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A Luxury Family Tour of Costa Rica's best destinations - the thrilling Pacuare Reserve, majestic Arenal and some quality time on the Guanacaste Coast's beaches

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

We give back to two regional charities from the profits of each one of our trips.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

Use our trip ideas to inspire your bespoke experience

We have carefully selected some of the best regions in Costa Rica for adventure and activities for all the family to enjoy together, while travelling in style and luxury throughout.

Enjoy a rafting ride over the ferocious Pacuare River rapids and once there, experience the sweet sound of birdsong and explore the magical natural world of the Pacuare rainforest.

Arenal will satisfy those seeking out the thrill of adventure, from canopy tours, to zip lines, horse riding to volcano treks, there is much on offer.

Finally end with some relaxing beach time and water-based activities on the Guanacaste Coast, a tropical paradise fringed by rainforest and coconut palm trees.

All the carefully selected, exclusive and private tours allow you to take things at your own pace and see what you are most interested in.

  • Completely private Sky Tram and Sky Trek Canopy tours of Arenal
  • River rafting, volcano and hot springs expeditions led by specialist guides
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Especially designed for families

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2: San Jose
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from San Jose airport to San Jose hotel

Accommodation in San Jose
Overnight in San Jose

Enjoy your evening in this metropolitan capital city, relaxing at your hotel before or after your flight. You'll also have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this lively city.


Days 2-5: Pacuare Reserve
Flights & Transfers

Road and rafting transfer from San Jose to Pacuare Lodge

Accommodation in Pacuare Reserve
Three days at Pacuare Jungle Lodge

During your stay here you will be able to experience a range of different activities to experience the magical, natural environment of the Pacuare Reserve.


Birdwatching in the Pacuare Reserve

An expert naturalist guide will lead you from the Pacuare Lodge along a series of sites from which you can observe buzzing hummingbirds, dancing butterflies and exquisite tropical flowers. The area around the lodge is home to an extraordinary number of exotic bird species that include the Sun Bittern, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and a variety of colourful toucans.


Private canyoning and canopy tour at Pacuare Lodge

Head off on a private canyoning and canopy tour today. The canopy tour starts with a relaxed twenty minute trek through the tropical rainforest to the first platform. Rappel down towering trees and slide along cables through the jungle for a true adrenaline rush. A thorough safety briefing is given alongside secure equipment, ensuring a safe and thrilling adventure. The canyoning tour then combines hiking, climbing and rappelling. Explore El Tesorito Creek Canyon for a great introduction to rappelling, as it includes six short rappels of between 2 and 20 meters (6-65 feet) which will prepare you for a final rappel of more than 30 meters (90 feet). Then continue hiking through the creek and the forest back to the lodge.


Flights & Transfers

Rafting transfer from Pacuare Lodge

Days 5-8: Arenal
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Siquirres to Arenal hotel

Accommodation in Arenal
Three days enjoying and exploring the Arenal

This beautiful and diverse region holds an abundance of incredible experiences for all to enjoy, from adrenalin adventure activities to more relaxed, leisurely walks and days at hot springs.


Arenal Sky Tram

Take a ride on a serene Sky Tram gondola as it soars smoothly through the rainforest, offering wonderful views of the Arenal volcano and the lake. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, the ride takes around 40 minutes with the possibility of short stops to take photographs or to spot a tropical birds.


Arenal's hanging bridges excursion

Embark on a private tour through the Arenal Reserve's suspension bridges and primary rainforest. This tour is both a fun and an educational way to get to know more about this and our natural environments. The trails you will be led through are designed for all levels of trekkers and cover about 3100m (10,170 feet) of the mountainous zone. The walking part of your tour is about 3km (1.9 miles) in length so you can admire the great diversity of flora and fauna found here.


Arenal Volcano Hike

The hike begins in one the trails close to the volcano, this trail will take you through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. The trail will give you the chance to spot the forest’s activity and unique flora whilst your guide points these out to you and explains about the reserve’s ecosystems, wildlife and the prominent effect of the volcano’s activity on the area.


Tabacon Hot Springs

Relax in the natural and mineral-rich geothermal waters of Tabacon's hot springs.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Arenal hotel to Guanacaste hotel

Days 8-11: The Guanacaste Coast
Three days enjoying the Guanacaste Coast

Pass the time relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches, or you may wish to indulge in some surf lessons, horse riding or other adventure activities for the thrill seekers. Your travel designer will be able to discuss with you the various tours available and book those best suited for you.


Kayaking and snorkelling in Tamarindo Bay

Kayak through the blue waters of Tamarindo beach towards the white sands of Capitán Island and enjoy the beautiful underwater coral reef and exotic fish as you snorkel.


Monkey Quest tour from Punta Islita

The raucous howler monkey is among the largest monkey species in the Americas and its whooping growl can be heard up to three miles away. Using a spotting telescope, you’ll enjoy a close-up look at these fascinating creatures who travel in groups of up to 18.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Guanacaste hotel to San Jose airport

This trip is just an example of the amazing vacations our experts could plan for you. Speak to one of the team today to start creating your private, bespoke trip.

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    We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

    We give back to two regional charities from the profits of each one of our trips.

    From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.