Costa Rica with Instructor Maggie Masferrer
$3,795.00 from Tallahassee* March 10-18, 2018
Tour Code: 218163
On March 10th, you will depart Tallahassee to begin your South American adventure, landing in the timeless city of San Jose to discover the hidden treasures of this city. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious foods and exotic shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these memories home with you on March 18th.
Space on the tour is limited, so don’t delay! Please submit your online application and $500.00deposit to www.EAtours.com by December 8, 2017 for a $25.00 discount off your tour price!!
The Wonders of Costa Rica
San Jose, Arenal Volcano National Park
March 10-13, 2018
On arrival to San Jose on March 10th, you will be met by your personal coach and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Afterwards, you will enjoy a guided excursion to a Coffee Plantation*. The tour takes place at the Doka Estate where you can learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing plant and the roasting of the grain. Following the tour, you will return to San Jose for dinner this evening. On March 11th, you will continue your adventure as you depart San Jose for La Fortuna, home to the Arenal Volcano, the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy an afternoon tour to a chocolate farm*. It’s hard to imagine that something as delicious as chocolate could come from a tree but it’s true! On March 12th you will enjoy a highlight of your tour with a one day pass to the Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot Springs*. Organize your day to enjoy a hike to view the cone of the volcano before taking advantage of the 25 different thermal water pools surrounded by rich local vegetation, singing birds, jacuzzies, the largest sauna of the country and extreme water slides.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve & Carara National Park
March 13-18, 2018
You will depart for Monteverde on March 13th. Monteverde is one of the top ecotourism destinations the world over, as home to the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve in the world. It is home to some of the most endangered species on the planet. This afternoon you will enjoy an El Trapiche Tour*. In the span of the walk around the farm, we explain the process involved in sugarcane cultivation, natural history and the opportunity to taste the sugar cane and its derivatives. On March 14th a visit is planned to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve*! While ascending to the tree tops, you will have the opportunity to explore all levels of the cloud forest. After completing the hanging walkways, the guides will prepare you for the zip line course. The total tour has 12 cables and 16 platforms which will take you to the “Tarzan Swing”, one of the most exciting parts of the tour! Dinner tonight is included. The morning of March 15th you will transfer to the beaches of Playa Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio National Park is where tropical rainforest meets the dazzling white sand of Playa Manuel Antonio — one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and one of the top ten in the world. After checking into your hotel, the afternoon will be spent completing community service to preserve the scenic beauty of these beaches. The morning of March 16th will begin with a relaxing hike through the tropical rainforest of the Carara National Park*. Later this afternoon, an unforgettable snorkeling adventure* in the warm pacific waters of Biesanz Bay is planned. On March 17th you will return to San Jose where you will enjoy an afternoon tour of La Paz Waterfall and Gardens*. Here you will walk through many spectacular trails, visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country, boasting trails with five waterfalls, an aviary, monkeys, hummingbird garden, serpentarium, jungle cat exhibit with five species of felines, Casita De La Paz, frog habitat, trout lake, insect exhibit and an orchid exhibit. On March 18th, you will return to the United States, taking with you fond memories of your unforgettable journey!
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $3,795.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $3,895.00. If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to pay the remaining payments by check and still receive the discounted tour price. Trip price is based on triple occupancy and includes round trip airfare from Memphis, point-to point transportation between cities while in Costa Rica, all breakfasts and dinners. Additionally, *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price (Doka Estate Coffee Tour, a Chocolate Tour, Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot springs, Trapiche Tour, Monteverde Reserve, Carara National Park/ Snorkeling Tour, and La Paz Waterfall Garden Tour (pending availability). In the unlikely event that EA Tours cancels the tour and is unable to operate a substitute itinerary, the tour cost including the initial deposit is fully refundable. Additional items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $465.00. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, unforeseen tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A $500.00 non-refundable initial deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Please go to “Student/Traveler Sign Up” on the home page at www.EAtours.com. Your tour number is 218163. A second payment of $1,000.00 will be due no later than 30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than seventy (70) days before departure. Updated tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure. Please note: This may not be an officially school sponsored program. Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application.
Submit your online application and $500.00 deposit to www.EAtours.com by December 8, 2017 for a $25 discount off your tour price!!