Costa Rica Family Experience

Was $1399  — Savings of 10% on Jul. 26, 2014
9 days,San José to San José

Kick back on Costa Rica's pristine beaches, visit a local family to learn to make tortillas, spot nature in dense cloud forest, enjoy the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park, splash around kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Fortuna.

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  • From$1259USD Per Adult
  • From$1169USD Per Child
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Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives your kids an education in biology and ecology they’ll never get in a textbook. Here, you can spend your days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, you’ll get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Fortuna. Tortilla-making and a typical lunch with a local family. Guided hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve (Monteverde). Guided hike in Manuel Antonio NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts (Allow USD200-250 per person for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (8nts)
  • Private van, boat, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 10

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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by July 31, 2014, for travel by December 31, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

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Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family trips open up the world of adventure travel to kids age four and up by letting them experience their planet on their own terms.

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Itinerary Notes

This trip is designed for parents and children to enjoy together. You will be travelling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. We have given this trip a minimum age for this trip to allow you to be sure that you have the right trip for you and your family. Minimum age of 5 years for this trip. Please see the activities for any specific minimum age requirements.

Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal (2B)

Enjoy tortilla-making along with a typical lunch with a local family. Included combo of kayaking and stand-up paddle-board session on Lake Arenal. Options to go rafting, waterfall rappelling or floating through the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Day 4-5 Monteverde (2B)

Guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Options to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy or go horseback riding.

Day 6-7 Manuel Antonio National Park (2B)

Take a guided hike through the national park following trails through the forest. Keep an eye out for the wildlife that can be seen through the trees. Enjoy a free day for several optional activities or take some time to relax on the beach.

Day 8 San José (1B)

Free morning to enjoy more time at the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park. Return to San José in the afternoon. Free evening in San José.

Day 9 San José (1B)

Depart at any time.

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