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COSTA RICA

Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise

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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.
Absorb the brilliant natural beauty of Costa Rica on this journey that combines special access with plenty of time for independent exploration. Discover Manuel Antonio National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s renowned environmental protection efforts. Then experience two lesser-known jewels: a private cloud forest reserve protected by a Costa Rican family for decades and a lush rainforest where a South African family welcomes you to their safari lodge.


Highlights

• Experience Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity at Manuel Antonio National Park, in a private cloud forest reserve and in the Pacific rainforest.
• Learn about gourmet coffee production in the Valley of the Saints, one of the world’s best places to grow coffee beans.
• Raft down the lower reaches of the Savegre River and boat and snorkel on the spectacular Pacific coast.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day on city streets and forest paths. River rafting, swimming and snorkeling. Elevations of 7,200 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Jose, 1 night; coach to Savegre Nature Reserve, 2 nights; coach to Rafiki Safari Lodge, 2 nights; coach to Manuel Antonio National Park, 2 nights; coach to San Jose, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
1/18/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #11586-01/06/20152/3/2015
Can be taken in conjunction with #8577-01/23/2015 or #11586-01/19/20152/6/2015
Can be taken in conjunction with #11586-01/27/20152/13/2015
Can be taken in conjunction with #8577-02/05/2015 or #11586-02/01/20153/5/2015
Can be taken in conjunction with #11586-02/17/20154/24/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #8577-04/16/20155/21/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #8577-05/13/201510/18/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #8577-10/10/201511/1/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #11586-10/20/201512/9/2015
This departure can be taken in conjunction with the Costa Rica program #8577-12/01/2015

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

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