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Costa Rica Family Eco Adventure
13 Days, from £2,495 per person. Experience the most popular eco tourism destinations Tortuguero National Park, plus one of the most active volcanoes of the world, a great two-week adventure that will appeal to all members of your family.
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Make this year’s family vacation a unique one with something for the whole family - from tree-lined tropical beaches, rainforests and natural fun-filled adventure playgrounds, erupting volcanoes, and more. Children will delight in the spectacular birds and flowers - Disney-like cast of creatures ranging from howler monkeys to toucans. This Eco-adventure is a real family travel experience, offering a safe and educational holiday for all!
Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica
Arrive in San Jose. Your guide will be ready to meet you and take you to your accommodation with lovely views over the capital!
Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero (B,L,D)
Head to Tortuguero today, one of the most bio diverse areas of the planet, travelling by boat through its rivers, canals and lagoons. Composed mainly of aquatic habitats, Tortuguero’s flooded plains give life to innumerable species of tropical flora and fauna. This afternoon enjoy your first boat excursion spotting for wildlife.
After lunch, take a hiking trip around your lodge in search for monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison arrow frogs and many birds and insects including the blue butterfly.
Day 3: Tortuguero (B,L,D)
Today, visit the canals within the National Park to discover a large variety of birds and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. This afternoon go on a tour to the village to see the local history and culture, and conservation work taking place.
Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal (B,L)
Depart Tortuguero today and return by boat to the mainland where you will collect your hire car vehicle to drive yourself to your next destination. (Full directions and information will be provided).
Day 5: Arenal Sky Tram and Sky Trek (B,L)
Enjoy a tram tour to the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, where you can look over the abundant rainforests, Arenal volcano and lake.
This afternoon, hike to the famous Arenal Volcano, through the forest and over the old lava flows. Don’t forget your swimming gear as you can take a dip in the volcanic thermal mineral pools.
Day 6: White Water Rafting (B,L)
Gear yourself up for an action-packed adventure, white water rafting through rolling rapids with names like "Morning Coffee" & "Rock around the Croc" ending in the tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon! This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure and nature with chances to spot wildlife along the way.
Day 7: Arenal to Monteverde (B)
Depart Arenal today and drive approximately 3 and a half hours to Monteverde for your new resort.
Day 8: Monteverde Cloud Forest (B)
Another day of adventure, hiking through well-marked-trails, along rivers and waterfalls in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.
Day 9: Day at leisure (B)
Enjoy a day to relax by the pool or use your car to explore the surrounding area.
Day 10: Monteverde to Manuel Antonio (B)
Head to the bustling beach town of Manuel Antonio today, approximately 3 and a half hours’ drive away.
Day 11: Manuel Antonio National Park hike (B)
Manuel Antonio National Park is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Join a group for a hike with a highly trained, well-educated Costa Rican naturalist guide through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rainforest preserved. Look out for sloths and numerous species of monkeys travelling through the tree canopy, and listen to the songs of the various native birds.
Day 12: Whale Watching Tour (B)
Enjoy a whale watching tour in Marine National Park Ballena with an expert guide. If you’re lucky, you have the chance to spot pilot whales, humpback whales and dolphins!
Day 13: Day at leisure (B)
Enjoy your last day to relax around the resort, or choose another excursion in this bustling town full of nature activities.
Day 14: Departure (B)
Today, drive back to San Jose airport to drop off your car and fly home.
Your holiday includes:
• Accommodation as specified on the above itinerary.
• Meet & greet at San Jose with itinerary/driving review
• Tours as stated with shared transport and shared guides.
• Private round trip transfers airport/hotel/airport at all locations.
• Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Services of Odyssey World’s local agents in Costa Rica.
Your holiday excludes:
• International and internal flights
• Meals not specified above.
• Anything not stated above.
• Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
• ESTA Visa Waiver for transiting via the US
• Travel Insurance.
• Early check-in/late check-out charges unless otherwise stated.
• Cost of beverages throughout the tour.
• Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, tips etc.