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Family Costa Rica

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Arrive in the bustling city of San José, Costa Rica, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, a colonial hacienda set on a 30-acre coffee plantation.
Drive to the Atlantic Forest Zipline Adventure, a 1,200-acre nature reserve set in a neon-green rainforest at the edge of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Ascend into the trees for a thrilling zipline ride, surrounded by 360-degree views of the landscape and the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical birds. Your family may opt for an alternate excursion through the rainforest canopy on an aerial tram, viewing its lush scenery and wildlife up close in the treetops. Visit the butterfly garden and the frog pond, then embark on a boat ride to your lodge in Tortuguero, where you enjoy a family welcome dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Rise early for a guided birding walk that may star great green macaws, before embarking on a cruise down the lazy tropical rivers that define Tortuguero National Park, one of the largest rainforests in Central America. Covered by endless webs of flora, fauna here is equally abundant and includes capuchin monkeys, river otters and poison dart frogs, all of which you may spy as you sail by. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school (when in session) and join local children for a game of soccer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, head north by boat to Caño Palma (Palm Canal) for an exciting kayak adventure in the richest biological ecosystem in Costa Rica. Paddling alongside an expert local guide, enjoy a beautiful journey to Tortuguero National Park. If you prefer, choose an optional motorized boat excursion. You may also wander the beach where thousands of gentle Atlantic green sea turtles return to nest each year, always on the same stretch of sand where they were born. After lunch back at the lodge, look forward to a Family Foodie Experience, during which your family has fun preparing Costa Rican specialties with a local chef. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax together as a family, perhaps with some fun in the sun at the pool. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Fly to La Fortuna. Upon arrival, travel to Finca Burio (Burio Farm) and meet the owner, Don Juan. Join him on a tour through the fields of his plantation, where tropical birds take flight and you learn about the tropical produce he grows. You also learn how sugar cane is processed at the trapiche (sugar mill). Next, sit down for a lovely organic lunch, freshly prepared at the farm. Depart for the short drive to your hotel at the base of towering Arenal Volcano. Marvel at the views of the famed volcano, now in a resting state after years of activity, and featuring a near-perfect cone that soars 5,357 feet above sea level. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, explore the surrounding rainforest on an unforgettable Arenal Hanging Bridges tour. See the lush treetops from nearly two miles of hanging bridges, each designed to blend with the natural environment while leaving the forest habitat virtually intact. As you walk, observe the diversity of flora and fauna, set against the ever-imposing views of Arenal. In the afternoon, enjoy a rewarding visit to El Ceibo Hot Springs. Tucked between Lake Arenal Dam and La Fortuna nearly a mile off the main road, the springs consist of five free-flowing pools amid a natural river gorge. Cool off after your dip with smoothies and cocktails made with fresh local ingredients. Tonight, gather with the new friends you’ve made for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Drive to San José International Airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
All This Included
From rainforests and beaches to volcanoes and hot springs, explore Costa Rica's variety of ecosystems and wildlife for the ultimate family-friendly adventure.
  • English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations
  • Family Discovery Activities and a Family Foodie Experience
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners 
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director®
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
  • Venture through tropical landscapes, experiencing everything from the Caribbean coast to the impressive Arenal Volcano
  • Discover wild and exotic creatures alongside your expert local guide, including caimans, monkeys, toucans and poison dart frogs Experience Costa Rica’s rainforests from the unique vantage points of a zipline course, aerial tram ride and suspended bridges tour
  • Kayak or boat ride through the creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park, seeing monkeys, birds and marine life
  • Swim in hot springs warmed by a volcano
  • Whisk in comfort between Tortuguero and Arenal by private air charter
  • Choose a July or August departure for a nighttime expedition under starlit tropical skies to the nesting site of Atlantic green sea turtles
San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Tortuguero: Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Arenal: Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
  • Internal Air: Economy class from $345 (Tortuguero/La Fortuna).
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 6+.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: arrive at San José International Airport at 11:00 a.m. on Day 7.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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