Friday, September 9, 2011

Sample Itin Dec. 17th - Dec. 27th

Day 1 ---------- Arrive and Drive to Arenal Volcano (Nayara Resort)

Today you will be met outside the airport by your private guide and driver. You will drive to what has been voted one of the top hotels in all of Central America. The famous Nayara Resort sits right in front of the Arenal Volcano and is the perfect place to spend 3 days relaxing. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ---------- Zipline & Relax at Nayara Resort (Nayara Resort)

Today you can sleep in and enjoy the views of the volcano. We will make our way to the other side of the volcano and get ready for one of the best adventures in all of Costa Rica. The zipline will take you zipping through the rainforest with amazing views of the Arenal Lake and the active volcano. For the little one we have the gondola ride and a children's nature hike while the others are on the zipline. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3 ---------- Visit Nature Reserve - Sloths, Frogs, & Monkeys (Nayara Resort)

Today we'll visit a small nature reserve in the rainforest. It is an easy hike and is home to some of Costa Rica's most well known animals. You will get an up close look at the poisonous dart frogs, sloths, and monkeys. In the afternoon it is back to Nayara to relax. (Meals: Breakfast)
Welcome to Costa Rica kids!

Day 4 ---------- Fly to Pacific Coast (Beach House Rental)

Today we'll take you to the airport that is just 10 minutes from the hotel where you will take a in-country flight to the airport that is located on the Pacific coast. This will put you in close proximity to your next stop which will be a seven night house rental on the Pacific ocean. The house rental is one of a kind and is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, two streams that pass infront and on the side, and views of the Pacific. It is not in walking distance from the beach as it is where the mountain meets the sea so it would be a steep hike. Ask David Bernstein about the hike. He insisted on hiking because he said it was excellent excercise and I have to give him credit he did an amazing job. Because of availability it is not the same house  David was at, but it is just as nice and located in the same area. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 5 ---------- River Rafting on Easy Class I & II rapids (Beach House Rental)

Today we will all be going rafting! Even the little one gets to go as we'll be rafting some smaller rapids and plan on keeping everyone in the boat on these small rapids. It is still great fun to raft through the jungle and get a little wet on this half day tour. In the afternoon we can relax on the beach or back at the house. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Table of 6
Day 6 ---------- Relax at Beach (Beach House Rental)

Today we will tone it down a notch and either explore some of the local beaches or just relax at the house with the beautiful views and sounds of the jungle. There are many other things to do in the area and if the kids are looking for more things to do we can make it happen. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 7 ---------- Horseback to Waterfall (Beach House Rental)

Today we will do another half day tour to a nearby waterfall which is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful. Another option would be to rappel the waterfall which David did but we would have to let the little one stay at the top. We could then hike down to the bottom with the little one. The other option in which all could participate would be the horseback to the waterfall. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 8 ---------- Relax at Beach (Beach House Rental)

Today is your day to relax at the beach. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 9 ---------- Relax at Beach (Beach House Rental)

Relax at the beach. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 10 -------- Fly Home!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Modified Curtis Itin

Hola Doug!
Day 1 ----------- Arrive & Drive to Turrialba (Casa Turire Hotel)

Today we will meet you outside the airport (SJO) and transfer you to the first hotel. This will be Casa Turire which has amazing views of the Turrialba Volcano. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ----------- Raft Pacuare (Casa Turire Hotel)

Today we will take on the famous Pacuare River. We will make it a day trip and spend around five hours on the river doing rafting, hiking, and river lunch. In the afternoon we will make our way back to Casa Turire. If the kids are interested we can take them to see some local village dance performance of a children's group we work with in a nearby village for a little evening entertainment. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Pacuare River
Day 3 ----------- Travel to Pacific Coast (Necochea Inn)

Today we will make the drive over the highest mountain range in Costa Rica rising to 11,000ft. When we get to the top we will take a short hike to show you the famous Paramo's of the tropical regions. We will then make our descent to the Pacific coast and stay at the lovely Necochea Inn. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 4 ----------- Zipline & Tarzan (Necochea Inn)

Today we will be doing the Zipline and the Tarzan swing and the afternoon can be spent visiting some of the nearby beaches. (Meals: Breakfast)
Curtis family, party of 5 please.

Day 5 ----------- Surf Classes (Necochea Inn)

Today we will be taking on the waves of the Pacific. Surf classes will begin in the morning and we will stay at the beach for awhile. Before sunset we will mount some horses for a ride on the beach. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 6 ----------- Travel to Manuel Antonio & Beach Time (Arenas del Mar)

Food is going to get cold Doug
We will make the 40 minute drive north to the famous beach of Manuel Antonio. Often mentioned as one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, this is a great area to spend the last two nights. It is a little touristy but I have put you in the Arenas del Mar which is a magnificent place with incredible views just outside of the touristy area but close enough to get some shopping done and some solid R&R. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 ----------- R&R on Beach & Shop (Arenas del Mar)

Today is the day to get the R&R, shop, and have an amazing last night sunset dinner in one of Costa Rica's most beautiful areas. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 8 ----------- Travel to Airport (Arenas del Mar)

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home!