2014
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price: $2,790.00 USD

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Options & Supplements*
Sleeping Bag and Mat Hire for Costa Rica Traverse US $50
HS Christmas and Easter Supplement US $110

*Prices listed are per person