10 day Costa Rica family vacation
This all inclusive ten day journey includes the four most famous destinations in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano region near La Fortuna, the fascinating world of the Tortuguero National Park and canals, the cloud forests of Monteverde and finally, the beautiful beaches and tropical lowland forests of Manuel Antonio.
Arrival in San Jose. We will meet you at the International Airport and transfer you to the hotel in San Jose. At the hotel, we will hand over all the proper documents and also will we explain the itinerary again. Overnight in San Jose.
On this day, a 3 day journey into Tortuguero National Park begins, a destination that is as rich in nature as it gets and especially one that children enjoy very much. Departure from ( San Jose ) or meeting point if you are coming from Arenal , Sarapiqui or the Caribbean Coast. Breakfasts is included. Afternoon arrival after a transfer by bus and boat to the Tortuguero Canals. Arrival. Lunch included. Afternoon tour to the town of Tortuguero. Where you will be able to enter the Turtle Museum. Overnight in Tortuguero National Park.
Breakfasts. Early morning canal tour into the National Park. Entrance fees cannot be included because of local legislation. In the afternoon, explore the grounds with a self guided or guided naturalist walk to admire the tropical surroundings, or spend time at leisure or time to explore the lodge facilities. Optional turtle observation tours are also available. All meals are included. Overnight in Tortuguero National Park.
After breakfasts, we will transfer you back first by boat and then in a mini van to La Fortuna de San Carlos, also known as Arenal, where the Arenal Volcano is located. Later afternoon arrival, check in and later, entrance fees to the famous Hot Water Springs with a delicious dinner included. Overnight in Arenal.
After breakfasts, we will enjoy a soft adventure and nature tour. Explore the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve. Explore the fantastic tropical wetlands of the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve. The 14000 hectares comprised in the preserve protect hundreds of species of wildlife, including abundant bird species, caimans, crocodiles, all kinds of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and insects. You will explore the reserve by boat, accompanied by a local bilingual naturalist guide. Caño negro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna. A delicious lunch and beverages along the trip are also included in the price. We will also pick you up from the local hotel in Arenal and bring you back in the afternoon. Afternoon at leisure and overnight in Arenal.
After breakfasts, we will transfer you crossing the amazing Lake Arenal in a Jeep – Boat and Jeep transfer to the famous Cloud Forest Rainforests of Monteverde and Santa Elena. Afternoon arrival and check in at the hotel. Later, we will start the guided night tour, into the tropical cloud forests of Monteverde to spot wildlife that is active during nighttime. This trip is definitely something else. Starting at 5:30 PM, just before sunset, we will first meet at the departure point. After a short introductory presentation, we will start our night adventure trip into a large farm and forest, in search of the local wildlife that is alive during the nighttime. Our guide will accompany the group during the trip. Species that the visitor might encounter include night birds, snakes, amphibians and reptiles in general, perhaps occasional coyotes, porky pine, tarantulas, sloths, coati mundis, raccoons, armadillos and much more. This is one of the people`s favorite trips in the area. Transportation from and back to the hotel is also included. Overnight in Monteverde.
Breakfasts. Today, you will enjoy three tours in one. Canopy tour, hanging bridges and cloud forest aerial tram.
The Monteverde Sky Trek tour is Monteverde`s longest and highest canopy tour. Located inside the Monteverde Sky Adventure Park, surrounded by breathtaking views and misty cloud forests, the cable network starts high in the mountains. From here, you will descend through the tropical canopy, gliding down from platform to platform. All platforms are made from steel, with the safest security measures and the very best trained guides in the area. Transportation is included from the hotel and also the return transportation is included. The canopy can also be combined with the Aerial Tram trip and the Monteverde Hanging Bridges ( or Sky Walk ). Daily departures.
Sky Tram Aerial Tram
Set inside the Monteverde Sky Adventure Park, during this trip you will be able to admire the wildlife that inhabits these tropical cloud forests. Go in search of birds (perhaps see the Quetzal and the famous Bell Bird ) as well as other species of wildlife. The tram will take you high up the mountains. This trip is the ideal excursion for elderly, nature lovers and families with children. Remember, the tram can be perfectly combined with the canopy tour ( Sky trek ) and also with the Sky Walk ( or Monteverde hanging bridges ), which are located inside the Sky Adventure park in Monteverde. Transportation is included in the trip. Daily departures.
The Sky Walk or hanging bridges expand over more than a mile and a half. Accompanied by the local bilingual naturalist guide, you will explore the dense and endless tropical cloud forests from above. See many species of birds, perhaps also the Quetzal and the Bell Bird as well as many hummingbirds, even monkeys, sloths and other species. The longest bridge has a total length of almost 1000 feet. You will come face to face with the upper part of the forest trees, also known as forest canopy), where unique species life, and you will also enjoy fascinating views of the entirety of the cloud forests. Transportation included. Daily departures.
Overnight in Monteverde.
After breakfasts, departure towards Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. Afternoon arrival and time at leisure for optional activities. Enjoy the pool, beach or else. Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Breakfasts. Guided Manuel Antonio Tour in the morning. Our guided national park trip is the best in the area. Explore the trails of the tropical rainforests. Go in search of coati mundis, white faced monkeys, raccoons, sloths and many species of birds. The trail will first take you along the first two most beautiful beaches and later, up a hill through dense tropical jungle. This tour also includes enough time on the beach ( Playa Espadilla ) . The beaches inside the park are surrounded by lush evergreen tropical jungle, a reason why Manuel Antonio has been awarded as among the world`s 25 most scenic national parks. Daily departures and transportation from the hotel also included.. The park is closed on Mondays. Afternoon at leisure to stay on the beach or by the pool. Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Breakfasts and private transfer back to the International Airport in San Jose. Departure.