Day 1 ----------- Arrive and Drive to Sanchiri (Sanchiri Hotel)
Located outside the Central Valley on your way to the town of Turrialba we will make our first stop at a small family-wned hotel. This hotel has been around for years and has just recently been re-furbished. It is not a 5-Star resort but very clean, amazingly friendly service, and has a 10-Star view. The view of the Orosi Valley down below is one that few tourist when visiting Costa Rica get the chance to see. I really feel this is a great treat to stay here and a perfect way to start off the trip. (Meals: Dinner)
Day 2 ------- Drive to Turrialba Volcano Homestays (Click Here to See Sitio de Mata Village)
MEET THE SITIO DE MATA FAMILIES
Day 3 ------------- Visit Tapanti National Park (Sitio de Mata Village)
Today we will enjoy breakfast in the village as we say good morning to the Turrialba Volcano. After breakfast we will make our way to the Tapanti National Park. This happens to be one of the most scenic parks in all of the country and is an amazing area for our naturalist guide to give the students an introduction to the different ecosystems of Costa Rica. We will need to get an early start as Tapanti gets quite a bit of rain but no worries it is all part of being in the rainforest. After we visit the park we will head back to the village to enjoy some activities in the afternoon which will consist of dance classes or some local cooking classes. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 4 ---- Community Day: Soccer Game, Visit School, & Fiesta w/Families (Sitio de Mata Village)
Day 5 ------ Two Day Raft Pacuare River Trip (Arenal Hotel)
Today we will raft what National Geographic as listed as one of the top five senic rivers on the planet. The Pacuare River is filled with waterfalls and canyons from start to finish. We will be rafting for around three hours in class III & IV rapids which will keep everyone plenty wet. To our right will be the Cabecar Indian Tribe. These are one of the eight different Indian tribes that live in Costa Rica. The Pacuare River is also surrounded by virgin rainforest from the time we put in to the time we take out. We will make our way just under 1/2 way down the river where we will stop and camp. All the camping and gear will be set up for us and dinner will be prepared. This is a chance to be surrounded by jungle and nature for the night and sleep to the sound of the river. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 6 -------- Leave Pacuare River and Drive to Arenal Volcano (Arenal Hotel)
Day 7 ------- National Park & Don Juan Organic Farm (Arenal Hotel)
Day 8 ---------- Drive to Airport & Fly Home!!!
Today we will make the drive to the airport and catch the fight back home and start planning your next Costa Rica Vacation.
Cost: $1,270/person (Based on 4 students to a room)
Triple Room: $1320
Double Room: $1350
Includes: All private transportation with driver & guide, all meals listed (20 meals included), all tours and adventures listed, and all lodging.