Today you will be met at the airport by your private guide and driver. We will make the two and a half hr. drive to the world famous Arenal Volcano. This is a perfectly cone-shaped volcano. Los Lagos Hotel offers excellent views of the volcano. When we arrive w'll enjoy dinner and have an orientation to get you ready for the week's itinerary. (Meals: Dinner)
Feb 13 - Zipline and National Park & Don Juan (Los Lagos)
W'll start today with some adventure. This is your day to zipline through the rainforest canopy at 700ft high with astonishing views of the volcano and Lake Arenal. Along with ziplining we will also take a tram ride through the canopy of the rainforest. On this rise you'll see and learn about the incredible biodiversity in and around the upper layers of the rainforest.
After the zipline we will head to the Arenal Volcnao National Park. This is a beautiful park and a chance to get an up-close look at the lava flow. This is a relatively easy hike, most of it is flat and you'll get the best possible look at the volcano.
We'll then make our way to one of our favorite spots in Costa Rica and that is the Don Juan Organic Farm. Here you will not only learn how cow poop cooks your dinner but you'll walk through Don Juan's two acre organic farm and learn the importance and possibilities of farming organically. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Feb 14 - Travel to Sitio de Mata (Los Lagos)
After breakfast we will load up into the bus and travel to the homestays. This is a stop that we promise will be on the top of your favorite list. We will arrive to the village of Sitio de Mata just in time for lunch. Our homestay families will be waiting for us. We will introduce you to your families and have an afternoon of activities and fun planned such as learning how to make tortillas and different cultural activities.
In the evening the homestay families will put on an event for you filled with traditional song and dance. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Feb 15 - Enter Pacuare River (Pacuare Ecolodge)
Today you will spend the morning in the homestays and we will head out after lunch to the Pacuare Ecolodge. This is a brand new ecolodge that sits on the bank of the Pacuare River and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding primary rainforest.
Feb 16 – Raft Pacuare River and Travel to Caribe (Villas Caribe)
Today is another unforgettable day. We will make our way down the Pacaure River whitewater rafting. You will enjoy some of the finest scenery on the planet. We will pass by canyon walls that rise 300ft straight up and waterfalls that fall 200ft into the river. This is an unforgettable day and filled with rapids to keep us soaked and having fun all day!
In the afternoon we will make our way to the Caribbean Coast where we will arrive to our next hotel which sits on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Feb 17 - Beach Day (Villas Caribe)
Today is your day to relax at the beach. We will be visiting the beach of Punta Uva where we will have some snorkeling gear and you can walk off shore and visit some of the nearby corals. We will also have some time to visit the town of Puerto Viejo where you may want to do some souvenir shopping. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Feb 18 - Fly home!
It's an early start this morning to head back to the airport to catch your flights home! (Meals: Breakfast)