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Program #20774RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Meals: 19 total, 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Balmoral: San Jose, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable hotel located on the main pedestrian boulevard in downtown San Jose. Within walking distance of the National Theater and Gold Museum.

Contact info:
Avenida Central (between 7th & 9th Streets)
San Jose, 3344-1000 Costa Rica
phone: +506-22225022
web: www.balmoral.co.cr

Room amenities: Private bathroom, hair dryer, air conditioning, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, minibar, safety deposit box, and telephone. Irons are not supplied in the rooms, but can be requested at the front desk.

Facility amenities: Conference rooms, restaurant, room service, complimentary WiFi, business center, gym, bar, casino, luggage storage, Concierge Desk, shops, and laundry services. Airport transfer services are available for an additional charge. This service can be booked directly through the hotel. Email requests should be sent to recepcion@balmoral.co.cr and should include pertinent flight information.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assintance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Savegre Hotel Nature Reserve & Spa (formerly Savegre Mountain Hotel): Savegre, 2...
Type: Lodge

Description: The Savegre Hotel Nature Reserve and Spa is located in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. The hotel is at an elevation of approximately 7,220 ft and is situated in a private cloud forest reserve that borders the Los Quetzales National Park. Its private reserve has earned a reputation for being one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal--one of the country's most colorful birds. To reach this attractive highland property it is necessary to travel on switchbacks and narrow mountain roads reaching elevations of up to 11,000 ft at Cerro de la Muerte.

Contact info:
San Gerardo de Dota.
San Gerardo de Dota, 00000 Costa Rica
phone: +506-27401028
web: www.savegre.com

Room amenities: Rooms have private baths and heating system or fireplace. No air conditioning is necessary since the hotel is located in a mountainous region (approximately 7,220 ft above sea level) known for its clean and crisp air.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, spa services, gardens, nature reserve, trails, and laundry service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Rafiki Safari Lodge: Lower Savegre Valley, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Luxury tented camp built on 750 acres of rainforest along the Savegre River. The safari tents, imported from South Africa, have their own bathrooms with running water and a porch overlooking the rainforest and mountains. Lit paths lead from the tents to the main building that serves as a restaurant, bar and lounge area.

Facility amenities: Pool and waterslide, restaurant, bar and forest trails. No laundry services are available at this lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel San Bada: Manuel Antonio National Park, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Attractive resort-style hotel located near the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park, within walking distance to Manuel Antonio Beach.

Contact info:
Next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
phone: +506-27775333
web: www.hotelsanbada.com

Room amenities: All rooms have a private balcony with garden or ocean views, private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV. WiFi, minibar, safety deposit box, and phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, 3 pools, snack bars, bar, laundry service, tour desk, and concierge services.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel & Convention Center: San Jose, 1 nights
Type: Resort

Description: The Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel and Convention Center has 229 spacious rooms with modern conveniences and a long list of amenities that are meant to accommodate business travelers as well as vacationing families. It is conveniently located a short distance from San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport. The hotel has earned a Level 3 Certification for Sustainable Tourism by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.

Contact info:
General Cañas Highway
5 km south from International Airport
San José, Costa Rica
phone: +506-22099800
web: www.wyndhamherradura.com

Room amenities: The spacious, air conditioned rooms have private baths, hair dryers, satellite TVs, direct-dial phones, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, safety deposit boxes, iron/ironing board, and complimentary Internet access.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, swimming pools, a wet bar, Jacuzzis, casino, fitness center, spa services, laundry service, souvenir shop, beauty salon, business center, conference center, money exchange, travel agency, a souvenir shop, and WiFi in public areas. Wheelchair acessible elevators and public areas. Free airport shuttle service from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free hotel shuttle service to San José attractions. Please call the hotel or check at the front desk if you would like to use this service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Rates and room types are subject to availability. Please contact your program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com if you need assistance with booking additional hotel nights.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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