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Odyssey Ride

Caribbean Extension

Caribbean Coast Extension 

Day 1 to 6 -- Same as 8-day tour

Day 7: Pick up at 6 am and 4 to 5 hr transfer to the Caribbean Coast, check in at the beach hotel bungalows. Enjoy the afternoon at the beach or chose an extra activity option"
Rain Forest Canopy Tour
Eight aerial platforms joined by 1200 meters of cable are nestled into the jungle. Our professional guide will help you travel from one platform to the other securely attached to the cable. He will teach you the names of plants, animals, and how the local indigenous use some of the herbs you will see. You will enjoy the jungle from up above. Duration: 4 hours Departure time: 8:30 AM $ 55 per person (Minimum 2 people)
Surf Lessons
You don't need to be a professional surfer to experience the thrill of riding a wave. Our instructor is experienced and the Caribbean Sea is gentle with first-time surfers. Don't miss the opportunity! We will provide you with a surf board for the time of your life.
Duration of the lesson: 2 hours $ 60 per person
Sea and River Kayaking
At Punta Uva ‘s beach, with the help of a guide, you will kayak in the ocean first and then slide towards the Punta Uva river that unwinds into the jungle. After the kayaking, the options are: exploring the Punta Uva’s promontory, snorkeling or sunbathing at the beach. Punta Uva (Spanish for Grape Point) has been described by Outside magazines “one of the best seven beaches of the world.”
Duration: 3 hours + beach time Departure time: 9:30 AM $ 80 per person
Meals Included: D
Day 8:  Riding on the Caribbean Coast -- At first, in order to get familiar with the new horses, you will be taken on a brief horse's walk on the jungle’s trails. Then you will have opportunities for longer relaxing trails at a walk, trot or a breathtaking canter. A stop for swimming and resting on the beach is usually included. Duration: As long as you can take it (usually 3 to 6 hrs). Even an evening ride along the shore and a romantic dinner by the ocean can be arranged.
Meals Included: B, L, D
Day 9:  Beach Ride
Pick up at 9 AM. First we ride over the very scenic Playa Negra (Black Beach) then partway over the village road, towards Playa Grande (Long Beach). This is a really wild, quiet and deserted Caribbean beach, excellent for horseback riding and a nice brisk canter. We then enter into a beautiful tropical forest, where you can see the magnificent toucans and other colorful birds, sloth, howler monkeys and more. Your guide is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, so you can learn a lot during the ride. After 1.5 hours of riding we stop for a break. While the horses rest a while in the shade of a tree, Raúl may chop open some coconuts with his impressing machete and everyone gets one with delicious, refreshing coconut water inside to drink. On the way back there are again several nice opportunities for stretched out canters. After about 3 hours you arrive back at the riding center where you can refresh with a cold drink. On the way back to the lodge you may stop to see some nice boutiques and souvenirs shops there, and have an excellent Caribbean lunch in one of the local restaurants (not included). In the early afternoon we have the option toleave the horses behind and take a great guided boat trip on the Estrella River. A guide will take you to different lagoons to see river wildlife, crocodiles, herons, pelicans and much more ... like monkeys and slots on the trees along the river banks (extra cost $50 pp).
Meals Included: B, L, D
Day 10: Mountain and Waterfall Ride
The 6-hour ride starts at 9 AM or earlier (depending time of year). First we head to the beach and then up the mountain and straight up to the beautiful farm of Don Paco with his large herds of different animals. We leave our horses here and hike for about 45 minutes on jungle trails to an enchanting and pristine waterfall. Here we enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and a refreshing swim. In the afternoon we return via a different trail to the riding center.
Meals Included: B, L, D
Day 11: Carbon 2 Village Ride
Another exciting riding day. We start riding through the town of Cahuita. Near the National Park we have to cross the highway in order to get onto the mountain trails that take us to the Carbon 2 Village. Here we have a completely landscape with beautiful mountains, virgin jungle, rivers and waterfalls. The ride with stop for picnic will take most of the day.
Along the way we have the options to take part in a special guided hike into the Virgin Jungle to see a wide variety of birds, such as Tucans, Parrots, different colored frogs and many others etc (extra cost $50 pp). 
Meals Included: B, L, D
Day 12: Early breakfast and semi private shuttle transfer back to San Jose - drop off in San Jose city ... END of Tour.
Meals Included: B
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Conquistadores Odyssey Explorer
Tour Code: IT-CR-HRO10
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,595.00
Dates: Available all Year

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Difficulty : Riding Level (Click for legend) Lodging: Standard
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Ensenada Extension
Caribbean Extension
Caribbean Adenture Ext.
Tack: Modified McClellan, some Western
Horses: Criollos
Pace: 4 to 6 hours per day
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: San Jose
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Riding Level Explained
A Beginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
B Novice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
C Intermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
E Advanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.
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