Costa Rica Eco Explorer: Tar Heel travelers depart for San Jose, Costa Rica, return Jan. 3

Costa Rica Eco Explorer
Dec. 27, 2009Jan. 3, 2010

Price: From $1,650 (Air additional from selected gateways)
Tour Length: 8 days
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This eight-day journey offers a leisurely tour of Costa Rica, the hottest destination in Latin America. Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer – active volcanoes, pink shell beaches, exotic birds, playful monkeys and jungle-canopy walks. Discover unspoiled beaches that stretch for miles, rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking, and spectacular cloud forests and rainforests with ample opportunities for bird-watching and hiking. 

 You will have an introduction to Costa Rican culture, nature, history and architecture with visits to San Jose as well as the Arenal and Tamarindo regions. Zipline through the jungle canopy before you spend relaxing time on Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Coast.

Take advantage of your 2009 holiday break and experience a tropical adventure specifically designed for young and active alumni and friends. What a great way to ring out the old and ring in the new. More.


Day 1      Depart U.S. for San Jose, Costa Rica (provided for air-inclusive participants only)

Day 2      Poás Volcano and Las Paz Waterfall Gardens

Day 3      San Jose/Arenal region

Day 4      Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge

Day 5      Arenal/Tamarindo Beach – Pacific Ocean

Day 6      Tamarindo Beach

Day 7      Tamarindo Beach

Day 8      Transfer to International Airport in Liberia/Return to U.S. (provided for air-inclusive
               participants only)

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

For more information on this trip or any alumni trips, please contact Steffi Kinton '05, coordinator of alumni education and travel, at or (877) 962-3980.