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Costa Rica - Exploring Natural Wonders

When:
Saturday, September 21, 2024 to Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Where:
Additional Info:
Category:
CSC Events
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

 

                                                                      ROAD SCHOLAR
                                                     The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders
                                                              September 21, 2024 to October 2, 2024

                                                      Deadline to express interest is Friday, July 14, 2023

An Exclusive Learning Adventure for
Members of the Cincinnati Ski Club!

If you are interested in going on The Best of Costa Rica trip, you will need to complete and sign a Cincinnati Ski Club Affiliated Event Waiver  sign-up sheet. No payment is required at this time.

Sign
-ups will start at the Wednesday, July 5th General Meeting.  Affiliated Event sign-up sheets will be available at this meeting.
If you select to mail the waiver to me
your waiver must be received no later than Wednesday, July 5 to be added to the list of individuals who are interested in traveling to Costa Rica with other CSC members next year.

Please note the ski club is not liable for lost, stolen or delayed mail.

In the event this trip goes to lottery, the Affiliated Event Sign-Up Sheet must be received by July 5.

For your convenience, my address is:
2576 Arrowhead Court
Villa Hills, KY 41017

Upon your confirmed enrollment, round trip airfare can be booked directly through Road Scholar Travel Services.  You are also welcome to use the airline of your choice.  Looking forward to having you join other members during this educational adventure to Costa Rica!

Program Overview:
Unhurried. Active. Environmentally aware. Lush. Protected. Biodiverse. Pura Vida the Pure Life.  Costa Ricas pervading cultural ideology unites with its natural delights to create a unique national character, in which 25 percent of the land is preserved by law and there is no standing military. This invigorating program explores the essential nature of this Central American nation, from its pristine beaches and verdant forests to its rural villages and historic capital.

Program Highlights:

Learn from naturalists about the unique features of the rain forest, wetlands and transition zones.  Participate in cultural activities in rural communities.  Admire the misty beauty and unique characteristics of a cloud forest during a trail hike and expert presentation.

Program Prices:

Double and Single Occupancy: $2,899 (2)

Activity Level: Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5 hours a day over uneven trails in hot and humid conditions. Includes a number of bus transfers; no bathroom on bus but bus stops every 1.52 hours. Elevations up to 4,000 feet.

1)
September is the nesting season for Green Sea Turtles at Tortuguero. During this special time of the year, the program will include a nighttime walk along the beach led by a local guide for an opportunity to observe sea turtles as they come ashore to lay eggs.

2)
Please note that there are limited number of free singles. Upon enrollment, round-trip airfare available through Road Scholar Travel. Services.

Program Prices Include:

11 nights of accommodations
31 meals (11 B, 10 L, 10 D)
5 expert-led lectures
22 expert-led field trips
2 hands-on experiences
Group travel and transfers throughout the program
A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics
Customary gratuities, taxes and destination fees
The Road Scholar Assurance Plan, including 24
-hour assistance for medical and other emergencies.

Accommodations:

Radisson Hotel San José - Costa Rica, San Jose, 2 nights
Located near the historic district.
Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero, Limon, 2 nights
Located on the banks of Tortugueros main canal
Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, 2 nights
Nature Lodge built along the banks of the Sarapiqui River.
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, La Fortuna, 2 nights
Accommodations are provided in small casitas all with views of the famous volcano.
Hotel Punta Leona, Punta Leona, 2 nights
Tropical rainforest and beach resort located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel & Convention Center, San Jose, 1 night
Conveniently located near the airport.
  
To reserve your spot, please contact Sue Marshall at
susanmarshallky@gmail.com.