Ranch & Beach

  • Experiencing Nature in the Rain Forest Family

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 3 Nights lodging in Rincon de La Vieja area
  • 3 Nights lodging in Tamarindo beach
  • Daily breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Private transportation for arrival and departure (airport – hotel – airport)
  • Local English speaking guides during all the activities
  • Private transportation between destinations
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guided tour
    Canyon Canopy tour (zip line)
  • Tamarindo beach sunset sailing tour

Itinerary

RINCON DE LE VIEJA NATIONAL PARK | TAMARINDO BEACH

DAY 1 | ARRRIVAL TO LIBERIA - RINCON DE LA VIEJA AREA
A representative will be waiting for you an the airport. He will provide you with an information package that contains your travel itinerary in detail with pick up times and contact information, vouchers for services and other important documents. Once you are ready, you will depart towards the Rincon de La Vieja mountain area that is 1 hour away. Your adventure lodge is located on the edge of the national park. The hotel is surrounded by the tropical dry forest common of this area.

Check in at your hotel and the rest of the day is free, you can go and check the horses if you have time or you can just relax and refresh by the swimming pool. There are some trails around the property which you can explore on your own.

Overnight in Rincon de La Vieja area.
No meals included today

DAY 2 | RINCON DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK GUIDED TOUR
Your trip in the tropics will begin with the exploration of an active volcano on a captivating trail that winds throughout the dry forest. This will be a 3-hour walk with constantly changing altitudes that will show you many different landscapes. The “Las Pailas” section of the Rincon de La Vieja National Park is the perfect place to witness the power of an active volcano. You will see the bubbling volcanic mud as the power liberates the underground with the energy given off from the volcano. This power is an important source of energy for many industries.

The trail is a loop of about 3 miles. You can find a wide variety of vegetation, primary and secondary forests that are home to beautiful mammals such as raccoons, white-nosed coatis, Central American agoutis, armadillos, white-tail deers, tapirs, and three species of monkeys. Some of the most common birds are the Blue-crowned Motmot, the Crested Guan and the Emerald Toucanet.

As you continue along the trail you will encounter many different displays of volcanic activity that will make it impossible to forget that you are in an active volcano region. Steam and sulfur pour out of the yellow and rust-colored ground at natural fumaroles. Clay and coffee-colored pools bubble with boiling hot volcanic water. Smooth gray volcanic mud froths and explodes upwards at the “cauldrons”. You’ll also find beautiful little rushing rivers and small waterfalls crisscrossing the trails. The tour departs at 8:30 am from your hotel.

You will return to the hotel after the hike and the rest of the day is free to enjoy the hotel facilities or take an optional tour (not included).

Overnight in Rincon de La Vieja area.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 | RINCON DE LA VIEJA AREA, CANYON ZIP LINE TOUR
One of the best zip lines in the country, not only because the wild scenario you will be in but also because the flight through the trees, rappel, rock climb, swing like Tarzan, and cross hanging bridges over a narrow river canyon. Your playground is the spectacular White River Canyon, formed by water erosion over millions of years.

This is one of the best zip lines in the country. You will experience the wild scenery as you take flight through the trees. You will rappel, rock climb, experience the Tarzan swing, and cross hanging bridges over a narrow river canyon. Your playground is the spectacular White River Canyon that was formed by water erosions millions of years ago.

The afternoon is free so you can visit the hotel’s natural spa and enjoy a natural treatment on your skin. You just need to cover yourself with volcanic mud, wait until it dries and then submerge yourself in the natural heated hot springs. Massages and other treatments are available for an extra cost.

Overnight in Rincon de La Vieja area.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 | RINCON DE LA VIEJA | TAMARINDO BEACH
Today you will be transferred to the beautiful white sand beach of Tamarindo located 1.5 hours away from Rincon de la Vieja area. The driver will pick you up around mid-morning and take you straight to the beach. Tour hotel is a boutique property located only 5 minutes walking distance from the beach but also close to everything in town.

The afternoon is a leisure time you have to explore the beach and enjoy the warm waters of the tropical Pacific Coast. The waters are perfect for swimming and doing various water sports such as surfing or snorkeling. The beautiful sunsets of Tamarindo are a sight that you will never forget.

Overnight in Tamarindo Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 | TAMARINDO BEACH
Leisure day to enjoy the beach and explore coasts at your own pace. There are several shops in town that offer surfboard, bicycles, ATVs and small golf car rentals so you can explore the nearby beaches and towns. The white sand beach is also waiting for you. Enjoy a long walk and explore the beautiful Langosta beach south of Tamarindo or you can walk in the other direction and get to “Playa Grande” after crossing the Tamarindo estuary with the help of a taxi-boat.

Once a quiet fishing town, Tamarindo is now the area’s most developed and accessible tourist town. Located in the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo offers visitors of every budget a chance to experience the region’s unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity. Despite the town’s recent and ongoing development, it retains the laid back vibe that is so characteristic of the region.

Overnight in Tamarindo Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6 | TAMARINDO BEACH, SUNSET SAILING TOUR
Today in the afternoon you will enjoy the best adventure available in the area, a Sunset Sailing tour on a 66 foot modern catamaran. The boat expedition departs right from the beach therefore you can walk to the meeting point.

Once on board the catamaran, a crewmember will give an introductory speech to explain the tour and you will begin sailing to one of the most pristine beaches in the area. En route to the secluded beach be on the look out for turtles, dolphins, flying fish, or whales. There will also be a line casted off the back of the boat in hopes of hooking a yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, or even a sailfish. Eventually, the boat will pull into a secluded bay and drop anchor.

Snorkel equipment is provided so you can admire the colorful rocky reefs and look for exotic sea life. Some of the more common animals seen include tangs, puffers, porcupine fish, eels, starfish, sting rays and seahorses. While you enjoy the bay, the crew will be preparing a light lunch. Following lunch the anchor is pulled back up, the sails are raised, and we will start navigating among the bay. You will arrive to the final anchor location as the sun nears the horizon and the sky melts in thousands of colors (the tour is also available in the morning).

Return to the hotel after this exciting activity and the rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Tamarindo Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY  7 | DEPART COSTA RICA
Today you will say good-bye to the beautiful Costa Rica and its people for it is time to travel back home and reunite with family and friends. One of our drivers will pick you up at the hotel and take you straight to LIR International Airport, located just 1 hour from the hotel. In Costa Rica you must be at the airport 3 hours prior the departure time.

Meals included: Breakfast

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch

Hotels

HOTELS
CITYHOTELRoom
Rincon de La Vieja Hacienda Guachipelin HotelStandard Room
Tamarindo Beach Pasatiempo HotelStandard Room

Land Package Prices Per Person

Daily Departures
Valid through December 2017
 DOUBLETRIPLECHILD
Prices Starting From:$1,079$924$517
**Children rate applies if they are 10 years old or younger. Maximum 2 children sharing the room with parents.

General Details of the Price
Prices are per person and in U.S. dollars.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Children rate apply for children under 10 years old. The child rate applies when the child is sharing the room at least with two adults. Maximum two children per room with two adults.
These rates apply from December 15th, 2016 to December 15th, 2017. Peak Season: December 20th, 2016 to January 5th, 2017 and from April 9th to 16th, 2017 (increase of the prices apply).

The package does not include
Optional tours
Departure taxes ($29 per person)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Airfare
Tips

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