Family Adventure: 9 days / 8 nights
Catering to all ages of the adventurous family, this trip will take you all to Sarapiqui River rapids, active Arenal Volcano, horse back riding, guided hikes, soothing hot springs , amazing encounters with crocodiles and a rewarding time at the beach. Dare to extend your stay for more days at the beach.
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San Jose - white water rafting in Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano National Park - horse back riding in Arenal – Hot Springs - Lake crossing to Monteverde – Monteverde cloud forest treetop walkways – Tarcoles River Safari - Central Pacific beach
USD$2990 p/ family
USD$3415 p / family
May and June 2013
Dec 01 to April 30, 2013
|**Important notice||Based on a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children (under 11) sharing room with their parents. Max. 2 kids per room.|
B=breakfast, L=lunch, PL= pic-nic lunch D=dinner
Day 1. San Jose arrival.
We will be picking you up at the airport to take you to your hotel in San Jose . Here will be forwarded to you a packet with all the necessary information for your trip. Overnight in Casa Conde Hotel & suites.
Day 2. San Jose / white water rafting in Sarapiqui / Arenal Volcano (B, L).
Leave after breakfast over the Central Volcanic highlands to arrive on our Caribbean slope for a white water rafting trip in the Sarapiqui River . Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way, learn about: coffee, the altitudinal changes in the country, and experience the change in temperature from one place to the next. After a nice and active white water rafting, Class II-III enjoy local food for lunch. Continue this afternoon to the area of Arenal. Arenal Volcano is the most active volcano we have and it is impressive when red-glowed material flows down from the volcano's slope at night.
Overnight in Montana de Fuego Hotel.
|Casa Conde Hotel & Suites||
Montana de Fuego Hotel
Day 3. horse back riding in Arenal / volcano hike & hot springs (B, D)
This morning after breakfast get on long pants and bring your cap too, for you will be going on a nice horse back riding trip. You will go through trails in secondary forest and pasture land. Back at your hotel by noon. At mid afternoon you will be picked up to go for a guided walk in Arenal Volcano National Park , followed by a nice evening at the hot springs . Enjoy a hearty dinner at the hot springs.
Overnight in Montana de Fuego Hotel.
Sloth Costa Rica
Day 4. Lake Arenal crossing / Monteverde (B)
Continue this day to Monteverde crossing Lake Arenal . Your transport by land, by boat and then by land passes beautiful landscapes as you continue to the Green Mountain of Monteverde. Time in the afternoon for a leisure walk in the town of Santa Elena , explore the main attractions of Monteverde on your own. Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge.
Day 5. Cloud forest in Monteverde (B)
This morning go for a guided walk in the Monteverde cloud forest treetop walkways: simply the best way to observe the cloud forest canopy with the advantage of being able to take your time to observe each of the forest levels. The total length of the walk is for almost 3Km, in which you will go across eight bridges of lengths ranging from 50m to 170m at altitudes from 12m to 60m. It will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours of amusing walking. At your leisure the remaining part of the day, optional tours: canopy tour, guided night tour, a spa treatment at your hotel, etc.Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge.
Costa Rica Flowers
Day 6. Jungle crocodile safari at Tarcoles River / to the beach (B)
After breakfast continue to the beach. After the days of exploring the lush forest of Sarapiqui , Arenal and Monteverde it is time to go to the beach. So depart Monteverde down the slope and on to the Central Pacific beaches. On the way enjoy a nice guided boat ride for the jungle crocodile safari tour. Amazing crocodiles and abundant birdlife along the Tarcoles River and mangroves, lunch here. Plenty time this afternoon to enjoy the blue waters of the Pacific as they receive the sunset.
Overnight in Punta Leona nature beach resort.
Tarcoles Crocodile Safari Tour
Trapp Family Lodge
Day 7. at the beach (B)
Full day at your leisure, at Punta Leona nature beach resort. Here, plenty of opportunities to go boogie boarding and building sand castles. And how about kayaking. Imagine cruising silently past spectacular cliffs full of pelicans and frigate birds in a craft pioneered by the Polynesians and perfected for tourism here in Costa Rica . Several choices of other tours or just relax.Overnight in Punta Leona nature beach resort.
Punta Leona Beach
Day 8. back to San Jose . (B)
Leisure morning at the beach, enjoy a leisure breakfast and some time to take a dip in the water. Our transport will pick you up at noon to head to San Jose . (or extend your stay).
Trip includes :
--airport to/from transfers
--all ground private transport as described
-- Lake crossing shuttle to Monteverde
--2 nts in San Jose, Casa Conde Hotel & Suites
--2 nts in Montaña de Fuego Hotel.
--2 nts in Trapp Family Lodge
--2 nts in Punta Leona Beach Resort
Tours as described in itinerary:
--White water rafting in Sarapiqui River
--Horse-back riding tour in Arenal
--guided walk in Arenal Volcano National Park
-- hot springs with dinner
--Guided natural history walk in Monteverde treetop walkways
Meals: 8 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
Taxes and fees for all included features.
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