Tailor-made family adventure in Costa Rica

OSA PENINSULA, CLOUD FORESTS & WHITE SANDY BEACHES

Where
COSTA RICA
When
DECEMBER TO APRIL
How long
11 NIGHTS
How much
FROM £3,450 PP
why
WILD MOUNTAIN RAINFORESTS; PRISTINE BEACHES; FOREST WILDLIFE; WALKING; ADVENTURE
staying in
ECO-LODGES & TENTED CAMPS

Costa Rica: wild and exotic but also safe and easily navigable, it is ideal for the youngest of children through to adrenalin seeking teenagers which more than justifies the time and effort it takes to reach.

Hiking, rafting, zip lining, surfing, beach riding, and searching for extraordinary wildlife amply fill a two-week holiday.

Wild mountain forests that spill down on to pristine beaches in the Corcovado Peninsula where riding, kayaking and world class birding can be enjoyed, trekking with the people of the small village of Quebrada Arroyo who have converted their focus from agriculture to eco tourism, staying in simple accommodation, to the highland areas of Savegre and Arenal and then kayaking through the mangroves around the Golfo Duce, this itinerary offers wealth of activity for adventurous families.

San Jose to Bajos del Toro

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

Picturesque Bajos del Toro is a hidden paradise in the Central Highlands of the country. It is near the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks. The volcanic mountain range bids lush primary forest, rich soil, and abundant flora and fauna. This little town has become a popular destination for those seeking quiet and closeness to nature, bird enthusiasts, or the adventurous in search of fabulous waterfalls and unspoiled landscapes.

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

El Silencio Lodge

Spend your first two nights in an eco-lodge perfectly placed on a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve on the flank of Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Just 90 minutes from San Jose, you'll find yourself walking the rainforest trails or zip-lining through the forest canopy before you know it. 

Designed to take full advantage of Costa Rica's breathtaking scenery, this eco-lodge is designed with simple elegance in mind - canopied ceilings, locally sourced woods and ornamental bamboo reeds give these suites a natural feel and provide fantastic views of the mountains and forests. 

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

Del Toro Waterfall Hike

A staggering 400-foot drop cascades onto an extinct volcanic crater. Trimmed by a broad multi-coloured canyon where shades of red clay blend with green moss and dense vegetation to create an otherworldly landscape. A winding narrow trail takes you to the very bottom to enjoy exciting close-ups of the roaring mist.

Los Quetzales National Park

Luxury tented camp & rainforest wilderness

Rafiki is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism. The lodge is nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle along the Savegre River, 30km south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.

This is camping in style amongst the rainforest canopy, you'll drift off to sleep after a full day of adventures to the sounds of the rainforest. During your stay you'll enjoy a wide variety of activities such as white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking to waterfalls, and world-class birding.

Corcovado National Park

The southern peninsula off the beaten track

Escape to a place of wild mountain forests that spill down onto pristine beaches. Going down the south Pacific, off the beaten track, here you will find incredible biodiversity. Exotic rainforest lodges among striking surroundings, plus outstanding activities like rainforest hikes through Corcovado National Park, snorkelling off Caño Island, or yoga retreats at remote lodges.

Corcovado National Park

Walk the rainforest at night

As the sun goes down, the rainforest comes alive and you'll set off with your expert private guide to see a side of the rainforest that won't see during daylight hours. This is not a strenuous hike but a great one nonetheless. Armed with good torches you'll be able to identify a huge spectrum of fascinating wildlife from frogs, snakes, spiders and more.

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Our experienced travellers include:

Andrea Hulme
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Vanessa Janion
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Catherine Ronan
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It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

Outstanding customer service well above the call of duty.

"Natural High arranged a trip to remember ...accommodation first class, transportation on very long road trips was excellent. Spotless . air conditioning .. food and water. Rhino and Tiger sightings to die for.. local agents left nothing to chance ... we felt in the safest hands ... then when we off grid the virus struck... Natural High and their local Agent Banyan took total control and got us from the back of beyond to UK in very worrying and uncertain times. All without us being able to do anything at our end ...outstanding attention to detail. Worth every penny."

Valerie

Personal service and excellent organisation

"This was our first holiday to be organised by Natural High. We made the enquiry on New Year’s Eve for a departure in February and within a few days they had produced a wonderful-sounding itinerary in Costa Rica. There were helpful notes for packing as they seem to have someone there who has been to any chosen destination. We did do some groundwork for flights but left it to Dial-a-Flight who were also most efficient. We visited the office as it is very local to home and everyone there was cheerful and interested in our upcoming trip. We were presented with a leather file which turned out to be the most useful item en-route for all our paperwork ..... and it smelled lovely!
The holiday was one of our best ever. Not just because we saw a plethora of wildlife, but because there was always someone waiting to whisk us to another destination, be it to the airport, from the airport or a boat to a lodge etc. And they did it with great charm and humour and were always very knowledgeable about any queries we had.
For the last 8 days we had a driver/guide who was just outstanding. He was very familiar with the 3 remaining lodges where we stayed and his rapport with the other staff and guides helped to ensure that we were really well looked after. He was a skilled naturalist, had a great sense of humour and was always putting our welfare first - he made a wonderful companion for the trip.
All of the above meant that it was a really relaxing holiday so that we could maximise our time looking at the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
We would highly recommend Natural High ...... where next?!"

Ken and Caroline

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"Brilliant, everything is so well organised. We have had two trips of a lifetime organised by Rod Tether who is also a guide extraordinaire!"

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"Sledding in Sweden was our second wonderful holiday with Natural High. From the moment you speak to them to when you get home the service and attention to detail is wonderful.
Everything is so well planned and organised that you can just sit back and really enjoy your holiday. We couldn’t recommend husky sledding in the north of Sweden more. We all agreed it was one of the best family holidays ever."

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