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Family Costa Rica: Jungle walks and turtle spotting

14 days from £2503pp

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Family Costa Rica: Jungle walks and turtle spotting

14 days from £2503pp

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Costa Rica is one of the most peaceful and stable countries in the world:  and the people are among the friendliest in Latin America. The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible.  In line with its love and respect for the great outdoors, Costa Rica also has been at the vanguard of adventure tourism, with lots of activities on offer from zip-lining to white-water rafting. 

The tiny country is bursting with an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna, and this private family journey gives you all the opportunity to explore its national parks in an active way. Begin your family adventure with a guided waterborne exploration of the Caribbean jungle channels and mangrove forests to see wildlife in the Tortuguero reserve. Later, scramble over hanging bridges suspended over waterfalls and forest and recover with a bathe in naturally heated thermal springs in the shadow of the picture-perfect Arenal Volcano. Move on to another wildlife experience in a Pacific-coast fixed safari camp, and end the holiday on the sunny beaches of popular resort at Manuel Antonio. 

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in San José. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Drive and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.

Day 3

Wildlife-spotting excursion and village visit in Tortuguero.

Day 4

Fly and drive to Arenal volcano area.

Day 5

Guided river rafting expedition.

Day 6

Guided adventure to the hanging bridges.

Day 7

Transfer to rainforest safari lodge, Savegre.

Day 8-9

At leisure; optional activities

Day 10

Transfer to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast.

Day 11

Kayak to Damas Island.

Day 12

Guided exploration of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Day 13

Optional Midworld Adventure.

Day 14

Transfer to San José airport for international flight home.

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Central San José
Places visited

San Jose, central highlands and central valleys

See Giant Leatherback Turtles
Thing to do

See giant leatherback turtles nesting at Tortuguero

Presidente Hotel



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