The ultimate trip for active families! A paradise for nature and adventure lovers, Costa Rica is a country of rainforests, volcanoes and outstanding natural beauty. Get active whilst enjoying the abundant wildlife and nature on this action packed holiday.
Zip-line through the rainforest canopy
See three-toed sloths & sea turtles in Tortuguero
Float along river rapids
Go cycling at the foot of Arenal Volcano
Relax in the hot springs after a challenging hike
Your tour begins in the capital, San Jose, and from here you travel through the cloud forest of Braulio Carillo and onto the waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero where you spend time kayaking and hiking. Visit Sarapiqui, famous for its adventure sports, go cycling in the shadow of Arenal volcano and hike to the famous waterfall of the sky-blue Celeste River.
Day1: Fly to San Jose
Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, arriving later the same day.
Day2: Travel to Tortuguero via Braulio Carrillo Cloud Forest
This morning, travel through the Braulio Carrillo Cloud Forest National Park to Tortuguero National Park, admiring the great diversity of flora and fauna as you travel through the small canals and waterways.
Day3: Tortuguero National Park
Enjoy a sunrise boat tour through the canals of Tortuguero National Park and observe impressive flora and fauna, including more than 309 bird species, sloths, monkeys, crocodiles and turtles.
Day4: Travel to Sarapiqui
Enjoy another morning boat ride through the waterways of the rainforest before continuing by road to Sarapiqui.
Day5: River Rafting
Go rafting on the Sarapiqui river, a 14 kilometre ride on clear waters. The afternoon is free for optional activities.
Day6: Travel to La Fortuna
Depart across the San Carlos lowlands passing by Vuelta de Kooper and Muelle to arrive in La Fortuna in the San Carlos Lowlands. Late afternoon, on clear days, you will have the opportunity to see the Arenal Volcano with its almost perfect conic shape.
Day7: Zip line tour & hanging bridges
Enjoy a thrilling canopy adventure located within the Arenal Conservation Area. There are a selection of towers and cables, and from the top of the tree canopy you will be able to see a variety of wildlife in its natural habitat.
Day8: Arenal Volcano National Park & hot springs
Morning at leisure, and in the early afternoon, you will hike at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. More than 120 species of birds have been registered in this reforested area as well as a large variety of frogs, reptiles and mammals like sloths and agoutis. Afterwards, visit a nearby hot springs in idyllic tropical gardens.
Day9: Cycling adventure
Cycle a trail that leads to the point where the forest, lake and volcano meet. Alng the way, you will have the opportunity to see many different birds like squirrel cuckoos, keel-billed toucans, crested guans and laughing falcons, as well as mammals such as howler monkeys and raccoons. Afterwards, transfer to Tenorio Volcano National Park.
Day10: Tubing on Rio Celeste
Today sees families floating down one of the world’s most beautiful rivers, passing through some rapids along the way. In the afternoon, hike through the Tenorio forest to the incredible waterfalls.
Day11: Return to San Jose & fly back to the UK
Transfer from Rio Celeste back to San Jose airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day12: Arrive UK
Prices from (exc. international flights):£2,099per adult,£1,999per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£3,229per adult,£2,889per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
Arrival transfer £55 per vehicle, group departure included
We spent six nights in hotels and four nights in lodges. Most of our chosen accommodations have a swimming pool, however please be aware that the pool may not be heated and may be closed out of season.
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
You can typically expect to pay from
£1,230 for an adult,
and from £990 for a child aged 11 and under.
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.
For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.