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.
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.
Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, arriving later the same day.
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.
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.
Enjoy another morning boat ride through the waterways of the rainforest before continuing by road to Sarapiqui.
Go rafting on the Sarapiqui river, a 14 kilometre ride on clear waters. The afternoon is free for optional activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer from Rio Celeste back to San Jose airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 12: Arrive UK
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £2,149 per adult, £1,099 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,035 per adult, £1,849 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 12 days
- Ideal for ages: 9+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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|2019||6 Apr||16 Apr||£2,149||£1,099||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||10 Aug||20 Aug||£2,149||£1,099||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||21 Dec||31 Dec||£2,349||£1,149||Available*||Book or Enquire|