This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made family vacations
What are the main benefits?
A tailor-made vacation is a unique experience designed to match exactly what you’d like to do. For the past 20 years, we’ve specialised in family adventures – so we’re perfectly placed to create a bespoke trip with mum, dad, kids, and maybe even grandparents, in mind. Our dedicated team of specialists has young families, and they’ve travelled with kids in tow – so they know what it’s like and what you’ll need to make your trip flow.
How much does it cost?
A tailor-made family trip doesn’t have to break the bank. We can help you choose the mode of transport, style of accommodation and activities in your itinerary that will perfectly match your budget. Over the years we’ve built our supplier relationships to enable us to get the best possible price for your trip, and gathered a lot of tips and tricks to create a perfectly-balanced journey. Our aim is to deliver authentic travel experiences every time.
How much support is there?
You’ll be accompanied by one of our specially-trained tour leaders during your vacation, who’s there to find that family-friendly restaurant, make the jungle come alive or show you the hidden tunnels at the temple. You’ll be met at the airport on arrival and have your leader’s and our UK office’s full support during your trip, whatever you choose to do.
We think a family tailor-made adventure is the perfect way to enjoy the world in safe hands but with your own stamp of individuality.
Responsible tourism: Family vacation in Costa Rica, prvate departure
The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups, just your family and friends, traveling on an itinerary planned with your family in mind, by a team of experts in close collaboration with our in-country team of locals who know the area like no others. Throughout the planning process and during the operation of your vacation steps will be taken to ensure negative impacts on the environment and cultures being visited are minimised and positives are maximised.
Throughout your trip you will be encouraged to take steps to ensure that your journey is environmentally responsible as possible. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with the appropriate disposal of rubbish en route, recycling wherever possible. We also encourage all our travelers to use refillable water bottles rather than purchasing regular supplies of bottled water.
The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. Once discarded a large proportion of these end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments and we believe that their use should be discouraged. We carbon offset travel within destination countries meaning traveling with us dramatically reduces your carbon footprint.
During your visit you will have the opportunity to visit some fascinating and informative ecological sights; a butterfly farm, a biological research station in Brauilo Carrillo National Park, the dwarf cloudforest of the Arenal National Park, the Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve and Cano Negro, a wildlife refuge, all are a great insight in to the natural history of Costa Rica and its precious eco-system. With Tortuguero National Park being home to Green Turtles as well as 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered mammals; among them are manatee, ocelot and jaguar, as well as over 300 bird species, there is no better destination to gain an understanding of the importance of nature and the environment. By visiting these sites you will be contributing to their continuation of work and study.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.
On the tour you will have the opportunity to visit a coffee plantation and sugar cane mill, an insight into the vital economies of the country and a visual understanding of its importance to the communities that live there. We use local suppliers where ever possible, from the local guides at coffee plantations to the rafting guides in the National Park to the local on the ground team that we work with to design your tour. We work hand in hand on this itinerary with our local operator, who employs on our behalf local group leaders, drivers and the local site guides we use throughout the itinerary, creating vital local employment.
During the tour your family will stay in smaller, locally owned hotels and lodges, and eat in friendly, small restaurants, favouring traditional dining and supporting local enterprise over larger chains. Your guides will be able to direct you to the best independent places to purchase souvenirs, supporting local artisans and tradespeople All of these small actions ensure that the financial benefits of your visit goes directly where it is needed most, into the local economies and supporting the regions which your family are exploring.
Your guide will ensure that clients are aware of local issues – such as religion, customs and sensibilities.