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Walking & Wellness: Costa Rican Secrets of Longevity

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7 Days | 6 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.
Throughout the world, demographers have identified six areas where the local populations live measurably longer lives. Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is among them. Amid its beaches and nearby forests, waterfalls and an active volcano, learn about living longer and healthier lives. Cultivate your well being, as you take daily nature walks, relax in thermal pools and volcanic mud baths, and bask in the Pacific sunsets of nature’s paradise.


Highlights

• On energizing walks through various terrain, we will be conscious of trying to achieve 10,000 steps a day – a goal recommended for a healthy lifestyle.
• Learn about the local plant and animal life, comparing and contrasting the characteristics of the different ecosystems we’ll explore.
• Enjoy fresh, clean air, nutritious food, optional morning stretching sessions and multiple outdoor activities, all contributing to your personal wellbeing.


Activity Notes

Walking up to five miles (about two hours) a day on irregular terrain including forest and beach trails. Hot and humid weather, wet rocks, muddy trails, and terrain incline can increase the level of difficulty. Program includes two moderately challenging activities.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Liberia, coach to Rincon de la Vieja, 3 nights; coach to Playa Pan de Azucar, 3 nights; departure.

Date Notes
9/20/2015
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 – 09/26/15, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.1/22/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 – 01/12/16, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.2/4/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 – 01/25/16, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.3/3/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 – 02/22/16, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.3/12/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with Program #19243 – 03/02/16, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.5/13/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 – 05/03/2016, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.9/23/2016
Can be taken in conjunction with #19243 –09/13/2016, Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure.

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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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