Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pam Costa Rica 2014!!!

Feb 12th  - Arrive & Drive to Arenal Volcano (Los Lagos Resort)
Arenal Volcano

Today we will meet you outside the airport with your CRR driver and guide. We will make the drive to the Arenal Volcano. Here you will be staying in the beautiful Los Lagos Resort where you will have breath-taking views of the Arenal Volcano.

During the first night we will have dinner at the hotel and a brief orientation getting the kids ready for their 7 day Educational adventure. (Meals: Dinner)

Feb 13th - Zipline, National Park Hike, & Don Juan (Los Lagos Resort)

This is a full day of activities. We will start with a hike through the Arenal National Park where the kids will get a lesson in learning about the volcano. They will walk on the old lava flow and get amazing pictures of the massive volcano.

After the Volcano hike we will make our way to the zipline where we will enjoy zipping through the jungle on
cables that run 700ft high and half a mile long. This is an adventure that the kids will love and also get a chance to learn about the canopy of the rainforest during the gandola ride. 

After the zipline adventure it will be over to Don Juan's farm where you will get the chance to take a walk through his small farm and learn about the production of his organic farming feeding over 20 families on less than 2 acres. We will also get a chance to pick different vegetables and use them in the meal we will be enjoying at Don Juan's. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Feb 14th - Drive to Sitio de Mata (Homestays)

Today we will say good-bye to the Arenal Volcano and make our way to the area of Turrialba. This is actually home to another smoking volcano called Turrialba. On the other side of the valley from where the Volcano Turrialba is located sits a small rural village up in the mountains. This village is Sitio de Mata and is where we will be enjoying our homestays. Here the kids will have the chance to live with local families and enjoy the rural lifestyle.

During the evening we will be enjoy a presentation from the local kids in the village on traditional song and dance as we eat another very tasty meal. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Feb 15th - Morning Activities in the Village and Drive to Pacuare Ecolodge (Pacuare Ecolodge)

Today we will spend some time in the morning in the village learning different cultural activities or a community
Pacuare River
service project. 

After lunch we will make our way on to the nearby Pacuare Ecolodge where we will get a bonfire going and get ready for the night in the jungle with great views of the Pacuare River. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Feb 16th  - Raft Pacuare River & Travel to Caribbean (Villas Caribe)

Today we will be rafting the Pacuare River. This is rated by National Geographic as one of the top 3 most scenic rivers on the planet and surrounded by primary rainforest for start to finish.

See you on the Nature Hike!
When we are done with the rafting adventure we will drive out to the Caribbean coast where we will be staying on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Feb 17th - Beach Day & Nature Hike (Villas Caribe)

Today we will take one of the best nature hikes in all of Costa Rica. Here you will have the chance to see a number of different species along with expansive views of the Caribbean sea. In the afternoon the kids will have some time to sit with their feet in the sand or play in the waves. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Feb 18th - Fly Home

Today we will make the drive back to the SJO San Jose Airport. Having an afternoon flight would be best as we will have a 3 1/2 hour drive from the Caribbean to the airport. (Meals: Breakfast)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Westhills Costa Rica Adventure 2014

Day 1 -- Arrive and Travel to Ecolodge (Pacuare Ecolodge)

  • Arrival of mid afternoon flight would be ideal. Drive to Ecolodge is 2 1/2 hours from airport.
  • Dinner at Ecolodge
  • Evening Bonfire
  • 9pm --- Lights Out

Day 2 -- Raft Pacuare River (Pacuare Ecolodge)

  • 7:30am ---- Breakfast
  • 9:00am ---- Safety Talks
  • 9:30am  ---- Start Rafting
  • 11:30am --- Stop for River Lunch
  • 2pm --- Take out of River/change clothes/ and drive back to Ecolodge
    Pacuare River Rafting Adventure
  • 3 o 4pm --- Snacks and Juice at Ecolodge
  • 5pm  --- Game with guides
  • 7pm ---- Dinner & Bonfire
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Day 3 -- Breakfast in Village & Travel to Cavern (Sleep Behind Waterfall)

A night in the Cavern!

  • 6:30am ---- Leave Ecolodge
  • 7:30am --- Arrive at Village for Breakfast
  • 9am ---- Travel to Cavern (This is a 4 hour drive over the Central Mountain Ridge/Great Views)
  • 12pm --- Stop for Lunch
  • 2pm ---- Start Hiking to Cavern
  • 4pm ---- Snacks in Cavern
  • 5pm ---- Visit 600 ft Waterfall
  • 7pm ----- Shower & Dinner
  • 8pm ---- Bonfire
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Rappel Waterfalls

Day 4 -- Rappel Waterfall & Travel to Beach (Beach Hotel)

  • 7am ---- Breakfast
  • 8am - 11am ---- Rappeling Waterfall
  • 12pm --- Lunch
  • 1pm ---- Hike to Pools
  • 3pm ---- Snacks
  • 4pm ---- Hike Out & Drive 30 minutes to Beach Hotel
  • 7pm ---- Dinner at Beach Hotel
  • 8pm ---- Reflect with Kids
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Surf Classes
Day 5 -- Surf Classes (Beach Hotel)

  • 8am ---- Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 12pm ---- Surf Classes
  • 12pm - 2pm --- Lunch/pool at Hotel
  • 2pm - 5pm --- More Surfing Optional
  • 6pm ----- Dinner & Bonfire on Beach
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Day 6 -- Travel to Arenal Volcano (Arenal Hotel)

  • 8am ---- Breakfast
  • 9am ---- Leave for Arenal Volcano; 5 hour drive
  • 12pm ---- Stop for Lunch
  • 3pm ---- Arrive to Arenal Volcano
  • 4pm ---- Pool Time
  • 6pm ---- Dinner & Evening Reflection with kids
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Community Service

Day 7 -- Community Service Project (Arenal Hotel)

  • 8am --- Breakfast
  • 9am --- Leave for Community Service Project
  • 12pm --- Lunch at the Community Service Project
  • 2pm --- Visit Waterfall
  • 5pm --- Arrive at Hotel
  • 7pm --- Go out for dinner
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Day 8 -- Zipline & Hotsprings (Arenal Hotel)

  • 8am ---- Breakfast
  • 10am ---- Zipline
  • 12pm ---- Lunch
  • 2pm ---- Visit Hotsprings
  • 6pm ---- Farewell Dinner
  • Zipline Adventure
  • 9pm ---- Lights Out

Day 9 -- Fly Home!

7am ---- Breakfast
8am ---- Leave for San Jose Airport (SJO)
11am ---- Arrive to Airport for mid-day flight