Today we will meet you at the airport and take you to one of our favorite spots in all of Costa Rica. The Central Pacific area we will take you to will be quite different than California. It will be a great chance for the kids to see the difference in the Pacific coast in the tropics. Arriving on an earlier flight would be best for this itin. It will be a full travel day and from the airport to the Central Pacific hotel will take around 3 hours. (Meals: Dinner)
We will start the day out with a little bit of adventure as we enjoy one of the best ziplines in Costa Rica. We will head into the mountains to an elevation of 1,000ft and breath-taking views of the coastline below. This is full morning of zipping through the rainforest.
After the zipline we will make our way to do our intro to the rainforest for the kids. We will begin with different nature activities to get them involved with the local flor & fauna.
In the afternoon it is back to the hotel for some evening activities. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Get ready for an adventure as we make our way to the base of a ridge where we will begin our hike into the cave. This is actually just a cavern that is tucked behind a waterfall but without question one of the most unique and beautiful places you will ever see in in your life. The hike is intense but worth it by all means. We will hike for around 2 hours as we make our way up the ridge and then down into the canyon. On our way to the waterfall we will pass by a permaculture garden where we can learn solutions to large monoculture plantations.
Arriving at the cavern, we will have lunch and then get geared up for the 120ft waterfall rappel. This is a perfect rappel that literally ends right where you will be sleeping. After the rappel we will take one more small hike to the top of one of the tallest waterfalls in all of Costa Rica. Diamante Falls measures 600ft and we'll can watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
You will wake up and the first thing you will see is three waterfalls forming a wall that flow over where we'll be sleeping. There is nothing like this that we can compare it to. After breakfast we will then make another hike to some more waterfalls and pools. The kids can jump off a 15 ft waterfall into a beautiful pristine pool. After the hike it is back down to the cavern for lunch and then time to hike out. After we hike out of the cave we will make our way to the area of Turrialba by way of the Paramo of Costa Rica which is one of the most unique areas of the tropics. The Paramo is what comes after the cloud-forest in high elevations of the tropics below the snow line.
When we get to Turrialba we have a real treat planned for everyone. You will be staying in a hotel called Espino Blanco. This is a great spot surrounded by nature. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
These two days will be filled with cultural activities and allow for time to be spent with the homestays enjoying some of the best food of the trip. We will have activities planned from eco-projects to getting kids involved with the cultural side of rural Costa Rica. There will also be a very fun soccer game planned for the kids with the locals. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Today the kids will enjoy what we consider the best adventure in all of Costa Rica. This is the Pacuare River which is filled with some of the countries best rapids and most scenic canyons and waterfalls This is a great way to save the best for last and make it a full day of fun on the river. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Transfer to the airport and Fly Home! You can extend this itinerary more days and include the area of Sarapiqui which is lowland rainforest and the area of Arenal Volcano making it an 11 day trip. (Meals: Breakfast)