Itinerary

If you love nature and you want a full experience of the rainforest along with plenty of wildlife and education then this is the trip for you. Today we will meet you outside of the airport and transport you to your first hotel. Here your guide will give you a briefing on what to expect during this nature filled adventure. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we will travel to the Sarapiqui area and the adventure will continue when we leave the main road and head deep into the jungle. We will be surrounded by lowland tropical rainforest and be transported by some 4x4's to get us through the rough terrain. We will then arrive at the world famous ecolodge of Rara Avis which is known for it's location of being hidden in some of the most biodiverse lowland tropical rainforest on Earth. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today will be a day of nature hikes and activities of getting the kids to experience the rainforest like a naturalist would. We will educate the kids on observational techniques and teach them the importance of using their senses and becoming observant of nature not just in the rainforest but in everyday activities. We will go over the what, when, where, how, & why? of different things we see in the jungle. We will also play games that involve the kids being in contact with nature. The day will be filled with great hikes, games, learning experiences, nature journaling and evening activities of story telling. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we will make our way out of the rainforest and visit a rural village in the mountains. This will give the students a chance to have a personal experience of the local families of Costa Rica. We will visit our "Sitio de Mata" project which is our project of making a local rural community as environmentally friendly as possible and living in a sustainable manner. We will arrive and enjoy an excellent homemade lunch from the local families, learn about sustainable living, and watch some traditional dancing. We will then head back into the jungle where we will camp near the famous Pacuare River. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today we will spend the morning doing different nature activities of getting the kids to observe nature again and develop an awareness for the natural world around them. We will spend the entire morning doing activities and then around 11am hop into the rafts and make our way down what National Geographic has listed as one of their top 5 rivers on the planet. After rafting for around 2 hours we will stop for a river lunch where kids will have the chance to relax and enjoy the afternoon on the beautiful river banks of the Pacuare. After lunch we will raft for one more hour and arrive to the famous Pacuare River Camp Lodge where we spend another night in the jungle surrounded by lush primary rainforest. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

After breakfast, today might be your two favorite hours of the trip as we will be rafting the famous Pacuare Canyon. Here you will enjoy the most scenic part of the river filled with canyons and waterfalls. We will also be rafting some of the best class IV rapids in Costa Rica. After we make our way to the take out point of the Pacuare we will then head to the area of Tortuguero. When we arrive to the area where the bus must stop we will then be transported by boats to our lodge which sits on the beautiful canals of Tortuguero. Tortuguero has been called the Venice of the rainforest and it is a protected area for nesting sites of the the Giant Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead turtles, and Green turtle for which the National Park was created to prevent it from extinction back in 1960's. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today you will spend the day visiting the Canals of Tortuguero. You will get an up close look of the rainforest and the National Park as we make our way through the many different canals looking for wildlife. When night time comes it is time to put on your bug spray and make our way out to spot the turtles nesting their eggs. This is a marvelous experience along with hearing the story of how these turtles live their lives and the struggle of fighting to protect them. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today is a travel day back to the Central Valley. We will enjoy breakfast at our lodge in Tortuguero and then make our way back by canal to meet our transportation to take us to San Jose. We will be staying just 30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and will plan an evening activity to celebrate the end of our amazing adventure. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Today you will be transfered to the airport from the hotel and say your final good-byes to your driver and guide. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)