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Jungle Costa Rica

April 8 - 15, 2023

Best of Costa Rica

Join us on an adventure to Costa Rica!

Booking Deadline: January 25, 2023

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $2,649
Single $3,319

All non-members must add $60 to the above rate. 

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change.
All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 8 passengers.

*Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when rates and schedules become available and may have a different payment and cancellation schedule from the land portion.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to a local airport*
  • Roundtrip transfers - airport/hotel
  • Services of Professional Club Adventures' Local Leaders
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary
  • 7-night hotel accommodations
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Discoveries Ride Along Host to and from the airport

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour of San Jose
  • Don Cornelio's coffee bean farm with lunch and coffee tasting
  • Finca 6 Museum (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Boat trip on Drake Bay
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Guided jungle hikes with included lunches
  • Llorona and Sirena Beaches
  • Stays at lodges in the rainforests and nature reserves
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Nature at its finest with 13 major ecosystems

Itinerary

Saturday, April 8: Arrive San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica! An included transfer brings you to your hotel. Once you are settled, spend some time exploring the city full of lively markets and historic neighborhoods. Meet your Local Leader at the Welcome Meeting this evening at your hotel: Balmoral Hotel, San Jose.

Sunday, April 9: San Jose & Copey de Dota

After breakfast, your Local Leader will take you on a tour of San Jose's dynamic downtown area. Next, you will take a private vehicle on a 2-hour drive to Costa Rica's coffee capital, Zona Los Santos in Frailes. Here, visit the Don Cornelio farm, where you will learn how this expensive bean makes it from cherry to cup, with lunch and a delicious coffee tasting. In the afternoon, continue driving a couple hours to Copey de Dota and along the way, why not learn some Spanish phrases with an informal language lesson from your leader. The locals will love you for it! Spend the evening at your lodge close to the lush cloud forest. Hotel: Clusial Lodge, Copey de Dota (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Monday, April 10: Drake Bay

This morning, you will get an early start for a 2-hour drive to the Finca 6 Museum and archaeological site, a relatively new (2014) UNESCO world heritage site, surrounded by banana plantations on the Balsar River. Spend some time learning about the mysterious, pre-Columbian spheres whose significance remains to this day. Next, you're off to Drake Bay for a morning boat trip, which captures the natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula, close to Corcovado National Park. With 13 major ecosystems, over 400 species of birds, monkeys, turtles and butterflies you'd ever wish to see, Corcovado is a nature-lover's dream. Enjoy dinner at your lodge, hidden away in the rainforest on a private nature reserve. Hotel: Rancho Corcovado Lodge, Drake Bay. (Breakfast & Dinner) 

Tuesday, April 11: Drake Bay

Wake up in the lush jungle, ready for a hike from the San Pedrillo Rangers Station. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest, and spot some spider monkeys, black-cheeked ant tanagers and tapir. During your hike, enjoy lunch while cooling off in the Pacific shores of Llorona or Sirena Beach. At night, Corcovado comes alive in other ways with new sights and sounds to experience. Consider an optional night jungle walking tour, where you will see a variety of reptiles, amphibians and rare insects. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Wednesday, April 12: Manuel Antonio National Park

Our journey takes us North to Manuel Antonio, a town on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. Relax upon arrival at the National Park with a free evening of leisure. Hotel: San Bada Hotel, Manuel Antonio. (Breakfast)

Thursday: April 13: Manuel Antonio National Park 

You will explore the National Park with a naturalist guide by your side today. Be sure to keep an eye out for sloths and iguanas, while learning about this beautiful place. The afternoon is unscripted to enjoy on your own. Perhaps, rent a kayak and tour the park from the water. (Breakfast)

Friday: April 14: Manuel Antonio National Park

Today, do what you please with your last morning of leisure in Costa Rica. You may want to spend some time exploring the town, shopping or enjoying the beach before returning to San Jose for one final night in the land of natural wonders. Hotel: Balmoral Hotel, San Jose. (Breakfast)

Saturday: April 15: Journey Home

After breakfast, your adventure through this beautiful country ends with an included group transfer to the airport for your flight and transportation to Central PA. (Breakfast)

*Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without advanced notice and/or compensation.

Activity Level 4:

To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs, and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer with selective included activities occurring later in the evening.

General Information

Travel Documents:

Original, signed Passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank Visa page for Visa Stamp(s) is required.

As travel policies are rapidly changing as a result of COVID-19, the final requirements will be communicated prior to travel.

 

Payment:

A deposit of $400 per person will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by  January 25, 2023.

Cancellation Penalties:

Deposit date to day of departure                        $25 per person, plus. . . 

From December 2, 2022 - January 25, 2023     $400 per person, plus additional suppliers' fees

From January 26 - February 22, 2023               50% of amounts paid, in addition to the $400 per person deposit

After February 22, 2023                                     NON-REFUNDABLE 


Flight:

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements. 
 

Insurance:

For your protection, Club Adventures requires proof of travel insurance with ample coverage to travel on this trip for emergency medical expenses and emergency repatriation with coverage of at least $200,000 (not included in the price of the trip). Please see your AAA travel professional for specific coverage requirements and information. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate:

Daily high temperatures for Costa Rica in April average around 81°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 84°F. Daily low temperatures are around 64°F. Casual, lightweight clothes made from polyester work best for hiking as they protect from the sun, are moisture wicking and dry quickly. Avoid cotton clothing for the rainforests because it absorbs moisture and takes longer to dry. Waterproof jackets, raincoats (with ample ventilation) or ponchos with hoods are strongly recommended for hiking in the rainforests to protect in case of a downpour. It is best to wear long sleeves while hiking to prevent bug bites and insect repellent is a must. Comfortable waterproof shoes, a visor and sunglasses are a must. If planning on swimming in the rainforest waters, river sandals or aqua shoes are recommended. Waterproof backpacks, day packs or dry bags with a change of clothing are recommended for day trips, protecting cameras, cell phones, or other electronics you may be carrying to photograph nature.

Baggage:

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport. 

Travel Assistance:

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing those in need of assistance. 

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