Is Costa Rica on your bucket list for your next family vacation? Adventure with Sam has the perfect combination of adventure and fun-filled memories for the entire family!
The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure.
You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting volunteers who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs at one time. And it's seeing the excitement on your family's faces as they fly between trees on a zip line, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.
Your amazing family vacation in Costa Rica includes seven nights accommodations, 15 meals and all transportation and sightseeing mentioned.
Arrive in San Jose
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You're going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers for a kick-off party. (Hotel: Sheraton San Jose)
San Jose - Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)
Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. Join a local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner tonight at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero Lagoon. (Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero)
There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys. Set off on a cruise through the waterways of Tortuguero National Park with your captain and guide. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, cayman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals or relax back at the lodge. If you're visiting during nesting season (July - September), you 'll join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs.
Tortuguero - Horquetas - Sarapiqui - Arenal National Park (2 Nights)
Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas to visit a local Tico family's palm plantation. Travel to quaint Sarapiqui where you'll visit a wildlife center for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild.
Arenal National Park Sightseeing
Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn more about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions. Then head for the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level with the lush canopy, observe monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close and look out to see Arenal Volcano.
Arenal National Park - Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights)
Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zip-line through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures - a once in a lifetime adventure. Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparking white sand beaches and abundant wildlife. This evening, join the gang for pizza night! (Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa)
Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing
Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you'll check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list - at last count, there are over 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then it's time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort's pool, or choose an optional catamaran cruise with snorkeling where you might see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles. This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences over a Farewell Dinner.
Manuel Antonio National Park - San Jose - Depart for Home
Are You Ready For The Family Vacation of a Lifetime?
Our Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes Family Vacation Experience starts at just $1795 per person / double occupancy. And...kids between 5 - 17 years of age are eligible for great savings of $188.00. Triple and quad shares are eligible for discounts and so are early bird bookers! Deposits of just $200.00 per person (non-refundable) will hold your space. Dates available in February, March, June, July, and August of 2018. Book now by contacting Sam Barnard at Adventure with Sam (a Groupit Travel affiliate agency) by contacting her at (936) 581-6896 or by Email.
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