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Join Thomson Family Adventures on a special trip designed for fun-loving families seeking out the treasures of friendly, laid-back, tropical Costa Rica.
We start with a visit to the area around Arenal Volcano, which is an active volcano that can put on quite a show at night! Later, walk along the treetops along the hanging bridges, then glide from platform to platform through the forest on an exhilarating canopy tour. Learn about the complex process needed to produce your morning coffee at a local coffee farm, and relax at the end of the day in hot springs warmed by heat from the volcano.
Next, travel to the beaches of Guanacaste, checking out Palo Verde National Park on the way. Enjoy a sea kayaking expedition and paddle out to quiet coves for swimming and beach combing. There is also an optional excursion to Tamarindo for surf lessons.
10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
|11/22 - 11/28||$2,590||$2,790||$2,990|
|12/20 - 12/27||$3,590||$3,790||$3,990|
|12/25 - 01/01||Sold Out|
* September 2014 departure is only for families with young adults kids 17 and up, and includes a tropical road race.
* For 2015, private departures are available on the dates of your choice, depending on availability.
Child Discount:$100 per child under 12
Triple Discount: $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices
Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists; all meals except 2 lunches and 2 dinners, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Prices are based on the number of people in your party.
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Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins.
Rising from Costa Rica’s northern plains and stunning rain forests, Arenal Volcano is a top draw for many visitors to Costa Rica.
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- La Fortuna town's amazing volcano views
- Explore the canopy at the hanging bridges
- Sky Tram and Sky Trek Zip Line
- Sky Tram and gardens (zip line alternative)
Start driving to the North Pacific coast, stopping en route for a serene float trip down the Corobicí or Tenorio River -- keep an eye out for sloths, monkeys, iguanas, otters, and hundreds of species of tropical birds. Enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, visit a local school, and explore the beautiful coastline by sea kayak.
- Corobicí or Tenorio River float trip
- Sea kayaking
- Friends Across Borders meeting (pen pals)
- Tamarindo surf lessons option
Optional Community Service Extension
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.
Hotel Royal Corin in La Fortuna is comfortable and luxurious, and its perfect location provides stunning views of the extremely close-by Arenal Volcano. The property includes spacious rooms, a spa and thermal hot spring area, 3 bars, and an onsite restaurant.
Situated in the province of Guanacaste, on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Flamingo Beach Resort is just steps away from Flamingo Beach. The hotel has 120 spacious guest rooms all with air conditioning and modern amenities. There is an expansive swimming pool and fitness center as well. Flamingo Beach Resort's location and amenities have made it a popular destination for the locals. Our rooms will be Pool View.
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