Day 1 - Arrive & Drive to Arenal Volcano (Los Lagos Resort)
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)
Day 2 - 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)
Today we will say good-bye to the Arenal Volcano and make our way to the area of Turrialba. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOMESTAYS. 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)
Day 4 - 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 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)
Day 5 - 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.
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)
Day 6 - 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)
|See you on the Nature Hike!
Day 7 - 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)