Costa Rica Family Discovery

Nature's Rollicking Playground

  • A fun, adventure-filled exploration of jungles and waterfalls, volcano and ocean
  • Bugs, birds, and monkeys in the remarkable Osa Peninsula and Manual Antonio National Park
  • Hike to a remote village, meet the local kids and see their way of life
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Explore Costa Rica with GeoEx
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 9 Days
Activity type(s): Day Hiking, Biking, Rafting, Water and Beach, Kayaking, Horseback Riding
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Costa Rica is a natural paradise unsurpassed in wildlife and adventure. We've been delighting in its diversity and surprises for some 20 years and have designed this exhilarating 9-day family adventure to reveal its beloved sights and best far-flung places. To make the experience fun and supremely comfortable for your traveling clan, we tie it all together with scenic flights, overnights at exquisite family-friendly eco-lodges, and ample relaxation time.

After touching down in San José and getting a taste (literally) of a coffee farm, head into the cloud forest near Arenal Volcano. Here, if you wish, you can make the daring journey across hanging bridges, rappel into a waterfall, and explore by mountain bike and zip-line. Then venture toward the Pacific via tented jungle retreat, welcoming village, and river raft, and watching for brightly colored toucans. Time on the Pacific coast brings options for kayaking, horseback riding, lounging, and even surfing, along with hiking in acclaimed Manuel Antonio National Park. Finally it's off to the off-the-beaten-path, wildlife-thronged Osa Peninsula to dally in the sensational Lapa Rios Wildlife Reserve, joining naturalists on rain-forest rambles and soaking in the refreshing pool while keeping an eye out for scarlet macaws and white-faced monkeys.


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Costa Rica trip map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive San José, drive to Central Valley
  • Days 2 & 3: visit coffee plantation; drive to Arenal; hiking, mountain biking, and rappelling options
  • Day 4: fly to Quepos, drive to Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Day 5: river rafting to Pacific Ocean
  • Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park; options to surf, horseback ride, or kayak
  • Days 7 & 8: fly to the incomparable Osa Peninsula, explore
  • Day 9: fly to San José, depart for home.