Costa Rica Family Journey: Rainforest To Coast G Adventures

Costa Rica Family Journey: Rainforest To Coast

National Geographic Family Journeys

Get ready for an adventure for all ages on a Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast. Experience the highlights of San José, Monteverde, Liberia and Playa Potrero. Fly through the treetops ziplining through the rainforest. Look for locals on a naturalist-guided wildlife hike. Try out your cooking skills and enjoy an earth-to-table lunch. Learn about reforestation efforts and relax in mud baths.

Roll up all of your sleeves at Monteverde Institute, a research and educational organization, and assist in a tree nursery. Enjoy a coffee-making demonstration at a working farm. Join a naturalist for an evening tour in search of red-eyed tree frogs, spiny porcupines and other nocturnal residents Of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Marvel at the smoking volcanoes, bubbling mud pots, and thermal hot springs of spectacular Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Get a different perspective of your surroundings from the saddle, on your horseback ride. Take a swim in the Río Negro. Spend some free time as you wish on the beach in Playa Potrero. The river in Palo Verde National Park is home to a variety of species both above and below. Keep an eye out for crocodiles lazing in the water or along the banks, monkeys swinging above, and birds fishing and wading. The impressive flora and fauna surrounding you throughout this exciting family vacation are added bonuses and make fantastic photo backdrops.


9 Daysfr. $1,999

  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Cafe Monteverde Experience, Monteverde
  • FAMILY JOURNEYS MOMENT: Life Monteverde Community Lunch, Tour and Cooking Class
  • FAMILY JOURNEYS MOMENT: Monteverde Institute Lecture & Reforestation Project
  • NATURALIST GUIDED cloud forest night walk
  • JUNGLE BOAT CRUISE in Palo Verde National Park
  • HORSEBACK RIDING in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • TOUR Canyon canopy
  • JUMP INTO a volcanic mud bath
  • RELAX in Rio Negro Hot Springs
  • ZIP-LINE through jungle canopy
  • EXPLORE inland jungles and volcanic wonders
  • SEARCH for moose and black bears
  • GUIDED HIKE guided hike in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • HIKE misty trails
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$270-$355 for meals not included
  • Radisson Hotel San José, in San José, Costa Rica (2 nights)
  • El Establo Hotel in Monteverde, Costa RIca (2 nights)
  • Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Liberia, Costa Rica (2 nights)
  • Hotel Bahia del Sol in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica (2 nights)

SAN JOSÉ Location Information Description

San Jose/Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.

Hotel Radisson San José

SAN JOSÉ/MONTEVERDE Location Information Description

Monteverde, Costa Rica

This morning, travel up into the misty cloud forests of Monteverde, where you’ll visit a working farm and coffee cooperative for an earth-to-table lunch, followed by a property tour. Learn the secrets of Costa Rican cuisine and test your cooking skills at an afternoon class, then attend a coffee-making demonstration.

Enjoy some free time to get settled in your hotel. This evening, follow a naturalist into the forest to seek out the fascinating nocturnal creatures that spring to life after the sun goes down, from red-eyed tree frogs to spiny porcupines.

Breakfast, Lunch

El Establo Mountain Hotel

MONTEVERDE Location Information Description

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Visit the Monteverde Institute, a research and educational organization supported by National Geographic. Hear about reforestation projects spearheaded by the institute, then roll up your sleeves and lend a hand in the tree nursery.

The rest of the day is free for poolside relaxation or optional excursions in the clouds, including zip-lining, hiking in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, or a walk through the forest canopy across hanging bridges.

Breakfast

El Establo Mountain Hotel

MONTEVERDE/RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Liberia, Costa Rica

Today you'll travel into Rincón de la Vieja National Park, an otherworldly land of smoking volcanoes, bubbling mud pots, and thermal hot springs—all shrouded in thick tangles of rainforest.

Channel your inner Tarzan as you swing across zip lines strung through the forest canopy; then visit thermal hot springs and mud baths, where playing in the mud isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged. This evening, visit the local butterfly garden, if you like.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Liberia, Costa Rica

Rise early for a full day of adventure in the national park. Saddle up for a horseback-riding excursion, get introduced to the park’s creatures on a naturalist-guided wildlife hike, and swim beneath the soaring canyons and tumbling waterfalls of the Río Negro. There is also the option to stay back at your hacienda and relax by the pool.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín

RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK/PLAYA POTRERO Location Information Description

Playa Potrero, Costa Rica

Journey toward the Pacific Ocean to Playa Potrero on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. The afternoon is free to play in the sand and surf; or opt to set sail across the bay and around the Catalina Islands.

Breakfast

Hotel Bahia del Sol

PLAYA POTRERO Location Information Description

Playa Potrero, Costa Rica

The day is free to do as much or as little as you like. Relax at the pool or on the beach in this tropical paradise. Opt to join a yoga class, take a long walk along the beach, or go horseback riding.

Breakfast

Hotel Bahia del Sol

PLAYA POTRERO/SAN JOSÉ Location Information Description

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Leave the beach behind for our return trip to the capital. Stop en route for a jungle boat cruise through Palo Verde National Park. The river is a wildlife-lover’s paradise: crocodiles glide beneath the water’s surface, monkeys swing through the surrounding treetops, and numerous winged wonders wade and fly at the river’s edge—including ospreys, wood storks, and roseate spoonbills.

Location Information Description

San Jose/Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Continue to San José and celebrate your adventure at a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Radisson San José

Location Information Description

San Jose/Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Nov 20, 2021
$1,999.00
Sat, Dec 18, 2021
$2,499.00
Sat, Dec 25, 2021
$2,499.00
Sat, Feb 19, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Mar 19, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Apr 09, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jul 02, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jul 30, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Aug 13, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Nov 19, 2022
$1,999.00
Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Dec 24, 2022
$1,999.00

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