Costa Rica Family Holiday

Experience the most popular eco tourism destinations: Tortuguero National Park, plus Arenal, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, a great adventure that will appeal to all members of the family.

Day 1 Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2 Boat trip to Tortuguero and hike around hotel
Day 3 Tortuguero national park
Day 4 Travel to Sarapiqui
Day 5 Rainforest Hike, Travel to Arenal
Day 6 Arenal Hanging Bridges and Arenal Volcano hike
Day 7 Don Carlos Farm
Day 8 Departure
Full Itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfasts.
  • All tours, land transportation and entry fees.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Costa Rica Family Holiday

Experience the most popular eco tourism destinations: Tortuguero National Park, plus Arenal, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, a great adventure that will appeal to all members of your family.

Day 1. Arrival and transfer to hotel

You will be met and accompanied to your hotel in San Jose.

Day 2. Boat trip to Tortuguero and hike around hotel

An exciting journey today by road and boat takes you to Tortuguero National Park. After settling in to your rooms at the lodge your expert guide will bring the surrounding area alive on a nature walk where you can learn about the secrets of the forest and unique ecosystem of the canals.

Day 3. Tortuguero national park

An early morning boat ride today takes you to the peaceful canals when the birds and animals of the forest are waking up. Caiman, monkeys, iguanas and many bird species can usually be spotted.
Later this afternoon there is a guided walk to the local village. Here you can find out about the local conservation work to protect the turtles who nest here every year and are endangered.

Day 4. Travel to Sarapiqui

After breakfast, return by boat to the dock near Limón, then you travel overland to Guapiles. After lunch, you will be taken by private transfer to Sarapiqui.

Day 5. Rainforest Hike, Travel to Arenal

This morning a local expert guide will take you on a hike on one of the many trails into the forest. Options for all abilities are available. This region is particularly diverse and now a protected area. In the afternoon you travel by private transfer to Arenal. Possibly one of the world’s most impressive volcanoes, Arenal.

Day 6. Arenal Hanging Bridges and Arenal Volcano hike

The hanging bridges are a wonderful way to get a bird’s eye view of the cloud forest canopy. Later this afternoon you have a gentle hike on the slopes of the volcano to visit some hot springs where you can soak in the thermal waters before returning to your hotel.

Day 7. Don Carlos Farm

Today the Vargas family awaits you to share the rustic experience of being a real “Costa Rican Lechero”.
The farm has 70 ha with lakes, gardens, rivers, medicinal plants, species, roots and fruit trees; and of course grasslands where approximately 400 cows have their home and food. You will visit the cheese factory and the dairy and of course get to sample the delicious snacks and cheese from the house.

Day 8. Departure

Departure transfer to international airport

Accommodation - Costa Rica Family Holiday

We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.

Presidente Hotel San Jose

In the heart of San Jose this is an ideal location to explore the main attractions of the capital city.

hotel-Arenal-Springs-Resort-accommodation

With its own thermal pools and sweeping views of the volcano this hotel makes a great base for a few days.

Hotel-Arenal-Kioro-pool-area

Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano.

Hacienda Guachepelin Rincon de la Vieja

A working horse and cattle ranch situated at the foot of the volcano.

Expert Lowdown - Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica appears small but journeys can be slow due to windy roads. We aim to minimise long travel distances with this itinerary, breaking it up with interesting stops along the way.

Beach time can be added on the Pacific coast. Not all beaches are suitable for swimming so ask for our recommendations.

Flight Information - Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica has 2 international airports, San Jose and Liberia. There are no internal flights required for this particular trip.

8 days from $1750 pp

plus international flights

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