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  • Suspension bridge treetop walk in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Guided walk to Arenal Volcano and boat crossing of Lake Arenal
  • Fun activities for the entire family
  • Exotic Wildlife
The Costa Rica Family Adventure tour starts and ends in San Jose. The Costa Rica Family Adventure is a family tour that takes 9 days taking you from San Jose, Costa Rica and through other destinations in North America.

An action packed family adventure in Costa Rica including a suspension bridge treetop walk in Monteverde cloud forest, a boat crossing of Lake Arenal, a guided walk to Arenal Volcano and much more. Monteverde cloud forest boasts incredible biodiversity with 400 species of birds, 2500 species of plants, 120 species of amphibians and 100 species of mammals. With almost 3 kms of treetop walkways through primary cloud forest and 8 suspension bridges, our 2 days in the cloud forest is exhilarating. Walking n the treetop walkways of Monteverde is a truly unique way to view the forest and its inhabitants. We take a boat trip across the picturesque Lake Arenal as well as a guided trek to the base of the volcano, arriving at the observation point in time for sunset.
Upon arrival, we will be met at the airport and transferred to the group hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
The adventure begins with a scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway to the town of Santa Elena, located in the Monteverde cloud forest - one of the last remaining cloud forests in the world. This peaceful town is a perfect destination to experience nature as Monteverde has six different eco-zones, with elevations from 1,300 to 1,800 meters. It enjoys temperatures that produce an enviable and incredible biodiversity with 400 species of birds, including the shining Quetzal, 2,500 species of plants, 120 species of amphibians, and 100 species of mammals. An afternoon guided hike on 1.7 miles of Treetop Walkways through primary cloud forest and 8 suspension bridges on Costa Rica’s best suspension system completes the first day’s activities.
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  • Breakfast
Travelling from platform to platform through the canopy on a combination of natural trails and cables allows observation of the forest from the ground and high in the treetops. In the afternoon, take the chance to explore the cloud forest or choose from a variety of optional activities available, including: guided or solo hike through Monteverde or Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, walk around the galleries and coffee houses of Santa Elena, Don Juan Coffee Tour, ATV’s, visit to a local cheese factory.
Meals
  • Breakfast
The first part of the journey to Arenal is to Rio Chiquito from where it is a 30 minute boat ride across the picturesque Lake Arenal to the dam on the north side of the Lake. From here it is a short transfer by road to La Fortuna, the closest town to the Arenal Volcano. In the afternoon a guide will hike with you to the base of the volcano, where a naturalist guide will take you through rainforest trails for a gentle hike to spot a variety of diverse flora and fauna; such as monkeys, toucans, wild turkeys, sloths, numerous types of birds, and possibly, snakes. Arriving at the observation point in time for sunset means a fantastic view of this majestic volcano against the backdrop of the setting sun. We continue our way down to one of the nearby natural Hot Springs for a relaxing bathe. Thanks to Arenal Volcano’s geothermal activity, there is a number of natural hot springs throughout the area. They are designed to be very much in tune with their natural environment and offer a fantastic way to relax in the warm and soothing mineral waters while enjoying spectacular scenery in close proximity.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Dinner
This morning journey by road to La Fortuna’s Waterfall. This afternoon and evening is free to explore the area on your own. Optional activities include: mountain biking, canoeing tours, kayak in Lake Arenal, bungee jumping, caving, ATV’s, visit a Maleku indigenous villa.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today you will be transferred to the small beach town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the Caribbean Coast. The afternoon might be spent exploring the surroundings.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Free time to enjoy the crystal clear, blue water lining the coast. Puerto Viejo is also famous as a surfing destination. It has a relaxed atmosphere with a mix of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures. Locals usually speak their own language called Patois (pronounced “patua”) which is a mix of Afro-Caribbean English, Spanish and French. Puerto Viejo is a lively place for tourists to have a fun and relaxing experience. This area offers a lot of attractions and activities. Optional activities include: scuba diving, snorkeling, visit to Cahuita National Park or the Kekoldi Indian Reserve & waterfalls.
Meals
  • Breakfast
The morning is free to spend a few more hours enjoying the beach. After lunch, you will be transferred to San Jose. The evening may be spent taking in the sights and sounds of San Jose.
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport where our trip concludes.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Good quality accommodation
  • Reduced rate for children under 11 years of age at the time of travel (applicable if up to 2 children share the same room with two adults)
Meals
  • 8 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Transport
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • Airport transfers on Days 1 and 9
Guide
  • Experienced bilingual local guides for each activity (NB - there is no guide throughout)
Others
  • Medical Kit
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Reduced rate for children under 16 years of age at the time of travel
what’s excluded
  • Drinks of any kind (e.g. bottled water, soft drinks, beers etc)
  • Items of a personal nature ie laundry, phone calls
  • International airfares and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Visas
Tour details
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends San Jose, Costa Rica/ San Jose, Costa Rica
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A deposit of 500 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 30 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Costa Rica Family Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Costa Rica Family Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Costa Rica Family Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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