Our 7 night Family Vacation Classic includes two top Costa Rica family destinations. Begin at Arenal Volcano, the adventure capital of Costa Rica, where majestic views and hot springs keep everyone entertained. Hike over hanging bridges beneath the hulking Arenal Volcano and look for wildlife. Then visit Manuel Antonio National Park and play on warm, white sand beaches on the lush rainforest coastline.
(1) Arenal Volcano. (2) Tabacon Hot Springs. (3) Arenal Hanging Bridges (4) Tarcoles River Cruise. (5) Manuel Antonio National Park. (6) Rainforest Beaches.
Day 1 : Transfer to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Upon your morning or midday arrival in San Jose, Evergreen Travel transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano. Dominating the landscape, the Arenal Volcano is currently in a resting phase. Arrive at Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort for overnight. Awarded membership to The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon features mineral pools and hot springs that flow through stunning tropical gardens.
Day 2 : Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike
This morning, you will be picked up for a hike through Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Walk through a series of trails and hanging bridges. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the tropical forest beneath Arenal Volcano. If you're feeling particularly active, venture on to the hidden waterfall trail to extend your park experience. Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Day 3 : Pure Nature Safari Float
Float peacefully along the Frio River in a boat without a motor looking for wildlife like caimans, sloths, turtles, monkeys, iguanas, and tropical bird species. A professional naturalist guide will point out the unique natural elements and relationships of the environment. After the safari float, enjoy a snack at a Costa Rican family farm and practice your Spanish! The afternoon is free to relax or explore! Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Day 4 : Tarcoles River Cruise en route to Manuel Antonio
This morning you will transfer to the Quepos / Manuel Antonio area on the Central Pacific Coast with a visit to the Tarcoles River en route. The Tarcoles River is synonymous with crocodiles. In fact, the river is one of the largest natural crocodile habitats in the world. Enjoy lunch before traveling on to Manuel Antonio. Arrive at Tulemar Resort outside Manuel Antonio National Park for overnight. Public beaches and the National Park are just minutes away, and Tulemar's spacious bungalows provide the comforts of home - with a better view!
Day 5 : Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
This morning, take a walk through one of Costa Rica's favorite national parks with a naturalist guide. Manuel Antonio National Park contains three of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica, dense rainforest, 109 known mammal species, and 184 bird species. Overnight Tulemar Resort.
Day 6 : Manuel Antonio Free Day
Head to the beach! Tulemar Resort is one of the few developments in the region with direct beach access. Take the resort shuttle down to the little secluded shoreline where you can rent kayaks and beach chairs for a relaxing beach day. And don't forget to catch the sunset, it's a standout!
Day 7 : Manuel Antonio Free Day
To include additional tours, please visit our Manuel Antonio Tours.
Day 8 : Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 3 hours by ground to the San Jose International Airport for your return flight home.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
One way private ground transfer San Jose/Arenal Volcano.
3 nights Tabacon Thermal Resort, 2 orchid rooms. Includes hot springs entrance and breakfast daily.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike. Includes transfers, guide, and entrance.
Pure Nature Safari Float. Includes transfers, guide, equipment and snack.
One way private transfer Arenal/Manuel Antonio with Tarcoles River Cruise en route. Includes transfers, guide, and lunch.
4 nights Tulemar Resort, 2-bedroom premium villa.
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike. Includes transfers, guide and entrance.
One way private ground transfer Manuel Antonio/San Jose.