Saturday, April 30, 2011

Haven Family Sample Adventure Itin

Day 1 ------ Arrive and Drive to Turrialba Area (Casa Turire)

Don't Look down!
We agree, with one week in Costa Rica, San Jose should not be first on the list. So your private guide and driver will meet you outside of the airport and drive you to just outside of Turrialba. Here you will see the beautiful smoking Turrialba Volcano from your hotel. The Casa Turire Hotel is a great spot for relaxing, great food, enjoying the pools, and best of all the nearby rivers for rafting. When you arrive dinner can be at the hotel. (Meals included: None)

Day 2 ------ Whitewater Rafting Adventure (Casa Turire)

Rafting with Kids 
Today we will take you to a nearby river for whitewater rafting. We will keep everyone nice and wet but we will also keep you in the boat. We operate this tour and it will be private that way we can go at your own pace. If you are up for it after the whitewater rafting we will visit a local village where you can meet Dona Fressy who often makes some of the best homecooked meals out of her home for our guests in one of Costa Rica's most beautiful mountain villages Sitio de Mata. If you're up for just relaxing, we can head straight back to the hotel after rafting.

Day 3 ------ Drive to Trogon Lodge (Trogon Lodge)

Kids sleeping behind the Waterfall
Today we will get an early start after breakfast and make our way to the top of Costa Rica's tallest mountain range. We will be staying in a lodge at 9,000ft where the kids can turn on a fire place and you will live the Costa Rican mountain life. There is a great hike to a waterfall that is nice and easy nearby the lodge. You will love this place it is surrounded by nature and a small and beautiful setting. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 4 ------ Enter the Cave (Sleep Behind a Waterfall)

Today is the day we head out of the lodge around 7am and make our way to the Cave where we will begin the intense hike but kids can do this. (The kids always love the cave and the wives always enjoy it but really love where you stay after the cave Arenas del Mar) We will go at our own pace and if absolutely needed we can get a horse to ride up but all should be ok. Once we arrive to the Cave we will have lunch and then get geared up for the rappel. Here we will rappel a 120ft waterfall back down into the cave of where we will be sleeping. This is an amazing adventure that if the kids like hiking, it is one of a kind. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Hola Haven's
Day 5 ------- Visit Diamante Waterfall, hike out of Cave, and Drive to Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)


Today you will wake up to the sound of the waterfall. We will get some breakfast which will be cooked for us right in the Cave (it is actually more of a cavern then a cave). Then we will take a short little hike to give you a view from the top of the highest waterfall in Costa Rica which Diamante at 600ft high. After the hike we will head out of the cave and drive to Manuel Antonio which is just one hour away and you will be staying in Arenas del Mar which, one of our favorite place in all of Manuel Antonio. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 6 --------- Visit National Park Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)

With still more monkeys than people, (just barely) we will be visting the National Park of Manuel Antonio. This is an easy hike and a great spot to see some wildlife. Your guide will walk you through and introduce you to many new wildlife friends. You'll also learn about the lowland tropical rainforest. It is here that after the hike you can enjoy some of the nicest beaches in all of Costa Rica or you can go back to the hotel and enjoy the beach there which actually has less people. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 --------- Day to Relax at the Beach and/or Zipline (Arenas del Mar)

Manuel Antonio National Park
Today is your day to finish the book you might not have even had time to start or just relax at the beach. If you wanted you could do the zipline adventure as a half day option today or on day 6 after visiting the park.  If you wanted to make this a 7 day itin you could plan your flight home today and we could have you at the airport in two hours using the new highway back to the San Jose Airport (SJO).  (Meals: Breakast)

Day 8 ---------- Transfer to the San Jose Airport and Fly Home!

Today is the day to make the trip back to the airport and start planning your second Costa Rica Adventure!

1 comment:

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