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MultiSport vacations in Costa Rica, Guanacaste


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MultiSport tours in Costa Rica, Guanacaste
Tropical Riding Adventure

Itinerary for Tropical Riding Adventure

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive to Liberia Airport (LIR) or Tamarindo Regional Airport (TNO). We will provide private transport to the finca, located just minutes from the beautiful Pacific beaches of Guanacaste. Accommodations in comfortable air conditioned casa or casita. Late afternoon, you will have a ranch orientation and a Criollo Horse Demonstration, then meet your horse for your first short ride. When we reach the town of Portegolpe, we will tie up our horses and stop for a cold drink at a local Cantina in the village. At sunset we ride back to the ranch. Dinner at the ranch or local restaurant.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 2: Old Spanish Trail
After a full ranch breakfast, you will have a short introduction to riding the beautiful Spanish Criollo horses of Costa Rica known for their noble temperament and comfortable ride. Later in the morning, you will leave for the small cattle town of Tempate and ride the Old Spanish Trail, traveled by the early Spanish Conquistadors. Along the way, look for monkeys, tropical birds, and dry tropical vegetation. We stop for lunch and cold drinks in Cartagena at a typical restaurant and then return in the truck for a dip in the pool and relax before dinner at the ranch. 
Afternoon option: watch our trainer work with young horses using Natural Horsemanship Techniques or opt for a longer ride.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 3: Ride to Lorena
After breakfast, you will have the option of visiting Monkey Park and Rescue Center to see some of the wildlife and birds found in Guanacaste, or take a riding lesson. Lunch at the ranch.
In the afternoon, mount your horses for a ride through beautiful ranch country and the small village of Lorena to one of our most popular cantina stops at Chilito’s - La Cima. Sample their famous fried chicken and chips, a real taste of Guanacaste. Ride back to the ranch at sunset. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 4: Ride to Cartagena
After breakfast, get on your horse and ride through oxcart trails ands large working cattle ranches. Follow the trails of the conquistadors to Cartagena where we will have lunch at a typical cowboy cantina. Spend the late afternoon at one of the pristine beaches for sunset, or at the ranch working with the horses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 5: Tico Trail Ride
After a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee, you will take an early morning Tico Trails tour, passing along rivers, through impressive wooded countryside, ranches and picturesque villages. Along the way, you may see Howler monkeys, and colorful tropical birds as well as getting a glimpse of the traditional Sabanero cowboy culture. When you arrive back at the ranch, a traditional Tico meal cooked over firewood will be served. A special afternoon to be arranged or visit to a local fiesta when available.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 6: Sightseeing (no riding)
This a non-riding day to enjoy the Tamarindo Beach with shopping, swimming, surfing or you can opt for a river tour of the Palo Verde National Park, Flamingo Beach, deep sea sport fishing or all day tours to Arenal Volcano or Granada Nicaragua.
Morning Natural Horsemanship or Centered Riding instruction or lessons by arrangement.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 7: Ride to Puerto Viejo
After breakfast, you will meet your horses in the small village of La Garita & ride along hidden back roads canopied by giant tropical forest trees. Overhead, you may hear the conversations of Howler monkeys. When you reach the beach, your ride will stop in Puerto Viejo for a cold drink and then you will ride along the pristine white Pacific beach of Puerto Viejo, Conchal and Brasilito. Here you will take time to play in the water and photos. You can then either swim or walk on the beach before lunch or dinner at a beach front restaurant.  (times depend on the low tide)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 8: Departure
You will be transferred back to the airport. Horse-riding activity depending on transfer times.
Meals included: Breakfast

Beach Riding Extension

Day 9: Guanacaste Village Ride
Today, take an early morning breakfast ride along the old Spanish oxcart trails, passing through beautiful wooded countryside, ranches and small typical villages. Along the way you may see Howler Monkeys, colorful tropical birds, or other wildlife, while getting a glimpse of the traditional sabanero (cowboy culture) of the Guanacaste people. When you arrive at the village of Portegolpe, tie up your horse for a typical breakfast cooked over lena (firewood) at the home of a local family. After, ride around town to see life in a small Guanacaste village. Free afternoon at the ranch and sunset dinner on the beach.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 10: Sightseeing (no riding)
After breakfast enjoy a free day. You have the option of being taken to Tamarindo Beach and go shopping, swimming, or surfing. Later on, enjoy a sunset and a dinner on your own in Tamarindo. We will pick you up by arrangement. If you would like, you can opt for one of the many other tours offered in the area including Canopy/Zip line, Monkey Park, Coco Beach, or all day tours to Arenal Volcano or Granada Nicaragua.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 11: Ride to la Garita
After breakfast, meet your horses in the small village of La Garita and ride on secluded back country roads through dry tropical forest to the beach. Stop at Puerto Viejo for a cold drink, then ride along the beautiful Pacific beaches of Pt. Viejo, Conchal, and Brasilito. Tie up your horses for a lunch at the beach, at Don Brasilitos, with an option to swim before you are taken back to the ranch. In the afternoon, you can choose between two options: take a private lesson or work with your own horse using Natural Horsemanship Training in the ring. A sunset ride or dinner rides arranged depending on the tides.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Ranch

Day 12: Departure
After breakfast, if time permits ride in the ring or take your last photos and say goodbye before you transfer to Liberia or Tamarindo Airport . Optional stop at a gift shop or market is available depending on return flight times.
Meals included: Breakfast

Monteverde Extension

Day 9: Transfer to Montverde
After breakfast, your private driver will transfer you to your hotel in Monteverde (to be determined). Stop for lunch on route or add white water rafting with lunch.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Montverde

Day 10: Cowboy Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy riding the all day Cowboy tour (6 hours in the saddle - If you wish we can arrange a shorter ride)! The rest of the day is free for optional tours or visit the Quaker Community or Santa Elana.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch with Cowboy Tour
Overnight at Hotel in Montverde

Day 11: Guided hike in the Monteverde Clouded Forest Preserve
Breakfast at the hotel. Look for resplendent quetzal, other tropical birds, and unique flora and fauna while walking a variety of trails. A wildlife guide and transportation is included. Visit to the hummingbird area at the visitors center. Afternoon free for riding or natural history tours. Option for a Night Rainforest Walk.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel in Montverde

Day 12: Departure
After breakfast, private transfer to Liberia or San Jose for your flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast


Non-Riding Activities
Located minutes away from the most popular Pacific Beaches, there is ample time to take advantage of beach activities, canopy tours, fishing, river floats, and more.  On the ranch, watch the Howler Monkeys feeding in the trees, and colorful tropical birds and flowers in our gardens while you enjoy a cup of Costa Rican coffee.
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Tropical Riding Adventure
Tour Code: IT-CRIT17
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,180.00
Dates: All year except October

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: Tamarindo Airport (TNO)
Hiking, swimming, birdwatching. Extras: sport fishing, snorkling, sailing, surfing, diving, canopy tour, zip lines, surfing, rafting

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