Costa Rica

Costa Rica

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $3590

    Duration.

    8 days

    Activity Level

    Active

    Active 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.
    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

    If your family seeks action and thrills on a family vacation, you’ll love this adventurous journey through Costa Rica. Discover stunning wildlife, lush lowland rainforests and pristine beaches while canoeing, zip-lining, hiking, and rafting. Every day is WOW!

    Explore Tortuguero National Park

    Traverse canals by canoe and jungle boat through wildlife rich mangrove forests in one of the most biologically diverse places in the country. It’s an endless stream of wildlife — monkeys, crocs, sloths and more!

    Sarapiqui Whitewater Rafting

    Have a blast on a super fun Class II/III rafting trip down a river of alternating crystalline pools and churning rapids. Then cross that same river – twice – on an exhilarating zip line.

    Maleku Village Experience

    A visit to the Maleku village is an opportunity to share and learn more about Costa Rica’s legacy of indigenous culture. The Maleku are one of the 24 indigenous communities in Costa Rica. In the village, you will meet the people and learn about their natural medicinal plants, take an archery lesson and learn about traditional  Costa Rican arts!

    Beachside Paradises

    Enjoy beaches beloved by Ticos on the Pacific Coast, unwinding, snorkeling, paddle-boarding and more. There is tons to do – or time to do nothing, it’s your choice!

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    San Jose


    Days 2-3

    Tortuguero

    Casa Cecropia Chocolate Tour

    Visit Casa Cecropia (by canoe of course!) for a hands-on explanation about the importance of chocolate. Hint: Chocolate was so important in pre-Columbian times, it was used as currency! Sample your own home-made chocolate and even get a (temporary) tattoo, made with vegetable ink in the ancient tradition of the indigenous people in the area.

    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.

    Jungle Boat Expedition

    Venture into Tortuguero National Park for a jungle boat expedition along the winding river system. Eleven different habitats are found here including three toed sloths, three kinds of monkeys and 320 species of birds.

    Cerro de Tortuguero Hike

    Take a boat over to this inactive volcano for an afternoon hike. Make sure to pack some good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water for this beautiful, moderate hike. Keep your eyes pealed for some interesting critters along the way!


    Days 4-5

    Arenal

    Whitewater Rafting

    Today you’ll enjoy the fun and thrill of an easy Class II/III whitewater rafting adventure through lowland rainforest where exotic birds like the keel billed toucan and the endangered great green macaw can be spotted. With calm, crystalline pools following each run of rapids, you’ll travel 7.5 miles from La Virgen de Sarapiqui to Chilamate, with a stop for swimming and snacking along the way. Minimum age is 6 years old. Closed-toe shoes required; no flip flops!

    Maleku Village Experience

    A visit of the Maleku village is an opportunity to share and learn more about the Costa Rican legacy. The Maleku indigenous community is one of the 24 different indigenous territories in Costa Rica. At the village you will learn about natural medicinal plants, take an archery lesson, and learn about the traditional arts.


    Days 6-7

    Guanacaste

    Zip-line Experience

    Fly through the air from one platform to the next, from treetop to treetop, across the Zip-Line cable course, an exhilarating, treetop experience.

    Sea Kayaking

    Enjoy one of the region’s many watersports, sea kayaking, paddling to quiet coves to swim and beach comb along the stunning seashore.

    Farewell Dinner


    Day 8

    Depart

    Liberia Airport Transfer


  • Dates & Prices

    2024 Dates


    06/15-06/22

    Adult $3590
    Teen $3590
    Child $3390

    06/29-07/06

    Adult $3590
    Teen $3590
    Child $3390

    07/27-08/03

    Adult $3590
    Teen $3590
    Child $3390

    08/17-08/24

    Adult $3590
    Teen $3590
    Child $3390

    12/21-12/28

    Please Call
    Adult
    Teen
    Child

    12/24-12/31

    Please Call
    Adult
    Teen
    Child


    2025 Dates


    02/16-02/23

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    03/09-03/16

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    04/12-04/19

    Adult $4190
    Teen $4190
    Child $3990

    06/14-06/21

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    07/05-07/12

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    07/26-08/02

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    08/16-08/23

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    11/22-11/29

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790

    12/20-12/27

    Adult $4190
    Teen $4190
    Child $3990

    12/26-01/02

    Adult $4190
    Teen $4190
    Child $3990

    Additional Info

    Small Group Supplement

    A supplement may apply to smaller groups. Please contact a Travel Consultant for more information.

    Single Supplement

    Single supplement starts at $1,090.

    Alumni Discount
    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance
    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Guard – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price Includes
    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Small group surcharge may apply. Call us to discuss age recommendations for each destination. Prices are subject to change.

  • Hotels

    Hilton Garden Inn

    The Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to stay while in San José. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious, giving your family a great space to relax. There is also a pool, a fitness room, and free Wi-Fi and internet access throughout the hotel. The lobby features a 24 hour snack service and it is centrally located to nearby restaurants, markets and a drugstore.

    Aninga Lodge

    Aninga Lodge is located on the northeastern coast of Costa Rica. Amenities include ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, a public phone for overseas calls, a pool, jacuzzi and spa.

    La Quinta de Sarapiqui

    La Quinta de Sarapiqui is located about 60 miles north of San José. The hotel has a pool, spa and walking trails. Each room has air conditioning, ceiling fans, a hairdryer, safety deposit box and a porch with a hamock and rocking chair.

    Punta Leona Hotel

    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.

  • Extend Your Trip
    • Extension
    Starts at

    $2490

    Duration

    5 days

    Activity Level

    Moderate

    Our moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.

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!

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Starts at

$7890

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active 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.
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