Family Vacations
Family Close to Nature
8 (Days / 7 Nights)

Make this years family vacation a unique one. Children will delight in Costa Ricas flora and fauna and, Mom & Dad, you will be pretty amazed as well. The Family Close to Nature Package is a safe and educational adventure that will appeal to all members of your family.



Included

Meet and greet at the airport.
All ground private transfers described (except transfer on day 2)
1 nt / Bougainvillea Hotel / standard room / B.
2 nts / Sarapiquis Lodge / River standard room / B
1 nt/ Volcano Lodge/ superior room /B
2 nts/ Trapp Family Lodge/ Superior room / B
1 nt Hotel Presidente/ std room  / B
Daily Breakfast
1 box lunch
1 dinner
Shared Sarapiqui river Floating (box lunch)
Shared OTS half day hike
Shared Arenal Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs (D)
Shared Walkways, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens
All taxes and service charges



What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. For the beach areas please dont forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 01: Arrival in San Jose

Meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to Bougainvillea for your first night in Costa Rica
 

Overnight at Bougainvillea Standard Room Breakfast included


Day 02: San Jose - Sarapiqui River class I-II, safari float trip (B-Box lunch)

The best safari  float trip exotic bird watching and varied flora, in a great and beautiful river in the jungle of Sarapiqui.

Two hours of pure nature, bird watching, surrounded by lush tropical jungle safari where our weapon observation is the camera view. Observation here vary, from exotic amphibians, lots of tropical birds, otters, fish, snakes, sloths, iguanas and a great variety of flora which make this trip an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and experience relaxing and pleasant to float slowly downstream paddling slowly with only the sounds of nature.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Sarapiquis Lodge  located in the Sarapiqui area.

Includes: Bilingual guides, transportation, professional equipment, tropical fruit & traditional lunch.
Duration:  3 hours approximately plus transportation.

Overnight at Sarapiquis Lodge, Deluxe room. Breakfast included.


Day 03: Shared Hike at La Selva OTS (Organization for Tropical Studies) (B)

La Selva has been a pioneer site in Education, Research, Conservation and Eco-tourism in Cost Rica since 1953 and one of the first private protected areas in the country. It is located in the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica and comprises 1,614 hectares (3,988 acres) of old growth and disturbed tropical wet forest. Species diversity is spectacular, including more than 1,850 species of plants, 350 species of trees, 448 species of birds, and approximated 500 species of ants.

Excellent bilingual naturalists lead the walks that give a glimpse of the leading-edge research conducted at La Selva as well as the Natural History of the Tropical Rain Forest. Each walk is approximately 3 1/2 hours, principally on cement or wood trails suitable for people of all ages.

Includes: RT Transportation from hotel, entrance fee & guide

 

Overnight at Sarapiquis Lodge Deluxe Room Breakfast included


Day 04: Sarapiqui – Arenal (B, D)

The next morning, after breakfast, depart for the north plains where the Arenal Volcano is located. Private transfer to Arenal area.

One of the most impressive volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area.

In the afternoon get ready for your Shared Arenal Volcano Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs
The Arenal Volcano is active since 1968 but has reduced its activity since November 2010.
A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the activity around it.

At the Ecotermales hot springs, you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak as well as dinner. Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fee to hot springs & dinner

 

Overnight at Volcano Lodge Superior Room Breakfast included


Day 05: Arenal - Monteverde (B)

Afternoon private lake crossing transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the most diverse and richest tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bellbird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve’s inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. Trapp Family Lodge or a similar hotel will be your home base for two nights
 

Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge Superior Room Breakfast included


Day 06: Shared Walkways, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden (B)

Today you will have a share transfer to Selvatura Park for your share tour

These Tree Top Walkways are the best system of suspension bridges that exist in Costa Rica. The bridge system is located along a 1.7 mile trail designed to be walked by people of all ages and consists of 8 suspension bridges going 90% through primary cloud forest. In the Butterfly Garden, you can observe more than 50 species of butterflies from different altitudes and climates on a guided tour. In the Hummingbird Garden the visitor can observe more than 14 species of hummingbirds surrounded by waterfalls and natural floral arrangements.

Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide & entrance fee. 

Overnight at the Trapp Family Lodge, Superior room. Breakfast included.


Day 07: Monteverde - San Jose (B)

Return in the afternoon by private transfer to San Jose and check-in at the hotel for your last night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at the Hotel Presidente 1 dbl std room . Breakfast included.


Day 08: Departure (B)

Transfer will be provided to the airport (or continue to beach extension)
 

End of services


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 18 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A N/A $1405 N/A $600

Price not valid during Christmas, New Years and Easter

Price per person

Children rate applies for children less than 10 years old and sharing room with parents

Maximum 2 children per room. Room based on 2 double beds

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