Click to see trip plan

A FAMILY ADVENTURE

From

1,255

/ person
  • 1
  • 13 Days

Jessica

Tucaya Costa Rica

Every traveller is unique and so is every trip we organize!

  • Local time:19:55

A FAMILY ADVENTURE

Enjoy a real family holiday to reconnect both with nature and with you loved ones! See the highlights of the country with kids friendly activities and start making memories in family!

DAY 1

WELCOME TO COSTA RICA

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival at San Jose airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will escort you to your hotel in San Jose and give you your road book.

San Jose
DAY 2

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

Early transfer to Tortuguero pier where you will take a boat to Tortugero village, across Tortugero National Park. After visiting the village of Tortuguero, transfer to the lodge. After lunch, time at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities, or the numerous optional activities. Between June and October, you can take a night walk to witness sea turtle nesting (extra activity). Tortuguero National Park is the most important nesting site of the green turtle of the Caribbean coast in Tropical America Read more

Tortuguero, 2 nights
DAY 3

BOAT TOUR ON THE CANALS

After breakfast, boat tour across Tortugero National Park, to discover the fauna along the way! Later you will put on some rubber boots to discover the lush flora and fauna of the rainforest. Time at leisure in the end of the day to relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the lodge facilities.

Tortuguero National Park
DAY 4

SOUTH CARIBBEAN COAST

After breakfast you will take a boat back to Tortuguero pier. Arrival and transfer to the car rental agency to collect your car. You will depart to Puerto Viejo, on the beautiful south Caribbean coast. Arrival at the hotel and check-in. Time at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach, or enjoy the hotel facilities. Read more

Puerto Viejo, 2 nights
DAY 5

ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER TOUR

This morning, tour of the Jaguar Rescue Center: The Jaguar Rescue Center is a rehabilitation center for injured and abused animals. The tour will give you the chance to see the work of the employees and volunteers, and get a closer look at the wild animals of Costa Rica! Besides, the entrance fee will help the center in their actions. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the area. The best way to discover the place is on a bike! You can rent them in the village of Puerto Viejo or ask you hotel, they may have a few bikes for rent. Optionnal activities : Hike in Cahuita National Park : Cahuita National Park is a must see on the Caribbean Coast. You will have a walk on the seaside trails of the National Park, dotted with beautiful little bays, lined by coconut trees and protected by a coral reef. You can easily observe the wildlife: monkeys, birds, iguanas, raccoons, coatis, sloths and more might cross your path. Night tour in La Ceiba Reserve : : This tour starts with a delicious organic diner before going for a 2h hike across the deep forest of La Ceiba Reserve to watch the nighttime activities of nocturnal animals. Full day immersion in a Bri-Bri indigenous community : You will meet a Bri-Bri family, part of the Kekoldy community, who breeds iguanas and grows medicinal plants in their little farm. The Green Iguana is an endangered species due to intensive hunting and thanks to initiative such as this family’s, the number of green iguanas is slowly coming back to normal. You will also learn everything about cacao, a very important plant in the Bri-Bri culture due to its healing, spiritual and, of course, gustatory properties. You will end the day by going to a little waterfall in the forest to have a swim. Read more

Puerto Viejo
More Pictures
DAY 6

SARAPIQUI

Back to Guapiles by boat, then you’ll enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. The car rental agent will be waiting for you at this restaurant and he’ll give you the car. On the road to the north east of Costa Rica, to reach Sarapiqui a rich agricultural area (pineapple, palm hearts, pejibaye and guanabana). Arrival at the Finca Sura, Don Rodolfo’s and Doña Rosa’s farm, where they grow pineapples and other tropical fruits, in addition of being host for tourists willing to share the life of this typical rural costarican family for a day or two. Welcome drink and diner at the farm. Overnight in the finca in private room with private bathroom. Read more

Sarapiqui, 2 nights
More Pictures
DAY 7

RAFTING AND FARM TOUR

This morning, transfer to the rafting agency’s operations center. Load up for transport to Sarapiqui River. Safety orientation and paddle instruction with professional guides. You enter the river for a delightful afternoon among the primary forest! This afternoon, Don Rodolfo will show you around his farm and you will be able to taste a few of the farm products, such as pineapple, papaya, guanabana, ect. He will also explain you the sustainable actions undertaken in the farm to combine an agricultural activity with preserving the environment. Read more

Sarapiqui
DAY 8

ARENAL VOLCANO

You will continu northward to La Fortuna, a town situated on the foot of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica´s most famous one. Even if the Arenal Volcano activity decreased over the past 4 years, some clouds of smoke can still be seen going out of the crater when the sky is clear. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel and the area. Read more

La Fortuna, 2 nights
DAY 9

HANGING BRIDGES

In the morning, traditional farm tour: The owners will give you a tour of the farm, they will show you how to process the sugar cane with a traditional mill, and give you a few sugar cane made products for you to taste. You will then enjoy a tasty traditional lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Hanging Bridges: the bridges are situated in a 250Ha tropical forest private natural reserve. From the bridges you will have the best point of view on the forest canopy and on Arenal Volcano. The total length of the trails is 3km, where you will cross about 15 bridges. Read more

La Fortuna
DAY 10

OFF TO THE PACIFIC COAST

Today you will head to Nicoya Peninsula to get to the little seaside town of Samara. Arrival and check-in at the lodge. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities or the beach.

Samara, 2 nights
DAY 11

RELAXING TIME IN SAMARA

Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, the beach or to go and explore the area. Numerous activities are offer in the area such as boat tour, surf or stand-up paddle lessons, horseback riding, sea kayaking, hiking, ect.

Samara
More Pictures
DAY 12

BACK TO SAN JOSE

You will leave Samara to head back to San Jose. Depending on the time you get to San Jose, you could visit the city center, the Gold Museum, or the central market.

San Jose, 1 night
DAY 13

TIME TO GO BACK HOME

Off to Juan Santamaria International Airport for you flight back home. You will drop your car off at the car rental agency situated close to the airport. A free shuttle will take you to the airport.

San Jose

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 2
Location Tortuguero National Park
Day 4
Location Puerto Viejo
Day 6
Location Sarapiqui
Day 8
Location Arenal
Day 10
Location Samara

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer to your hotel on day 1
  • Phone support by our team all along the trip
  • 10 nights with breakfast in the mentioned hotels - depending on availability on the moment of the booking
  • Road and boat transfers in Tortuguero
  • Mentioned activities
  • Car rental from day 4 at 14h00 to day 11 at 14h00. Basic insurance, on-the-road assistance, and GPS included
  • Administration fees
  • $5/pers. : symbolic participation to eco-responsible missions undertaken by Tucaya Costa Rica

Package Excludes

  • International flights, cancelation, repatriation, luggage insurance
  • Additional car insurance, deposit for the car (750$ with basic insurance and 100$ with addicional insurance) and for the GPS (250$), and gas expenses.
  • Any meal that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
  • Any activity o entrance fee that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Anything not mentioned above in the “The price includes” section

More Information

  • SUBJECT TO HOTELS AVAILABILITY

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Christian, France

C’est un merveilleux pays, une découverte et des rencontres fabuleuses. Si, le paradis existe il est au costa rica!! Les gens sont souriants, accueillants, chaleureux, pas stressés, réconfortants nous avons beaucoup aimé aussi leur responsabilité écologique : le moindre village a ses poubelles de tri, même si c'est un simple bidon. Quand nous étions perdu il y avait toujours quelqu'un pour nous indiquer le chemin, et même sans que nous le demandions. On ne ressent pas comme dans d'autres endroits que le touriste n'est qu'une manne financière. Nous avons même sauvé un petit oiseau qui s'appelle « el amigo del hombre » des griffes d'une vilaine fougère!! Read more

Laurine, France

The tour that Tucaya organized was beautiful, the hotels were all superbly chosen, we had a really great time.

Gilbert, France

Fabulous journey filled with beautiful encounters, wonderful landscapes and discoveries! Exceptional flora and fauna with colors to give you the spin. We Will keep a wonderful memory of this trip. Thank you to all of you, and especially to The Tucaya which organized a super trip!

THE TEAM

Jessica

Elisa

Every traveller is unique and so is every trip we organize!

If you have any questions or you want to customize your trip we are here for you at any time.

  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Local time:19:55

BEST MONTHS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

SIMILAR TRIPS

WHY USE US

Your Dream Comes True

Easily find your favorite trip style and destination. Optimal matching with local travel professionals that will make your dream come true.

Best Quality

All our trips are quality assured by our experienced international travel teams. We’ve selected only the best destination management experts to ensure that your trip experience will be plain sailing all the way.

Fast and Easy

Find your favorite trip, pick your destination and plan your personalized vacation with a local expert in just 3 easy steps. No searching hundreds of websites! One place, all your dream vacations!

No Middleman

With Ollami, there’s no third party between you and the local experts. YOU pick your travel expert. YOU have full control of your costs and WE give you peace of mind that there are no hidden fees or charges.

Personal Reviews

All our reviews are written by REAL travelers who have experienced our service first hand. With Ollami you can expect great trips, real reviews and absolutely no surprises.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your experience is our priority. We offer secure payments, 24/7 professional customer service worldwide via phone, email, chat or Skype.