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: Central Valley – Sarapiqui – Arenal – Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
“They were excellent.. Made our trip so effortless and we had wonderful guides, good quality transportation and hotels. Would definitely recommend them to everyone.”
Day 1: Meet & greet on arrival & transfer to your hotel
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.
Day 2: Journey to an Eco lodge & night hike in the rainforest
Journey to the northern lowlands and check in to your rainforest eco lodge. This evening enjoy a fascinating night walk through the private reserve looking for nocturnal wildlife such as frogs, snakes, bats and spiders!
Take to the river by raft with this gentle excursion designed for younger children to enjoy. The lower section of the Sarapiquí River offers a unique opportunity for wildlife observation including birds, iguanas, monkeys, butterflies, crocodiles and sloths.
Day 4: Journey to the Arenal Volcano & soak in the hot springs
After breakfast you take a private transfer to your hotel with a view of Arenal Volcano. Spend the afternoon exploring the trails in the national park before ending up in the spectacular Tabacon hot springs – the most beautiful hot springs in Arenal!
Day 5: Hanging bridges, nocturnal frog sanctuary & a traditional dinner
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.
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.
Day 7: Cross Arenal lake to the Monteverde Cloud Forest
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.
Day 8: Suspension bridges, hummingbird & butterfly gardens
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.