DAY 1: SAN JOSE
Arrival in San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport, where our driver will be waiting for you to transport you to Hotel Radisson Europa 5* or similar.
DAY 2: RIVER PACUARE (CLASS III-IV)
Early morning pick up at your hotel for two incredible days of tropical white water rafting and a night at the river lodge. Treat yourself to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting with a stay at a remote ecolodge, nestled in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River. The Lodge, complete with hydro-powered electricity, is a model of ecotourism and deluxe accommodations. From the ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle. The Pacuare is rated one of the top rivers in the world and you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it.
The warm water (no wet suits needed here), cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Add in two sections of the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: RIVER PACUARE / SAN JOSE
After early morning coffee and breakfast, you’ll break camp and head down river. Morning is a wonderful time for birdwatching around camp, especially toucans. You’ll never forget rapids like: Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas, Terciopelo, Double Drop…one after the next until take out. Depending on the weather, the river level, and the group’s interest, you’ll take time to explore side creeks, catch some “rays” and enjoy world class whitewater. You will make it to the take-out by by mid-afternoon to de-rig the rafts, and head to a private take-out where showers and cold drinks are available. The drive back to San José is through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, offering tremendous rain forest, cloud forest and mountain views. You can plan to be back in your hotel in San Jose between 5 and 6 p.m. (B, L).
DAY 4: MANUEL ANTONIO
Shortly after breakfast we will pick you up at your hotel for drive to airport and 25 minute flight to Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and the most popular, with locals and foreigners alike. The hilly evergreen forest providing natural shade from the tropical sun lines two gorgeous white sand beaches sloping to the gentle surf. Several trails lead through dense jungle growth to hidden sandy coves and magnificent lookouts over the ocean and beaches. Upon arriving we’ll have time for a Kayaking / Snorkeling tour then afternoon free to enjoy the area and beaches. Overnite at Hotel Plaza Yara (or similar) (B).
Day 5: MANUEL ANTONIO
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel for Canyoning / Canopy tour then afternoon free to relax at the beach or explore the area. Overnight Hotel Plaza Yara (B)
Day 6: RETURN HOME
Early morning flight back to San Jose to connect with return flight home and the end to an unforgettable vacation!!! (B)
$950.00 per person based on double occupancy
(“Green” Season May 16 – Nov 14, 2017)
$1,100.00 per person based on double occupancy
(High Season Nov 15, 2015- May 15, 2018)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
A) Airport departure tax ($29.00 U.S.)
B) Personal expenses like liquor, laundry, phone calls, etc
C) Tips for your drivers and/or guides
D) International airfare.
NOTE: Local flights have a luggage limit of 25 pounds per person including the hand baggage