Monday, May 23, 2011

Haven Sample Itin

Day 1 ------- Arrive and drive to Villa Blanca Cloud forest (Villa Blanca)

Today you will arrive and make the 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the Villa Blanca Hotel which is located at a higher elevation nothing like Naples. This will be a nice area to arrive early afternoon and then take a night hike. I happen to enjoy the insects on the night hike much more than the Spice Tour also. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ------- Zipline & Arrive to Nayara Hotel (Nayara Hotel)

Today you will spend the morning ziplining in the nearby cloud-forest. This is a great zipline because it has the tarzan swing and the last cable is a superman cable. The superman cable means you lay down and are hooked up from you back and you fly across the jungle like superman. In the afternoon you will arrive to the Nayara Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3 -------- Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall & Visit Nature Reserve (Nayara Hotel)

Today you will start out by hiking to one of the most beautiful waterfall in all of Costa Rica. Here you will get the chance to hike 500 steps down to the bottom. It is worth the hike because you get to go swimming at the bottom of the hike. In the afternoon you will take the hike to look for some animals. Here you can for sure see a sloth in this small nature reserve and some poisonous dart frogs are often easy to find also. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4 --------- Drive to Hacienda Tayutic (Hacienda Tayutic)

Drive time: 4 hours

Today you will drive to the Hacienda Tayutic which is one of our favorite places to stay. This is one of our favorite because it is a unique place to stay. It is small with only 6 rooms but has incredible views of the valley below. The service is excellent along with the food. The village around the Hacienda is filled with a bunch of kids that are always willing to play. We can even take the kids out to play soccer on day 5 with the locals if you think they would be up for it. There are also areas to hike to see sloths nearby the Hacienda also. We will plan on stopping along the way in an area called Sarapiqui which is known for having a lot of wildlife. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5 -------- Raft Pacuare River (Hacienda Tayutic)

Today you will raft the Pacuare River and then drive back to the Hacienda Tayutic. All of this is in the same area is is only 45 minutes from each other.

Day 6 ---------- Rappeling Adventure & Drive to San Jose Grano de Oro (Grano de Oro)

Drive time to San Jose: 2 1/2 hours

Today you will get the chance to rappel in the nearby waterfalls. This is a great adventure that the kids will enjoy. In the afternoon we will drive back to the San Jose area to be close to the airport. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 7 ----------- Fly Home!

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