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Conquistadores Odyssey Explorer


Itinerary for Conquistadores Odyssey Explorer



Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (SJO). Upon arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel near the airport. Overnight in San Jose.

Day 2: Presentation & Build-up ride
Morning transfer to Cien Fuegos Eco-Ranch & Stables, located along the Trinidad river in the Dry Central Pacific Region, the starting point of your riding adventure. After horse assignment and our presentation, you will head towards Hacienda La Maravilla, riding along rolling hills and meadows into the Gallery Forest alongside the Cuarros river – an excellent spot for wildlife encounters! We meander across the river following a country lane passing en route farmland, rural homes and finally arriving at the hacienda grounds. This afternoon, there will be an exploratory ride following the private trails. The next three nights will be at Maravilla House lodge (shared bathrooms) which remote location and attractive scenery will no doubt gives a better feel of typical Costa Rican life and living than anywhere else on the locations you will be visiting.
Riding: ~3 hours in the saddle
Meals Included: B, L & D (EG & LG)


Day 3: Coastal Ride
Today’s ride will take you to the Pacific coast following country lanes and an old ranch trail which lead to Tivives Crag. The Spaniards first started their conquest of the Central Pacific around 1561 right from this very spot! Ride across the Cascajalillo Mangrove Swamps and along the coast. Depending on tide times, lunch will be served at a local café or as a picnic on the beach or back at Maravilla. Again, depending on the tide you climb on horseback towards Cuevas Crag, enjoying unique views of the Pacific Ocean or alternatively, ride along the shoreline towards Guacalillo beach. Follow a country lane back to hacienda Maravilla.
Riding: ~5-6 hours in the saddle
Meals included: B, L & D (BG) (LG)


Day 4: La Mariana Estate & Countryside
This morning you have an exploratory ride of the hacienda’s 1000 acres and its private reserve, riding through rolling hills and savannah’s towards the Transitional-Dry Forest and the lush Gallery Forest. Here, the terrain is picturesque, predominantly flat with gentle slopes and forested valleys. As you ride over the higher areas you will be able to gain excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and perhaps spot some of the local area’s wildlife too. Back at the hacienda in time for lunch and relax. This afternoon there will be an optional ride in the Southern part of La Maravilla Hacienda. After a few gentle hill climbs you may experience an Ocean view sunset – the Pacific coast has the reputation for being amongst the world’s top best places to experience this beautiful event.
Riding: ~3-6 hours in the saddle
Meals: B, L, D (BG) (LG)


Day 5: Machuca River Canyon Ride
Your final ride in the Central Pacific will take you to the Machuca River basin, passing Cascajal village, you will ride into the area where this river canyon broadens onto the plains. Heading towards the Jesús María River basin, allowing exploration of the plains and forested valleys along the Machuca River Canyon, where the land is very fertile and most commonly used to cultivate melons. Afternoon you will take a 3 1/2-hour transfer by vehicle to the Northern Region home to Arenal Volcano which last erupted in 1968 and remains one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Overnight in Arenal.
Riding: ~4-5 hours in the saddle
Meals Included: B, PL, D (BG)


Day 6: Nature walk at the base of Arenal Volcano & Visit to thermo-mineral Hot-water springs
This morning you will be picked up and take a short 25-minute drive to El Silencio farm at the base of Arenal Volcano. You will take a 2 ½ guided nature walk  towards Arenal Volcano and the lookout point. As you walk through the forest, you have the possibility of spotting 3 species of monkeys, sloths and a wide variety of birds, including the Toucan. The walk ends with a refreshing beverage and providing there are clear sky conditions, you may enjoy a magnificent view of Costa Rica’s most active volcano, which has been on constant activity since 1968. Later on you will enjoy free time at the beautiful Arenal hot water springs and gardens - an excellent complementation to your riding adventure! These thermo-mineral waters, which some people claim to have healing powers,  will help you to leave feeling relaxed! Overnight in Arenal.
Meals Included: B & L

Day 7: Morning of leisure & free afternoon
This morning will be at leisure for you to relax , enjoy the swimming pool or take any of the optional adventure. Arenal area is a true adventure lovers heaven and offers great opportunities for exciting adventures that will perfectly complement your riding vacation! From Skytrek (zipline) and Tram tour; Waterfall Rapelling and Canyoning; Canoeing; Mountain Biking, to Kayaking on Lake Arenal, you will be certain to find a suitable addition to your equestrian adventure! All these adventures are available at an extra cost and can be booked in advance to guarantee your space. This afternoon at around 1 p.m. you will take a shuttle transfer (regular pooled service) back to your San Jose hotel. Overnight in San Jose.
Meals included: B

Day 8: Flight Home
Morning at your leisure and transferred to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in time for your flight back home and we say our farewells.
Meals included: B


Keys: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (TG) Transfer Guide,  (EG) Equestrian Guide, (LG) Local Horse Master/Guide.

Important Note: This is a sample ride dossier, planned several months in advance. The ride can be operated in different order other than as described above. Arrangements (routes or facilities) are subject to variation by the outfitter depending on local conditions. All riding times contained in our itineraries are based upon riding at a slow/moderate pace throughout.
 
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Conquistadores Odyssey Explorer
Tour Code: IT-CR-HRO10
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,595.00
Dates: Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
Activities:
Skytrek (zipline) and Tram tour; Waterfall Rapelling and Canyoning; Canoeing; Mountain Biking, to Kayaking on Lake Arenal

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