Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure

Active, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Glide straight into the core of the Costa Rican experience and hit three of the country's hot spots in a kayak. Beginners and more experienced kayakers are welcome — for the nature lover, the scenery’s the point, not the sweat! Get really wild at Lake Arenal, the centre of adventure sports like paddleboarding, then cruise through the canals of Tortuguero in search of monkeys and sloths. Experience lush greenery and Caribbean flavour from a whole different level when you kayak Costa Rica.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Hands-On Moment: ***Stand-Up Paddle and Kayak Combo***, Arenal Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Hands-On Moment: Guided River Kayak Excursion, Sarapiquí Your Hands-On Moment: Guided Kayak Excursion, Tortuguero
  • Guided kayaking on Cuarto River (Sarapiquí)
  • Guided kayaking and wildlife viewing through the canals of Tortuguero
  • Visit to the town of Tortuguero
  • Free time in La Fortuna
  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Glide through the canals of tortuguero by kayak
  • Search for wildlife in the dense green forest canopy
  • View the beautiful vistas from your kayak on lake arenal
  • Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding


San José Arrive at any time.
San José/La Fortuna Travel from San José to La Fortuna, and opt to swim at a local swimming hole at the base of a waterfall during free time in the afternoon.
La Fortuna Take to the water and enjoy an included combo kayaking and stand-up paddle board session on Lake Arenal. Enjoy a free afternoon, and opt to go rafting, waterfall rappelling, or take a dip in therapeutic hot springs.
La Fortuna Enjoy a free day for adrenaline-fueled optionals such as whitewater rafting on Class III and IV rapids, waterfall rappelling or mountain biking. Or take it easy with some bird watching in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by boat or a massage in town.
La Fortuna/Sarapiquí Travel to Sarapiquí and to the tranquil Cuarto River. Hop into kayaks and cruise downstream. The calm waters are perfect for birdwatching and wildlife spotting in the forest canopy.
Sarapiquí/Tortuguero Travel east towards the Caribbean coast, then transfer to a boat and motor through canals to arrive in Tortuguero at the jungle-lined coast of Costa Rica. After arrival, enjoy a visit to the town of Tortuguero.
Tortuguero Enjoy an included guided kayaking excursions this morning, followed by free time in the afternoon. Opt for a nighttime excursion to look for nesting sea turtles laying eggs when it is turtle season.
Tortuguero/San José Return to San José for an optional final night out with the group.
San José Depart at any time.