Resplendent Quetzal in the forests of Costa Rica

Wonderful Costa Rica 8 Day Wildlife & Nature Tour With Family

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

Heredia, Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Immerse your family in the natural wonders of natural Costa Rica on a 8-night vacation to five incredible national parks. Handcrafted to cultivate diverse wildlife experiences, this itinerary includes sea turtles, monkeys, volcanos, quetzals, untouched jungle, and pristine beaches. It will be an escape into the sounds and sights of a surreal world and a family break that will lead you far from your everyday schedule. Enjoy comfort and luxury in Costa Rica’s incredible natural settings.

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Trip Highlights

Savor incredible sea turtle encounters during a day of discovery on the Caribbean coast
  • Search for four different monkey species in Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy remarkable intimacy with the wild primates
  • Explore Central America’s largest virgin rainforest on tailored hikes that allow you to encounter a superb variety of birds
  • Cruise along the narrow river channels of Tortuguero National Park for a sublime wildlife experience
  • Experience the wonder of an active volcano, from fumaroles and mud pools to a forest inhabited by quetzal
  • Snorkel beautiful Pacific waters, where the tropical fish are accompanied by turtles and dolphins
  • Customize wildlife hikes in Corcovado National Park with local rangers that can help you seek out tapir, harpy eagles, anteaters, and more
  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican nature with handpicked family lodges that are enveloped by exotic sounds and smells

Detailed Description

Costa Rica is dominated by raw nature. National parks cover more than a quarter of the country, and the natural diversity is breathtaking, from sea turtles that hatch on Caribbean beaches to monkeys that swing through the virgin jungle. Such remarkable nature will dominate this family escape, and during these adventurous seven days, you will be guided by exotic smells and sounds in addition to exploring the untrammeled charms of a world so different to home. This is a destination where you can completely escape to bask in nature and enjoy a very unique bonding experience.

This 7-day family tour is handcrafted for active families and visits five distinct national parks. Short flights connect most destinations, and the seven nights will lead you to four different overnight destinations. Activities can be customized to all ages, especially the wildlife hikes. Throughout your journey, you will be on the move, and from the Pacific to the Caribbean, you will experience both coastlines, the jungle, the rainforest, and a volcano.

Expert guides will lead the way throughout because they know where to turn and how to look for different animals. They will lead you closer to animals and make virgin landscapes comfortable, so you do not have to worry about getting lost in the middle of nowhere. Sublime family lodges will mean that you are completely surrounded by nature almost every moment of every day. When Costa Rica’s sounds and smells set the backdrop, your children will find a wonderfully novel playground.

After flying to San Jose, you will transfer to Heredia, which is an enchanting town beneath a volcano. The majority of your first day will be spent in Poas Volcano National Park, exploring its iconic summit and seeking out quetzals. From here, you will fly to Corcovado National Park, where you will have two days of intimate experiences in Central America’s largest virgin rainforest. From tapirs to anteaters and scarlet macaws, this is a destination that hosts surreal encounters and absolute seclusion. You will feel the break from your everyday and quickly appreciate the beauty of exploring nature.

On day four, you will travel by road with a snorkeling and sea life stop in Marino Ballena National Park en route to the monkeys and beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. This delightful park is great for families because there is so much wildlife to experience in a relatively small area. Tortuguero Caribbean National Park, which mixes jungle experiences with sea turtles and beaches, will complete your vacation. Here, you can paddle together on a jungle cruise, spend a day supporting sea turtle conversation, and find hatchlings on the sand after dark. This itinerary features an active seven days, but when nature dominates, you will find a sense of tranquility to accompany your family adventure.

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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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