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

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Private canyoning and canopy tour at Pacuare Lodge
  • Seeing the extraordinary birdlife around Costa Rica's rainforests
  • Exciting hike around Arena's volcanic lava flows
  • Kayaking and snorkelling in Tamarindo Bay

What's included

  • Completely private Sky Tram and Sky Trek Canopy tours of Arenal
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Especially designed for families
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At a glance

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. There’s something in here for all members of the family!

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2

San Jose

Flights & transfers


Private transfer from San Jose airport to San Jose hotel

Accommodation in San Jose

San Jose Costa Rica
Overnight 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 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.

Costa Rica toucan
Birdwatching in 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.

Zip-liner in the Costa Rica rainforest.
Private canyoning and canopy tour at Pacuare Lodge 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


Flights & transfers


Private transfer from Siquirres to Arenal hotel

Accommodation in Arenal

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Three days enjoying and exploring the 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 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 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. Costa Rica.
Arenal Volcano Hike 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 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

Accommodation in The Guanacaste Coast

Three days enjoying 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.

costa rica snorkelling
Snorkelling the Guanacaste Coast Snorkelling the Guanacaste Coast

Your guide will introduce you to the underwater world, where you'll discover the beauty that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the different creatures and species that inhabit these waters and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and turtles.

Surfing lesson Surfing lesson

Costa Rica's long sandy beaches and warm water create an ideal environment for surf lessons. To learn how to surf all you need is the ability to swim and a good sense of humour.

The private lessons last two hours and include an introductory on-beach instruction, where you’ll learn the basic surfing techniques, as well as safety and etiquette. Once in the water, the instructor will guide you until you feel confident.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer from Guanacaste hotel to San Jose airport

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