Our 8-night Family Classic Luxury holiday vacation package includes an adventurous Arenal hanging bridges hike and safari float, a river cruise on one of the most densely populated crocodile rivers in the world, and hiking and relaxation on the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.
Transfer to Arenas del Mar Resort, Manuel Antonio / Quepos
Upon your morning or afternoon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica, you will transfer approximately 3 hours to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area on the Central Pacific Coast.
Arrive at Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort, located next to Manuel Antonio National Park. This upscale boutique hotel offers a unique beach and nature experience. The highest levels of service and sustainability in an authentic and privileged Costa Rican setting. Enjoy two pools, inventive gourmet dining, and rainforest encounters at one of the country’s only truly beachfront hotels.
PRIVATE Manuel Antonio National Park
Discover Manuel Antonio National Park with its striking white-sand beaches, clear waters, and abundant wildlife! Espadilla Sur Beach and Manuel Antonio Beach are two highlights of the park, protecting the coastal rainforest, a mangrove swamp, coral, and 12 islands that serve as seabird sanctuaries. Your naturalist guide will teach you about the park's unique plant life and locate camouflaged wildlife, which includes 200 bird species and 109 known animals such as three species of monkeys, agouti, sloths, deer, toucans, hawks, hummingbirds, and more. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Afternoon Catamaran Tour
The afternoon tour is a truly amazing trip for nature lovers who will enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Humpback whales, dolphins and other beautiful marine life can be witnessed from the deck of the catamaran. On board you will enjoy a variety of snacks and drinks. These can be enjoyed while navigating along the coast with the tropical breeze and sun, enjoying tropical paradise. The tour includes a snorkeling adventure at one of our beautiful snorkeling locations along the coast. Overnight Arenas del Mar.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Discover one of the two beaches directly accessible from Arenas del Mar or the private nature trails right on the property! Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Transfer to The Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna
Today, transfer to the local airport in Quepos. Check-in for a short, private flight (about 30 minutes) to the Arenal Volcano area. Upon arrival, meet your driver for transfer to your hotel.
Arrive at The Springs Resort & Spa near Arenal Volcano. Explore the variety of on-site cold and hot springs while enjoying views of Arenal Volcano. Amenities of the resort include four unique dining experiences, a full-service spa, and the Club Rio Outdoor Center where activities like kayaking, horseback riding, tubing, and wildlife sanctuary tour can be experienced right on property for an additional charge.
PRIVATE Afternoon Arenal Sloth Tour
The sweet smiling face of the Costa Rican sloth is rapidly becoming the iconic symbol of the country's amazing rainforest wildlife. The Arenal area is well known for its diverse wildlife, including the 2 different sloth species: two-toed sloth and three-toed sloth. You’ll also have the chance to see toucans and the blue jean dart frog. On the search for these three beautiful animals, your guide will drive you around La Fortuna's beautiful spotting areas for more wildlife. Birds, iguanas, and monkeys are among the animals that you might encounter. Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Private Hanging Bridges Hike & La Fortuna Waterfall Tour
The Arenal Hanging Bridges hike brings you through a private nature reserve with over 1500 acres of tropical rainforest. The hike consists of 8 fixed bridges and 6 hanging bridges built to provide a secure but thrilling vantage point from which to observe the rainforest canopy.
After the Hanging Bridges, you will enjoy lunch. Then, head to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Enjoy the cascade from the observation point high above before walking down about 300 meters to the base of the waterfall on a steep, paved pathway. Once at the bottom, you will have the opportunity to take photos and even take a dip in the chilly waters. Swimming is allowed in the river, but not near the waterfall. Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Arenal Volcano Free Day
Today is free to relax in the hot springs or explore Club Rio Outdoor Center, The Springs' on-site activity center offering tubing, kayaking, horsebak riding, a wildlife sanctuary, and more. Activities and entrance fee for the wildlife sanctuary are at an additional cost. Alternatively, add on a tour in the Arenal Volcano region. Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Depart Liberia or San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, you will be picked up and driven approximately 3 hours to the San Jose or Liberia international airport for your return flight home.
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.