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Eco Interactive Signature Family Vacation Experience – Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, La Fortuna and Kids Saving the Rainforest May 26, 2008

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This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $8151
Value Vacations Starting at $4116
Budget Vacations Staring at $3387

Itinerary at a Glance

Day One – Arrive in Costa Rica
Day Two – Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Day Three – Manuel Antonio Park / KSTR Learning Center
Day Four – Mangrove Tour / Day at the Beach
Day Five – Rainmaker Reserve / Family Reforestation Project (optional)
Day Six – Transfer to Monteverde / Children’s Eternal Forest
Day Seven – Arenal Volcano Discovery / La Fortuna Adventure
Day Eight – Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride
Day Nine – Eco-Cultural Tour / Poas Volcano / La Paz Waterfall Gardens / Artisans of Sarchi / San Jose
Day Ten – Return Home.

Magical Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe Manuel Antonio Park is the crown jewel of the Costa Rican National Park system and the pinnacle of the Costa Rican eco adventure experience. Eco Tourism was literally invented in Manuel Antonio. Through the Eco Interactive Experience your family will have an opportunity to explore three critical Costa Rican habitats, the Coastal Rainforest on Manuel Antonio Park, Mountain Rainforest of Rainmaker Private Reserve and the Marine Mangrove Swamps of Damas Island.

Costa Rica VacationDay One – Arrival in Costa Rica

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Day Two – Transfer to Magical Manuel Antonio
Take the day to explore and relax. Visit the incomparable beaches of Manuel Antonio

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Day Three – Manuel Antonio Park Tour / Kids Saving the Rainforest
Manuel Antonio National Park encapsulates the quintessential eco tourism experience: incredible beaches, magnificent offshore islands, and lush rainforest teaming with wildlife. Manuel Antonio Costa Rica VacationThe easy to navigate trails make this an ideal venue for your family to have an intimate encounter with nature. In Manuel Antonio Park you find monkeys (including the endangered Mono Titi), sloths and coatimundis. The experience is truly amazing. Your bi-lingual naturalist guide will open the secrets of the park to you in ways that you would never have thought possible.

Following the tour of the National Park, you will be taken Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Vacationto the Kids Saving the Rainforest Education Center. As part of the Kids Saving the Rainforest Experience, your family will learn about carbon footprint and how to take steps toward a carbon neutral lifestyle. We also provide your family an opportunity to participate in important reforestation projects and to learn the importance of reforestation in fighting the global warming phenomenon.

Day Four – The Exotic Mangrove Swamp Tour
Damas Island, just 30 minutes from your hotel, is an amazing example of mangrove swamp habitat teaming with wildlife. The mangrove swamps filled with crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds and reptiles.

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Within this habitat you will find whiteface monkeys, caymans, boas and on rare occasion the silky anteater. There are recent reports that a troop of endangered Mono Titi Squirrel monkeys have moved into the habitat. This tour can be experienced from the comfort of a canopied powerboat or for a more intimate experience we have a kayak tour available as well. With experienced bilingual guide will share the beauty and natural history of the canals.

Day Five: Rainmaker Canopy Bridge Tour and Conservation Project / Kids Saving the Rainforest / Rainforest Reforestation Program.
Eco Interactive has established a special partnership with the Rainmaker Conservation Project, within which we have incorporated the Kids Saving the Rainforest program.

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe Rainmaker Private Reserve is one of the last remnants of primary rainforest in the Central Pacific. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica. During your tour you will cross suspension bridges that transverse the canopy and learn about endangered species that you will find nowhere else on earth. During the tour, your family will explore one of the most important biological habitats in the entire world. Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe astonishing views of the coastline, mountain streams, waterfalls and the magnificence of it’s rainforest, makes Rainmaker an essential destination for nature lovers.

Following your tour at the Rainmaker Reserve, your family will have an opportunity to participate in their very own reforestation project, supported by Kids Saving the Rainforest. Your mini-reforestation project will not only offset the carbon footprint from your vacation, but also help to establish important habitat for endangered species.

Day Six – Monteverde -The Children’s Eternal Forest

La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family VacationThe Children’s Eternal Forest is one of the oldest nature reserves in all of Central America. The diversity and grandeur of this remarkable eco-system is unsurpassed. Following 45 minutes drive by bus, the adventure begins with an enthralling sixty-minute drive in a 4×4 to the scientific station of Pocosol. Accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide, this excursion circumnavigates a stunning volcanic lake at more than 3000 feet elevation. During your 4-hour experience you will explore the rich diversity of one of the most amazing ecosystem. Along the way you encounter will small volcanic fumaroles and rare and exotic wildlife the likes of which you will find nowhere else.

Day Seven- Arenal Volcano Discovery and La Fortuna Adventure
Arenal Costa Rica Vacation Against the backdrop of the fiery Arenal Volcano rests an adventure destination unlike any other in the world. In Arenal/La Fortuna you will find exciting adventure tours, hiking, trekking, bird watching, horseback riding, kayaking, and canoeing. Settle into your hotel, relax and prepare for the next days adventure.

Day Eight – The Amazing Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride.

Costa Rica Family VacationCosta Rica is famous for originating the Canopy Tour and the Canopy Tours in the rain forests of Costa Rica remain unequaled.

Your day’s adventure begins when you arrive at the stables for your safety briefing. After you are fitted up with your equipment, you will mount up, and ride 45 minutes through a pasture and wooded area that is host to monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other birds. La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family Vacation(This activity can also be done with or without the horseback portion of the tour)

Your family will dismount as they arrive at the edge of the primary rainforest. Your guide will take you on a short hike to introduce you to another of the regions unique habitats. This forest provides habitat for white faced and howler monkeys, unusual rodents, an amazing variety of birds, along with unique species of orchids and other canopy plant life.

La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family VacationThe tree top canopy tour not only offers a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe wildlife high in the canopy that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience.

Your family will fly from treetop to treetop along zip lines stretched above the canopy. From each individual platform you family will have an opportunity to observe the forest from different perspectives and to photograph the beautiful landscapes that are otherwise inaccessible. All the platforms are designed for observation of wildlife and are managed to insure there is no damage done to the forest.

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Day Nine – Eco-Cultural tour on route to San José.
We leave at 7:30 with course to Varablanca. The first hour of the travel is through the San Carlos plain, a fertile and rich land where we can find plantations of yucca, orange, corn, rice, papaya, sugar cane, coconuts, passion fruit, forest plantations and pastures. This zone bathed by pristine rivers, among them San Carlos River, protects important areas of tropical forest inside national parks and nature preserves.
After passing by Varablanca the ascent toward the central volcanic mountain range starts in which are located some of the more active volcanoes of Costa Rica.

This itinerary will take us for exuberant landscapes with cascades and forests.

At about 9:30 a.m. we will make a stop for around 2 hours in La Paz Waterfall Gardens. A beautiful place which combines the impressive tropical forest with tropical gardens, also we will visit the biggest butterfly garden in the world, and observe hundreds of hummingbirds feeding in the gardens while we follow the path that goes beside the river to observe 5 astonishing waterfalls that give a beautiful show for the view.
After the visit we continue the journey to eat lunch in a restaurant of typical foods. After the lunch us we leave toward Sarchí, well-known city as the cradle of the craft of Costa Rica. Here we will stop for a while so you have the opportunity to buy some memories of their trip.

Day Nine – Departure for Home

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10 Day – Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio Vacation #F10-001 April 20, 2008

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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

10 Day Luxury Vacation: Starting at $8071
10 Day Value Vacation: Starting at $4271
10 Day Budget Vacation: Starting at $3542
10 Day Luxury Villa Vacations also Available

Day 1 – Arrival to Costa Rica and travel to Arenal Volcano area.

A Eco Interactive Tours representative will welcome you at the airport and give you an introduction to your trip in Costa Rica.
Your private transportation will take you to Arenal where you will sleep in a family-owned hotel at the edge of the town by the most famous volcano in Costa Rica.

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Day 2 – Arenal Volcano

You will start your vacation with an afternoon hike on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano – observing wildlife such as monkeys and toucans. On a clear day you may see red hot lava rocks tumble down the side of the volcano.
You will have the early afternoon to relax and get to know the secrets of the local town.

At night, you’ll be treated to a visit to the ecological hot springs. Here you’ll have the chance to soak in many different pools heated by volcanic activity in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. You will also enjoy a wonderful typical dinner in the restaurant of the hot springs (included in price). (Breakfast and Dinner included)

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Day 3 – Arenal Volcano

Today you will visit a nearby indigenous community where you will learn about medicinal plants, visit tombs and petroglyphs, and watch an indigenous ceremony with traditional dress. You will also hear your indigenous hosts speak among themselves in their native language and hear an explanation of traditional art such as bow & arrow, masks, and drums. Includes a delicious local lunch.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 4 – Arenal to Monteverde

Morning transportation across Lake Arenal – this experience is an amazing tour by itself as it combines land and water transportation in a fast and fun way to get to Monteverde. Your transport will pick you up at your hotel in Arenal and take you all the way to front door of your hotel in Monteverde.

After your arrival to your beautiful cloud forest lodge near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, you will have time for lunch at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon you will tour a working farm that transport you back in time to the Costa Rica of the early 20th century. This tour will show you how the coffee and sugar cane plantations worked in the past and at the same time you will be introduced to the traditions and cuisine of the country. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 5 – Monteverde

This day starts very early in the morning with a guided hike in the Cloud Forest Reserve with an experienced naturalist guide who will teach you about this unique ecosystem while helping you spot birds and other wildlife.

Take this afternoon to relax and explore the towns in the area.  At dusk you will be picked up for your Twilight Walk, a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the nocturnal habits of the flora and fauna of the cloud forest.
(Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 6 – Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

You will take a private shuttle to one of the most beautiful Central Pacific beaches right next to Manuel Antonio National Park, the icon of eco-tourism in Costa Rica.

You will stay in a lovely hotel a few minutes from the beach (easy access with a quick bus or taxi ride). You will also have your semi-private pool at the hotel in case you just want to relax and cool off. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 7 – Manuel Antonio National Park

Today you will visit one of the most important and beautiful national parks in Costa Rica. This park provides a habitat to countless species of flora and fauna – some of them endemic to the zone and others in extreme danger of extinction. The Manuel Antonio park is a sanctuary to the preservation efforts of neighbors and international institutions. A naturalist guide will help you discover the jewels of this park that are like no other in the world.
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After the tour you will have the opportunity to bathe at the beaches of the park. This is a protected bay that is safe for swimming and playing. Eco Interactive Tours is proud to be part of the international efforts to preserve this magnificent natural environment and to expand its area. (Continental breakfast included)

Day 8 – Manuel Antonio and the Rio Seco

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You will enjoy a river walk and canopy bridge tour. Your day begins with a walk along the Rio Seco’s edge. Hand rails, easy to follow footpaths and observation platforms allow you to observe waterfalls and capture the rich biodiversity this unique site has to offer with photographs. Continuing up the trails you will come to a system of suspension bridges which gives you the opportunity to explore the majesty of the forest canopy from a bird’s eye view. After enjoying the trails and hanging bridges you will be treated to a typical lunch. (Continental breakfast and Lunch included)

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Day 9 – Manuel Antonio to Central Valley

Enjoy the beach this morning or just relax next to your swimming pool.
In the afternoon your private shuttle will take you to your family-owned and operated hotel near the airport.
(Continental breakfast included)

Day 10 – Departure for Home

(Breakfast included)