Family Experience Costa Rica
- Night Hike in Montverde
- Zip lining in Montverde
- Guided hike through cloud forest
- 3 Nights Stay at Eco- ranch
- Chocolate workshop
- Hike to local swimming hole
- White water rafting excursion
- Estuary paddle tour of Isla Damas
- Beach time
- All meals included!
- International flights included!
An all-inclusive adventure with immaculate rainforests, warm rivers, white-sand beaches, and a Pura Vida (‘pure life”) lifestyle that is unmatched throughout the world.
This trip allows travellers to try all manner of outdoor sports; from mountains, to jungles and beaches, there is nothing we leave out. Our activities are all lead by experienced local guides who will not only teach us proper technique but will also teach us about local flora and fauna.
Trip itineraries are completely customizable for your desires and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica/Monteverde Cloud Forest
Arrive to San José and enjoy spectacular scenery as you make your way along the coast and through the mountains to Monteverde. Relax and get settled into your hotel before embarking on your guided night hike! Here you have the opportunity to search for night creatures such as spiders, snakes, sloths, kinkajous and more.
Day 2 - Monteverde Cloud Forest
This morning, you will have the opportunity to visit the famed Monteverde cloud forest. Situated at 1,200 metres above sea level, Monteverde is located right on the continental divide. The unique natural phenomena of mixing air currents from the warm Caribbean coast and the cool mountain range creates what is known as a cloud forest. Today we will have the opportunity to hike along lush forest trails, seek out the elusive quetzal bird and soar above the forest canopy on our included zip line tour. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Monteverde.
Day 3 - Puriscal Eco Ranch
Depart early morning and transfer to our eco-lodge in the mountains of Puriscal. This unique destination allows us to experience Costa Rica in a truly authentic way. Situated in a town of only 150 people, the eco-ranch is a permaculture farm and education centre that promotes environmental sustainability, community living and social consciousness. During our time here we will participate in a number of lectures and hands-on workshops that invite us to reflect on how we interact with our environment and introduce us to new ways of living.
This afternoon we will arrive just in time for lunch and a food-processing workshop followed by a group activity such as a soccer game with the local community.
Day 4 - Puriscal Eco Ranch
Today we will participate in workshops on natural building and permaculture! Get right into it and get your hands dirty, using the wattle and daub method, then later we will as have the opportunity to harvest local fruits and vegetables from the farm and use them to help cook tonight’s meal! Finish off the day with a walk through pristine forests to the onsite waterfall! Enjoy our delicious, organic dinner before participating in a final night’s reflection.
Day 5 - Puriscal Eco Ranch
Spend today relaxing and enjoying the natural setting. We will take a hike through pristine primary and secondary forests for a swim in a secluded river. Enjoy an afternoon walk to a locally owned chocolate farm and participate in a chocolate making workshop with lots of tasting guaranteed! In the evening relax in a hammock and enjoy the tranquility of our mountain paradise for one last night.
Day 6 - Manuel Antonio/White Water Rafting
Today we will wake up early and head out on a full day white water rafting adventure on the Savegre River! The Savegre is one of the best rivers for rafting in the world. Before we begin, paddling, safety and other on-river skills and instructions will be taught. We will need to work as a team to manoeuvre rapids. Along the way we’ll take a side hike to layered waterfalls and discover which one makes the best shower! Transfer in the afternoon to Manuel Antonio, relax and enjoy an evening meal in one of the most chic towns in Costa Rica.
Day 7 - Manuel Antonio/ Damas Estuary Kayaking
This morning we will embark on a guided walk through Manuel Antonio National Park. Our certified local naturalist guide will teach us about the local flora and fauna as well as talk about the impacts of tourism on the ecosystem. Here we have a good change of seeing several species of monkeys, sloths, lizards, toucans and many others animals. After our guided hike we will have time to swim in the pristine turquoise beach within the park limits. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the park or shopping around town.
Day 8 - Hermosa Beach/Surfing and Ziplining
Today we will enjoy a morning kayak paddle through the smooth inland waterways of the Damas Island Estuary. The estuary is home of some of the most unusual types of vegetation on the planet. Here you will float through the incredible mangrove forest silently watching a spectacular variety of birds, snakes, and anteaters. In the afternoon enjoy some beach relaxation time one of the most spectacular sunsets on the Pacific Coast.
Day 9 - Homeward Bound
Begin our journey home after an amazing trip to Costa Rica.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Costa Rica
BusPrivate coach bus as needed for duration of tour
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Eco LodgeEvolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily on trip. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
Costa Rica is ranked #1 in the Happy Planet Index.
Places You’ll Visit
Visit the national museum and central market.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Renowned for its biodiversity and beauty.
Multiple days at a self sufficient, rural Costa Rican eco lodge
White Water Rafting
Full day white water rafting adventure on the Savegre River
Surf lessons and ziplining