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Costa Rica Rain Forest & Pacific 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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

From $3,899 - $4,249 /person

+$400 internal air

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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 & Casual Plus 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.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Costa Rica Rain Forest & Pacific 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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

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 & Casual Plus 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: Feb-Apr, Nov-Dec 2026: Feb-Apr

From $3,899 - $4,249 /person

+$400 internal air

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Arenal Volcano to Manuel Antonio National Park

See the world from the perspective of a howler monkey or spiny-tailed iguana. Up, down, over and around—by raft, bike, zip line and your own two feet. This is Costa Rica from every angle.

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Walk/Hike
Biking
Raft
Surf
Horseback

Highlights

  • Soak in geothermal hot springs at the base of majestic Arenal Volcano  
  • Raft the white water of the pristine Savegre River's Class II-III rapids  
  • Discover Manuel Antonio National Park's wealth of wildlife—monkeys, lizards, sloths, toucans and more  
  • Surf beginner's waves with a local expert or just lounge on a secluded beach  
  • Hike and bike tropical trails surrounded by walls of jungle teeming with wildlife  
Costa Rica Rain Forest & Pacific Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Costa Rica

Start/End San José

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Adults join a naturalist on a trek across a lava field at the base of Arenal Volcano while kids hit a family-run farm for an interactive visit • Soak in geothermal hot springs nestled within a tropical forest •​​ Ride around Lake Arenal, keeping an eye out for furry local critters like coati • Not a biker? Dip into a chocolate tour and coffee tasting on an organic farm instead • Enjoy scenic views while on a boat cruise across the lake • Learn how to cook a typical Costa Rican meal featuring classics like patacones, frijoles and homemade tortillas • Optional on-your-own activities abound—fly through the treetops on a zip line, indulge in a massage or simply relax by the pool.

Accommodations
Arenal Kioro

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

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.

Day 3

Description

Venture through the lush habitat of sloths, monkeys, toucans and lizards • Hike to the base of La Fortuna waterfall and jump in for a refreshing dip • Our private charter plane whisks us to Quepos, a beachside town on the central Pacific coast • Sit down to a home-cooked casado (traditional local meal) with a Costa Rican family • Hike through the pristine Savegre Valley • Kick back at our secluded lodge on your private deck or zoom down the 100-foot-long waterslide • Young explorers (and the young at heart!) have a chance to venture into the jungle by night and catch a glimpse of elusive nocturnal creatures on a guided walk.

Accommodations

Night 3

Rafiki Safari Lodge
Savegre
Casual Hotel

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

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

Days 4-6

Description

Make a splash on a thrilling white-water rafting excursion on Río Savegre • In Manuel Antonio National Park, look for white-faced monkeys, sloths and prehistoric-looking iguanas • Embrace the local rhythm with a beachfront dance class • Enjoy a hike through the rain forest, take an optional surf lesson or watch the waves of the Pacific roll in • Paint your own Boruca masks with an indigenous artist • Kids engage their inner vaqueros (cowboys) and explore the beach on horseback • Stretch out in a beachside yoga class before returning to San José.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Alma del Pacifico
Playa Esterillos Este
Casual Plus Hotel

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

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

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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

Arenal Kioro
La Fortuna

Casual Hotel

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

Night 3

Rafiki Safari Lodge
Savegre

Casual Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

Alma del Pacifico
Playa Esterillos Este

Casual Plus Hotel

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

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