COSTA RICA NORTHERN BLT

10 days from

Surf and Volcanoes BLT
DEPARTS SAN JOSE to SAN JOSE
Trek Code:
SVB
Destination:
Costa Rica
Departs:
Jan-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Test yourself on the 'Survivor' adventure workshop
  • > Zipline through Monteverde's cloudy forest
  • > Hike or horseride to hidden waterfalls in Arenal
Ask a question Book now

Tour Overview

This unique adventure holiday in Costa Rica puts you right in the heart of the exquisite beauty of this Central American paradise. Start off with an adrenaline-fueled "Survivor" course before venturing north to world-renowned nature reserves and a guided walking tour of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Zip-line in the cloud forest of Monteverde, admire the almost perfect cone of Arenal Volcano, and enjoy the long white-sand beaches of Samara. With the chance to view wildlife and snorkel the blue waters of the Pacific, you'll make the most of every moment.

Included Highlights
  • 'Survivor' jungle adventure course
  • Relax in natural volcanic hot springs
  • Monteverde Biological Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Arenal Volcano & Carara National Parks
  • Exotic bird and wildlife viewing
  • Two nights at idyllic Samara beach
  • Guided hike in Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Plus you get...
  • Services of a professional bilingual tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 7 hotel & 2 eco lodge nights.
BLT Accommodation

We use comfortable twin or triple share hotels on the Costa Rica Northern BLT. All rooms have separate beds with private bathrooms and you will share with another passenger of the same sex. A sleeping bag is not required on the trip.

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

Read more about TrekAmerica here >

People who viewed this tour also like...

Costa Rica Panama BLT

Costa Rica Southern BLT

10 days from SAN JOSE

Swim in the Caribbean sea, spot wildlife and hike rainforest trails.

> Read more
Grand Costa Rica BLT

Grand Costa Rica BLT

20 days from SAN JOSE

The ultimate Costa Rican Adventure is yours on this lodging trip

> Read more
Search Result Image BSP

San Jose to Panama City

13 days from SAN JOSE

Discover surfing communities and the wildlife of Costa Rica & Panama.

> Read more

Like us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us

Watch us on YouTube

Read us

Official TrekAmerica Blog

Ask us

Ask us
Ask a question Book now

Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Hanging bridges canopy walk, Monteverde US$35-$55
  • > Canyoning, Rincon de la Vieja US$50-$65
  • > Night hiking in Monteverde US$27
  • > Canopy zipline tour, Monteverde US$40-$50
  • > Horseback riding to Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal US$75-$85
  • > Mountain Biking in Arenal US$50-$60
  • > Arenal hanging bridges canopy walk US$70-$85
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1: San Jose, Carara National Park & Miramar de Puntarenas

    Leaving the bustle of San Jose behind, you start your adventure with a walk at Carara National Park to spot Macaws, parrots and hummingbirds. Now it's on to Tajo Alto de Miramar de Puntarenas for a truly unique experience - the Survivor Adventure! Climb up high above the forest and test your mental and physical stamina on one of the longest high ropes course in Costa Rica. You'll even swing like Tarzan! For those who want even more adventure, choose to zipline through the forest or and horseback ride through a beautiful jungle setting surrounded by green on every side.
    Accommodation: Hotel included (multi-share)

  • Day 2-3: Monteverde Biological Cloud Forest Reserve

    Next up is Monteverde with its incredible biodiversity and nightlife. Try an exciting zipline tour through the cloud forest; it literally hums with life! Clouds hover around the upper canopy of the forest and condense onto the leaves, creating localised 'rain' which helps to keep the forest so lush and green. Home to over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles, the unique climate and specialized ecosystems create habitats that are not found anywhere else on Earth. Spend your evenings exploring the forest on a night hike or step out to one of the bars in the local area.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 4-5: Arenal Volcano National Park

    Positioned within Costa Rica's fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. An almost perfect cone, the volcano is a photographers dream and until recently was Costa Rica's most active volcano, spewing enormous amounts of lava and ash on a regular basis. This is no longer the case, but you can still enjoy the bountiful sights, sounds and activities in the park. Why not hike or climb up on horseback to find hidden waterfalls and relax in the natural hot springs.
    Accommodation: Eco-lodge included

  • Day 6-7: Rincon de la Vieja National Park

    Travel northwest to the undiscovered Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a barren lunar landscape marking the rim of a smoking cauldron and surrounded by lowland forest. This national park is home to an incredible combination of volcanic wonders and pristine tropical forests. The main attraction is the smooth cinder cone volcano, Rincon de la Vieja (1895 m). The park is home to the most active collection of volcanic peaks in the Guanacaste Mountains. With two days to explore this beautiful park on foot, admiring the boiling and bubbling volcanoes and searching for wildlife you are sure to see some of the locals, including pumas, jaguars, howler monkeys, sloths, and tapirs.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 8-9: Samara Beach

    Head south to the beautiful town of Samara where the Pacific Ocean lays on some fantastic sea kayaking and surfing. Situated around a half-moon cove, the small village of Samara can be walked from one end to the other in under 15 minutes, with delicious fresh seafood restaurants and palm fringed beaches. Playa Samara is an ideal place for swimming, due to the large coral reef protecting its bay. Isla Chora, a tiny island a mile offshore, is a must see for adventurers eager to make the two-hour kayak journey. Those who complete the often strenuous excursion are rewarded with a private pink sand beach, interesting caves, and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the region. When the waters are calm, a variety of fish, rays, and sea turtles can be spotted among live coral reefs close to shore.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 10: San Jose

    Last stop San Jose, the capital city and cultural hotspot of Costa Rica!

    This tour ends at approximately 17:00 on day 10. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required.

    If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00.

Like us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us

Watch us on YouTube

Read us

Official TrekAmerica Blog

Ask us

Ask us

Book Your Trip Online

Comodo Secure Booking Engine

  • > You only need to pay a 10% deposit or (whichever is greatest)
  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • > We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
  • > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote

Essential Information



ABTA Bonded for Financial Protection

Status Key
Guaranteed: Tour will definitely operate. Book Now!
Available: Tour will be guaranteed once minimum numbers reached. Book Now!
Limited: Tour is guaranteed with last few seats remaining. Book Now!
Contact Us: Seats may be available. Please contact us.

Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

Read more about arranging your Private Group here >

Like us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us

Watch us on YouTube

Read us

Official TrekAmerica Blog

Ask us

Ask us
Ask a question Book now

Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Hotel Aranjuez

SAN JOSE - HOTEL ARANJUEZ
Located just a few minutes from San Jose downtown, this hotel offers a great location surrounded by exotic tropical gardens.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

> Request a flight quote now

Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


Corcovado National Park Packages

Want even more adventure? We offer a 3 day jungle extension available after your trip.

Corcovado National Park is one of the protected wilderness areas with the greatest biodiversity in Central America. Experience the rare opportunity to explore the park with a local guide.

Contact us on 0208 682 8920 for more information or click below for further details.

> Read more

Sámara Beach Extension

Stay in Sámara for a few more days after your trip before returning to San Jose.

Located on the Pacific Coast in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula, Samara Beach is a tropical paradise, known as one of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica.

Contact us on 0208 682 8920 for more information or click below for further details.

> Read more

Like us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us

Watch us on YouTube

Read us

Official TrekAmerica Blog

Ask us

Ask us
Ask a question Book now

TrekAmerica Live Reviews

Read the latest Costa Rica Northern BLT reviews below, powered by our community website - TrekAmerica Live.

Check out TrekAmerica Live to read all reviews and view photos, forums and Google maps for this trip.

Been on this trip? Leave a review here



Like us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us

Watch us on YouTube

Read us

Official TrekAmerica Blog

Ask us

Ask us


Late Booking Discounts - Save up to 25%

 

Live Trip Updates Social Mashup

 

Click here to view our recent awards

 

View TrekAmerica videos on YouTube
Find us on Facebook
Join TrekAmerica Live - Our Community Site
Follow us on Twitter
TrekAmerica Korea
TrekAmerica Deutsch
TrekAmerica Française