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Costa Rica Family Adventure (Self-Drive or Transfers)
With a magical combination of pristine beaches and rich rainforests, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for families looking for adventure. Start by cruising the lush canals of Tortuguero, where you can search for birds, sloths, monkeys, and even nesting turtles. Then head to Arenal, known for its adventure activities, amazing natural landscape, and towering volcano views. Start the adventure by taking to the canopy on a hanging bridges tour. Learn more about the flora and fauna of this unique region on a night time bat tour, then get your adrenaline pumping on a river rafting adventure. End with a relaxing stay in Manuel Antonio, taking in the pristine beaches and wonderful wildlife of its famed national park. All tours in this itinerary are available for kids 7 and up, but there are also alternate options for families with younger children.
• 1 Night San José
• 2 Nights Tortuguero
• 3 Nights Arenal
• 3 Nights Manuel Antonio
• All Ground Transfers Or Transfers + 6 Day Car Rental
• Tortuguero Canals Tour
• Hanging Bridges Tour
• Night Time Bat Tour
• White Water Rafting Tour
• National Park Tour
• Islas Damas Mangrove Boat Tour
• Daily Breakfast
Arrive San José:

Arrival greeting and transfer to your selected San José hotel. Relax and get ready for your Costa Rican adventure.

(Accommodation, San José)
San José to Tortuguero:

Early departure (between 6-7am) by motorcoach from San José, passing through misty Braulio Carillo National Park. From Braulio Carillo you will drop down into the tropical lowlands of the Caribbean side of the country. After breakfast, continue to the Tortuguero Canal where you will board a boat for a 2 and a half hour fascinating trip through the meandering waterway to your selected lodge. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Park Museum and hike the nearby nature trails with the possibility of experiencing an important breeding ground for green sea turtles on the black sand beach. End the afternoon with a visit to the small village. Return to your lodge for dinner.

(Breakfast, San José; Lunch, Dinner & Accommodations, Tortuguero)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning hike with a naturalist guide in the rainforest. The biological diversity is impressive due to the existence within the reserve of eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. After lunch, there will be an opportunity for further exploration of the Tortuguero channels by boat.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Accommodations, Tortuguero)
Tortuguero to Arenal:
After breakfast, board the boat for the return trip through the Canal. At the dock, you will board a motorcoach that will take you to the town of Guapiles. After lunch, continue by van to Arenal. Or, pick up a rental car to continue the journey on your own. The scenic drive from Guapiles to Arenal takes approximately 3 hours. You will arrive at your selected Arenal hotel in the late afternoon (between 4:30 - 5pm), just in time to see Costa Rica's most famous volcano before sunset.

(Breakfast, Tortuguero; Lunch & Accommodations, Arenal)
After breakfast, experience the tropical forest on a hanging bridges tour! Enjoy the exuberant primary rain forest and a great biological diversity in these natural surroundings. Learn about the natural environment walking through natural trails and hanging bridges that offer impressive views of the volcano and offer the opportunity to observe a great variety of birds, flora and fauna. In the evening, explore the rainforest at night, and search for bats! For 2 hours, you will be part of a research and observation program of bats, you will learn about their spectacular adaptations, habitats, and the beautiful symbiosis they have with the plants they visit. Also, you will learn the techniques of field research, data recording, the ecological importance of bats, and the urgent need for their protection and study.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Arenal)
After breakfast, spend an exciting day discovering the rivers of Costa Rica in a white water rafting adventure. The class II and III rapids of the Sarapiqui river are perfect for the whole family. Set in the lowlands of the rainforest one will enjoy breath-taking views of tropical birds and lush jungle landscapes. Sarapiqui allows one to not only enjoy the rapids but also revisit that childhood freedom to play by relaxing in the flat pools between the rapids.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Arenal)
Arenal to Manuel Antonio:
After breakfast (between 8:00 - 9:30 am) transfer by van from Arenal to Manuel Antonio. Famous for its pristine beaches, Manuel Antonio is surrounded by tropical rainforest and possesses options for all kinds of travelers. The national park beckons with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a colony of squirrel monkeys. This combination of beautiful views, amazing wildlife, and relaxing beaches make Manuel Antonio a perfect destination for families.

(Breakfast, Arenal; Accommodations, Manuel Antonio)
Manuel Antonio:
After breakfast, set out to explore the national park. During this 2.5 hour walk, your experienced nature guide will teach your about the history, flora and fauna of the park. Snacks and refreshments are offered and guests may remain in the park after the tour, to enjoy the white sand beaches.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Manuel Antonio)
Manuel Antonio:
Set out to see the exotic flora and fauna this bio-diverse region is known for. During the Isla Damas Tour, your guide will point out caymans, sloths, crocodiles, boas, white-faced monkeys, egrets and many more species of wildlife, as your boat leisurely winds its way through the mangrove channels along the gentle currents of the coastal tides. This adventure is highly recommended for any naturalist, young or old, who wants to experience firsthand the pulse of the mangrove ecosystem and how it interacts with the international ecosystem.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Manuel Antonio)
Depart Manuel Antonio:
Take a private transfer or catch a short flight from Manuel Antonio to San José to meet up with your international flight home, or on to your next Avanti Destination!

(Breakfast, Manuel Antonio)
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change