If you have ever wanted to experience the lush forests and the exotic wildlife of Costa Rica, now is your opportunity. The Central American country is the next destination for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s travel program.
Those interested in the all-inclusive trip can attend an interest meeting at the Chamber on Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m.
The trip, which will begin March 5, 2014, will last for nine days. The itinerary begins at the capital city of San Jose and includes stays at Tamarindo Beach, the forests and mountainous views of Monteverde to Arenal, as well as the topiary garden of Zarcero and the quaint town of Grecia.
Passengers will get the chance to experience a tour of the Doka Coffee Estate, learn about Costa Rica’s unique vegetation on a guided nature walk through Monteverde Cloud Forest, and explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and hummingbird galleries.
Other attractions include an optional visit to the spas and hot springs of the Arenal Volcano area, a cruise on Lake Arenal, and a guided riverboat trip at Cano Negro, where passengers will have the opportunity to spot indigenous wildlife.
The Chamber partners with Collette Vacations — an international tour, cruise and vacation agency — to coordinate the trip. Through the partnership, the Chamber can provide locals with a hassle-free travel opportunity at a group rate.
The cost of the Costa Rica trip is $2,349 and includes hotel stays in double-occupancy rooms; 14 meals; round-trip, international airfare from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport; air taxes and fees/surcharges; and hotel transfers.
For information about the interest meeting, contact senior vice president of Chamber operations Lindsay Wygal at 501-932-5403 or Lindsay@ConwayArkansas.org.