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Costa Rica 2019-2020 (For Families)

7 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - San Jose
ARRIVE IN SAN JOSÉ
After you pass through customs, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist with your luggage. Relax as a driver whisks your family away to the nearby resort.
 
COSTA RICA MARRIOTT HOTEL
Set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, this beautiful colonial hacienda hotel is brimming with luxury. Unwind in the grand courtyard or enjoy the hotel's amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge and fitness center. If you wish to explore San José, your Adventure Guides can make suggestions.
 
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Tonight, you and your family can enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's excellent restaurants or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend nearby local dining. Tomorrow, begin the real exploration of this incredible country.
 
Day 2 - Arenal Volcano National Park
BREAKFAST BUFFET
Meet your fellow Adventurers over a delicious breakfast.
 
WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
Your Adventure Guides greet you and discuss your vacation’s exciting itinerary.
 
SARAPIQUÍ RIVER WHITE WATER RAFTING
Shoot down the roaring rapids and bob over the gushing waters of the Sarapiquí River on this exciting adventure. You’ll also enjoy smooth waters that will allow you to take in the lush scenery as you glide by a forest full of exotic birds and animals. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class I - Class III rapids. Or if you prefer, choose a serene float trip on gentle waters. See important details
 
PRIVATE LUNCH IN AVENTURAS DEL SARAPIQUÍ
Enjoy a wonderful lunch amidst the lush surroundings and stunning scenery of a private area in Aventuras del Sarapiquí.
 
ARRIVE AT THE HOTEL – AND EXCLUSIVE WELCOME DRINK
Prepare yourself for the powerful sight of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills—a dramatic backdrop to your hotel. Adventure Guides will check you in.
 
WELCOME DINNER AT THE HOTEL
After you spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings, celebrate your arrival in Arenal with a festive hotel welcome feast arranged especially for Adventures by Disney Guests. As you dine, take in the panoramic view of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills.
 
Day 3 - Caño Negro Wildlife Lodge
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast before heading out on an adventure-filled day.
 
TRANSFER TO CAÑO NEGRO
Board a motor coach for your drive to Caño Negro.
 
CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE GUIDED TOUR
Board a boat from Los Chiles and head down stream on the Rio Frio (“Cold River”). Along the ride, your guide will point out the wonders of the rain forest and the richness of the flora and fauna of the area. Keep an eye out for rain forest wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, lizards and many more.
 
LUNCH AT HACIENDA IN CAÑO NEGRO
Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch overlooking the Rio Frio at a Hacienda in Caño Negro.
 
TRANSFER BACK TO ARENAL
Travel back to Arenal via motor coach.
 
ON YOUR OWN TIME AT THE HOTEL
Relax and enjoy the unparalleled view of Arenal Volcano as you enjoy some time to unwind and explore the beautiful hotel.
 
DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a lovely dinner at the hotel's restaurant with your fellow Adventurers and other guests of the hotel.
 
Day 4 - Arenal
SKY TREK TO ZIP LINING
Enjoy a scenic bus ride to the Sky Tram, a gondola that carefully carries you through the rainforest canopy up the mountain to heights of over 4,000 feet (1,250 meters). Be awed by the extraordinary views—and take note of changes in the vegetation as your gondola ascends.
 
ZIP LINE ADVENTURE
Enjoy the adrenaline thrill of a lifetime! Strap on a harness that is clicked onto suspended wires and zip line above the treetops of the rainforest. For Adventurers who either don't meet Zip Line Adventure requirements or don't want to participate, a hanging bridges experience will be available as an alternative activity. See important details
 
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
After your thrilling high-speed ride, satisfy your hunger with a hearty meal of Costa Rican cuisine in the town of La Fortuna.
 
TABACÓN GRAND SPA THERMAL RESORT
Enjoy a moment of pure relaxation. Immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water pools of a natural hot springs, which is heated by the Arenal volcano.
 
PRIVATE DINNER AT TABACÓN GRAND SPA THERMAL RESORT
Sit down for a delicious evening meal of traditional Costa Rican cuisine prepared in this local hot spring's rustic restaurant.
 
Day 5 - Guanacaste
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on a day full of new adventures.
 
TRANSFER TO CHOCOLATE RAINFOREST
Board a motor coach for your drive to the Chocolate Rainforest.
 
CHOCOLATE RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE
With La Fortuna's majestic Arenal Volcano as a backdrop, you'll enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience as you take a privately guided tour of the Cacao Rainforest where you will discover the secrets and origins of the Cacao tree—and chocolate! Following the walk, enjoy a hands-on experience where you will learn the history of this world-renowned treat and its importance to the Costa Rican agriculture.
 
LUNCH AT RINCON CORIBICI RESTAURANT
Relax and partake in a pre-ordered, buffet-style lunch with a spectacular view that overlooks the Corobici River.
 
DEPARTURE TOWARD GUANACASTE
Depart on a motor coach for breathtaking Guanacaste. Named after Costa Rica's national tree that’s also known as the “elephant-ear tree,” this sun-kissed province is famous for its dry tropical forest, sparkling shorelines, exciting water sports and superb bird watching—with over 250 bird species!
 
WELCOME RECEPTION AT EL MANGROOVE RESORT IN GUANACASTE
Take in the ocean views at Papagayo Bay as your Adventure Guides check you into this spectacular resort located on a natural mangrove and surrounded by luscious tropical scenery. Then join fellow Adventurers for a drink at a Welcome Reception.
 
PRIVATE GUARO SOUR-MAKING CLASS
Learn how to make the delicious cocktail featuring the traditional liqueur of Costa Rica.
 
ADULT DINNER IN THE HOTEL
Dine at the hotel restaurant featuring creative contemporary cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURERS DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT
While the adults dine, Junior Adventurers can join Adventure Guides for their own meal of kid-friendly fare. After dinner, Junior Adventurers can enjoy a private Disney movie presentation at the hotel.
 
Day 6 - Guanacaste
PRIVATE CATAMARAN EXCURSION
After breakfast at the resort, head down to the beach to begin your Catamaran adventure. The Catamaran will anchor in deep waters where you can snorkel, swim and sunbathe. Nibble on snacks prepared by the crew.
 
LUNCH AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a light lunch at your leisure.
 
ON YOUR OWN BEACH TIME AT THE HOTEL
Hit the sand with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy an afternoon of water sports. Or find your spot in the sun and just kick back while catching some Costa Rican rays.
 
PRIVATE FAREWELL DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HOTEL
Before a festive dinner, enjoy traditional music and a folk dance performance as you celebrate the adventures of your trip. Toast your newfound friends and share the family memories you will cherish forever. Salud!
 
Day 7 - Liberia
BREAKFAST AT EL MANGROOVE HOTEL
Enjoy an early breakfast in paradise and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.
 
TRANSFERS TO LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR)
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say "hasta luego" until you return to the tropics!
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All This Included
Unveil the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful. Explore the scenic wonderland of this Central American paradise—boasting a verdant rainforest, breathtaking coastlines, rugged mountains, numerous waterways, active volcanoes and exotic wildlife.
  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • VIP access and private events
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Most meals during trip (6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners)
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Highlights
  • Chocolate Rainforest Experience: Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate on a privately guided tour of the Cacao Rainforest.
  • Arenal Volcano National Park: Zip Line Take flight as you soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling and scenic ride.
  • Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort: Soothe mind, body and soul as you soak in natural hot springs heated by Arenal volcano.
  • Sarapiquí River’s Roaring Rapids: Grab an oar and shoot the rapids on a white water adventure down this scenic river.
  • Private Catamaran Excursion: Set sail for a morning of aquatic adventure and relaxation on a secluded beach.
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour: See the wonders of the rainforest on a guided boat tour of the local wildlife.
  • Rainforest Gondola Ride: Soar through the rainforest canopy to heights over 4,000 feet while enjoying unparalleled views.
  • Arenal Volcano: Enjoy epic views of Arenal Volcano, which dominates the lush landscape of this beautiful town.
  • Private Guaro Sour-Making Class: Quench your thirst with delicious drinks that you make yourself using local flavors.
  • Traditional Music & Folk Dancers: Cap off your adventure with a performance of Costa Rican music and folk dancing.
Accommodations
San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José 
Arenal: Hotel Arenal Manoa or Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
Guanacaste: El Mangroove Hotel
Notes
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: Feb 13, Mar 9, Apr 6, Aug 17, Aug 24, Dec 14, 2019; and Mar 7, 2020.
  • Accommodations on Days 2-4 are pending your departure date. Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa: March 20, March 27, August 17, and August 24, 2019 departures. Hotel Arenal Manoa: all other departures.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
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