The Funky Monkey Adrenaline Junkie is not only fun to say, but also more fun than a barrel full of crazy monkeys! This high octane adventure vacation will have you monkeying around the top two Costa Rica destinations, iconic Arenal Volcano deep in the rainforest and Manuel Antonio, named one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. At Arenal you’ll shoot the rapids on Rio Balsa one day, then rappel down three waterfalls the next while scaling a tropical rainforest canyon. Then you’ll hit the beach at Manuel Antonio where you’ll be going on an amazing zipline experience through the dense biological corridor near Quepos. All along the way you’ll see the magical mountainous landscapes of Costa Rica dotted with rural villages full of the friendliest people. As with all of our trendsetting vacations, the Funky Monkey value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to meet your budget and personal preferences. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Savings!
The Funky Monkey Adrenaline Junkie adventure vacation includes great hotels both at Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio, two of the top destinations in Costa Rica. While in the Arenal rainforest, you’ll go whitewater rafting down Rio Balsa’s Class ll and lll rapids one day, then scaling three waterfalls as part of an incredible canyoning experience the next. Afterward, you can luxuriate in the onsite hot spring-fed pools at Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa while gazing out at the majestic volcano. Next, you’ll change course to visit the beach at Manuel Antonio, listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you’ll go ziplining through a biologically dense jungle over 12 cables stopping at 22 platforms. On your last day, you are free to explore the area on your own or just hang out at the beach or at Shana Hotel’s pool to relax and unwind from all your exciting adventures. The Funky Monkey Adrenaline Junkie vacation is fully customizable so you can add a day, switch hotels or change activities to create your own dream vacation.
Number of nights: 6 (customizable)
Per person price from *$998
$100 Low Lifelong Deposit, No Charge Rescheduling**
While this vacation is 100% customizable, we recommend using the hotels included in this sample itinerary. These hotels have traveler-friendly policies, allowing for low down payments, easy rescheduling, and reasonable cancellation terms. Even so, we strongly recommend obtaining trip insurance to cover the unexpected.
Your trip begins when you arrive at San Jose International Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you and then will provide a private transfer to La Fortuna. This little town sits right at the base of Arenal Volcano and buzzes with excitement as a central hub for rainforest activities and ecotourism. Arenal is Costa Rica’s #1 destination for adventure and hot springs. It’s also one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
You’ll spend the first three nights at the Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa located across from the iconic volcano. The comfortable spacious rooms are surrounded by vast gardens, a natural hot springs fed pool for soaking and a regular swimming pool, both with poolside bars and amazing volcano views. Over the next couple of days, you’ll go on thrilling jungle tours including whitewater rafting on the Rio Balsa and a canyoning experience rappelling down three waterfalls! You’ll also have plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on your own. We’d recommend checking out the small town of La Fortuna for souvenirs, coffee, chocolate and ice cream shops, restaurants, and more. Don’t forget to set aside time back at the hotel to luxuriate in the hot springs fed pool!
After you’ve explored Arenal, we’ll provide a transfer down to the coastal town of Manuel Antonio for you to enjoy a few days of fun at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Manuel Antonio is known also for its lush jungle rimming the shoreline supporting loads of wildlife, including monkeys and sloths, plus Costa Rica’s most popular national park. You’ll stay at the Shana Hotel, located in the hillside resort area, backed by jungle and overlooking the Central Pacific coast. Your adventure continues the next day when you’ll go on a high-flying, high-speed canopy zipline adventure deep in a rich biological corridor! Your last full day will be yours to explore on your own, play at the beach, visit the park, or just relax at the pool enjoying the spectacular view.
On Day 7 we’ll provide a private transfer for you to go back to the airport, scheduled according to your flight plans.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
Our representative will be waiting to greet you as you arrive at San Jose International Airport. Then we will provide a private transfer to the town of La Fortuna at the foot of Arenal Volcano, where you will stay at the Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa. This hotel offers onsite hot springs pools.
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 2: Whitewater Rafting Rio Balsa (B, L)
You’ll go on an exciting whitewater rafting tour down the Rio Balsa known for its Class II and III rapids. After rafting, a hearty lunch will be provided at a nearby farm where you can enjoy experiencing the local culture. Be sure to unwind back at the hotel’s hot springs fed pools when you return from today’s adventure.
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 3: Canyoning Pure Trek Ultimate Adventure Rappel (B, L)
This thrilling tour will have you scrambling through a stream that cuts through a canyon deep in the rainforest. Along the way you’ll rappel down three different waterfalls and one canyon wall. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and dirty!
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 4: Transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach (B)
We’ll provide a transfer through the mountains then over to the coast to Manuel Antonio Beach, Here you’ll be staying at the Shana Hotel, a hillside resort surrounded by jungle where you may actually see some real funky monkeys!
The Shana Hotel
Day 5: Canopy Zipline – Titi Canopy (B)
Today’s Titi Canopy Zipline course will have you soaring through the forest treetops on 12 steel zipline cables of varying lengths and heights stopping on 22 platforms! At the end you can do a rappel and Tarzan swing if you like (go for it!).
The Shana Hotel
Day 6: Beach or Exploring Day (B)
Enjoy a relaxing day at the Shana Hotel or go exploring the beautiful Manuel Antonio area on your own. If you’re not ready to relax, we offer dozens of local adventures that you can add to your itinerary if you would like to customize your Funky Monkey vacation.
The Shana Hotel
Day 7: Back to the Airport (B)
We’ll provide a private transfer back to San Jose Airport based on your flight schedule.
Until a few years ago, Arenal Volcano was actively shooting lava into the air putting on spectacular visual displays. While no longer erupting, its sheer size continues to fascinate and it will capture your attention as you can’t help but gaze at its magnificent grandeur. Even without eruptions, the multitude of hot springs are still hot and the iconic volcano is still at the epicenter for awesome Costa Rica rainforest activities! Ecotourists, thrill seekers, and nature lovers continue to flock to this beautiful region to explore the jungle and soak in soothing volcanic hot springs. The small village of La Fortuna sits right at the base of the volcano and provides access to all the fun activities. Visitors here will find plenty of dining options, shops, and local art galleries. View this destination...
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Located on the Central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio’s lush jungle lines the coast, full of exotic animals living along the gorgeous light sand beaches. Listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it is also home to the most popular national park in Costa Rica, extending out into the ocean protecting the tropical reef. Because of its popularity, the area is rich in exciting adventure tours and nature activities. While you won’t find any all-inclusive resorts in this small community, you will find some of the most unique boutique hotels in the country. Manuel Antonio truly is an amazing Costa Rica destination to be added to your adventure vacation! View this destination…
Some animals that live in Manuel Antonio… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Arenal Manoa is the perfect base for adventures as you explore the Arenal Volcano region. Located across from the magnificent volcano, the hotel offers spectacular views from every bungalow and an onsite restaurant. You can relax in the thermal hot springs fed pools or cool swimming pool, both with a poolside bar. The comfortable guest bungalows are well-appointed and spread out among expansive lush tropical gardens. View this hotel…
The popular Shana Hotel, located in the hillside resort area of Manuel Antonio, overlooks lush jungle and the beautiful Central Pacific coast. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and lounge area all with spectacular views. Monkeys are often seen and heard in the surrounding jungle. The well-appointed guestrooms offer everything you need to experience a relaxing stay. View this hotel…
The Rio Balsa is one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in Costa Rica. The scenic river rushes down from the mountains then winds through the Costa Rican countryside. After a safety course, you and your guides will be on your way dashing and splashing through class II and III rapids on this fun and exciting whitewater adventure! After rafting, you’ll be treated to a typical lunch at a nearby farm where you can enjoy meeting the locals and having an authentic cultural experience. View this tour…
Simply put; this is an amazing experience! The adventure begins with a 4x4 ride into the mountainous backwoods. When you arrive at the facility deep in the jungle, you’ll be suited up with safety gear and given instructions. Then you’ll hike along a streambed as you make your way through the canyon. Along the way, you’ll rappel down three different waterfalls of varying heights and down a canyon wall. After hiking out, you’ll be treated to lunch at a local farm. View this tour…
You’ll be flying high naturally on this thrilling Canopy Zipline Adventure! After a brief safety course, you’ll be soaring through the jungle treetops over 12 different ziplines of varying heights and lengths and landing on 22 platforms. Named after the rare spider monkeys living in the area, the Titi Canopy tour is set in a biological corridor helping maintain access to animal habitats. View this tour…
Your Package Includes: (remember; you can customize any aspect!)
Award-Winning VIP Service
Hotels & Resorts (hotels can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Tours, Activities & More (tours can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Transportation (a rental car or other transportation options can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Meals & Drinks (based on hotel and tour selections)
Low Season 2020 rates start at $998 USD* per person double occupancy. High season 2021 rates start at $1,084 USD* per person double occupancy (less $ for triple occupancy, more $$ for single occupancy). You can upgrade or downgrade hotels to match your preferences and budget.
*Your vacation will be 100% customized to your needs. After inquiring with us, you will receive an exact price based on your custom itinerary. Please include special requests in the comments section. The rates listed here include current taxes, hotels, tours and transfers as described unless otherwise indicated. Rates may vary based on your travel dates, room occupancy, and type of transportation selected. Green season pricing and offers listed above are for select travel dates only and restrictions may apply. Inquire for details. Prices are subject to change at any time and do NOT include international airfare, travel insurance or any other services that are not expressly mentioned.
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