BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES
The colours of Costa Rica will enthral children, especially when on this jungle and rainforest tour. They’ll see the giant electricblue morpho butterfly, large as a saucer, and rainbow-hued birds. More than 850 different species of birds make their homes here, from emerald-green parrots, scarlet macaws and bright- billed toucans to purple- throated hummingbirds, orange-bellied trogons and red-and-green-plumed quetzals. Then there’s the green turtles and iguanas, red frogs and white-faced monkeys. Wildlife is everywhere on the special Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth. A rafting trip with an expert guide, exploration of Tortuguero National Park with resident naturalists and overnight stays in riverfront lodges will give families the chance to experience the jungle and rainforest at close quarters. Children can also soar on a zipline adventure through the rainforest with views of Arenal Volcano, learn all about living along a jungle river, take a pineapple tour, and see, as well as taste, how the cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate.
On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth; private home visit with a local family who have lived on the river for generations; jungle riverrafting with a wildlife guide.