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There's fun...and then there's JUNGLE fun!

Dear Traveler,

Michelle Muench Regional Manager Photo Our top Tarzan-approved spots for good times among the vines include Panama and Costa Rica. Experience the thrill of snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in warm tropical waters alive with exotic marine life. Bike and hike past coffee plantations and beautiful beaches. Venture out on jungle walks with expert local naturalists who help you scout for iguanas, monkeys, toucans and much more. And kick back, relax and rejuvenate at family-friendly tropical retreats.

Wherever you choose to travel, you can count on Backroads' legendary service, support and flexibility throughout your journey. And above all, you can look forward to the countless rewards of traveling actively as a family. Exposing your kids to fascinating cultures, extraordinary wildlife and incredible landscapes. And making lifetime memories in the process.

It's a jungle out there—and you're gonna love it! Come play with us on a trip that's sure to rank as everyone's most memorable ever. Call our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848; they're available 7 days a week from 7 am to 5 pm PT.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

Michelle Muench Signature
Michelle Muench
Latin America Regional Manager, with Backroads since 2001
Panama Multisport photo
Panama Multisport

Experience the vacation of a lifetime in an oasis of unimaginable beauty, in a destination long beloved by dreamers, explorers and adventurers. Where lush jungles are so filled with life, you can almost feel the strangler figs and orchids growing around you. And a profusion of birds and animals—from jewel-hued macaws to acrobatic monkeys—thrill the senses. You'll find secluded tropical islands strung like pearls in the blue Pacific. And an enchanting undersea world brimming with coral gardens and a multitude of vibrant tropical fish. There's endless sun-soaked beaches, mighty volcanoes, and a vibrant melting pot of captivating indigenous cultures. It's beautiful, authentic and astonishing. Paradise awaits in Panama.

  • Meet our friends in the local Emberá community, and learn about their way of life
  • Discover the Panama Canal, a 99-year-old engineering marvel, at a private tour of the Miraflores Locks Museum
  • Indulge in local delicacies as you watch the ships pass through the canal
  • Hike amid bromeliads and wild avocados, keeping eyes peeled for stunning—yet elusive—quetzals and funny-looking three-wattled bellbirds
  • Bike from Finca Lerida's coffee farm to Boquete through lush tropical terrain
  • Snorkel with schools of colorful fish and, if you're lucky, hawksbill turtles
  • Junior explorers whoop it up at a kids-only dinner while grown-ups savor gourmet cuisine at Panamonte Inn & Spa

Trip ArrowsView the Panama Family Multisport itinerary

Costa Rica Multisport photo
Costa Rica Multisport

Weaving together breathtaking scenery, colorful culture and astonishing wildlife encounters, our multisport adventures wrap you in the essence of Costa Rica. And everywhere, you'll experience what our friendly Tico hosts call pura vida—literally, pure life—which for us means a remarkable blend of discovery and relaxation in this nature lover's nirvana. Trek through luxuriant jungle, feeling the rush of excitement as a howler monkey's roar reverberates through the canopy. Relish the sun's warmth as you sip a batido (fruit milkshake) on a white-sand beach. And enjoy a rich array of activity options, from surfing to zip-line flying. The promise of family fun looms large in Costa Rica. Dive in and savor it all with Backroads!

  • Watch for signs of life from unique Arenal Volcano while hiking, biking and soaking in natural hot springs
  • Have a blast white-water rafting one of Central America's most pristine rivers
  • In famous Manuel Antonio National Park, explore alongside experts who intimately know the country's incredible flora and fauna
  • Listen for the call of birds and monkeys as you walk through primary forest and cross hanging bridges—up to 300 feet long
  • Look forward to lots of kid-inspired fun—maybe even pick-up soccer with local niños
  • Bask on peaceful beaches, soothed by the sounds of ocean waves

Trip ArrowsView the Costa Rica Family Multisport itinerary


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