IN A FEW WORDS
Costa Rica has been on the travel radar for years and for good reason! Each year, travelers from all over the world journey to the misty cloudforests in search of wildlife, they fly through the air on ziplines and sunbathe on the white sandy beaches. Those looking for a truly authentic experience may overlook Costa Rica, pinning it as a full fledged tourist destination. We've accepted the challenge and turned an ordinary Costa Rica trip into a one-of-a kind journey! The Costa Rica Immersion trip is perfect for those returning to Costa Rica for their second trip or for those simply in search of a unique and authentic experience. This trip takes you on an adventure to a remote village that is quite literally, beyond the map. Take everything you thought you knew about Costa Rica and throw it out the window- this is the real Costa Rica!
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Discover a new home camping in a cave tucked behind a hidden waterfall
Embark on a journey through the jungle and navigate class III-V white water rapids
Learn traditional Costa Rican recipes and handmade crafts from a local family
Meander through the rainforest in search of sloths, monkeys & other wildlife
Uncover the secrets in the underground caverns of Costa Rica
Live with a local family on their self-sustained eco-lodge and organic farm
Take the plunge and rappel over a 90 ft cascading waterfalls
Hike to a remote village that is only accessible by foot 9 months out of the year
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica
Day 2: Remote Village Trek
Today we veture out in search of a remote village. The journey includes a scenic drive until the road meets a turbulent river. From here, we grab our packs and set off on foot towards a village that is quite literally, beyond any map that we have ever seen. Traverse the river to reach an eco-lodge that is perched high above the river. Spend the afternoon scaling towering trees using a climbing and rope system and then relax in the homemade sauna positioned next to the turquoise river. Spend the evening drifting into relaxtion in one of the many hammocks on the open air, covered deck while listening to the river flowing below.
Day 3: Costa Rican Lifestyle
Slowly wake up to the symphony of the jungle. After a hearty farm to table breakfast, we will set out to uncover a world hidden beneath our very own feet. Hike, crawl and squeeze your way through an underground cave system where you will be rewarded with secret waterfalls, towering stalactites and fluttering bats. Emerge from this parallel universe and treat yourself to a homemade lunch and beverage. Spend the afternoon conversing with the local families, taking a dip in the crisp river or learning how to cook local dishes.
Day 4: Jungle Rapids
Day 5: Waterfall Wonderland
Day 6: Highland Homestay
Day 7: End of the Journey
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
Why Travel With Us
The Costa Rica trip met and exceeded all my expectations. Accommodations, at all levels, were a wonderful experience. Caving, Ziplining, Rafting, Repelling,Wildlife experiences, Local people. What could be better! The trip was well planned in order of easy experiences to more difficult as the trip progressed. Easing us old timers into it. Cody and Lystina were great hosts, guides, traveling companions and very conscientious for each of the team members.
This was hands-down one of the the most exciting, rewarding, and memorable trips I've ever been on! The peace of mind to know that I didn't have to worry about anything was worth every penny. All I had to do was show up. Cody and Lystina took it from there. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around or wasting time trying to find an activity or a place to eat. I got to sit back, relax, and experience a whole new world that was far beyond my map.
Beyond the map is for sure one of the best travel companies you can go with. Everything they had us do was something I never thought I was capable of! I pushed myself & completed everything & it was just an amazing feeling. The things you see and the people you meet just makes the trip hundred times better! This was my first time in Costa Rica & I don’t think I would’ve had a better experience with anyone else!