Sunday, January 19, 2014

Muncy Costa Rica Family Adventure 2014

Day 1 -- Arrive & Drive to Casa Turire (2 Suites)
Casa Turire Hotel

Today your private naturalist guide will meet you outside of the airport and you will make your way to the area of Turrialba in one of our luxurious 4x4 vehicles. This is a 2 1/2 hour drive from the San Jose Airport (SJO) taking you through the capital city and then through rural coffee plantations. Your final destination will be the Casa Turire Hotel which happens to  be one of our favorites. This is a small 16 bedroom boutique hotel located on a lake with excellent views of the smoking Turrialba Volcano. (Meals: None)

Day 2 -- Raft Pacuare  (Casa Turire)

Today the adventure begins after we enjoy breakfast at the Casa Turire hotel we'll head to the world famous Pacuare River. The Pacuare River is listed by National Geographic as one of their top five most scenic rivers on the planet. We put in up river and spend half the day rafting on your private rafting adventure. Your guides will prepare a lunch on the river for you surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. After lunch we will raft a little more and drive back to the comfy and luxurious Casa Turire where you can relax at the pool or hot tub.

Raft Pacuare
In the evening we have the option of taking you to a local village to enjoy one of the best home-cooked meals of the week and get a look at Costa Rican rural life at one of the most scenic mountain villages in the country, Sitio de Mata.  (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 3 -- Drive to Arenal (Observatory-Rooms) (2 Smithsonian Rooms)

Today we will spend the morning traveling to the Observatory Lodge. We will make some interesting stops along the way and arrive to the Observatory after lunch.

 This is a perfectly cone-shaped volcano and another must see area of Costa Rica. Your rooms are located away from the touristy area in the Observatory Lodge offering you miraculous views and immersed in nature as the hotel property connects to the Arenal National Park. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4 -- Zipline & Hike Park (Observatory)

Today we will take you on an incredible zipline adventure. With over 77 ziplines in the country this is still by far our favorite. The views are unmatched and it makes for a great way to get expansive views of the Arenal Lake and Volcano.

In the afternoon we will take a hike to the Arenal National Park where you'll trek on some of the old lava flow of the volcano. Afterwards, we can take you into the town of La Fortuna to enjoy a meal or you can relax at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)
Arenal Volcano

Day 5 -- Hike to La Fortuna Falls & drive to (Si Como No) (2 Superior Rooms)

Today you are going to take a 25 minute hike to see one of Costa Rica's most scenic waterfalls. This is actually a more scenic waterfall than the one you were going to rappel.

After the hike to La Fortuna Falls we will make our way to the Central Pacific Coast and the area of Manuel Atnonio. Here you will find the most scenic beach in all of Costa Rica. You will be staying at the Si Como No Resort which has fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio Park. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Hiking to (Not Rappeling)
Day 6 -- Mangrove Kayak (Si Como No)

The next two days are a little less on adventure and more focused on seeing wildlife with your naturalist guide. Today we will venture into the mangroves nearby and each of you will have your individual kayak. We will float slowly down the river seeing a number of different species of monkeys, sloths, and birds.

In the afternoon we will head to the beach and enjoy the afternoon with our feet in the sand or maybe even trying some surfing. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 -- Tour Park (Si Como No)

Today you'll get an early start with your naturalist and tour Manuel Antonio National Park. Here you will hike the most scenic coastal area of Costa Rica. This is a small park but filled with lots of wildlife.
Manuel Antonio

In the afternoon it is back to the hotel or relax at the beach. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 8 -- Fly Home!

Today we will make the 2 1/2 hour drive back to the San Jose Airport (SJO) for your flight home. (Meals: Breakfast)

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