Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests

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$4,380 CAD
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Feb - 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

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Gratuities to Tauck Director, drivers & local guides are included

 

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

 

Jungle river-rafting adventure with an expert wildlife guide

 

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

 

Hands-on demonstration in making chocolate

 

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Activity

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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.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Our Costa Rica family vacation explores the country coast to coast.

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. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches. 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, you’ll also get to climb aboard a pontoon raft for a rainforest float trip on the Peñas Blancas River… keeping your eyes peeled for sloths, monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, caimans, toucans, herons, kingfishers and more along the way.

Feathered friends at the Toucan Rescue Center

Day 2

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

Day 3

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.

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

Days 4 and 5

Paradise found in Costa Rica

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort in La Fortuna is an enchanting setting for family fun for all ages – within sight of spectacular Arenal Volcano. The whole family will love the hot spring pools, fed by underground rivers beneath the volcano, a natural miracle – colorless, mineral-rich, and odorless. You’ll also want to check out the waterfalls and the freshwater pool. For pampering, there’s the spa, not to mention the thermal steam garden sauna. And when your latest aquatic adventure is over, you can towel off in your spacious guest room complete with balcony or terrace.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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