Arrival day at our Xandari Hotel. A short hike followed by a stretch class, candlelit dinner and orientation of our exciting trip.
After our early morning yoga class and healthy breakfast, we depart for a hike in the remote terrain of the Volcano Barva and then continue driving on further north to Centro Neotrópico de Sarapiquis. Mid afternoon massages and relaxation in the palenques or the beautiful garden delicious health dinner. Overnight.
Early morning yoga class and healthy breakfast, followed by a long hike in the reserve La Trimbina, This private reserve is one of the few remain strands of Costa Rica´s mid-elevation tropical rain forest. It is home to two tropical hardwood tree species common names Carey and lrito-- endemic to the Caribbean lowland region forests. We enter the reserve by walking across a 262-meter suspension bridge spanning the Sarapiquí River. In the middle of the bridge, a spiral staircase leads to a three-hectare island in the river. The island is home to poison dart frogs and white bats and has two natural swimming holes. Dinner and overnight to Centro Neotrópico Sarapiquis.
After our healthy breakfast, We depart very early for our rafting trip on Rio Sarapiqus: Sarapiqui (Class III) from La Virgen to Chilamate
Aesthetically, Costa Rica has some of the most picturesque whitewater rivers in the world. Some plunge into the unspoiled beauty of tropical rainforests, through steep, green canyons and past cascading waterfalls. Others take you tumbling through a serene, rural countryside set against a majestic backdrop of mountains. The river Sarapiquis is a scenic, lowland river run with exciting rapids for beginners. Lunch upon arrival at the end point of the tour. In the mid afternoon, return to Hotel Xandari for Yoga, massages, candlelit dinner and overnight.
Depart early for a domestic airport to the Península de Osa, passing over the rainforest canopies of National Park Corcovado. Drive from the air strip of Pt. Jimenez to our remote located mountain Luna Lodge, seeing a wide variety of jungle life along the way. Upon arrival we stop for a rich healthy lunch and depart for an afternoon hike to visit a beautiful natural waterfall and swim. Healthy candlelit dinner and overnight at our secluded mountain lodge.
This day is purely dedicated to hiking. After enjoying breakfast, leave for a morning hike stopping to visit the local gold diggers and try our luck. Return to the lodge for lunch. Leave again in the afternoon for a hike uphill to enjoy the lush vegetation in the forest and the beach for a swim. Returning for massages and a delicious healthy dinner and overnight.
Today is our highlight-crescendo 'Indiana Jones Hike', in the National Park Corcovado, where we leave after breakfast when the sun is still low. We start our hike to a beach, crossing rivers and trekking through a beautiful jungle alive with monkeys, toucans, egrets, butterflies, and a lot more. We stop to savour our lunch on the banks of a river or in the shadow of a palm on the beach. Returning in the late afternoon for a yoga/stretch class, relax, candlelit dinner and overnight.
Depart early to take our flight back to San José and drive to Xandari Hotel before leaving for our hike at Bosque de Paz a hidden picturesque valley and cloudforest reserve, in hopes of spotting the famous Resplendent Quetzales. The forested slopes of this private reserve are crisscrossed by easily negotiable trails and home to a wide variety of wildlife including a large variety of birds that characterize. Return to Hotel Xandari for stretches, massages, candlelit dinner and overnight.
Early morning Yoga class and healthy breakfast before departing for a forest hike in Sacramento with very old and high tropical trees. In this part of the forest, you will climb one of these up to a platform and from there start your canopy tour. Linked to a steel rope you will pass from one tree to the next and get an incomparable bird view impression of the tropical forest. On your way back enjoy lunch on route until you arrive again at Xandari Hotel in the early afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free for your own activities or just recreation. Dinner and overnight at Xandari Hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, your guide will pick you up approx. 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of your international flight. Departure.