Wayne Griffin Travel & Cruise Services, Inc

Turks & Caicos

“Beaches” Resort Villages & Spa – All Inclusive


Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting all inclusive family vacation at Beaches Turks & Caicos. A 45,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art water park; three magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France and the Caribbean; incredibly sumptuous hotel accommodations; a powder-white-sand, 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the new Xbox 360® Game Garage and a sizzlin’ teen disco, Liquid at Beaches—all amidst some of the most gorgeous tropical scenery on the planet.


Sweet dreams are part of every family vacation, and the magnificent rooms and suites make sure they all come true. Every refined detail has been thought of such as rich draperies and fabrics, soft pillows, gleaming mahogany furnishings, and even fresh-cut flowers. It all adds up to accommodations that offer unrivaled luxury, supreme comfort, and dedicated service -- some of our top categories even include a personal butler. Best of all, there are a dozen categories to choose from including ocean view rooms and suites, to quaint villas in sun-washed colors. At this resort, dreams come true every day... and night.


*Prices subject to change 


Costa Rica

Tauck Bridges' Costa Rica Jungles & Rainforest Vacation is a wonderful "eco-experiece" for your family.  Make Your reservations now before departure dates sell out!  


Explore tropical rainforests and jungles on a rafting trip and a nature hike during overnight stays in riverfront lodges. Cruise on a lake overshadowed by one of the world's most active volcanoes. Want to get the ultimate hands-on Costa Rica vacation experience? Try some waterfall swimming, horseback riding, and river tubing at a working hacienda, take a sky-tram ride or a zip-line adventure through the rainforest and learn all about living in Costa Rica on visits to an organic pineapple plantation and a coffee farm. And the best part – share it all with your family on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests.

Day 1 - Arrive Liberia... and start your Costa Rica vacation Tauck Bridges' family Cost Rice vacation begins at 6:00 at the Hotel Playa Hermosa. 
A transfer is included from Liberia International Airport to Hotel Playa Hermosa, which is Spanish for "beautiful beach." Meet your fellow eco-adventurers at this evening's welcome dinner at your secluded oceanfront resort, where monkeys chatter overhead, iguanas walk the sands and lush gardens surround you.

Meals: Dinner
Lodging: Hotel Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Day 2 - Costa Rica vacation fun!

A morning of fun awaits your family at Hacienda Guachipelin at the foot of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano; the hacienda borders Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Your choices of included activities offered at this working hacienda (ranch) include a trail ride on horseback with a cowboy guide*, an exciting river-tubing adventure* down the Rio Negro, or a hike* to a nearby waterfall to cool off in a natural pool – a great way to kick off your Costa Rica vacation! Spend the afternoon as you please back at your oceanfront hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Lodging: Hotel Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Day 3 - Cruise... sky tram... zip-lining

Drive to Lake Arenal, bordered by mountainous slopes and pastoral rolling hills. Take a cruise on the lake – and if the weather is good, you'll get a glimpse from the lake of cone-shaped Arenal Volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Then catch an extraordinary bird's-eye view of this Costa Rica vacation highlight when you travel on a memorable sky-tram ride – or, if you prefer, on a thrilling "Sky Trek" zip-line ride* – where you soar over and through the canopy of rainforest treetops! Continue on to the Tilajari Resort Hotel for two nights at a resort in a private reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Tilajari Resort Hotel, Muelle, Costa Rica


Day 4 - River rafting and more at Tilajari Resort

Board a river raft for a float trip* through the jungle today – it's another memorable moment on Tauck Bridges' popular family Costa Rica vacation. An expert naturalist will help you try to spot giant iguanas, sloths, monkeys – maybe even crocodiles – that live along the Peñas Blancas River. You'll stop along the way to meet a local farmer and his extended family, who have lived on the river all of their lives. Return to your jungle resort to enjoy a host of fun activities for the remainder of the day – perhaps a little Costa Rica vacation fun including orchid spotting, bird watching, butterfly hunting or tropical fruit gathering!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Tilajari Resort Hotel, Muelle, Costa Rica


Day 5 - A pineapple farm, a jungle lodge, and green sea turtles

Today, your Costa Rica vacation takes you from the plantations and villages of the interior to its Caribbean coast. A highlight is your visit to an organic pineapple farm, where a local guide shows you the history of pineapple production from a special touring tramcar. A bumpy drive over unpaved roads and a boat ride through the jungle bring you to your home for the next two nights, a riverfront lodge set on a network of canals adjacent to coastal Tortuguero National Park. Keep an eye out for turtles, monkeys and toucans – and if you're traveling with us between June and September, we'll take an unforgettable nighttime trip to the beach to observe nesting green sea turtles in one of the world's top nesting grounds for these endangered animals. You'll have a chance to see them make their way up the beach from the water to dig their nests in the sand, leaving tractor-tread trails behind them!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Day 6 - Tortuguero National Park

Arise to the sounds of the rainforest this morning. 11 different habitats have been identified in the surrounding wilderness, including 60 kinds of mammals, 57 species of amphibians, 111 varieties of reptiles and more than 309 recorded species of birds! Your Costa Rica vacation explores this amazing place by both land and boat, cruising the jungle canals with an expert naturalist guide to look for wildlife. Visit a local village, and learn more about efforts to protect these amazing ecosystems for the future at the Caribbean Conservation Center.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Evergreen Lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Day 7 - Private plane to San José and a "cup of joe"

As your Tauck Bridges' Costa Rica vacation draws to a close, return to San José by air today. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about coffee beans – and one of Costa Rica's most important products – on a guided tour of a working coffee plantation that's flavored with history and tradition. Spend some free time exploring San José or enjoying the amenities of your hotel, then say "adios" to all the new friends your family has made at a fun-filled farewell dinner tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lodging: Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Day 8 - Adios, Costa Rica Vacation!

Your family's memorable Costa Rica vacation ends in San José. A transfer is included from the Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica to Juan Santamaría International Airport; allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in. Inquire at time of booking about extending your family vacation with additional nights in San José.

Meals: Breakfast

*For activities marked with an asterisk (*), participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

*Prices subject to change