Itinerary

We will meet you outside the San Jose airport and load the bus and be on our way to Monteverde. The Monteverde area is a cloud-forest and a great way to start the trip. The Monteverde Cloud-forest is one of the reasons Costa Rica became famous. The Monteverde Reserve is known for it's bio-diversity which makes for a great educational hike. (Meals: Dinner)

Today we will make the hike through Reserve in the morning. We will look for some different species of plants and animals and also have the chance to learn about the cloud-forest. After the hike if everyone passes the quiz we have planned we will head to the ziplines!!! This is the sister company of the one in Arenal Skytrek and it is an amazing ride just like the other zips. Being in the cloud-forest there is a chance we might be zipping through the clouds. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today is a travel day to Arenal Volcano which happens to be one of the ten most active volcanoes on the planet. We will add a little adventure to it as we travel by bus, boat, and back to bus. We will take the boat as transportation because it is a beautiful ride across the Lake Arenal. Here you get the chance to see the volcano from the lake which in my opinion is its best angle. We will then make our way to the Casa Luna Lodge. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

The Rio Celeste is one of the not extremely touristy areas and it is located just over an hour north of the Arenal area. It is an amazing place though and we will be hiking along a river that is sky blue that you can see in the picture. Rio Celeste has a number of different highlights that are included in the hike. The river has its colors from the nearby volcano and we will see where it merges with another river, we will see an enormous waterfall, and we'll take a dip where the river heats up in the form of thermal waters. The hike is not too strenuous NOTHING LIKE THE CAVE. It is flat and just a few areas with small inclines. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Canyoneering is one of the best adventures going now and this is the place to do it. Canyoneering is all the fun of rappeling a waterfall and more. We will make our way down a canyon and rappel five waterfalls as we make our way down. It is fun and people get soaked. It is an amazing adventure and everyone will love it. The canyoneering will be in the morning and after lunch we will head to Sarapiqui. This is a different type of rainforest and for anyone into science this place cannot go without a visit, if it is your second trip. We will take a NIGHT HIKE!!! Quite a few different types of critters come out at night so bring a flash light. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Did you ever wonder where chocolate came from? Well today we will find out on the chocolate tour. Very interesting lesson on the cacoa plant will leave everyone looking to grab the nearest Snickers bar. After the tour we will head to the Caribbean Coast where it is beach time. We will be staying in a hotel that is both our hotel and our beach. This means not much room to roam around for the kids. The Caribbean side is surely worth the visit since it is a completely different type of formation than the Pacific. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we plan on snorkeling in the morning and then some beach time in the afternoon. When it comes to off-shore snorkeling the Carribean side is the spot to do it. We will plan on being in the water for the morning and then heading to the hotel for lunch. After lunch the kids will have some time to be on their own and enjoy the beach some more or just relax at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we will leave the beach after breakfast and arrive at the Pacuare River to begin our two day rafting trip. This is one of the top five rivers in the world and the Pacuare River rafting adventure is still without a doubt our favorite adventure. We will start a little higher up the river this year and raft half way down to the camp-site. When we reach the camp-site we will stop and have lunch. After lunch we can take some hikes and just enjoy being on the river. In the evening we will have dinner prepared by first class guide/chefs. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we will paddle down the best part of the Pacuare River. This is the area where we will raft the class IV rapids and visit the famous Pacuare Canyon. We will have just under three hours of rafting and when we finish we will get some lunch and head back to the Central Valley. This will be our final night in Costa Rica and we will stay near the airport. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

We will drive you back to the airport.