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JACO-MANUEL ANTONIO TOURS

Tour Descriptions Jacó


ARENAL VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS TOUR (NIGHT)
Approximate pick up time: 09:00 a.m.

If you want a "one-of-a-kind experience", this tour is a must. You will be thrilled with the volcano’s magnificence. You may even witness an explosion of smoke and lava from the mighty Arenal. The exuberant vegetation in the surrounding areas will make you enjoy a relaxing scenery and the refreshing cool air of the alpine region. Bring your bathing suit and towel to take a dip in the hot springs.

What to bring: Camera, light jacket, swimsuit, towel, binoculars, walking shoes.
Lunch and dinner included.


CALYPSO PACIFIC ISLAND CRUISE
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

Departure from Jacó to Puntarenas, approximately 1 hour driving. Upon arrival in Puntarenas, you will board Calypso’s state of the art catamaran, the Manta Raya. As she makes her way to the Gulf of Nicoya her white clad crew pampers guests with fresh tropical fruits and drinks. Approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes south is the day’ palm-studded destination: Tortuga Island. The tour includes transportation to and from Puntarenas, a sumptuous seafood buffet, and a cruise among more that 7 islands and time for snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball on the beach or just plain relaxing.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, hat, camera, shorts, and light jacket. Lunch included.
NOTE: Snorkeling and kayaking equipment not included.


CARARA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 am

We will explore the reserve under a canopy of giant trees spotting monkeys and exotic birds. Then we will take a short drive to the beach for lunch and enjoy three hours of serenity and total relaxation by the ocean.

What to bring: Walking shoes, shorts, swimsuit, towel, suntan lotion, insect repellent, binoculars, and camera.


HORSEBACK RIDING
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

Enjoy a variety of terrain with river crossing before entering into a forest canopy. The property supports a variety of wildlife including scarlet macaws & monkeys. We then go up to a mountain vista where the 360-degree view of the ocean and countryside is simply spectacular. It is here that we get off the horses, stretch our legs, have refreshments and remember why we are in Costa Rica. It is breathtaking!

What to bring: Pants, T-shirt, camera, sun lotion and binoculars.


KAYAK JACO OUTRIGGERS
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

It is like rafting on the ocean with 8 paddlers and a guide in your canoe, you will glide easily past spectacular cliffs, filled with frigate birds and pelicans, and land on secluded beaches that offer the best snorkeling to be found on the central pacific coast. Our guides will make you feel at ease as they point out colorful fish and show you some of the underwater world. Then take a moment to relax and eat some fresh fruit.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, camera, and beach clothes.


MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

This park is the most popular in Costa Rica with beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle. Our naturalist guide will explain the history and geography of the area as well as help you get the most of your visit pointing out sloths, monkeys, birds and all kind of animals.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, walking shoes, camera, and shorts.
Lunch included.


ROMANTIC SUNSET TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 4:30 p.m

This two and a half-hour cruise will take you into the afternoon sun as it slowly sinks into the horizon. What could be more pleasant that laying back in a comfortable chair aboard the Breeze, sipping your favorite natural drink and admiring the most beautiful and unique sunsets in the world. The friendly experienced crew will make your feel comfortable and serve exquisite drinks and snacks.

What to bring: Sun lotion, hat, camera, and shorts.


TEMPISQUE RIVER CRUISE
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

One of the best bird watching tours in the country, combining the waterways of the Tempisque and Bebedero Rivers with the dry tropical forest.

What to bring: Walking shoes, shorts, suntan lotion, insect repellent, binoculars, and camera.
Lunch included.


TROPICAL RIVER MANGROVE ADVENTURE
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

On the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, along the Guacalillo Estuary and Tárcoles River and just a 2-hour drive from San José, you will have the opportunity to see one of the largest colonies of crocodiles in Costa Rica. A naturalist guide will take you a long a 200-meters trail on top of the mangrove, exploring its beauty. Then board our comfortable boats for the exciting ride along the estuary and enjoy the area, home for 250 species of birds such as tanagers, trogons, orioles, ospreys, seabirds and shorebirds such as cormorans, pelicans and roseate spoonbills, very common in the river mouth.

What to bring: Walking shoes, shorts, suntan lotion, insect repellent, binoculars, and camera.
Lunch included.


WATTERFALLS CANOPY TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

Three beautiful waterfalls, the plants and animals of rare transitional jungle combined with an exciting ride along steel cables. The platforms ranging from ground level to 100 feet above the ground include a Tarzan swing, suspension bridge, slide and a fully furnished (3 story) tree house in the style of Robinson Crusoe.
At the end of this tour and starting again at ground level, is a very long cable with an 80 feet rappel down for the truly adventurous.

What to bring: Hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, and insect repellant.


Tour Descriptions Manuel Antonio


BIRDWATCHING
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Let one of our experienced guides take you on a spectacular walk to see some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful species of birds and other wildlife. Along the way to Playa El Rey, you will have a chance to see over 60 species of low land and marine birds, including Boat-billed harrings, Green breasted mango’s, Antwrens, and 5 species of King fishers. This is an easy walk and everyone will have a chance to relax at playa El Rey with snacks and refreshments.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, walking shoes, camera, and shorts.
Snacks & refreshments included.


DAMAS ISLAND MANGROVE TOUR
Approximate pick up time: Depends on tides

Seat back and relax on this informative tour as our guide explains the mangrove ecosystem and point out wild life as sloth, crocodiles, boas, white faced monkeys and egrets. The tour will stop at Damas Island to enjoy a “Tico” style lunch or dinner.
Specially recommended for senior citizens.

What to bring: Sun lotion, camera, and repellent.
Lunch included.


DAMAS ISLAND SEA KAYAKING
Approximate pick up time: Depends on tides

Paddle protected inland waterways, a perfect place to learn this magical way of exploring coastal mangrove areas and seeing wildlife. None of this trip is in open ocean and the place of this trip is according to your abilities.

Requirements: Some experience and good physical condition.
What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, camera, and shorts.
Lunch included.


HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

This horseback riding tour is half day, where you will have a good opportunity to see the local countryside and jungle. Do not forget your bathing suit to take a swim in a beautiful waterfall on the way. For birdwatchers we recommend going in the afternoon for a better chance to see the toucans and some other exotic birds.

What to bring: Pants, hat, a change of clothes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Lunch included.


MANUEL ANTONIO COASTAL PADDLE
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

This a more challenging open ocean paddle along one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful coastlines from Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park. Paddle by islands that are nesting sites for unique coastal bird life including boobies and frigate birds. Visit the secluded Biesanz Bay and surf kayak at Espadilla beach.

Requirements: Some experience and good physical condition.
What to bring: swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, camera, and shorts.
Lunch included.


DOLPHIN WATCH COASTAL TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 8:30 a.m.

Cruise this spectacular coastline from Quepos to the Manuel Antonio National Park in search of dolphins, sea turtles and unique bird life including boobies and frigate-birds which nest on islands believed to ancient Indian burial sites. The tour guide will explain the history of the Quepoa indigenous community and the geology of the area highlighting dramatic features such as blowholes beneath towering cliff and formation of the National Park. The tour include a visit to the secluded beach at Biezanz Bay for swimming and tropical snacks.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, camera, and shorts.
Snacks & refreshments included.


MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

This park is the most popular in Costa Rica with beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle. Our naturalist guide will explain the history and geography of the area as well as help you get the most of your visit pointing out sloths, monkeys, birds and all kind of animals.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, walking shoes, camera, and shorts.
Snacks & refreshments included.


NARANJO WHITE WATER RAFTING
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

A class III and IV half-day challenge for more experienced paddlers. The Naranjo River drops steeply from the mountains above Quepos, through a beautiful jungle and takes you on a wild ride to sea level passing nearby farmlands and palm plantations. Water levels can rise quickly on this river upping the difficulty and adrenaline levels, so rafters should be physically fit and adventurous.

What to bring: Shorts, towel, and sun lotion.
Lunch included.


NAUYACA WATERFALLS TOURS
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

Come with us to see the most beautiful waterfalls in the country! Cascading 25 & 40 meters into a 8 meters deep pool which is excellent for swimming. The horseback riding tour offers you a contact with nature and better chance of seeing wild life. Let us take you through the beautiful countryside between Quepos and Dominical, and then through a majestic forest and wonderful vistas of mountains of San Isidro.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, walking shoes, camera, and shorts.
Lunch included.


RAIN MAKER
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

Rainmaker Canopy Walk is engineered to U.S. Standards, the six sections total 820 ft spanning from platforms attached to massive hardwood trees and reaching to heights over 180 ft above the waterfalls, to create the most impressive Canopy Walk in Costa Rica. The design allows minimal impact to the trees and forest below, providing guided tours, limited to eight guests, an opportunity to explore the majesty of the forest canopy from a birds eye view.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars, poncho, bathing suit, towel, hat, long pants.
Lunch included.


RANCHO CASA GRANDE WALKING TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

Is an excellent way to explore the plants and animals in the mountainous jungles near Quepos. This easy walk takes you on partly shaded trails, allowing you to explore and discover nature at a leisurely pace. During this 2 hours walk, you will have a chance to see howler, white-faced and squire monkey’s along with sloths and a wide diversity of birds.

What to bring: Hat, a change of clothes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Snacks & refreshments included.


RIVER WALK
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

This tour is a relatively comfortable walk along trails which weave trough cascading waterfalls and lush jungle landscape guided by Nature Interpreters who share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you along the way. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and towel you will have the opportunity to swim in cool crystal clear pools deep in the tropical rainforest.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars, poncho, bathing suit, towel, hat, long pants.
Lunch included.


SAVEGRE RIVER
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

This full day adventure includes an incredible journey which takes you into a very remote back country of the Rio Savegre for a 4 hour guided rafting trip with class II/III/IV rapids in rafts for 6 people or in a 2 man inflatable kayaks. There are great swimming holes and a large variety of birds and primary jungle (egrets, toucans, osprey, parrots, kingfishers, and cormorants). We will stop in a local village for lunch in a restaurant with great views and a nature path.

What to bring: Shorts, sun lotion and towel.
Lunch included.


SUNSET SAILING CRUISE
Approximate pick up time: 2:00 p.m.

The peace and serenity of sailing these pristine waters is an unforgettable experience and viewing the sunset from the deck while anchored in a beautiful secluded bay is truly romantic.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, camera, and beach clothes.


CANOPY TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

This trip offers the excitement of exploring the tropical canopy through a series of suspension platform, which are situated high above the forest floor. These platforms are connected by steel cables that have been specially designed for people to slide across, allowing you to discover the flora and fauna of the tropical forest first hand. You will have a chance to see a variety of animals, including howler and white-faced monkey’s, sloths and toucans.

What to bring: Hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Snacks & refreshments included.


PACIFIC ISLAND CRUISE
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m

Experience the breathtaking waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard the Breeze. Our full day cruises take you to the enchanting Tortuga Island where you will enjoy a taste of true paradise.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, camera, and shorts.
Lunch included.


 


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