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River Tenorio Whitewater Rafting
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River Tenorio Whitewater Rafting

‘Left', ‘right', ‘get down' – no, not an aggressive gym instructor but what you'll hear as you make your way down the River Tenorio rapids. After driving to the heart of Guanacaste, you'll raft through the rainforest, so keep an eye out for wildlife. Costa Rica is rated as one of the best spots in the world for whitewater rafting, and there's a reason why – category 3 and 4 rapids, set against a lush tropical backdrop. Your world-champion guide will steer you through the rapids and over the falls as you navigate the 13km route. After you've dried off, you'll be treated to a spot of lunch.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park

Costa Rica is a country bursting with natural beauty – but the Rincón de la Vieja National Park stands out from the crowd. Set off into the great outdoors and as you follow your guide through the ever-changing landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife – it's prime nature spotting territory. Passing the smoking vents and fumaroles of the park's namesake volcano, we arrive at Oropendula waterfall for a swim. After a refreshing dip in the cascading waters, there's a delicious lunch to enjoy. Finally, you're off for a well-earned hot spring soak and a natural mud bath in the steamy geothermal pools – the perfect way to round off your day.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Rum Estate & Ecological Boat Tour
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Rum Estate & Ecological Boat Tour

This tour combines two of Costa Rica's national treasures – the wildlife of the River Tempisque and rum. After an ecological boat trip observing fauna such as spoon roses or the mythical Jabiru stork as well as crocodiles or the white capuchin monkeys, we'll visit the Hacienda el Viejo estate. Tour its rickhouse and taste aged Sabandí rum from its oak barrels.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Rio Perdido Adventure Tour
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Rio Perdido Adventure Tour

The best way to explore the tropical rainforest around the Rio Perdido is from the treetops. This tour combines a high-octane zip line experience, lunch in an award-winning restaurant and a relaxing soak in the mineral-rich waters of a volcanic hotspring. And if you want to add to the adventure, there's the option of a thrilling 4x4 ride, too.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Palo Verde River Ride
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Palo Verde River Ride

This boat trip on the River Tempisque gives you a taster of the vast Palo Verde National Park. You'll have the chance to discover its biodiverse habitats and observe animals such as crocodiles and monkeys.Palo Verde is on such a scale that it covers terrains as diverse as swamps, savannahs and rainforests. The river stretches for 144km through the park and is by far the longest in Costa Rica. As you cruise along its waters, your guide will point out wildlife including white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, snakes, iguanas and bats. Look out for the eyes of crocodiles peeking out from beneath the murky waters, too.It's also a paradise for birdwatchers. More than 300 types of birds have been seen in the park, including flamingos, herons, spoonbills, toucans and eagles. You'll also visit a typical farm and savour a local delicacy. You can also make your own way there by availing of our 4x4 vehicle hire – for a minimum of four guests – or be driven in a private minivan.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Palo Verde and Tempisque River: Tour From Guanacaste
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Palo Verde and Tempisque River: Tour From Guanacaste

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Duration up to 7 hours
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Pura Vida Sunset Cruise
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Pura Vida Sunset Cruise

See a Costa Rican sunset in style with an evening aboard a swanky sailboat. But before watching nature's nightly show, you'll spend the day sailing by beautiful beaches and dropping anchor to swim, snorkel and explore onshore. What's more, there'll be premium drinks and snacks served throughout, plus a tasty lunch on board.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Wildlife, Waterfalls & Kayak Tour
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Wildlife, Waterfalls & Kayak Tour

Set off on an adventure in Costa Rica's great outdoors with a tour that ticks off waterfall swims, wildlife-spotting and more. You'll trek into the jungle searching for sloths, splash around in the pools of a thundering waterfall and kayak along a tropical river, too. Then, you'll top it all with a typical local lunch at a waterfront restaurant.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Costa Rica Countryside Tour
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Costa Rica Countryside Tour

Because a quarter of Costa Rica is protected rainforest, you've got national parks, wildlife havens and nature reserves on tap. This tour sees you travel through mountains and hillsides covered in velvety-green vegetation to swim in a tropical waterfall, before visiting a private wildlife park to hand feed giraffes, zebras and more.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Palo Verde National Park  Tour
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Palo Verde National Park Tour

Nourished by the River Tempisque, the fertile lands of Palo Verde National Park provide sanctuary to a mind-boggling array of exotic birds and other wildlife. And this excursion provides unique access to the reserve, which is world-renowned for its biodiversity and natural beauty.We have the only boat on the river at this time of day and you will enjoy exclusive views of the multitude of nesting birds – there's a vast array of heron species – hollering monkeys, iguanas and even crocodiles basking on the riverbanks.Next, you'll witness and partake in a trapiche – the centuries-old sugarcane processing method. You'll prepare your own local snacks such as tortilla, washed down with a cup of world-famous Costa Rican coffee. Then, it's off to tour the Casa de Sabaneros. Known as the ‘cowboys of Guanacaste' – thanks to their sun-leathered skin and wide-brimmed hats – sabaneros evoke the Old West.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Adrenaline Adventure
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Adrenaline Adventure

You'll feel just like Tarzan as you spend the day swinging through the jungle, splashing around in waterfalls and scrambling up rocks. This full-day trip takes you to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, a working horse and cattle ranch right at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. You'll zip line, abseil, climb and leap your way around the rugged canyon, only slowing to tackle the hanging bridges. With your feet safely back on the ground, you'll jump on a horse for a ride through the tropical forest, heading to the Black River rapids. Here, the adrenaline will really kick in, as you spin and bounce your way down the river in your individual raft. You'll finish the day with some lunch and relaxation time in the natural thermal pools of the steaming volcano above.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Sensoria Rainforest Hiking Tour
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Sensoria Rainforest Hiking Tour

Full of activities with names like Superman, you know you're in for a blockbuster experience at Diamante Eco Adventure Park. Get ready to experience Costa Rica's highest zipline – it's a mile long, too – complete with views of the Pacific Ocean, quad bikes and more. After conquering the skies on the longest zipline in Central America, you'll visit an animal sanctuary, which is home to species such as sloths, crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds. Then, you'll head to an ocean-front restaurant for a buffet lunch before venturing off-road on an adrenaline-pumping quad bike tour.Next, dive into the Pacific Ocean on a guided snorkelling tour and help contribute to the local deforestation effort by planting your own tree. What's more, as TUI guest, you'll enjoy an exclusive cultural experience. You can also make your own way there by availing of our 4x4 vehicle hire – for a minimum of four guests – or be driven in a private minivan.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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