Two New Costa Rica Guided Vacations From Pleasant Holidays

A hanging bridge in the rainforest of Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Pleasant Holidays is adding two new guided vacations in Costa Rica with guaranteed departures in 2019 and 2020. There will be no minimum number of travelers required to operate the itineraries, the company said. 

The vacations, which are aimed at individuals, families and groups, will offer a bilingual, licensed and certified tour guide and driver throughout the vacation; most meals; a choice of Superior or Deluxe accommodations; and multiple tours, excursions and local experiences built into the itinerary.

The Wonders of Costa Rica seven-day / six-night itinerary includes one night in Liberia, two nights in Guanacaste and three nights in Arenal, with guaranteed departures every Saturday from June 15 to December 7, 2019, and January 4 to December 5, 2020. In Arenal, travelers can visit Mistico Park, tour Arenal Volcano, relax in thermal hot springs and enjoy a day of rappels, ziplines and rock climbs at Pure Trek Canyoning Experience. Travelers can also get a taste of the watersports of Guanacaste on a catamaran sail that includes snorkeling, kayaking and more. “Wonders of Costa Rica” includes 13 meals and free time for travelers to enjoy optional activities or to explore Costa Rica on their own.

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The new “Cultural Experiences of Costa Rica” guided vacation offers eight days and seven nights in San José, Monteverde and Guanacaste. While in San José, travelers can enjoy visits to the national museum, theater and central market; have a traditional lunch in the home of a Costa Rican family; and enjoy dinner and entertainment at a coffee plantation. A day trip to nearby Cartago includes visits to Los Angeles Basilica and Irazu Volcano. Travelers can also experience the Cloud Forest of Monteverde and a visit to Santa Elena School for their choice of a farm tour, reforesting tour or a cooking class. A cultural performance in Guanacaste explores the history of agriculture in the region, traditional dances and music, followed by food tastings and shopping. “Cultural Experiences of Costa Rica” includes 15 meals, leisure time, optional tours and guaranteed departures every other Saturday from June 15 to November 30, 2019, and January 11 to November 28, 2020.

Pleasant Holidays has also revised its “Jewels of Costa Rica” guided vacation itinerary, which first launched in 2011. The company has slimmed the trip from 11 days to nine, which the company says will better accommodate the vacation spans of American travelers. Both the Jewels and Marvels itineraries are available for guaranteed departures every other Saturday June 8 to December 7, 2019, and January 4 to December 5, 2020. 

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