Costa Rica Jungles & Volcanoes Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

From $4,299 - $4,799 /person

+$400   internal air

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Costa Rica Jungles & Volcanoes Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Dec 2025: Dec

From $4,299 - $4,799 /person

( +$400  internal air )

From Highland Rain Forest to the Pacific Coast

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

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Walk/Hike
Bike
Raft
Zip-Line

Highlights

  • Raft the white-water rapids of the thrilling Río Tenorio and discover the region's magnificent flora and fauna
  • Hike with your family in Rio Celeste National Park and enjoy views of its brilliant sky-blue river
  • Bike around peaceful 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 Jungles & Volcanoes Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Costa Rica

Start/End Liberia

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Discover the volcanic wonders of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province with your family • 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. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

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 • Admire Arenal Volcano's iconic peak as you ride (clouds permitting!) • Hike on a series of hanging bridges through the forest canopy and get a bird's-eye view of the rain forest • Escape in our hotel's inviting geothermal pools.

Accommodations
Arenal Kioro

(1 night)

Night 3

Arenal Kioro
La Fortuna
Casual Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Walk 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 flight brings us to the beautiful beaches of the Pacific coast • Take in sunset views and a beachfront meal of Latin-fusion delicacies • Visit an animal sanctuary and learn about sloths, monkey, birds and more, as well as the center's rescue efforts • Grab a paddle and sea kayak or paddleboard and explore the coastline on tranquil 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.

Accommodations
El Mangroove

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights

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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+$400   internal air

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

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)

Night 3

Arenal Kioro
La Fortuna

Casual Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

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)

From $4,299 - $4,799 /person

+$400   internal air

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Bikes

Ready to Ride

On this trip where Backroads custom titanium bikes are not available, we offer local bikes that are well suited for the terrain on our routes.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only

From $4,299 - $4,799 /person

+$400   internal air

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