Costa Rica 2018
March 13-20, 2018
$2,899 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Nancy Horn
Final Payment Due: Jan. 4, 2018
A Nature Lover's Dream Come True
Considered to be one of the safest places in the world, it majestically sweeps 200 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and is a stupendously diverse land of cathedral forests, mountains, rumbling volcanoes, rivers and many-hued beaches. It is a nature-lover's dream, with exuberant wildlife – butterflies, crocodiles, jaguars and toucans.
*Passport or Passport Card required.
Itinerary & Registration
Day 1, Tues., March 13 – Early departure from Baton Rouge. Fly to Houston, then on to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, located in the beautiful central valley. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza.
Day 2, Wed., March 14 – San Jose / Arenal – Guided transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. On the way we’ll visit the impressive main crater of the Poas Volcano and learn about different ecosystems. Continue on for the Doka Estate Coffee Tour with an included lunch. Overnight at the Arenal Lodge.
Day 3, Thurs., March 15 – Arenal– Today we will journey to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and enjoy a motor boat tour into the wetlands. See birds and wildlife. Cano Negro is home to sloths, monkeys, caimans and numerous tropical plants. Enjoy an included lunch on the riverbank. This afternoon we will visit the Tabacon Resort’s thermal hot springs with an included dinner that evening. Overnight at the Arenal Lodge.
Day 4, Fri., March 16 – Rincon de la Vieja – Morning walk in the hanging bridges of Arenal, with views of the Arenal Volcano. Then on to Rincon de la Vieja, where we will overnight at Borinquen Resort (2,460 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean).
Day 5, Sat., March 17– Tamarindo– Today slide from tree to tree on a ten-cable Canopy Tour with 12 stations and a hanging bridge. A perfect way to spot Costa Rican wildlife such as monkeys, toucans or coatis. Walk into the forest to the hot springs. Transfer to Tamarindo Guanacaste for overnight.
Day 6, Sun., March 18 – Tamarindo - Day at leisure with opportunity to enjoy a catamaran ride, explore the town, shop or just relax at your hotel, soaking up the beautiful scenery and beaches of Costa Rica.
Day 7, Mon., March 19 – San Jose – Journey back to San Jose, with included sightseeing in the capital. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at Ram Luna Restaurant.
Day 8, Tues., March 20– Fly home, departing San Jose in the afternoon and arriving back in Baton Rouge.
SUPPLEMENTS & REDUCTIONS
Single Supplement: $776
Triple Reductions: $109/person
- Price is per person, double occupancy and includes transportation from Baton Rouge
- Superior first class hotels
- Full sightseeing and all entrance fees
- Breakfast daily
- Two dinners and three lunches
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver
- Not included are tips for personal services (maids, meals on your own, etc)
TERMS & CONDITIONS: $100 per person required to reserve space, refundable until Jan. 4, 2018 when full payment is due. Make check payable to ZACHARY TRAVEL CENTER and mail to 5145 Main St., Suite E, Zachary, LA 70791. All payments are non-refundable after final payment date. 3% surcharge on credit card payments.
PASSPORTS REQUIRED WITH AT LEAST 2 BLANK “VISA” PAGES & VALID FOR 6 MONTHS PAST DATE OF DEPARTURE