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Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Younger Siblings

 
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Costa Rica's Highlands, Rain Forest & Beaches

  • Pedal past quaint farms, small villages, sublime beaches lined with palm trees and lush forests on the flanks of Cerro Chirripó
  • View amazing wildlife—sloths, monkeys, lizards and more—at Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Hike and horseback ride through the rain forest to one of Costa Rica's most picturesque waterfalls
  • Raft down the white-water Savegre, one of the most pristine rivers in Central America

Holy cow! Or rather, holy huge millipede! Was that a toucan? Can you spot those monkeys you've been hearing? Swinging through the jungle, Tarzan style. Do some swinging of your own on a zip-line. Or paddle through white-water rapids? Or plunge into a waterfall? It's up to you. With a week of family fun in Costa Rica.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Hop on a charter flight over Costa Rica's fertile Central Valley and the Talamanca mountain range to San Isidro del General | Discover life on a farm and learn how to make sugar at a trapiche (sugarcane mill) | Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line.  

Day 3 Tropical forests, pristine beaches and volcanic cliffs provide the backdrop as kids horseback ride and adults hike to a waterfall | A local family invites us into their home for lunch | Hike through the rain forest to our remote jungle safari hotel | Kick back on your lodge's private deck or go for a plunge on the 100-foot long waterslide.

Day 4 Make a splash on a thrilling white-water rafting excursion on Río Savegre | Walk through Manuel Antonio National Park with an expert who helps us spot white-faced monkeys, butterflies, sloths and iguanas | Enjoy sunset and a dip in the warm Pacific at our beachfront retreat.

Days 5-6 Kids paint their own Boruca masks with an indigenous artist | Grown-ups beach walk, kayak, horseback ride, surf or relax in a hammock | Pedal on the beach, then turn inland through a landscape of banana and African palm trees | Enjoy a beachfront yoga class or a morning seaside stroll.

We loved this trip! As a family, we experienced multiple "firsts" ... zip lining, white water rafting, surfing. Especially appreciated the non-touristy nature of the itinerary.
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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking

Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for numerous eco-adventures. However, due to its tropical climate and under-developed infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge and options for bike routes are limited. We've chosen the best route for your trip, with a combination of quieter dirt roads and more traveled paved options. We believe that the activity highlights in Costa Rica stretch beyond biking everyday, so riding is limited on this trip.

Shuttle Time

In order to bring you the full gamut of Costa Rica's splendor, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on many other Backroads trips. Our time in the shuttles will allow us to experience the incredible variety of ecosystems, scenery and activities Costa Rica has to offer. So sit back and relax, knowing that someone else is doing the driving, and enjoy the beauty of the journey.
$3,898 - $4,398
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,090 to $1,350 for sgl. occ.)
Internal air:
$150 to $460


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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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San José, Costa Rica

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All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners included

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Hacienda AltaGracia

Hacienda AltaGracia

Pérez Zeledón (2 nights)

Surrounded by 350 lush hectares, this Auberge resort is an incredible mountain retreat with luxurious comforts and extraordinary views. (pool, spa)

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge

* Casual Hotel
Savegre (1 night)

African-style luxury safari tents offer the ideal setting for enjoying the sights and sounds of the jungle. (pool)

Alma de Pacifico

Alma del Pacifico

Playa Esterillos Este (2 nights)

Spacious private villas at this beachside resort feature large terraces and a mosaic-tiled shower that opens to your own garden. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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We loved this trip! As a family, we experienced multiple "firsts" ... zip lining, white water rafting, surfing. Especially appreciated the non-touristy nature of the itinerary.

 
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from Garden City, New York

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What an amazing array of experiences. Trip leaders were fun and knowledgible. I did these for the first time - white water rafting and zip lining. Hiking provided so many great sites and encounters with wildlife. The variety in the trip never seemed to end. The lodging was spectacular. Food in Costa Rica was so tasty and fresh.

 
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Our entire family went with Backroads to Costa Rica two years ago. It was, by far, the best trip we have ever had. Backroads did an exceptional job showing us many areas of Costa Rica and giving us many new experiences. The guides were very knowledgable, friendly and helpfull, not to mention, also a lot of fun. I would not hesitate taking another Backroads trip. Best tour company ever!

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Other Sugarcane Cultural Tour
Other Zip-Line Canopy Tour
2 Biking 8 100 18 800
Walking/Hiking 3 400
Other Optional Activities at AltaGracia
3 Walking/Hiking 2 500 6 800
Kids Horseback-Riding (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 2 100 3 800
Rafting on Río Savegre (2.5 Hours)
5 Biking 5 100 14 200
Biking 8 100
Other Optional Surfing, Kayaking or Golf
Kids Cultural Activity & Games
6 Other Yoga
 

Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 35% dirt and 65% paved). On this Family Trip, our routes are designed to be easygoing, with relatively little elevation gain or loss. However, rough terrain, heat and humidity can make biking in Costa Rica more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities in three distinct regions and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Costa Rica

The Best Leaders in Costa Rica

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Costa Rica, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Costa Rica has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Costa Rica with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Costa Rica are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Costa Rica, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Costa Rica trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Costa Rica have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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