Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s
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Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s
Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s
Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s
Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tours - Older Teens & 20s
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E-bikes are not available on this trip. Please click here to view bike options.

Costa Rica Jungles & Volcanoes Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

From Highland Rain Forest to the Pacific Coast

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Casual & Premiere Hotels

From: $4,099 - $4,399 pp dbl occ

Plus $350 - $400 internal air

($750 for sgl occ)

On this action-packed family journey, experience many of this nation's precious ecosystems firsthand. Marvel at a unique volcano. Venture through lush jungles. Bask on sandy beaches. Encounter wildlife at every turn and enjoy a rich array of activities, from rafting to hiking and zip-lining. Come play with us in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Costa Rica Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Costa Rica

Start/End Liberia

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


  • Raft the white-water rapids of the thrilling Río Tenorio and discover the region's magnificent flora and fauna
  • Hike in Rio Celeste National Park and enjoy views of its brilliant sky-blue river
  • 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


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Discover the volcanic 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 | Visit Rio Celeste National Park and wonder at the naturally sky-blue river | Feel as though you have the forest all to yourself at our chic jungle oasis. 

Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel
Bijagua de Upala
| Casual Plus Hotel

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

Day 3

Bike with your family on 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.

Arenal Kioro, Costa Rica
Arenal Kioro
La Fortuna
| Casual Hotel

Take in majestic views of Arenal Volcano while soaking in your suite's private whirlpool. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Venture through the lush habitat of sloths, monkeys, toucans and lizards on a hike at the base of Arenal Volcano | 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 | Fly through the forest on a zip-line canopy tour | Visit an animal sanctuary and learn about sloths, monkey, birds and more, as well as the center's rescue efforts | Optional on-your-own activities abound! Soak up some sun, go horseback riding, grab a stand-up paddleboard or swim in the Pacific | Rejuvenate with a yoga class or a morning stroll along the beach.

El Mangroove, Costa Rica
El Mangroove
Gulf of Papagayo
| *Premiere Hotel

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

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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Activity Level: 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

*Includes shuttle.
Day 1
on the Tenorio River (half day)
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
On-Your-Own Activities in Río Celeste Hideaway (half day)
Day 3
Level 1 | 7 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 22 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Cooking Demonstration (2 hours)
Flight & Shuttle to Papagayo Bay (1.5 hours)
Day 5
(2 hours)
Animal Sanctuary Visit (45 minutes)
Day 6
(1 hour)

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

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.


On this trip we travel by air to reach the exclusive areas this destination has to offer. We will be flying by charter with Sansa Airlines aboard turbo-prop planes that seat 8-14 passengers. These flights occasionally experience delays or cancellations due to inclement weather. In the rare instance a flight is cancelled we are prepared to travel by land.

Easygoing Adventure

Costa Rica is world-renowned for numerous ecoadventures; however, due to the tropical climate and under-developed infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge and options for bike routes are limited. As a result, we've paired our core activities with ones that are suited to this destination, such as zip-lining and rafting. The level of these activities, combined with enough downtime to relax and take advantage of the hotels, will be the ideal way to experience la pura vida.

Shuttle Distances

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.

Peak Season

The holiday and spring break months are a great time to travel; however, with days off and the desire to escape for sunshine many others have the same idea. While we always aim to get off the beaten path, during certain times of the year crowds and delays are unavoidable.

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