Guest Adventure Tours

We have created some very distinct and exciting travel offerings for all the guests who may want to accompany them to Costa Rica as they compete in this Expedition Run. The Coastal Challenge has partnered with two experienced, highly recommended and quality driven tour operators based in Costa Rica.

Guests will now have the opportunity to watch the start each day and then go on their own adventure tour during the hours of competition. The length of these adventure tours do vary but they’re goal is to share with you an equally adventurous experience and transport you to the stage finish line every day.

The Adventure Tours are optional. Guests must register for the adventure tours and reserve a spot for each day. We recommend that you do this prior to the start of the event, as some of these days will be booked to capacity before January. Any day that you do not attend an adventure tour, you will be transported by the race organization directly to the stage finish. The daily transport is just one of the many included benefits when you register as a guest to The Coastal Challenge.

The Coastal Challenge has extended this offering to any racer regardless of the category. Please see below for more information and the daily tour descriptions.

Rainforest Run Adventure Tour Program

  • Day 1 – Canopy walk and zip line in rainforest tour.
  • Day 2 – Rio Savegre whitewater rafting (class ll, lll, and lV rapids)
  • Day 3 – Horseback ride to Nauyaca Falls (beautiful cascades in jungle with natural basins/swimming holes)
  • Day 4 – Kayaking and beach activities in Uvita National Park
  • Day 5 – Boat trip to breathtaking Cano Island – includes snorkeling and hiking.
  • Day 6 – Nature hike inside Corcovado National Park to San Pedrillo Waterfall.

**Joining an adventure tour without advance booking through the Adventure Tour Package will cost $200.00 per adventure tour for non-competitors or $100.00 for competitors forced to retire from the race but that would still like to enjoy the tours.**

“Soft Adventure option”
Want to experience our Adventure Tours but don’t want to camp?

We now offer guests the opportunity to come to the main racer’s camp everyday, go on our Adventure Tours, and then return to nearby haciendas, hotels or bungalows for the evening.

As a guest you are still very much a part of the event. This means that with the exception of days 5 and 6 it will be necessary for you to change location each day order to stay close to the competition and the camp, a camp which will be moving Northwest daily toward the border with Nicaragua. This also means you’ll see “your” competitor daily and see some amazing parts of Costa Rica just like everyone else.
You will have a bilingual driver/guide and will travel by car, van or Tourismo shuttle, depending on the number of guests who choose this option. You will be dropped off each night to your hotel and picked up each morning according to a casual but functional itinerary based on the tour that day.

This price includes all meals at camp. Most of the hotels and haciendas have breakfasts included. This price does not include meals during the day that are not eaten in camp. The drivers will know where to get good and reasonably priced food. You’ll enjoy a fairly flexible itinerary each day based on your adventure tour and decide with your driver when to return to camp each day.

**Joining an adventure tour without advance booking through the Adventure Tour Package will cost $200.00 per adventure tour for non-competitors. Competitors forced to retire from the race but that would still like to enjoy the tours can do so for $100.00 per tour.**
If you have any other questions regarding any of these guest options please contact us at or call at 203-353-1608.

*All tours include professional Guide and transportation from one race camp location to another. Tours are based on a minimum of 12 people.*
*Itinerary Changes: Although not expected, we reserve the right to alter the sequence of the itinerary or substitute any scheduled stop at any time without prior notice in order to ensure the group’s maximum enjoyment of the tour.*

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All registration information, deposit and balance options and cancellation and refund policies can be found at our registration listing here.

We cannot make exceptions to our refund policy so we highly recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in case of unforeseen circumstances that may cause you to cancel.