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250km Coast to Coast Expedition through Costa Rica

Hike, bike and paddle yourself from the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Caribbean Sea

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250km Coast to Coast Expedition through Costa Rica

Hike, bike and paddle yourself from the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Caribbean Sea

DURATION
11 nights
LOCATION
Costa Rica
ANNUAL LEAVE
10 days off work
SEASON
Nov–Aug
GROUP SIZE
Up to 16 people
MEETING POINT
Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José
ACCOMMODATION
Classic

Hotel · Campsite

OVERALL RATING

5.0

Based on 77 reviews
DIFFICULTY
Challenging

Crossing 250km coast-to-coast is a challenge, so strong fitness and a sense of adventure are vital.

Cross the width of one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth under your own steam, from one lush coastline to another

Journey through cloudforest, mountain villages and virgin rainforest teeming with wildlife before heading up and over the Continental Divide

Rest up at beautiful eco-camps on the banks of the pristine Pacuare River and cool down with swims and dips at secret swimming spots in the rainforest

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica

Fly into beautiful Costa Rica and head to your hotel in San José. Depending on what time you land, explore, or just relax and get ready for the start of your adventure.

Day 2

The Pacific Coast

Hop on a bus bound for the Pacific Coast - the starting point for your coast-to-coast adventure. This will be your last motorised vehicle for the next 10 days! Spend the night in the quiet fishing village of Quepos, next door to Manuel Antonio National Park. Relax on the beach, visit the park, famous for its abundant wildlife and then have dinner and a group briefing with the rest of your team.

Day 3

The adventure begins

Hiking

14km · 1000m up · 700m down

Cycling

19km · 350m up · 150m down

Fuel up with some fresh fruit and coffee and set off on your bike. There are some steep sections straight away, although you'll be instantly rewarded with some sweeping views of the Pacific coastline. Reach the small town of Esquipulas and have a bigger, second breakfast before swapping your bike for hiking boots and heading deep into the cool mountains of central Costa Rica. Camp for the night in the valley of Naranjillo and listen to the sound of nature uninterrupted.

Day 4

Santa Maria Village

Hiking

12km · 1000m up · 250m down

Cycling

14km · 500m up · 300m down

Start with a hike towards the Continental Divide before tackling 'Cemetery Hill' - a challenging 3km climb. From the pueblo of San Lorenzo, grab your mountain bike and set off for the quaint village of Santa Maria. Load up on some typical Costa Rican food and then rest up in a comfortable cabin for the night.

Day 5

Over the divide

Cycling

49km · 1300m up · 1800m down

Time to tackle the toughest and steepest climb - a 14 km uphill stretch to the Continental Divide. This section is on a tarmac road which makes the going easier during the climb. At 2330 meters it's also the highest point of your journey. Of course, what goes up must come down, so the rest of the day is off-road cycling at its best – downhill along dirt roads and smooth trails. Finish the day in the beautiful Orosi Valley, where rich pastures and dark green forests of coffee carpet the land.

Day 6

Tapantí cloud forest

Hiking

17km · 500m up · 1000m down

Cycling

9km · 300m up · 150m down

Cycle beside the river and then into the vast Tapantí National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from the bike and head deeper into the mountains on foot – far from where wheels could ever take you. Trek through the cloud forest and feel tiny beneath thousands of trees covered with ferns, bromeliads and mosses. After reaching flatter ground, camp near the small settlement of Taus and have a big dinner under the stars.

Day 7

The Pacuare River

Cycling

4hrs · 43km · 700m up · 1000m down

Rafting

2hrs · 10km

Continue cycling towards La Cruz - gateway to the raging Pacuare River. Eat lunch on the shore and then load up your raft and paddle through pristine rainforest, canyon cliffs and past deafening waterfalls. Set up camp at El Nido del Tigre, named after the giant indigenous ginger plants that carpet the area, nestled between the sounds of the rainforest and the river. There will be some free time to explore this lush environment - be sure to look out for toucans, boa constrictors and sloths - or just relax in a hammock.

Day 8

Rest day

Enjoy some well-earned downtime at this gorgeous location. Explore the primary forest, swim in the river, visit some nearby waterfalls and swimming holes where the water is so pure you can drink from them, or just put in some more hammock time. The area of rainforest around your camp is in a pristine state and rarely visited – perfect for a peaceful day.

Day 9

White water

Rafting

4-6hrs · 20km

Continue along the Pacuare, passing through river-carved canyons. There are also some exhilarating Class II & III rapids to manoeuvre as well as gentler sections where you can peer into the rainforest and spot wildlife. Take a break from rafting and hike to some cascading waterfalls and have lunch on the shore. Stop for the night as the forest gives way to the banana plantations at Finca Pacuarito and enjoy the rapidly changing scenery.

Day 10

The Caribbean Sea

Cycling

2hrs · 26km · 100m up · 100m down

Kayaking

2hrs · 12km

Jump back on your bike and ride through the plantations to the town of Freeman and board your kayak for the final leg of the journey. Leave the rapids of the highlands behind and paddle into the tropical lowlands, before finally drifting into the Caribbean Sea. Celebrate with a drink in the surf and some beach time - you've earned it!

Day 11

Final beach time and back to San José

Enjoy some final downtime on the sand and then drive back to San José through the cloud forest and misty mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Toast your epic coast-to-coast achievement. Not everyone can say they've crossed an entire country!

Day 12

Goodbye Costa Rica

After breakfast, head back to the airport in time for your flight home, or explore a little more of this incredible country.

Included

Guides

Expert, English-speaking local guides

Accommodation

5 nights camping, 5 nights in a hotel and 1 night in a cabin

Meals

Most meals with the exception of a few dinners and a couple of lunches

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your biking, rafting, kayaking equipment. Sleeping bag & tents for the camping nights

Permits

All permits and entry fees

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Tips for your guides

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 – Day 4

Campsite · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Campsite · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6 – Day 9

Campsite · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 10

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 12

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

A classic plate of Costa Rican food traditionally includes rice and beans, salad, fried sweet plantains and either fish, chicken, pork or beef. Some will also have cheese, French fries or grilled vegetables. Gallo Pinto is another classic Costa Rican staple: slow cooked rice and bean with onions, peppers and coriander (cilantro). This is often part of the Costa Rican breakfast, Gallo Pinto - eggs, fried cheese, sweet plantains and homemade corn tortillas. There'll be plenty of other Latin American and tropical foods available and on both coasts you’ll find Pipa Fria: a whole, cold fresh coconut.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

San Jose

You'll stay in a 3 star hotel in the centre of town, for example the Hotel Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas which is opposite España Park and the Modern Art Museum. The exact hotel will be confirmed by your local host in your pre-departure information.

The Pacific Coast

You'll stay at Kamuk Hotel and Spa in Quepos, just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park and steps from the Pacific Ocean.

The Expedition

You'll stay at campsites and rustic cabinas. Highlights include El Nido Del Tigre, an authentic Costa Rican camp that’s passionate about sustainability in the Bajo Tigre rainforest.

The Caribbean

You'll celebrate the end of your journey with a night at the boutique Hotel Casa de las Flores in Cahuita National Park. The hotel is close to the beach and surrounded by an area renowned for its invaluable biodiversity where you're likely to see White Face Capuchin and Howler monkeys, Iguanas, Toucans, Sloths and a variety of birds and butterflies.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José

Anytime on Day 12

Transfers

Airport transfers are included on arrival and departure days. Just let your host know your flight details. If you arrive and depart outside of the set days, your host can arrange an airport transfer for you for an extra cost. See Optional Extras for the price.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Costa Rica from major airports across the UK and Europe.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

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What's included?

  • All your kayak, rafting and cycling gear (except for biking helmet)
  • All season sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

What's available to hire?

  • Bike helmet (for your own comfort we advise bringing your own if you can)

What do I need to bring?

SLEEPING

  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)

BAGS

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (25+ litres)
  • Daypack rain cover
  • Dry bag (optional)

FOOTWEAR

  • Lightweight adventure shoes or hiking boots (worn-in)
  • Sandals with SNUG straps (Teva type)
  • Lightweight fast drying hiking socks

CLOTHES

  • Lightweight rain jacket and rain pants (Gortex, nylon or similar)
  • Lightweight comfortable pants
  • Shorts/ skirts (quick dry)
  • Medium weight wool or fleece jacket
  • Shirts (poly-pro outer wear (for quick drying)
  • Short sleeve and light colored long sleeve for sun protection)
  • (Thermal) underwear
  • Fast drying hiking socks
  • Buff or Bandana
  • Sunhat (ideally with brim)
  • Something to sleep in
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sarong (optional, works as towel or quick cover-up)

BIKING GEAR

  • Bike helmet
  • Trainers or specific cycling shoes (for flat pedals unless you bring your own clip in pedals)
  • Bike shirts (optional)
  • Bike gloves (can also be used for padfdling)
  • Padded shorts for cycling segments
  • Bike water bottle

Note: feel free to bring your own pedals and seat if you want.

OTHER

  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sunglasses (UVA + UVB resistant) + keeper strap (don't want to lose your sunnies in the river)
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Spare batteries (camera, torch, etc)
  • 2-3 reusable water bottles
  • Prescription glasses or contacts (bring an extra pair)
  • Passports (visas and copy of your passport)
  • Travel Insurance documents
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof sunscreen 30+ SPF
  • Earplugs
  • Padlock for left luggage
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Alcohol hand-gel
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Bike Helmet Hire

Payable Before Departure

Bike Helmet Hire

Pre/Post trip accommodation in San Jose (per room, per night)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/Post trip accommodation in San Jose (per room, per night)

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Per Person

Airport Transfer One Way

Payable Before Departure

Airport Transfer One Way

Victoria W.
Overall a really good trip.

Overall a really good trip. You just couldn’t do it on your own - the organisation of everything was really smooth, and the parts of Costa Rica you get to see are incredible. You stay in some really rural places and get a good sense of the whole country.

The first four days are genuinely tough (potentially even tougher than advertised), even if you think you’re in good shape. It’s not so much the distance as it’s the elevation gain each day and the relentlessness of it, not to mention to heat. After that it does get easier and feels more like a holiday - once you get to the rest day it’s incredible, and the feeling of accomplishment when you get to the end was great! I wouldn’t have wanted to visit Costa Rica in a normal way after this trip.

Guides (Danny and Josué) were brilliant - so knowledgeable, motivating, good natured (and great chefs).

Samantha A.
Amazing experience off the beaten track

I had been eying up this trip for a few years, but was a little put off by the price, however I can guarantee it is worth every penny. The trip is so well thought out, I wouldn't have changed a thing, except for a few additions to the packing list (plastic bags/dry bags for wet kit!) Carlos, Dani and team were amazing hosts, the food, accommodation, transitions between activities and guiding were spot on. We didn't encounter any other tourists on the trip (except rafting), and truly felt as though we had seen some real Costa Rica. Having spent a few days after the trip in some more traditional touristy areas of Costa Rica, I was even more grateful for how special the trip was. If you're considering the trip I would say don't put it off...go go go!

Isabella C.
Rich Experience - Challenge, Reward, Reflection

Challenging, awe-inspiring, and good fun in a stunningly beautiful country. I was especially impressed by our local guide and his team - all phenomenal. I felt safe and supported throughout. I also learned a great deal with each new activity and through our guide's deep and intimate knowledge of his country, its history, culture & ecology, and the interplay w/social, economic, and climate issues.

patrick c.
The tour was very well

The tour was very well organised. The tour was challenging and an unforgettably rewarding experience.

Alisdair M.
Trip of a lifetime

This has been an amazing trip. Costa Rica is beautiful and by walking, cycling, rafting and kayaking you really get the full experience. What really brings it alive are the people though. Our guides Danny and Josué really brought it alive with their passion, knowledge and emotion for the environment and the people of the country. Memo and Mahou were always there with a smile, coffee and amazing food at the end of the day. If you like being active whilst being immersed in a country and being with like minded people then this is for you.

Mary C.
Great way to see Costa

Great way to see Costa Rica away from the busy towns and cities.

Kasia M.
Fantastic holidays!

Absolutely perfect organisation what also means safe travel. If some parts are too difficult you can always get a ride because supporting car is almost always following the group. Danny is truly knowledgeable guide and wonderful inspiring person! All crew members were very kind and helpful. Scenery spectacular changing every day showing all beauty of powerful and unspoilt nature. Switching from biking to hiking etc makes that you never feel bored or truly tired. You can adapt to heat and humidity which seems unbearable at the beginning. Enough time to rest and enjoy free time. Tap water drinkable! Buy sun screen with 85 factor in San Jose. Be prepared that your cloth we never dry, it was useless to carry all rain gear. You can charge your phone every night except for 2 nights in jungle. No need for mosquito net. If you want to visit Manuel Antonio NP make sure you book your ticket in advance. Challenging but rewarding even for girls 50+ I would do it again :)

Ian U.
Much better adventure? That's an understatement!

I just came back from the most amazing trip of my life! I joined the 250km self-powered coast to coast expedition in Costa Rica with Much Better Adventures.

We started from the Pacific coast and crossed the country by bike, raft, kayak, and foot, exploring the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture of this beautiful country. We biked through coffee and banana plantations and rainforests, then kayaked and rafted through some of the most beautiful scenery where saw so much wildlife (including crocodiles, this encouraged us to paddle faster). We also got to experience the local cuisine, music and incredible hospitality along the way.

The food we were provided with was fantastic, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as a huge assortment of snacks to keep you fuelled for the days activities. There were plenty of opportunities to top up water along the way, and even “Technical” stops at local supermarkets to stock up on beers for the evening.

The guides were awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly, and they made sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the journey. The lead guide, Danny, was the highlight of the trip, the passion he had for nature was infectious. We were getting info on all the plants, insects and animals we met along the way, easily turning a 2-hour hike into a 3-hour hike and we loved every second. He was absolutely one of a kind, ecologist/champion triathlete, there was nothing you couldn’t ask him and he was always very positive and supportive. Some of the sections were particularly technical and challenging so we were given fair warning during the evening briefings. The guides will assess the capability of the group and for safety suggest alternative ways to approach them. We hiked a section that was designated for biking, it was hard enough to walk down let alone bike. It was absolutely the right decision, even our most capable cyclists were happy we made the switch. The equipment was top-notch and the accommodation was cozy and clean. The camping was great, especially the nights in the jungle campsite between rafting days. Sleeping near a river in the middle of the jungle on mattresses and swinging in hammocks was a nice little treat after some pretty tough days biking and hiking. The rafting was another highlight, although the water in the river was quite low (dry season) we had a great time bouncing up and down when we got stuck on rocks and paddling for dear life through the rapids. The group was small and diverse, and we had a lot of fun together. Was easy to forge new friendships through adversity (when they say challenging, they aren’t lying) but by day two you had shared most of your life story with the group and learned plenty about them too.

I had my birthday during the trip, I tried and failed to keep it a secret. Got rumbled reading birthday cards that were hidden in my suitcase. Everyone was so nice, I was treated to a birthday bagel with candles and then the guides arranged a cake too. Certainly, a birthday experience I will never forget.

All in all, the trip was challenging but rewarding, and I feel like I learned a lot about myself and the world. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves adventure and nature. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget!

Tips- • Be prepared for early starts alarms set for 5am was not uncommon. Sounds brutal but its less brutal that the heat.

• Padded Pants for cycling, my bottom was quite cross with me by the end of the trip.

• Cycling Gloves, for the bumpy downhills especially.

• Hydration is key, bring something you can carry 2-3 litres of water in addition to your day bag i.e. running hydration vest.

• If you have spares and space bring extra, I was fortunate enough to borrow cycling gloves and a cap after loosing mine. Even if you don’t loose something, someone will and you can be in a position to help.

• Have a good reason for doing it, it helps to remind yourself of this on the gruelling uphill sections. Also makes for a nice conversation starter.

Linda F.
Enjoyed the challenge !

This holiday has the best mix of physical challenge, good food, lessons on ecology and totally off the tourist map. Definitely highly recommended. Our main guides passion for wildlife, ecological wellbeing of Costa Rica and cooking skills were all exceptional. Don’t be fooled by the description that it requires a good level of fitness- this will challenge even the fittest and the bravest ( on the mountain bike parts)..

Joshua G.
Epic Trip!

If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself, enjoy the splendor of nature and reset your soul, this is the adventure for you! I was traveling alone not sure how it was going to be not knowing anyone else. Within minutes of meeting the others we all connected and forged a bond. Danny, Carlos and all the others on the leadership team supported us and made sure we had what we needed at all times. The food was great and Danny taught us soooo much about Costa Rica as we moved through the countryside. I highly recommend this trip to people who like to be physically and mentally challenged, love adventure and learning new things.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 147kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

You start your daily activities in the morning. Your guide sets the pace that can be kept up by the entire group, and there will be breaks for water, pictures etc. You stop for lunch and finish the activities in the afternoon, to allow plenty of time to rest before dinner and the daily briefing. When you finish a section – rafting, hiking, kayaking etc, the support vehicle will be strategically waiting ready with your next equipment. Everything is organised and supported so that you simply need to power yourself from coast to coast, rather than think about the logistics. While the guides do encourage and support everyone on the trip to complete the expedition successfully without using motorized transport, if you are unable to complete any section for any reason, transport can be arranged to skip you through to the next stage.

Crossing 250km coast-to-coast in 10 days is a challenge, so strong fitness and a sense of adventure is vital. You'll also need to be happy swapping from bike, to hiking boots, to a multi-person raft, to a single person kayak. You do not need kayaking experience although upper body strength is useful. And the mountain biking is not technical so whil you do not need to have prior experience of trails etc, the more experience will make your trip more enjoyable. The rafting is from Class II up to Class IIII rapids. No experience is needed for the rafting, your guides will give you a full instruction on how to tackle the rapids as a team, with an experienced rafting guide captaining each raft.

The cycling on the trip is a combination of paved roads and dirt roads going through dry forests, jungles, and cloud forests. Most of the riding is not that technical, your guide will give a heads up on the more difficult parts. Experience in riding back-to-back days is recommended but not absolutely necessary. Most of the days there are climbs as you pass from one valley to the other over the mountains. There is always plenty of time each day to take your time riding and to stop to take pictures etc. You will regroup wherever the guides find it necessary to keep the group together and safe. There will be plenty of local snacks and some shade to keep you going. The ultimate aim of cycling on this trip is simply to be able to see more of Costa Rica combining it with hiking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.

The bikes used will be front suspension mountain bikes with disk brakes. You are welcome to bring your own pedals, seats and accessories, although it's also perfectly fine to just turn up with comfortable active shoes and start riding.

You will be paddling in double sit-on-top kayaks of the brand 'Ocean Kayak'. If you are an experienced kayaker and wish to use a single, please discuss with your host, as they have a limited number available.

The rafting is from Class II up to Class IIII rapids. No experience is needed for the rafting, your guides will give you full instructions on how to tackle the rapids as a team, with an experienced rafting guide captaining each raft.

Costa Rica's dry season, considered summer by the locals, runs from mid-November to April and temperatures vary significantly depending on the region and elevation. Along the coast and the Caribbean flatlands, temperatures average 25–34˚C (77–93˚F). At the mid-level elevations temperatures average between 17–26˚C (63–79˚F).

The expedition has a support vehicle that transfers all luggage and equipment from stage to stage. You just need to carry a day pack with water, snacks, camera, waterproof jacket etc.

The water in Costa Rica is generally safe to drink except for that found in remote and rural areas where there's little to no infrastructure. The support vehicle carries large containers of water from which you can fill your bottle at the start of each stage. There will also be drinking water available at each night’s accommodation.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion. We recommend budgeting approx 8-10 USD per person per day for the trip leader, and 6-8 USD for support staff. Of course, you are free to tip as much or little as you like and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

We recommend checking out the country specific information here and also talking to a travel nurse.

For current advice about travelling in Costa Rica, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.

TRIP DEPARTURE DATES

March 2024

Saturday • 9th March 2024

to Wednesday • 20th March 2024
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Saturday • 16th March 2024

to Wednesday • 27th March 2024
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Saturday • 30th March 2024

to Wednesday • 10th April 2024
$3,300.00
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Saturday • 20th April 2024

to Wednesday • 1st May 2024
$3,150.00
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Saturday • 18th May 2024

to Wednesday • 29th May 2024
$3,150.00
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Saturday • 1st June 2024

to Wednesday • 12th June 2024
$3,150.00
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Saturday • 10th August 2024

to Wednesday • 21st August 2024
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Saturday • 2nd November 2024

to Wednesday • 13th November 2024
$3,350.00
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Saturday • 16th November 2024

to Wednesday • 27th November 2024
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Saturday • 30th November 2024

to Wednesday • 11th December 2024
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Saturday • 7th December 2024

to Wednesday • 18th December 2024
$3,520.00
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Saturday • 28th December 2024

to Wednesday • 8th January 2025
$3,520.00
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Saturday • 11th January 2025

to Wednesday • 22nd January 2025
$3,350.00
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Saturday • 25th January 2025

to Wednesday • 5th February 2025
$3,350.00
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Saturday • 8th February 2025

to Wednesday • 19th February 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
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Saturday • 22nd February 2025

to Wednesday • 5th March 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 8th March 2025

to Wednesday • 19th March 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 22nd March 2025

to Wednesday • 2nd April 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 5th April 2025

to Wednesday • 16th April 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 19th April 2025

to Wednesday • 30th April 2025
$3,520.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 3rd May 2025

to Wednesday • 14th May 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 17th May 2025

to Wednesday • 28th May 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 31st May 2025

to Wednesday • 11th June 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 14th June 2025

to Wednesday • 25th June 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 9th August 2025

to Wednesday • 20th August 2025
$3,350.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Sunday • 9th November 2025

to Thursday • 20th November 2025
$3,520.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 22nd November 2025

to Wednesday • 3rd December 2025
$3,520.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 29th November 2025

to Wednesday • 10th December 2025
$3,520.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 6th December 2025

to Wednesday • 17th December 2025
$3,520.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 20th December 2025

to Wednesday • 31st December 2025
$3,699.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

Saturday • 27th December 2025

to Wednesday • 7th January 2026
$3,699.00
16 Spots left
Guaranteed to run

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