Family vacation in Costa Rica

“15 days, small group vacation around Costa Rica’s volcanoes, national parks, and rainforest. Run by family vacation experts, there are plenty of activities thrown in too. ”

Highlights

San Jose | Doka coffee plantation visit | Tortuguero National Park | Sarapiqui| Braulio Carrillo NP | Pacuare River rafting | Arenal Volcano | Hot spring baths | Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve | Canopy walk | Manuel Antonio NP | Carara Biological Reserve

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15 Dec 2018
US $ 3185
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05 Jan 2019
US $ 2835
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30 Mar 2019
US $ 2835
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06 Apr 2019
US $ 2835
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13 Apr 2019
US $ 2835
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06 Jul 2019
US $ 2835
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13 Jul 2019
US $ 2835
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27 Jul 2019
US $ 2835
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03 Aug 2019
US $ 2835
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10 Aug 2019
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17 Aug 2019
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21 Sep 2019
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21 Dec 2019
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28 Dec 2019
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Our top tip:
Think your teenage children don’t want to vacation with you anymore? This trip will change their mind.
Trip type:
Small group vacation.
Activity level:
Leisurely-moderate depending on ages of children.
Accomm:
Small hotels and eco lodges.
Included:
Flights, transfers, accommodation,14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. entry fees, transport.
Meals:
Check out the Casado (set lunch) at soda cafes, around £2.45
Minimum age:
5 years old.
Child price:
10% off the adult price
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Accepted
Vacation type
This trip is for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re traveling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the price of their trip. Traveling our way is a bit like traveling with a group of friends. Made up of 3-5 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off on these trips straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.

Our family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.

We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family vacation in Costa Rica

On this trip: Our policy of staying in locally owned hotels, having local guides and group leaders and using transport owned and operated by local people wherever possible is continued in Costa Rica. Our small groups (approx. 16 people) have a minimal impact on the fragile environment. All tour guides are responsible for ensuring that the guests understand the nature of the environment that they are in and minimise the impact that they may have. For every person who travels with us to Costa Rica, a contribution is made to the Fundacion Neotropica, which protects the rainforest and educates people about conservation. Our local agent is committed to responsible travel. We employ local guides and leaders.

Responsible code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does - full details of our code can be found on our website. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this trip’s responsibility in your trip notes.

Helping to minimise negative impact: All of our customers are invited to offset their international flight emissions. Contributions go to the Blue Ventures Carbon Offset program, a non-profit organisation which provides solar stoves for subsistence communities in Madagascar, benefiting the people and protecting the environment. We also contribute £2 per person towards offsetting of your in-country travel. We fully offset all emissions from our staff travel and run an energy efficient office.

Giving something back: We have a foundation that collects the funds that you donate to us to support our projects. All our customers are invited to make a £1 per person contribution to the foundation at the time of booking. We will match every contribution that you make with our own £1. You as a customer choose where these funds are used from a shortlist of nominated projects – so it really is YOUR foundation.

Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.

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