Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Miami Country Day Costa Rica 2012

Learn Biomimicry with a Blue Morph
 Day 1:  (Jan. 29th) ----- Arrive and Drive to Pacific Coast (Pacific Beach Hotel)

Today we will meet you at the airport and drive to the Central Pacific. We will arrive in the early afternoon and everyone can dip their feet in the waters of the Pacific. We will then get some rest after a long day of traveling and ready for the big hike to sleep behind the waterfall. (Meals: Dinner)

Day 2:  (Jan. 30th) ----- Hike, Rappel, & Sleep Behind Waterfall (Sleep Behind Waterfall)

Today we will make the 20 minute drive into the mountains and then begin the hike. This is a pretty intense hike and the kids always do fine but they should understand it is a 1 hour and 30 minute hike of stairs. It is a great challenge and well worth it when arriving to one of the most scenic areas in all of Costa Rica. When we arrive we will gear up and rappel down a waterfall. Those that do not want to rappel can just relax behind the waterfall enjoying the views and sound of the tropical rainforest. All meals will be included in the cavern. There are bathrooms, showers, beds, and linens are all provided during your stay. This is camping but not roughing it by any means. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 3:  (Jan. 31st) ----- Hike to another waterfall and then travel to Sanchiri Hotel (Sanchiri)

Today we will hike a little bit more and visit another waterfall. Here the kids leap off a 15 foot waterfall into a beautiful pool where then can then enjoy swimming at the bottom. The hike to the top is not too strenuous and well worth being at the top of this canyon looking at numerous waterfalls that fall down the canyon. We will also visit the tallest waterfall in all of Costa Rica called the Diamante Falls which is around 600ft. We will be able to look out over the horizon and see the Pacific coastline from sitting at the top of Costa Rica's tallest waterfall.  Then we'll hike out of the cavern where the buses will be waiting for us and we will make our way to the town just before Turrialba. The hotel we will be staying in has one of the best views in all of Costa Rica. We will be looking out over the Orosi Valley and staying at the Sanchiri Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 4:  (Feb.  1st) ----- Enter Pacuare River 2-Day Adventure (Pacuare River Lodge)

We will wake up and enjoy breakfast at Sanchiri. We'll leave the hotel around 8:30am and head to the upper part of the Pacuare River. Here we will begin our two day Pacuare Trip. If the rafting was your favorite part of the trip then this year we will make sure you get plenty of it. We will start a little farther up river than last year and you will get two days of rafting. Probably our favorite adventure for all student groups is our night on the river. Here we will be staying at the Pacuare Tent-camp Lodge. This is sleeping in tents but again it is not roughing it. The tents are above ground, there is a social/dining area, bathrooms & showers, and an area just to relax sitting in hammocks with views downstream. You will be surrounded by the rainforest for two days and wake up to the sound of the river. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 5:  (Feb. 2nd) ----- Day 2 of Rafting Pacuare River (La Condesa Hotel)

Today we will take on the larger rapids of the Pacuare. We will wake up and have all day to spend on the river. It is great to be right at the river so early which allows us to get an early start and make some hikes to different waterfalls along the way. We will take some educational hikes through the rainforest and make it a day full of education and adventure from start to finish. When we take out of the river we will make our way back to La Condesa Hotel which is a very nice hotel just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 6:  (Feb.  3rd) ----- Fly Home!

Back to Miami!

Do you know how the kingfisher was used by Biomimics?

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