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Family Trip 15 Days

15 Days
  • San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • 3-4 Stars Hotels
  • All year
  • English, Spanish, German
  • Double or Triple
  • According to availability

Overview

The 15-day Costa Rica adventure package offers a family-friendly itinerary that includes exploring Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Samara on the Pacific Coast. The trip features spotting monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds in the rainforests, relaxing in natural hot springs, and hiking through scenic trails. Additionally, families can enjoy snorkeling, surfing, or simply soaking up the sun on the beach. The package includes private transfers, a rental car, and breakfast every day to fuel their adventures.

Trip Highlights

  • Biodiversity Paradise: Explore Costa Rica, home to 5% of the world's animal and plant species.
  • Safe Haven: Enjoy a secure and stable environment, offering a peaceful stay.
  • Emergency Support: Feel secure with our 24/7 emergency service and weekday support.
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  • The best known highlight places in Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day 1 :
San José

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival at San José Airport, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city. Upon arrival at the hotel a representative will be waiting for you, during this meeting we will explain you the details of your trip as well as expert tips.

  • Arrival transfer will be scheduled according to your arrival flight.
  • Transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO] to Hotel Presidente

You start your Costa Rica adventure with a trip to the “little Amazon of Costa Rica”.

Early morning pick-up from your city hotel. Drive through the Braulio Carillo National Park to the Atlantic coast. On the way, stop for a hearty breakfast in Guapiles. Then drive through extensive banana plantations to the boat landing stage. There you change to a motorboat, which takes you across the main canal through the Tortuguero region to a rustic but comfortable lodge situated on a spit of land between the canal and the sea.

If you wish, you can visit the picturesque Caribbean village of Tortuguero with the local guide after lunch and then return to the lodge.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Transfer by bus and boat: San José – Guápiles – La Pavona – Lodge Tortuguero

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will visit the world-famous Tortuguero National Park by boat, one of the most important habitats of the green sea turtle, the leatherback turtle and the hawksbill turtle. Here you can admire tropical nature at its best: Caimans, crocodiles, poison dart frogs, monkeys and manatees are just a few examples of the overwhelming wildlife in Tortuguero. You will then explore the area around the lodge with a guide.

In the afternoon, you will go on a boat tour through the jungle canals of Tortuguero National Park.
After dinner, there is the option of a guided night hike to the beach to watch the sea turtles lay their eggs (season: July to September/October).

  • Boat tour through the natural canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • Rainforest hike on the lodge trails
  • Entrance fee Tortuguero National Park

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you return to the small river port by boat at around 9 am the next morning. After a trip through extensive banana plantations, you stop for a typical local lunch on the way. Pick up your rental car there and make your own way to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui.

  • Transfer by boat and bus: Tortuguero – Guápiles
  • Car rental pick-up around 1 pm at the restaurant in Guápiles

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 :
La Fortuna

You continue the round trip after breakfast and drive via “Muelle”. You will then reach the village of La Fortuna, situated at the foot of the Arenal volcano, around midday. In good weather, the almost perfect cone can be seen from afar.

  • Self-drive from Ara Ambigua Lodge to Lomas del Volcan Hotel

 

Day 6 :
La Fortuna

Sloth Tour

Today you can visit the country’s first sloth tour. On this tour, you’ll get up close and personal with some of Costa Rica’s most adorable furry creatures as they simply hang out in the treetops near the Arenal Volcano. The sloth is one of our most endearing symbols here in the rainforests of Costa Rica, and this tour is designed for nature lovers who want an easy drive around the scenic Arenal Volcano area while your professional, bilingual, eagle-eyed guide finds the two- and three-toed sloth’s favorite hiding spots. You’ll also have the chance to spot monkeys, colorful toucans, scurrying iguanas and poison dart frogs.

You will be picked up at the hotel today.

  • Guide (engl.-spanish)
  • Transport

Day 7 :
La Fortuna

Day at leisure at the foot of the Arenal volcano. The region offers numerous activities for nature lovers, adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. Choose from the following tours, for example:

  • Hike at the foot of Arenal Volcano- The morning hike offers visitors the opportunity to walk across the cooled lava fields of the majestic Arenal and marvel at the almost perfect cone-shaped volcano with a height of 1,633 meters. During the tour, there is ample opportunity to admire the lush flora and fauna of the national park and listen to the interesting facts your local guide has to tell about the history and volcanic activity, especially between 1968 and 1992.
  • Lake Arenal bike tour – Cycle along Lake Arenal and discover the surroundings and the La Fortuna region. Duration approx. 2.5 hours, Tip for hiking enthusiasts and active people: Hike to El Burrito waterfall – Hike through lush rainforest to El Burrito waterfall, where you have the opportunity to enjoy a fresh dip. Duration approx. 4 hours, good physical condition required
  • Tip for adrenaline lovers: Canopy tour – “fly” from platform to platform through the rainforest and experience adrenaline! Duration approx. 3 hours, includes ride on the aerial streetcar
  • Tip for the particularly adventurous: Canyoning tour – climb down waterfalls, experience “pool jumping” and hike through the rainforest. This canyoning tour has it all! Duration approx. 4 hours, lunch included

Organize the day according to your wishes.

 

Today you will head north to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park.

Rincon de la Vieja is a place where the volcanic component with its fumaroles, lagoons and Pailas de Barro is combined with a great variety of ecosystems and impressive landscapes, waterfalls, regenerating grasslands and primary forests.

  • Self-drive from Lomas del Volcan Hotel to Buena Vista Del Rincon Eco Adventure Park, Hotel & Spa

Breakfast, Lunch

Hiking to Las Pailas and Oropendula Waterfall Tour

After breakfast, the route alternates between wet forest, crossing several mountain streams, and dry and hot savannahs with little vegetation until you finally reach the “La Cangreja” waterfall, where you can take a refreshing dip in the natural pools filled with clear turquoise blue water. Afterwards, you hike on to the main attractions of the national park in the Las Pailas sector: bubbling mud holes, geysers and stinking fumaroles (steaming fissures in the earth) give you an impressive insight into the natural forces of a volcano.

Please note: The Rincón de la Vieja National Park is closed on Mondays!

  • The tour starts at the Hacienda Guachipelin.

Day 10 :
Samara

The beach is calling! After days surrounded by rainforest and volcanoes, today you head to the Pacific coast, where the small town of Samara awaits you. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches, this is the ideal place to end your trip.

Drive first via Limonal and the “Bridge of Friendship” to the Nicoya peninsula. From here, continue via the village of Nicoya to Samara.

  • Self-drive from Buena Vista Del Rincon Eco Adventure Park, Hotel & Spa to Samara Palm Lodge

Day 11-13 :
Samara

Free days on the Pacific coast in Sámara, the perfect place to end an exciting and adventurous trip.

Day 14 :
Alajuela

After breakfast, you will start your return journey to San José, where you will drop off your rental car at the hotel at 4 pm in the afternoon.

  • Self-drive from Samara Palm Lodge to Villa San Ignacio
  • Car rental drop-off at the hotel in San José/surroundings

Day 15 :
Alajuela

Today it’s time to say goodbye!

Depending on your departure time, you will be picked up from your hotel approx. 4 hours before departure and taken to the airport. With many impressions in your luggage, you will start your journey home.

We wish you a safe onward journey!

  • Transfer from Villa San Ignacio to Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • Donate to sustainable projects.
  • Meet&Greet at the San Jose Hotel.
  • Accommodation:
  • San José: Auténtico Hotel, 1 night, standard deluxe room, breakfast included.
  • Tortuguero: AningaLodge Tortuguero, 2 nights, standard room, all meals, visit Tortuguero village, guided hike, boat tour Tortuguero canals with bilingual guide, all transportation, entrance fee Tortuguero National Park.
  • Sarapiqui: Ara Ambigua Lodge, 1 night, standard room, breakfast included.
  • Arenal: Lomas del Volcan, 3 nights, bungalow, breakfast included.
  • Rincon de la Vieja: Buena Vista del Rincon, 2 nights, mountain room, breakfast included.
  • Samara: Samara Palm Lodge, 4 nights, family room, breakfast included.
  • San Jose: Villa San Ignacio, 1 night, Double Comfort room, breakfast included
  • Transportation:
  • Private transfer on arrival and departure.
  • Rental car:
  • 11 days rental of a vehicle of your choice:
  • Pick up on day 4
  • Drop off at the hotel in San Jose
  • incl. LDW basic insurance + additional insurance
  • Subject to availability
  • Excursions:
  • Shared excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Excursions other than those mentioned.
  • Tips for drivers and tour guides.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

FAQs

What is included in the 15-day Costa Rica adventure package?

The package includes a family-friendly itinerary that explores Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Samara on the Pacific Coast.

What kind of activities can we expect to do during the trip?

You’ll have the opportunity to spot monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds in the rainforests, relax in natural hot springs, hike through scenic trails, and enjoy snorkeling, surfing, or soaking up the sun on the beach.

Are there other options for customization or additional destinations?

It’s best to consult Tierra Verde directly regarding any customization options or additional destinations. They may have the flexibility to tailor the trip according to your preferences or suggest alternative locations based on your interests.

Are there any age or physical ability restrictions for this trip?

This trip is generally suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, but please note that some activities may require a moderate level of physical fitness.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy varies depending on the specific details of your booking, such as the dates, accommodations, and activities chosen. We understand that plans can change, so we recommend contacting our customer service team to discuss your situation and understand the cancellation policy that applies to your reservation.

Are breakfasts included in the 15-day round trip package?

Yes, are included so you can start your day with a delicious breakfast at each destination, ensuring you have the fuel you need for your adventures.

What is included in the trip?

The trip includes private transportation, a rental car, comfortable hotels with daily breakfast, and visits to several natural attractions.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Rates per person per package.
  • Supplement rates are per group.
  • Valid rates for a minimum of 2 people.
  • Rates valid for the above dates except Christmas, New Year and Easter Week.
  • Availability subject to change without prior notice at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels or similar category.
  • For more than 4 people or single travelling, price upon request.

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Family Trip 15 Days
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