7 daysActivity Level
ModerateOur moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
This Costa Rica family vacation is designed for fun-loving families of all ages seeking out the treasures of friendly, laid-back, tropical Costa Rica. Walk through treetops across hanging bridges, glide from platform to platform on an exhilarating canopy tour, go on a sea kayaking expedition, and paddle out to quiet coves for swimming, sun bathing, and surfing.
Recommended Age: 6+
Hike to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Hike through a lush stretch of jungle to a gorgeous waterfall, keeping an eye-out for wildlife along the way.
Journey Through the Jungle Canopy
Explore high in the air where the treetops meet the sky to walk along hanging sky bridges and strap into a zip-line, flying from platform to platform to get yourself back on the ground.
Lazy River Floating
Experience the jungles of Costa Rica in the most relaxing fashion, with a leisurely float down multiple rivers passing by monkeys, iguanas, and beautiful birds.
Friends Across Borders
Your child can get to know and exchange pen pal letters with a Costa Rican child who they’ll be able to meet during a local school visit.
Kayak in the Pacific Ocean
Take multiple opportunities to kayak through marine life rich waters, down the gorgeous coast of Guanacaste, and to calm coves for swimming.
Fly to Costa Rica
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Take a trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, featuring some of the best hiking opportunities near San José and the country’s most famous waterfalls, as well as an abundance of wildlife.
Sky Walk Hanging Bridges
Explore the rainforest from the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges, allowing a unique perspective of the canopy’s flora and fauna during this expedition up in the sky!
Ride through the verdant rainforest in the Sky Tram gondolas, soaking in the breathtaking views on the way to even more spectacular ones from the observation deck.
Eco Termales Hot Springs
Take a break and unwind from a long day of traveling at the Eco Termales Hot Springs, Arenal’s only truly natural hot springs.
River Float Trip
Enjoy a peaceful float trip to spot plentiful wildlife, from tiny hummingbirds to giant, pink-hued Roseate Spoonbills. Be sure to also watch for howler monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and crocodiles!
En route to Guanacaste, visit Las Pumas Rescue Center, a shelter established in the 1960s that rehabilitates injured or abandoned animals, particularly large jungle cats.
Friends Across Borders: Abriendo Mentes, Pen Pals
Kids will meet their pen pals through the Abriendo Mentes program at the community center, a non-profit organization teaching English to the children in Potrero. Get a chance to bond over activities and games, maybe even a friendly soccer match!
Enjoy one of the region’s many watersports, sea kayaking, paddling to quiet coves to swim and beach comb along the stunning seashore.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
11/17-11/23extended itinerary offered - call for details!Adult $3190Teen $3190Child $2990
12/22-12/28Adult $3790Teen $3790Child $3590
12/25-12/31Adult $3990Teen $3990Child $3790
02/16-02/22Adult $3290Teen $3290Child $3090
03/16-03/22Adult $3290Teen $3290Child $3090
03/30-04/05Adult $3290Teen $3290Child $3090
04/06-04/1220th Anniversary SpecialAdult $3290Teen $3290Child $3090
06/08-06/14Adult $3190Teen $3190Child $2990
06/29-07/05Adult $3190Teen $3190Child $2990
07/27-08/02Adult $3290Teen $3290Child $3090
11/23-11/29Adult $3190Teen $3190Child $2990
12/21-12/27Adult $3990Teen $3990Child $3790
12/24-12/30Adult $3990Teen $3990Child $3790
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection
$300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
- Why Thomson
Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.
Small GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
What Travelers are Saying
The diversity of experiences and locations was fantastic. We’ve traveled with Thomson before and 20 years later they still deliver. Thank you!
The Wheaton Family