Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sample 8 Day Adventure Itin

Day 1 ----- Arrive & Drive to Turrialba (Casa Turire)

Today your guide and driver will meet you outside the San Jose Airport and you'll drive through the capital city of San Jose and then through rural Costa Rica as you make your way to the area of Turrialba. Here you will be staying in the beautiful Casa Turire Hotel  which is located on a lake with excellent views of the smoking Turrialba Volcano. Depending on your flight arrival we can take you into a local mountain village for dinner and a chance for the kids to interact with some of our local friends.  (Meals: None)

Day 2 ----- Raft Pacuare (Pacuare Lodge)

Pacuare Lodge
National Geographic has this river listed as one of the top five rivers on the planet and the scenery is absolutely jaw-dropping. After breakfast in the hotel we will make our way to the area of La Cruz where we will begin our adventure on the Pacuare. We will spend half of the day rafting, visiting waterfalls, and having a river lunch as we raft our way to the Pacuare Lodge. The Pacuare Lodge is one of a kind on the Pacuare River and a perfect blend of ecolodge and luxury. Your time at the lodge will be spent completely surrounded by nature and the nearby river. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Nayara Hotel & Spa
Day 3 ----- Raft Canyon & Drive to Arenal (Nayara Hotel)

Today we will take on more rafting as we visit the Pacuare Canyon which is home to the larger class IV rapids of the Pacuare and the most picturesque area of the river. The rafting today will be intense and we will be rafting as a team enjoying some of the finest scenery on Earth along with some very adventurous rapids. When we take out of the river in the town of Siquirres we will drive north to the Arenal Volcano. Here we will be staying in the luxurious Nayara Hotel which is considered one of the finest in all of Costa Rica. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4 ----- Zipline & Nature Reserve (Nayara Hotel)

Let the adventure continue as we drive to the other side of the volcano where it opens up to some of the best views of the Arenal Lake and the volcano. Here we will be doing the zipline. With over 77 different ziplines in the country this stands as still my favorite and best operated. The zipping will take us on 8 cables that hang almost 1km long and up to 700ft high. This is an adventure you will not want to miss! After the ziplining we'll make go to the Nature Reserve of Danaus where you will get a chance to learn about and see all the different critters in the rainforest. After the nature reserve you will have time to relax in the beautiful suites of Nayara. If you're up for it we will take you out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the area. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Can you Handle this Itinerary?
Day 5 ----- Drive to Pacific Coast (Arenas del Mar)

Today we'll drive to the Central Pacific to an area known as Manuel Antonio. You will be staying at Arenas del Mar which is a perfectly located small hotel with a private beach. The views are breath-taking and this is one of our favorite places in all of Costa Rica. The drive is long and will take around 4 1/2 hours but very scenic. You do have the option of flying from the Arenal area down to Quepos if you do not want to spend your day in a car. We will arrive to Arenas del Mar Resort just after lunch so you'll have time to check in and spend the rest of the day relaxing. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 6 ----- Surf Lessons & Relax (Arenas del Mar)

Surf Classes

Well the kids are back at it with some adventure and you are welcome to join in the surf classes. Costa Rica is known for having some of the best waves in the world. Don't worry we know the perfect beaches for learning and you will spend the day getting lessons and learning how to surf from some of Costa Rica's experts. In the afternoon after a day of fun in the sun you can relax at the Arenas del Mar Resort and we can take you out to eat in the evening if you would like.

Day 7 ----- Rappel Waterfall (Arenas del Mar)

Waterfall Rappel
Today we will make the 1 hour drive south only because it is completely worth it. This is very unique experience and one of the most exciting adventures we offer. We'll be rappeling down a canyon with 5 different waterfalls. Between each waterfall we'll be swimming through pools to get to the next waterfall. The adrenaline will be pumping and it is a great way to spend your last day in Costa Rica. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 8 ------ Fly Home!

Today we will drive you to the San Jose Airport to catch your flight home and start planning your return trip to Costa Rica! (Meals: Breakfast)

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