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Costa Rica Vacations May 28, 2008

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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.


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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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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
10 Day Luxury Villa Vacations also Available

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)