Living the Pura Vida lifestyle while on vacation will shape your perfect customized mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica. The wonderland of natural beauty immerses you in the picturesque cloud forests, white-sand beaches, and active wildlife all experienced together, and perfect for mothers and daughters of all ages. The sun-drenched coastline highlights perfect curling waves and the pristine trees give way to small coastal villages. Thrilling adventures on zip-lines and whitewater rapids leave...
Arenal – Arrive in San Jose and Transfer to the Foothills Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica beats with the spirit of Central America as an ecological wonderland and paradise for travelers in search of relaxation. Rainforest, mountains, and coastline breathe life into pristine wilderness and majestic wildlife with a balance of modernity, luxury, and untouched pleasures. This balance has inspired the renowned term spoken across the country, pura vida, meaning pure life. To begin your experience in Costa Rica, your flight lands at Juan Santamaria International Airport and your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. The tropical climate filters through the Central Valley surrounded by the volcanic peaks of Irazu and Poas. As you drive to Arenal, you pass fruit stands boasting giant watermelons and fresh, sweet coconuts. The scent of pineapple drifts out of the marketplaces and opens to the streets that are framed by colorful walls and dangling bunches of bananas.
You will soon approach Arenal, the constant drifting fluff of clouds open for an inspiring view of Arenal Volcano’s conical summit standing at nearly 5,480 feet above sea level. Thrill-seekers are drawn by the promise of rappelling, while others are attracted by the thermal baths, but all come from around the world to enjoy the splendors of the region. The peak of Arenal formed 7,000 years ago after a massive eruption from the now extinct Chato Volcano. The most recent eruption began in 1968 resulting in consistent lava spilling over the lip causing a near nightly fiery display ending in July of 2010. Before exploring it all, you will settle into the comforts of your luxury resort surrounded by the beauty of the countryside with a view to verdant tropical foliage.
Arenal – An Exhilarating Zip-Line Tour and Thermal Baths Excursion
Arenal – La Fortuna Waterfall Hike and Luxurious Spa Treatment
Monteverde – Monteverde for an Aerial Suspension Bridge Walk
Monteverde – A Chocolate and Coffee Tour before a Night Walk
Playa Flamingo – The Corobici River en route to Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo – The Beach, View Turtles, and Enjoy the Sunset
Playa Flamingo – Depart for Home
- Witness the turtles returning from the water to lay eggs and see their hatchlings breaking from their shell to cross the sands at Playa Flamingo
- Enjoy the relaxing ambiance and soothing qualities of the thermal baths in the popular countryside resort destination of Arenal beneath Arenal Volcano
- Soar through the treetops relishing the thrill of gliding and the search for wildlife on a zip-line tour through the rainforest
- Sample the delicious qualities of fresh, organic, Costa Rican chocolate after learning the history of the cacao tree
- Bask in the comforts of rejuvenating cares during a mother-daughter spa treatment in a luxury spa using the natural surroundings of thermal Arenal
- Scour the unique wilderness of Monteverde Cloud Forest on a nocturnal wildlife walk searching for animals and budding flora active in the dark
- Delight in a fantastic wildlife safari on the Corobici River searching for the birds, monkeys, lizards, and crocodiles populating the waters and its banks
Enjoy the excitement of a mother-daughter exploration of Costa Rica during your 8-day tour bound for the cloud forests and sandy Pacific shores, volcanic slopes and pristine valleys inside one of the most biodiverse destinations in the world. The marvels of Costa Rica emanate from the spirit of Pura Vida, the “pure life,” a term exemplifying the joy of treasuring the simple beauty of life and an ever-present optimistic perspective. Nestled between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and prospering from the ecological spectacles scattered through the preserved rainforests, beaches, mangroves, and volcanoes, nature brushes against cities and villages with effortless cohabitation bringing sightings of toucans and quetzal, jaguar and howler monkeys amid the enchanting natural splendor.
Your mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica begins with your arrival at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport. With three nights in Arenal, the adventurous pleasures of Costa Rica combine with the comforts of resorts harnessing warm waters of the natural geothermal activity. The remarkable valleys and slopes beneath Arenal Volcano provide soils rich in minerals perfect for growing tropical crops and treetops ripe with wildlife life sloths, harpy eagles, and white-faced capuchin monkeys. Whitewater rafting excursions head down to the Toro, Balsa, or Peñas Blancas rivers while cowboys lead small groups on horseback through the remaining plantations. The region is celebrated for its zip-lining adventures through the forest canopy, hikes to breathtaking waterfalls with swimming holes, and the relaxing spa treatments utilizing the temperatures of the thermal waters rich in natural minerals.
Two days in Monteverde then embrace the different ecosystems of Costa Rica, taking you from the tropical climate of the valley along the edges of Arenal Volcano to the cooler region of the Cloud Forest ecosystem. The distinctive region offers a new, exciting view of the flora and fauna of the country along the sky bridge walkway offering better possible sightings with up to 90 percent of all organisms in the rainforest living in the canopy. The unique characteristics of the landscape allow crops like chocolate and coffee to thrive making sampling the South American yields a new, vibrant experience. Traversing the forestry in the dark brings to life a number of nocturnal species sleeping in the day including a wide variety of frogs, birds, and bats inhabiting the forest.
Your final three days in Playa Flamingo immerse you in the grandeur of the Pacific shores along the Guanacaste coast. Beaches with white sands, charming villages with excellent seafood, and marvelous watersports enhance the beauty of Costa Rica’s driest region. Traveling the Corobici River brings a safari experience along the tranquil waters giving way to countless sightings of wildlife quietly resting on the riverbanks. With plenty of time to embrace the hot sands and cool Pacific waters, you cannot pass on the opportunity to view the turtles of the region either returning to shore to lay eggs or hatching from their shells and returning to the water. The distinct experience adds another memory during your unforgettable mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica.
$1,867 per person (excluding international flights)
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