COSTA RICA NATURE AND ADVENTURE          
                                                    
 
Costa Rica Adventure Package for 8 days/ 7 nights tour special for those looking for adventure in Costa Rica: White water rafting, Zip Lining, Canyoning, Biking, Hiking and Snorkeling !!

High Season: 1st December - 30th April 2011
US$ 870 per person in double room 

Low Season: 1st May - 30th November 2010
US$ 860 per person in double room 

*Price may change depending on the season. Please contact us for more info.

 


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Includes:

  • Lodging and taxes 7 nights and 8 days in: Hotel Balmoral in Standard Room, Hotel Villa Florencia in Standard room and La Costa de Papito in Bungalow 
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch on Days 4 & 5
  • Tours : Canyoning Tour, Biking in Turrialba, Pacuare River White Water Rafting, Hiking  and Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park, Crazy Monkey Canopy Tour
  • Shuttle Transfers (Air conditioning transportation):
    - Airport - Hotel Balmoral (in San Jose) - Airport
    - San Jose - Villa Florencia (in Turrialba)
    - Siquirres  -  La Costa de Papito (Puerto Viejo, Limon)
    - Puerto Viejo - Hotel Balmoral (in San Jose)
    - Hotel - International Airport 

DAY BY DAY DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Day 1               ARRIVAL

Arrival at the International Airport Juan Santamaria. Meet & greet by your driver. Shuttle transfer to your hotel in San José. After arrival to the Hotel, you can take the rest of the day to relax.

 

Founded in 1737, San Jose today is a sprawling metropolis. Costa Rica's capital and the largest city in the country, San Jose is considered to be among the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. Here, you can find not only good accommodations and hotels, but many wonderful museums, bars, restaurants, shopping centers, colorful markets and a fast paced night life.

A bustling city nestled inside a tropical paradise; San Jose sits in the center of the country in the Central Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous untouched cloud forests. Serving as a hub to the rest of the country, San Jose is the prefect place to use as a base camp to tour Costa Rica. With the Juan Santamaria International Airport just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose

 

Lodging: Balmoral Hotel or similar. Meals Included: None


Day 2        SAN JOSE - TURRIALBA

 

AM Shuttle service from San Jose to Turrialba Town

 

At an elevation of 2,118 feet above sea level, Turrialba is in a valley located in one of the last great tropical rain forests, on the Reventazon river; surrounded by coffee, sugar cane, and macadamia farms in the shadow of a dormant volcano.
It is located about an hour and a half east of San Jose (65 km), the nations' capital.

Turrialba services a population of 75,000. In the past it was an important stop on the old highway between San Jose and the Caribbean and for what was called "the jungle" train which was discontinued several years ago after a major earthquake. Turrialba offers universities, several high schools, cultural events and a friendly population of Turrialbenos who'll make you feel welcome in an instant.

The road into Turrialba winds its way through valleys with picturesque views. You can still see the un-used railroad tracks throughout the town. The old station is still in operation as a restaurant. The valley that Turrialba occupies was thought to have been a lake bed a millenia ago and is only 650 meters above sea level.

 

Lodging: Villa Florencia Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


PM Biking Tour

 

This tour will take bikers through the tropical plantations of CATIE. The   topography of the trails is not difficult. All level bike riders and children older than eight years old can enjoy this trip.

 

 During the bike ride, a guide will explain the great diversity of the forest and fruit plantations such as: café, cacao, sugar cane, citrus, plantains, bananas, macadamia, pineapple, mangostan, mango, avocados and many other exotic species from tropical countries. Bike riders will see the fruits in the plantations when it is the specific time of the year for the fruit.

Thanks to the diversity in flowers and fruits, the plantation is also an ideal site for the observation of birds, mammals and some reptiles.

 

Bike riders will finish the tour with a visit to the Tropical Botanical Garden, which has a collection of some of the most important tropical plants in the world. In the garden, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the colors, smells, textures and forms of the plants and their products.

Lodging: Villa Florencia Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

        

Day 4              RAFTING PACUARE RIVER, CLASS III-IV

The Pacuare River is ranked as one of the top five rivers in the world to white water raft. What earns the Pacuare River this acclaim is its eighteen miles of class III and class IV rapids and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Costa Rica. You will enjoy the thrill of the rapids, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds the river such as cascading waterfalls and a variety of tropical flora and fauna. We provide experienced, specialized rafting guides, top of the line equipment, and a day full of safe and exciting adventures on the Rio Pacuare

We begin the tour near the little town of Tres Equis located one hour east of Turrialba. Before entering the river, our guides give an important safety talk, familiarizing rafters with the necessary commands and safety instructions that you will need on the river. After practicing all of the commands and drills you will start rafting the river. Shortly after entering, the excitement kicks up a notch as you enter the first rapid, "Iniciación". You will quickly understand why some of the rapids have been labeled their specific names such as Huacas, Dos Montañas, El Indio and Cimarrones

As well as enjoying the thrill of the rapids, we also stop along to way to hike up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and to better enjoy some of the wildlife that we see along the way.

Halfway through the tour we stop at our camp which is located on a hillside in a bend of the river so you have a tremendous view of the Pacuare and the surrounding mountains. The guides prepare a delicious meal for you while you rest and enjoy the scenic views and the various flora and fauna of this region. After lunch, you continue your adventure down the river, braving more rapids and taking in the awesome surroundings. The tour stops when you reach a bridge in the town of Siquirres.

 

PM Transfer service to Puerto Viejo of Limon

 

Puerto Viejo is a small to medium sized Caribbean villiage on the Atantic coast of Costa Rica, south of Puerto Limon. Famed for its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and rich mix of latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Bribri indiginous culture, Puerto Viejo is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination.

The town of Puerto Viejo is rustic and charming. The only paved road is the main highway which runs along the coast from Limon to Manzanillo. The rest of the streets are dirt-paved, lined with hotels, restaurants, shops, and Caribbean style dwellings. The people of Puerto Viejo are open and friendly to tourists, and know how to show visitors a good time.

Most of the people in Puerto Viejo speak at least some English, as well as spanish and often Patois (the local Caribbean dialect), so if you are an English-speaking tourist you should have an easy time communicating. Tourists come here from all over the world, and Puerto Viejo is a great place to meet international travelers from many exotic countries.

Despite the recent rise in the tourist trade, Puerto Viejo has managed to maintain its small-town atmosphere and rustic local appeal. Most of the businesses in town are small and operated by the owners. In the streets, local artists and artisans sell their wares. The atmosphere is laid back and slow paced. Puerto Viejo is a great place to relax on the beautiful Caribbean shores of Costa Rica.

 

Lodging: La Costa de Papito or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

Day 5               CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK  TOUR

You will visit the many unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Cahuita National Park; its one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Its main attraction is a picture postcard reality of white sandy beaches, thousands of swaying palm trees, a calm sea of crystal-clear water and a live coral reef. In a glass fiber boat, plus Capitan and guide, you will be able to appreciate many different coral species, tropical fish and other.

You can practice the Snorkeling for 2 or 3 hours, in different places of the most important Coral Reef of Costa Rica. After the snorkeling, the boat's Capitan will take you to Cahuita Point. Right there, if you want, you can swim in the peaceful and warm water of the Caribbean Sea while you take a refreshment of tropical fruits.

In this tour there is also the option to enjoy the diversity of the forest on a hike in the Park where you will see many different species of flora and fauna, such as: Howler monkeys, White-faced monkey, Two-and Three-toed sloth, iguanas, spiders, Morpho's butterflies, birds, snakes and much more. Cahuita has a mixed forest with a lot of different kinds of trees and medicinal plants such as: Noni, the wonder fruit, which prevents 89 different kinds of illnesses. The guide will make a hike through the trail of the National Park, showing you the animals and the medicinal plants, and telling you the interesting history of Cahuita Town.

At the end the guide will take you to the restaurant El Típico Cahuita to enjoy a delicious Caribbean Lunch. Rice & Beans, chicken or fish with coconut source, green salad, sweet plantain, dessert and juice.

Necessary Equipment: Hat or cap, sun block, insect repellent, sneakers or sandals, bathing suit, towel, sun glasses and camera.

Lodging: La Costa de Papito or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6            CRAZY MONKEY CANOPY TOUR


Come to Almonds & Corals and feel your adrenaline rising up in your body, come and get on "The Crazy Monkey Canopy Ride". Experience watching the jungle from the top of the trees in our canopy cable system of the platforms and ride amongst the forest till you get your feet on the golden sand beach!! Here is where the jungle meets the ocean.

Our guides will take care of you and they will keep you safe at all the time.

 

This is a great place for magnificent views from the tree tops while you are on the platforms and also walking in our bridges in some of the tracks.

This is an opportunity to see the jungle from another perspective and surely you will have the chance to watch some wildlife from above and your guide can tell you about the different species that might appear, but even more amazing it will be to see the Natura Park with a Bri-Bri Indian Village from above where an aborigine family lives in a very traditional way with the typical thatch buildings.

A snack at Almonds and Corals Lodge is included. Enjoy the surroundings of Almonds and Corals Lodge, its forests, its fauna, its beach.

Lodging: La Costa de Papito or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7             PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMON - SAN JOSE

 

AM Shuttle Service back to San Jose

 

Lodging: Balmoral Hotel or similar. Meals Included: None

 

Day 8             DEPARTURE

 

During the day, private transfer to the International Airport to take your flight back home

 

Meals Included: Breakfast


 

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