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About this tour

A specially designed tour for families showcasing three of Costa Rica’s most unique destinations. Start in a private cloud forest reserve in the Central Valley where you can hike to three hidden waterfalls, visit a hummingbird garden, go waterfall rappelling and lots more. Travel to Arenal to see the famous volcano and go zip lining across the forest canopy. Finally, finish in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast for friendly tropical wildlife, a boat tour of the mangroves and relaxing by the pool.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel

On arrival in San Jose you will be met by your friendly English speaking driver guide who will help you with your luggage, welcome you to Costa Rica and provide you with bottled water.

You will be taken by private transfer directly to your hotel in the Central Valley (about 1 hour).

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

el silencio costa rica main building

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 2 - Privately guided waterfall hike

Today after breakfast you will be met by your private guide who will take you on a guided hike around the El Silencio private reserve leading to three impressive waterfalls of different sizes. Along the way your guide will teach you about the cloud forest and the different types of plants and animals that can be found there. The trail leads on to a pristine hidden creek which is a great photo opportunity.

el silencio waterfall trail

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 3 - Exploring your private cloud forest reserve

A day at leisure to enjoy the comforts of your own luxury bungalow or further explore El Silencio’s verdant 500 acre private reserve. You can explore 6 miles of private hiking trails, visit the hummingbird garden or participate in a complimentary tree planting ceremony. There is an excellent spa and a wide range of other activities such as zip lining, waterfall rappelling, oxcart painting, wine tasting, a visit to the local village, pick your own vegetables in the organic garden, coffee and chocolate tours, horse riding and many more that can be organised. Please let us know if you would like us to include an excursion for today.

el silencio waterfall rappel costa rica

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 4 - Journey to Arenal volcano

After breakfast this morning you will be met at your hotel by your private driver guide who will take you by private transfer directly to your hotel in Arenal (about 2 hours). The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. Relax in the pool or perhaps take a trip to the hot springs!

Top Tip: The Tabacon hotel also owns the Tabacon hot springs which are by far the best and most beautiful hot springs in Arenal. As guests of Tabacon you will have complimentary access to the hot springs. There is also a private area towards the back of the hot springs that is exclusively for guests of the hotel. The hot springs are a 5 minute drive down the road and there are free shuttles. We recommend going in the evening as the hot springs at that time are magical!

tabacon hot springs waterfall costa rica

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Tabacon Grand Spa

Day 5 - Zip lining in Arenal

Today you will have the unique experience of flying through the air on a cable at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. After fitting your equipment and a quick demonstration and safety briefing, the experience starts with an open sided cable car ride to the top of the mountain. As you climb higher you will have fantastic views of the volcano and Arenal lake. Howler monkeys are often seen in the treetops. Once at the top you begin your descent down a network of 7 cables, the longest of which is 760 metres and 200 metres high. This is an exhilarating experience offering a unique view of the volcano, the canopy and the lake beyond.

Arenal Zip Line Canopy Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Tabacon Grand Spa

Day 6 - Day at leisure in Arenal

Today is a free day to relax or take an additional excursion. There are many options available in the area including chocolate tours, hanging bridges, volcano hiking, quad biking, river rafting and more. If you would like us to organise an additional activity, just let us know, and we will be happy to give you our recommendations.

arenal volcano costa rica blue sky

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Tabacon Grand Spa

Day 7 - Journey to the Pacific coast

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and taken by private transfer to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast (about 3.5) where you will be dropped at your hotel. There are local restaurants along the way that your driver can recommend should you wish to stop for lunch.

Once you have checked into your room the rest of the day is at leisure to relax by the pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: The Parador

Day 8 - Manuel Antonio national park tour

Manuel Antonio is the nation’s smallest, but arguably the prettiest national park. With thick jungle emerging onto white sand beaches, it is a picture perfect tropical paradise. Your guide will lead you on an informative walk along the trails as you look for wildlife. All four species of monkeys can be found in the park, one of the only areas in Costa Rica where this is possible, along with lots of other wildlife such as sloths, peccaries, several types of birds, iguanas and more. After the walk enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before returning to the hotel by lunch time.

Manuel Antonio National Park Panorama

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: The Parador

Day 9 - Damas Island boat tour

After breakfast this morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a short 20 minute drive to the start of the tour. From here you will board a boat for a journey through the calm waters of the Mangrove forests. Mangroves are a fantastic habitat for a variety of marine birds and other wildlife. Anteaters are often spotted here, as are sloths, iguanas, reptiles and several species of monkey. Your naturalist guide will offer some commentary along the way, teaching you about this unique eco system and the wildlife you will see. Other wildlife you can see include crocodiles, herons, kingfishers ospreys and frigate birds. Lunch is included and served after the tour.

damas island kayaking costa rica

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: The Parador

Day 10 - Day at leisure on the coast

Your final day spent relaxing by the hotel pool, taking a trip to the beach, or indulging in a spa treatment. For the more active, kayaking excursions, horse riding, catamaran tours and river rafting are all available. Please let us know if you would like us to arrange any additional excursions.

manuel antonio national park beach

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: The Parador

Day 11 - Transfer to the airport for departure

Check-out and private transfer from your hotel to the airport (about 2.5 hours) for your return international flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

Below is our suggested accommodation for this tour. Our Costa Rica experts have intimate knowledge of all the accommodation options in Costa Rica having personally visited or stayed in many themselves. Speak to one of our specialists about the type of accommodation you would like to include.

Destinations Visited On This Tour

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