Worldwide Quest - El Camino de Costa Rica
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El Camino de Costa Rica

Mar 01-10, 2025

10 days | Costa Rica | alumni UBC Travel Club

Experience Costa Rica from the Caribbean Sea up over the continental divide and down to the Pacific Ocean on this once-in-a-lifetime trek. We have designed this route to attract adventurers looking to immerse themselves in this tropical destination, with many ventures into areas off the beaten path and away from popular tourist destinations. Rural community involvement is integral to the experience, and cultural exchanges are a daily occurrence through food, conversation, and the warm welcome at the comfortable lodgings.

The near daily 10–20-kilometre hikes, which range from moderate to challenging, crisscross the mountains through foothills; cloud forest reserves; coffee, sugarcane, and banana plantations; and past private fincas and ranchlands, deep valleys, rushing rivers, and waterfalls. All the while, we pass through various forested and semi-open ecosystems, ever on the lookout for tropical plants like orchids and bromeliads as well as spectacular animals like toucans, parrots, iguanas, sloths, and monkeys.

Accompanying you is seasoned alumni UBC Study Leader Marisa Mae as well as a Costa Rican host and various local guides. Join us for this riveting journey from coast to coast!
alumni UBC Travel Club Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
US$6395 includes taxes & gratuities
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers on tour start and end dates; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; ground transportation as indicated in the itinerary; all activities as described in the itinerary; entrance fees; internal flight to Tortuguero; meals as specified in the itinerary; porterage of one standard piece of baggage per person; gratuities for guides, driver, hotel staff, and included meals; all taxes; services of your alumni UBC Wellness Leader Marisa Mae; fully escorted by our English-speaking Costa Rican guide

"Marisa was always upbeat and helpful. She was very accommodating and patient with the slower walkers. Loved the stretching sessions Marisa gladly conducted at the end of the day." - Traveller on UBC Portuguese Coastal Camino Walking Tour

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in San Jose
2Fly to Tortuguero National Park
3Barbilla National Park - Cabecar Reservation
4Rafting Pacuare River or hike along river
5El Humo to Tapanti
6Muñeco Valley - Palo Verde Cloud Forest Reserve
7Jardín de Dota to San Pablo
8Napoles to Esquipulas / Manuel Antonio beach
9Manuel Antonio National Park
10To San Jose / Departure
Optional extension:  Four Nights in the Osa Peninsula
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Your Tour Leader

Marisa has trained clients 1:1 and in small groups, online and in person from her base in Vancouver, for over 14 years. As a certified leadership coach and personal trainer she helps clients align their lifestyle to one that supports healthy, sustainable, habits for a long & active life. She creates and leads health-related workshops, programs and workouts for various departments at UBC.

alumni UBC Travel Club Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
US$6395 includes taxes & gratuities
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers on tour start and end dates; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; ground transportation as indicated in the itinerary; all activities as described in the itinerary; entrance fees; internal flight to Tortuguero; meals as specified in the itinerary; porterage of one standard piece of baggage per person; gratuities for guides, driver, hotel staff, and included meals; all taxes; services of your alumni UBC Wellness Leader Marisa Mae; fully escorted by our English-speaking Costa Rican guide

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