Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes Trafalgar Tours

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

Family Travel

Pack your bags and grab your kids to embark on a thrilling 8 Day, Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes tour. This exciting family vacation showcases many of Costa Rica's jewels. Highlights for all ages include multiple National parks, engage with local wildlife, try local cuisine, walk through the clouds above a rainforest, zipline across the treetops, learn about conservation and make cherished memories.

Indulge interests and develop new ones as your family explores some favorite destinations in beautiful Costa Rica. As you take guided tours of rainforests teeming with natural wonders listen to the bark of howler monkeys and the see many varieties of colorful birds. Visit Snake Garden Wildlife Center where they care for animals unable to live in the wild. Enjoy a do-it-yourself pizza party. Take a guided tour around the quiet side of Arenal Volcano. Get a birds-eye view from the treetops as you stroll on Arenal Hanging Bridges with a spectacular view of the volcano. Unwind in the thermal springs soothing waters. This fantastic family vacation has something for everyone, makes it convenient to travel with kids and will be the subject of fond memories lasting a lifetime.


8 Daysfr. $2,150

  • CRUISE the canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • JOIN Local Specialist from Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation
  • VISIT local Tico family's palm plantation
  • EXPLORE a wildlife center in Sarapiquí
  • INTERACT with resident reptiles and amphibians
  • WALK along the Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • ZIPLINING on the slopes of Arenal Volcano
  • 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.
7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Sheraton San Jose in San Jose, Costa Rica (1 night)
  • Laguna Lodge Tortuguero in Pococí, Costa Rica (2 nights)
  • Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa in Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (2 nights)
  • Parador Resort and Spa in Puntarenas, Costa Rica (2 nights)

ARRIVE SAN JOSE Location Information Description

San Jose/Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. The entire family will embrace the Pura Vida playground of Costa Rica. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Chill at the pool or go exploring before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers this evening for some fiesta fun at your Kick-Off Party.

Dinner

Sheraton San Jose

SAN JOSE - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Tortuguero N.P., Costa Rica

Rise this morning and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You'll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here-six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees.

Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the turtles that nest in Tortuguero. This evening, enjoy a delightful buffet dinner at the resort's open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

TORTUGUERO SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Tortuguero N.P., Costa Rica

There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a 'Family Fun' cruise through the park's canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you'll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys-agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy.

This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you're visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), choose to purchase an optional experience night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world's largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

TORTUGUERO - HORQUETAS - SARAPIQUI - ARENAL NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Horquetas, Costa Rica

Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you'll 'Dive into Culture' and visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn how they grow this exotic vegetable. Taste something you may not have tried before, the delicate heart of palm.

Location Information Description

Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you'll 'Make a Difference' during your visit to the Snake Garden Wildlife Center, which rehabilitates animals that can no longer live in the wild.

Location Information Description

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

This evening, enjoy a pizza party in an open-air kitchen where you can make your own pizza.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

ARENAL NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions.

Next, head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level with the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim in the pool back at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

ARENAL NATIONAL PARK - MANUEL ANTONIO Location Information Description

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline (Waiver Required) through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures for some 'Family Fun'.

Location Information Description

Manuel Antonio N.P., Costa Rica

Later, head south to Manuel Antonio, renowned for its warm blue waters, beautiful beaches and abundant exotic wildlife.

Breakfast

Parador Resort and Spa

MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Manuel Antonio N.P., Costa Rica

Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you'll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list-at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys.

Then, it's time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or purchase an optional Mangrove Kayak tour^ or Open Sea Kayak and Snorkel tour^ where you may see various bird species, reptiles, anteaters and white-faced monkeys. This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships over a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Parador Resort and Spa

NUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK - DEPART SAN JOSE Location Information Description

San Jose/Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Travel back to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or consider extending your stay at the Sheraton San Jose.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Nov 20, 2021
$2,295.00
Sat, Dec 18, 2021
$2,430.00
Sat, Jan 22, 2022
$2,305.00
Sat, Feb 05, 2022
$2,239.00
Sat, Feb 12, 2022
$2,239.00
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
$2,349.00
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
$2,371.00
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
$2,305.00
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
$2,258.00
Sat, Jun 25, 2022
$2,258.00
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
$2,258.00
Sat, Jul 23, 2022
$2,258.00
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
$2,193.00
Sat, Dec 17, 2022
$2,193.00
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
$2,195.00
Sat, Feb 04, 2023
$2,195.00
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
$2,195.00
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
$2,195.00
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
$2,295.00
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
$2,195.00
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Jun 24, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Jul 15, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Jul 22, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Aug 05, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Aug 12, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Nov 18, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Dec 16, 2023
$2,150.00
Sat, Jan 20, 2024
$2,295.00
Sat, Feb 10, 2024
$2,295.00
Sat, Mar 09, 2024
$2,295.00
Sat, Mar 23, 2024
$2,295.00

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  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
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