1: Arrival in San Jose's
Juan Santamaria International Airport, where one of our representatives
will be meeting you to transport you to the Hotel Vesuvio (or similar)
for welcome drink and orientation to the country.
2: Shortly after 7:00
a.m. your guide will pick you up at your hotel and after crossing
San José on your way out thru the towns of Ochomogo and Cartago,
you'll arrive in the town of Paraiso where a traditional buffet breakfast
will be served. Slowly traveling thru the winding roads of Costa Rica, you'll drive
past several picturesque valleys before arriving at the town of Turrialba
and continuing on between the Reventazón and Pacuare Valleys.
Arrive at San Martin, your put-in point where you'll load your gear
into dry bags, hike down to the river, prepare the equipment raft,
undergo a precise safety and paddle talk, and get wet. First
day on the river is approximately 4 miles (1 1/2 hours) and provides
an amazing welcome to the spectacular gorge of the River Pacuare with
amazing rapids, waterfalls thundering into the river and a show of
butterflies and birds. Arrive at Rios Tropicales Lodge Camp with "Cabecar
Indians" style bungalows that offer all the sleeping comforts
you'll need with very rustic, clean, and comfortable
rooms with clean sheets and pillows. Afternoon can be spent hiking,
relaxing under a waterfall or just wondering about. Lunch and later
a happy hour are scheduled at camp. The energy in camp is generated
by small hydro wheel and even tough there is light in the rooms, it
is recommended that you bring a flashlight along. A delicious dinner
is also prepared by expert river/chef guides. Meal schedules depend
on the group's own needs. (B, L, D)
3: 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 between 5 and 6 p.m. (B, L). Overnite at Hotel Vesuvio (or similar)
Day 4: Shortly after breakfast your rental car will de delivered for 2 ½ hours drive to the Mid-Pacific coast and the Jaco beach area to horseback ride along the hills and coastline. Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel facilities or simply relax at the beach. Overnight at Hotel Monterey Del Mar (B).
Day 5: Morning "Canopy Tour" then afternoon to relax at the beach or explore the area. Overnight Hotel Monterey del Mar (B)
Day 6: Early morning drive back to San Jose to connect with return flight home and the end to an unforgettable vacation!!! (B)
$900.00 per person
based on double occupancy
("Green" Season May 16 - Nov
per person based on double occupancy
(High Season Nov 15, 2012- May 15, 2013)
Christmas Season (Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan 06, 2013), please consult
for pricing during this time.
- 5 nights accommodations with private
- Airport transfers
- All taxes
- All meals where indicated (B) breakfast,
(L) lunch, (D) dinner
- 3 days car rental (Toyota RAV 4
4x4 with taxes, 0 deductible insurance, and a/c)
- Two day white water rafting trip
- Canopy tour
...AND A GUARANTEED
Contact us to customize this package with airfare from your departure city
Price does not include:
B) Airport departure tax ($26.00 U.S.)
C) personal expenses like liquor, laundry, phone calls, etc.
D) tips for your drivers and/or guides.
Note: Local flights have a luggage limit of 25 pounds per person including
the hand baggage.