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Guatemala and Costa Rica: Countries in Contrast

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Program #21201RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Meals: 34 total, 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 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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Radisson Hotel & Suites Guatemala City: Guatemala City, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Attractive hotel located within 5-10 minutes drive of La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, in the city's vibrant Zona 10. Spacious rooms and a variety of amenities cater to business travelers as well as vacationing families.

Ship Information: Not applicable.

Contact info:
1a. Avenida 12-46, Zona 10
Guatemala City, 01010 Guatemala
phone: +502-2-4215151
web: www.radisson.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, flat panel TV, hair dryer, internet access, iron/ironing board, complimentary newspaper, event rooms, mini bar, radio alarm clock, and safety deposity box.

Facility amenities: Airport transportation (at additional cost/reservation required), business center, 24 hr bar/lounge, executive desk with internet access on most floors, gym, restaurant, WiFi, laundry services, mobile phone rental, shoe shining services, travel agency, terrace whirlpool, massage services, and shops.

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 availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Posada de Don Rodrigo - Atitlan: Atitlan, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable hotel built along the shores of Lake Atitlan.

Contact info:
Final Calle Santander
Atitlan, 00000 Guatemala
phone: +502-7622326
web: www.posadadedonrodrigo.com

Room amenities: Tile floors and fireplace.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurant, and bar.

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

Posada de Don Rodrigo - Antigua: Antigua, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic hotel located a few blocks from the town's main square. Inner courtyards, tiled roofs, fountains and antique furnishings give guests the feeling of having stepped back in time.

Contact info:
5ta Avenida Norte No. 17
Antigua, 000000 Guatemala
phone: +502-8320291
web: www.posadadedonrodrigo.com/

Room amenities: Fireplaces and antique furniture.

Facility amenities: Conference rooms, restaurant, and bar.

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

Hotel Peten Esplendido: Tikal, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Attractive lakefront property located 45 minutes away from the Tikal National Park.

Contact info:
1 calle, 5-01, Zona 1
Santa Elena Flores, 00000 Guatemala
phone: +502-9260880
web: www.petenesplendido.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, direct dial telephone, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Laundry services, pool, conference room, and restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel & Convention Center: San José, 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: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/costa-rica/san-jose/wyndham-san-jose-herradura-hotel-convention-center/hotel-overview

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

Facility amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, three restaurants, three swimming pools, a wet bar, Jacuzzis, casino, fitness center, spa services, laundry service, souvenir shop, beauty salon, business center, conference center, money exchange, Internet access, travel agency, and a souvenir shop. 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.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Montaña Monteverde: Monteverde, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Pacific highlands of Costa Rica (approx. 4,500 ft above sea level), just a few minutes from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 07-5655
Monteverde, Costa Rica
phone: +50626455046
web: www.monteverdemountainhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has a private bath, telephone, and safety deposit box.

Facility amenities: Private forest reserve with trails, conference room, bar and restaurant, jacuzzi, and sauna.

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

Hotel San Bada: Manuel Antonio, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel located near the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park, within walking distance of the beach.

Contact info:
Next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance
Manuel Antonio Beach, 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.

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

Miami International Airport Hotel: Miami, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Miami International Airport Hotel is located before airport security on the second floor of Miami International Airport in Central Terminal Concourse E.

Contact info:
N.W. 20 Street & Le Jeune Road
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-327-1276
web: www.miahotel.com

Room amenities: Soundproof non-smoking rooms have private baths, telephone with voicemail and data port, clock radio, satellite TV with On-Demand movies, hair dryer, Wi-Fi (additional cost), and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Restaurant with panoramic views of the airport runways and the Miami skyline, room service (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.), concierge baggage service (24 hours), ADA accessible, lobby bar (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.), business center with Internet access, banquet and meeting facilities, drop off dry cleaning service, full service Spa within walking distance, currency exchange, shoe shine service, bank and ATM's, and shops.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to availability. Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for assistance in reserving additional hotel nights for your program.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


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

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
5 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.4
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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