Monday, September 3, 2012

Soha 11-Day Itin

Day 1 --- Arrive & Drive to Turrialba (Casa Turire)

After a long travel day we will continue two more hours through the capital city of San Jose and head southeast to the area of Turrialba. The final destination will be the beautiful Casa Turire Hotel and not all rooms have A/C so we will make sure you get the upgrade for A/C rooms.

Day 2 --- Sleep In and Nearby Sites (Casa Turire)

Today you can sleep in and we can make it a low-impact day. After a leisure morning we can take you to the nearby mountains to visit a local rural village. You can enjoy a meal, meet some of the families, and watch some of the local dance as the children's dance group puts on a performance for you. We can also and visit coffee and sugar-cane plantations and then in the evening back to the hotel to rest up for some real adventure.

Day 3 --- Enter Pacuare River (Pacuare Lodge)

Today we will enter the Pacuare River for your Costa Rican Resource private river trip. This is a great adventure for all ages starting at La Cruz and making our way to the Pacuare Lodge. We will leave the hotel around 9am and arrive to La Cruz around 10am to begin our rafting adventure. Here we will raft for two hours and then stop on the river bank and prepare a lunch for you that is second to none. We'll continue rafting for another 40 minutes and get to the luxurious Pacuare Lodge. Here you will have the afternoon to enjoy the lodge and relax next to the banks of the picturesque Pacuare.

Day 4 --- Raft Pacuare River & Drive to Arenal (Nayara Resort)

Today is your day of full whitewater rafting adventure. We will visit some class III & IV rapids. If the river is running too high we will have the option to send the little ones out by car. Chances are we will be able to run it and get everyone down with a fun safe adventure. After the river we will make our way to the Arenal Volcano and a very fine hotel. the Nayara. The drive after the rafting is a long one but it is relatively straight and not many curves. The drive will take four hours from where we take out on the river to arrive at Nayara. We'll get to Nayara about 5pm.

Day 5 --- Nature Reserve & La Fortuna Waterfall (Nayara Resort)

Today you will wake up and enjoy the views of the Arenal Volcano while eating breakfast. We will drive to the Danaus Nature Reserve around 8am. The reserve is easy hiking and offers you the chance to see a lot of wildlife. We'll tour for about 2 hours with your naturalist guide. You actually walk less than 2 km because your guide makes it very interesting, stopping to see hummingbirds, butterflies, poisonous dart frogs, sloths, and monkeys and much more!

After the reserve we will get some lunch in the town of La Fortuna and give you some time to walk around town. Then we'll head over to the La Fortuna Waterfall where you can hike down the 500 stairs to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful waterfalls. We will be done around 4pm and head back to Nayara. If you would like we can take you out for dinner in the many different places to eat around town or you can have a delicious meal at Nayara.

The driving distances today are all within 20 minutes of the hotel.

Day 6 --- Canyoneering w/Pure Trek & Hotsprings (Nayara)

Today is a great day of fun and adventure. You will be getting wet from start to finish and it is a great practice for the more adventurous rappel you will be doing on Day 9. The canyon is filled with beautiful scenery and adventure for all ages.

Today you will be driving 35 minutes from Nayara for the morning canyoning trip and back in the afternoon with time to be at the hotsprings by 5pm.

Day 7 --- Zipline & Travel Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)

Today is a long travel day so I thought we could split it up with some ziplining. You mentioned you wanted tarzan swing and I know the perfect zipline for ALL AGES! The best part about this is that it offers a superman zip at the end. This means they strap you in so you are hanging facing down like superman. Along with the superman they have the tarzan swing also. The drive to the zipline is two hours from Nayara. After the zipline we will have another 2 hours of driving to the Arenas del Mar hotel in Manuel Antonio. We will get an early start today and arrive to Arenas del Mar around dinner time. If you would like we can use a flight today which is a really nice option to have and cuts down a lot on drive time. We could put the zipline on day 5 making that a full day.

Day 8 --- Surf Lessons & Enjoy Beach (Arenas del Mar)

Today are the surf lessons. Just steps away from the hotel you will get private lessons on how to catch some waves and then you'll have all the time your heart desires to perfect your skills. In the afternoon you can enjoy the ocean or relax at the Arenal del Mar which is not a bad option.

Day 9 --- Rappel Nauyaca/Baru Waterfall (Arenas del Mar)

Today you will get to visit what we consider one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of the America's. It is also a rappel that is second to none! This is a full day of fun and adventure and if you would like we can rappel down the waterfall and you can horseback out!

Manuel Antonio 
The drive time to the waterfall from the hotel is 1  hour and 15 minutes south on the coastal highway. This tour is operated by your CRR adventure guides and is completely private.

Day 10 --- Relax Beach Day (Arenas del Mar)

I went ahead and added a day here just because I think it would fit nicely having a day to relax but this is your call. Let me know?

Day 11 --- Fly Home!

We will transfer you to the airport which is just a two hour drive to the San Jose Airport.

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