ADVENTURE ESCAPADE         
                                                     
Are you planning a weekend in San Jose? Wants to feel your adrenaline flow up? This 3 days/ 2 nights package will make you live an experience you will never forget!

High & Low Season: 1st December 2009 - 30th November 2010 US$230.50 per person in double room

High & Low Season: 1st December 2010 - 30th November 2011 US$235 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 2 nights and 3 days in: Hotel Vesuvio: Standard Room 
  • Meals : Daily Breakfast, Lunch on days 2 & 3
  • Tours : Visit San Luis Canopy Tour & Rafting Pacuare River, Class III-IV

DAY BY DAY DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Day 1               ARRIVAL

 

This day only includes the lodging

 

Lodging: Vesuvio Hotel or similar. Meals Included: None

Day 2             CANOPY SAN LUIS

 

Set into the placid cloud forests of Costa Rica's Central Valley region, the San Luis canopy tour will take you on an exhilarating and safe adventure through lush, green canopy and across the majestic Rio Cataratitas. Carried securely by a system of ziplines, you will soar weightlessly through the expanse of virgin forest that grounds the tour, and find yourself in intimacy with the habitats of Costa Rica's distinct cloud forest wildlife.

The San Luis canopy tour also presents the "Elevator," a thrilling feature that securely lifts visitors high above the forest canopy, granting a paramount view of the surrounding area.

Though customer enjoyment is a central objective at the San Luis canopy tour, we designate safety above all as a keystone principle: all personnel and facilities under our name carry up-to-date certification from the Costa Rica Institute of Tourism. We take pride in our credentials, and by them guarantee with confidence our tour as among the most professional, informative, and enjoyable in Costa Rica

 

Lodging: Vesuvio Hotel or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch  

Day 3            PACUARE RIVER RAFTING CLASS III-IV

For a variety of reasons the Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica.  Another trip in the country does not exist that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, both in one day. The Pacuare river is world famous for its sheer beauty.  A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls.

Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature.  You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head.

Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights. Our guides are experts at finding them and you will be the benefactors of their knowledge and expertise.  Other inhabitants of this jungle include monkeys, jaguars, peccaries and tapirs, but these animals generally stay more hidden.

 

The Pacuare River has white water that is equal to its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 38 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many rapids in such a short stretch of river. The day begins between 6:00am and 6:30am when we pick you up at your hotel in San José or on the Caribbean Coast in Limón, Cahuita or Puerto Viejo. The drive is very relaxing and scenic with picturesque little towns, colorful plantations and great mountain views. The guides make this time entertaining by delivering quality information about the area's geography, history, crops, flora and fauna. The drive time to the "put in" is approximately two hours, during which time we will stop for breakfast at the half way point.                         

Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk.  Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids! The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team.  Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful.  After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are "Terciopelo snake", "Double drop", "Upper and Lower Huacas", "Pin ball" to name a few.  You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character.  It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are "Cimarrones", "The Play Hole", "El Indio" and "Magnetic Rock". The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun. The final 3 miles are filled with great class III rapids which carry you all the way to the end. We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared. It takes approximately one hour and 45 minutes to drive back to San Jose during which time you will appreciate the time to fully relax.  We can also arrange transportation to the Arenal Volcano (3 hours) or the Caribbean Coast (Puerto Viejo 2 hours).

 

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Time to go back home, take an extension to the beach or join some of the other packages.


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