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Program #3636RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Anne Rogers Feb 06, 2015 at 04:41 PM

Is anyone else flying from MSP for the July 11, 2015 program?

Joan Dolinsky Jul 19, 2014 at 02:57 PM

HI Sylvia,
We arrive at the San Jose airport at 1:25 from Boston. Not sure what time we will be at the hotel, but hope to meet up with you. Joan

Sylvia Jacob Jul 06, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Hi Edyie and Joan. My granddaughter and I will be on the trip the 24th. We arrive from BWI at 12PM, probably at the hotel in time for lunch. Are either of you going to be there that early? Would love to meet.
Eydie Keener Jul 06, 2014 at 01:04 PM

Yes Sylvia, Kimmie and I will be arriving in San Jose at 12:30. We will be coming in from IAD on United Airlines. Looking forward to meeting you.

Jane Alamo Jun 17, 2014 at 05:46 PM

Anyone out there taking the July 10th trip to Costa Rica? Love to get in touch.

Joan Hammond Jun 10, 2014 at 06:12 PM

My husband and I will be taking our grandson on the July 7th trip to Costa Rica. Anyone else on that trip?
Jane Alamo Jun 19, 2014 at 02:09 PM

my grandson, Dominic, age 15, and I are taking the July 10th trip. I'm not sure how the two groups interact but would love to know if you have any tips on the trip; raingear, using cash or credit card etc
Joan Hammond Jun 19, 2014 at 05:35 PM

Hi, Jane, we are bring raincoats, and will use debit cards and credit cards. I doubt we will interconnect with your group as we start on different dates. Have fun.
Jane Alamo Jun 20, 2014 at 02:25 PM

Jane Alamo Jun 20, 2014 at 02:27 PM

Hi Joan, Thanks for the info. I hope you have a great time also

Jane Alamo Jun 08, 2014 at 02:31 PM

Hi Eydie, Have u been there before? Do u have any tips on what to take for the weather, rain gear etc?
Eydie Keener Jul 06, 2014 at 01:08 PM

Yes, I have been there before and loved it! We will be packing light, as far as rain gear, just a light rain jacket and umbrella. We did get some collones, other than that credit and debit card.

Eydie Keener Jun 08, 2014 at 01:08 PM

My granddaughter(14)and I are enrolled in the July 24 to Aug.2 trip. Anyone else going? We are leaving from Dulles International Airport.
Joan Dolinsky Jul 03, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Hi Edyie. My husband and I are taking our 2 grandsons on the July 24th trip and we are leaving from Boston to San Jose via Miami.

Jane Alamo Jun 06, 2014 at 07:28 PM

Hi, I am enrolled in the July 10 program with my grandson Dominic, age 15. It is our 6th program but the first international treaty. Anyone out there who is doing that program that week?
Carole Steinbrenner Jun 08, 2014 at 03:16 PM

Hi, Jane. Do you have the correct date for your upcoming trip to Mexico? My husband and I are taking our ten-year-old on the trip starting July 10, and we were under the impression it was for 11-12 -year-olds. Hmm.
Carole Steinbrenner Jun 08, 2014 at 03:18 PM

Oops, you are taking the Costa Rica trip. Sorry. We took that two years ago with our granddaughter, and I must say it was wonderful. We all had a great time and our guides were exceptional. I know you will have fun.
Ellen Sirot Jun 09, 2014 at 01:08 PM

Hi Jane, My mother and my daughter (14 yrs old) are on the July 10th trip. Leaving from NYC - LaGuardia! they have done other roads trips but this is the first international.
Jane Alamo Jun 12, 2014 at 03:46 PM

Hi Ellen, My grandson, Dominic, age 15, and I have done 5 other Road Scholar trips also but likewise this is the first international. I would love to get more info on food, currency, weather gear etc. We are flying from Orlando, FL where he lives. Arriving in San Jose at 12:28 PM. I live in Poughkeepsie, NY. We booked our travel thru Holbrook so they will shuttle us to the Radisson
Ellen Sirot Jun 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM

Hi Jane, Margaret is my mother and Lana is my daughter. We live in Mt. Kisco NY and Margaret lives in Stamford Ct. They are flying thru Miami and get in to San Jose around 4 PM. Sounds like an amazing trip!
Jane Alamo Jun 25, 2014 at 08:57 AM

Looking forward to meeting them. We will look for them at the hotel. I guess we are on our own for meals etc on Thurs.

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