|from $3,398* per person||6 Days||March, April, December
Exertion level: 4
24 people max
Holy cow! Or rather, holy huge millipede! Was that a toucan? Get a closer look from the suspended bridges high in the rain forest canopy. Can you spot those howler monkeys you’ve been hearing? Swinging through the jungle, Tarzan style. Do some swinging of your own on a zip-line. Or will it be beach time? Or paddling through mangroves? Or TLC at the spa? It’s up to you. And you really can’t go wrong. With these activities. With private charter flights connecting it all. With a week of Backroads family fun in Costa Rica.
A perfect line-up of activities make for great family adventures throughout the country
Spot amazing wildlife - sloths, monkeys, lizards and more - at Manuel Antonio National Park
White-water raft the Río Savegre, one of Central America's most pristine rivers
Sublime white-sand beaches great for swimming and surfing
Kid-inspired fun - and possibly pick-up soccer with local niños - at an arts cooperative
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Costa Rica, Central America
Days 1-2 A perfect line-up of activities make for great family adventures throughout the country Fly to the Pacific coast In Rainmaker Reserve a naturalist leads our hike on jungle trails and along suspension bridges Meander through Manuel Antonio National Park with an expert who helps you spot white-faced monkeys, butterflies, sloths and iguanas The afternoon is yours to sea kayak, take a mangrove tour or zip-line fly through the jungle canopy.
Day 3 A local family invites us to their home for lunch Bike amid African palm plantations and observe life in the countryside around Quepos Hike through the rain forest to our secluded hotel Kick back on your private deck and swim in the lodge’s pool, which features a 100-foot long waterslide - look out below!
Day 4 Make a splash during a thrilling white-water rafting excursion on the Río Savegre A short scenic flight whisks us to the Nicoya peninsula Bike through the picturesque coastal valley and past some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches - it's a favorite Backroads ride! As you pedal quiet dirt roads, spot sabañeros (cowboys) working the pastures and tending their cattle.
Days 5-6 Sublime white-sand beaches great for swimming and surfing Play or relax at our oceanfront resort: hike, kayak, horseback ride, lounge by the pool or indulge in a massage Youngsters enjoy kid-inspired fun - and possibly pick-up soccer with local niños Live marimba rhythms accompany fresh seafood specialties Visit Costa Rica's first open-air contemporary art museum.
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