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Reef & Forest Discovery
Take the road less traveled

... while enjoying the very best adventures that Costa Rica has to offer.


Reef & Forest Discovery - 8 days - Tour Description

Reef and Forest Discovery Adventure in Costa Rica © by OA:modio

Take the road less traveled while enjoying the very best adventures that Costa Rica has to offer. With Outdoor Adventures' Reef & Forest Discovery you will find yourself exploring mysterious caves, canyoneering pristine waterfalls, mountain biking or horseback riding around an amazing volcano, touring forest canopies from over 250 ft, basking in natural hot springs, and diving or snorkeling in beautiful blue water at Isla del Caño.

We also offer optional activities for this Adventure package, which include Bungee Jumping, Sea Kayaking, and a second visit to the Hot Springs.

We start the trip with a visit to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, where you can dare yourself to bungee jump from an 80 m/265 ft bridge, one of the highest bridges used for this purpose in the world. But don't worry, even if you decide not to jump there is a cave awaiting you just around the corner, in the countryside of Costa Rica. The Venado Cave is located in a small, easy-going town of the same name. At night, you can relax and enjoy the hot springs - with the possibility that Arenal Volcano will roar into life - and you will experience its awesome power with all of your senses. ("And that was just day 1…" Catherine Sullivan, Boston, USA)

On the second day we will customize the adventure to your liking, with options of Canyoneering or Mountain Biking… or both! From there, we will move on to visit the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfall, which is 120ft/60m tall. The journey to the entrance of the La Fortuna Waterfall site can be done either on horseback or by vehicle - as you prefer. At night, there is yet another opportunity to relax your muscles in Costa Rica's natural Hot Springs while hoping to see Arenal Volcano erupt into the starlit sky.

The next morning, after a delicious, locally-made breakfast we take the bumpy road to Monteverde and its Cloud Forests, and - depending on the weather conditions - we can take the bumpier one… just for a little bit more fun! Once there, we will embark on the world famous Costa Rican Adventure: the Canopy Tour - where you can explore the mysterious Cloud Forest from the birds' perspective.

Now that we have seen the interior, it is time to explore the Southern coastal attractions of Costa Rica. Playa Uvita, where the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena is located, will be our resting spot and operations base for the next few days. After we get to this beautiful seaside park, we can relax in the sunshine or seek out more adventure: Snorkeling, Diving or Sea Kayaking are just a few of the activities that we suggest. Of course we can just take a leisurely walk around this real Costa Rican community, and learn how locals are preserving the environment as well as the culture.

After a good night's sleep in our cozy hotel, we will awake early to get to the small riverside community of Sierpe, from which we will take the boats that bring us to Isla del CaÑo (Caño Island.) After traveling via the biggest river in Costa Rica, and passing one of the biggest mangrove preserves of Central America, we arrive at the sparkling water of the island. Here, our guests can choose their adventure, where some snorkel in the shallow waters or to walk through the Isla del Caño Biological Reserve, there are Indigenous Burial places and artifacts. Those who chose to scuba dive will have opportunities for two immersions, and with them the possibilities to enjoy uniquely beautiful places and underwater wildlife, in a diving spot known for its excellent visibility.

On our last day of tour, we will relax and enjoy the beach, and after lunch we will head back to San José, where we take you to the comfort of your hotel. If you are looking for a cultural adventure before you leave, we will bring you and your new group of friends to the best places around town for safe and fun local nightlife.

After the tour, we're always happy to provide other, optional activities like White Water Rafting in the Pacuare River - rated among one of the best 5 rivers in the world - or participating in the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls tour - or spend a few extra days on another of our multi day tours with different offerings.

Reef & Forest Discovery - Tour Itinerary

This Itinerary shows the information for the "Standard Accomodation". If you would like a little bit more confortable hotels, you can choose to "Upgrade Accomodation" and we can give you the new price depending on availability and season.

Day Description
1 San Jose
  One of our representatives will meet you at the airport to take you to the Hotel. If you are not arriving to Costa Rica this day, you will meet the group directly at the Hotel. Stay in Hotel Ave del Paraiso (or similar)
Included: Transfer from the Airport
2 La Fortuna
  Pick Up in your hotel. Transfer to La Fortuna. Stop on the way for Bungee Jumping (Not included in the price). Lunch on the way. Tour to Venado Caves. Visit the Baldi Hot Springs. Watch Arenal volcano from the view point (if clear). Dinner in La Fortuna. Arrange Optional Tour for tomorrow. Stay in Hotel La Amistad (or similar).
Included: Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Venado Caves, Baldi Hot Springs. Optional: Bungee Jumping.
3 La Fortuna
  Breakfast in La Fortuna. Then take the Canyoning Rappel Tour. Lunch in La Fortuna or Box Lunch. In the afternoon Mountain Bike or Horseback Riding. Visit La Fortuna waterfall. Free night to visit Baldi Hot Springs (not included in price). Watch Arenal volcano from the view point (if clear). Dinner in La Fortuna. Stay in Hotel La Amistad (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Canyoning Rappel, Mountain Bike or Horseback Riding, La Fortuna Waterfall.
4 Monteverde
  After breakfast in La Fortuna transfer to Monteverde. Lunch in Monteverde. Canopy tour and walkways in Monteverde in the afternoon. Dinner in Monteverde. Stay in Hotel El Sueño (or similar).
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Canopy Tour and Walkways.
5 Uvita
  Breakfast in Monteverde, then transfer to Uvita. Lunch on the way. Rest of the day for free to do some Optional Activities like Snorkeling, Diving, Sea Kayak. Dinner in Uvita. Stay at Cabinas Los Laureles (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: -- Optional: Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving.
6 Uvita
  Early morning wake up. Transfer to Sierpe. Breakfast in Sierpe. Take boats to Isla del Caño. Snorkeling or Diving according to your selected Tour Package. Box Lunch in the Island. Transfer back by boat to Sierpe. Transfer from Sierpe to Uvita. Dinner in Uvita. Stay at Cabinas Los Laureles (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Snorkeling or Diving in Isla del Caño, according to the Selected Tour Package. (Divers require to pay extra)
7 San José
  Breakfast in Uvita. Enjoy part of the morning in the beach for free. Transfer to San Jose. Lunch on the way. Transfer back to our hotel in San Jose. At night we will get together for our farewell dinner. Stay at Hotel Ave del Paraiso (or similar)
Some Optional Tours for next days that we can arrange for you: White Water Rafting, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls, etc.
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: --
8 Return Home
  Pick up at your hotel for Transfer to the Airport. Fly back home.
Included: Transfer to the airport

 Overview
Trip Style
Discovery
Is It For Me?
If you want to do a lot of adventure activities in a short period of time, this is for you!!!
Activity Level
Activity Level 3
Group Size
Max 12 (normally 6)
Included Highlights
• Venado Caves
• Canyoning Tour
• Horseback Riding or Mountain Bike Tour
• Canopy Tour
• Hot Springs
• Arenal Volcano
• Monteverde Cloud Forest
• Marino Ballena National Park
• Isla del Caño Wildlife Reserve
• Scuba Diving or Snorkeling
• Bungee Jumping (Optional)

Duration
8 days
Accommodation
Two Styles.. You select between
• Normal
• Upgrade
Transportation
Private Car or Van
Food Included
All Inclusive (3 meals a day)
Guide / staff
Head Guide / Driver.
Budget
Just allow extra money for souverniers, tips and alcoholic drinks, which are not included in the trip.
Notes
Please Check the Notes section of this tour
 Departures
Next confirmed trip:
November 21 - 28, 2012

Every Monday (subject to availability)

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