Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

Tour Type: Family Experience
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2025 v1

The entire family will delight on this Costa Rica tour with endless days spent ziplining through a lush canopy, gliding along the canals of Tortuguero under the watchful eyes of colorful toucans, and trekking up the slopes of a volcano in this action-packed family adventure in the Pura Vida playground.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Kickoff Party (KP)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Lunch (L)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Discover the stories behind the Arenal Volcano with hosts Rodrigo, Ana Julia and their family -- both born and raised in La Fortuna where generations have watched this area develop. The family shares how locals used to think the world-famous volcano was a simple mountain, the amazing stories of the volcano eruptions and how their way of living has changed over the years. Explore the beautiful botanical garden that Ana Julia has created and sit down to lunch at the family ranch accompanied by the sounds of the river.
Family Fun
  • Tortuguero: Cruise through Tortuguero's canals and lagoons both in the morning and in the evening, seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species such as monkeys in the treetops, toucans and egres flying through the air and crocodiles in the cool waters.
  • Arenal: Visit a wildlife center in Sarapiqui and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano.
Iconic Experience
  • Manuel Antonio Beach: Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you'll check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Tortuguero: Support the Cultural Association of Tortuguero while you are entertained by local musicians on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience with the Tortuguero Music School. The Cultural Association of Tortuguero is an NGO dedicated to promoting the cultural development in the region and works daily to generate opportunities for its inhabitants in educational, recreational and artistic programs that allow them to have a wider and more diverse knowledge along with enrichening experiences. The Tortuguero Music School advances this mission by empowering children from the community to explore their art skills through performances of Caribbean music. Your participation helps to build the Tortuguero House of Culture where the school and other cultural projects will be able to practice their arts.
  • Tortuguero National Park: Meet a local Tico family at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm surrounded by tropical forest.
  • Sarapiqui: Help to support a local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor with a visit to the family run Snake Garden Wildlife Center.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Tortuguero National Park with a Local Specialist and Zipline through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures for some "family fun"
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife center near Sarapiqui, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, a palm plantation
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park
Trafalgar Difference
  • Tortuguero: Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Tortuguero Lagoon, Laguna Lodge Tortuguero embraces the rich natural environment for which Costa Rica is known. Arrive by boat at this remote, 15-acre retreat by boat where you'll be surrounded by towering trees, exotic plants, and spacious gardens that host a number of birds and butterflies. The lodge itself protects this biodiverse environment by using alternate materials and structures that don't permanently harm the land but instead preserve the natural resources you'll come to appreciate. Take in this slice of paradise lounging by the pool, strolling in the garden or drifting off to sleep to the gentle sound of jungle rain.
  • Tortuguero: Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Tortuguero Lagoon, Laguna Lodge Tortuguero embraces the rich natural environment for which Costa Rica is known. Arrive by boat at this remote, 15-acre retreat by boat where you'll be surrounded by towering trees, exotic plants, and spacious gardens that host a number of birds and butterflies. The lodge itself protects this biodiverse environment by using alternate materials and structures that don't permanently harm the land but instead preserve the natural resources you'll come to appreciate. Take in this slice of paradise lounging by the pool, strolling in the garden or drifting off to sleep to the gentle sound of jungle rain.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (858) 999-3025 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18075877

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1San JoseYour Adventure Starts in San Jose Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! Cute sloths, boat rides and ziplines are waiting in the Pura Vida playground of Costa Rica and we can't wait to show you them all. On arrival, a local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax or hit the pool for a swim before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for some fiesta fun at our Kickoff Party.
Sheraton San Jose Hotel
Day 2Tortuguero National ParkFloat Through Tortuguero National Park Make Travel Matter Rise this morning and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where we'll embark on a river journey with a Local Specialist through protected wetlands to secluded Tortuguero as we glide through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest. Then continue to your Stays with Stories at Laguna Lodge, where you'll learn the story of how the lodge was built with materials that protect this biodiverse environment and natural habitat. For dinner tonight enjoy a buffet at the resort's open-air restaurant.
Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Day 3TortugueroTake A Voyage Through Tortuguero There's nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a Family Fun cruise through the park's canals with your Local Specialist and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you'll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you'll spot tons of monkeys - agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience awaits this evening as you enjoy dinner while the young musicians of Tortuguero Music School entertain you with the joyful sounds of the Caribbean.
Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Day 4La FortunaUnlock Horquetas Connect with Locals Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you'll Make Travel Matter and visit a local Tico family's palm plantation to learn how they grow this exotic vegetable. Taste something you've probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. After, head to a local restaurant for some refreshing passion fruit sorbet and view some of the huge green iguanas that hang around. This evening, enjoy a pizza party in an open-air kitchen where kids get to make their own pizza.
Hotel Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Day 5ARENAL NATIONAL PARKVenture into Arenal National Park Family Fun Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano's past eruptions. Then, head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level with the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Meet our hosts Rodrigo, Ana Julia and their family, for a Be My Guest experience hearing the amazing stories of the volcano eruptions. Explore the beautiful botanical garden and finish with lunch at the family ranch. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim in the pool back at the hotel.
Hotel Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Day 6ARENAL NATIONAL PARKFly above Arenal National Park Family Fun Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline (Waiver Required) through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and ocean views. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio, renowned for its warm blue waters, beautiful beaches and abundant exotic wildlife.
Parador Nature Resort and Spa
Day 7Manuel Antonio National ParkMarvel at Manuel Antonio National Park Walking deep into the national park with your Local Specialist guide, you'll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list-at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it's time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or choose an optional Mangrove Kayak tour^ or Open Sea Kayak and Snorkel tour^ where you may see various bird species, reptiles, anteaters and white-faced monkeys. This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships over a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
Parador Nature Resort and Spa
Day 8San JoseBack To San Jose Travel back to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight home or consider extending your stay at the Sheraton San Jose. Airport arrival will be at approximately 11:00 am, please be aware when booking your flights.
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02/08/2025$2,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/08/2025$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/22/2025$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/29/2025$2,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/18/2025$2,825.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/24/2025$2,945.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/07/2025$2,800.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/14/2025$2,800.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/28/2025$2,800.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/12/2025$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/02/2025$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/16/2025$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/15/2025$2,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/20/2025$2,800.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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