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Costa Rica Vacations May 28, 2008

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The Eco Interactive Signature Eco Family Vacation

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Seven Day Costa Rican Vacations

Family Adventure – La Fortuna Rainforest and Volcanos, Tamarindo Beach All Inclusive

Eight Day Costa Rican Vacations

San Jose, La Paz Waterfalls, Volcanos, Caño Negro, Manuel Antonio

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Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio

Twelve Day Costa Rican Vacations

Sarapiqui River Float, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Tamarindo Beach

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Eco Interactive Signature Family Vacation Experience – Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, La Fortuna and Kids Saving the Rainforest May 26, 2008

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This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $8151
Value Vacations Starting at $4116
Budget Vacations Staring at $3387

Itinerary at a Glance

Day One – Arrive in Costa Rica
Day Two – Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Day Three – Manuel Antonio Park / KSTR Learning Center
Day Four – Mangrove Tour / Day at the Beach
Day Five – Rainmaker Reserve / Family Reforestation Project (optional)
Day Six – Transfer to Monteverde / Children’s Eternal Forest
Day Seven – Arenal Volcano Discovery / La Fortuna Adventure
Day Eight – Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride
Day Nine – Eco-Cultural Tour / Poas Volcano / La Paz Waterfall Gardens / Artisans of Sarchi / San Jose
Day Ten – Return Home.

Magical Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe Manuel Antonio Park is the crown jewel of the Costa Rican National Park system and the pinnacle of the Costa Rican eco adventure experience. Eco Tourism was literally invented in Manuel Antonio. Through the Eco Interactive Experience your family will have an opportunity to explore three critical Costa Rican habitats, the Coastal Rainforest on Manuel Antonio Park, Mountain Rainforest of Rainmaker Private Reserve and the Marine Mangrove Swamps of Damas Island.

Costa Rica VacationDay One – Arrival in Costa Rica

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Day Two – Transfer to Magical Manuel Antonio
Take the day to explore and relax. Visit the incomparable beaches of Manuel Antonio

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Day Three – Manuel Antonio Park Tour / Kids Saving the Rainforest
Manuel Antonio National Park encapsulates the quintessential eco tourism experience: incredible beaches, magnificent offshore islands, and lush rainforest teaming with wildlife. Manuel Antonio Costa Rica VacationThe easy to navigate trails make this an ideal venue for your family to have an intimate encounter with nature. In Manuel Antonio Park you find monkeys (including the endangered Mono Titi), sloths and coatimundis. The experience is truly amazing. Your bi-lingual naturalist guide will open the secrets of the park to you in ways that you would never have thought possible.

Following the tour of the National Park, you will be taken Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Vacationto the Kids Saving the Rainforest Education Center. As part of the Kids Saving the Rainforest Experience, your family will learn about carbon footprint and how to take steps toward a carbon neutral lifestyle. We also provide your family an opportunity to participate in important reforestation projects and to learn the importance of reforestation in fighting the global warming phenomenon.

Day Four – The Exotic Mangrove Swamp Tour
Damas Island, just 30 minutes from your hotel, is an amazing example of mangrove swamp habitat teaming with wildlife. The mangrove swamps filled with crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds and reptiles.

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Within this habitat you will find whiteface monkeys, caymans, boas and on rare occasion the silky anteater. There are recent reports that a troop of endangered Mono Titi Squirrel monkeys have moved into the habitat. This tour can be experienced from the comfort of a canopied powerboat or for a more intimate experience we have a kayak tour available as well. With experienced bilingual guide will share the beauty and natural history of the canals.

Day Five: Rainmaker Canopy Bridge Tour and Conservation Project / Kids Saving the Rainforest / Rainforest Reforestation Program.
Eco Interactive has established a special partnership with the Rainmaker Conservation Project, within which we have incorporated the Kids Saving the Rainforest program.

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe Rainmaker Private Reserve is one of the last remnants of primary rainforest in the Central Pacific. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica. During your tour you will cross suspension bridges that transverse the canopy and learn about endangered species that you will find nowhere else on earth. During the tour, your family will explore one of the most important biological habitats in the entire world. Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica VacationThe astonishing views of the coastline, mountain streams, waterfalls and the magnificence of it’s rainforest, makes Rainmaker an essential destination for nature lovers.

Following your tour at the Rainmaker Reserve, your family will have an opportunity to participate in their very own reforestation project, supported by Kids Saving the Rainforest. Your mini-reforestation project will not only offset the carbon footprint from your vacation, but also help to establish important habitat for endangered species.

Day Six – Monteverde -The Children’s Eternal Forest

La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family VacationThe Children’s Eternal Forest is one of the oldest nature reserves in all of Central America. The diversity and grandeur of this remarkable eco-system is unsurpassed. Following 45 minutes drive by bus, the adventure begins with an enthralling sixty-minute drive in a 4×4 to the scientific station of Pocosol. Accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide, this excursion circumnavigates a stunning volcanic lake at more than 3000 feet elevation. During your 4-hour experience you will explore the rich diversity of one of the most amazing ecosystem. Along the way you encounter will small volcanic fumaroles and rare and exotic wildlife the likes of which you will find nowhere else.

Day Seven- Arenal Volcano Discovery and La Fortuna Adventure
Arenal Costa Rica Vacation Against the backdrop of the fiery Arenal Volcano rests an adventure destination unlike any other in the world. In Arenal/La Fortuna you will find exciting adventure tours, hiking, trekking, bird watching, horseback riding, kayaking, and canoeing. Settle into your hotel, relax and prepare for the next days adventure.

Day Eight – The Amazing Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride.

Costa Rica Family VacationCosta Rica is famous for originating the Canopy Tour and the Canopy Tours in the rain forests of Costa Rica remain unequaled.

Your day’s adventure begins when you arrive at the stables for your safety briefing. After you are fitted up with your equipment, you will mount up, and ride 45 minutes through a pasture and wooded area that is host to monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other birds. La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family Vacation(This activity can also be done with or without the horseback portion of the tour)

Your family will dismount as they arrive at the edge of the primary rainforest. Your guide will take you on a short hike to introduce you to another of the regions unique habitats. This forest provides habitat for white faced and howler monkeys, unusual rodents, an amazing variety of birds, along with unique species of orchids and other canopy plant life.

La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica Family VacationThe tree top canopy tour not only offers a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe wildlife high in the canopy that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience.

Your family will fly from treetop to treetop along zip lines stretched above the canopy. From each individual platform you family will have an opportunity to observe the forest from different perspectives and to photograph the beautiful landscapes that are otherwise inaccessible. All the platforms are designed for observation of wildlife and are managed to insure there is no damage done to the forest.

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Day Nine – Eco-Cultural tour on route to San José.
We leave at 7:30 with course to Varablanca. The first hour of the travel is through the San Carlos plain, a fertile and rich land where we can find plantations of yucca, orange, corn, rice, papaya, sugar cane, coconuts, passion fruit, forest plantations and pastures. This zone bathed by pristine rivers, among them San Carlos River, protects important areas of tropical forest inside national parks and nature preserves.
After passing by Varablanca the ascent toward the central volcanic mountain range starts in which are located some of the more active volcanoes of Costa Rica.

This itinerary will take us for exuberant landscapes with cascades and forests.

At about 9:30 a.m. we will make a stop for around 2 hours in La Paz Waterfall Gardens. A beautiful place which combines the impressive tropical forest with tropical gardens, also we will visit the biggest butterfly garden in the world, and observe hundreds of hummingbirds feeding in the gardens while we follow the path that goes beside the river to observe 5 astonishing waterfalls that give a beautiful show for the view.
After the visit we continue the journey to eat lunch in a restaurant of typical foods. After the lunch us we leave toward Sarchí, well-known city as the cradle of the craft of Costa Rica. Here we will stop for a while so you have the opportunity to buy some memories of their trip.

Day Nine – Departure for Home

The Ultimate Costa Rican Family Adventure Vacation for Active Families May 26, 2008

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Family Vaction Rafting Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $ 7865
Value Vacations Starting at $ 4216
Budget Vacations Staring at $ 3027

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day One – Arrive Costa Rica & Transfer to La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano
Day Two to Four – La Fortuna Adventure Activities Options

Canopy Tour & Horseback Ride Combo / White Water Rafting / Canyoning
Hiking & Suspension Bridges / Mountain Biking / Windsurfing Lessons
Day Five – Transfer to Magical Manuel Antonio
Day Five to Eight – Manuel Antonio Adventure Activities Options

Ocean Kayaking / Mangrove Tour / Surf Lessons / Mountain Biking
Horseback Riding / Hiking / White Water Rafting / Nature Tours
Day Eight – Transfer to San Jose
Day Nine – Depart for Home.

The Eco Interactive Active Families series was developed for on-the-go families with active teenagers. Costa Rica provides the ultimate in exciting and safe activities for your family. Arenal Costa Rica VacationFeel the rush as you repel down cascading waterfalls, plunge down the whitewater on the Pacuare River, fly through the jungle on a zip line in the treetops, and explore secluded Costa Rican beaches by horseback. The options are almost staggering. We have designed our offering to provide our families with flexibility; the chance for teenagers to enjoy some independence as well as the opportunity for everyone to relax, have fun and try new things together.

La Fortuna and Arenal – The Ultimate Active Family Destination

Days Two to Four

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There is no other destination in the world with such a rich assortment of exciting activities as the area around La Fortuna Costa Rica. Set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in the world, this is a destination that has something for everyone. Your only regret will be that you did not have more time to delve into all that this area has to offer.

Canopy Tour / Horseback Riding Combination

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The canopy tour experience is a favorite for families with children of all ages. This is a “not to be missed” experience for the active family. This tour is 100% above the ground. The tour starts with a horseback ride through open lands to the edge of the forest. Your bilingual guide will introduce you to unique features and wildlife that you will encounter along the way.

Upon arrival in the forest, your family will harness up for their treetop adventure. Costa Rica VacationYour safety is guaranteed with dual safety lines at all times, making this among the safest of all activities. With platforms high above the forest floor, you actually feel like you are inside a world all its own. In fact you are! This is an intimate experience with the forest canopy and you will soon forget that you are high above the ground. The canopy is home to many species and there is only one way to experience this unique habitat. After finding your way into the tops of giant trees, you will glide from tree to tree on steel cables from one platform to the next in complete confidence. This is pure adrenaline and thrills, yet an activity safe for all ages.

White Water Rafting

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The Río Toro will excite your family with a series of over 45 continuous class III-IV rapids. This excitement filled adventure will take you through tropical rain forest reaming with wildlife. You will spend more than two and a half hours rafting through unexplored, tropical wilderness on a personalized, small-group tour. The exciting Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.

Canyoning

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Canyoning in Costa Rica is a unique experience. Unlike other destinations, the rainforest setting adds another dimension to this adrenaline packed activity. We offer a series of descents down waterfalls immersed in the crystal waters of remote jungle waterfalls. With a total focus on safety, that includes safety lines and straps, you are harnessed in and descend on ropes down the face of shear rock walls. With an incredible array of wildlife all around you and the rush of the passing river, this is a safe and action packed experience that your family will never forget.

Mountain Biking Tours

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For those that want to push themselves a little, there is nothing like the experience of mountain biking through a tropical jungle. We offer a number of mountain biking options to offer that adrenaline rush to those of all levels.

Hiking

Costa Rica VacationHike La Fortuna Waterfall. After breakfast we will transfer to the La Fortuna Waterfall for our morning hike. This slightly challenging hike will take us down the slopes of the La Fortuna Canyon to the base of this breathtaking waterfall. After our descent, we will relax or even take a swim in the pool at the base of the falls.

Windsurfing Lessons

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Set against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the balmy waters of Lake Arenal are among the worlds’, finest for windsurfing. In fact, Lake Arenal is ranked as one of the top windsurfing destinations in the world. Windsurfing lessons are available for all skill levels or you can rent your own equipment and head out on your own.

Manuel Antonio – Sand, Sea, Rainforests and Wildlife

Days Five to Eight

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

Manuel Antonio is the jewel of the Pacific. Set against the backdrop of pristine beaches, lush rainforest and exotic wildlife, Manuel Antonio has something for everyone. Along with the assortment of adventure activities, Manuel Antonio offers a range of fine restaurants, wonderful resorts and a vibrant nightlife.

Suggested Active Family Options for Manuel Antonio:

Ocean Kayaking

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

Quietly gliding through water is one of the best ways to engage with wildlife. On our challenging half-day journey along the coastline of Manuel Antonio you will explore remote and uninhabited islands and inlets that provide habitats for many species of marine wildlife. Sea kayaking provides an intimate encounter with life above and below the ocean’s surface. On this tour you may encounter dolphins, sea turtles, or flying fish.

Mangrove Kayaking

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

For a tamer kayaking experience, your family may choose to explore the protected estuaries of Damas Island, just 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio. As you safely navigate the maze of lush mangroves you are guaranteed an up-close and personal encounter with the amazing wildlife in this unique habitat. Within the Mangrove you will find an unsurpassed variety of creatures, including white-faced monkeys, exotic birds, and unusual reptiles. Among the most interesting is the famous Jesus Lizard, known for its unique ability to walk across water. Some of these lizards approach three feet in length. The mazes of mangrove canals create a feeling of anticipation, as you never know what you will find around each and every corner.

Surf Lessons

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

Whether you are seven years old or seventy, beginner or experienced, we offer an exciting and safe surfing experience.

For those that have never surfed, we will have you up on a board and surfing in no time. Before getting into the water our bilingual instructors will give you a safety talk and demonstrate the basic surfing techniques. When you are ready, an instructor will accompany you into the waves so you can try the real thing!

For those of you that already know how to surf, we organize expeditions to world-class surfing beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playa del Rey, Dominical as well as our very own Manuel Antonio Beach.

Mountain Biking

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

The surrounding mountains and jungles of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park provide a perfect setting for every mountain bike riding level. Guided tours are available to explore hidden waterfalls, traverse steamy jungle paths and thrill at glorious coastal vistas from the mountains above. Your bilingual tour guides are both expert cyclists and naturalists. During this tour your family will enjoy the mist-filled jungles, hidden waterfalls and unworldly views that await you in these adrenaline-charged adventures. In addition to the regularly offered mountain bike tours, we can customize an adventure to perfectly suit your family’s needs and experience level.

Horseback Riding

Your family will enjoy our guided horseback riding excursions that will take you through the jungles and hills to nearby waterfalls, including the famous Los Tucanes waterfall. We also offer a unique horseback tour of the exotic Damas Island estuary. You will uncover the secrets of the forest by learning about medicinal and curative plants. Find toucans in our exotic primary forest. Enjoy a relaxing stay at waterfalls and natural pristine pools. After the ride, visit the waterfalls where you can swim and relax or walk the rainforest trails.

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Costa Rica Vacation Packages May 17, 2008

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Seven Day Costa Rican Vacations

Family Adventure – La Fortuna Rainforest and Volcanos, Tamarindo Beach All Inclusive

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San Jose, La Paz Waterfalls, Volcanos, Caño Negro, Manuel Antonio

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Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio

Twelve Day Costa Rican Vacations

Sarapiqui River Float, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Tamarindo Beach

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7 Day – La Fortuna Rainforest and Volcanoes, The Beautiful Beaches of Tamarindo #F07-001 May 16, 2008

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Costa Rica Family Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $7576

Value Vacations Starting at $6276

Budget Vacations Starting at $4597


Day 1 – Arrival in Costa Rica – Journey to La Fortuna, Mecca for Adventure Seekers

Costa Rica Family Vacation

You will arrive at Liberia Airport and connect with your private transfer to La Fortuna (approximately 3 hours). Along the way you will encounter the Majestic Arenal Volcano emerging from a carpet of tropical rainforest. During the journey you are free to stop along the way for viewpoints, bathroom breaks or restaurant stops. Enjoy your private tour and get your first taste of Costa Rica. You have just arrived in Costa Rica and the adventure has already begun.

Day 2 – River Float Trip on the Rio Penas Blancas

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After a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, get ready for your first day of adventure! Today you will venture through a tropical jungle on a safari float trip down the Rio Penas Blancas. After a brief 20-minute drive to the lower Penas Blancas River, and a safety briefing by your naturalist guide, we will launch inflatable rafts on this slower moving Penas Blancas through an amazing rainforest teaming with wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour float excursion. Your bilingual naturalist guide will share with you his vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of the region.

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As you progress down the river you will come to the farm of Don Pedro where you will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal glimpse of traditional Costa Rican farm life. Don Pedro will greet you personally and show you a little of the famous Costa Rica hospitality known as “Pura Vida.” Departing the home of Don Pedro, the final 40-minute segment of your river float experience will pass by the extraordinary vistas of Boca Arenal.

The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy poolside at the hotel -or- you may choose to visit the many natural hot springs or the nearby town of Fortuna for some local flare and restaurant options. Dinner on your own.

Day Three – Rainforest Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride

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Costa Rica is famous for its Canopy Tours. This is a not to be missed Costa Rica original. We will start our adventure with a 40-minute horseback ride through the Costa Rican countryside, followed by a short hike through a tropical rain forest. Along the way your naturalist guide will provide you with insights into the Flora and Fauna that you will encounter along the way. Common to the area are white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, agoutis, a variety of snakes, and great diversity of birds.

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The excitement and anticipation builds as you arrive at the edge of the rainforest and the first platform. High up in the canopy, you can glide through the forest via ropes and cables. This is an exciting and safe adventure for all, combined with an educational experience that you will never forget. The Canopy Tour concludes with a rappel ending at the edge of the rainforest and a picturesque river bend.

The rest of the day is yours to relax in the hot springs, go for a volcano exploration hike or hang out at the pool at your hotel!

Day Four – Journey to the Beaches of Tamarindo

Costa Rica Family Vacation

After a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, you will be transfered to the El Tanque airstrip for your flight to the beaches of Tamarindo! (Ground transfers also available. Air Transfer: 30 minutes / Ground Transfer 5.5 hours). You will be greeted at the Tamarindo Airstrip and provided a private transfer to one of the most family friendly resorts in all of Costa Rica, The Paradisus Playa Conchal!

Paradisus Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive resort with all the amenities you could ask for in a family oriented resort. Special Family Concierge Service offers the unique concept of Family Vacation Service.

Days Five & Six Paradisus Playa Conchal All-Inclusive Family Resort

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Paradisus Playa Conchal has it all: relax at the beach, sunbathe by the pool, exclusive kids climbing wall and you can eat and drink to your hearts content…it’s all included!

Day Seven – Depart for Home

Wake up, eat breakfast and enjoy every last minute possible of the beach and tropical setting.

Your private transfer will be there promptly to get you to the Liberia airport in time for your domestic flight home.

8 Day – San Jose, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Volcanos, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Magical Manuel Antonio – Carbon Neutral Vacation May 14, 2008

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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

8 Day Luxury Vacations
Starting at $6991
8 Day Value Vacations
Starting at $3351
8 Day Budget Vacations
Starting at $2667
8 Day Private Villa Vacations
Available Upon Request

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose
Day 2 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls
Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Conservation Project.
Personal Reforestation Project
Day 7 Return to San Jose
Day 8 Departure for home


Day 01 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose

San Jose Costa RicaArrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival a representative Eco Interactive will meet you at the gate and provide you all the information for your vacation along with providing you a transfer to your hotel. Private transportation is arranged to transport you to your Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Soak up the tropical breezes, refresh, relax and enjoy. You have arrived in Costa Rica.

Breakfast included. (Costa Rican Cuisine)

Day 02 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano Coata Rica VacationFollowing a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, a representative of Eco Interactive will meet you at the hotel and provide a private transportation for your days adventure. The first stop will be the famous Poas Volcano followed by the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

As your climb in elevation you will experience the first of the varied micro-climates of Costa Rica. The temperature dips as you enter lush cloud forest of the Poás Volcano. The Poas Crater is stunning in both its magnitude and its appearance. Nearly a mile wide and a thousand feet deep, you will experience the thrill of standing at the abyss of one of natures most powerful vistas.

La Paz Waterfall Costa Rica VacationThe next stop is the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Nature Park. Here you will encounter one of the most spectacular Butterfly Gardens in all the world. Costa Rica has more species of butterflies than the entire continent of Africa and here you will be amazed at the overwhelming variety. Next you will have an opportunity to explore the spectacular trails of La Paz that will lead you to the magnificent Magia Blanca Falls. Following your explorations of the park, enjoy lunch before continuing on your adventure.

Sarapiqui is one of the most diverse regions in Costa Rica, offering a mosaic of mountains, plains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, forests, fruit farms and cattle ranches. Afternoon free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

Once we arrive at Puerto Viejo (Old Port), we will be ready to enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Sarapiquí River, just sit back and observe the wildlife that is around you. Before returning to San Jose we will drive through the unforgettable rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves for Costa Rica.

Breakfast is included

Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

Arenal Costa Rica VacationAfter breakfast you will be provide with a private transfer to the Arenal Area. (Approximate driving time: 3 1/2hrs, 30 minute flights also available).
One of the most active volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area. The flawless silhouette of Arenal Volcano, its loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash are a sight not to be missed by any visitor to Costa Rica. But by no means these are not the only attractions of this area. Bass fishing, windsurfing, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge make this an ideal stop for many travelers.

Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Cano Negro Costa Rica VacationOften overlooked by visitors to Costa Rica, Caño Negro is one of the three most important wetlands in the entire world and is set in one of the most remote and isolated destinations in Central America. This is a true wilderness experience worthy of an episode of National Geographic. More than 200 species of exotic birds, many extremely rare, inhabit this extraordinary destination. You will enjoy a boat excursion through an amazing tropical wilderness with a naturalist guide that will unlock the many secrets of the Caño Negro. For bird watchers, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is perhaps the richest sites in the entire Western Hemisphere. An extraordinary variety of mammals and reptiles also. Caño Negro is a biological treasure of global proportion.

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Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive will arrange a pick up at your hotel and provide private tour to the famous Manuel Antonio, Quepos (Air transport available).
Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Manuel Antonio is also the home of the highly endangered Mono Titi squirrel monkey. Mono Titi Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive is involved in efforts to save the wonderful creature. Along with the extraordinary natural experience, Manuel Antonio offers all the amenities of a world-class destination. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park. Options abound here! Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon hideaway or an action-packed visit, this premier destination has the answer.
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Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park, and Rainmaker Conservation Project. Personal Reforestation Project

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationRainmaker Reserve is one of the last remaining primary rain forest on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica. The Rainmaker reserve features six suspension bridges totaling 250 meters, spanning from platforms attached to massive hardwood trees to create the most impressive Canopy Walk in Costa Rica. It is also home to 25 species of rare and exotic frogs, including the Harlequin Toad, which was once thought to be extinct.

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationFor that are environmentally conscious, Eco Interactive has made special with Rainmaker Conservation Project and Kids Saving the Rainforest to provide with everything you need for your own personal reforestation program. Not only will you plant enough trees to offset the carbon footprint of your vacation, you will be helping to expand critical rainforest habitat.

Breakfast Included

Day 7 Do you know the way to San Jose?

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Not to worry, we know the way there and Eco Interactive will provide your return to San Jose in private discovery tour over mountains and through valleys. Spend your last night kicking up your heals in one of Latin America’s finest cities.

Day 8 Departure

Transfer will be provided to the International airport.
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12 Day – Sarapiqui River Float Adventure, Arenal Volcano and Hanging Bridges, Magical Monteverde and the Beaches of Tamarindo F12-001 May 13, 2008

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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

12 Day Luxury Family Vacation
Starting at $ 10338 per Family
12 Day Value Family Vacation
Starting at $ 5844 per Family
12 Day Budget Family Vacation
Starting at $ 4046 per Family

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 01 Arrival in San Jose Costa Rica
Day 02 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls
Day 03 Sarapiqui River Float Tropical Rain Forest Excursion

Day 04 Journey to Arenal Volcano Discovery Tour
Day 05 Arenal Volcano, Up Close and Personal
Day 06 Magical Monteverde and the Children’s Eternal Forest
Day 07 Monteverde Canopy Bridge Eco Experience
Day 08 to 10 The Sun Kissed White Sands Beaches of Tamarindo
Day 11 San Jose, Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capital
Day 12 Departure

Day 01 Arrival in San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose Costa RicaArrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival a representative Eco Interactive will meet you at the gate and provide you all the information for your vacation along with providing you a transfer to your hotel. Transfer to your Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Soak up the tropical breezes and relax. You have arrived in Costa Rica.

Breakfast included. (Costa Rican Cuisine)

Day 02 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano Coata Rica VacationFollowing a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, a representative of Eco Interactive will meet you at the hotel and provide a private transportation for your days adventure. The first stop will be the famous Poas Volcano followed by the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

As your climb in elevation you will experience the first of the varied micro-climates of Costa Rica. The temperature dips as you enter lush cloud forest of the Poás Volcano. The Poas Crater is stunning in both its magnitude and its appearance. Nearly a mile wide and a thousand feet deep, you will experience the thrill of standing at the abyss of one of natures most powerful vistas.

La Paz Waterfall Costa Rica VacationThe next stop is the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Nature Park. Here you will encounter one of the most spectacular Butterfly Gardens in all the world. Costa Rica has more species of butterflies than the entire continent of Africa and here you will be amazed at the overwhelming variety. Next you will have an opportunity to explore the spectacular trails of La Paz that will lead you to the magnificent Magia Blanca Falls. Following your explorations of the park, enjoy lunch before continuing on your adventure.

Sarapiqui is one of the most diverse regions in Costa Rica, oferring a mosaic of mountains,plains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, forests, fruit farms and cattle ranches. Afternoon free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

Breakfast included.

Day 03 Sarapiqui River Float Tropical Rain Forest Excuretion

Sarapiqui River Costa Rica VacationAfter breakfast, a representative of Eco Interactive will meet you at the hotel and provide a transportation to your Rio Sarapiqui Adventure. Ease into one of the more quiet sections of Río Sarapiquí. Soak up the ambiance of the tropical rain forests of the Caribbean climate. These dense forests are surreal in their lush density as you descend into tropical world unlike any other. Upon arrival to Río Sarapiquí, your river guides will outfit you with life-jackets, paddles, a safety orientation for the river along with a little Costa Rican hospitality Costa Rica Vacationknown as Pura Vida (Pure Living). You will begin rafting where the Class III trip finishes and continue down to Puerto Viejo. In some parts of the river you will pass green pastures and farmland, and delight in the sight of local children frolicking along shore. Rio Sarapiqui winds along the borders of the La Selva Biological Reserve – one of Costa Rica’ most important and diverse habitats.

For lunch, you will enjoy a picnic Costa Rican style in the lush tropical rain forest.

Day 04 Journey to Arenal Volcano Discovery Tour

Arenal Costa Rica VacationYour adventure continues to La Fortuna, home of the Arenal Volcano. Along the way you will take in the sites and sounds of yet another of Costa Rica’ varied and diverse habitats. Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes of the world. Lined with tranquil cloud forests, and adorned by the magnificent Lake Arenal, this is a truly world class experience. A visit to Arenal Volcano is both ominous and sublime, with loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash. Set against a dizzying array of wildlife, the adventure of the experience will create memories to last a lifetime.

In the afternoon you will have time to relax and appreciate the symmetrical silhouette of the Arenal Volcano at sunset.

Breakfast included.

Day 05 Arenal Volcano, Up Close and Personal

Arenal Costa Rica VacationFollowing a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, your guide will take you to the Hanging Bridges of Arenal. There,you will enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping. Designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world, you can be assured of a safe adventure for children ages 1 to 99.

Your naturalist guide will unlock the secrets of the rain forest. Set against the imposing vistas of the Volcano, your journey along the hanging bridges over the forest will open new world of insights to the many facets of Costa Rica.

Breakfast included.


Day 06 Magical Monteverde and the Children’s Eternal Forest

Monteverde Costa Rica VacationThe next leg of your adventure will circumnavigate Arenal Lake and take you to the magical region known as Monteverde. Monteverde was founded in the 1960s by a group of Quakers that were looking for a place to start a new life. Monteverde is set in a pristine cloud forest reserve and is world famous for it diversity and beauty. This is truly one of Costa Rica’s most prized destinations.

Opportunities for bird watching abound. The rare Quetzal is often sighted in Monteverde as are a multitude of other rare and exotic species.

Monteverde Costa Rica VacationThe afternoon will take you to the Children Eternal Rainforest. Children’s Eternal Rain Forest of Costa Rica (Bosque Nuboso de Los Ninos), is in a transition zone from pre-mountain wet forest to pre-mountain moist forest. Because of its location on the Pacific slope, elevation and humidity, Bajo del Tigre is a very different
habitat from other rain forest reserves in the area. Thirty of the tree species in Bajo del Tigre are among those in the area that have recently been identified as new to science.

As part of your experience at Jaguar Canyon, you will be sharing the home of the sloth, Monteverde Costa Rica Vacationwhite-faced monkey, agouti, coatimundi, kinkajou, margays, porcupine, hog-nosed skunk, fox, coyote, armadillo, and bats, plus a world of insects, butterflies, spiders, reptiles,frogs, snakes, and great bird watching.

In the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest (Bosque Nuboso Eterno de Los Ninos), which contains over 50.000 acres; the largest private reserve in Central America some organizations carry out various projects related to research, education, protection, habitat rehabilitation and volunteering. Its mission is to conserve, preserve and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.

No meals included.

Day 07 Monteverde Canopy Bridge Eco Experience, Hummingbirds and Butterflies

These Tree Top Walkways are the best system of suspension bridges that exist in Costa Rica. The bridge system is located along a 1 .7 mile trail designed to be walked by people of all ages and consists of 8 suspension bridges going 90% through primary cloud forest. In the Insect Museum, you can observe more than 50 species of butterflies from different altitudes and climates on a guided tour. In the Hummingbird Garden the visitor can observe more than 14 species of hummingbirds surrounded by waterfalls and natural floral arrangements.
No meals included

Day 08 to 10 The Sun Kissed White Sands Beaches of Tamarindo

Tamarindo Costa Rica VacationAfter breakfast, you will be driven to Tamarindo beach.
Both nature and beach lovers will find plenty here to fill their days. Tamarindo is famous for its stunning beaches, its marine national park and wildlife refuge. This area encompasses beaches that attract one of the largest leatherback turtle populations in
the world. Peak nesting seasons in the area are October through March. Due to its constant waves, it is also one of the favorite places for surfers.

Breakfast included
Two nights at the Hotel Tamarindo Diria, Tropical pool rooms, Breakfast included

Day 11 San Jose, Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capital City

After lunch, you will be transferred back to San Jose.
Overnight at the El Rodeo Hotel, standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 12 Departure

Transfer will be provided for your flight home.
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10 Day – Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio Vacation #F10-001 April 20, 2008

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This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

10 Day Luxury Vacation: Starting at $8071
10 Day Value Vacation: Starting at $4271
10 Day Budget Vacation: Starting at $3542
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Day 1 – Arrival to Costa Rica and travel to Arenal Volcano area.

A Eco Interactive Tours representative will welcome you at the airport and give you an introduction to your trip in Costa Rica.
Your private transportation will take you to Arenal where you will sleep in a family-owned hotel at the edge of the town by the most famous volcano in Costa Rica.

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Day 2 – Arenal Volcano

You will start your vacation with an afternoon hike on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano – observing wildlife such as monkeys and toucans. On a clear day you may see red hot lava rocks tumble down the side of the volcano.
You will have the early afternoon to relax and get to know the secrets of the local town.

At night, you’ll be treated to a visit to the ecological hot springs. Here you’ll have the chance to soak in many different pools heated by volcanic activity in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. You will also enjoy a wonderful typical dinner in the restaurant of the hot springs (included in price). (Breakfast and Dinner included)

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Day 3 – Arenal Volcano

Today you will visit a nearby indigenous community where you will learn about medicinal plants, visit tombs and petroglyphs, and watch an indigenous ceremony with traditional dress. You will also hear your indigenous hosts speak among themselves in their native language and hear an explanation of traditional art such as bow & arrow, masks, and drums. Includes a delicious local lunch.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 4 – Arenal to Monteverde

Morning transportation across Lake Arenal – this experience is an amazing tour by itself as it combines land and water transportation in a fast and fun way to get to Monteverde. Your transport will pick you up at your hotel in Arenal and take you all the way to front door of your hotel in Monteverde.

After your arrival to your beautiful cloud forest lodge near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, you will have time for lunch at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon you will tour a working farm that transport you back in time to the Costa Rica of the early 20th century. This tour will show you how the coffee and sugar cane plantations worked in the past and at the same time you will be introduced to the traditions and cuisine of the country. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 5 – Monteverde

This day starts very early in the morning with a guided hike in the Cloud Forest Reserve with an experienced naturalist guide who will teach you about this unique ecosystem while helping you spot birds and other wildlife.

Take this afternoon to relax and explore the towns in the area.  At dusk you will be picked up for your Twilight Walk, a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the nocturnal habits of the flora and fauna of the cloud forest.
(Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 6 – Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

You will take a private shuttle to one of the most beautiful Central Pacific beaches right next to Manuel Antonio National Park, the icon of eco-tourism in Costa Rica.

You will stay in a lovely hotel a few minutes from the beach (easy access with a quick bus or taxi ride). You will also have your semi-private pool at the hotel in case you just want to relax and cool off. (Breakfast included)

Costa Rica VacationDay 7 – Manuel Antonio National Park

Today you will visit one of the most important and beautiful national parks in Costa Rica. This park provides a habitat to countless species of flora and fauna – some of them endemic to the zone and others in extreme danger of extinction. The Manuel Antonio park is a sanctuary to the preservation efforts of neighbors and international institutions. A naturalist guide will help you discover the jewels of this park that are like no other in the world.
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After the tour you will have the opportunity to bathe at the beaches of the park. This is a protected bay that is safe for swimming and playing. Eco Interactive Tours is proud to be part of the international efforts to preserve this magnificent natural environment and to expand its area. (Continental breakfast included)

Day 8 – Manuel Antonio and the Rio Seco

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You will enjoy a river walk and canopy bridge tour. Your day begins with a walk along the Rio Seco’s edge. Hand rails, easy to follow footpaths and observation platforms allow you to observe waterfalls and capture the rich biodiversity this unique site has to offer with photographs. Continuing up the trails you will come to a system of suspension bridges which gives you the opportunity to explore the majesty of the forest canopy from a bird’s eye view. After enjoying the trails and hanging bridges you will be treated to a typical lunch. (Continental breakfast and Lunch included)

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Day 9 – Manuel Antonio to Central Valley

Enjoy the beach this morning or just relax next to your swimming pool.
In the afternoon your private shuttle will take you to your family-owned and operated hotel near the airport.
(Continental breakfast included)

Day 10 – Departure for Home

(Breakfast included)

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