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Trips Featuring Diving / Snorkeling
(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.
(04C08). PACUARE RIVER, MANUEL ANTONIO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO BEACH Two-Day Raft Trip, Hiking in Manuel Antonio and Monteverde, Beach and Waterfall Canopy (11 Days / 10 Nights) From US$4,435 per person in double occupancy ($405 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Take a two-day white water trip on the scenic and exciting Pacuare River, which includes a night camping on the riverbank. Then fly to Manuel Antonio to hike in the National Park and kayak through mangroves, home to myriad bird and animal life. After, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest via Carara Biological Reserve, where you’ll experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour. End your vacation at Tamarindo Beach.
(27B09). ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & DRAKE BAY Highlands to Islands: Arenal River Float, Cloud Forest Birding and Caño Island Snorkeling (11 Days / 10 Nights) From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an activity-filled trip that takes you from the highlands of Arenal and Monteverde to the coral reefs of Isla del Caño. You will begin in Arenal with a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River. Then walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. In Monteverde, you'll hike with a naturalist guide through the Cloud Forest and from January to July - depending upon your luck and patience - you may observe the Resplendent Quetzal in its natural habitat. Finally fly to the Osa Peninsula staying at Drake Bay. You will have three full days to explore the area, hike in the National Park and snorkel the reefs of Caño Island.
(28B09). DRAKE BAY, ARENAL & MANUEL ANTONIO Reef, Rainforest, Volcano and Waterfalls Canopy Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights) From US$4,510 per person in double occupancy ($410 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Head for the Osa Peninsula for three full days to snorkel at the marine reserve at Caño Island in Drake Bay and hike with a naturalist guide in Corcovado National Park. Then you'll travel to the highlands around Arenal Volcano for a float trip on the Peñas Blancas River and a hike on the Hanging Bridges trails. Before finishing your Costa Rica trip in Manuel Antonio, you will experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour.
(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.
(91C08). CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & MANUEL ANTONIO Cloud Forest Birding and Snorkeling at Whale Bay, then Kayaking and Horseback Riding in Manuel Antonio (11 Days / 10 Nights) From US$2,036 per person in double occupancy (or $185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Explore Costa Rica's central mountain range and Pacific coast. Starting with a bird watching tour in the cloud forests at Cerro de La Muerte, then two full days at Whale Bay to snorkel, dolphin watch and participate in other activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Before arriving in Manuel Antonio, stop to find out about life in the canopy by visiting a canopy platform 100 feet above the forest floor. Your last days will be in Manuel Antonio, where you have a sea kayaking tour and horseback ride planned before heading back to San Jose to meet your flight home.
(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).
(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.
(22B09). CORCOVADO & WILSON BOTANICAL GARDENS Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Drake Bay and Rainforest Gardens Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights) From US$2,610 per person in double occupancy ($290 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Four nights at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, where you’ll explore the Park, Drake Bay and Caño Island. Then walk with a Naturalist Guide in the Wilson Botanical Gardens at Las Cruces Station.
(31C09). PACUARE RAFTING, TORTUGUERO, CANO ISLAND & CORCOVADO White Water, Rainforest Boat Tour, then Hiking and Diving at Drake Bay (9 Days / 8 Nights) From US$4,565 per person based on double occupancy ($510 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start this active trip rafting the exciting Pacuare River (min. age 12 years). Then explore Tortuguero National Park by boat with a local guide. Fly to Drake Bay for three full days to scuba dive in the protected waters of Caño Island National Park and hike in Corcovado.
(20A08). CASA CORCOVADO JUNGLE LODGE & XANDARI PLANTATION Rainforest, Rafting and Coffee Lands Excursion (7 Days / 6 Nights) From $2,135 per person in double occupancy (US$305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three days at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, a 170-acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. There will be opportunities to walk in the Park, visit a majestic waterfall, picnic on the beach at Cano Island and more. Then you will stay at Xandari Plantation overlooking the central valley. Experience a white water rafting day trip on the Pacuare River, considered one of the top 5 best rivers in the world for this sport. The last two nights will be at the Xandari Plantaion, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk rainforest trails and enjoy their "spa village," with Jacuzzis featuring sweeping views of the Central Valley.
(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.
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