UCC Costa Rica Adventure

15-26 March 2017
Destinations: 
San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Guanacaste

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Wednesday 15 March

Fly from the USA to San Jose, Costa Rica
Transfer to hotel
Remainder of the day at leisure in this cosmopolitan city

Park Inn by Raddison San Jose
San Jose

Thursday 16 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Day trip by private coach to Poas Volcano and tour a coffee estate
Included group lunch
Included group dinner

Park Inn by Raddison San Jose
San Jose

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Friday 17 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Luggage Day
Depart San Jose for the scenic Caribbean coast
Board a motor launch on the canals in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle
Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero in time for a leisurely lunch
Drive to the small village for a guided walking tour including the Turtle Museum
Included group dinner at the lodge

Pachira Lodge
Tortuguero

Saturday 18 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Full day in Tortuguero
After an included group lunch a boat takes you through remote unspoiled sections of the park's waterways on the winding canals

Included group dinner at the lodge

Pachira Lodge
Toruguero

Sunday 19 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Luggage Day
Travel by motor launch and motor coach to Arenal by way of the Sarapiqui River region
Included group lunch
Visit an organic pineapple plantation
Arrive in Arenal for an included dinner at a local restaurant

Arenal Volcano Inn
Arenal

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Monday 20 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Day at leisure in Arenal to enjoy the volcano and surroundings
Perhaps join an optional morning excursion to an organic farm with an included organic lunch

Arenal Volcano Inn
Arenal

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Tuesday 21 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Luggage Day
Embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park
See the local flora and fauna while enjoying picturesque views of the volcano
At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde
Upon arrival an orientation tour familiarizes you with your surroundings
Enjoy an evening at leisure

El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde

Wednesday 22 June

Included breakfast in hotel
Morning at leisure to enjoy the lush forests and verdant pastures, excellent for bird watching and hiking along the winding paths in the 26,000 acre Cloud Forest Reserve
Or participate in one or both of the optional morning adventure tours, Selvatura Canopy Tour or Selvatura Hanging Bridges tour
Return to Monteverde for an included dinner at a local restaurant

El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde

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Thursday 23 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Luggage Day
Travel to Guanacaste in the northwestern part of the country along the Pacific Coast
The rest of the day is yours to discover the many options in this coastal paradise
Included group dinner

Hotel Tamarindo Dira Beach Resort
Guanacaste

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Friday 24 March

Included breakfast in hotel
At Leisure in Guanacaste
Enjoy the beaches, surfing, sunning or hiking
Or, take the optional Panache Sailing Tour and enjoy a meal together before returning to land

Hotel Tamarindo Dira Beach Resort
Guanacaste

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Saturday 25 March

Included breakfast in hotel
Luggage Day
Travel back to San Jose today with time to explore the city independently, or visit some of the galleries and museums
Lunch is included

Park Inn by Raddison San Jose
San Jose

Sunday 26 March

Included breakfast in hotel
One group transfer to the airport is provided
Anyone not flying with the group may purchase transfer to the airport at an added cost

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ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

San Jose

Park Inn by Raddison San Jose
https://www.parkinn.com/sanjose/

Tortuguero

Pachira Lodge
http://www.pachiralodge.com/hotel.html/

Arenal

Arenal Volcano Inn
http://www.arenalvolcanoinn.com/

Monteverde

El Establo Mountain Hotel
http://www.elestablo.com/en//

Guanacaste

Hotel Tamarindo Dira Beach Resort
https://www.tamarindodiria.com/

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