Rafting down the mountain river along the stunning waterfalls

Costa Rica Family Adventure Vacation: Whitewater Rafting, Zip-Lining & More

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Manuel Antonio Beach National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park

Suggested Duration

8 Days

The family always wants something different on vacation, whether that be relaxing on paradisiacal beaches or exploratory hiking in the mountains, and a family vacation to Costa Rica offer something for everyone. Your family will enjoy this custom tailored family adventure in the diverse and luxurious landscapes of Costa Rica. Trek through lush mountainous rainforest and relax on opulent white sand beaches. Course through whitewater rapids and stroll alongside stunning waterfalls. Whether searching...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the powerful peak of active Arenal Volcano
  • Explore the fabulous natural splendor of La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Discover the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting the Sarapiqui River
  • Soar through the rainforest canopy on a thrilling zip-line tour
  • Horseback ride on the picturesque coast of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Search for whales and dolphins off of the pristine coast
  • Create treasured family memories in the unique environment of Costa Rica
  • Stay in charming boutique hotels that offer spacious and luxurious rooms with views of the surrounding landscapes 

Detailed Description

When the family is happy the world feels at peace. That would make Costa Rica the most peaceful country in the world, offering adventure and relaxation alike, and pleasing even the finickiest children with its array of diverse activities. On this 8-day vacation you will find dazzling color and sweet aromas, classic beaches and captivating wildlife. From smoldering volcanoes to crashing waves, the entire family will have their dreams come true. Discover coral reefs and zip line through the trees. Bask in the sun and search for rambunctious monkeys. The charm and splendor of Costa Rica makes it easy to find something for everyone.

Your family adventure begins with your arrival in San Jose. The capital city of Costa Rica sweeps you up into its energetic neighborhoods showing you its mixture of colonial charm and jovial markets. Tour through the La Paz Waterfall Gardens to witness the variety of natural beauty. Between butterfly farms, hummingbird gardens, and brilliant waterfalls, the inspiring landscape is as captivating as any adventure. In the evening you will arrive in Arenal Volcano area. Spend the day exploring the fabulous reaches of the rich volcanic soil.

The rainforest and prairies create a wonderful biodiversity, filled with a wealth of flora and fauna. Stroll along hanging bridges or dive through the sky on a series of zip lines. Explore the majesty of Arenal at your leisure. Kayak on the largest lake in the country or wind your way along the whitewater rapids of the Sarapiqui River. Make your way to Manuel Antonio National Park. En route you can stop along various local towns to visit the Ticos, native Costa Ricans, and their jovial smiles. Or witness the rambunctious American crocodiles around the bridges of Tarcoles River.

Once in Manuel Antonio you have the day to indulge in its natural charm. The water is iridescent and the greenery is unparalleled. Take a dip in the Pacific Ocean or venture off to the local waterfalls. Enjoy the following morning at your leisure. Your private transfer will escort you back to San Jose at your desired time, which allows you to appreciate the seaside and its offerings for as long as you would like. Spend the evening in San Jose where the following day you will make your flight home.  

Starting Price

$1,867 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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