Family Nature Tour

A truly memorable family holiday showcasing Costa Rica’s magnificent nature and wildlife with a wide variety of gentle outdoor and nature orientated activities and superb family friendly accommodation.

Places you visit: San Jose – Tortuguero – Arenal – Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

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“They were excellent.. Made our trip so effortless and we had wonderful guides, good quality transportation and hotels. Would definitely recommend them to everyone.”

Th Lim, April 2019.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Meet & greet on arrival & transfer to your hotel

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You will be met on arrival by your friendly, English speaking driver who will welcome you to Costa Rica and take you directly to your hotel a short drive from the airport. Afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the beautiful botanical gardens at your hotel or take a dip in the pool.

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Parque del Lago

Day 2: Travel to Tortuguero for Jungle Canals

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Today you travel overland from San Jose by road then boat to your remote rainforest lodge on the Tortuguero river. Spend the afternoon exploring the village, turtle centre and beautiful grounds of your lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Mawamba Lodge

Day 3: Tortuguero national park by boat

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Spend the morning having a look round the frog pond and butterfly garden. This afternoon you go by boat to the national park spotting caiman, several types of monkeys, hundreds of species of birds, sloths, river turtles and more!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Mawamba Lodge

Day 4: Journey to the Arenal Volcano

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After breakfast depart the lodge by boat and then transfer to the Arenal volcano area. The afternoon is at leisure to soak in the hot springs at your hotel!

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Suggested Accommodation: Casa Luna

Day 5: Hanging bridges, nocturnal frog sanctuary & traditional dinner

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Today you will explore a network of 16 suspension bridges hung across the top of the rainforest canopy! In the evening you will be picked up and taken on a nocturnal rainforest walk visiting a frog sanctuary and enjoying a delicious traditional dinner cooked over an open fire.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Casa Luna

Day 6: Swim under a pristine waterfall

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Today you will be taken by a guide on a short trail past cattle farms and peaceful rural landscapes until you reach the stunning La Fortuna waterfall. Take a refreshing dip in the emerald green water and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Casa Luna

Day 7: Cross Arenal lake to the Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Take a spectacular journey across Arenal lake by boat with incredible views of the volcano and surrounding landscapes. Many migratory birds can be seen along the way. Once on the other side you will be taken by road up into the cloud forest at Monteverde.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Hotel Belmar

Day 8: Suspension bridges, hummingbird & butterfly gardens

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Enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the cloud forest via a network of hanging suspension bridges. After this visit a hummingbird garden where you can observe up to 14 different species. End the tour by visiting the butterfly garden where up to 50 different species of colourful butterflies can be spotted.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Hotel Belmar

Day 9: The cloud forest to the beach

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After breakfast you will travel to the coast by private transfer in one of our air conditioned vehicles, some of which have wi-fi on board. The drive takes between 3 and 4 hours. After check in spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool and admiring the views!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 10: Manuel Antonio National Park

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With thick jungle emerging onto white sand beaches, Manuel Antonio national park is a picture perfect tropical paradise! Enjoy a guided tour and then plenty of time to relax on the pristine beaches. Don’t forget your swimming costume!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 11: Tour of a local wildlife sanctuary

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Take a tour of a local wildlife sanctuary which specialises in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals with the aim of re-introducing them to the wild. During the tour you will see five types of monkeys including tamarins and marmosets. You will also see kinkajous, parrots and everyone’s favourite – sloths!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Days 12 – 14: Days at leisure

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End your trip relaxing by the hotel pool, taking a trip to the beach, or indulging in a spa treatment. For the more active traveler kayaking excursions, catamaran tours, horse riding and river rafting are all available. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 15: Departure or extend your trip!

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Private transfer to the airport for departure or extend your trip! Our experts have all been to Costa Rica several times and can advise you on possible extensions. Give us a call today on 0208 191 7772 to start planning your trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to your style of travel and preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

Destinations you visit on this tour

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