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Teens today know all about environmental awareness and most have profound respect for nature and knowledge of ecological issues. Nowhere is that respect and knowledge better appreciated than in Costa Rica. While this friendly, tropical nation is a living, breathing science lesson, it’s also an adventure lover’s paradise with a mix of activities from hiking to whitewater rafting and canyoning. Our Costa Rica family vacations are the perfect place for teens to play hard and share an adventure with their parents.
|03/25 - 04/02||$4,290||$200|
|06/24 - 07/02||$4,090||$200|
|12/23 - 12/31||$4,590||$200|
Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals except 1 dinner, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
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Day 1: Depart Home / Arrive San Jose
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins!
Days 2-3: Hike Irazu Volcano / Whitewater Raft on the Pacuare River / Visit a Local Farmer's Market
The Turrialba Region is an area known as 'Little Switzerland' for its lush mountainous landscape, fertile soil and raging rivers.
Day 4: Go Canyoning/ Cross the Pan-American Highway / Discover Nighttime Wildlife
Explore the Cerro de la Muerte region with its dazzling array of plants, animals, and bird species found nowhere else in the world.
Days 5-8: Boat Ride on the Pacific / Snorkel a Reef / Hike in Corcovado National Park
Corcovado is the experience of a lifetime for those who crave untamed wilderness and spectacular wildlife viewing.
Day 9: Depart San Jose / Arrive Home
Head to the airport for your flight home! While you travel you can look back at the exciting and unforgettable memories you’ve just made with your family!
Optional Community Service Extension
Have an extra week and interested in community service?
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, mountain scenery, well-groomed gardens, and a swimming pool. This rustic lodge is the perfect spot for a real jungle experience; it's nestled amid thick tropical rain forest, so you'll probably encounter rain and humidity, but you'll also see and hear some amazing wildlife just outside your room!
Trogon Lodge is located near Cerro de la Muerte, one of the highest mountain peaks in Costa Rica. The views in the area are astounding, with lush and rugged countryside, carrot and potato plantations, and fertile valleys. The secluded lodge sits among colorful flowers and centennial oak trees, surrounded by mountains and green forest. All the lodge’s comfortable rooms have a private bathroom and heating unit, and all feature a view of either the Savegre River or the forest.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, located on the Osa Peninsula, borders Corcovado National Park. Casa Corcovado sits on a 170 acre private reserve and can only be reached by boat. The grounds here are beautiful gardens, and a main focus of the lodge is conservation. There is a small, spring-fed swimming pool as well as a larger pool and a restaurant and bar. The tiled rooms feature beautiful views and a hammock just outside the door; they come with mosquito nets, ceiling fans and lovely stained glass doors.
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