sarapiqui Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge This lodge’s unique architecture is inspired by the indigenous pre-Columbian construction techniques of the region, used by natives for more than a 1,000 years. Guests will enjoy a harmonious decor of earth tones, natural limestone, and antique or artisan-made furniture. All rooms are located amidst the gardens and orchards of the property. Tilajari Area Arenal Paraiso Located in the northern region of Costa Rica, this hotel is perfect for enjoying impressive views of the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the beauty of the rain forest with its diversity of exotic plants, animals and birds in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
Included features San José: City sightseeing; visit the National Theater, the National Museum, and a banana plantation; tour Doka Coffee Plantation; welcome dinner; farewell dinner Sarchi: Shop local markets Tortuguero National Park: Guided cruise through the canals to view wildlife; guided walk through the rainforest Sarapiqui: Tour a working pineapple plantation Tilajari Area: Tilajari Rainforest Reserve; visit the Butterfly Garden, Ecotermales Hot Springs, and Arenal Volcano Poas Volcano National Park: View La Paz Waterfall; visit Poas Volcano
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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica
tortuguero national park Pachira Lodge This unique lodge is located only five minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero Naitonal Park. Surrounded by a network of scenic canals, rich flora and fauna, this area is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world.
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San JosÉ Ramada Plaza Herradura The Ramada Plaza Herradura is located in the heart of Central Valley, surrounded by lush green meadows and beautiful mountains. The hotel features three restaurants, a swimming pool and private saunas.
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San José, Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui, Tilajari
March 6–14, 2010
Dear UCLA Alumni & Friends,
N atural Wonders of C osta R ic a 9 days
Some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and unique natural resources are almost in our own backyard. Please join us as we experience the nature and people of our Central American neighbor, Costa Rica. Explore the flora and fauna of Costa Rica’s abundance of national parks, including Tortuguero – dedicated to protecting endangered turtles, and the Tilajari Rainforest Reserve with its Butterfly Garden and Ecotermales Hot Springs. Wonder at the strength of nature at Poas Volcano National Park, and learn about Costa Rican agriculture at a banana plantation, a coffee plantation, and a pineapple farm. Plus meet the friendly people and discover the cultural heritage of this very special land with a stay in San Jose and a visit to the local markets of Sarchi. Our hotels include resorts in the heart of tropical parks, with opportunities to hike or relax as rainbow-colored birds soar overhead. This really is a very special travel opportunity. I know space will fill quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Day 6 Sarapiqui–Tilajari Area.
Day 3 San José–Tortuguero National Park. (Mon.) Journey
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east to the Caribbean shore and TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. On the way, stop at a BANANA PLANTATION. Later, board a motor launch for your cruise along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways crisscrossing a national park dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles. The trained eyes of your guide and boatman help you spot freshwater turtles, caymans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. An afternoon at leisure lets you explore Pachira Lodge until you meet for an informative slideshow presentation on the area. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Tortuguero National Park Tour & Canal Cruise. (Tue.) Your
Tour Guide accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby rainforest. During the peak nesting season, from mid-July to mid-October, you may be
Poas Volcano Sarchi
Tortuguero National Park
Natural Wonders of Costa Rica
Day 5 Tortuguero– Sarapiqui. (Wed.) A
Day 2 San José. (Sun.) This morning, enjoy a San José city tour that will introduce you to the
For more information please contact us at 310-206-0613 or 800-UCLAlumni (825-2586).
Day 1 Arrival in San José, Costa Rica. (Sat.) Upon your evening arrival you will be met by your Tour Director who will help you check into your hotel.
I hope you can join us!
Christel Pailet Director, Alumni Travel
lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. (B,L,D)
morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Along the way, enjoy views of the passing rainforest. Arrive at your resort hotel for time to relax. (B,L)
capital’s most important sights. Driving through Paseo Colon, visit the heart of the city to admire the pride of the ticos, the NATIONAL THEATER. This architectural jewel was designed as the opera house at the beginning of the 19th century. Visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM, a faithful witness to Costa Rican history, then enjoy sightseeing at Central Park, the cathedral, the Congress Building, and the Justice Court. Continue to the town of SarchI, for centuries a production center of Costa Rica’s famous hand-painted oxcarts, to have an Poas Volcano included lunch and shop for unique souvenirs. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director at the hotel. (B,L,D)
(Thu.) This morning, tour the CORSICANA PINEAPPLE FARM to learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples. Continue through TILAJARI RAINFOREST RESERVE. Experience the magic of the resort’s BUTTERFLY GARDEN and consider a walk in the nearby tropical rainforest in search of 300- to 400-year-old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds, and possibly small animals native to the reserve. (B,D)
Day 7 Tilajari Area. (Fri.) During your morning at leisure you may wish to go on an optional
horseback ride or float trip. Later this afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, offering spectacular views of the active Arenal Volcano. Next, drive to nearby ECOTERMALES Hot Springs for a dip in the curative and relaxing pools. This evening, view ARENAL VOLCANO, hoping to see lava glowing on its sides. (B,D)
Day 8 Tilajari Area–San José. (Sat.) Get an early start this morning to POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK. On the way, see La Paz Waterfall, one of the five falls in the area. Arrive at POAS VOLCANO for close-up views of the enormous crater with its deep, green lake; perhaps you will even see one of its sporadic geyser-like eruptions. Next, stop at the DOKA COFFEE PLANTATION where you will see firsthand the entire production process—from seedlings to your cup! Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, ending an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica. (B,L,D) Day 9 (Sun.) Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B) Costa Rican jungle
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Features: With Globus you’ll always visit the key sights and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable ♦ Meals: American breakfast daily (B), 5 lunches (L), and 6 three-course dinners (D), including special welcome and farewell dinners in San José. ♦ Airport Transfers: Included if you purchase air from Globus
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