Overview & Highlights
This thrilling but accessible adventure holiday includes zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, whitewater rafting, mountain-biking, hill walks and jungle treks, you’ll be seeing the unspoilt natural highlights from a different perspective.
- San José: rainforest aerial tram zip-line
- Pacuare : river rafting
- Arenal : Cerro Chato hike and La Fortuna Falls
- Arenal: mountain biking
- Rio San Juan: jungle expeditions
- Ometepe Island: biking tour
- Ometepe Island: hiking expedition to Maderas volcano
This holiday will suit those who want to try out a medley of different active adventures as a means of enjoying the sumptuous scenery. You have the opportunity to ride the rapids, bike round an island, climb a volcano and hike along jungle trails. Following all this exertion you have a well deserved break on the sweeping sands of a Pacific bay.
The pleasant climate varied landscapes of volcanoes, lakes, fast-flowing rivers, and palm-fringed beaches combine to make Costa Rica and Nicaragua very attractive to outdoor adventure seekers. Costa Rica has long had a network of accessible national parks with extensive hiking trails, as well as offering adventure activities, from zip-lining to white-water rafting. Nicaragua is new to this kind of development but is gaining a reputation for responsible tourism with eco-lodges and plenty to do in the open air, including biking and horse-riding.
Arrive in San José. Transfer to your hotel.
Rainforest aerial tram zip-line adventure.
White-water rafting on the Pacuare river.
White-water rafting; drive to Arenal.
Hike to Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park
Mountain-biking in Arenal volcano area.
Drive to El Castillo in Nicaragua. Night-time caiman spotting.
Trekking in Indio Maíz reserve; guided fortress tour.
Transfer to Granada.
At leisure in Granada area.
Transfer to Ometepe Island; guided biking tour.
Guided hike up Maderas volcano.
At leisure on the island.
By boat and road to lodge on Pacific coast.
At leisure on the Pacific coast.
Transfer to Managua airport for international flight home.
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I travelled with a great group of people, a fantastic Tour Leader and amazing Driver. One of my best JLA experiences.JH, Woking
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Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.