7 daysActivity Level
ActiveActive trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
If your family wants more of a thrill exploring Costa Rica on a family vacation, this is exactly what you need. Discover a variety of wildlife, lush lowland rainforests, and pristine beaches while canoeing, zip-lining, hiking, and surfing in Manuel Antonio and Tortuguero National Parks.
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.
Visit a Sea Turtle Conservancy
Learn about Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse waterways and lagoons and the efforts to save the country’s seven different species of turtle.
Venture Through Tortuguero National Park
Canoe through wildlife rich mangrove forests and take a jungle boat expedition looking for monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths in one of the most biologically diverse places in the country.
Explore Manuel Antonio Park
Explore extraordinary landscape and volcanic sand beaches, zip-line through a lush jungle canopy, and surf and swim in the Pacific at this incredible outdoor wonderland.
Learn to Make Chocolate
Get your hands dirty with chocolate from harvesting the cacao and grinding the seeds to basking in the wonderful aroma and tasting the delicious goodness.
Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica
Canal Canoe Tour
The canal canoe tour is perfect for bird and wildlife watching. Relax and enjoy the beautiful of nature as you travel down a narrow canal surrounded by lush forest.
Jungle Boat Expedition
Journey to Tortuguero National Park for a jungle-boat expedition along the winding river system. Get your camera ready to snap the area’s wildlife, including three monkey species, sloths, caiman, frogs and more!
Optional Sea Turtle Conservancy Visit
Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s green turtle exhibit, where kids will love the opportunity to adopt an endangered Green Sea Turtle.
Friends Across Borders Meeting (Pen Pals)
Get a chance to meet your new Costa Rican pen pals, bonding over activities and games like soccer or hacky sack.
Titi Canopy Tour
Fly over treetops on an exhilarating canopy tour, comprised of 12 lines, 22 platforms, one rappel, one Tarzan swing and a tree top suspension bridge.
Manuel Antonio National Park Exploration
Trek through the legendary Manuel Antonio National Park, a self-contained microcosm of everything that makes Costa Rica such an incredible ecological destination for travelers.
Surfing Lessons Option
Learn how to ride some waves, taking lessons from a local guide (at additional cost). Tell your guide at the beginning of the week if you’re interested.
Outrigger Canoe Trip
Outriggers are Hawaiian style canoes where everyone works together to travel across the water! Paddle out to quiet coves for swimming and beach combing while learning about the tropical dry forest. Keep your eyes open for frigate birds and pelicans as you pass the spectacular cliffs!
It’s time to say goodbye to your guide and fellow travelers. Make sure to bring along adventure journals and share favorite highlights from your excellent family adventure!
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
12/23-12/29Adult $4830Teen $4830Child $4630Internal Air $160
12/26-01/01Adult $4830Teen $4830Child $4630Internal Air $160
02/16-02/22Adult $3230Teen $3230Child $3030Internal Air $160
03/09-03/15Adult $3230Teen $3230Child $3030Internal Air $160
03/23-03/29Adult $3230Teen $3230Child $3030Internal Air $160
04/13-04/19Adult $3230Teen $3230Child $3030Internal Air $160
06/22-06/28Adult $3130Teen $3130Child $2930Internal Air $160
07/06-07/12Adult $3330Teen $3330Child $3130Internal Air $160
08/10-08/16Adult $3330Teen $3330Child $3130Internal Air $160
12/22-12/28Adult $4830Teen $4830Child $4630Internal Air $160
12/25-12/31Adult $4830Teen $4830Child $4630Internal Air $160
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.
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler; from Travel Protection to a brand new GoPro.
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
I was able to be fearless because I didn’t have to be in charge. The guides and staff at Thomson Family Adventures took care of everything!
The Turk Family