This Costa Rica trip allows you to have an authentic and sustainable tourism experience that both kids and parents will enjoy. From the walk in the forest where we will try out the attention skills to discover which animals observe us, to the rural experience in the ranch to participate in the activity of milking and to have contact with other animals. Delight in the incredible journey in the hanging bridges in Monteverde where you can appreciate all the life in the canopy of the forest and enjoy the hot springs in Arenal. And ending the trip through the Costa Rican Caribbean that will be a moment of total relaxation, with paradisiacal beaches and the authentic reggae environment where each town breathes a deep respect for the cultural identity and roots of its inhabitants. Visit some of its beauties such as the Cahuita National Park, which protects an important extension of coral reef, the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, the town of Puerto Viejo with its mix of music, food and beaches such as Punta Uva, Playa Cocles for surfing, Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita, among many others. You can do many activities such as kayak tours, snorkeling, the Jaguar Rescue Center, Sloth Sanctuary or live a unique experience visiting an indigenous town. Costa Rica is the destination if you want to have a different family trip full of unique and unforgettable experiences.
Places to Visit:
➣ Palmichal rural location
➣ Caribe Sur
➣ Lots of wildlife (flora and fauna)
➣ Wildlife Natural Refuge Tour
➣ Hanging bridges in Monteverde Cloud Forest
➣ Arenal Volcano & hot springs
➣ Caribbean South beaches
Price: US $ 1,283 per adult person (price includes one child younger than 11 years old).
Could change depending on seasons.
✓ Airport transfer - hotel and assistance
✓ 1 night at San Jose hotel
✓ 1 night at rural lodge in Acosta
✓ 2 nights at Monteverde hotel
✓ 2 nights at Arenal hotel
✓ 3 nights at Puerto Viejo hotel
✓ Daily breakfast
✓ 4x4 Rented car
✓ Tour in Acosta
✓ Tour in El Castillo, Arenal
✓ Tour in Monteverde
✓ Tour in Puerto Viejo
✓ Service and hotel taxes
✓ Price US $ 1,283 per adult person (price includes one child younger than 11 years old). Could change depending on seasons.
➣Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
➣Local and international calls
➣Personal medical expenses
➣Departure taxes (US$29 per person)
➣Air tickets from and to Costa Rica
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO COSTA RICA
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in San José. Accommodation.
DAY 2: SAN JOSE – PALMICHAL
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Monteverde Cloud Forest area. Accommodation.
DAY 3: WILDLIFE REFUGE WALKING TOUR
On this beautiful hike we will show you the Reserve of 42 ha of cloud forest at 1400m high where you can see parts of primary and secondary forest. You will know about the flora and fauna of the mountain, different types of butterflies, birds, gigantic trees and much more. During the tour you will reach points where you will have the opportunity to find views of lush greens from the forests surrounding the reserve.
In the afternoon departure to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Accommodation.
DAY 4: HANGING BRIDGES TOUR
This tour is ideal for families who love nature but will leave the extreme thrills for another time, combining 3 activities to appreciate the biodiversity of Costa Rica. The treetop walkways provide the best way to safely admire the cloud forest canopy at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to appreciate a wide variety of flora and fauna of Monteverde and observe the endemic biodiversity of the cloud forest canopy which is not found anywhere else in the world. The hanging bridges provide the best vantage point to observe the beauty of the cloud forest in all its levels.We continue to the Butterfly Garden where you can see more than 30 different species of butterflies of different altitudes and climates found throughout Costa Rica. While enjoying the lush gardens and close contact with our large butterfly population, the guide will answer most questions regarding these beautiful creatures and their life cycles and individual habits. Finally, we will visit the Hummingbird Garden. We can observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds, including some species that are not commonly seen. The relaxing atmosphere and the beautiful floral arrangements provide a perfect setting for lovers of natural photography. The hummingbird garden is also a perfect resting time or for a picnic. Accommodation.
DAY 5: MONTEVERDE – EL CASTILLO ARENAL
Breakfast. Departure to Arenal Volcano. Accommodation.
DAY 6: RANCH TOUR
You will have the opportunity to get up close with these wonderful animals, we teach you how to hand-milk one of our grass-fed cows. It is one of the most enjoyed family experiences. Dive into an experiential exploration of all aspects behind the sustainable and self-sufficient practices of Rancho Margot, from organic agriculture and food processing to energy production and carbon neutrality. Accommodation.
DAY 7: ARENAL – CARIBBEAN SOUTH
Breakfast. Departure to Puerto Viejo in the Caribbean South of Costa Rica. Accommodation.
DAY 8: ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE, CHOCOLATE LADY AND WATERFALL TOUR
If you are into a little bit of education on local animals and cacao, followed by a short jaunt through the jungle to a waterfall, this is the tour for you. It combines three of your favorite local activities. You will learn how the center serves as refuge and rehabilitation for animals (monkeys, sloths, snakes, wild cats and more) as well as to have the opportunity to hold the monkeys living there. Then we will visit to an indigenous family to learn about the production of cacao. You will learn and see demonstrated the process by which the cacao fruit is transformed into delicious and unique chocolate. We end our day by hiking to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim if you’d like. Accommodation.
DAY 9: CARIBBEAN SOUTH
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the stunning beaches. The South Caribbean zone is one of the most privileged areas of the country. It is possible to find a diversity of beaches, and the best thing is the proximity. Let yourself go and explore the varied Caribbean beaches of white sand or black sand if you prefer. Either if you are looking for strong emotions or if you just want to rest, let yourself be carried away by what this cosmopolitan area of Costa Rica offers you. Among the activities you can do are visit to the Gandoca Refuge - Manzanillo, visit to beaches such as Cahuita, Cocles, Punta Uva, Chiquita and Manzanillo, take a tour at Cahuita National Park with snorkelling activity. Accommodation.
DAY 10: RETURN
Breakfast. Departure to Juan Santamaria International Airport.