Climb into the forest canopy and chow down with this sloth.
San José to San José
Nature called you to Costa Rica—now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beach—our CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.
Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Family
Trips built for adventurers of all ages
Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn't mean your adventuring days are through. Family trips explore exciting locales — Tanzania, Thailand, the Galápagos, Europe and more — with age-appropriate activities and hotels that know how to cater to families on the move.
Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Rating: Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
San José to San José
This trip is suitable for Families travelling with teenagers. Any trip in this style has been based on one of our Classic trips that is popular with families with older children, and has been designated specifically for those families. As a result the minimum age for children to travel on these trips with their parents is 12 years old.
Day 1San José
Arrive at any time.
Day 2San José/La Fortuna
Soak in local hot springs. Opt for one of the many adventure activities such as whitewater rafting or a horseback ride to a local waterfall.
Day 3La Fortuna
Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures and amazing wildlife and natural wonders in this area.
Day 4La Fortuna/Monte Verde
From La Fortuna, head around the volcano to the shore of Lake Arenal. Hop in a launch and enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous scenery. Then take a van on rough roads through dense forest and arrive in the mountains of Monteverde. On the way, stop at a coffee plantation to learn all about the magic brew and eat a delicious lunch made from locally grown fresh produce.
Meals included: Lunch
Day 5Monte Verde
Guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills, drive ATVs off-road, and search for wildlife at night (see glow-in-the-dark mushrooms). The list is long.
Day 6Monte Verde/Quepos
Time to warm up again. Travel south to the steamy beach community near Manuel Antonio. Opt to visit Manuel Antonio NP or relax on the beach near this fun surf town of Quepos. Opt for a night out and learn how to salsa.
Free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific, kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
Day 8Quepos/San José
Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey back to the capital.
Day 9San José
Depart at any time.
- Hot springs visit (La Fortuna)
- Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde)
- Sugar cane and coffee plantation guided tour including local lunch
- Beach time in Quepos/Manuel Antonio
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Hotels (8 nts).
1 lunch. (Allow USD270-370 for meals not included.)
Private van, boat.
Staff & experts
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)
Antarctica Kayaking - $749.00
Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks during the days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders, is an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!
Extend your stay with these add-on tours
Explore Tortuguero National Park while staying at a jungle lodge.
- From$999 USD Per Adult
- From$899 USD Per Child