Our 8-night Family Safari vacation package is perfect for active, curious explorers! Discover the rainforest, natural hot springs, a private tropical island, and coastal rainforest beaches on this safari adventure.
Arrive Tabacon Thermal Resort, Arenal Volcano
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.
Penas Blancas Safari Float
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 Isla Chiquita // PM Bioluminescence Tour
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Puntarenas, where you will be met for a private boat transfer approximately 1 hour to Isla Chiquita. This eco-glamping resort is set on the Gulf of Nicoya, tucked away in an untouched corner of the Nicoya Peninsula. Isla Chiquita offers the unique experience of camping on an island - in luxury! Enjoy a seaside restaurant serving up meals with a variety fo Costa Rican, American, and vegetarian options. Please note: the resort relies on the ocean and island breezes to cool off rather than A/C.
This evening, enjoy an evening boating in search of one of the area's nocturnal wonders: bioluminescence! This natural phenomenon makes the water sparkle! Why? The water is densely populated by light-emitting plankton, microscopic organisms that react to movement with a chemical reaction to create flahes of blues and greens.
Tortgua Island Cruise
Discover Tortuga Island, where white-sand beaches trim clear blue ocean waters - one of the most beautiful islands South of the Nicoya Peninsula! It can be reached in less than 30 minutes from Isla Chiquita. Enjoy the views, snorkel, and do a bit of hiking and swimming around the island. During your stay, enjoy access to an exclusive area of the island and a special amenity. Overnight Isla Chiquita.
Transfer to Hotel Si Como No, Manuel Antonio
This morning, boat transfer back to Puntarenas where you will be met and driven approximately 2 1/2 hours to Hotel Si Como No in the Manuel Antonio / Quepos region. 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.