Indulgence in Costa Rica (Summer 2019)

Indulgence in Costa Rica (Summer 2019)


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Sat, Apr 13, 2019
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Fri, Apr 19, 2019
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Sat, Dec 07, 2019
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Fri, Dec 13, 2019
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Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable to extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Eastern Mediterranean trips may have additional restrictions

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Offer does not apply to all vacations, contact your travel consultant for applicable vacations. There is a no-smoking policy in all shared rooms. Does not apply to additional accommodation, stopovers, airfare or flight supplements. Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable to extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Eastern Mediterranean trips may have additional restrictions. Exceptions apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Costa Rica, a breathtakingly beautiful country in Central America. From rugged rainforests to sweeping coastlines and pristine beaches, this ecologically-friendly destination embraces the celebrated pure way of life – known as pura vida to the locals. Our eco-focused itinerary will allow you to head on your own jungle adventure and reconnect with Mother Nature, while travelling in a sustainable manner. Discover the majestic Arenal Volcano with a local volcanologist and relish lunch among the tropical plants at idyllic Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, as you make your way through this biodiverse country at a pace that suits you.

Day 1 - Arrive to San Jose.
Welcome to San Jose, where a warm greeting and private hotel transfer await you at the airport. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Central Valley and Bajos del Toro.
You'll start your journey by heading to the outskirts of the Central Valley for some delicious coffee with the Arrieta family, as they share their local way of life on their coffee plantation. In Sarchí, savour an exclusive lunch among tropical plants and flowers at the Else Kientzler Botanical Garden. Gain insights into the working side of the flower industry, as you relax in a tranquil garden. After lunch, travel to the Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest for birdwatching and wildlife spotting with a Local Expert. You'll witness fascinating weather changes over Dinner with wine at the charming El Silencio Lodge.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 3 - Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna.
Release your inner explorer with a guided mystic cloud forest hike in the morning. You'll trek around the base of the volcano and through the cloud forest trails and hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements. Head to La Fortuna before arriving at your unique hotel just outside the Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy a special dinner of Costa Rican cuisine and local wine, alongside the active volcano. You'll be joined by a volcanologist from the National University of Costa Rica, who will share fascinating insights into their work.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Tabacon.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Arenal Volcano National Park.
Rise early this morning to meet with a volcanologist from the National University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory. Learn of their research in the area and how the area has been transformed by volcanic activity. Later, join your Travelling Concierge for an adventure. Choose from zipping through the canopy treetops (WAIVER REQUIRED), enjoying a skywalk on a series of suspension bridges, joining a naturalist guide on an aerial gondola, or perhaps river-rafting on the controlled rapids of Piedras Negras River? Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the Tabacon Thermal pools and choose to dine here as well to extend your time in this tropical paradise.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Lake Arenal and Guanacaste.
Bid farewell to the mountains and continue your journey around Lake Arenal - the largest lake in Costa Rica. Descend to the Guanacaste plains and the resort beach destinations that the region is famous for. Enjoy lunch at the magnificent Hacienda La Pacifica, a local favourite famous for its mouthwatering tilapia and other seafood delicacies. Journey on to your beachside resort, a place that not only stimulates the senses but revitalizes spirits.(Breakfast / Lunch)
Accommodation: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Guaitil and Palo Verde National Park.
Today you'll head to the village of Guaitil, in Diria District, a place known for its specialised traditional pottery. Once here you'll visit artisans using local clays and the same tools and techniques of their indigenous ancestors to create the region's famous pottery. Foodies rejoice, as you enjoy a cultural tasting of homemade rosquillas (a type of empanada) with your fellow travelers. Afterwards, journey on an open-boat along the Tempisque River, keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife including crocodiles, macaws and howler monkeys. Spend the afternoon at your resort where you can make the most of its spa facilities, take a walk on the beach or take a dip in the pool. Toast to your Costa Rican journey at a Celebration Dinner with wine.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 7 - Depart Guanacaste.
Enjoy a final breakfast with your new friends before your transfer to Liberia International Airport, where you'll connect with your onward flights. Alternatively, extend your holiday with additional nights at the hotel.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Exceptional Dining

  • Else Kientzler Botanical Garden Relish lunch among beautiful tropical plants and flowers, the perfect place for relaxing in a stunning setting.
  • Bajas Del Toro Cloud Forest: Dine amongst the unique setting, within the clouds, at your charming lodge.
  • Tabacon: Enjoy dinner and wine with fellow guests alongside the Arenal Volcano.
  • Guanacaste: Share a Farewell Celebration Dinner, toasting to your Costa Rican journey.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners with wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Central Valley: Have a coffee with the Arrieta family and explore their coffee farm.
  • Arenal Volacano: This volcano is one of Costa Rica's most notable natural features.
  • Palo Verde National Park: A major conservation effort is underway to preserve one of the world’s last remaining tropical dry rainforests. Explore the park’s spectacular variety of bird species, considered among the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.

Luxury Hotels

  • San Jose: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose is a hacienda style urban retreat surrounded by beautiful grounds.
  • Bajos del Toro Cloud Forest: The perfect eco-retreat for travellers seeking authentic experiences with nature is at El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
  • Tabacon: Renowned for its comfort and hospitality, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is renowned for its dozens of mineral river pools.
  • Guanacaste: Inspired by local flora and fauna, The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort will stimulate senses and revitalise spirits.

VIP Experiences

  • Arenal: Meet with Mr. Eliecer Duarte, volcanologist from the Costa Rican Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, and learn about the geothermal activity of active Arenal Volcano.
  • Guanacaste: Enjoy an exclusive marimba show, showcasing the beautiful sounds of one of the most popular instruments in Central America.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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