We will gather at Envision at 11 am at Envision Cafe to enjoy brunch, meet our travel companions, and then be on our way to the nearby beach town of Manuel Antonio for some rest and relaxation. Spend the day swimming, surfing, and enjoying the tropical beaches of the Pacific Coast. We will catch sunset and dinner at an epic local restaurant with ocean views. Night is free to keep the party going or kickback at our jungle lodge.
Today we spend the first half of the day out at sea on a private catamaran excursion exploring deserted beaches, snorkeling, and keeping an eye out for our dolphin friends. A picnic style lunch will be served aboard ship, and then more time to soak in the magic of the open sea and tropical coastlines of Costa Rica. We will have time to snorkel offshore reefs and enjoy the party on the boat complete with tunes, slip-N- slide, and good vibes. The night is free to explore the town of Quepos and our just chill by the pool!
Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys and another day of exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica! Enjoy a relaxing morning and then gather as a group to hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park. Our Tico guide will unveil many mysteries as we move deeper and deeper through rich and diverse jungle. Lunch will be ready after our hike at a local beachside restaurant. The remainder of day is free to enjoy local beaches which are excellent for surf, paddle-boarding, and swimming. Gather in the evening for a group dinner at sunset. Remainder of the night is free to dance and celebrate our last night in Manuel Antonio.
After breakfast we leave the coast behind and begin our drive over the continental divide to La Fortuna at the base of the Arenal Volcano, where we will be settling into Selina Hostel for the next 3 nights. En-route we will be stopping for exotic fruits and a nice local lunch. Our hotel has a sweet pool and beautiful garden where will spend the afternoon decompressing and relaxing. A nice dinner will be served at the lodge restaurant where we can all give gratitude and settle in for a night of deep relaxation.
Wake up to the natural beauty of the Arenal Volcano and the day is free to go ziplining, rafting, hike to an epic waterfall in the middle of primary rainforest, or just chill at the hotel. This night we will go to incredible hot springs.
After breakfast at the hotel our group heads into the jungle for ziplining high in the canopy which is lush with orchids, bromeliads and other epiphytes. Every year this is a total highlight that is exhilarating as well as breathtakingly beautiful. At night we will head into the town of La Fortuna for an incredible dinner.
After breakfast at the lodge, we say goodbye to the Arenal Volcano, and make our return towards San Jose, but not before a very special stop at La Ecovilla and the Tacotal Colectivo, both planned permaculture eco-communities founded by Envision co-founder Stephen Brooks. We will learn first-hand about ecological design, have a farm to table lunch, and then cool off in the crystal clear Machuca River.
Arrive to San Jose in by evening, check into hotel, and have one final group dinner together. Our hotel is located within a quaint gastronomy sector of San Jose, so lots of fine places to visit within walking distance and great places for drinks.
After enjoying our final breakfast together, we will say our goodbyes and begin to make our way to the airport feeling rejuvenated and inspired as we part for now with our new life-long friends and epic stories to share back home.
What is your favorite fruit? If you answered apple, strawberries, or conventional banana’s… you have a whole new world of fruit to discover!!! Let the Envision Tour be your guide to experiencing magic in Costa Rica. You will learn about permaculture, conservation, and sustainable community. I am forever grateful for Chad Carson and ALL the human beings who planned, took action, and taught a group of 21 people how to change their lives and the world for the better. I walked away with major life lessons learned, a BEAUTIFUL new family built, and a new found interest in a sustainable career. If you have the chance to take this trip, do so with an open heart and open mind. I promise you will learn, love, and explore the world just as it should be.
Envision Tour 2014
- Full Four-Day Festival Camping Pass with Early-Bird Entrance to Envision Festival 2018
- All Accommodations
- Private Bus with driver
- Bi-Lingual Guides
- All Activities
- 75% of meals
*Prices based on two people per hotel room. For private rooms add $595.
*Prices listed do not includes tax and fees.