Airport Pick Up and Transfer to Quepos
Your driver will be waiting for you just outside the arrivals terminal at the airport, carrying a sign with your names on it. Your private shuttle will pick you up from the San Jose airport and take you to a unique, family owned eco safari lodge. Rafiki is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism.The lodge is nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle along the Savegre River, 30 km south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. Luxury Safari tents are set atop hardwood decks, each with rocking chairs, so you can sit back and admire the view in privacy. Imported from South Africa, the tent`s design lets you experience nature up close while keeping the insects at bay. Each unit features its own modern, complete bathroom. Overnight in the unique African style Rafiki Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Rafiki offers excellent white water rafting tours on the Savegre River. You have a variety of ways to get to the river, from the standard truck ride, to a 3 hour nature hike, and even a horse back ride. The ideal location allows you to enjoy all the adventure the river provides. Rafiki offers several trips, each catered for different ability levels, whether you are looking for the views or adrenaline. They also serve hot grilled meals and have full bathrooms along the river to keep you comfortable on your trip. Overnight in Rafiki Safari Lodge, all meals included
Choose one of these exciting activities:
Aqua Hike: This water based hike takes you along a hanging bridge over a tropical stream, gives you the chance to jump off a waterfall and to explore a cultural village. You will eat home grown food, cooked on a wood stoked fire, visit a spice farm and eat ice-cream from a remote general store. You will have stunning ocean and mountain views and your guide will point out wildlife and plants along the way. Overnight Rafiki Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Horseback Riding: Let your feet rest and your eyes wander as you make your way through the mountainous terrain on one of the sturdy horses. Horses are still used as a major form of transportation by the local people of the Savegre. Sometimes the tour will cross rivers, go to mountain tops with ocean views or even go for ice-cream in the village. Overnight Rafiki Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Time to hit the beach
Enjoy a private shuttle for the short drive to Manuel Antonio beach area, checking into your hotel, Si Como No, in time for an afternoon of beach fun. The internationally renowned Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches are just 2 km from your hotel which is situated on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the rainforest canopy. Combining this exotic setting with the finest foods, services and amenities available, the hotel offers a remarkable tropical experience. Overnight Hotel Si Como No. Breakfast included.
Canopy Zipline Tour
You will be met at your hotel and taken to the zipline course. This is one of the best canopy courses in the country with 10 ziplines, 2 rappels, a suspension bridge and a Tarzan swing. Enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared lunch before heading back to your hotel in the afternoon to relax by the pool. Overnight Hotel Si Como No. Breakfast and lunch included.
Jetski Snorkel Safari
There is nothing quite like zooming across the ocean in search of the perfect beach. You will have two double jet skis to take you on an exciting and breathtaking tour along the coast of Manuel Antonio. This is a fun morning seeing the coastline from the water and stopping off at some excellent snorkeling locations where you will swim with exotic tropical fish and be able to check out the abundant marine life. Overnight Hotel Si Como No. Breakfast included.
In the morning you will hit the beach for a private surf lesson with an instructor at the Surf School. Costa Rica is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches perfect for surfing and it is a fun sport to learn. Lessons with a local surf school will make sure that you learn the basics of surfing in a smooth and safe way. The surf lessons are given according to the tides and in an introductory surf lesson you will learn the basics of surfing such as standing, paddling, turning and tides as well as ocean awareness and surf ethics. Overnight Hotel Si Como No. Breakfast included.
Time to head home…
Enjoy your last morning in the hot tropical sun before taking your private transfer back to San Jose in time to catch your international flights home. Breakfast included.
San Jose Airport
Rafiki Safari Lodge
Manuel Antonio and then back to San Jose
Accommodations and Meals
3 nights Rafiki Safari Lodge, Savegre
4 nights Si Como No, Manuel Antonio
Private ground transfers within Costa Rica
Activities and Adventures
2 activities at the safari lodge; horse-ride, waterfall hikes or whitewater rafting
Zipline/Canopy tour in Manuel Antonio
Jetski safari snorkel tour in Manuel Antonio
Surfing lessons, two on one with an instructor