Ten Hip Family Vacations
|Adventure paradise, courtesy of Costa Rica (Corbis)|
The next time you're on the couch, dead to the world, and your kids are still running circles around you, remember this: Not only can they handle an adventure vacation, they'll revel in oneÂ—and Costa Rica is tailor-made to tire out even the most energetic of your offspring.
Austin-Lehman Adventures specializes in biking, rafting, and kayaking trips, with outings available for two different age groups. The Volcanoes and Jungles Multisport trip for teens will have you biking on gravel roads flanking Arenal volcano, paddling through the rapids on the top-rated Pacuare River, and kayaking Tortuguero National Park's canals in search of sloths, toucans, monkeys, and crocodiles.
The Family Adventure package, for kids five to 12, has you rafting the more placid Pejibaye River, visiting tropical gardens and waterfalls, horseback riding, and kayaking the canals.
Each package trip covers a fair amount of the country and lasts from seven to eight days, with adults and kids sharing a room.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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