Costa Rica Hub & Spoke
Our unique escorted Hub & Spoke tour features a 4 star hotel in Costa Rica's beautiful capital, San Jose, where you unpack just once! Then you explore from the Pacific to the Rain Forest to the Caribbean!
Don't miss it!
Costa Rica is PERFECT for Legendary Journeys exclusive Hub & Spoke escorted tours! This incredible itinerary is a fantastic value at just $113 a day including all taxes & fees and more. LowCost AIR available from $99! Stay in the geographic center of the country in the capital of San Jose at a city center 4 star hotel. Here you UNPACK ONCE and enjoy day trips to the Atlantic & Caribbean coast, the Rainforest & Central Mountains, and the Pacific Coast. You have balanced free time for your own pursuits and MANY meals are included. This is the absolute best escorted trip to Costa Rica available and one that should not be missed!
DEPARTURES 2017: January 31; April 4; November 7
COSTA RICA HUB & SPOKE ITINERARY:
Day 1 | Fly To Costa Rica
Today you fly to Costa Rica and the capital city of San Jose. Located in the geographic center of the country in Central America's (and Western Hemispheres) most narrow land mass, it connects North and South America. San Jose is perfect for Legendary Journeys Hub & Spoke tour as the Pacific is just 60 miles away and Caribbean just 100 miles away. So your seven night hotel stay allows you to unpack ONCE and then enjoy day trips to two oceans, the rainforest, mountains, volcanoes and more. Upon arrival you are transferred to your first class (4 star) city center Balmoral Hotel (or similar). The Balmoral is walking distance to San Jose major sights and will serve as your home for your entire stay.
Day 2 | Sarchi Mountain Experience & San Jose
Breakfast included this morning. Today you immerse yourself in authentic Costa Rican culture on your escorted sightseeing. Begin with a tour into the Central Mountains to the artisan village of Sarchi, where the famous oxcarts are built. You will have the opportunity to tour the fascinating factories and watch how the carts are constructed. Splendidly decorated in various sizes, these oxcarts are treasured for their unique beauty. This beautiful mountain village is in the heart of the Costa Rica Rain Forest and you will find the best shopping available in Costa Rica. In the afternoon, return to San Jose for a capital tour. Your guide will show you San Jose's best sites including the magnificent Opera House, the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Other sights will include the University of Costa Rica, Sabana Park, the National Museum of Pre-Columbian art, the National Theater and more. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel with live musical entertainment.
Day 3 | Costa Rica at Leisure
Breakfast is included today. You enjoy a day for your own choices and pursuits. Your Legendary Journeys escort can help you with a variety of activities including the Monteverde Cloud Forest Train or the world famous Irazu Volcano.
Day 4 | World Famous Irazu Volcano & Orosi Valley
Breakfast is included this morning. Today you head into the mountains to enjoy one of Central America’s most spectacular sights… The Orosi Valley and world famous Irazu Volcano. First you will have admission to Irazu National Park and the Irazu Volcano, the tallest in the country. En route you visit Cartago, a city nestled at the base of the volcanic mountain range. You will have time to step inside the Basiclica of Los Angeles, an important spiritual destination where you can see a glittering collection of gold and silver offerings left by pilgrims over the years. Towering over Cartago is the impossible-to-miss Irazu Volcano. It’s the tallest in the country at an imposing 11,000 feet above sea level. Take in spectacular views of the sloping gray cone and dramatic crater. This is a unique opportunity to see the crater lake in such close proximity to the volcano. Next, explore the charming colonial town of Orosi, where you’ll walk among historic streets and pay a visit to one of Costa Rica’s oldest churches. You have ample time for lunch on your own. Savor all the sights of the day as you relax on the drive back to San Jose.
Day 5 | Costa Rica at Leisure
Breakfast is included today. You enjoy a day for your own choices and pursuits. Your Legendary Journeys escort can help you with a variety of activities including the famous Rain Forest Tram or Paos Volcano.
Day 6 | Pacific Coast & Manuel Antonio National Park
Breakfast is included today. You will head west today and across the Continental divide (which is only 150 miles wide). This super scenic journey will travel to the Pacific Coast as you spend the day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and beautiful wildlife including the world famous crocodiles. Your guided tour will include a scenic drive along the Pacific coastline through photogenic villages. Return to San Jose in the late afternoon.
Day 7 | Costa Rica at Leisure
Breakfast is included today. You enjoy one final day for your own choices and pursuits. Your Legendary Journeys escort can help you with a variety of activities including the world famous Arenal Volcano that is still erupting on a nearly daily basis.
Day 8 | Costa Rica to USA
Breakfast is included today. Today you will be transferred to the airport and fly home with many wonderful memories of your exclusive HUB & SPOKE tour of Costa Rica.
- AIR Available from Just $99 from South Florida to San Jose; $99 from Orlando, Tampa; $299 from Jacksonville (other cities on request) or you may take a $250 No Air / No Transfer credit.
Upgrade to $49 Premium Air plus flight change costs and you select number of stops, times, airlines, or any flight preferences. Ask your Legendary Journeys agent for details.
- 8 Day / 7 Nights San Jose city center accommodations at first class (4 Star) Balmoral Hotel (or similar) with baggage handling.
- 8 Meals: Breakfast daily & welcome dinner with live music entertainment
- Escorted by qualified Legendary Journeys Tour Manager
- Sightseeing per itinerary
INCLUDES ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES, FEES AND MORE
$1099 Double / Triple
*Air conditioned standard rooms are featured at this 4 star hotel.
You may upgrade your entire stay to deluxe rooms for just $199 double / triple or $299 single
or make your stay luxurious by upgrading to a suite for just $299 double / triple or $499 single.
CHECK DISCOUNT: You may deduct $100 for this type of payment.
RATES ALREADY INCLUDE government taxes & vendor fees
(and these fees will be shown on your invoice.)
PAYMENTS: $400 deposit due upon booking.
Final Payment due 100 days prior to departure.
Deposit in non-refundable
100 - 61 days prior 50%
60 - 31 days prior 75%
Within 30 days 100%
CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED
We highly suggest travel protection, which offers benefits for trip cancellation/interruption and more. Please read the Plan Document carefully, which contains benefit and plan details. It is recommended that you compare and review other travel protection before purchase. The travel protection offered is through a third party provider. Legendary Journeys does not own nor operate any travel protection provider, nor has any influence in the outcome of any claim.