Flights via Madrid with Iberia. Transport minibus, boat and on foot.
14 nights 3 or 4 star hotels/lodges. We use small, comfortable hotels and lodges all with en suite facilities.
In Tortuguero we stay in a hidden riverbank lodge, perfect for wildlife viewing and bird watching.
Swimming pools in all locations, except San Jose. In Manual Antonio you can also swim in the sea.
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.
Reaching Costa Rica will involve approximately 14 hours of air travel and it can be hot and humid, especially on the Caribbean coast. These conditions can be tiring. Whilst the driving distances are not huge and most roads are good, some are of poor quality/pot holed, which can result in slow driving times. Particularly, this applies to the road going to Tortuguero and the roads in and out of Monteverde. There are a few long drives but most should not be more than approximately 3-4 hours.
There are dangerous insects and snakes present in the jungle and cloud forest, although attacks are extremely rare. Advice from the guide must be heeded at all times - it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children listen to the guide and don't stray from paths.
Anyone in reasonable health should be able to take part. The trip involves some fairly easy walks in tropical conditions, and you do not have to carry more than a daypack. Some activities may be changed as a result of the weather. Minimum age: 8 years old.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 7.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Our Family Group holidays usually cater for children from 5 years old. However, experience tells us that children tend to prefer mixing with their own age groups, especially teenagers. That’s why we’ve designated certain departures on our group trips as particularly recommended for teenagers. Whilst we don't restrict younger kids from joining these holidays, the 'recommended for teenagers' departures means there are likely to be other teenagers to share the experience with.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.