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Highlights
  • Tortuguero National Park : Explore ancient forests by boat and search for exotic animals including mischievous monkeys, beautiful birds and giant sloths in Tortuguero National Park.
  • Pineapple Plantation Tour : Learn to live off the land at a real working plantation! Discover Costa Rica's spirit of environmental respect and meet the people who live and work the earth every day.
  • Zip Lining In Arenal National Park: Zip line through treetops and soar across the sky above the rainforest canopy of Arenal National Park. Our guides help make this the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Tenorio River White Water Rafting: Enjoy a rafting adventure down roaring rapids and gushing waters on the Tenorio River (Class II - Class III) as you glide past a forest full of exotic creatures.
  • Private Catamaran Excursion: Cruise along the exotic Guanacaste coastline of Costa Rica's Gold Coast on this private tour. Drop anchor for some fun and frolicking on the white sand beaches or take a plunge and experience some idyllic snorkeling locations.

This trip has been discontinued. Instead see suggested itinerary for Costa Rica.


Uncover the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful  in the heart of the Central American rainforest. Our Costa Rica family vacations give you a new point of view  from above the treetops to within the river rapids of this ecological wonderland.

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Great trip! Kudos to Adventures by Disney for a really well done trip! September 2017

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I went on this trip with some misgivings, as my only other experience with this type of tour was a winter Tauck Family Bridges tour of Italy, that was not a good experience. Well, I am SO glad I went, as my daughter and I had a marvelous time. Disney did an amazing job of organizing this trip - I still can't believe how much they managed to fit into essentially 8 days. I also can't believe how much fun it all was! The guides were tremendous. First of all, unlike Tauck (where we traveled with one tour manager), here we had two guides with us the entire time - one a licensed guide in Greece (i.e., a native, very knowledgeable about the country and able to really take us through the historical and archaeological sites) and the other an American who has been guiding in Greece for years. The interaction between the guides was very warm, as was their way of relating to the guests. This was a complete contrast with Tauck. Here people really got to know each other, the young people had a great time with each other, and, of course, Greece itself is just magnificent. I will certainly travel with Disney again!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Accommodation: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel         

Arrive in San José

After you pass through customs, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist with your luggage. Relax as a driver whisks your family away to the nearby resort.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel

Set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, this beautiful colonial hacienda hotel is brimming with luxury. Unwind in the grand courtyard or enjoy the hotel's amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge and fitness center. If you wish to explore the area, your Adventure Guides can make suggestions.

Dinner On Your Own

Tonight, you and your family can enjoy the hotel's excellent restaurant or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend nearby local dining. Get ready — tomorrow you will begin your expedition into beautiful and breathtaking Costa Rica!

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Laguna Lodge

Breakfast and Flight

Kick off your week in the tropics with an early breakfast before you board a private charter for an exclusive flight to beautiful Tortuguero. Its name meaning "Land of the Turtles," Tortuguero is where the green sea turtles nest each year from July to September.

Visit to Sea Turtle Conservancy

Once you land in Tortuguero, take a short boat ride to the Sea Turtle Conservancy Center. Here you will learn about the renowned naturalist, Archie Carr, and his work with the endangered green turtles.

Tortuguero National Park

Sea turtles, toucans, sloths, white-headed capuchin monkeys and more inhabit the network of marshy islands that comprise this dazzling national park. Various habitats such as wetlands, canals and beaches weave together to create a vibrant tropical tapestry. A local expert privately guides you by boat through this remarkable place as you explore the flora and fauna.

Laguna Lodge

Once you land in Tortuguero, take a short boat ride to Laguna Lodge. With its organic architecture and whimsical interiors, this rustic lodge is nestled in the leafy rainforest overlooking a brilliant sapphire lagoon. Free from the distractions of civilization, the Laguna Lodge is an ecotourism hub without televisions or air conditioning (but with private bathrooms, hot water and ceiling fans). Relax as your Adventure Guides will check you into your hotel.

Lunch at Laguna Lodge

A delicious lunch awaits you in the hotel's thatched-roof restaurant as you eat with the other hotel guests.

Welcome Dinner

After your day of discovery, celebrate your arrival with a festive hotel welcome feast arranged especially for Adventures by Disney Guests. Get into the groove with a calypso band when they join the festivities.

Junior Adventurers Movie Night & Stargazing

After dinner, Junior Adventurers can enjoy a private Disney movie presentation followed by stargazing (weather permitting) with their families.

Nature Walk

Guests can opt to take a nighttime nature walk with a local expert to search for potential nesting sea turtles on the beach.* See if you can spot the green turtles, giant leatherbacks, hawksbill or loggerhead turtles that nest on the nearby beaches.

*Nighttime nature walk is available during Green Sea Turtles nesting season (July through September).

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Arenal Manoa

Journey to Arenal

After your last breakfast at the Laguna Lodge, board the river boat to begin your journey to Caño Blanco Dock, where you will continue by luxury motor coach* onto Sarapiqui. As the coach follows the road, your imagination follows stories about the surrounding land told by your Adventure Guides.

Lunch at Rancho Roberto's Restaurant

Stop in route to Sarapiqui for a very special lunch with your fellow Adventurers at this landmark restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine! The chef joins you at the table for a unique meet-and-greet.

Pineapple Plantation

Learn to live off the land at a real working plantation! Discover Costa Rica's spirit of environmental respect and meet the people who live and work the earth every day. After the plantation, continue onto Arenal!

Arrive at Arenal

Prepare yourself for the powerful sight of the Arenal volcano. It's a dramatic backdrop to the tranquil Hotel Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna, where your Adventure Guides will check you in upon arrival.

Dinner at the Hotel

Once you are settled, get ready for a private dinner at the hotel's restaurant or poolside (weather permitting) with your fellow Adventurers. As you dine, soak up the panoramic view of the beautiful Arenal volcano as it rises from the horizon, surrounded by verdant pastures and hillsides.

*The roads from Caño Blanco Dock are at times very uneven.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Arenal Manoa

Sky Trek to Zip Lining

Enjoy a scenic ride through the rainforest en route to the Sky Tram, where you will climb inside a gondola that carefully carries you over the ancient emerald woods. Take in the extraordinary views and observe how the vegetation changes as your gondola rises up the mountain.

Zip Line Adventure*

It's the adrenaline thrill of a lifetime! Strap on a harness, click onto suspended wires, and soar across the sky as you zip line through the rainforest treetops. Adventures by Disney has found the expert guides to make this an awesome adventure to remember. For Adventurers who do not meet Zip Line Adventure requirements, or do not want to take part, alternative activities, such as a nature walk with hanging bridges, will also be available.

Lunch On Your Own

After your high-speed ride through the wilds, tame your hunger with a hearty meal of Costa Rican cuisine.

Maleku Arts Experience

Learn some traditional crafts from some local artisans. Get the family together and connect with the culture and your creative side -- you may even design a keepsake of your own!

Hidalgo Hot Springs

Get whisked away to Hidalgo Hot Springs and immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water pools. These natural springs are heated by the Arenal volcano itself! So find a quiet corner and relax after the adventures of the day.

Dinner at Hidalgo Hot Springs

Sit down for a delicious evening meal of Costa Rican cuisine prepared in a traditional rustic kitchen, right there in the hot springs restaurant.

*For the zip line height restrictions apply for guests under 8 years of age.

Day 5

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: El Mangroove

Departure to Guanacaste

Have a buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing for breathtaking Guanacaste! Named after Costa Rica's national tree, this sun-kissed province is famous for its sparkling shorelines, exciting water sports and superb bird watching.

Tenorio River White Water Rafting* / Float Trip

Travel through the rainforest to the river for a wet and wild rafting adventure! Shoot down roaring rapids and bob over gushing waters as you glide by a forest full of exotic creatures. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class II - Class III rapids or opt for a serene float trip on gentler waters.

Lunch Overlooking the River

Top off your whitewater adventure with an unforgettable lunch overlooking the river.

Arrive at El Mangroove

Take in the sea breeze and luscious scenery as your Adventure Guides check you into the resort. Then spend the afternoon as you wish exploring the coastline, basking by the pool or sipping a cocktail in the bar.

Junior Adventurers Dinner and Movie Night

Dine at your leisure at the hotel restaurant. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers and the Adventure Guides get together for their own meal of kid-friendly fare. After dinner, Junior Adventurers can cuddle up with their families for a private Disney movie presentation at the hotel.

*The minimum age for white water rafting is 8 years old.

Day 6

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: El Mangroove

Private Catamaran Excursion

After breakfast at the resort, head down to the beach where you'll begin your catamaran adventure. The day is yours to enjoy as you discover secluded beaches, snorkel in the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean or simply relax while floating on the water. Partake in a snacks prepared by the crew. You also have the option to enjoy a light lunch at the hotel on your own.

On Your Own Beach Time

Hit the sand with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy an afternoon of water sports and fun in the sun. Or, find your spot in the sun and just kick back and share stories while catching some Costa Rican rays.

Mojito Making

Learn how to make this delicious rum cocktail the way the natives do. Junior Adventurers can kick back with a non-alcoholic drink.

Farewell Dinner

Celebrate the adventures of your trip over a festive dinner accompanied by lively regional music. Toast to all your newfound friends and the family memories you will cherish forever. Salud!

Day 7

Breakfast at El Mangroove

Enjoy an early last breakfast in paradise and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.

Transfers to Liberia Airport

Ride back to Liberia via private transfer to connect with your departing flight and say hasta luego until you return to the tropics!

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,239

Price Per Day:

$ 463 per person
 
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
  • Accommodations
  • Internal Flight Included
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Trip Excludes
  • International flights
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Internal airfare and ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Start City
San Jose
End City
Liberia
Cancellation Policy:

Unless stated otherwise in your Guest Confirmation, the following cancellation policy shall apply:

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date and Fee Amount

120 days or more is Deposit per Guest

119-90 days will be 50% of vacation package price per Guest

89-46 days is 75% of vacation package price per Guest

45 days or less will be 100% of vacation package price per Guest/td>

The cancellation fees set forth above shall apply irrespective of resale by us. In addition to the cancellation fees stated above, the cancellation fees that will apply if you cancel a pre- or post-stay hotel night booked through us (please see Arrive Early or Stay Late below) will follow the schedule above for cancelled vacation packages: 119-90 days: 50% of the total hotel cost for all nights reserved; 89-46 days: 75% of the total hotel cost for all nights reserved; 45 days or less: 100% of the total hotel cost for all nights reserved. Notwithstanding the above cancellation fee schedule, regardless of when you book, the Deposit is refundable for 14 calendar days after original booking. Cancellation policy for group travel may vary. Please contact your travel agent for complete details. The cancellation terms above apply only to the vacation package price and pre-/post-stay hotel night add-ons, and exclude, among other things, cancellation charges from air carriers. Please see Vacation Protection Plan and Adventure Travel Agreement, below.

For reservations made prior to January 1, 2016, the cancellation fees assessed will be based on the cancellation fees listed on the original Guest Confirmation unless the vacation commencement date or the chosen vacation package is modified or a new Guest is added to the reservation.

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