Designed for active families looking for the trip of a life time, filled with many exciting adventures in the volcanoes, wildlife watching, rain forest and near the ocean, and more educational activities; staying in standard 3* hotels (can be upgraded!). Pace is busy and we can make adjustments to adapt to your own rhythm.
Destinations and highlights: Arenal/la Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. The Sky Adventure tour is a must do tour!
Upon arrival at San Jose International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (complementary shuttle service provided by the hotel).
Overnight at Hotel Holiday Inn Express 3* sup – 1 Standard double room. Meals: None
Early morning transfer to La Fortuna, a village located in northern Costa Rica and home of the impressive Arenal volcano. On the way, pass by the picturesque La Paz Waterfall for unforgettable pictures of the wonderful waterfall! Then visit a local, artisanal coffee cooperative to learn about the ancient techniques and importance of coffee production in Costa Rica. A home-cooked Tico traditional meal and cup of coffee is included to complete the coffee experience! Arrive in La Fortuna and go for a gentle hike in the trails of the impressive Arenal volcano to see the lava flows from the 1968 lava eruption and great views of Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato.
Overnight at Hotel Volcano Lodge & Springs 3* sup for 3 nights – 1 Superior room. Meals: B & L
This morning we transfer you (less than an hour drive) to the village of Javillos and from there to Proyecto Asis Rescue Center. You will first tour the property to get to know the different animals and take pictures if you wish. Enjoy coffee and fruits on a break to then prepare the animal’s food together with the project’s employees, and later go and feed the animals. Transfer back to La Fortuna and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Volcano Lodge & Springs 3* sup – 1 Superior room. Meals: B
Enjoy visiting the Caño Negro wildlife refuge– A MUST do for Wildlife Lovers! On the way to the refuge, your expert bilingual naturalist guide will point out some of Costa Rica’s richest farmland. Board a comfortable boat on the Rio Frio to begin the tour. Spot different types of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, “Jesus Christ” lizards among others. This wonderful tour is completed with a delicious typical buffet meal followed by Tico sweets, coffee or tea.
Overnight at Volcano Lodge & Springs 3* – 1 Superior room. Meals: B & L
Morning transfer to Monteverde in a very original way! Transfer by van down to Lake Arenal, then by boat cross Lake Arenal and again by van reach Monteverde with a nice scenery way in the mountains.
In the afternoon meet a peasant family whom will show you a bit of the Costa Rican rural culture. Visit a farm, see plantations of bananas, cocoa, coffee and learn about the process involved in sugarcane, coffee and cocoa cultivation. To finish this unforgettable experience, you will be shown and explained the “guaro” process (cane liquor) and typical trapiches (sugar cane mills with oxen).
Overnight at Hotel Poco a Poco 3* for 2 nights – 1 Standard Bromelia room. Meals: B
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel to enjoy three exciting family activities in the hills of Monteverde cloud forest. Be amazed by the flora and fauna of the area by walking through and over the treetops in the hanging bridges. Your guide will make this gentle walk/hike very interesting by showing you the wildlife on the way. Later, explore the world famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a tram ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide. Finally, time for some adrenaline! Fly over the treetops through different safe cables. An exhilarant experience!
Overnight at Hotel Poco a Poco 3* – 1 Standard Bromelia room. Meals: B
Today a shared transfer will take you from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio. Arrive between 1:00 / 2:00 pm so you have all the afternoon to enjoy and explore the beach!
Overnight at Hotel La Mariposa 3* for 3 nights – 1 Standard ocean view double room. Meals: B
We pick you up at your hotel and drive on a scenery road of African palm plantations, little towns, small rivers and jungle to enjoy an exciting adventure in the Savegre River. You will receive a safety talk and an opportunity to practice before getting into the river. The Savegre River delivers class 3 rapids and is filled with bends and turns of excitement. Spend approximately 2 ½ hours in the raft taming the rapids, taking occasional stops to rest and admire some of the region’s beautiful flora and fauna.
Overnight at Hotel La Mariposa 3* – 1 Standard ocean view double room. Meals: B & L
Today we take you to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most famous in Costa Rica due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens. Your nature guide will share with you everything about the park. On the approximately 2 miles long flat trail you will see different species of monkeys and also sloths, birds, reptiles as well as orchids, butterflies and tropical trees. Do not miss the chance to stop at the beach to rest and play among the waves!
Note: The Park is closed on Mondays.
Overnight at Hotel La Mariposa 3* – 1 Standard ocean view double room. Meals: B
Morning at leisure in Manuel Antonio to visit the town of Quepos and to enjoy the beautiful beach or take an optional tour such as sea kayaking. In the afternoon travel back to San Jose with a shared transfer.
Overnight at Hotel Holiday Inn Express 3* sup – 1 Standard double room. Meals: B
Complementary shuttle transfer from your hotel to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
Note: the mentionned price is per person, based on a family of two adults and 2 childrens under 12.
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