Family Costa Rican Close to Nature 8 Days / 7 Nights CRTFAM873

Make this year’s family vacation a unique one. Children will delight in Costa Rica’s flora and fauna and, Mom & Dad, you’ll be pretty amazed as well. The Family Close to Nature Package is a safe and educational adventure that will appeal to all members of your family.

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Day 1 Arrival – San Jose Meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to Bougainvillea for your first night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at the Bougainvillea hotel. Standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 02 San Jose – Sarapiqui River class I-II, safari float trip (B-Box lunch) The best safari  float trip exotic bird watching and varied flora, in a great and beautiful river in the jungle of Sarapiqui. Two hours of pure nature, bird watching, surrounded by lush tropical jungle safari where our weapon observation is the camera view. Observation here vary, from exotic amphibians, lots of tropical birds, otters, fish, snakes, sloths, iguanas and a great variety of flora which make this trip an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and experience relaxing and pleasant to float slowly downstream paddling slowly with only the sounds of nature. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Selva Verde Hotel located in the Sarapiqui area. Includes: Bilingual guides, transportation, professional equipment, tropical fruit & traditional lunch. Duration:  3 hours approximately plus transportation.

Overnight at Selva Verde Hotel, River Standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 3 Shared Hike at the OTS (Organization for Tropical Studies) (B) La Selva has been a pioneer site in Education, Research, Conservation and Eco-tourism in Cost Rica since 1953 and one of the first private protected areas in the country. It is located in the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica and comprises 1,614 hectares (3,988 acres) of old growth and disturbed tropical wet forest. Species diversity is spectacular, including more than 1,850 species of plants, 350 species of trees, 448 species of birds, and approximated 500 species of ants. Excellent bilingual naturalists lead the walks that give a glimpse of the leading-edge research conducted at La Selva as well as the Natural History of the Tropical Rain Forest. Each walk is approximately 3 1/2 hours, principally on cement or wood trails suitable for people of all ages. Includes: RT Transportation from hotel, entrance fee & guide.

Overnight at Selva Verde Hotel, River Standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 4 Sarapiqui – Arenal (B-D) The next morning, after breakfast, depart for the north plains where the Arenal Volcano is located. Private transfer to Arenal area. One of the most impressive volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area. In the afternoon get ready for your Shared Arenal Volcano Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs The Arenal Volcano was active since 1968 and reduced its activity since November 2009, it continues ejecting gases and fumarolesd. A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the activity around it. At the Ecotermales hot springs, you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak as well as dinner. Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fee to hot springs & dinner.

Overnight at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel, superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 5 Arenal – Monteverde (B) Afternoon private lake crossing transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the most diverse and richest tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bellbird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve’s inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. Trapp Family Lodge or a similar hotel will be your home base for two nights.

Overnight at the Trapp Family Lodge, Superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 6 Shared Walkways, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden (B) These Tree Top Walkways are the best system of suspension bridges that exist in Costa Rica. The bridge system is located along a 1 .7 mile trail designed to be walked by people of all ages and consists of 8 suspension bridges going 90% through primary cloud forest. In the Butterfly Garden, you can observe more than 50 species of butterflies from different altitudes and climates on a guided tour. In the Hummingbird Garden the visitor can observe more than 14 species of hummingbirds surrounded by waterfalls and natural floral arrangements. Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide & entrance fee.

 

Overnight at the Trapp Family Lodge, Superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 7 Monteverde – San Jose (B) Return in the afternoon by private transfer to San Jose and check-in at the Rodeo Country lnn for your last night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at the Rodeo Country lnn, Superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 8 Departure (B) Transfer to airport or take advantage of one of the many beach extensions available.

 

 Price per person in USD:

VALID 01NOV13 – 31OCT14

(EXCEPT CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR & EASTER WEEK)

Double occupancy:      $

Child under 11 years old:    $

Children rate applies for children under 11 years old and sharing room with parents

Maximum 2 children per room. Room based on 2 double beds

 

Price includes:

  • Meet and greet at the airport.
  • All ground private transfers described (except transfer on day 2)
  • 1 nt,Bougainvillea Hotel,standard room,(B)
  • 2 nts,Selva Verde / River,standard room,(B)
  •  1 nt,Arenal Paraiso Hotel,superior room,(B)
  • 2 nts,Trapp Family Lodge,Superior room,(B)
  •  1 nt,Rodeo Country Inn,Superior room,(B)
  •  Daily Breakfast
  •  1 box lunch
  •  1 dinner
  •  Shared Sarapiqui river Floating (box lunch)
  •  Shared OTS half day hike
  •  Shared Arenal Hike & Ecotermales Hot Springs (D)
  • Shared Walkways, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens
  •  All taxes and service charges Shared Sky Walk Tour
  • Shared Horseback riding tour
  • Shared Catamaran Coastal Adventure Tour (light L)
  • Taxes