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.

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
Dining Summary
  • 1 Kickoff Party (KP)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 4 Lunch (L)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
Family Fun
  • Arenal Visit a wildlife center in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano.
  • 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
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.
  • Tortuguero National Park Meet the Tico family at their palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm surrounded by tropical forest. This experience advances UN Global Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production.
  • Sarapiqui Help to support a local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor with a visit to the family run Snake Garden Wildlife Center.
  • 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 cultur
Must-see Highlights
  • Visit Tortuguero Village, Arenal Hanging Bridges, Zipline through treetops at a local adventure park, Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • View Arenal Volcano
  • Explore Arenal Volcano National Park for a guided hike
Trafalgar Difference
  • Tortuguero Welcome to Laguna Lodge Tortuguero, a remote 15-acre retreat which embraces the rich natural environment Costa Rica is known for. You'll feel a part of nature among towering trees, exotic plants, and spacious gardens that host a number of bird
Whats Included
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Call (864) 225-5588 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573107

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
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.

Accommodations: 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.

Accommodations: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Day 3Tortuguero National ParkTake 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.

Accommodations: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero
Day 4Arenal Natura Ecological ParkUnlock Horquetas Connect with Locals: Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you'll Make Travel Matter and visit 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.

Accommodations: Hotel Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Day 5Arenal Natura Ecological 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.

Accommodations: Hotel Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Day 6Parque Nacional Manuel AntonioFly 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.

Accommodations: Parador Nature Resort and Spa
Day 7Parque Nacional Manuel AntonioMarvel 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.

Accommodations: 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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