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Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests



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$4,990 CAD
On-Tour Air Included
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Apr, Jun - Aug, Dec
Cities & Landmarks
San José, Guanacaste, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal National Park
Jungles Rainforests Costa Rica Guided Family Vacation
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Explore the wilderness with wildlife experts who help you spot sloths, monkeys, and other local creatures on a jungle river-rafting adventure and a canal boat cruise in Tortuguero National Park


Go coastal during your two-night stay on the Gulf of Papagayo where snorkeling adventures open your eyes to an underwater world alive with tropical fish, manta and eagle rays, coral, sea urchins, pufferfish, turtles, trumpetfish – and dolphins




Gratuities to Tauck Director, drivers & local guides are included


On-tour air included (1 flight).


Zip line adventure for extraordinary views of Arenal Volcano and the lush rainforest canopy 


Guided pineapple tour includes tastings of field-fresh pineapples and pineapple treats


Hands-on demonstration in making chocolate





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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World Travel. Family Discovery.

Life is pretty colorful on a Costa Rica family vacation, where even butterflies like the electric-blue morpho make visitors gape in awe.

More than 850 different species of birds make their homes here, from emerald-green parrots, scarlet macaws and bright-billed "flying banana" toucans to purple-throated hummingbirds, orange-bellied trogons, and red and green plumed quetzals. Green turtles and iguanas, red frogs and white-faced monkeys are also a big draw too, as you'll find out when you explore tropical rainforests and jungles on a rafting trip and a nature hike during overnight stays in riverfront lodges. Want to get the ultimate hands-on Costa Rica family vacation experience? Soar on a zip-line adventure through the rainforest, learn all about living along a jungle river, take a pineapple tour, and see – as well as taste – how the cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. And the best part – share it all with your family on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests. Read Less

Your family's adventures in the rainforest

Days 4 and 5

Adventures in an eco-paradise

Since its last noticeable activity in 2010, Costa Rica's cone-shaped Arenal Volcano has been "sleeping," but it's still a breathtaking sight – especially when seen from the bird's-eye view you'll have during your thrilling zip-line ride over the rainforest canopy at Sky Trek Adventure Park (voted "Best Zip-lining Tour in Costa Rica" by Travel + Leisure). And if that's not enough adventure for your family, board a river raft for a Class II rafting trip through the jungle; try to spot turtles, sloths, monkeys, iguanas and other wildlife along the riverbank that call the Sarapiqui region home.

Feathered friends at the Toucan Rescue Center

Wildlife friends on the mend

While they often tend to be elusive in the wild, you can see an exotic parade of animals and birds during your guided visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of jungle and rainforest animals. You'll meet a variety of furred and feathered friends that reside at the ranch… including sloths, monkeys and parrots, and of course, the toucans they successfully breed here.

Eco-discoveries in Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero and its wonders

The canals of Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park are lined by a wildlife-rich tropical rainforest that howler and spider monkeys, three-toed sloths, toucans, great green macaws, tapir, ocelots, jaguars, river otters, grisons, frogs and bulldog bats call home. As you cruise these waterways with our local guides, you'll also find coconut trees, orchids, heliconias and other flora that add tropical color everywhere you look. And since the park is also one of the world's top nesting grounds for endangered green sea turtles in summer, if you're traveling with us in July and August, you can make a special trip to the shore at night for a chance to watch these remarkable critters climbing out of the sea to lay their eggs on the black sand beach.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Paradise found in Costa Rica

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort offers the unique combination of the energy of the Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity of the surrounding rainforest, blended into what many have described as "paradise" or "the eighth wonder of the world". The four elements of nature are present in this unique luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region. Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, this luxury resort is recognized as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World. It is a Signature Travel Group preferred hotel, and has been recognized and named to numerous travel publications and the recipient of many accolades.


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Costa Rica "Jungles and Rainforests" lived up to our expectations. Our grandchildren (12-year-old twins and a 10 year-old) loved the trip, the activities and making new friends. Bus rides were long, but tolerable.

Most Memorable Moment:

We saw a green turtle laying her eggs on the beach at night. It was a lifetime experience.

Diverse ecosystems and wildlife, amazing guides, new friends and so much fun! From the rainforests to the beach, the adventurous activities, all the little extras along they way. A perfect mix of activities and pool/beach time for the kids (aged 7 and 9). Loved waking up every day knowing that Tauck had another amazing day planned for us!

Most Memorable Moment:

So many!! The kids would say ziplining and white water rafting. For me, it was watching my kid's excitement every time they would identify new wildlife.

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