Our 7-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.
Dec 26: Transfer to The Springs Resort, Arenal
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to 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.
Dec 27: Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike
Discover a private nature reserve with over 250 hectares of rainforest. A professional naturalist guide will introduce you to the intricacies of the forest. Explore the wildlife, flora, and fauna from multiple viewpoints throughout the forest including eight fixed and six hanging bridges. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail at the end of the hike! Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Dec 28: Pure Nature Safari Float
Today you'll be met and driven approximately 1 1/2 hours to the Frio River, an important region for so of Costa Rica's wildlife. As you float down the river (without a motor), a guide will help you to spot sloths, monkeys, iguanas, turtles, caimans, and birds of the river. Following the boat ride, enjoy homemade snacks at a Costa Rican family farm! Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Dec 29: Transfer to Arenas del Mar Resort with Tarcoles River Cruise en Route
Discover crocodiles in their natural habitat on the Tarcoles River, known for one of the largest populations of crocodiles in the world! During the boat tour, you'll see crocodiles as long as 7 meters in length sunbathing on the river banks and swimming in the river. Following the boat ride, enjoy lunch before heading on to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos region on the Central Pacific Coast for overnight at Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort. This upscale boutique hotel combines service and environmentalism at one of the only beachfront accessible hotels in the area.
Dec 30: Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
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.
Dec 31: 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.
Jan 1: Manuel Antonio Free Day
Add tours in the Manuel Antonio area or relax by the ocean on your last vacation day! Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Jan 2: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, you will be picked up and driven to the San Jose 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.