Costa Rica Expeditions
The tour operator pioneered active travel in the country in 1978; founder Michael Kaye was the first outfitter to raft some of Costa Rica's rivers, and in the process helped turn the area's compact collection of seas, rivers, and jungles into the ultimate escape for adrenaline junkies. The company's multisport packages are still the best way to get your fix: you can fly through the canopy on a zip-line 98 feet above the forest floor, raft Class Four rapids on the Pacuare River, and mountain bike around Arenal volcano. Or request a bespoke itinerary, customized to your most heart-racing extreme.
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