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(A3C09). PACUARE-TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO
River Rafting, Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, and Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Parks (15 Days / 14 Nights)
From US$5,520 per person in double occupancy ($184 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Begin with an exciting white water day trip down the Pacuare River. Then go to Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast to 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. Next, explore the cloud forest 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.

(83B08). SARAPIQUI, BAJOS DEL TORO, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike and Observe Wildlife at La Selva Station, Highland Spa and Biking, Cloud Forest Hike and Beach Stay (14 Days / 13 Nights)
From US$3,808 per person in double occupancy ($272 per person per day), depending on the season and category of hotels booked.
This is an activity-filled trip with several opportunities to hike in Costa Rica's forests and bird watch. You will visit the La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui to experience the rainforest and learn about the country's lowland wildlife and pre-Colombian culture. From here you will head to the highlands, first staying at a secluded spa resort with hiking trails to three scenic waterfalls. Next you'll stay in the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs and take a half-day bike ride. After exploring the cloud forest and a horseback ride in Monteverde, stay on the Pacific Coast.

(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.

(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.

(G3B09). TORTUGUERO-ARENAL-MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (WF)
Turtle Nesting (Jun-Oct only), Volcano, with Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Parks (12 Days / 11 Nights)
From US$2,940 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 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.

(03A09). SAN JOSE, ARENAL, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO
Highland Hiking, Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo Beach (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,310 per person in double occupancy ($210 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start this vacation with a tour of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. Then head to the highlands for a glimpse of the active Arenal Volcano and a walk on the Hanging Bridges trails. Later your family will soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. Next, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to walk in the forest and enjoy a sunset horseback ride. Leaving the highlands, head to Tamarindo Beach for two days. Here, activities for all ages can be enjoyed (at additional cost).

(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.

(16C09). MONTEVERDE, CARARA, CORCOVADO & PACUARE RIVER
Cloud and Rainforest Adventure with a Two-Day Raft Trip on the Pacuare River (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$4,455 per person in double occupancy ($405 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Visit a butterfly garden, take a sunset horseback ride and walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest where you may see the rare and beautiful Quetzal (seasonal). Then glide through the rainforest on the Waterfall Canopy Tour and observe wildlife in Carara National Park. Fly to Corcovado to explore the remote rainforest and observe its inhabitants, including the tapir, jaguar and Scarlet Macaw. Your adventure ends with a two-day white water adventure on the exciting and scenic Pacuare River.

(49D07). TAMARINDO SELF DRIVE & OSA PENINSULA
Drive to Tamarindo Beach and Stay at Lapa Rios Resort (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,948 per person in double occupancy (or $359 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Stay at some of the country’s finest hotels beginning with San José’s cozy, Grano de Oro, featuring a top-rated restaurant and rooftop Jacuzzi. Fly to Tamarindo Beach, where you will pick up your rental car to better explore the area during five days there. On Day 8, fly to Puerto Jimenez for three nights at the exclusive Lapa Rios, where you will be immersed in nature at this unique resort.

(71C08). MONTEVERDE, ARENAL, NOSARA & PACUARE RIVER
Cloud Forest Hike, Bike Tour at Arenal, Horseback Ride on the Beach and Rafting Trip (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$3,705 per person in double occupancy ($335 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
An active vacation that includes hiking, biking, horseback riding tours and white water rafting. In Monteverde you will walk in the cloud forest, home of the rare and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (from Jan. to July). Then drive to the Arenal Volcano area for a half-day mountain bike tour on the slopes of the Volcano. On Day 5, float the Penas Blancas River and soak in a natural hot springs. Then head to Guiones Beach on the Pacifc coast for two full days. A horseback ride on the beach is included. The day before your departure, raft the Class II-IV Pacuare River, an exciting and scenic trip that includes a gourmet riverbank lunch, cocktail and photo CD. (Min. age 12 years.)

(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.

(58C08). RINCON DE LA VIEJA, MONTEVERDE & PACUARE RIVER
Volcano and Waterfall Hikes, Horseback Rides, Cloud Forest Birding, Canopy Tour and 2-Day Rafting Adventure (11 Days / 10 Nights)
From US$2,035 per person based on two adults and two children over 12 years in a quadruple room ($185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This is an activity-filled family vacation that begins in Guanacaste's La Vieja Volcano area. You’ll hike in the shadow of the Volcano and take a scenic horseback ride. On this tour, the whole family can cool off at one of the falls you will visit. Then head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest to look for the stunning Quetzal, which resides here from Jan to July. Also visit a typical Costa Rican farm and sugar mill, where you'll see sugarcane turn into brown sugar and other products. Return to San Jose after stopping en route to take a Canopy tour. On Day 9, a new adventure awaits: the two-day Pacuare White Water Rafting trip. Experience the excitement of rafting Class III-IV rapids through a scenic natural gorge. This trip includes a candlelight dinner and camping on the riverbank.

(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.

(23A09). TORTUGUERO, OSA PENINSULA & BAJOS DEL TORO
Tortuguero Rainforest Tours, Lapa Rios Stay and Cloud Forest Reserve (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,770 per person in double occupancy (or $375 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
From your first night in Costa Rica at Xandari Plantation, you will be staying at some of the country’s most renowned boutique hotels. First, head to the Atlantic Coast to explore the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park and perhaps observe turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Next, fly to the Osa Peninsula for three nights at the renowned Lapa Rios Ecolodge. Bungalows are situated 350 feet above the ocean and private beach on 1,000 acres of pristine forest accessible by trails. Here you can participate in activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, birding, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, night walks, yoga classes, or simply relax by the pool. Finally, fly back to San Jose and then drive into the highlands to hike in the cloud forest.

(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.

(57A09). ALAJUELA RESORT, MONTEVERDE & GUANACASTE
Honeymoon Adventure: Exclusive Resorts with Cloud Forest, Canopy and Horseback Tours (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$3,920 per person in double occupancy ($390 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This vacation includes a two-day stay at the Xandari fruit and coffee plantation near San Jose. Then visit the highlands at Monteverde to walk in the Cloud Forest Reserve. The last four days of your trip will be at the unique, beachside Hotel Punta Islita on the Guanacaste Coast.

(73A07). ARENAL, BAJOS DEL TORO & ESTERILLOS BEACH
Hike near the Arenal Volcano and in a Cloud Forest, then Head to the Beach (10 Days / 9 Nights)
From US$2,620 per person in double occupancy ($260 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
First explore the Arenal Volcano area to walk the Hanging Bridges trails, soak in a natural hot springs, and float a forest river. Then you'll hike a cloud forest trail to view three scenic, hidden waterfalls. End the trip at Esterillos Beach on the Pacific Coast.

(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).

(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).

(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.

(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.

(17B08). PEJIBAYE RIVER, CARARA, MONTEVERDE, ARENAL & TAMARINDO BEACH
Active Traveler Adventure with Horseback and Waterfall Canopy Tours (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,735 per person based on double occupancy ($305 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Start the trip rafting the Pejibaye River, an ideal trip for families with small children (min. age 5 years). Next head to Monteverde, stopping en route at Carara National Park to look for the Scarlet Macaw then glide through the rainforest on the Waterfall Canopy Tour. At Monteverde, take a sunset horseback ride, which ends with views of the Gulf of Nicoya. In Arenal, soak in a natural hot springs under the shadow of the Volcano. Spend your last days relaxing on Tamarindo 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.

(46D09). CORCOVADO ON THE OSA PENINSULA, SELF DRIVE TO MONTEVERDE & ARENAL
Essential Costa Rica: Guided Rainforest Hike, Cloud Forest Birding and Arenal Volcano (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$2,260 per person in double occupancy ($250 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Spend the first two-and-a-half days at Laguna Vista Villas in one of Costa Rica's most remote areas. Here you'll have the opportunity to explore with your guide Corcovado National Park, home of some of the animals that have come to symbolize the rainforest: the jaguar, tapir, ocelot and peccaries. Return to San Jose to pick up your rental car for the drive to Monteverde Lodge, where you will visit the Cloud Forest Reserve and, on Day 7, visit Arenal to see an active volcano.

(78C08). GUIONES BEACH & REVENTAZON RIVER RAFTING
Active Nature Discovery for Families: Turtle Observation, Surfing and Horseback Riding on the Beach, then a Day Trip Down the Reventazon River (9 Days / 8 Nights)
From US$1,980 per person based on two adults and two children ages 12 and under ($220 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
This 9-day vacation is designed for active families with older children. The trip features some truly exceptional tours, including sea turtle nesting and river rafting. Start the trip by flying to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast from San Jose. From your “base camp” bungalow at Guiones Beach, your family will have four full days to enjoy and explore the area. Some activities planned are surf lessons for the entire family, a horseback tour into the Lagarta Private Reserve, and the moving, once-in-a-lifetime experience of observing turtle nesting (Jun-Oct only). Finally, take an exciting trip down the Reventazon River’s Class II-III rapids, stopping to enjoy a gourmet lunch on the riverbank.

(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.

(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.

(G8A09). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US$1,710 per person in double occupancy ($215 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(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.

(G22B9). ARENAL-MONTEVERDE (NF)
Highlands Explorer at Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest (8 Days / 7 Nights)
From US $992.00 per person in double occupancy ($ 124.00 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.*
Begin your trip in the Arenal Volcano area, where you may choose to mountain bike, hike or just soak in a natural hot springs. (Tours at additional cost.) Then spend two full days in Monteverde to explore the cloud forest and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). 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. Optional activities in Monteverde include horseback riding, coffee farm tour and more.

(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.

(G13A9). MONTEVERDE-MANUEL ANTONIO (NF)
Cloud Forest and Pacific Coast Exploration (7 Days / 6 Nights)
From US$1,550 per person in double occupancy ($220 per person per day), depending on season and category of rooms booked.
Explore the cloud forests of Monteverde and perhaps observe the elusive and beautiful Resplendent Quetzal (Jan.-July only). You will also visit the Butterfly Garden to observe dozens of varieties and see them in each stage of metamorphosis. Your last few days will be in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. A half-day excursion is included and you may choose between a horseback ride, sea kayaking or a mangrove boat tour.

(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.

(68A09). SI COMO NO RESORT IN MANUEL ANTONIO
Si Como No Excursion (4 Days / 3 Nights)
From US$1,060 per person in double occupancy ($265 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.
Three nights at Si Como No Hotel & Resort in Manuel Antonio. Si Como No is an award-winning, eco-designed resort providing its own signature version of "barefoot luxury" to all its guests. During your stay you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of optional activities (at additional cost) such as hiking in Manuel Antonio and Carara Parks. Also ATV, horseback, canopy, sports fishing and other tours.

(40A09). MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST ODYSSEY
One Full Day at Monteverde Lodge with Cloud Forest Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights)
From US$348 per person based on double occupancy ($116 per person per day). Taxes included.
One full day at Monteverde Lodge with a guided tour of the cloud forest.

(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.

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