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(52B06). COSTA RICA WILDLIFE
Forest Exploration with Birding & Turtle Observation (June-Oct only) (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,749 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. For a more affordable version of this trip that departs on set dates, see the Costa Rica Explorer.
Hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and visit the Butterfly Garden. At Arenal walk on the Hanging Bridges trails then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. Head to remote Tortuguero for boat trips through rainforest creeks and a night excursion to observe sea turtles nesting (June-Oct. only). Return in light charter plane to San Jose.

(G10B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$3,390 per person in double occupancy ($225 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Enjoy two full days exploring Arenal, where optional activities include biking, river safari and a visit to a natural hot springs (at additional cost). Then explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, known for its scenic coastline and National Park.

(G16B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,262 per person in double occupancy ($233 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, return to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(80C08). LA VIEJA VOLCANO, MONTEVERDE, PACUARE RIVER, TORTUGUERO & DRAKE BAY
Four Points Parks Explorer: Volcano and Cloud Forest Hikes, Rafting, Rainforest Boat Tour and Cano Island (13 Days / 12 Nights)
From US$4,693 per person in double occupancy ($360 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This vacation takes you to all points on the compass and to some of Costa Rica’s most remote National Parks. Start in the north with a hike at La Vieja Volcano. Then walk the cloud forests of Monteverde in the central highlands, home of the Resplendent Quetzal from Jan to July. Before heading to the eastern coast take an exhilarating one-day rafting expedition on continuous Class III-IV rapids (min. age 12 years). On the Caribbean coast you will go on a boat tour into the rainforests of Tortuguero. Finally, fly to the Osa Peninsula to spend two full days exploring Caño Island and Corcovado National Park.

(G11B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (13 Days / 12 Nights)
From US$3,080 per person in double occupancy ($235 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(72B09). TORTUGUERO, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Tortuguero Rainforest, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest Hike and Pacific Beach Getaway (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,540 per person in double occupancy ($295 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore Tortuguero National Park and perhaps see turtles nesting on the beach (Jun-Oct only). Afterwards head to the highlands where you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. Then to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float down a forest river. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(81B09). PUERTO VIEJO, TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Caribbean to Pacific Beach Explorer, with Tours in Tortuguero and Monteverde Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,430 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip with two full days at Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean, a vibrant seaside town with beaches, crystal waters and good surfing. Then head north to Tortuguero to kayak the backwater creeks of the National Park. Return to San Jose to meet your van and driver for the trip to Monteverde. Here, you will walk in the cloud forest and take a horseback ride to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Nicoya. Your last days will be at Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(84C07). SARAPIQUI, CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & CARARA
Back-to-Nature Guided Exploration of Costa Rica's National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$6,420 per person in double occupancy ($535 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an active trip with nine guided nature tours. First you will take a boat tour on the Sarapiqui River and then a full day tour of La Selva Research Station and the forests surrounding it. Next head to the cloud forests near San Isidro and Cerro de la Muerte at 11,000 feet above sea level for a two-night stay and birding expedition. Travel to Ballena Marine National Park on the southern Pacific coast for snorkeling and whale and dolphin watching.

(59B08). SARAPIQUI, ARENAL & MONTEVERDE
Roots of Costa Rican Culture & Nature Discovery for Families (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$3,000 per person in double occupancy based on a family of two adults and two children under the age of 12 years in a quadruple room ($250 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Activity-filled trip for families interested in Costa Rica’s agricultural roots and natural ecology. First head to Sarapiqui for a boat tour and visit to a working dairy farm and cacao processing center. Then head to La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands to walk in this extraordinary bird and wildlife sanctuary. In the highlands near the Arenal Volcano, visit a sugar mill and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Here you will also take a half-day bike ride and soak in a natural hot springs. The last days of your trip are in Monteverde, where you will walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve, visit a “bat jungle” and frog pond, and learn about coffee production on a family farm.

(G1B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,930 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G2B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,615 per person in double occupancy ($230 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, drive to the Arenal Volcano area. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of a half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(05B09). ARENAL, TORTUGUERO, SAVEGRE VALLEY & LAPA RIOS IN OSA
Wildlife Tours in Arenal, Tortuguero Jungle and Savegre, then Ecolodge Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,862 per person in double occupancy ($442 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Walk the trails of the Hanging Bridges Project, soak in a natural hot springs and view the active Arenal Volcano. Then explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero, home to monkeys, otters, caiman and myriad tropical bird species. In the cloud forests of the Savegre Valley, you will have the opportunity to observe the rare Resplendent Quetzal (Jan. to July only) and other highland birds. Your last days will be on the Osa Peninsula at the renowned Lapa Rios Resort, an upscale ecolodge.

(11B08). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, TORTUGUERO & OSA PENINSULA
Canopy, Horseback, Nature and Hot Springs Tours, then Lapa Rios Stay (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$5,280 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Drive to Monteverde, stopping en route to experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour near Carara National Park. In Monteverde you will have guided tours to the Cloud Forest Reserve and Frog Pond and take a sunset horseback ride. In Arenal, see the active volcano while soaking in a hot springs and walk the Hanging Bridges trails. Then fly to Tortuguero for boat tours into the National Park, home to more than 300 species of birds and the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (turtle nesting tours Jun-Oct only). End your activity-filled vacation on the beach at Lapa Rios Resort.

(75C08). TORTUGUERO, OSA PENINSULA & MANUEL ANTONIO
Rainforest Active Adventure on the Atlantic and Pacific with Boating, Hiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking and Canopy Tours (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,380 per person in double occupancy ($400 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
An active adventure that includes boat tours in Tortuguero, snorkeling on Cano Island, hiking in Corcovado National Park, sea kayaking in Manuel Antonio and a canopy tour. Start on the Atlantic Coast in Tortuguero, where you’ll venture deep into the rainforst via backwater creeks. While here, you may have the opportunity to see turtle nesting (June-Oct only). Then fly to Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific Coast to snorkel off Cano Island and hike in the remote Corcovado Park as well as in Manuel Antonio. On Day 10, wrap up your adventure gliding through the forest on the Waterfall Canopy tour.

(G17B9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,685 per person in double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include one Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, a cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden visit in Monteverde, and the choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G19B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,035 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(A2A08). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,880 per person in double occupancy ($388 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes six guided nature tours.

(08B08). PEJIBAYE RIVER, TORTUGUERO, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO
Family Rafting, Turtle Nesting (seasonal), Volcano Hike and Kayak Tour (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,870 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Raft the Pejibaye River, an excellent trip for families with small children. Then on to Tortuguero to explore the inland creeks of the National Park, home to abundant wildlife. You may also have the opportunity to see turtle nesting (Jun-Oct). Fly back to San Jose before driving to the highlands to see the active Arenal Volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, three nights in Manuel Antonio, where you will hike in the National Park and take a mangrove kayak tour.

(24B08). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & MANUEL ANTONIO
Arenal Volcano, Rain and Cloud Forest Hiking, then Manuel Antonio (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,640 per person in double occupancy ($265 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
In Arenal, walk the Hanging Bridges circuit and float the Peñas Blancas River. Then soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of an active volcano. Travel to Monteverde for a guided walk in the cloud forest and a sunset horseback ride. In Manuel Antonio, known for its beautiful seascapes, explore the area's rainforests and beaches. Optional activities include dolphin watching, canopy tours and sailing.

(33B09). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & SOUTH PACIFIC BEACH
North and South Coast Family Explorer (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,660 per person in double occupancy ($365 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes your family from the jungles of the North Atlantic sector, where you will stay at Tortuga Lodge, to the beaches of Costa Rica's South Pacific. Starting in Tortuguero, you will explore the rainforest creeks of the National Park with a guide and perhaps view the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs (Jun-Oct only). Then you'll travel to the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific to stay at Laguna Vista Villas and hike in Corcovado National Park. Your final days will be on the country's southern coast, staying on the beach at the Cristal Ballena Hotel.

(61C08). CANOPY, TORTUGUERO, WHALE BAY & REVENTAZON RIVER
Bicoastal Family Adventure with Canopy, Kayaking, Snorkeling and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,350 per person in double occupancy ($335 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you and your family to both of Costa Rica’s coasts on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and includes six guided tours. On the way to the Atlantic lowlands, take the Rainforest Canopy Tour near Braulio Carrillo National Park. In Tortuguero you’ll explore rainforest creeks by boat and kayak and learn to dance to local music with the local kids. Then fly to Palmar Sur on the Pacific coast for a 3-night stay in the Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) area. Here you’ll whale and dolphin watch and snorkel in the Marine Park. A hike in Oro Verde Reserve is also included. On the day before your departure, raft the Class II-III Reventazon River (min age: 9 years).

(74C09). TORTUGUERO, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL & PACUARE RIVER
Tortuguero Rainforest Boat Tour, Cloud Forest Spa, Arenal Volcano and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,020 per person in double occupancy ($300 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked. Min. age: 12 years.
First explore Tortuguero National Park and perhaps see turtles nesting on the beach (Jun-Oct only). Afterwards head to the cloud forest, where you'll have the opportunity to hike to three scenic waterfalls. Then to the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs. Finally, take an exhilarating one-day white water trip down the pristine Pacuare Canyon with continuous Class III-IV rapids. (Min. age 12 years.)

(79A08). CASA DE FRUTAS VILLA IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Excursion to Casa de Frutas on the Pacific Coast (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$1,440 per person in double occupancy based on 10 people in double occupancy ($145 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked. Min. age 14 years.
This trip includes five rooms in the San Jose hotel and a seven-night stay at Casa de Frutas, a three-bedroom luxury villa in Manuel Antonio, which sleeps a total of 10 people. (Min. age 14 years.) No meals are included. Casa de Frutas sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean and is bordered by jungle filled with monkeys, sloths and iguanas. It is located in the Tulemar Beach Bungalows & Villas, a gated resort, with restaurant, bar, pool and private beach with bar/food service. Room service is available as well as the services of a personal chef for private dinners and parties (at additional cost).

(82C09). PACUARE, TORTGUERO & PUERTO VIEJO
White Water Rafting, Kayaking in Tortuguero and Beach Stay (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$1,790 per person in double occupancy ($180 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an active trip perfect for families with older children. It includes rafting, birding, kayaking, surfing and other activities. Start in the mountains of Turrialba to raft the scenic and exciting Pacuare River. Then head to the Atlantic Coast to kayak the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park where wildlife is most abundant. Finally head to the surf town of Puerto Viejo for two full days on the beach.

(77C08). MONTEVERDE, MANUEL ANTONIO & PEJIBAYE RIVER
Cloud Forest Hiking, Spice Farm and Mangrove Tours in Manuel Antonio and White Water Rafting (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,200 per person based on two adults and two children under 12 years in quadruple occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is a family nature trip that takes you from the mountains to the coast and down the Pejibaye River. Start the vacation in Monteverde, where several activities are scheduled, including a cloud forest hike and horseback ride. In Manuel Antonio take a boat ride through the mangroves of Damas Island and visit a vanilla farm. You will also visit a Britt coffee plantation outside San Jose. The fun continues through Day 9, when you will experience Costa Rica Expeditions’ one-day Connoisseur white water adventure on the Pejibaye River (min. age 5 years).

(89C08). PACUARE RIVER, TORTUGUERO & OSA PENINSULA
Two-day White Water Rafting Trip, then Explore the Rainforest and Corcovado National Park (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,990 per person in double occupancy ($299 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Get back to nature on this 10-day trip into the outdoors. Start with a two-day raft trip down the Pacuare River, camping out on the riverbank. (Min. age 12 years.) Then go to Tortuguero on the Atlantic coast to explore the National Park’s flooded rainforest and perhaps observe sea turtle nesting (seasonal). The last three days of your trip will be on the Osa Peninsula, near the remote Corcovado National Park, home of animals such as the jaguar, tapir, ocelot and peccaries, which have come to symbolize the tropical rainforest.

(47B08). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & NOSARA
Family Rainforest Discovery with Naturalist Guide and 3 Nights at Nosara Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$5,360 per person based on a family of five, with three children 14 years or under ($536 per person per day). Price varies depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
At the beginning of the trip meet your professional, private Naturalist Guide. He or she will accompany you throughout your stays in Tortuguero and Corcovado. Explore with your family the rainforest creeks of Tortuguero National Park by boat and kayak. Here you may see the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs (Jun-Oct only). Next, go to Drake Bay on the south Pacific coast to snorkel at Cano Island and hike in the remote Corcovado Nacional Park. Your last days will be on Guiones Beach near Nosara in Guanacaste Province where, on Day 9, your family will enjoy a horseback ride on the beach.

(G4B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,410 per person in double occupancy ($240 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose and drive to the Arenal area to view the active volcano. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour on Day 3 and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G5B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,550 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forests and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(01C09). RIVER RAFTING, TORTUGUERO & NOSARA BEACH
Family Fun with Turtle Nesting Tour, a Rafting Day Trip and Beach Stay (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,870 per person based on double occupancy ($320 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
White water rafting with the entire family on one of Costa Rica’s well-known rivers (select the river depending on the age of your children), then explore the rainforest creeks of Tortuguero National Park by boat or kayak. From June to October you may have the opportunity to see the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle laying her eggs. On Day 5, head to Nosara in Guanacaste for two full days on the beach.

(25B09). TORTUGUERO, CORCOVADO & MONTEVERDE
Family Nature Experience: Boat Tours in the Tortuguero Rainforest, Deluxe Camping at Corcovado and Cloud Forest Birding (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,135 per person in quadruple occupancy based on 2 adults and 2 children under 10 years (US$240 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore with your family the Tortuguero rainforest on the Atlantic Coast, where you may observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Then fly to the Osa Peninsula to walk in Corcovado Park. Finally go to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where - depending upon your luck and patience - from January to July, you may observe in its natural habitat the Resplendent Quetzal.

(G24B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,422.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 158.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(G7B09). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1710.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 190.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, fly back to San Jose to meet your van and driver, who will take you to Monteverde. Here you will explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Excursions included on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour, Monteverde cloud forest hike and Butterfly Garden, and choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G18B9). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$ 1,512.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 168.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero, head to the Arenal Volcano area in boat and van. You will also explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). Excursions on this trip include a Tortuguero boat or kayak tour and a guided hike in Monteverde Reserve.

(07A09). GUANACASTE & MANUEL ANTONIO
Beach Escape to Punta Islita Ecoresort and the Buena Vista Villas (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$2,865 per person in double occupancy ($360 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three days at the remote and renowned Punta Islita Resort in the Guanacaste Beach area. Then fly to Manuel Antonio to stay at the upscale Buena Vista Villas in the Tulemar Gardens complex, with a private beach, restaurant and pool and bar.

(94C09). TORTUGUERO, MONTEVERDE & PACUARE RIVER RAFTING
Caribbean Coast and Central Highlands with White Water Rafting Day Tour (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,950 per person based on double occupancy ($245 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Discover the flooded forests of Tortuguero National Park on boat tours that take you deep into a natural world where wildlife abounds. On Day 4 fly back to San Jose, your starting point, then drive to Monteverde to walk in the cloud forest reserve and perhaps observe the rare and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan. to July only). The contrast between tropical rainforest and high altitude cloud forest underscore Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity and you and your family will see and learn about many unique and interesting plants and animals. At the end of this trip a special tour is planned: white water rafting on the exciting and scenic Pacuare River.

(G12A9). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$ 1680.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 210.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. Continue on to Manuel Antonio National Park where you will stay at the luxurious Arenas del Mar Resort with direct access to two white sand Pacific Coast beaches.

(G15B9). TORTUGUERO & MONTEVERDE (NF)
Coast and Mountain Nature Discovery (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1280.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 160.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(G20A9). TORTUGUERO-MONTEVERDE (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) with Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $ 1360.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 170.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip on Costa Rica’s north Atlantic coast in Tortuguero National Park. Originally created to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now encompasses 51,870 acres. From June- October you have the added attraction of the nesting Atlantic Green Sea Turtles which are coming ashore to lay their eggs and can be viewed by joining a guided night tour. After exploring Tortuguero, go by boat and bus to Monteverde (full day event). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants.

(09B09). TORTUGUERO & THE SAVEGRE VALLEY
Guided Wildlife Observation: Jungle and Highland Birding (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,925 per person in double occupancy ($275 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the backwater creeks and jungles of Tortuguero with a local Naturalist Guide. Then head for the highlands, home of the Quetzal (from Jan. to July), to hike among the ancient oaks of the Savegre Valley.

(41A04). RAIN & CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
Nature Trip to Tortuguero and Monteverde (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,034 per person based on double occupancy ($150 per person per day).* Taxes and most meals included.
A six-night stay with daytime boat excursions into Tortuguero National Park and a guided hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Taxes and most meals included.

(51A08). HERRADURA, CARARA RESERVE & MANUEL ANTONIO
National Parks, Waterfall Canopy and Damas Island Guided Nature Tours (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$2,695 per person in double occupancy and $2,170 per person based on triple occupancy ($385 per person per day dbl occ and $310 per person per day triple occ). Quote based on five participants.
A focus on Costa Rica's rich biodiversity and exotic rainforest wildlife. Includes Naturalist Guide services on Days 2-4 to the Waterfalls Canopy Tour and at Carara Biological Reserve. On Day 5, in Manuel Antonio, take a guided boat tour to Damas Island and, the next day, hike in the National Park. This is an active, learning experience for nature enthusiasts.

(G9A09). TORTUGUERO-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Rainforest Boat Tour and Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only) then Pacific Coast Stay (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,827 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Begin your trip on Costa Rica's North Atlantic Coast near Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Here too is an important sea turtle nesting beach, where from June to Oct. thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. After exploring Tortuguero’s flooded forests by boat, fly to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. This trip includes a boat or kayak tour in Tortuguero and your choice of one half-day excursion in Manuel Antonio.

(G14A9). MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Pacific Coast Discovery (6 Days / 5 Nights)
From US$1,165 per person in double occupancy ($195 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you to Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, perhaps the country’s best destination if you are short on time and want to explore both rainforest and beaches. Manuel Antonio is known for its white-sand beaches and National Park and is an epicenter of outdoor activities on land and water. This trip includes one half-day excursion, four breakfasts and all land transport services.

(G21A9). MANUEL ANTONIO (F)
Pacific Coast Discovery (5 Days / 4 Nights)
From US$1,285 per person in double occupancy ($255 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
This trip takes you to Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, perhaps the country’s best destination if you are short on time and want to explore both rainforest and beaches. Manuel Antonio is known for its white-sand beaches and National Park and is an epicenter of outdoor activities on land and water. This trip includes one half-day excursion, four breakfasts and all land transport services.

(64C09). CORCOVADO JUNGLE EXPERIENCE AT AGUILA DE OSA
Excursion to Aguila de Osa Inn on the Osa Peninsula (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,485 per person in double occupancy ($370 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Fly to Drake Bay where you will stay at the Aguila de Osa Inn, situated high on a hill overlooking Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This trip includes all meals while at Aguila de Osa, taxes and tours to Corcovado National Park and Caño Island. On the last day, return trip to San Jose.

(65A09). TAMARINDO BEACH ESCAPE
Excursion to Capitan Suizo Hotel on Tamarindo Beach (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$880 per person in double occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Stay three nights at the Capitan Suizo Hotel on Tamarindo Beach. During your stay participate in one or more of the many optional tours available (at additional cost) or simply enjoy the hotel's beachside pool and amenities.

(66A09). TAMARINDO DIRIA BEACH RESORT ESCAPE
Tamarindo Diria Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,160 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three nights at the Tamarindo Diria Resort on Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste. Optional activities (at additional cost) include surfing, boating and snorkeling, as well as hiking, horseback riding, ATV and other tours.

(69A09). BUENA VISTA VILLAS IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Buena Vista Villas Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,150 per person in double occupancy ($285 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Buena Vista Villas in Manuel Antonio are set amid the peaceful 33-acre Tulemar Gardens property, which slopes down to its private sandy beach. Enjoy the privacy that villas provide, with all the amenities of a Costa Rica beach resort, including daily maid service, pool, restaurant and bar. All of the spacious villas are fully air conditioned, provide large furnished outdoor space, and views of the jungle and sea from each room. Optional activities (at additional cost) include: fishing, kayaking, biking, boat tours and bird watching.

(38B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Tortuga Lodge with Boat Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$418 per person based on double occupancy ($120 per person per day). Taxes included.
Stay at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes meals, tours and transport by plane, boat and bus.

(37C09). CORCOVADO RAINFOREST ODYSSEY
One Full Day at La Leona Lodge on the Osa Peninsula (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$805 per person based on double occupancy.* Taxes included.
Fly to Osa Peninsula to explore the rainforest, lowlands and beaches of the Corcovado area while staying at La Leona Lodge. The lodge's tents are just above the beach and have porches facing the ocean. Most share an outside bathhouse. Leona is next to the entrance to Corcovado National Park, where visitors have a good chance of spotting some of Costa Rica's shyest and most endangered inhabitants, including Baird's Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws and Harpy Eagles.

(39B09). TORTUGUERO JUNGLE EXPEDITION
Two days at Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero; includes two guided boat tours. (2 Days / 1 Nights)
From US$378 per person based on double occupancy ($190 per person per day).
Fly round trip from San Jose for this overnight excursion at Tortuga Lodge, a Travel & Leisure Family Magazine "favorite family resort" (April 2005). Includes two guided boat trips in Tortuguero National Park, four meals, round-trip flight and taxes. Suggested stay 2-3 nights.

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