April, 19 - 26, 2014
Day One (Sat): San Jose airport pick up (with fresh coconut water). Dinner and sleeping at Los Pinitos
Day Two (Sunday): Hiking tour of our farm. Learn about the challenges that organic farmers face today and how this is influencing the landscapes and farmers' communities in Costa Rica. Basic notions of self sufficiency in the tropics, medicinal plants. Discover the rich fauna and flora of our region. Nice Zip line/canyoning or go swimming/hiking to a beautiful river.
Day 3 (Monday): visit to the volcan Irazu
Day Four (Tuesday): Guayabo National Park and Monument (a UNESCO world heritage site!) and then spend a day with a typical Costa Rican farming family and enjoy visiting their farm and biodigestor after a typical meal
Day 5th (Wednesday): Visit CATIE botanical garden and collections. Farmers market, souvenir shop and coffee processing. Learning to make soap.
Day six (Thursday): Caribbean beach excursion.
Day 7 (Friday): Hike through the biggest coffee farm of Costa Rica. Learn about coffee history, growing, processing, and environmental and social certification. If time permits and if in season, you can pick some coffee. Visit historic church, Picnic and swimming in a (cool) pool under a huge waterfall
Day 8 (Saturday 6th): Airport drop off
Program is not necessary in that order. Final program dates will be based on date of arrival.
Most activities and events directly benefit many small scale local farming families.
Each family will be accommodated in one or more tents with beautiful private bathrooms attached to each tent. Singles will have their own tents and bathrooms as well.
Nutrient and enzyme-rich food. Real butter, virgin coconut oil, sourdough bread and sauerkraut, stock. Delicious Caribbean and continental food will be prepared based on Dr Price’s findings and the Nourishing Traditions cookbook of Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. Vegetarians (plenty of organic 100% grass fed cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs and soaked beans) and gluten intolerant will be accommodated (we cook with manioc root powder or other non gluten based starch) as well.
Single occupancy $1379.00
Double $1129.00 per person
Triple $1049.00 per person
Quadruple $989.00 per person
Children (4 to 11 yrs old) $989.00 as well
Children up to 3 years old do not pay (but must be supervised by parents) at all time.
Forms of Payment
Please note that a $175.00 deposit is needed to confirm these prices and reservation.
· Payment is to be sent to my US Wells Fargo Account, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for account info.
· After deposit do email and let me know
The price includes:
• all transport (in Costa Rica) incl. airport shuttle,
• National Park fees,
• All food and beverages and accommodation in tents