Early in the morning, before breakfast, join a small-group bird-watching tour (approx 2 hours). You will be able to see hummingbirds, toucans and if you are lucky the endangered Great Green Macaw. After breakfast, get ready for a private tour of the Finca Surá farm. You will be able to participate in cutting sugar cane and preparing the juice, as well as tasting seasonal tropical fruits and walking around the plantations. You will try unbelievably sweet pineapples, sugar cane, and see cinnamon, lemon trees, peppers, etc. For lunch you can fish your own tilapia and enjoy it with fried cassava, salad and natural juices - all products freshly harvested from the farm. Free afternoon and evening.
Included activities: Bird-watching tour and Finca Surá farm visit
Accommodation at La Quinta de Sarapiquí or Tirimbina Ecolodge
· Half-day white water rafting tour: This 7.5 mile trip takes you through the communities of La Virgen and Chilamate in Sarapiquí. It is a trip especially suitable by crystalline ponds and strong rapids. Along the journey one can enjoy four Class III rapids and about 20 Class II rapids, all of which have a good technical level. Half way of the journey on a peaceful pond, passengers can swim and eat the tasty tropical fruits of the season. No previous experience required.
· Hiking in La Selva Biological Station: One of the premier neotropical sites for biological studies, La Selva is a Mecca not only for scientists, but also hard-core birders and serious naturalists. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities on the edge of the rainforest have allowed researchers at La Selva the opportunity to make many exciting new discoveries about the workings of the most incredibly complex and biologically diverse ecosystem on planet earth. La Selva Biological Station is favored with a unique flora and fauna viewing experience. Agouties, sloths, howler and spider monkeys are seen frequently, as well as a wide variety of plants. Nearly half of the 850 species of birds in Costa Rica inhabit these lowlands, more than 70 species of bats and 5 of the 6 species of cats in the country.
· Cooking workshop: This activity consists of a guided walk through the trail, ending in the vegetable garden where people can harvest fresh products to cook. Then we proceed to the cooking class, where the entire group will learn about the properties of each one of the vegetables and participate cutting, boiling, or frying to prepare the dish for dinner. In the meantime, we try some other dishes. The cooking area is a beautiful big thatched roof building next to a pond on the trail.
· Natural History Walk: During this activity an expert will guide you through the trails. In addition enjoy the different characteristics of the unique vegetation in the rainforest, as well as sightings of different species of wildlife.