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Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Raft
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Yoga

Rain Forest, Rivers & the Pacific Coast

From $4,199 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

Call for single supplement pricing

Internal air: $210


Come play with us in Costa Rica! On this action-packed journey, you'll experience many of this nation's precious ecosystems firsthand. Marvel at a unique volcano, bask on sandy beaches, venture through lush jungles, dip your toes in a natural hot spring, encounter wildlife at every turn and enjoy a rich array of activities, from rafting to hiking and kayaking.

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Costa Rica

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Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Highlights

  • Raft the white-water rapids of the thrilling Río Tenorio and discover the region's magnificent flora and fauna
  • Hike to a viewpoint above Río Perdido and gaze over Miravalles, Rincón de la Vieja and Tenorio Volcanoes
  • Bike around tranquil Lake Arenal and then soak in our hotel's natural thermal pools surrounded by jungle
  • Learn the secrets to perfecting delicious Costa Rican cuisine in an exclusive hands-on cooking class
Costa Rica

Start/End Liberia

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Discover the volcanic and rain forest wonders of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province | Make a splash in white-water rafts on a thrilling Class III–IV trip down the Río Tenorio | Hike to a viewpoint showcasing the region's magnificent volcanoes | Soak in the healing waters of natural spring-fed thermal baths | Feel as though you have the forest all to yourself at our chic jungle oasis. 

Day 3 Bike a picturesque route around Lake Arenal's lush northeasten shore | From palms and ferns to jungle critters and toucans, this ride has no shortage of incredible flora and fauna | Gaze at Arenal Volcano's majestic peak as you pedal (clouds permitting!) | Hike through the forest canopy on a series of hanging bridges and experience the rain forest with a bird's-eye view | Unwind in our hotel's inviting geothermal pools.

Days 4-6 Venture through the lush habitat of sloths, monkeys, toucans and lizards | Hike to the emerald pools of stunning La Fortuna waterfall | Master local specialties like ceviche and patacones in a hands-on cooking class | A private charter plane whisks us to the beautiful beaches of the Pacific coast | Enjoy sunset views and a beachfront meal of exceptional Latin-fusion delicacies | Grab a paddle and sea kayak or paddleboard and explore the coastline on calm crystalline waters | Optional on-your-own activities abound! Soak up some sun, learn how to surf, zip-line through a forest or swim in the Pacific | Rejuvenate with a yoga class or a morning stroll down to the sea.

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. View cancellation policy.

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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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more Guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
  • 9 Guests: from $4,499 pp dbl occ
  • 8 Guests: from $4,699 pp dbl occ
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Prices

From $4,199 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

Call for single supplement pricing

Internal air: $210


Casual & Premiere Hotels*

Rio Perdido, Costa Rica
Río Perdido

Bagaces (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Río Celeste Hideaway Hotel​, Costa Rica
Río Celeste Hideaway Hotel​

Tenorio Volcano National Park (1 night)

* Casual Plus
El Mangroove, Costa Rica
El Mangroove

Gulf of Papagayo (2 nights)

* Premiere Hotel

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Costa Rica

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Casual & 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 View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Rio Perdido, Costa Rica

Río Perdido

Bagaces (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Tucked away in the forest on a peninsula between Río Blanco and Río Perdido, this hotel offers chic and modern bungalow-style room as well as unparalleled access to nature adventures. (pool, spa)

Río Celeste Hideaway Hotel​, Costa Rica

Río Celeste Hideaway Hotel​

Tenorio Volcano National Park (1 night)
* Casual Plus

Nestled near the banks of the milky‐blue Río Celeste, this secluded resort features chic casitas and a stylish lounge. (pool, spa)

El Mangroove, Costa Rica

El Mangroove

Gulf of Papagayo (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

A hip boutique hotel set beside mangrove forests on the chocolate-sand shores of Playa Panamá. (pool, spa)

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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* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Mountain Bike (Included)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Shuttle Time

In order to bring you to diverse and unique regions, 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 that Costa Rica has to offer.

On-Your-Own Activities

During the trip there's time for you to enjoy some of Costa Rica's favorite activities, such as zip-lining, horseback riding and surfing. These activities are often a highlight for those who choose to do them, but due to liability issues and because they're not to everyone's liking they're not included in the cost of the trip and participation is at your own risk.

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.

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 multi-adventure 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.

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.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Costa Rica live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

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.

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Straight Talk

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.

Shuttle Time

In order to bring you to diverse and unique regions, 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 that Costa Rica has to offer.

On-Your-Own Activities

During the trip there's time for you to enjoy some of Costa Rica's favorite activities, such as zip-lining, horseback riding and surfing. These activities are often a highlight for those who choose to do them, but due to liability issues and because they're not to everyone's liking they're not included in the cost of the trip and participation is at your own risk.
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