COSTA RICA FAMILY DISCOVERY
15 days departing SAN JOSE from
Destination: Costa Rica
Tour Code: PCO
Explore the world's "greenest" country on this Costa Rica family holiday! Nestled between two great oceans where the continents meet, Costa Rica's natural beauty and abundant wildlife make for a holiday destination with a difference. Travel by boat deep into the remote Tortuguero National Park, brave the hanging bridges of Monteverde's famous cloud forest and relax in the thermal hot springs at Arenal. Take the family on an adventure of discovery, including both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and everything in between!
- Boat trip and 2 nights jungle lodge stay
- Tour of San Jose and National Museum
- Visit coffee plantation and butterfly farm
- Canopy Sky Walk in Monteverde
- Numerous professionally guided walk & hikes
- Two nights in Tortuguero National Park
- Two nights in Arenal Volcano National Park
- Two nights in Monteverde National Park
- Three nights in Manuel Antonio National Park
- Carara nature reserve visit
- Explore tropical cloudforest and lava fields
- Spot monkeys toucans and other tropical wildlife
- Take a dip in thermal hot springs
- Relax on idyllic sandy beaches
- Horseback riding US$15-$75
- Mountain hot springs US$5-$15
- Pacuare River rafting (seasonal) US$55-$100
- Canopy zipline tour US$60
As we know how important it is to match children of similar ages, our 20 July & 03 August departures are specifically for families with teenagers. Younger siblings are welcome upon request.
Grand American Adventures travellers will join our sister company for this special family holiday in Costa Rica.
Want even more adventure? Book one our 3 day jungle lodge packages after your tour, from US$769. Contact us for more information or click here to view more >
|Accommodation:||12 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis including breakfasts + 2 nights jungle lodge including all meals|
|Transport:||All transportation by private adventure vehicle|
|Guided:||Professional bi-lingual tour leader|
|Group size:||Maximum 16|
|Age range:||8+ (10% Child discount 8-16 years)|
Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.
Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.
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Day 1-2: San Jose
Make your way to the hotel to relax and unwind before meeting the group early on day two. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights, visiting a local coffee plantation and butterfly farm for a fascinating introduction to the natural history of Costa Rica.
Accommodation: 2 hotel nights | Meals: Breakfast included
Day 3-4: Tortuguero National Park
Travel by boat to our riverbank lodge deep in the rainforest. Tortuguero is home to toucans and kingfishers, numerous endangered mammals, and the nesting ground of the green turtle (Aug to Oct). Go on excursions by boat and on foot, with the experienced eyes of your guide to help spot the wildlife.
Accommodation: 2 nights in jungle lodge with meals included
(If you join this tour between August and October and are interested in the nesting ground of the green turtle, it is necessary to wear dark colours.)
Day 5-6: Sarapiqui
Known throughout the scientific community as one of Costa Rica's richest and most bio-diverse regions, Sarapiqui is also popular with travellers seeking the thrills of white-water rafting, horseback riding or a lazy boat trip down the Pacuare River to observe the flora and fauna.
Accommodation: 2 hotel nights | Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 1 lunch included
Day 7-8: Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal's conical shape and pyrotechnic displays greet visitors at Central America's most active volcano. Explore the national park's lava fields and forest habitat by hiking its many trails, or hop on a horse to take in more of the surrounding countryside, before a relaxing dip in thermal hot springs.
Accommodation: 2 hotel nights | Meals: Breakfast included
Day 9-10: Monteverde National Park
Home to over 100 mammals, 400 birds and 1200 amphibians and reptiles, this cloud forest reserve is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet! Explore the park by way of hanging bridges suspended from the trees to get in amongst the foliage and experience the forest from a different point of view!
Accommodation: 2 hotel nights | Meals: Breakfasts included
Day 11-13: Manuel Antonio National Park
Its magical beaches and abundant forests make a stunning finale to your trip. During two full days you'll enjoy a guided walk along the park trails and have time to relax on one of the idyllic palm-lined bays, with the ocean crashing in on the beach and white-faced capuchin monkeys peering out from the trees.
Accommodation: 3 hotel nights | Meals: Breakfasts included
Day 14-15: San Jose
Returning north, we'll visit Carara Biological Reserve en route to San Jose for one more night to reflect on the beauty and diversity of this magical land before checking out of the hotel for the end of the tour, and saying goodbye to your new friends.
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Children 16 years and under will receive a 10% discount off the published prices below. This will be deducted on the payment confirmation page.
The minimum age on this tour is 8 years except for our July 20th and 03 August departures which are designed for teenagers. Younger siblings are welcome upon request.
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