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Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • Central America

Price:

From $2,599

Stay:

8 nights

Travel Dates:

Saturday 14th of March 2020 until Saturday 26th of December 2020

Description:

Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast - 9 Days / 8 Nights - from $2599* per person (with G Adventures).

Blanketed in pristine rainforest, lined by golden sands, and brimming with curious-looking creatures, Costa Rica is the ultimate family playground. Explore inland jungles and volcanic wonders in every way possible: soaring on a zip line, riding on horseback, and hiking misty trails. Then head for the Gold Coast on the Pacific Ocean for some sun, surf, and adventures out at sea.

Itinerary:

DAY 1 SAN JOSÉ

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.

DAY 2 SAN JOSÉ/MONTEVERDE

This morning, travel up into the misty cloud forests of Monteverde, where we’ll visit a working farm and coffee cooperative for an earth-to-table lunch, followed by a property tour. Learn the secrets of Costa Rican cuisine and test your cooking skills at an afternoon class, then attend a coffee-making demonstration. Enjoy some free time to get settled in our hotel. This evening, follow a naturalist into the forest to seek out the fascinating nocturnal creatures that spring to life after the sun goes down, from red-eyed tree frogs to spiny porcupines.

Exclusive Inclusions:  Your G for Good Moment Life Monteverde Experience|Your Journeys Highlight Moment Life Monteverde Community Lunch, Tour, and Cooking Class

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 3 MONTEVERDE

Visit the Monteverde Institute, a research and educational organization supported by National Geographic. Hear about reforestation projects spearheaded by the institute, then roll up your sleeves and lend a hand in the tree nursery. The rest of the day is free for poolside relaxation or optional excursions in the clouds, including zip-lining, hiking in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, or a walk through the forest canopy across hanging bridges.

Exclusive Inclusions:  Your Journeys Highlight Moment Monteverde Institute Lecture & Reforestation Project

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 4 MONTEVERDE/RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

Today we travel into Rincón de la Vieja National Park, an otherworldly land of smoking volcanoes, bubbling mud pots, and thermal hot springs—all shrouded in thick tangles of rainforest. Channel your inner Tarzan as you swing across zip lines strung through the forest canopy; then visit thermal hot springs and mud baths, where playing in the mud isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged. This evening, visit the local butterfly garden, if you like.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5 RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

Rise early for a full day of adventure in the national park. Saddle up for a horseback-riding excursion, get introduced to the park’s creatures on a naturalist-guided wildlife hike, and swim beneath the soaring canyons and tumbling waterfalls of the Río Negro. There is also the option to stay back at our hacienda and relax by the pool.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 6 RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK/PLAYA POTRERO

Journey toward the Pacific Ocean to Playa Potrero on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. The afternoon is free to play in the sand and surf; or opt to set sail across the bay and around the Catalina Islands.

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 7 PLAYA POTRERO

The day is free to do as much or as little as you like. Relax at the pool or on the beach in this tropical paradise. Opt to join a yoga class, take a long walk along the beach, or go horseback riding.

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 8 PLAYA POTRERO/SAN JOSÉ

Leave the beach behind for our return trip to the capital. Stop en route for a jungle boat cruise through Palo Verde National Park. The river is a wildlife-lover’s paradise: crocodiles glide beneath the water’s surface, monkeys swing through the surrounding treetops, and numerous winged wonders wade and fly at the river’s edge—including ospreys, wood storks, and roseate spoonbills. Continue to San José and celebrate our adventure at a farewell dinner.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9 SAN JOSÉ

Depart at any time.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Includes:

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Life Monteverde Community Lunch, Tour, and Cooking Class, Monteverde
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Monteverde Institute Lecture & Reforestation Project, Monteverde
  • Your G for Good Moment: Life Monteverde Experience, Monteverde
  • Arrival transfer
  • Naturalist guided cloud forest night walk
  • Canyon canopy tour in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Rio Negro Hot Springs and volcanic mud bath
  • Horseback riding and guided hike in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Palo Verde National Park guided boat tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Departs: 14 Mar, 04 & 25 Jul, 01 Aug and 19 & 26 Dec 2020

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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