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Itinerary: Volcano Tour: 5 Touring Days
Day 1 - Sunday
Arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. You will be picked up by a member of the MotoAdventures staff and transferred to the Hotel Marriott Courtyard, located in Escazu the best and most modern area of Costa Rica. Depending on your time of arrival, you can take the opportunity to visit the Multiplaza Mall, which is within walking distance from the hotel. Good hydration is recommended this first day in preparation for your ride.

Day 2 - Monday
Ride from Escazu to Jaco beach (on the Pacific Coast). This day is a very mountainous ride, covering forest with trails that include many river crossings, hill climbs and descents. Many of these trails have high berms in the corners making them a unique type of trail. We will have lunch in the town of Santa Marta and from there we take the Airplane Trail (above the clouds). The Airplane Trail will take us to Carara National Park where we will ride through rainforest trails that form a natural motocross track running approximately 20 miles. This portion of our tour brings us close to the Best Western Hotel at Jaco Beach. We overnight at Jaco Beach.

Day 3 - Tuesday
Stay in Jaco Beach. This day can be used as a free day to rest after the ride or to recover from the good nightlife Jaco Beach has offered you the night before. Today you can enjoy the many activities that Jaco Beach offers. You can simply relax on the beach or take one of the many tours offered at the front desk of the hotel. There is a wide variety of things to do in Jaco such as the Canopy Tour (highly recommended), crocodile safari, horse back riding, scuba diving, sport fishing, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding, waterfall hike or national reserve nature tour. If you're just itching to do more riding, Jaco has an excellent enduro loop that is part of the classic two-day Enduro Jaco Beach race.

Day 4 - Wednesday
Ride from Jaco Beach to the Aserri Mountains taking a different route than the one used to arrive at Jaco. We first ride a portion of the classic two day enduro trails that start our climb towards San Jose, again through the rain forest with many river and stream crossings. We'll stop in the town of Puriscal for lunch. From Puriscal, we take the Skyline Trail to Colon City (very scenic).

Then we start climbing towards Aserri on the new and already famous Bamboo Trail, which is a great narrow single track climb that starts in a bamboo forested river bed with many turns and berms. We then continue climbing through the coffee field trails, also featuring many turns and spectacular scenery, taking us to Hotel Alta Vista at 6,000 feet, with a spectacular view of the city of San Jose.

Day 5 - Thursday
Ride from Aserri to Volcano Turrialba Lodge. We start descending thru coffee field trails and some single track towards Cartago City (the old Capital of Costa Rica), then cross the valley where we'll find more scenery and cool temperatures as we gain altitude from 3,000 to 10,000 feet. The ride consists of many interesting single track trails through old pine tree forests and cloud forests. We even get to ride inside a volcano (dormant of course) and several different types of terrain including grassy, sandy, rocky and volcanic ash.

Day 6 - Friday
Ride from Volcano Turrialba Lodge to Escazu (west San Jose). On Friday we climb to Volcano Irazu National Park at 12,000 feet. From the National Park we take a narrow, volcanic single trail downhill into Cartago City where we will have lunch. From Cartago City, we take wider trails to the mountain area in Escazu. We will stay overnight in Escazu at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

Day 7 - Saturday
Free day in San Jose. This is a good time to take one of the many tours available. The most highly recommended and almost a must is white water rafting; a very good way to finish an exciting vacation. There is also the canopy tour, Aerial Rain Forest Tram, Arenal Lake and Volcano, coffee tour, Poas Volcano tour and many more. If you wish, we will transport you and your gear from the hotel to the airport for your return home.


 Our standard tour includes rental of a 2003 or 2004 Honda XR400R for five days, all fuel, six nights of lodging (Sunday through Friday) and all meals for five days (Monday through Friday). The total price of this package is $2,395.00 in US funds and is based upon double occupancy arrangements.

Flights are not included in the pricing, we can assit you with flights to coincide with the tour start dates, or you are free to  make your own travel arrangements to and from Costa Rica. You will need to provide your own airfare and meals on your day of arrival (Sunday) and your day of departure (Saturday).

Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policies
  1. A $500.00 reservation deposit per person is required to hold your tour reservation
  2. The balance of the tour price will be due 30 days prior to your arrival date
  3. In the event of a tour cancellation, you must notify us in writing no less than 60 days prior to departure. In this event, a $200 cancellation penalty will be required with the balance of any payments totally refundable.
  4. Cancellations made 60 to 30 days prior to departure date will result in the forfeiture of the full reservation deposit.
  5. Cancellations received during the period of 30 days prior to departure date will result in the forfeiture of 50% of the total tour price
  6. We can offer no refunds once the tour has commenced
  7. There are no refunds for any unused services
  8. All quoted prices and payments are in US dollars
The above policies are required due to the complex logistical issues and significant expenses the operator incurs while planning and reserving accommodations in advance of your tour.
Motorcycle Damage Insurance
We requires that our guests obtain motorcycle damage insurance prior to starting our tours. The new 2003 and 2004 Honda XR400R motorcycles represent a significant investment by the operator to provide you - our customer - with the finest offroad motorcycling experience possible. This motorcycle damage insurance is only for major damage to our motorcycles and not for the normal wear and tear and scratches associated with offroad riding and resulting from minor crashes.

We offer the following two motorcycle damage insurance options for our guests:

  1. A fully refundable damage deposit of $600 US (if no damage occurs). If the bike is severely damaged, the operator will deduct the amount for repairs from the deposit and return the unused balance of your deposit to you. If damage is in excess of $600 US occurs, you will not be liable for any amount in excess of your deposit.
  2. A non-refundable insurance payment of $100 US. If the bike is severely damaged, you will not be liable for any amount of the damage beyond your non-refundable deposit of $100 US.


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