Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 20, avg 10
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Accommodations: Hotels (8nts)
Kick back on Costa Ricas pristine beaches, visit a local family to learn to make tortillas, spot nature in a dense cloud forest, enjoy the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park, kayak and paddle-board in La Fortuna.
Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip's engaging lesson plan gives kids an education in biology and ecology that can never be found in a textbook. Here, spend the days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gyms You do the math.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||San Jose||Day 1 San Jose|
Amid the hustle and bustle of this busy capital, San Jose has beautiful parks, museums and an ornate National Theatre. Start your exploration of the city in the central plaza, a great place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||La Fortuna||Day 2 San Jose/La Fortuna (1B, 1L)|
A three-hour van trip brings us to La Fortuna, near the base of the spectacular Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna is a great base for active adventures. Along the way, stop to meet DoNa Mara and learn the art of making (and eating!) tortillas. Once we arrive, theres time to relax in the hot springs that are heated by the volcanos lava. During our stay in La Fortuna, there is a wide selection of activities sure to please every member of the family. From river rafting, to rappelling down waterfalls, to floating along the canals of the CaNo Negro Wildlife Refuge in search of caiman, there is no excuse to be bored! Included Activities: Tortilla Making and Local Lunch Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||La Fortuna||Day 3 La Fortuna (1B)|
Take to the lake for a morning of stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Arenal, before a free afternoon. Additional Notes: This morning there is an included kayak/SUP activity on Lake Arenal. Half the group will start by kayaking and switch to SUP mid-way through, and vice versa. Included Activities: Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour) Kayak Lake Arenal
|Day 4||Monteverde||Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1B)|
From La Fortuna, we make our way first by boat, then by van up the rough mountain roads to reach the fresh misty air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Spend two days exploring the community and nearby forest, truly a bird lover's paradise. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s)) Boat (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 5||Monteverde||Day 5 Monteverde (1B)|
Pull on long pants, spray the insect repellent and set off on a guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
|Day 6||Manuel Antonio||Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio (1B)|
The white sand beaches and warm Pacific waters are the ideal atmosphere to relax at the end of your adventure. Manuel Antonio NP offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. An included hike goes deep into the park, to explore everything that can be found here. Enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches and discover why the warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing - the perfect finale to an exciting family adventure! Overnight in Manuel Antonio. Included Activities: Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 7||Manuel Antonio||Day 7 Manuel Antonio (1B)|
Enjoy a free day for several optional activities like mangrove kayaking, surf lessons, a sunset catamaran tour, or take some time to relax on the beach.
|Day 8||San Jose||Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San Jose (1B)|
After one final morning to soak up the sun on the beach in Manuel Antonio, we return to San Jose, and have time to enjoy one final evening together with our group. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 220km)
|Day 9||San Jose||Day 9 San Jose (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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