Saturday, January 29, 2011

Austin Sample Itin March 2011

Day 1 ------- Arrive and Drive to Grano de Oro (Grano de Oro Hotel)

Could be your family raft Austin!!!
Today we will meet you outside the airport with your driver & guide and take you to your first hotel, The Grano de Oro hotel is small but one of the finest in the area. The kids will enjoy that it was the former family home of the Pozuelo family. The Pozuelo family is responsible for the best cookies on the planet which are made here in Costa Rica. I know your kids Austin are not super young but a good cookie is a good coookie. (Meals: None)

Day 2 -------- Visit Poas Volcano Crater and Rappel a 200ft waterfall (Grano de Oro Hotel)

Toda we will visit the active volcano crater of Poas. This ia great day to learn how Costa Rica was formed and the many different interesting facts about the volcanos of Costa Rica. We will drive to the top of the crater where we will take a short hike through the cloud-forest. Here you will be able to look down into the crater. After looking into an active volcano crater we will head to a nearby waterfall that measures 200ft from top to bottom. This is one of my favorite rappels in the country and it is quite the adventure for everybody. In the evening we will head back to the Grano de Oro Hotel where we will rest up for day three of rafting. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 3 ---------- Raft Pacuare River and Drive to Arenal Volcano (Nayara Resort)

Today we will get an early start and head to the Pacuare River. This river National Geographic has listed as one of the top 5 rivers on the planet. It is filled with waterfalls, canyons, rainforest, and class III & IV rapids which will keep you plenty wet. We operate our trips private just for you guys so we are not on a large commercial rafting trip it will just be your raft. After the rafting we will make the drive to the Nayara Resort. This is one of the top 4-Star resorts on the planet. I think the only place that likes this resort more than I is TripAdvisor which I guess is a good thing. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4 ----------- La Fortuna Waterfall, Nature Hike, & HotSprings (Nayara Resort)

Today we will make our way to the La Fortuna Falls. This is a nice little hike but well worth it. The La Fortuna Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica. Here we will have a chance to swim in the swimming hole down at the bottom of the waterfall. After the waterfall it is time to educate the kids a little bit on a nature hike. Here we will walk through the rainforest and keep it interesting as we go over some of the most important parts of the Tropical Rainforest and see some animals along the way. In the evening you get to relax as you enjoy the hotsprings. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5 ------------ Zipline (Nayara Resort)
View from your room 

Today you will enjoy a zipline that is by far the best in the country. Not only is it the fastest and longest but of course the safest also. This zipline is on the side of an active volcano.  What more could you ask for? After the zipline you get some time to relax in the Nayara Resort and enjoy the grounds of the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 6 ------------ Drive to Pacific Coast (Casa Belmar)

Today is a travel day and we will drive to the Pacific Coast. Here we will enjoy the views along the way as we make the drive through the cloud-forest and down the coast. We will get an early start so we get to spend the afternoon at the beach. Our final destination is just south of Dominical. We will be staying in the luxurious home of Casa Belmar. You will be the only clients we have staying in this home and we operate privately for our groups. There is a small staff on hand that lives on the grounds who attends to your needs and has breakfast cooked for you in the morning and the coffee ready. This home is on the Pacific surrounded by rainforest with breath-taking views of the ocean, sound of waves, and the chance to watch sunsets as you sit in your infinite pool. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 ------------- Surf Classes & Relax at Beach (Casa Belmar)

Surfs up!
Costa Rica is known as one of the best surf destinations around. If the kids are up for it we can do a morning surf class and they can test their skills on the waves. If not we can just body surf and play in the sand. There are places to go out and eat in the area and a number of different places to visit such as rivers, different types of beaches, or just relax at Casa Belmar. Austin, I do not have the horseback listed on this itin and I do realize that you heck it off. What we can do is leave it optional and if you feel up to it we can squeeze it in at the Arenal Volcano or during one of these beach days. (Meals: Breakfast)

 Day 8 ------------- Beach Day (Casa Belmar)

Today is your day just to relax at the beach and enjoy the ocean. If you wanted to do a snorkel tour we could sign up for that. They have the option of going out on a boat and doing half day or full day tours and also a chance to looking for some dolphins & whales. (Meals: Breakfast)

Hola, Austin & Fam!
Day 9 -------------- Fly Home!

Today we drive back to the airport and catch the flight home.

1 comment:

  1. Costa Rica is known as one of the best surfing destinations around the world.
    places like jaco beach offrecen incgreibles activities for the whole family.