Costa Rica

Costa Rica Teen Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4590

    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.
    Minimum Age

    12

    Ideal Age

    13+

    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

    This Costa Rica family vacation is the perfect way for teens to play hard and share an adventure with their parents. Teens today know all about environmental awareness and that knowledge is greatly appreciated in Costa Rica. Mix that with adventures from hiking to whitewater rafting and canyoning, and this is the family vacation of a lifetime! 

    Whitewater Raft the Pacuare River

    The Pacuare River is a stimulating and challenging river that will keep you on your toes, is full of excitement, and will give you a deserved sense of accomplishment back on shore.

    Hike Irazú Volcano

    Hike among the coffee fields on the slopes of the Irazú Volcano that reaches an elevation of 11,260 feet above the region’s gorgeous landscape.

    Go on a Canyoning Adventure in Turrialba

    Rappel down a set of waterfalls, zip-line across a jungle canopy, and walk across a hanging bridge stretching further than 100 feet, all in a day’s adventure.

    Explore Corcovado National Park

    With thousands of different species from mammals and reptiles to birds and butterflies, there is always something to search the jungle for at each twist and turn of every hike.

    Snorkel in the Pacific Ocean

    Explore the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean and the gorgeous reef off of the coast of Corcovado National Park finding colorful tropical fish and aquamarine plant life.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica


    Days 2-3

    Turrialba

    Irazú Volcano National Park

    Enjoy a scenic drive past quaint farm houses and potato fields toward Irazú Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú), where you’ll experience a spectacular, above-cloud view from the volcano’s 11,260-foot summit.

    Turrialba Transfer and Farmer's Market

    Take a short drive to the Turrialba region, known as “Little Switzerland” for its lush, mountainous landscape, fertile soil and raging rivers. Get a taste of this agricultural haven by visiting a farmer’s market featuring specialties like Arabica coffee, sugar cane and “Turrialba” cheese.

    Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting

    We’ll whitewater raft on the Pacuare River, whose class III and IV rapids take us through some spectacular scenery, like lush canyons where waterfalls cascade into the river and expanses of rainforest!


    Day 4

    Cerro de la Muerte

    Canyoning

    Rappel down waterfalls, zip-line through a jungle canopy, and walk across a hanging bridge that’s over 100 feet long and feel your adrenaline pump through every different moment of this adventure!

    Optional Night Hike

    We’ll meet our guide for a night hike in the cloud forest after dark to discover the nocturnal creatures. Experience the nighttime chatter of tree frogs and insects in the forest under a starlit sky—an unforgettable adventure. Oh, and don’t forget your flashlights and bug spray!


    Days 5-7

    Corcovado

    Caño Island

    Snorkel around Caño Island, home to crystalline waters filled with marine life, pristine beaches, magnificent cliffs and pre-Columbian artifacts.

    Picnic Lunch, Swimming & Nature Walk

    Have some time to truly get to know the wilderness of Costa Rica with a picnic lunch, refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Pacific, and a quiet nature walk.

    Full Day Corcovado National Park Excursion

    Take an entire day to explore the eco-diverse Corcovado National Park. Hike through lush rainforest trails teeming with unforgettable wildlife including monkeys—howler, spider and white-faced—sloths, coatis, tapirs, and tropical birds!


    Day 8

    San Jose

    Zip-line - San Jose de la Montana

    We’ll take to the sky for an adrenaline rush while we complete a high-flying zip-line circuit, located north of San José in the mountain village of San José de la Montaña.


    Day 9

    Depart San Jose


  • Dates & Prices

    2019 Dates


    12/22-12/30

    Call for Availability
    Adult $4590
    Teen $4590
    Internal Air $200

    Additional Info

    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!

    Groups 

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    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 Insured – 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. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    The Hotel Bougainvillea is located 20 minutes from San Jose Airport in the province of Alajuela. Amenities include a pool, a tennis court, gift shop, restaurant, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, laundry service and a business center. Note that Bougainvillea does not have connecting rooms.

    Hotel Casa Turire

    Located on Angostura Lake, this hacienda-style hotel features a pool and jacuzzi, gourmet restaurant with international food and a spa. Each room has direct phone line service, a safety box, hair dryer and ceiling fans. Please not there is no air conditioning. The main lobby has limited Wi-Fi service. Note that Hotel Casa Turire does not have connecting rooms.

    Trogón Lodge

    Trogón Lodge is located in Cerro Las Vueltas Nature Reserve. Amenities include laundry services, conference rooms and Wi-Fi available in public areas. Each room has a heating unit, hair dryer and shared porches. Note that Trogón does not have connecting rooms.

    Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

    Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is a private reserve located on the eastern coast of Costa Rica, bordering Corvocado National Park. Amenities include safety deposit boxes, hot water and ceiling fans. The lodge has two pools, an international restaurant and laundry services. Some appliances, such as hair dryers, are not allowed. This lodge does not have Wi-Fi. Note that Casa Corcovado does not have connecting rooms.

    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

    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 Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be 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 Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

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Starts at

$2790

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.
Starts at

$4540

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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