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This tailor made itinerary takes in volcanoes, cloud forests, mangroves, and hopefully some turtles, before ending on the beach.

  • Go hiking in the cloud forest of Monteverde
  • Cross hanging bridges & explore caves
  • Visit Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Tortuguero mangroves by boat
  • Relax on a Caribbean beach
  • See turtles (seasonal)

The trip starts with a nature walk in the cloud forests of Monteverde, where families can learn about the colourful tropical birds of the rainforests on a canopy walk and see the majestic Arenal Volcano. Then visit Tortuguero National Park, where you will have the chance to see a huge variety of wildlife and take an early morning boat cruise to hear the dawn chorus of the rainforest. End your family adventure with a few days snorkelling the coral reef and relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Jose

    Daytime flight from the UK to San Jose, arriving later the same day.

  2. Days 2-3 : Monteverde Cloud Forest

    Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve where you’ll find a huge variety of mammals and birds, including the beautiful quetzal. Enjoy a wildlife watching hike.

  3. Days 4-5 : Arenal Volcano National Park; caves & hanging bridges

    Take a scenic boat ride across Arenal Lake, from where you'll then travel by road to La Fortuna, gateway to the Arenal Volcano. Explore Venado subterranean caves, where there are eight impressive galleries decorated with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, crystals and fossils.

    Afterwards, enjoy a walk over the hanging bridges, accompanied by a naturalistic guide. Enjoy the multicolour world of the tropical rainforest, together with incredible views from the highest bridges.

  4. Days 6-7 : Tortuguero National Park

    Transfer to Tortuguero, only accessible by boat. Your journey takes you through the canals where you can see a variety of flora and fauna, including sloths, monkeys and turtles. The following day you can listen to hundred of bird species singing in the early morning on a boat tour.

  5. Days 8-10 : Beach Stay at Puerto Viejo de Limon

    Spend a few days on the beautiful Caribbean beaches at Puerto Viejo and Cahuita, one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica, with palm trees and pure white sand. 

  6. Day 11: Return to San Jose

    After a leisurely start this morning, return to the capital for an overnight stay.

  7. Day 12: Fly back to the UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.

  8. Day 13: Arrive UK

You should note: This itinerary is only a suggestion. We can tailor-make your trip so that it’s just right for you and your family - contact us for more details.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £2,699 per adult, £2,599 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,899 per adult, £3,599 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.

Other information

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea

When To Go

  • Feb
  • Easter
  • Xmas

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