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Day 1: San José

Exterior view with poolArrival in San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport, pick up at airport and transfer to Hotel Best Western Irazu. Located just fifteen minutes from Costa Rica's international airport and ten minutes from downtown San Jose, the BEST WESTERN IRAZU is characterized by its Costa Rican Atmosphere: comfortable, lively and entertaining. All 327 air conditioned rooms include a full bathroom with tub, hair drier, U.S. cable television, telephone and safe deposit box ($3 per night). You can choose from two double beds, one double and one single, one queen size or one king size bed.

Other services include an outdoor pool, lighted tennis court, sauna, massage service ($30), one
of Costa Rica's largest casinos, souvenir shop and nearby shopping center. *** Accommodations in double standard room

Day 2: RIVER PACUARE (Class III-IV)

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)

Day 3: RIVER PACUARE

Day is designed to remain at camp and enjoy its beautiful surroundings, play and swim in the river, or choose from a number of hikes available. If good long rainforest hiking is what you seek, expert trail guides can plan a 5 hour hike into Garcias Indian Village. The trails are strenuous, the experience amazing and the Indians hospitable. (B L D)


 

 

Day 4: CARIBBEAN

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. There, your rental car will be delivered for drive to the
Caribbean Coast and Hotel Cariblue. Hidden in the southern Atlantic coast, Cariblue Hotel offers the tranquility of the Caribbean Sea just outside the town of Puerto Viejo. They are just steps away from the white sand beach of Playa Cocles. Also there are other beautiful beaches such as Punta Uvita to explore that will leave you breathless. Some beaches have restaurants, kayak rentals, and horse back riding available. The hard wood bungalows are nestled in a great tropical garden surrounded by uncontaminated beaches and wild tropical jungle. The spacious rooms are for two to six people, with private bathrooms with hot water decorated in mosaic, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and inviting porches with hammocks. They also offer a house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a furnished kitchen.
The hotel serves fabulous food all day long in a typical "rancho" style restaurant with a palm roof.
They also offer a snack bar, souvenir-shop, Direct-TV, tourist information, tours and rent-a-car services. For your convenience, English is spoken. (B) (L) *** Accommodations in bungalow

Day 5: CARIBLUE

Days to enjoy the beach and area around Puerto Viejo. (B)

SAN JOSÉ

Leave Cariblue at leisure for drive back to San Jose and overnite at Hotel Best Western Irazu (B)


Day 7: RETURN HOME

Pick up at hotel for transfer to airport for return flight home and the end to an unforgettable vacation!!! (B)


 

RATES:

TOTAL COST: $897.00 per person based on double occupancy

Price does not include:

A) International airfare
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.
E) Any optional tours not included above

 
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Please inquire about pricing during Special Seasons
(Dec. 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014), (April 11 - April 21, 2014)
 

...AND A GUARANTEED GREAT TIME!!!!!!

    PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • All taxes
  • All meals where indicated (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
  • 3 days car rental (Daihatsu Terios or similar with a/c, taxes, and basic
    insurance coverage
  • Three day/two nights white water rafting trip

 

*** Please note that this is only a quote and prices are subject to change according to hotel's space availability at the moment we confirm your reservations.