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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Costa Rica 2021


7 days from $3,995 per person

Limited to 24 guests

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Children 17 and under save $500.

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

A&K Advantages

  • 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 points of a zipline course, aerial tram ride and suspended-bridges tour
  • Kayak or boat ride through the creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park, seeing monkeys, birds and marine life
  • Swim in hot springs warmed by a volcano
  • Travel in July for a nighttime expedition to the nesting site of Atlantic green sea turtles

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive San José, Costa Rica
DAY 2
SAN JOSÉ & TORTUGUERO | ZIPLINING IN A RAIN 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

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy.

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 coffee plantation.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
DAY 2
SAN JOSÉ & TORTUGUERO | ZIPLINING IN A RAIN FOREST

Drive to a 1,200-acre nature reserve set in a neon-green rainforest at the edge of Braulio Carrillo National Park. On arrival, 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. Once settled in, begin a fun, all-ages photography contest led by your naturalist guide, as you set out through the grounds of your resort to capture winning images of flora and fauna. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at your lodge.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
TORTUGUERO | RAINFOREST RIVER VOYAGE

Rise early for a guided birding walk that may reveal 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. Its abundant fauna includes capuchin monkeys, river otters and poison dart frogs. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school and join local children for a game of soccer.

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

Head north by boat to Caño Palma for an exciting kayak adventure in the richest biological ecosystem in Costa Rica, paddling alongside an expert local guide to Tortuguero National Park. You may opt for a motorized boat excursion instead, or wander the beach where thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles return to nest each year. After lunch back at the lodge, prepare Costa Rican specialties with a local chef on a fun family foodie experience. The remainder of your day is at leisure. This evening, take an optional night walk, and later join your naturalist guide over cocktails, before dinner on site.

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

If you wish, rise early for a walk through nature on the trails near your lodge. After breakfast, fly to La Fortuna. Upon arrival, travel to Finca Burio (Burio Farm) and meet the owner, Don Juan. Join him on an excursion through the fields of his plantation, where tropical birds take flight and you learn about the tropical produce he grows. Also learn how sugar cane is processed at the trapiche (sugar mill). Sit down for an organic lunch, freshly prepared at the farm. Afterward, visit the town of La Fortuna, before checking in to your hotel at the base of towering Arenal Volcano. Then, soak in one of five free-flowing pools set in a natural river gorge at Eco Termales Hot Spring. Cool off after your dip with smoothies and cocktails made with fresh local ingredients. Marvel at the views of the famed volcano, with its near-perfect cone that soars 5,357 feet above sea level.

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
La Fortuna | Scenic Hanging Bridges

Rise early for a birdwatching and sloth discovery walk. After breakfast, explore the surrounding rainforest on an unforgettable Arenal Hanging Bridges experience. See the lush treetops from nearly two miles of bridges designed to blend with the natural environment. As you walk, observe the diversity of flora and fauna, set against the ever-imposing views of Arenal. Return to your hotel, and tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner, and then find out the results of the photography contest, as your naturalist guide hands out awards to the winners.

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7
Depart San José

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

PROGRAM NOTE: Accommodations on this journey reflect the best available in the region.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy.


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

  • 2021
  • Mar 27 - Apr 02
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    Single Supplement
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    $3,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal air from
    $345
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    Days 5–6 at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

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  • Jun 26 - Jul 02
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    $3,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
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    $345
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  • Jul 10 - Jul 16
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    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
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    $3,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal air from
    $345
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  • Dec 30 - Jan 05
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    Price
    Single Supplement
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    $4,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal air from
    $345
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    Available

    Days 5–6 at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $345
Tortuguero/La Fortuna

This journey contains some active elements.

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.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

Children 17 and under sharing with an adult save $500.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Costa Rica: Under a Rainforest Canopy.


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