Join us at Discovery Horse Tours for a week-long vacation that will have you feeling deeply connected to yourself, horses and nature!
Leave all your worries and stress at home.
“There is no Wi-Fi in the forest but I promise you’ll find a better connection” ~unknown
Your vacation is all about connecting to mother nature and horses in such a way that you leave here changed forever. Ride horses or hike on a wildlife Eco reserve enjoying the splendor of its biodiversity. Enjoy Yoga and Meditation, healthy breakfasts and lunches all on the beautiful acreage our horses call home.
Relax! Rejuvenate! Connect in the most profound way! The week will leave you wanting to come back and bring all your friends!
Your soul will rejoice as you connect not only with nature and yourself but with majestic creatures too! Not to mention all the other wildlife that bless us with their presence!
Included in your incredible vacation are Jose’s Crocodile Tour and Rainmaker Park. You will also get to choose one of the following excursions/activities: Surfing lesson, Zip lines, Massage in the privacy of your room, more Yoga or more time with horses.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”
Your week at a glance:
Arrival day- Sunday:
Once you land, you will be greeted by our professional driver who will assist you with your luggage and direct you to his air-conditioned private transfer van. Take in the incredible views as you are driven through the mountains from San Jose International airport to your beach front hotel in Playa Hermosa, situated on the stunning Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. You will be greeted at the hotel by one of our staff who will give you your room keys and a welcome package. Once all guests have arrived enjoy a meet and greet by some of the Discovery Horse Tours team members.
Day 1- Monday:
Your week begins with a short picturesque drive to the farm for a wonderful session of Yin yoga with Tibetan singing bowls playing in the incredible space we’ve created amongst nature and the majestic horses that will be your companions for the week. (all levels welcome)
After a nutritious breakfast, come meet your equine partner and start the connection you came for. Spend time getting to know each horse and bask in their presence and energy.
After a healthy and filling lunch, we will whisk you back to your hotel for a shower and change of clothes then it's off to “Jose’s Crocodile Tour” more than just a crocodile tour.
Day 2- Tuesday:
After breakfast at a local eatery, we will head out for a once in a life time day at one of the most incredible horse ranches you’ve ever encountered. Horse and Soul Connections will have you connecting with yourself and horses in the most profound way, in a safe, supportive and healthy environment. Their horses have a unique way of encouraging and teaching us to be present and to let go of what no longer serves us. This is an experience you will never forget. To see more about horse and soul connections please see their website at http://horseconnectionscostarica.com
Following the day at Horse and Soul, enjoy a delicious lunch at another local soda (restaurant) and then return to your hotel. Once back at the hotel, reflect and write about your experience with Horse and Soul or just enjoy some leisure time. This is YOUR vacation. Do what makes you happy!
Day 3- Wednesday:
Start the morning right with a drive to the farm for a magical Meditation session at 8:00am. First enjoy a hearty breakfast, then take a short walk to the prepared area where you will immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of nature and horses. Hear, feel and draw the calmness nature creates with horses around you, listen to their rhythmic breathing all while being guided by a trained meditation instructor. All levels welcome.
Then walk back to the stable area and get ready for your first adventure by horseback. The Birds Eye View trail was created with birding in mind. We start this trail through a swamp area which is home to many bird species, then begin the trek up the mountain to a viewing point where you can take in the vastness of the beautiful farm from a “Bird’s Eye View”.
Upon your return, a delicious lunch awaits. Relax and refresh yourselves while chatting and connecting with your new friends. This is the day you choose your activity or excursion of your choice. Choices are: more horse connecting at the farm, surf lessons, yoga or meditation, massage, zipline and more.
Day 4- Thursday:
Time for a horse free day with a visit to Rainmaker Park, a majestic rainforest conservation project. This place is heaven on earth! Enjoy the natural rainforest trails and suspension bridges safely connecting the rainforest canopy. This place will take your breath away! Swim in the waterfalls and immerse yourself completely in the biodiversity of Costa Rica. Float on your back in the natural pools, taking in the unrivalled backdrop of tropical rainforest while the water quietly resets your natural rhythms. You may also wish to enjoy a cold one at their private micro brewery upon your return to the entrance!
After a leisurely lunch at the park, enjoy some free time until we meet you at your hotel where Fran and Jenny will grace us once again with a sunset Yin yoga class and Tibetan singing bowls at 5:30pm
Day 5- Friday:
We start the day right once again at the farm for a nutritious breakfast. After breakfast we will head out by horseback, this time to enjoy the fabulous Jungle Spa tour. Looking out for monkeys, toucans and parrots along the way, we weave our way around the reserve and deep into the rainforest to a secret natural spring. Here we luxuriate in a clay mud scrub that will leave your skin feeling incredible.
Upon your return to the hotel, join us for another incredible Meditation at sunset. This will ensure you sleep like a baby!
Day 6- Saturday:
On this last full day, you will once again be taken to the farm for your final Yin Yoga class at 7:30. Following yoga, replenish yourselves with a very special, nutritious, farewell breakfast, prepared for you with love and care.
Get ready to be wowed! Shawna and Rod have a big surprise for you after breakfast!
Departure day- Sunday:
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then head back to San Jose in your air-conditioned private transfer for your flight home and get busy planning your next trip with us!
Pricing for a 6 night vacation is $2295 including all taxes. Please contact us for more info..
This price includes all transfers to and from the airport, to the ranch and back each day, 6 nights accommodation at the beautiful beach front hotel Tortuga Del Mar in Playa Hermosa (discounts offered for room sharing)
Price also includes breakfast, and a hearty local lunch (evening meals are not included but lovely restaurants are located within a very short walking distance from your hotel). Also included are all trail rides (all rides are 2.5 hours ) and additional local tours. Prices, DO NOT include flights from your destination country or meals on travel days.
We got you! All you need to do is book your flight and we will take care of all other details for you, you don't need to worry about a thing. From booking the hotel to collecting you from the airport, rest assured we have it all covered. Just relax and let us give you a vacation of a lifetime.
Booking secured with a $500 deposit.
This schedule can be subject to change (especially during rainy season).
You can click on the link below to see our hotels of choice, the beautiful Tortuga del Mar, another option is Club Del Mar located closer to Jaco, if you choose this hotel, please contact us for the price difference.
Tortuga del Mar: a really nice beach front boutique style hotel, great hosts and clean pretty rooms with swimming pool.
Club del Mar: a super resort style hotel, ocean front with a great restaurant. see website for prices.
Restricted to riders under 200lbs in weight. Groups of 6 to 8 to run this week long vacation!
See you in Paradise!