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Yoga in Costa Rica
with Michel Bayan

2005 Dates TBA
Beaches, Rainforest & Wildlife
$2,298 per person double occupancy

8-Day Itinerary
Day 1-2 Manuel Antoino National Park
Day 3-4 Golfito Bay/Osa Peninsula
Day 5-8

Corcovado National Park

Optional Trip Extensions

1) Drake Bay
2) Tortugero National Park

3) Aviarios Sloth Wildlife Reserve
4) Whitewater Rafting - Pacaure or   Sarapiqui Rivers


Yoga every day with Michel Bayan, plus:

Day 1-2 Manuel Antonio Park
Highlights: Spectacular world-class beaches
White-faced and squirrel monkeys right on the beach!
      The most popular national park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio offers dense rainforests spilling down onto brilliant white sand beaches populated with friendly white-faced and squirel monkeys.

Day 3-4 Golfito Bay/Osa Peninsula

Highlights:Explore Golfito Bay Enjoy sunset kayaking with dolphins and a unique night-time excursion to snorkel at night and see the water come alive with blue sparkles of bioluminescence.
Wildlife: Dolphins, whales, monkeys, crocodile, egrets, ibis, scarlet macaws and more!

Day 5-8 Corcovado National Park/Luna Lodge
Highlights: This is THE place you dream of when you think Costa Rica! The most remote, most biodiverse, most wildlife (including many rare and indigenous species) and NO mosquitoes! Osa also holds the largest remaining stand of virgin rainforest in Central America. One of the last truly unspoiled and wild places in the world.
Wildlife: Osa is the absolute best place to see all 4 types of Costa Rican monkeys, (including rare squirrel monkeys) peccaries and other exotic wildlife, in greater numbers than anywhere else, and your best chance to spot jaguar and other big cats. It is one of the last stands for many extremely rare and endangered species including the Harpy Eagle and King Vulture. Over 400 species of birds including the largest population of scarlet macaws in the country.

     Hike Corcovado National Park with wildlife experts. Enjoy pristine beaches teeming with scarlet macaws, rare and endangered wildlife and stay at a world-class jungle lodge recently featured in Travel & Leisure magazine as "one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world"!

Trip Extensions:
     A natural network of scenic jungle canal navigable only by boat, Tortuguero protects over 350 species of birds and mammals, including endangered great green macaws and jaguars. It is one of the most important nesting sites for green sea turtles. Enjoy boating, canoeing and wildlife watching from your waterfront lodge. Call for different price options.
Drake Bay
     Explore Osa's wild northern end. Hike Corcovado National Park with local naturalist guides, boat to Cano Island for a day of snorkeling, or just relax at one of Costa Rica's best jungle lodges. Call for different price options.

Aviarios Sloth Wildlife Refuge
Stay at a Sloth Wildlife Refuge and Bird Aviary featured on Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Animal Planet, and Sir David Attenbourough's specials on the Discovery Channel. Canoe through virgin wetlands in search of exotic colorful birds such as the Purple Gallenule and Rosette Spoonbill. Hike nearby Cauhita National Park and follow troops of white faced and howler monkeys through the rainforest!

Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare or Sarapiqui Rivers
The Pacuare is the number one whitewater river in the country, featuring stunning gorges and powerful Class IV rapids.

    The Sarapiqui is one of the highlights of every paddler's "dream trip." Passing directly through La Selva Biological Reserve, the river is surrounded by old-growth rainforest and exotic birds. The next day we'll run the Puerto Viejo river, a remote river that rarely sees any humans besides us!




Aviarios Del Carribe Sloth Wildlife Sancturary
Howler monkey - Cahuita National Park,
La Selva Biological Preserve - Red-eyed Tree frog - walk with biologists
Whitewater rafting and kayaking, Sarapiqui River
Flatwater river expedition for optimal wildlife viewing
Arenal Volcano
Relaxing in a hot springs after our river adventure
Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, Monteverde Cloudforest
Tamandua (anteater) - March 2001 trip.
Monteverde Cloudforest, SkywalkCanopy Tour - (note monkey on bridge!)
Evening scarlet macaw migration, Carara Biological Preserve
Carara Biological Preserve
White-faced Capuchin Monkey with baby on back, on the beach at Manuel Antonio National Park
Squirrel monkeys, Osa Peninsula
Osa Peninsula
Typical group, 10 people, ages late 20's to mid 60's, average around 40's


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