Costa Rica Eco Explorer: Nature, Jungle & Beach Escape from $1398

Hermosa Beach, Guanacaste

5 days – 4 nights

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 4 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, twin-share rooms
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers included with purchased AESU group airfare

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners, including:
    • Welcome dinner
    • Farewell dinner

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Local, English-speaking host
  • All-day Adventure Pass to Rincon de la Vieja National Park including:
    • Hiking
    • Zip lining
    • Horseback riding
    • Tarzan swings
    • Tubing
    • Hot springs
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Rincon and Santa Maria volcanoes
  • Flora and fauna at the Conservacion Guanacaste World Heritage Site
  • Tropical forests
  • Waterfalls and much more…

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Travel to this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. From volcanoes to waterfalls and tropical forests, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks and hot springs: Costa Rica offers an incredible assortment of outdoor adventures in many shapes and forms.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome orientation and dinner
  • Hermosa Beach
  • All-day Adventure Pass to Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Canyon Tour
  • Zip lining
  • Tarzan swing
  • Horseback riding
  • Waterfalls
  • Volcanos
  • Rainforest
  • Hot Springs … and much more!

Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure!

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, if applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Book with your tour director upon arrival in Costa Rica and pay in cash in US$

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Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River 1/2 day optional excursion
$135

Class 2 & 3 White Water Rafting - Duration: half day.

Beautiful canyons, wildlife, exuberant vegetation and pristine water is what you will find as you raft for 1 hour down the class 2 & 3 rapids of the Colorado River. After the safety instruction you will get your 2-person raft. The tour leader will give you the option of being accompanied by a guide or have them follow you closely on another raft. Experienced rafters or beginner have an enjoying guaranty, as well as nature lovers. After the rafting we rappel down with certified equipment to finish our adventure with a delicious lunch.

What to bring: Swimming suit, hiking or running shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, money and hat. We include: Lunch, water bottle, fruit juice, guides, transportation, and full rafting equipment.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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PLAYA HERMOSA BOSQUE DEL MAR, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

This boutique hotel is located directly at the beach of Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste and offers a nice ambiance within the beautiful landscape. The beach is just one minute to walk.

Costa Rica Eco Explorer 5 Days $1398.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In Playa Hermosa, GuanacasteEnd In Playa Hermosa, GuanacasteLand Only
2020
Jul 1  Jul 5$1398

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $425 will be applied to your reservation.

AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Liberia, return from Liberia.

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport and your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. (Check if trip insurance is offered directly by your Alumni Assoc.) If not, you can get a quote and purchase online through Trip Assure. See the insurance link on AESU's website under Travel Tools or copy this link into your browser: https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=AESU3922MD

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"Best vacation. I had a wonderful time and made lifelong friends which made it even better."
-Past traveler

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Miami University
Alumni Association

Kathryn Myles, '89
Associate Director, Alumni Travel and Campus Engagement
Murstein Alumni Center
725 E. Chestnut Street
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