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Program #11586RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Start of Program
Dec 4, 2012
All-day arrivals at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, Costa Rica. Hotel check-in starts at 3 p.m.
You will be staying at the Casa Conde Apartotel & Suites that night.
Location: San José
Nearest city or town: San José
Nearest airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto is the official airport taxi company and their booth can be found outside of the Baggage Claim area. They provide safe and reliable service and their fares can be prepaid in dollars. The Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto vehicles are orange in color and have their logo enblazoned on the side. Tel: (506) 2222-6865/www.taxisunidosaeropuerto.com.

End of Program
Dec 16, 2012
Departures from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, Costa Rica. Hotel check-out by 11 a.m.
You will be staying at the Ramada Plaza Herradura the night before.
Location: San José
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the hotel. If you wish to hire a taxi, please ask for assistance at the hotel’s front desk.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: This apartment-style hotel is built around the concept of convenience and comfort. It is conveniently located near San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport and a short drive from downtown area. The Casa Conde provides visitors with a great location and a special town-like atmosphere.

Contact info:
South of Parque de La Paz
San Jose, 3344-1000 Costa Rica
phone: +506-22260808
web: www.grupocasaconde.com/indexen.aspx

Room amenities: Two Individual Private Bedrooms: A/C, fully equipped kitchen, W/D, iron, entertainment center with TV, DVD, stereo, Karaoke, internet, closets, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap dispenser, phone, Internet, and 4-seat table.

Facility amenities: Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, souvenir shop, restaurant, cosmetology and massage services, and yoga and martial arts classes.

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

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information. Tel: 1-800-866-7111/Email: roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Resort

Description: The Ramada Plaza Herradura is 4-star resort nestled in the heart of Costa Rica's Central Valley, only 5 miles from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and a short drive from downtown San José. Beautiful mountain views, lush tropical gardens, and modern amenities provide an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort.

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

Room amenities: Private bath, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, room service, and high speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pools, jacuzzis, restaurants, bar & lounge, casino, fitness center, gift shop, convention center, business center, meeting rooms, spa services, laundry services, money exchange, and beauty salon.

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
Additional nights are subject to hotel availability.


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12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips

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