Our 9-night Family Classic holiday vacation package is the perfect escape from the cold this holiday season. Discover the Los Angeles Cloud Forest, the little town of Sarchi, and the San Ramon Coffee Plantation. Explore Arenal Volcano, the rainforest canopy by zipline, and jungle waterways by white water raft! Finally, relax on rainforest-lined beaches teeming with wildlife!
Transfer to Hotel Villa Blanca, Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Upon your arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer 1 ½ hours to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest near San Ramon. This high-elevation forest, literally in the clouds, is a misty dreamlike setting that is great for nature walks.
Arrive at Hotel Villa Blanca set within a 75-acre Private Biological Reserve, a comfortable accommodation that has preserved much of the authentic charm of many turn-of-the-century traditions.
San Ramon Coffee Plantation & Sarchi Tour (AM) // Villa Blanca Nocturnal Walk (PM)
Discover San Ramon, the "city of poets" and the birthplace of three previous presidents. The most famous of which was Don Pepe Figueres, the president who abolished Costa Rica's military and establishes its current democracy. Then, travel south along the Pan-American Highway to the Canton of Naranjo. Explore Espiritu San Coffee Plantation to see the process of coffee production from harvesting to roasting. From there, continue on to the town of Sarchi to peruse beautiful artisan handiwork and oxcarts.
When the sun goes down, the cloud forest transforms. Discover the nocturnal forest led by a naturalist guide who will point out the intricacies and oddities of the cloud forest. Overnight Hotel Villa Blanca.
Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve Nature Hike (AM) // Transfer to Hotel Arenal Manoa, Arenal
Located right on the Villa Blanca property, this trail was designed by professional guides to showcase the rare and diverse biosphere of the cloud forest. Walk right into one of only 2.5% of the planet's remaining cloud forest and discover the native wildlife unique to this region.
After checkout, meet your driver for transfer by ground for approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano area. Although the volcano is currently in a resting phase, the region offers an abundance of exciting opportunities.
Arrive at the Hotel Arenal Manoa, the perfect base for adventure in Arenal. Spacious gardens and lovely pathways in view of Arenal Volcano give it an added charm. An on-site farm recalls the agricultural roots of the area.
Sky Walk, Tram, & Trek Canopy Tour
Begin your day on the Sky Walk, a guided tour perfect for lovers of nature. Look for flora, fauna, and vibrant birds along this 2.25-mile trail (approximately 3 hours). You'll even get to see three waterfalls, one with a 30-meter drop!
On the Sky Tram cable car, take in a bird's eye view of Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, and the Tilaran Mountain Range as you ascend up through the canopy. the tram ends at a wide observation platform where you will stop off, take photos, and admire the view!
Lastly, enjoy the Sky Trek, a system of ziplines that will allow you to glide through and above the treetops. The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables with a maximum height of 660 feet. Overnight Hotel Arenal Manoa.
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Class II-III
The Balsa River offers a range of class II and class III for every experience level. The flow of this river is typical of most rivers in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica: continuous class II rapids with small pools for rests between in the first half and less intense rapids in the second half (great for wildlife watching). Overnight Hotel Arenal Manoa.
Transfer to Hotel Si Como No, Manuel Antonio
Today, you will transfer by ground for approximately 5 hours to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area on the Central Pacific coast.
Arrive at Hotel Si Como No, an award-winning hotel combining environmentalism and barefoot luxury in a tropical rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Set on a hillside up above the sea, some stair climbing and light "hiking may be a part of your stay.
PRIVATE Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica's favorite national park. Discover three of the country's most beautiful white sand beaches bordered by rainforest trails teeming with wildlife. A naturalist guide will lead a moderate walk explaining the wonders of the national park and its natural history. There are about 109 known mammal species and 184 bird species in the park to discover. Don't forget a bathing suit and towel to enjoy the beaches after the tour! Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Afternoon Catamaran Tour
Enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean! You may even see humpback whales, dolphins or other marine life from the deck of the catamaran. On board, enjoy a variety of snacks and drinks. This tour also includes a snorkeling adventure at one of the prime snorkeling locations along the coast. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Take the complimentary shuttle down to the beach or plan additional tours, taxi services, spa treatments, and other experiences with your hotel concierge. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning you will transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the international airport in San Jose for your afternoon or evening departure.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.