Costa Rica Family Experience
Slutdestination: San Jose
Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip's engaging lesson plan gives kids an education in biology and ecology that can never be found in a textbook. Here, spend the days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.
Private vehicle, boat, walking
Hotels (8 nts).
Local Living: Tortilla Making and Local Lunch, La Fortuna Hands-On: Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour), Arenal Hands-On: Kayak Lake Arenal. Arrival transfer. Kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Fortuna. Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde). Guided hike in Manuel Antonio NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Kick back on Costa Rica's pristine beaches, visit a local family to learn to make tortillas, spot nature in a dense cloud forest, enjoy the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park, kayak and paddle-board in La Fortuna.
Day 1 San Jose
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 San Jose/La Fortuna (1B, 1L)
Set off from the capital and enjoy the countryside of the Central Valley. Stop for a tortilla-making lesson, along with a typical Tico lunch.
Day 3 La Fortuna (1B)
Take to the lake for a morning of stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Arenal, before a free afternoon.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1B)
Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.
Day 5 Monteverde (1B)
Enjoy a free day in this lush cloud forest region. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or visit the butterfly garden.
Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio (1B)
Take a guided hike through the national park keeping an eye out for the wildlife that can be seen through the trees.
Day 7 Manuel Antonio (1B)
Enjoy a free day for several optional activities like mangrove kayaking, surf lessons, a sunset catamaran tour, or take some time to relax on the beach.
Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San Jose (1B)
Free morning to enjoy more time at the beach. Return to San Jose in the afternoon. Free evening in San Jose.
Day 9 San Jose (1B)
Depart at any time.