Take Your Family on a Tropical Adventure
Ecodestination has over fifteen years of experience designing customized tours for all ages and walks of life. Here are some examples of past tours:
Enjoy four days of fishing in diverse settings, using a variety of methods. Offshore deep-sea fish in Manual Antonio, try your hand at ocean kayak fishing in the Osa Peninsula, and spend a day fly fishing for mountain trout. When not fishing, enjoy white water rafting and visits to beautiful sights including volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs. Click here for details.
10-Day Peru, Machu Pichu, Cusco Vacation
Tour Lima. Visit Balastas Island and see Humboldt penguins. Fly over the Nasca lines. Explore Cusco and the breathtaking Machu Picchu. Visit the Circular Terraces of Moray and much more. Click here for details.
8-Day Tropical Family Adventure
This eight-day adventure features a bird’s eye view of the canopy while gliding through the treetops via sky tram. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Visit the Poas Volcano, go on a coffee plantation tour, and explore the La Paz waterfall gardens. Go horseback riding and river rafting on the Sarapiquí River and see macaws and crocodiles as you float down the Tarcoles River.
8-Day Preview trip for Educators
The best way to get a taste of what you will experience with your class is to take advantage of our eight-day preview trip. It provides the opportunity to meet the owner and a host of our guides who will be available to answer all of your questions and discuss any requested itinerary changes. Below are the details and dates of our next trip:
Upon your arrival in San Jose you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you may have the opportunity to explore this capital city.
The group will head straight for the Caribbean coast to enjoy lunch at the sloth sanctuary. From there, work your way to Matina through the banana plantations to the Matina dock, where you will transfer to a boat for a jungle cruise and a short hike to Serafin Turtle Station. At night the group will participate in its first turtle patrol looking for nesting turtles. The eggs will be relocated to the hatchery, tags will be recorded, and measurements will be taken.
Take a beautiful boat ride in search of crocodiles, howler monkeys, sloths, herons, and iguanas. After lunch hike through the jungle in the company of poison dart frogs, tent-making bats, and numerous species of birds. At night the group will participate in a second turtle patrol.
Depart early to enjoy a day of rafting on the Sarapiqui River. Then off to Don Juan Organic Farm, a completely self-sufficient farm- right down to the bovine methane gas that cooks the food. After enjoying a sustainable dinner, head for Arenal Volcano and the hot spring pools at the hotel.
Visit Venado cave in search of bats, blindfish, and remarkable subterranean coral reefs. During the afternoon hike to La Fortuna waterfall. In the evening you will head to the base of Arenal for a lecture in geology and volcanism.
Travel to the Monteverde cloud forest, crossing Lake Arenal by boat and travelling by horse back up across the continental divide into the cloud forest. After lunch there will be an opportunity to visit the butterfly gardens, hummingbird galleries, and serpentario.
Enjoy a wild ride through the treetops of the cloud forest as you navigate the cables of Monteverde’s ziplines. After lunch you will participate in one of the research projects at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. From here you will descend from the mountains back to the central valley and San Jose, stopping for a little shopping at Sarchi.
Sad goodbyes as you make your way to the airport. A quick trip to the central market may be possible depending on departure times.
Dates: July 12th-19th 2013.
Cost: $1125. per person (airfare, tips not included)
Group size: six
Included in the price are:
All meals, lodging, activities, park fees, and all transport, boats, horses, ziplines, You are guided 24 hours from arrival to departure by a trained naturalist and transported in your own private bus.
Not included: airfare and tips