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Family Costa Rica 2021

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
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 coffee plantation.
 
DAY 2 SAN JOSÉ & TORTUGUERO | ZIPLINING IN A RAIN FOREST
Drive to a 1,200-acre nature reserve set in a neon-green rainforest at the edge of Braulio Carrillo National Park. On arrival, 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. Once settled in, begin a fun, all-ages photography contest led by your naturalist guide, as you set out through the grounds of your resort to capture winning images of flora and fauna. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TORTUGUERO | RAINFOREST RIVER VOYAGE
Rise early for a guided birding walk that may reveal 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. Its abundant fauna includes capuchin monkeys, river otters and poison dart frogs. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school and join local children for a game of soccer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 TORTUGUERO | KAYAKING THE CAÑO PALMA
Head north by boat to Caño Palma for an exciting kayak adventure in the richest biological ecosystem in Costa Rica, paddling alongside an expert local guide to Tortuguero National Park. You may opt for a motorized boat excursion instead, or wander the beach where thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles return to nest each year. After lunch back at the lodge, prepare Costa Rican specialties with a local chef on a fun family foodie experience. The remainder of your day is at leisure. This evening, take an optional night walk, and later join your naturalist guide over cocktails, before dinner on site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 LA FORTUNA | FARM TOUR & ARENAL VOLCANO
If you wish, rise early for a walk through nature on the trails near your lodge. After breakfast, fly to La Fortuna. Upon arrival, travel to Finca Burio (Burio Farm) and meet the owner, Don Juan. Join him on an excursion through the fields of his plantation, where tropical birds take flight and you learn about the tropical produce he grows. Also learn how sugar cane is processed at the trapiche (sugar mill). Sit down for an organic lunch, freshly prepared at the farm. Afterward, visit the town of La Fortuna, before checking in to your hotel at the base of towering Arenal Volcano. Then, soak in one of five free-flowing pools set in a natural river gorge at Eco Termales Hot Spring. Cool off after your dip with smoothies and cocktails made with fresh local ingredients. Marvel at the views of the famed volcano, with its near-perfect cone that soars 5,357 feet above sea level. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 LA FORTUNA | SCENIC HANGING BRIDGES
Rise early for a birdwatching and sloth discovery walk. After breakfast, explore the surrounding rainforest on an unforgettable Arenal Hanging Bridges experience. See the lush treetops from nearly two miles of bridges designed to blend with the natural environment. As you walk, observe the diversity of flora and fauna, set against the ever-imposing views of Arenal. Return to your hotel, and tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner, and then find out the results of the photography contest, as your naturalist guide hands out awards to the winners. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 DEPART SAN JOSÉ
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
From rainforests and beaches to volcanoes and hot springs, explore beautiful Costa Rica’s variety of lush ecosystems and diverse 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
Highlights
  • 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.
  • Travel in July for a nighttime expedition to the nesting site of Atlantic green sea turtles.

Accommodations
San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Tortuguero: Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Arenal: Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Notes
  • 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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