Day 1 – Home to San Jose
Board your flight today for San Jose, Costa Rica.   Arrive in San Jose and check into your hotel for a two night stay.  Enjoy a Costa Rican welcome drink this evening before dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Crown Plaza Corobici

Day 2 – San Jose
Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica. We see different residential neighborhoods of the capital,  beautiful parks, the University of Costa Rica and various government buildings. The tour includes a visit to the National Theatre – an  architectural jewel in grand European style – and to the Gold Museum.  Later visit Doka State Coffee for an interesting tour of the coffee plantation.  Return to San Jose for some leisure time.  Enjoy a typical “tico cuisine” dinner and a traditional show at Pueblo Antiguo.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – San Jose to Tortuguero
Today pack and overnight bag for our next adventure. R&J Tours has chosen to include Tortuguero for our guests as this truly is the best place to see wildlife. Sights include a Banana Plantation,  spectacular rain forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park and more.  Enjoy a buffet of tropical fruits before boarding a boat specially designed  for canal navigation.  Board flat riverboats at Cano Blanco that will take us to our waiting wilderness lodge in Tortuguero National Park, the amazon of Costa Rica.  This amazing intricate network of jungles, canals, peaceful lagoons, and islands set along the Carribean Sea is a delightful adventure.  In the afternoon we will be at our leisure to experience the local culture and habitat, visit some of the area’s wonderful  natural attractions, walk the nature trails or just relax in a luxurious hammock. 
Included Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Mawamba’s Lodge

Day 4 – Tortuguero National Park   
Breakfast is served before a full day of exploring Tortuguero National Park.  You may see spider, howler and white faced-monkeys, and the poison dart frog. Observe a variety of exotic birds including parrots, toucans, kingfisher, and an array of other rare types.  Lunch is served at the lodge today.  You may opt to take a guided canoe ride on the parks rivers with a nature walk to the black-water lagoons.  This evening enjoy dinner at the lodge.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Tortuguero to Arenal Volcano
This morning we depart Tortuguero and make our way to Arenal Volcano. Lunch is included today at the Rio Danta restaurant.  We find ourselves surrounded by a diverse natural environment and  a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano.  Enjoy two nights of relaxation in the midst of a tropical forest and a landscape of exceptional beauty with its forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs, and the most active volcano of Costa Rica: Arenal. Dinner is served at the hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 6 – Arenal Volcano
The hanging bridges are located within the corridor followed by birds  migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this  project will bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds,  the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rain forest.  You will be able to walk right into the forest, thanks to the imposing hanging bridges and the beautiful trails that are safe and easy to walk on.  This evening visit the spa and hot springs at Tabacon Hot Springs, offering outstanding therapeutic waters in its natural hot springs.  You’ll have opportunity to soak in the natural pools and hot springs set among cascading natural pools filled with warm mineral water, nestled near the base of Arenal Volcano.  Later, join us as we experience an open air dinner as magnificent Arenal Volcano looms in the distance.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Arenal Volcano to Guanacaste
After breakfast leave San Carlos for the scenic Central Pacific Coast.  Stop at the Rio Tarcoles and vew a natural refuge where thousands of birds congregate during their annual migrations.  It is here that many crocodiles hunt and bask in the sun.  Continue to the Hotel Casa Conde Del Mar, surrounded by exuberant vegetation, located in Guanacaste at one of the most pristine and safe, blue flag certified beaches.  Your home for the next 3 nights will be Hotel Casa Conde Del Mar with elegant Mediterranean-style architecture.  Dinner is served at the resort this evening.  Enjoy a walk or simply relax by the pool.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Casa Conde Del Mar or similar

Day 8 – Guanacaste
Sleep late and enjoy breakfast at your leisure today.  Some may want to take an optional fishing excursion, windsurfing, golfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or an array of other activities.  Relax by the sparkling pool or take a walk on the beach.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Guanacaste
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure this morning.  Today visit the Rincon de la vieja volcano with a stop at the Hacienda Guachipelin ranch on the slopes of Rinconde la Vieja Volcano for lunch.  We’ll spend the day sightseing the area before we return to the hotel. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Guanacaste to San Jose
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort and spend your morning pursuing your own interests.  Visit the country’s most famous artisan town, Sarchi with it’s countless souvenir and handicraft stores begin emerging from both sides of the road,  each offering handmade artifacts. See elaborately painted bowls and trays, natural wood serving utensils, tables, furniture, jewelry boxes  and carvings. It’s time to fill any remaining empty spaces in our suitcases!  Later in the day we depart for San Jose for our last overnight stay.   This evening dinner is at a local favorite restaurant the “Los Anonos,” as we bid farewell to beautiful Costa Rica.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
Hotel: Crown Plaza Corobici

Day 11 – San Jose to Home
After breakfast at the hotel we board our flight for home arriving in Minneapolis this evening.  Each person is responsible for $26 in cash for departure taxes upon leaving Costa Rica.
Included Meals: Breakfast

POST-Optional Extension:

Day 1 – Home to Antigua
Board your flight today for Guatemala City.  Upon arrival depart for Antique, Guatemala’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antique is one of the Americas’ oldest and most breathtaking cities nestled among a beautiful natural setting surrounded by three towering volcano’s.  Your hotel is situated among the colorful buildings, cobblestone streets, and quaint restaurants.
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Antigua to Lake Atitlan
Breakfast is served before we make our way to the lighland town of Chichicastenango with it’s lovely whitewashed buildings.  Visit the colorful open air Indian market and the Catholic Church of Snato Tomas to witness ancient Mayan ceremonies that have been practiced there for centuries.  Motor along the shores of Lake Atitian know as Place of Great Water.  A stunning sight as the blue waters of Lake Atitian are surrounded by volanoes and numerous indigenous villages.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Lake Atitan to Guatemala City
After breakfast, we’ll cruise across Lake Atitan and visit the Indian village of Santiago Atitlan, where you will have opportunity to meet the Tzutuhil people, one of Guatemala’s indigenous tribes.  Later this afternoon we’ll head to Guetemala City for a tour and a traditional Gueatemalan dinner!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Guatemala City to San Jose
After breakfast fly to San Jose to join the first day of the main itinerary of Costa Rica!
Included Meals: Breakfast

Please call for Guatemala Extension Pricing.  1-800-758-6877

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,899
Single: $3,199
Triple: $2,579
Quad: $235

Passport Needed


Price Includes


Single: $3,199 Double: $2,899 Triple: $2,579 Quad: $2,449


Single: $200 Double: $235 (per person)

Price includes: RT Airfare from MSP including all airport taxes and fuel surcharges ($205 value included)  22 Meals, Activities as stated.

Deposit due: $200 deposit at time of reservation,
Full payment due 60 days prior to departure

Travel Bucks: $30 Travel Bucks earned with this tour.

Tour pace: Considerable walking required on this trip.

NESSCESSARY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: A valid passport is required for this tour. (Passport must be valid 6 months beyond Feb. 14, 2009)

Motorcoach Departure Date:

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Tour Highlights

Tortuguero National Park Excursion
Braulio Carrillo National Park & Rainforest
Daka Plantation coffee tour
Tabacon Mineral Hot Springs soak
Pueblo Antiquo Nights dinner and show
        Rincon de la vieja Volcano
Open air dinner near Arenal Volcano
        Arenal Hanging Bridges
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