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* Guests on our March 22 departure will be accompanied by our friend Chris Gamel, a professional photographer. Throughout the trip, Chris will offer casual lectures, briefings, and workshops that are appropriate to each day’s activities. His flexible instruction topics suit photographers of any and all skill levels. Click here for an expert photo tip from Chris.
|Dates||8 or more travelers||2 to 7 travelers||Internal Air||Special Features|
|03/15 - 03/23||Sold Out|
|03/22 - 03/30||$3,790||$4,090||$300|
|04/12 - 04/20||$3,890||$4,190||$300||
|Call for Availability|
|04/19 - 04/27||$3,890||$4,190||$300||
|Call for Availability|
|06/07 - 06/15||$3,590||$3,890||$300|
|06/21 - 06/29||$3,590||$3,890||$300|
|07/05 - 07/13||$3,590||$3,890||$300||
|07/26 - 08/03||$3,590||$3,890||$300||
|11/22 - 11/30||$3,590||$3,890||$300|
|12/22 - 12/30||$4,190||$4,490||$300|
|Space is Limited!|
|12/25 - 01/02||$4,190||$4,490||$300|
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins.
The Turrialba region is surrounded by lush green forests and plantations and crowned with the very active Turrialba Volcano. But the real family fun lies on the rolling rapids of the Pejibaye River.
- Visit Irazú Volcano National Park
- Whitewater rafting on the Pejibaye River
- Optional activities
The waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero are the most biologically diverse in all of Costa Rica. In fact, there are seven species of turtle alone! It’s home to the endangered sea turtle and during July and August, with any luck, your children will actually see them nesting on the beaches.
- Adopt a green sea turtle at the Sea Turtle Conservancy
- Tortuguero National Park
- Jungle boat expedition
- Friends Across Borders Meeting (pen pals)
Even though Manuel Antonio is the smallest park in Costa Rica, it has the most extraordinary landscape with volcanic sand beaches and large rock formations. But the best seats for exploring this region are not on land – your family will zip line through the rain forest treetops for a bird’s-eye view you’ll never forget.
- Zip line canopy tour
- Kids Saving the Rainforest (zip line alternative)
- Explore Manuel Antonio National Park
- Optional surf lessons
We'll head towards San Jose, stopping in the lively beach town of Jaco. Soak in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the final day in Costa Rica.
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Surf lessons option (alternative to stand up paddle)
The Hotel Bougainvillea is a small hotel only 20 minutes from the airport. It’s located in Heredia, which is a province of San Jose. Set on a gorgeous landscape of 10 acres of lush gardens, the hotel features 80 comfortable rooms, each with a balcony and an amazing view. Other highlights include a pool, a tennis court, a gift shop, a restaurant, internet access, and a business center.
Located on the shores of Angostura Lake, this hacienda style hotel offers 12 rooms and 4 spacious suites. Surrounded by mountains and well groomed gardens, the hotel has a swimming pool and business center.
The lodge is strategically located only five minutes away from Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main canal facing the town of Tortuguero. Stay in one of the comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans. Enjoy buffet-style meals at the restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool and of course take in the wildlife that surrounds the lodge as you and the kids walk the maze of wooden pathways.
Hotel Parador is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio – just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore the twelve acre premises, including the lush gardens and mysterious jungle, where you are almost guaranteed to see some of the most abundant wildlife, such as white-faced and titi monkeys, sloths, iguanas, coatis, and many species of birds. The Parador has two infinity swimming pools, activities desk, tennis court, fitness center, miniature golf, nature trails and computer stations. At low tide you may observe turtle traps once made by the Quepoa Indians who resided on Punta Quepos. This small exotic beach has tiny waves and is great for swimming. All the rooms have balconies or terraces with views of either the rain forest or the ocean. In the rooms, guests have access to room service, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and hair dryer.
Why Costa Rica?
Why with Thomson?