Monday, March 3, 2014

Gigi Family Adventure 2014

Day 1 --- Arenal - Lost Iguana Resort
Lost Iguana Resort

Today you will be met at the airport by your private guide/driver and make the 2 1/2 hour drive to the area of the Arenal Volcano. You will be staying at the luxurious Lost Iguana which is home to some of the best views of the Arenal Volcano. (Meals: None)

Day 2 --- Arenal (Zipline & National Park ) - Lost Iguana Resort

We will get this trip started with one of the best adventures in all of Costa Rica. With over 77 different ziplines in the country we still think SkyTrek at Arenal is the best, with great views and some of the longest and fastest cables!

After the morning of zipping through the jungle we will make our way over to the National Park where we can take a hike on old lava flow. This is a nice hike through an area that is not overly crowded with tourists and it offers a glimpse at some of the best but hidden views of the volcano. 

In the afternoon you can spend some time in the thermal waters and in the evening we can take you out for dinner in the town of La Fortuna. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3 --- Arenal ( Caño Negro & Waterfall & Visit to The Springs Hotsprings for Dinner) - Lost Iguana Resort 

Today we are going to take you to a spot where we can promise you a lot of wildlife. Your guide will be pointing out all the different speices of monkeys and sloths as you float through the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

After the wildlife float we'll hike down 500 stairs to one of the most scenic waterfalls in Costa Rica. This is the La Fortuna Falls and you'll get a chance to swim at the pools in the bottom and take pictures with these marvelous falls in the backdrop. 

In the evening we will take you to one of the finest spots in the area with a meal and time to relax at The Springs Resort allowing you to have a nice dinner and time in some of the finest hotsprings in the area. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Hola Gigi!

Day 4 --- Free Day - Lost Iguana Resort 

Well, after three days of fun we will be making this a free day. There is plenty to do in the area such as Stand Up Paddle board, canyoneering, horseback riding, and much more or you can relax around the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5 --- Travel to Beach (Cuna de Angel - Deluxe Room) 

Today you will wake up well rested and say your good-byes to the hotsprings and the Arenal Volcano which you develop a relationship with after a few days. We will make the drive to the area just south of Manuel Antonio around the Dominical and Uvita area. This is a bit less touristy spot but still close enough to everything and offers the mountain meeting the sea affect that we talked about on the phone.

This is one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the country and absolutely perfect for families looking to do a little more than just be beach bums. (Meals: Breakfast)

La Fortuna Falls

Day 6 --- Raft Savegre (Cuna de Angel - Deluxe Room) 

One of our favorite activities is rafting and doing it in a half-day trip from the beach makes it that much more fun! We will leave in the morning and raft the Savegre River which is filled with some great rapids keeping everyone soaked from start to finish. This is considered the cleanest river in all of Central America and is a beautiful run with hikes to waterfalls and a river lunch.

In the afternoon we can watch the sunset at the beach and relax at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 7 --- Surf Classes (Cuna de Angel - Deluxe Room) 

Today we will head to the beach and test our skills in the water. We will have private surf lessons teaching us the basics on learning to surf. The afternoon will be spent perfecting our skills. For lunch we will take you to a nearby local surf spot for lunch. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Learning to Surf

Day 8 ---  Waterfall Rappel Nauyaca (Cuna de Angel - Deluxe Room) 

Nauyaca Falls
Another one of our favorite tours is the Nauyaca Waterfall. This is a beautiful waterfall that measures up to 300ft and cascades in two falls making for one of the most scenic waterfall in all of the Americas. The access is a bit remote and we choose to rappel down into the falls from the top. After we rappel down into the falls we will then hike down to the bottom section and swim at the bottom of the falls. Here we will have lunch prepared for you and enjoy an unforgettable day of rappelling, swimming and buena vista.

In the afternoon it is back to the beach to have more time in the sand and catch another sunset. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 9 --- Free Day or Visit Volleyball Project (Cuna de Angel - Deluxe Room) 

Today we will get the best out of our last day. We will have a number of options or we can head into the touristy area of Manuel Antonio and make a visit to the park which has more people than monkeys, sometimes, but still a nice day trip if your looking for a relaxing day. (Meals: Breakfast)

Manuel Antonio.
Day 10 -- Beach Day or Travel to San Jose o Visit Volleyball Project

Depending on your flight home on day 11 we can head back to San Jose and stay closer to the airport or we can spend the last night at the beach and head out in the morning. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 11 -- Fly Home!

Today you will say good-bye to your guide and new friends and make the trip back to the San Jose Airport. (Meals: Breakfast)

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