Highlights
  • Enjoy ziplining, kayaking and swimming, while exploring from Arenal to the Caribbean coast, as well as the remarkable habitats in between
  • Discover diverse wild creatures and their habitats as your expert guide shows you how to spot caimans, iguanas, poison dart frogs, monkeys, river otters, toucans and turtles
  • Choose from a motorized boat or a sit-on-top kayak to explore the creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park in search of diverse Costa Rican wildlife
  • Walk above the rainforest canopy on suspended bridges, viewing the natural wonder from a unique vantage point
  • Travel in comfort between Arenal and Tortuguero by private air charter
  • Enjoy the services of a dedicated Young Explorers Guide, who organizes activities for all age levels during a day in Tortuguero
  • Choose a July or August departure for a private night expedition to witness the nesting of the Atlantic green sea turtle under the starlit tropical sky

Fly through the rainforest on a thrilling zipline adventure, spot wildlife in Tortuguero National Park, walk among the treetops on scenic hanging bridges, and share kid-friendly activities led by an A&K Young Explorers Guide.

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Abercrombie & Kent Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.4 Guide
4.5 Activities
4.5 Lodging
4.5 Transportation
4.5 Meals
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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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GD

Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Recommends

Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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Recommends

Stunning holiday October 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Right from the very outset, I realised that I was in the hands of a professional and that was to be reflected and realised in our stunning holiday

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive San José, Costa Rica

Accommodation: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose

Arrive in San José, Costa Rica, where you are met and transferred to your hotel, a family-friendly colonial hacienda set on a 30-acre coffee plantation.

Day 2: San José/Tortuguero | Thrilling Zipline Adventure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Drive to the Atlantic Forest Zipline Adventure, a 1,200-acre nature reserve adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park, for an exhilarating zipline adventure. Fly through the forest canopy, enjoying a thrilling 360-degree view of the landscape below. Your family may also opt for an excursion through the rainforest canopy via aerial tram, viewing hanging gardens of plants and animals hidden high in the treetops. Enjoy lunch before continuing your exploration of Costa Rica by boat to Tortuguero and your lodge. Tonight, enjoy a fun family welcome dinner.

Day 3: Tortuguero | Rainforest River Voyage

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

Today, rise early for a guided birding walk before voyaging down the slow-moving tropical rivers that define Tortuguero National Park, one of the last large, intact tropical rainforests in Central America. Sight wildlife in the thick flora — perhaps monkeys, sloths, river otters, caimans, iguanas or poison dart frogs. This region is also perfect for birders, showcasing a multitude of avian species. Later, explore the village of San Francisco. If time permits, you may also visit a neighborhood school (when in session) or join local children in a game of soccer.

Day 4: Tortuguero | Kayaking the Flooded Forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Tortuga Lodge & Gardens

This morning, head north by motorized boat to Caño Palma (Palm Canal) for an exciting kayak adventure, paddling to beguiling places in the richest biological ecosystem in Costa Rica, led by an expert local guide. If you prefer, choose the optional motorized boat excursion. Journey to the mouth of the river to learn about the Atlantic green sea turtles that thrive on Tortuguero’s shores. You may wander the beach where thousands of these gentle vegetarians return to nest each year on the same stretch of sand where they were born. After lunch back at the lodge, the remainder of your day is at leisure to relax, take your children on a garden walk or enjoy fun in the sun at the pool.

Day 5: Arenal/La Fortuna | Farm Tour & Volcano Views

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Arenal Nayara Hotel & Garden

Fly to Arenal. Upon arrival, travel to Finca Burio (Burio Farm) and meet the owner, Don Juan. Join him on a tour through the plantations to learn the benefits and uses of fruit you may never have seen. Keep an eye out for colorful local bird species and learn to process sugar cane at a trapiche (sugar mill). Next, sit down for an organic lunch, prepared for you by Don Juan’s wife, Doña Yamileth. Afterward, depart for a short drive to your hotel at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Marvel at the famed volcano’s near-perfect cone, which soars 5,357 feet above sea level.

Day 6: La Fortuna | Scenic Hanging Bridges

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Arenal Nayara Hotel & Garden

After breakfast, set out for the picturesque Arenal Hanging Bridges with your private guide. The site was designed to blend with the natural environment, while leaving the forest habitat virtually intact. As you walk, observe the diversity of flora and wildlife, set against imposing views of the volcano. Later, visit the Hidalgo family’s hot springs, a less-populated alternative to the overcrowded springs found elsewhere in the area. Tucked nearly a mile off the main road between Lake Arenal Dam and La Fortuna, the springs consist of five free-flowing pools amid a natural river gorge. Cool off after your dip with smoothies and cocktails made with delicious local ingredients, and then enjoy an authentic meal for your farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Depart San José

Meals: Breakfast

Drive to San José International Airport for your departing flight.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 3,495

Price Per Day:

$ 499 per day
 
  • Child Pricing | Children under 12 sharing with an adult save $800.


Journey Details

  • Internal Air: Economy class from $345 (Tortuguero/Fortuna)
  • Pricing applies to children under 12 sharing with an adult.
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: arrive at San José International Airport at 11:00 a.m. on Day 7.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of A&K Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International and internal airfare
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Limited to 18 guests
Start City
San José, Costa Rica
End City
San José, Costa Rica
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 6

Trip ID#: FamCosAbe

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