GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Holbrook Travel here has designed a Costa Rica
program for clients who enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking on
categories III and IV rivers.
The firm's Tres Rios Aventuras program includes whitewater
rafting and kayaking on three of Costa Rica's most challenging
rivers -- the Pacuare, the Sarapiqui and the Penas Blancas -- plus
hiking, sightseeing and accommodations in rain forest lodges.
After spending the first night at the Hotel Europa in San Jose,
clients spend their second day whitewater rafting on the Pacuare,
which has been declared a "wild and scenic" river by the government
of Costa Rica. A box lunch along the riverside is included.
After an overnight at the Selva Verde Lodge, an eco-lodge set
within a 500-acre rain forest, clients spend the third day hiking
the rain forest's trails, riding horses and swimming.
The fourth day is spent rafting or kayaking on the Sarapiqui
River, whose banks are surrounded by trees that are home to several
species of monkeys and birds.
The fifth day is spent whitewater rafting on the Penas Blancas
River in the Arenal Volcano region, an area surrounded by rugged
terrain that includes half of the species of land-dwelling wildlife
found in Costa Rica. Clients can spend their evening enjoying the
Tabacon hot springs or relaxing at their overnight hotel, Las
On the sixth day of the trip, clients return to San Jose for a
day of sightseeing or relaxing and an overnight at the Hotel
The land cost of the package is $757 per person, based on double
occupancy, with a minimum of four participants and a maximum of 12.
Air fare is extra. The land costs include accommodations, land
transportation, rafting and kayaking excursions, guided naturalist
hikes at Selva Verde and most meals.
Available departures are scheduled for May 23, June 13, July 4
and 18, Aug. 8 and 29, and Nov. 21.
Holbrook Travel, Phone: (800) 858-0999