Costa Rica is a real-life paradise.

From lush jungles to volcanic landscapes, there’s so much to love about this Central American hot spot. Spend the morning sharing ideas at half-day co…

Your package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 1 light dinner
  • 3 three-course dinners
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Boat ride on the Sarapiquí River, conference meetings, Costa Rican wildlife, Arenal Volcano National Park, coffee plantation, Plaza de la Cultura, Bel…

Tour pace

You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads, unpaved trails and muddy paths, with some hills.

Itinerary

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San José / 1 NIGHT

Jan 25: Arrival in San José

Included meals: Light dinner

Fly to Costa Rica and settle in to your hotel in San José.

Arenal Region / 4 NIGHTS

Jan 26: Arenal region via Braulio Carrillo National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your way to the Arenal region by traveling through the lush, beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park.  • Take a boat ride on the Sarapiquí River  • Stay on the lookout for crocodiles, howler monkeys, and birds  Continue on to the Arenal region and gather with your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

Jan 27: Conference meeting & hiking tour of Arenal

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Attend a morning Med-Leg Conference Educational Session _(4 hours)_. This afternoon, hike through Arenal Volcano National Park on a guided tour.  • View the mile-high volcano, a near-perfect conical shape that emerges from the Sierra de Tilarán mountain range  • Gaze at the placid Lake Arenal, watching for northern jacana, woodpeckers, and kingfishers by its shores  • Stop to enjoy a tasting of raw sugarcane

Jan 28: Conference meeting & free afternoon in the Arenal Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Attend a morning Med-Leg Conference Educational Session _(4 hours)_. Spend a free afternoon in the Arenal region or add an excursion.

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Ziplining Tour
2 hours
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Today's ziplining excursion adds a bit of adrenaline to your Costa Rican vacation. The longest ziplines on this course cover nearly half a mile, and the tallest are almost 600 feet off the ground; in short, you've never traveled like this before! You'll fly above the treetops and come home with a renewed sense of adventure.2 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jan 29: Conference meeting & free afternoon in the Arenal Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Attend a morning Med-Leg Conference Educational Session _(4 hours)_. Spend a free afternoon in the Arenal region or add an excursion.

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Arenal Hot Springs & Dinner
5 hours
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The afternoon is yours to explore an array of heated pools, kept warm by geothermal activity surrounding the Arenal Volcano. Then, enjoy dinner, along with views of the volcano, at a restaurant in the charming town of La Fortuna before traveling back to your hotel.5 hours and departs in the afternoon with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

San José / 1 NIGHT

Jan 30: Coffee plantation visit & San José sightseeing tour

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to San José today, making several stops along the way. • Tour the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation to learn about coffee harvests during a hands-on demonstration and enjoy a tasting  • Visit the town of Sarchí to view the carretas, or beautifully painted oxcarts  Then, get to know San José on a guided sightseeing tour.  • Stop at the Plaza de la Cultura, site of many performances and celebrations, and admire the National Theatre of Costa Rica  • Pass Bellavista Fortress, home of the National Museum  • Marvel at the steel exterior of the century-old Edificio Metálico  • Tour the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and speak with a local attorney about Costa Rican law  Celebrate your trip with your fellow travellers at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Jan 31: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extension / Starting from $749 pp

Costa Rica Conference Week w/ 3 nts Manuel Antonio & San Jose Post-Extension / 3 NIGHTS

Add 3 nights in Manuel Antonio & San Jose

Jan 31: Tarcoles River cruise

Included meals: Breakfast

En route to Manuel Antonio, relax on a riverboat tour of the Tarcoles River.  • Take in views of lush mangrove forests and jungle settings  • Look out for wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas, lizards, monkeys, and birds

Feb 01: Manuel Antonio National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know the country’s smallest national park, popular for its breathtaking beaches and scenic hiking trails.  • Keep an eye out for local fauna—the park is home to 109 mammal species and 270 bird species  • Walk to the top of rocky Cathedral Point to view the park from across the Pacific  • Witness a blowhole shooting sea spray over Escondido Beach  • Survey the saw cliff and sea caves at Serrucho Point  Enjoy a free afternoon in Manuel Antonio or add an excursion.

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Manuel Antonio Sunset Cruise
3 hours
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Spend the afternoon cruising along the central Pacific coast of Quepos on board the Ocean King catamaran, the largest in Central America. Sail through the various islands and rock formations as you explore Manuel Antonio National Park from the water, keeping an eye out for dolphins and sea birds that inhabit the area. Snorkel in the calm turquoise waters as you explore the underwater beauty up close. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent.3 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Feb 02: Transfer to San José

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning before travelling back to San José and celebrating your trip with your group at a dinner.

Feb 03: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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