Costa Rica: Ultimate Family Adventure
One Departure Only
Day by Day
This week-long journey of Costa Rica’s wild side delivers a lifetime of memories for your family. We’ll ride take raft trips through jungle canyons, horseback through jungle, hike to steaming geysers, taste local organic chocolate – and get plenty of sun-and-fun time at Costa Rica’s best beach.
Day 1 | March 24
Bienvenidos! We meet up to begin our iconic journey of Costa Rica in the capital, San José – at a hotel with its own organic coffee plantation, no less. Then we head straight into the rainforest to reach the country’s most famous (and active) volcano. We’ll check into our bungalow resort, looking up to the smouldering purplish cone-crater of Arenal Volcano, then acquaint ourselves with the jungle.
For starters, that means a very unique forest hike. We’ll listen out for howler monkeys, who’ll earn their names with Stars Wars–worthy growls, as we take a three-hour hike, over 14 bridges, above the rainforest. The evening is yours to get acclimatized into this natural wonderland – the quaint town of Fortuna, with its lively family-run eateries and laid-back local life, is a fun place for the family to explore.
Day 2 | March 25
Wake up into a new world! We’ll have a big breakfast overlooking the lush forest rising to the Arenal volcano. As nice as it is, our next view is even more memorable. We’ll ride a sky tram up into the mountains, then see-saw our way across the treetops, by zip lining over eight lines – sometimes 600 feet above the ground – and taking in volcano views as we go.
Afterwards, we’ll celebrate with a fully delicious, high-quality chocolate tour that includes grinding some of your own local organic beans (and of course a tasting). In the afternoon, you’re free to explore some of the area hot springs, including the hotel’s own springs – or jump in that killer swimming pool facing the conical volcano.
Day 3 | March 26
After a big breakfast, we leave for our next home. Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region is famous for steaming hot springs, towering volcanoes, epic adventures – and also its cowboys (more on that tomorrow). It’s a captivating drive there, and we’ll break on the way for a thrilling float ride at Corobia River. We’ll pop into white-water rafters and take a (mostly gentle) ride, looking out for tropical wildlife as we squeeze through curving slot canyons draped in tropical trees and vines.
After a rejuvenating lunch on the river, then check into our new home, a deluxe bungalow resort on the edge of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. This is geyser country. And the family can first coat themselves in volcanic mud, great for restorative powers – and a memorable family photo or two. Afterwards, there’s time to kick back in the hotel pool, or take hikes through its 570 acres, filled with wildlife and three waterfalls.
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So many questions, right?
That’s OK, we have answers. Read our FAQs below. Or call us at +1 (855) 219-8018 to speak with a Modern Adventure Trip Specialist.
What is included in the price?
Six nights at unique 4- and 5-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with locals guides and cultural experts; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals; departure airport transfers; gratuities for local staff.
what is not included?
Roundtrip airfare to Costa Rica; travel insurance; visa fees (if relevant); transportation to the trip start; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ON the TRIP?
We have planned this trip for up to 24 adults and kids (recommended aged six and over). This departure is exclusive to members of The BatterySF, their family and friends. This particular itinerary has been crafted specifically with families in mind and therefore may have young children, teenagers and adults of all ages traveling as guests. We are happy to share the ages of children who are already on the guest list, call one of our trip specialists and let us know which trip you are considering. Please keep in mind this information may change before your trip departs.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel up to 96 days prior to the scheduled departure date and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between 95 and 61 days in advance, there is a 50% cancellation fee. Within 60 days or less of departure there is a 100% cancellation fee. (See our Terms and Conditions for full details.)
How are family room prices calculated?
We recognize family trips open up many different rooming configurations, depending on how many total adults (age 13 and older) and children (age 6 to 12) are traveling. Note that children are considered 12 or younger on Day 1 of the trip, and that the trip is recommended for children age six and over due to age restrictions on zip lines and other outdoor activities. Our rooming options start with one adult + one child for $6,100 total, and go up to four adults (age 13 and older) for $12,700 total. There must be a minimum of one adult per room. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your specific situation and pricing.
Do I need a travel visa?
U.S. citizens do not require a visa to visit Costa Rica. Just bring a valid U.S. passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with your local Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
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