The Perfect Family Trip

Starting At:

$1,495 per person

Based on 4 person, adult occupancy
Children 12 and under receive 20% discount
Itinerary includes all items as listed

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Trip Summary

A perfect vacation for families with younger children! This trip starts at the base of the Arenal Volcano where you and your family will stay at a countryside ranch on the shores of Lake Arenal. Here you can take your children to swim in natural, spring-fed swimming pools, learn how to milk a cow and make cheese, or catch a fish. Then, travel to the small town of Turrialba to see an amazing butterfly farm and raft the beautiful Pejibaye River (Class II-III). Finish off this trip with a couple days on the Caribbean. Swim and snorkel in the calm waters of Manzanillo Beach, head out by boat in search of dolphins, and relax under the warm tropical sun.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica. Private transportation will transfer your group to your hotel.

Accommodations: Locally owned, artistic hotel, just minutes from the airport

Day 2:

Travel to Arenal in the morning (private transportation provided).
Afternoon: Try catch & release fishing in the trout pond and swim in the natural hot and cold pools.

Accommodations: Countryside Ranch

Day 3:

Spend a full day in the country. Ride horses, kayak in Lake Arenal, and tour the ranch grounds. Here you and your family can learn to milk a cow, take a yoga class or play in the children’s play area.

Accommodations: Countryside Ranch

Day 4:

Travel to Turrialba in the heart of Costa Rica. En route, stop to view the crater of the Irazu Volcano and then travel into town along the flanks of the town’s namesake, the Turrialba Volcano.

Accommodations: Countryside Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:

In the morning, raft the beautiful Pejibaye River (Class II-III), then visit a local snake farm and learn about the reptiles of the jungle. Hold tree frogs and harmless snakes while having the opportunity to view some more exciting creatures behind glass such as the Bushmaster!

Accommodations: Countryside Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:

Wake up early to travel to the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. On your way there, stop to visit a Butterfly Farm. Learn about the life of a butterfly from its larvae stage to its first flight and even have a chance to hold one in your hand!

Accommodations: Beach-view Cabana

Day 7:

Spend the entire day in and on the water with options to head out by boat in search of dolphins, snorkel the reefs just off shore or just swim in the surf.

Accommodations: Beach-view Cabana

Day 8:

Let the time pass slowly as you spend your morning learning to surf, sipping coffee or biking along the coast on a beach cruiser bicycle. Or grab the kids for a morning tour at a Cacao Farm run by the Bribri Tribe living just inland from the coast.
Afternoon: Travel back to San Jose.

Accommodations: Locally owned, artistic hotel, just minutes from the airport

Day 9:

Early morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home.