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- 7 days/6 nights
- Next Departure: Nov 15, 2014
- From $3,898 / person
- ($1,098 single supplement)
Our Partner – Costa Rica Sun Tours
Austin Adventures is proudly offering this trip in conjunction with Costa Rica Sun Tours. Sun Tours is an active travel company focusing on eco-tourism, natural history, wildlife observation and the vibrant culture of the Costa Rican people. Their goal is to create a unique travel experience that transcends conventional sightseeing and tourist travel. Sun Tours aims to provide an in-depth perspective of Costa Rica that shares a world and lifestyle which is totally different and which will serve to enrich the visitor’s personal experience. Costa Rica Sun Tours was founded to help the sophisticated traveler explore Costa Rica – its flora and fauna, its people and culture and its wild and beautiful places.
Arrivals and Departures
Your trip begins with your arrival in San José at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport. After passing through Immigration, take the right hand side exit door and look for the Sun Tours representative who will direct you to customs. When you leave the building after clearing customs, look for a Sun Tours representative, who will be holding a sign that says “Costa Rica Sun Tours” with your name on it. Your guide will take you to Poas Volcano Lodge to meet up with the rest of the group. Your trip ends with a drop-off at the San José airport three hours prior to your flight departure.
Hiking: Easy to moderately strenuous hikes ranging from 3 to 5 miles.
Mountain Biking: 20 to 40 miles, terrain is a mix of mountain bike trails and paved roads, easy to challenging terrain.
Doka Challenge: A ropes challenge course spanning over Doka Estate’s coffee plantation including 14 different elements for participants.
Trail Running: 1 to 6 miles per run, easy to moderate terrain.
River Rafting: Class II and III rapids, no experience necessary.
Kayaking: Calm waters, no experience necessary.
Canyoning: No experience necessary, guides inspect all equipment and provide detailed instruction.
Functional Fitness: Morning workouts and/or practiced throughout the day on excursions.
Yoga/Stretching: Practiced often throughout the trip outdoors.
Discovery: Costa Rica, a tiny country that forms the land bridge between North and South America, is almost too good to believe. Although slightly smaller than West Virginia, it boasts a world famous National Park system, unmatched flora (including over 3,000 species of wild orchids), world-class rivers, active volcanoes and more species of mammals and birds than the continental United States and Canada combined! Did you know that a sloth has a unique sort of fur that is a breeding ground for algae? (The algae helps it blend in with its environment!) Could you have guessed that an armadillo is a good swimmer and can hold its breath for up to six minutes? Were you aware that when a number of howler monkeys let loose their lungs in concert, often at dawn or dusk, the din can be heard up to three miles away? Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, a place first explored by Ponce de León, the Spanish explorer, whose futile search for the Fountain of Youth became his signature expedition. Come discover “The Crossroads of the Americas!”
Sun Tours guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
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