Costa Rica Family Highlights

PRICING

$14,650 total for family of 4
$16,190 total for family of 5
$16,875 total for family of 6
*Surcharges may apply for holiday travel. Reductions may apply for May-November travel. International airfare not included.
*Price valid: October 31, 2022. See below for pricing details.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Arenal Volcano
Safari Float
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest Night Walk
Aerial Tram & Zipline
Manuel Antonio National Park
Rainforest Hiking

OVERVIEW

Our 8-night Costa Rica Family Highlights vacation package brings you to the most popular family destinations in the country. Explore Arenal Volcano and float down the Penas Blancas River. Discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest region. Hike and swim on the wild rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1
Transfer to The Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal Volcano
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will transfer by ground for approximately 3 hours to The Springs Resort in the Arenal/La Fortuna region for overnight. With incredible views of Arenal Volcano, on-site thermal springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full-service spa, The Springs is sure to delight you.
Day 2
Penas Blancas Safari Float
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness as you silently paddle the Penas Blancas River. Sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, and a variety of tropical birds await you. A bilingual guide will share information about the plants and animals you encounter along the Penas Blanas River. The boat has no motor so as to not disturb the wildlife and sounds of the forest on your excursion. Overnight The Springs Resort & Spa.
Day 3
Arenal Free Day // Afternoon Sloth Tour
This morning is free to schedule spa treatments, explore the on-site hot springs, the Club Rio Adventure Center

This afternoon, depart for your Arenal Sloth Tour in search of one of Costa Rica's rising stars - the Costa Rican sloth. There are two different species to be on the lookout for: the two-toed and the three-toed sloth. Your guide will lead you around La Fortuna's best wildlife spotting destinations. Be on the lookout for toucans, the blue jean dart frog, tropical birds, iguanas, and monkeys! Overnight The Springs Resort.
Day 4
Boat transfer to Monteverde Lodge // Night Walk
This morning you will be met and transferred by boat across Lake Arenal to Monteverde Lodge for overnight. Monteverde Lodge is located outside of Monteverde Cloud Forest, a high-elevation forest of dense vegetation great for hiking and wildlife observation - especially bird watching.
The Monteverde Lodge offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant, a bar, beautifully maintained gardens, and a large Jacuzzi - perfect after a long day of exploration in the cloud forest.

When the sun sets, the cloud forest comes to life. Your naturalist guide will lead you to the best pots for wildlife viewing and explain the unique processes and habits of the nocturnal forest ecosystem. Look for sleeping birds, frogs, snakes, bats, armadillos, scorptions, two-toed sloths, porcupines, and others.
Day 5
Monteverde Sky Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline Tour
The Sky Tram is a high-technology cableway designed to give participants spectacular views of the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest. Your tour begins with a cableway ride up through the cloud forest to a platform. From here, your zipline adventure begins. This is one of the most extensive canopy tours in Costa Rica with two long cables and 11 cross-sectional zip lines. After zipping above the treetops, unwind and enjoy panoramic views from 2 observation decks. Overnight Monteverde Lodge.
Day 6
Transfer to Los Altos Resort, Manuel Antonio
This morning you will be met and driven approximately 3 1/2 hours to Los Altos Resort in the Manuel Antonio / Quepos region on the Central Pacific Coast for overnight. Los Altos is a condo-style resort located on a 21-acre hilltop property with an excellent restaurant on-premise, a spa, a fitness center, and swimming pool.
Day 7
Manuel Antonio Park Hike
You will be met for a morning hike through one of Costa Rica's favorite little national parks, Manuel Antonio. Your naturalist guide will point out a variety of wildlife and lead you to the beautiful white sand beaches within the park. Wear your swimsuit and take a dip! Overnight Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa.
Day 8
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Lounge by the pool, explore the beach, or book a spa treatment! Overnight Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa.
Day 9
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning you will be met and transferred approximately 3 hours to 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.

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