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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Costa Rica 2018-19


7 Days from $3,995

Limited to 24 guests

From rainforests and beaches to volcanoes and hot springs, explore Costa Rica’s variety of ecosystems and wildlife for the ultimate family-friendly adventure.

A&K Advantages

Venture through tropical landscapes, experiencing everything from the Caribbean coast to impressive Arenal Volcano

Discover wild and exotic creatures alongside your expert local guide, including caimans, monkeys, toucans and poison dart frogs

Experience Costa Rica’s rainforests from the unique vantage point of a zipline course, aerial tram ride and suspended bridges tour

Kayak or boat ride through the dynamic creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park

Swim in hot springs warmed by a volcano

Travel in comfort between Tortuguero and Arenal by private air charter

Choose a July or August departure for a private night expedition to witness the nesting of the Atlantic green sea turtle under the starlit tropical sky

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive San José, Costa Rica
DAY 2:
San José & Tortuguero | Ziplining In A Cloud Forest
DAY 3:
Tortuguero | Rainforest River Voyage
DAY 4:
Tortuguero | Kayaking the Caño Palma
DAY 5:
La Fortuna | Farm Tour & Arenal Volcano
DAY 6:
La Fortuna | Scenic Hanging Bridges
DAY 7:
Depart San José
DAY 1:
Arrive San José, Costa Rica

Arrive in the bustling city of San José, Costa Rica, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, a colonial hacienda set on a 30-acre coffee plantation.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
DAY 2:
San José & Tortuguero | Ziplining In A Cloud Forest

Drive to the Atlantic Forest Zipline Adventure, a 1,200-acre nature reserve set in a neon-green rainforest at the edge of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Ascend into the trees for a thrilling zipline ride, surrounded by 360-degree views of the landscape and the sounds of howler monkeys and tropical birds. Your family may opt for an alternate excursion through the rainforest canopy on an aerial tram, viewing its lush scenery and wildlife up close in the treetops. Visit the butterfly garden and the frog pond, then embark on a boat ride to your lodge in Tortuguero, where you enjoy a family welcome dinner.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3:
Tortuguero | Rainforest River Voyage

Rise early for a guided birding walk that may star great green macaws, before embarking on a cruise down the lazy tropical rivers that define Tortuguero National Park, one of the largest rainforests in Central America. Covered by endless webs of flora, fauna here is equally abundant and includes capuchin monkeys, river otters and poison dart frogs, all of which you may spy as you sail by. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school (when in session) and join local children for a game of soccer.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:
Tortuguero | Kayaking the Caño Palma

This morning, head north by boat to Caño Palma (Palm Canal) for an exciting kayak adventure in the richest biological ecosystem in Costa Rica. Paddling alongside an expert local guide, enjoy a beautiful journey to Tortuguero National Park. If you prefer, choose an optional motorized boat excursion. You may wander the beach where thousands of gentle Atlantic green sea turtles return to nest each year, always on the same stretch of sand where they were born. After lunch back at the lodge, look forward to a Family Foodie Experience, during which your family has fun preparing Costa Rican specialties with a local chef. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax together as a family, perhaps with some fun in the sun at the pool.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5:
La Fortuna | Farm Tour & Arenal Volcano

Fly to La Fortuna. Upon arrival, travel to Finca Burio (Burio Farm) and meet the owner, Don Juan. Join him on a tour through the fields of his plantation, where tropical birds take flight and where you learn about the tropical produce he grows. You also learn how sugar cane is processed at the trapiche (sugar mill). Next, sit down for a lovely organic lunch, freshly prepared at the farm. Depart for the short drive to your hotel at the base of towering Arenal Volcano. Marvel at the views of the famed volcano, now in a resting state after years of activity, and featuring a near-perfect cone soaring 5,357 feet above sea level.

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6:
La Fortuna | Scenic Hanging Bridges

After breakfast, explore the surrounding rainforest on an unforgettable Arenal Hanging Bridges tour. See the lush treetops from nearly two miles of hanging bridges, each designed to blend with the natural environment, while leaving the forest habitat virtually intact. As you walk, observe the diversity of flora and fauna, set against the ever-imposing views of Arenal. In the afternoon, enjoy a rewarding visit to El Ciebo Hot Springs. Tucked between Lake Arenal Dam and La Fortuna nearly a mile off the main road, the springs consist of five free-flowing pools amid a natural river gorge. Cool off after your dip with smoothies and cocktails made with fresh local ingredients. Tonight, gather with the new friends you’ve made for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7:
Depart San José

Drive to San José International Airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 06
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    $3,995
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    $1,495
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  • Jul 14 - Jul 20
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    $4,395
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    $1,595
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  • Aug 04 - Aug 10
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    $4,395
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    $1,595
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    $345
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  • Dec 28 - Jan 03
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    $3,995
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    $1,495
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    $345
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    Days 5&6 at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa in Arenal

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  • 2019
  • Apr 13 - Apr 19
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  • Jun 29 - Jul 05
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  • Jul 13 - Jul 19
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  • Aug 03 - Aug 09
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  • Dec 21 - Dec 27
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 6+.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: arrive at San José International Airport at 11:00 a.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

This journey contains some active elements.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

†Days 5-6 at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa in Arenal.

Children 17 and under save $500.


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