Destination

Costa Rica

Duration

9 Days

Price

From $1,498* pp

Buckle up and get ready for the most memorable family vacation in the magical land of Costa Rica, featuring river rafting, jungle hiking, chocolate-making, horseback-riding and stand-up paddling! Start your exciting private-guided tour of this tropical paradise in Rincon de la Vieja, where you will soar over treetops and conquer mountains on horseback. Continue onwards, through lush forested land, to the Arenal Volcano. Learn the art of chocolate-making before heading out to conquer rapids on the Pacuare River. Weave in and out of forests and dry land in search of monkeys, tropical birds, sloths and lizards in the Arenal rainforest. Stand-up paddle on Playa Hermosa and have some fun in the sun in the cheerful Pacific Coast, complete with warm turquoise seas and blue skies. Enthusiastic local guides will ensure the most exciting and absolutely comfortable family vacation ever!

*Pricing based on a family of 4. Child discounts available under the age of 11.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Rincon de la Vieja
  • Transfer Liberia - Rincon de la Vieja
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa - Bungalow
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Rincon de la Vieja
  • Canopy & Waterfall Adventure
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa - Bungalow
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Arenal
  • Transfer Rincon de la Vieja - Arenal
Los Lagos Spa & Resort - Villa
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Arenal
  • Sweet Rafting
Los Lagos Spa & Resort - Villa
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Arenal
  • Hanging Bridges
Los Lagos Spa & Resort - Villa
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Playa Hermosa
  • Transfer Arenal - Playa Hermosa
Bosque Del Mar - Ocean View Superior
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Playa Hermosa
  • Stand Up Paddle
Bosque Del Mar - Ocean View Superior
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Playa Hermosa
  • Catamaran Tour
Bosque Del Mar - Ocean View Superior
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Liberia
  • Transfer Playa Hermosa - Liberia

Day 1
Rincon de la Vieja

Upon arrival at Liberia airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it.

Make your way through lush forests to the beautiful Borinquen Mountain Resort, nestled in the spectacular foothills of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano mountain range in Guanacaste is the place to be! Experience exuberant forests, listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls, discover the legacies of ancient cultures and spot rare species of birds, lizards and mammals. Live Costa Rica's diverse nature and wildlife at the Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa.

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa - Bungalow Superior

Day 2
Rincon de la Vieja

Today you will embark on an unforgettable adventure that will have you hiking through the forest and zip-lining all the way back to your hotel! Take a horseback ride over the mountain and then set out on an invigorating hike to the Mystery Waterfall. On your way back, raise your adrenaline levels with a flight over the tree-tops on an exciting 10 cable canopy zip-line.

Spend your evening discovering the thermal springs with hot pools, volcanic mud, natural steam-rooms and a spring-fed pool, which will give you a sense of well-being and fun!

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa - Bungalow Superior

Day 3
Arenal

After breakfast at the resort, transfer in private vehicle to the famous Arenal Volcano. Driving time is 4 hours.

The awe-inspiring Arenal, is an active volcano in northwestern Costa Rica in the district of La Fortuna. The Arenal volcano measures at least 5,450 feet and has a unique conic shape with a crater that is about 450 feet. The volcano was dormant for hundreds of years and exhibited a single crater at its summit that was covered by dense vegetation. In 1968, it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the small town of Tabacon. Arenal's volcanic activity appears to be decreasing and explosions have become rare, with the last reported in December 2010. La Fortuna is a hub for adventure seekers & nature lovers and offers a variety of adventures and activities.

Arrive in time for an afternoon at leisure with beautiful volcano views as your backdrop.

Los Lagos Resort & Spa - Villa

Day 4
Arenal

Get ready for a fun-filled day of rafting and chocolate tasting!

This tour will immerse you into the world of chocolate with its aromas and delicious flavors. Your tasting tour will take you through the history of chocolate, from its important role with indigenous populations to its arrival in Europe and the global market. Get a hands-on demonstration of the chocolate making process from the transformation of the Cacao bean to the chocolate products available on the market.

Later meet with your river guide, you will drive 30 minutes to the spot where the river rafting begins! Enjoy two exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as "Magnetic Rock" and "Dredges". Enjoy a swim; eat fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at a local farm. This traditional country estate was built with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica.

Los Lagos Resort & Spa - Villa

Day 5
Arenal

Your naturalist guide will meet you at the hotel and take you on a short drive to the starting point. The Guided Natural History Walk through the Hanging Bridges usually takes around 3 hours. Although it is hard to predict exactly what you will encounter the day of the tour, it is very common to see many different species of birds, howler monkeys and lizards.

Enjoy the hanging bridges that can be used by visitors of all ages and physical conditions. It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes and waterproof jackets.

Los Lagos Resort & Spa - Villa

Day 6
Playa Hermosa

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer in privatet vehicle along the stunning Pacific Coast. Wind your way around the scenic Lake Arenal and reach the beach in the early afternoon, with just enough time for a quick dip and to catch the sunset!

Playa Hermosa Bay is a peaceful location for beach lovers as it is still fairly remote and offers a gorgeous ocean views.

Bosque Del Mar - Ocean Front Suite

Day 7
Playa Hermosa

Spend the morning paddling to beautiful sand beaches, cruise the shorelines and discover little hidden coves. The tour starts from the Playa Hermosa and then makes its way around the various beaches of Playas del Coco. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Bosque Del Mar - Ocean Front Suite

Day 8
Playa Hermosa

Today, you will set sail and explore the Pacific Coast of the island by catamaran.

Silently glide along Costa Rica's Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste's exotic bays, white sand beaches, tropical jungles and rain forest. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink, which is prepared and served by the sea crew. Scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Stand up paddle through sea caves, float on a raft, snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever helpful crew prepares a light lunch consisting of chicken and pasta salad, fruit, chips, pico de gallo and guacamole.

The Marlin Del Rey catamaran will once again set sail off into the sunset, illuminating the clouds left in the sky. Bring your camera and capture this once in a lifetime moment.

Bosque Del Mar - Ocean Front Suite

 

Day 9
Liberia

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. A Travelous representative and private vehicle will transfer you to Liberia airport and offer full assistance there. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Costa Rica offers tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, and scintillating culture. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, bordered on the east by the Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. This small country represents only .05 percent of the planet's surface yet shelters almost 5 percent of the existing world's biodiversity. The country also offers world-class eco-tourism and adventure travel such as horseback riding on a secluded beach; hiking through the lush whispering greenery of a rainforest; having an exhilarating experience on a white-water rafting trip, observing the tropical forests from a canopy tour; surfing the blue waves of either coast; experiencing a quiet, close encounter with different species of birds and wildlife; and enjoying the diverse culture and hospitality of the Ticos.

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa

After a thrilling drive through a well-maintained gravel road surrounded by amazing views and natural wonders, a charming hamlet scattered at the foothill of the mountain comes into view. Welcome to the Borinquen!

The hotel offers beautiful and private villas, bungalows & junior suites with a rustic design yet modern amenities that will let you enjoy a very comfortable and rejuvinating vacation.

All rooms have independent decks or balconies with great mountain views and breathtaking sunsets.

The thermal springs with hot pools, the volcanic mud, and natural steam-rooms add to the atmosphere of this retreat in the highlands.

Enjoy the unique experience of relaxing in a hot spring-fed pool after one of the exciting Adventure Expeditions and do not miss a relaxing massage or facial in the luxurious Anahuac Spa.

The Bungalow Superior is the first upgrade option for the Bungalow Room. It offers a sleigh king size bed and upscale furnishings and decorations. It provides the privacy of the bungalows as well as the private covered balcony with wonderful views and a comfortable hammock. This room is perfect for couples.

Los Lagos Resort & Spa

A great Costa Rica vacation is waiting for you at the Los Lagos Resort & Spa. The hotel sits on a large property and is the closest to the Arenal Volcano itself! With a unique and wide range of services and facilities, Los Lagos boasts spectacular views, tropical rainforest flora & fauna, culture and cuisine. Spend some time at the pool, relax at the Spa Resort or enjoy the therapeutic natural hot springs.

A large room furnished for maximum comfort of your family and friends will receive you on our Villa at Hotel Los Lagos. This chamber consists of two floors that allow the hosting of up to 9 people. On the main floor there is a conditioned space with bedroom, living room and kitchen, not forgetting the beautiful scenery that accompanies it. In addition, the second floor has a large room and a terrace with panoramic views of San Carlos Valley and the majestic Arenal Volcano. The Villa includes a dining table with 6 chairs, a TV room and sofa bed as well as a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano.

Bosque Del Mar

A unique beach front property in Hermosa Bay, Guanacaste where a high-end boutique eco concept comes alive.The hotel offers a jacuzzi and swimming pool area, wireless internet access, Niromi gourmet international restaurant, lounge bar and scuba diving center.

Right in front of the beach featuring a bedroom with 2 queen size beds, a comfortable living room with mini bar and a sofa bed, besides a spacious bathroom, a nice wooden terrace shares the amazing view with a great open air jacuzzi exclusive for each suite.The Ocean Front Suites are surrounded by tropical gardens and the closes contact with the vibrant Pacific and scenic Playa Hermosa (Hermosa Beach), just few steps away. Technology, details and fine design are characteristics in this kind of suites, ideal for honeymooners or couples. Small families are also welcome here due the space and beds available.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.       Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, permits, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, permits, cruise or hotel deposits). 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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