Costa Rica Family Experience

Family, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives kids an education in biology and ecology that can never be found in a textbook. Here, spend the days (and nights!) studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the cloud forest and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Tortilla Making and Local Lunch, La Fortuna Your Hands-On Moment: Stand Up Paddle (Lesson and Tour), Arenal Your Hands-On Moment: Kayak Lake Arenal, La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde Your Discover Moment: Manuel Antonio
  • Arrival transfer
  • Kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Fortuna
  • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
  • Guided hike in Manuel Antonio NP
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Kick back on costa rica's pristine beaches
  • Visit a local family to learn to make tortillas
  • Spot nature in a dense cloud forest
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of manuel antonio national park
  • Kayak and paddle-board in la fortuna.


San José Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
San José/La Fortuna Set off from the capital and enjoy the countryside of the Central Valley. Stop for a tortilla-making lesson, along with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
La Fortuna Take to the lake for a morning of stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Arenal, before a free afternoon.
La Fortuna/Monteverde Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.
Monteverde Enjoy a free day in this lush cloud forest region. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or visit the butterfly garden.
Monteverde/Manuel Antonio Take a guided hike through the national park keeping an eye out for the wildlife that can be seen through the trees.
Manuel Antonio Enjoy a free day for several optional activities like mangrove kayaking, surf lessons, a sunset catamaran tour, or take some time to relax on the beach.
Manuel Antonio/San José Free morning to enjoy more time at the beach. Return to San José in the afternoon. Free evening in San José.
San José Depart at any time.