Costa Rica Family Vacation Package
Costa Rica Family Vacatio...
7 Days / 6 Nights
If Earth had a heart, it might be Costa Rica. Few countries on the planet offer the variations of terrain, climates, flora and fauna, so this is a rich learning ground to teach children about preserving and enjoying the environment. From animal life and outdoors to plenty of thrill-seeking and cultural experiences, there is much to explore. Your family will learn what the saying Pura Vida means and will hopefully bring that simple-life spirit home.
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Enjoy a guided journey through a day in the life of rural Costa Rica. Take part in activities like milking a cow, making “tortillas” and gathering vegetables from a local garden. Experience the milling of sugar cane, typical dances and collecting water from our handmade well. Plant a tree that is in danger of extinction and enjoy an organic lunch made with products harvested from the property.
Raft the class III-IV rapids of the Toro River or Sarapiqui, which offer some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. Your journey begins with a 1-hour scenic drive through the eastern portion of central Costa Rica, amid beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop. Then you will take the plunge and head down river.
Discover the secrets behind the production of one of the world’s finest delicacies: chocolate, starting from its origins and the uses it has had since its early beginnings. This 2-hour, hands-on program will allow you to learn many interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, Learn about harvesting, drying, grinding and the traditional drink of our ancestors, and enjoy some high-quality organic chocolate.
Our CommUnity Impact Tours give travelers a truly global perspective — an inside look at what is being done in their destination to renew social, ecological and cultural resources and help these communities flourish. Through these immersive, one-a-kind experiences, our travelers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, customs and problem-solving techniques in the spirit of mutual respect, and to contribute with time or resources to emerging communities.
Obras Del Espiritu Santo is a non-profit organization founded by the priest Sergio Valverde who started feeding homeless people 15 years ago. Since then it has grown into the well-known organization it is today. The organization has 38 different ministries focused on diverse social aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at risk. This institution provides counseling and motivational programs to homeless people and to individuals who are currently in prison. During your visit, you will share a special time with the children and will visit the small zoo that priest Sergio has created in the community. You will have an opportunity to share with the children your culture and language while being accompanied by a bilingual guide.
The “Wild Animal Rescue Center, Volunteer Programs and Spanish School” tour allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation. During the tour, you will walk around the property accompanied by a guide to visit each of the enclosures. In that way, you will learn important information of the onsite species: the habitat where they live, source of food, social behavior, and whether the animal is listed as endangered (national and international) and why. When this activity ends, there is a break for the participants, including coffee, natural juice and tropical fruits. After that, you’ll start with the volunteering, which consists of preparing food for the animals and feeding them.
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Enjoy canopy ziplining, horseback riding, river and mangrove kayaking or surfing lessons. Or simply visit the village and its innovative cultural program that pairs established Costa Rican artists with local counterparts, transforming the village into a living museum featuring colorful murals, installations and sculptures. You will enjoy an authentic cultural experience by visiting the art studios, purchasing signature pieces or creating art with local artists. The stay includes one complimentary eco-adventure, cultural activities and learning sessions to make your visit fun, meaningful and unforgettable.
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