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11-Day Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica Ultimate Adventure

Pura Vida! Join us on this amazing 11-day journey where we'll be traveling from the Central Highlands to the Pacific coastline. Our trip begins with a visit to Arenal Volcano National Park, named after the majestic Arenal Volcano, one of the world's ten most active volcanoes. We'll get to enjoy the floating safari in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where you can see three species of monkeys, tons of migratory and resident birds, sloths, caimans, turtles and plenty other species.

If you like hiking, you'll be in heaven as there are several great hikes to choose from. If you are seeking some extreme sports, the whitewater rafting and canyoneering are terrific. In the evening, we'll get to relax and recharge ourselves in the natural thermal hot springs. The next trip segment takes us high into the cloud forest of Monteverde, famous for its zip lines and long suspension bridges. There are many other activities, including the Serpentarium with many varieties of snakes, or the Frog Pond with exhibits of many amphibian species like the poison dart frog. Also coffee plantation tours , night tours, the new Bat exhibit with live bats, the Insect exhibit, the Butterfly Garden, the Monteverde Cheese Factory tour, horseback riding or souvenir hunting. Before you leave this region, you'll have a deeper appreciation for nature. Our final destination will be Costa Rica's premier national park, Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific Coast. We'll spend our days kayaking, exploring the park, viewing local wildlife (such as the endangered squirrel monkey) and relaxing on the white sand beaches.

Price Includes
Double occupancy accommodations; group transfers provided by private a/c coach bus; all breakfasts and two group dinners; entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park; scenic boat tour in Caño Negro Reserve; entrance to Baldi Hot Springs; cloud forest guided tour; kayaking through mangrove swamp, and trip insurance.

Optional activities
Whitewater rafting; canyoneering with waterfall rappels; horseback tour; high-flying, exhilarating canopy zipline tour.

Organizers
Ron Domash, John Corcoran and Trent Nguyen

So, what is Pura Vida? Just come to Costa Rica and experience it yourself. The trip price is $1,095 plus $585 for roundtrip airfare. Space is limited and this trip will sell out quickly.

Note:

CA Seller of Travel, Reg. # X[masked]: Friendly Adventures LLC is a registered seller of travel in the state of California and a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRC) -- California consumers may be eligible for refund payments for certain losses involving travel services. By state law, the refunds apply to only claimants who were located in California at the time of the sale.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there -
    Very interested in Costa Rica, but couldn't make the timing for this trip. Can the organisers give any opinions/recommendations/warnings [!] re operators offering 10-day tours? Gray Line and Ecogetaways both look plausible...

    December 2, 2012

    • Alan

      Caravan Tours; www.caravan.com

      December 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok... yup, they look like they know what they're doing. Thank you.

      December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks amazing!!! I hope you all have a great time... One day I will be able to join one of these adventures! =)

    November 15, 2012

  • Camp R.

    Anna,

    Hope you received my email with the information. Let me know if I can assist you further. Ron

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am confused on how to book the event if I decide to go. I just joined can anyone help?

    November 2, 2012

  • Camp R.

    Hi Lacee,

    Totally understand your concern as $1700 is a lot of money. I have been organizing trips for over 15 years of the Sierra Club. I organize the annual Catalina Island Trip with about 300 participants. We are responsible and have a strong reputation as leaders on Meetups and with the Sierra Club. Ed can put in a good for me and the group. Let me know if you would like to chat by phone as putting a voice to words may put you at ease. Cheers. Ron

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got back from Costa Rica three days ago. I had a wonderful time.

    September 2, 2012

  • Debbie

    Will there be a pre-trip social to discuss trip details and meet the other potential travelers? It would be helpful to get a feel of the group dynamics and various personalities before making the commitment.

    July 23, 2012

    • John C.

      Yes, there will be a pre-trip social but as Ron stated it will be for those who are planning on going

      August 22, 2012

  • Sam K.

    What company is this trip with? Is there a website for this trip? Who do we pay for this trip? How many are going?

    July 23, 2012

    • John C.

      More a group of friends than a company, 36 are going, payment to friendlyadventures

      August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to get a single room?

    August 17, 2012

    • John C.

      Yes, but I will either need a second person to also request a single room or I will need to make arrangements with the hotels.

      August 22, 2012

  • Nancy

    Hi guys! what time does the flight leave on 12/6? I have limited PTO and am trying to calculate how much I'll have left for a subsequent trip to Canada. Thanks!

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do I need buy my flight ticket, so im near lax and what's the location I need put for destination? Is going be my first traveling trip

    August 14, 2012

    • Camp R.

      Hi Rosa, we have purchased group airfare on all participants behalf - soon we will provide all instructions/information­ to proceed.

      August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So that price iss round trip or one way?

    July 21, 2012

  • Camp R.

    The will be pre-trip meeting/social will be about a month before the trip for participants that are attending. The group will be fun and friendly.

    July 27, 2012

  • Camp R.

    US Citizens do not require a VISA; only a valid Passport

    July 27, 2012

  • Camp R.

    The land package is $1095; $585 group air fare

    July 21, 2012

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