SUP Adventure Trip
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Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Carribean Adventure Trip
9 Days 8 Nights; All Inclusive Price: $2,389*
Gather your family, friends, and fellow stand-up paddle buddies for this incredible all inclusive trip in Costa Rica. You’ll experience true Costa Rica beauty on jungle rivers, wildlife viewing, ziplining and swinging through jungles, eating authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and maybe even a dance lesson. We will paddle the Sarapiqui, Pacuare, and Peijbye Rivers. If you are uncomfortable on a SUP, no problem, we have a raft, duckies, and kayaks as alternate options.
Price includes all transportation, lodging, food (all meals), guides, and daily activities and excursions. The guide team at Amazing Vacations has been managing river and group adventure trips in Costa Rica for over 14 years and knows how to make this an incredible experience for all.
One of a Kind Trip with Top Stand Up Paddle Guides
We’ve teamed up with Brittany Parker and Natali Zollinger to offer a first of its kind river and adventure trip for stand up paddling (SUP) enthusiasts. This is an all inclusive trip that includes everything except your paddle board and paddle, which can be rented for a small fee.
For questions about the SUP trip click here and we’ll be happy to respond as quickly as possible.
* +$150 for Hala or Badfish SUP river paddle board and Werner paddle rental for the week; Does not include price of flights to San Jose, Costa Rica
Upcoming SUP Adventure Trip
Meet Your SUP Guides
Brittany, from Rifle, Colorado, is a professional whitewater SUP paddler and river surfer paddling for Badfish Stand Up Paddle. She’s working to grow river surfing and whitewater SUP through her co-owned instructional business RVR 2 RVR. Her love of SUP and river surfing has taken her all over the world, from Japan to Zimbabwe, where she was part of a team attempting the first descent of the Zambezi on boards.
She co-produced and starred in a film called ‘Can I Surf That’ where she traveled around the country in search of the “perfect” river wave. Her love of writing transcends her paddling career and has been a part of her life as far back as she can remember. She’s been published in several magazines and regularly writes poetry; all of which lives on her website www.bpsurfs.com. She believes nature and the river is life’s greatest teacher and will do everything she can to protect it.
Natali is a desert girl at heart. From her home base in Moab, Utah, she’s built the perfect surf-and-turf lifestyle as a raft guide, professional stand up paddle boarder representing Badfish SUP, RVR 2 RVR Instructor, and fitness trainer. She loves empowering her clients through paddling and personal training.
Natali has moved steadily up the ranks of SUP racing over the past few years winning the most competitive races in the river scene for both sup cross + downriver sprint at the Go-Pro Mountain Games. As a competitor, ambassador and instructor, her natural energy and passion always shines through. And even though her heart is in the desert, you can usually find her playing, training or teaching on a river.
All Inclusive Costa Rica SUP River Adventure Trip
The Costa Rica Caribbean SUP Adventure trip is ALL-INCLUSIVE from the time we pick you up at the airport until we drop you back off at the airport in San Jose.
All transportation, food, and lodging is included in the price of the trip. You will stay in some of our favorite hotels, eat at our favorite restaurants, enjoy Costa Rican food from our own private chef on some of the nights and have a driver for the duration of the trip for one low price.
SUP And Experience Costa Rica’s Best Rivers
You’ll have a chance to SUP paddle some of the most amazing sections of whitewater during this amazing week in Costa Rica.
Our trip includes different sections of river on our favorite rivers throughout Costa Rica. You’ll experience Class II, III rapids with a some optional Class IV sections of river throughout the week that you may choose to experience in a raft.
Depending on water levels, you will have a chance to paddle on the Pejibaye, Sarapiqui, and multiple sections of the Pacuare River.
Gear, Food, And Accommodations
OK, so can we just mention that the food will be amazing. Whether you are eating lunch along the river or enjoying home cooked meals, family style from our private chef, you’re going to be talking about the food as much as the rivers and adventures of the day. Oh yeah, and did we mention the fruit and pineapple that you’re going be able to eat pretty much every day as well?
You’ll be staying in top rated hotels and lodges while you are on the trip. Each of the hotels has wi-fi (except for the two nights at Jungle Camp where there is no electricity) that is fast enough to do video chats with family back home so you can be sure to send them plenty of photos about your adventure. When you are driving, we provide a mobile hotspot in the vehicle, so you’re always connected, as long as we are within cell service.
If you decide not to bring your own paddleboard (most people do), we have both Hala and Badfish river paddleboards and Werner paddles that can be rented for the week for an additional $150. You can also take advantage of our new fleet of kayaks and gear if you’d like to learn to roll a kayak or have one of our ACA guides teach you to roll a boat. Our fleet includes new boats from Dagger, LiquidLogid, and Jackson.
River Rescue Training
For those who are interested, our team is happy to teach and practice river rescue skills with your group while you are on the river and/or traveling. Our ACA certified guides may provide an option to learn or practice rescue training during certain days on the river at no extra charge. Our Costa Rican guides have several ACA certifications and even worked as instructors at the world famous Otter Bar Kayak School. They love sharing their knowledge of how to deal with river emergencies, avoid accidents, and promote safer river trips for you and those you paddle with in the future.
What Is The SUP Level For This Trip?
Itinerary & Schedule For The Week
|Saturday||San Jose (SJO) Airport or San Jose Hotel Pickup – Transfer to Your House hotel|
|Day 2||Drive to and SUP Rio Sarapiqui Main (Class II, III+)|
|Day 3:||SUP Rio Sarapiqui Upper / Main (Class II, III+)|
|Day 4:||SUP Rio Puerto Viejo Wildlife Paddle|
|Day 5:||Lower Pacuare (Class III) 4 mile |
Overnight at the Pacuare Outdoor Center “aka Jungle Cabin Camo”
|Day 6:||Rest day at Jungle Camp with Zip Line and Tarzan Swing|
|Day 7:||Lower Pacuare Day 2 of 2 (Class III & IV) – Optional rafting day for some paddlers|
Rio Pejibaye-Lower (Class II) + Optional Upper (Class III, IV-) or Canyoning (Dependent on Water Levels)
|Day 9:||Transportation to Airport, San Jose Hotel Drop Off|
or option to extend stay at beach or other Amazing destinations in Costa Rica (Additional Charges Apply)
How Amazing Vacations Costa Rica Got Started
Amazing Vacations was started because our guides wanted to offer kayakers the best possible multi-day whitewater paddling experience in Costa Rica.
Can I bring a spouse, partner or family with me for the week?
YES! We have great options to keep spouses, friends and even kids super busy and having as much fun as you are having on the river. Just let us know if you need more info about options.