This 8-day, Costa Rican vacation will take you and your family on a journey from the coast to the Cloud Forest to explore some of the best that this Central American paradise has to offer. This luxurious vacation encompasses the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. You will bask in bubbling natural hot springs that are surrounded by panoramic jungle views, and private tour guides will take you on adventures into the depths of the rain forest to discover exotic birds, plants and animals....
San Jose - Arrive in Costa Rica's Vibrant Capital City
Your family’s Costa Rican adventure will begin in the country’s vibrant capital city of San Jose. Upon your arrival, your private transfer will greet you at the baggage claim and quickly you quickly through customs before escorting you to your luxury accommodation. San Jose is a bustling metropolis that is nestled inside a tropical oasis. It is the country’s most densely populated region, brimming with a rich history and lively culture. As you drive through Costa Rica’s urban center, you will have an authentic look into typical, daily life in San Jose. You will hear uniform-clad children call to one and other as they unwind from their school day. Sprawling outdoor markets welcome packs of tourists who are shopping for brightly colored souvenirs, and stunning buildings line the streets as skyscrapers tower above. Once you and your family arrive at your accommodation, you will be free to relax and unwind as you prepare for tomorrow’s exciting adventure.
Arenal - Take a Private Tour of Costa Rica's Most Active Volcano
Arenal - Relax, Unwind, and Explore the Waterside
Monteverde - Discover the Enchanting Biodiversity of the Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde - Taste Costa Rica's Top Exports on a Private Plantation Tour
Tamarindo - Unwind on Tamarindo's Pristine White Sand Beaches
Tamarindo - Explore by Sea on a Privately Guided Boat Tour
San Jose - Depart for Home
- Discover Costa Rica’s most active volcano on a privately guided hike as you savor stunning views of Lake Arenal
- Bask in the Arenal region’s bubbling hot springs that are engulfed in a 360-degree view of the jungle while listening to the relaxing sounds of nature
- Enjoy the panoramic views of the enchanting La Fortuna waterfall as it slowly cascades into a crystal-blue swimming hole
- Craft chocolate from scratch and sample the deliciously-rich, finished product on a private plantation tour
- Indulge in the warm, misty air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest on your skin as you hike through the enchanting rainforest and discover rare wildlife
- Unwind on Tamarindo’s pristine, white-sand beaches and take a dip in the turquoise Pacific sea
- Discover dolphins, iguanas, turtles and more on a privately guided boat excursion through Tamarindo
After arriving in San Jose, your Costa Rican adventure will begin in Arenal. Here, your family will be wowed by the region’s quiet beauty. The massive Arenal volcano looms over sparkling lake below, and the rolling landscape stretches as far as the eye can see. As you hike the volcano’s base, you will discover the region’s fascinating history, and stumble upon cooled lava rocks, spotted sloths, monkeys, and exotic birds along your privately guided hike. During your time in Arenal, you will bask in bubbling natural hot springs, discover the peaceful serenity of the La Fortuna Waterfall, and enjoy free time for lakeside family activities.
The next leg of your adventure will take you to the Monteverde region. Here, you will breathe in the humid, hazy air of the Cloud Forest. Your private naturalist guide will take you into the depths of one of the rarest habitats on Earth. Enveloped in the misty air, you will feel as if you are walking in a cloud. You will hear the howls of monkeys as they swing through the trees, and you will smell the sweet peppermint aroma of the forest’s leafy canopy of ferns. During your second day in Monteverde, you and your family will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourselves in the vibrant, local culture. A private guide will take you on an interactive tour of a local plantation where your children will take part in the chocolate creation process and sample the sweet result.
Your trip’s final destination will be the pristine-white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Your luxurious, oceanside accommodation will allow you to wake up and fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crystal-blue waves of the Pacific Ocean as they crash upon the shore. You will rest your adventurous muscles while lounging on the beach and exploring the region by way of private boat tours. As you float through the water, you will watch dolphins spring into the air, turtles bob through the sea, and iguanas as they bask in the sun on the shore. Each night will culminate by indulging in a gourmet, dining experience as you watch the sunset with its vibrant pink, yellow, and orange hues that fill your view. Read some of our travelers’ reviews for Costa Rica travel to discover new experiences to add to your own tour.
$1,435 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.
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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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