Wildlife spotting in Costa Rica.
© Daniel Palwyn
Wildlife spotting in Costa Rica.

This 15-day family adventure holiday in Costa Rica (suitable for children aged five and up) offers two weeks of fun, education and in-your-face nature in one of the world's most stunning destinations, now reachable by direct flights from London.

After exploring the lively capital San José, you'll boat along waterways in a stunning National Park, spot native birds in the rainforest, walk amongst a cloud forest and take part in an array of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as white-water rafting and zipwiring through the rainforest or relax on a catamaran cruise. 

This is an easy trip with little physical exertion, although the heat and humidity can be tiring. Accommodation is in lodges and small hotels and breakfast is provided daily, along with some lunches and evening meals. And you will get to try, what the locals call, the best coffee in the world.


Day 1

Meet your group at the evening welcome meeting at your hotel in San José.

Day 2

Discover San José on a guided bus tour then onto the National Institute of Biodiversity to learn about the ecosystems of the island. Then you will drive to a nearby volano and see the coffee plantations, and try some of the best coffee in the world. Ending the day at a butterfly farm before heading back to the city.

Day 3

Head onto the road early and stop for breakfast en-route then explore Tortuguero National Park and head into the rainforest and onto your riverbank accommodation. 

Day 4

Boating and walking through Tortuguero National Park, spotting bird-, wild- and waterlife.

Day 5

Transfer by boat to the port, keeping your eyes peeled for unusal flora and fauna en-route. The on to the bird-watching haven that is Sarapiqui. Here you will stay in an eco-lodge.

Day 6

Free day to explore Sarapiqui. Excursions including white-water rafting and a chocolate tour can be arranged for an additional fee.

Day 7

After a 3-hour drive you will discover Arenal Volcano and Tabacon hot springs.

Day 8

Guided tour of Arenal National Park then a free afternoon, so you can explore more of the area on excursions for an additional fee.

Day 9

Move on to Monteverde National Park and experience the cloud forests.

Day 10

Another day at Monteverde spotting the native birds and creatures, including a canopy walk. You also get the chance to book additional excursions including zipwiring through the jungle and a night time jungle hike.

Day 11

Discover Manuel Antonio National Park (approximately a 6-hour drive with stops). Stay in a wildlife reserve on the beach.

Day 12

Guided walk of Manuel Antonia National Park and relax on the beach or head into the water.

Day 13

Explore more of the area at your leisure. Additional excursions include catamaran cruise, kayak tour and horse riding.

Day 14

Head back to San José, stopping at Carara Biological Reserve for a rainforest walk.

Day 15

The tour ends after breakfast.

For full itinerary details, please call our team on 020 3633 0653 to find out more, for prices and to book.


Costa Rica Family Adventure Holiday


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Tours operate throughout the year, including during the school summer and Christmas holidays. A solo parent tour runs in August.

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Hotels (12 nights) and lodges (2 nights). Meals included: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

If you book the teenager-friendly tour of Costa Rica, you will spend 8 nights in a hotel and get 7 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

Boating through the Rainforest.© Daniel Palwyn

Boating through the Rainforest.

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From £2235 per adult and from £2011 per child including accommodation, domestic transport, some excursions and some meals. Flights can be arranged for an additional cost.

Hummingbird feeding in Costa Rica.© Daniel Palwyn

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