Our 8-night Family Safari vacation package is perfect for active, curious explorers! Discover rainforest waterfalls, natural hot springs, rural mountain towns, and coastal beaches on this safari adventure.
Arrive Arenal / La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and transferred by ground approximately 3 hours to Arenal Volcano for overnight at Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort. Tabacon boasts one of the best hot springs in the country directly on the property. And as their guest, you have unlimited access to them. Relax and enjoy the tropical gardens and relaxing natural springs throughout your stay.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike
The day begins with a guided hike through Arenal National Park over hanging bridges beneath the ever impressive Arenal Volcano. A naturalist guide will point out the unique flora and fauna of the region. If the kids are feeling particularly energetic, check out the new waterfall trail extension. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Enjoy a quiet, peaceful float down the Rio Frio River. Your naturalist guide will point out a variety of nature and wildlife from the boat including monkeys, sloths, turtles, caimans, iguanas, and numerous bird species. After lunch, try homemade Costa Rican snacks with a local family. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Transfer to Santa Juana Mountains
This morning, you will take a short scenic flight to Quepos where you will be met and transferred 45 minutes to the new Santa Juana Mountain Lodge in the Fila Chonta Mountains. Santa Juana is a unique off the beaten path destination showcasing Costa Rica's authentic rural heritage.
Santa Juana Mountain Tour
Discover the true meaning of "Pura Vida." Take your pick of the wide array of activities available in the area. This tour can be adapted to suit your interests. Go on a guided nature hike, Tilapia fishing, or swimming in waterfalls. Discover Costa Rica's sugar mill culture or participate in the tree adoption program. Finally, enjoy an authentic "campesino" style lunch before returning to the lodge. Overnight Santa Juana Lodge.
Canopy Safari en route to Manuel Antonio National Park
This morning you will head to Manuel Antonio with a thrilling stop on the way to explore the coast on a Canopy Safari. Experience rainforest ziplining, hanging bridges, and even a Tarzan swing for the especially daring.
Following your morning adventure, you will venture on to Hotel Si Como No at Manuel Antonio National Park for overnight. Si Como No boutique hotel is ideally situated just a shuttle ride away from the most beautiful beaches in the park and boasts some of the best views of the coastline in the area.
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Explore Manuel Antonio National Park with a professional naturalist guide. Discover 3 gorgeous white sand beaches within the park, lush vegetation, and an abundance of rainforest wildlife. Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip at the end of the tour! Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
It has been an eventful, but unforgettable trip! Today there is no agenda. Enjoy it. Take a shuttle down to the beach or relax poolside. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today transfer by ground approximately 3 hours 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.
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