All of our itineraries are tailor made to your specific needs, using our expert knowledge to craft your dream trip. Here are some examples to help inspire and excite your Tribe…
From £1,100 per person, based on a family of 4 sharing.
Plus international flights, from £600 per adult.
Includes Cape Town, the Winelands, Oudtshoorn & the Karoo, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay, Addo Elephant Park and the Cape Peninsular.
Recommended for travel between September - April.
WHY TAKE YOUR TRIBE TO COSTA RICA?
Costa Rica is an action-packed adventure playground perfect for adventurers of all ages to explore. From volcanoes and cloud forests to coffee plantations and golden beaches there's something here for every member of your Tribe, big or small.
Over half of Costa Rica is rainforest, a natural habitat for thousands of animals. Exploring this is a huge part of any trip here and the country has been sharing it's abundant wildlife with visitors for years. Guided day and night jungle walks will lead you to luminous frogs, giant butterflies, spectacular toucans and floating hummingbirds, and that's not even mentioning Costa Rica's most famous locals; the wonderfully apathetic sloth and the resplendent quetzal.
Boasting a huge stretch of coastline on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rican beaches are world-renowned as some of the most attractive in the world. From the stunning jungle-clad beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast to the hidden coves that dot the shoreline around the northern Caribbean, there's something for everyone. Throw in some fabulous beach-side lodges, excellent surfing and snorkelling opportunities and it's the perfect base for families.
We know the idea of a hike or trek can sometimes be a hard sell to children. How about if that trek was through primary rainforest situated so high above the sea level that you were walking through clouds? The Monteverde region of Central Costa Rica offers just this. With an abundance of fantastic flora and fauna you're likely to share the jungle pathway with scurrying lizards and luminous frogs and when the clouds clear you can spot sloths, monkeys, toucans and hornbills in the canopy above.
With an abundance of natural play-grounds it's no wonder that Costa Rica is well known for it's adventure activities. Whilst these are available at many locations, the striking incongruous green cone of the Arenal volcano is the heartland of such activities with the surrounding rivers and jungle offering white-water rafting, zip-lining, tree-climbing and canopy-surfing. For smaller adventurers a series of interconnecting rope bridges will bring them eye-to-eye with hiding tree frogs and snoozing sloths without the need for safety gear or parental concern!
Costa Rica is a world leader in eco-tourism and boasts some of the best projects and initiatives in the world. There are incredible lodges up and down the country that have combined tourism with sustainability and education, and a huge part of any visit here must be to experience this. There are also a number of animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation programs for the countries most endangered and troubled locals, many of which are worthy causes and a fantastic way for younger adventurers to meet and learn about these incredible creatures.
We take time and effort to find truly unique and sustainable accommodation options, that all the family can enjoy. Children will love staying on a working coffee plantation, in a futuristic tree-top orb in Costa Rica's cloud forest, or on an organic farm perched at the top of a volcano. All accommodation options have fantastic facilities and incredible staff, ready to cater to your family's wants and needs.
Offering the best food from it's central American neighbours as well as traditional Tico-style street snacks and wonderful fresh sea-food Costa Rican food doesn't disappoint. Breakfasts are a menagerie of fresh fruits and inventive eggs while lunch and dinner options include a cloud covered tree-top picnic, a giant aeroplane formerly used to arm Nicaraguan Contras and a beach-side cafe with a swimming pig.
We know swimming is an essential part of any family holiday. We try to ensure that all of our accommodation options have spacious swimming pools, to allow children to enjoy their all important 'chill out' time. Children will also love splashing around in the calm shallow waters along Sri Lanka's coast and taking a dip in freshwater pools.
WHEN TO GO
Costa Rica is a year-round destination. The weather is most reliable during the dry season (end of November to April). September and October are generally the wettest months, but you will still see plenty of sunshine during the rest of the ‘wet season’ which runs from May to mid November. When the rains do come, its often in short, sharp showers during the late afternoon and soon clears.
JANUARY - APRIL
Great time to travel across the whole country. Generally sunny and dry throughout. There may be the odd rainfall around Tortuguero National Park. Costa Rica does get very busy over the Christmas and Easter holidays, so try to book as early as possible.
The start of the wet season. The exact time varies from year to year, but generally May starts out dry and sunny and gets wetter as the month progresses. Still a great time to visit.
A good time to visit. Despite being in the wet season, clear skies are frequent and the landscape looks lush and beautiful. There is a ‘mini dry season’ during the end of July and early August – perfectly aligned to school holidays! Expect sunshine and showers.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
The wettest months in Costa Rica. Travel is still possible, but can be disrupted due to heavy rains. The Caribbean coast offers the best weather.
The weather can be a bit of a mixed bag as Costa Rica transitions from wet season to dry season. Expect anything!
Expect plenty of sunshine across the country by the end of the month, as the last of the rains disappear. However, rain should be expected around Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast. Costa Rica gets very busy over the Christmas holidays, so try to book as early as possible.