Costa Rica from $1398

Hermosa Beach, Guanacaste

5 days – 4 nights

Check Availability or call 888-822-5861

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.

DISCLAIMER: The UConn Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”) is not the travel program tour operator. The Foundation does not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for this travel program. Providers of transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant and any other goods or services for this program are independent contractor not under the control of the Foundation. The Foundation is not liable for any wrongful, negligent, willful, arbitrary or other acts or omissions of any independent contractors, their employees, agents, servants or representatives or of any other third party. The Foundation is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to person or property whatsoever arising from or related to the travel program or the provision of any goods or services thereunder whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, acts of war, riot, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, strikes or other labor activities, flood, cyclone, hurricane, fire, earthquake or other natural occurrence, weather event or disaster, animals, food poisoning, illness, disease, mechanical or other failure of aircraft, vessels or other means of transportation, failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, termination or cancellation of services by suppliers for any reason, missed carrier connections, overbooking or downgrading of services or accommodations, substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, without or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. The Foundation shall not be responsible for alteration in the itinerary as deemed necessary for carrying out the tour and the right is reserved to change the itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice. The right is further reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure; in which case the entire payment may be refunded without further obligation on its part. The right is also reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour should such person’s health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare of the other participants. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour. By paying the deposit or participating in this travel program applicants and participants accept in full all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.

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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