Costa Rica

Mar 20 - Apr 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 3
Costa Rica

Mar 20 - Apr 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 3

About this trip

Our 2 week adventure begins in San Jose Costa Rica and includes an optional music festival (Jungle Dreaming at Ocean Park 3/17 - 20). Join me at Jungle Dreaming before this 2 week ART Adventure for a huge musical lineup, workshops, camping and wonderful healing community. Afterward we will meet up  in San Jose and grab the SUV to begin our trek North to La Fortuna where we will enjoy hot springs, waterfalls, and hike on hanging bridges above and through the canopy. Then leisurely make our way North to experience National Parks, volcanos and gorgeous beaches and we cruise toward the Western coast to explore the coast. Travel with us to foster a rich connection with the unique natural wonders that make Costa Rica such a special destination. 

This is a CUSTOM crafted tour built to fulfill your dreams and meet your special needs and objectives with a basic infrastructure meant to keep your tour on track and still provide flexibility and variations. ART Adventures are created and led by your guide Artist Wildy Self of ALWAN Traveling Art Experience and are built for 1-3 explorers.  

Our routes and itineraries are very FLEXIBLE and customizable with a relaxed pace and infinite possibilities. 

ALWAN offers 2 Art Escapes creative sessions daily, an on-site experience (warm-up) and an element of therapeutic recreation back at 'camp' , intended to help you casually unwind with a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres, review our days journey and art events, journaling, rendering sketches, building skills, through enrichment exercises over hors d oeuvres and a glass of wine, perhaps. ALWAN is an 'add on' and will involve journaling, sketchbook, art instruction targeting your desired skills such as drawing techniques, proportion, perspective, plein air watercolor, painting and sculpture, as well as, a deeper look into art history and culture through immersion and daily practice.   


What’s included

  • Travel by SUV
    rental car and gas for 4 people traveling together through Costa Rica. A driver has been designated, insured and registered for your trip.
  • Lodging
    A wide range of accommodations will be enjoyed, ie. gorgeous private villas, BnBs, bungalows, camping sites, cabins and hotels and hostels.
  • Breakfast
  • Homecooked dinner
    When dining in, your host will cook a heathy delight to serve all tastes.
  • *Basic ART supplies
    For those signed up for ALWAN, your art teacher will provide basic materials necessary to participate, with the exception of a sketchbook and any other personal tools or materials you require.
  • Driver
    Driver is licensed, experienced, insured and registered.
  • Cook
    Hors d oeuvers will be offered each evening and a gorgeous dinner prepared on nights we wish to eat in. Please MAKE NOTE of any special dietary restrictions, allergies or requests upon booking.
  • Art Teacher
    Your Art Teacher, Wildy Self, has studied formally at the Royal College of Art in London and School of Visual Arts in NYC. She holds a Masters Degree in Teaching Art and is obsessed with traveling.
  • *2 ART sessions daily
    For those signed up for ALWAN, your art teacher will offer 2 one hour art-making events per day, usually on-site during an excursion and 'back at camp' to unwind or practice skills.(always optional)
  • Booking agent
    Accommodations will be thoughtfully booked with our travelers in mind. Please make not of any requests or special needs and call us to chat about special circumstances as needed. Thank you.
  • Flights
    We will coordinate meet ups at SJO airport ahead of time. Please send your flight number and information including arrival time. Plan to arrive March 17 or 20 and depart April 3
  • Travel insurance
    Highly recommended
  • Lunch
    Lunch is up to you.
  • Restaurants
    We will have many opportunities to enjoy local fare and dine out in the evenings if you wish. Our evening meal is flexible and up to our interpretation!
  • Drinks and alcohol
    Whatever makes you happy:)
  • Extra excursions
    Outside of planned daily group outings and events.
  • Entry fees
    You pay fees to extra excursions/events/museums/attractions etc.

Available Packages

Basic Travel Adventure
Available until March 11, 2023only 2 left

Basic Travel Adventure 

(shared rooms)

Exciting treks and local activities available daily.

Accommodations vary and include opportunities for camping when possible, hostels, BnBs and basic quality lodging.

Deposit: $1,600
Luxury Travel Adventure
Available until March 11, 2023only 1 left
Deposit: $3,700

Available options

Your Organizer

WildysWorld! ART Adventures
ALWAN Art Adventures are private custom crafted art and culture immersion experiences organized and led by Artist and Art Educator Wildy Self of WildysWorld! ART and catered to individuals and small groups of 2-3 family members or friends. Trips focus on YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS. Art Adventures are available for 2 - 4 weeks, are completely customizable and geared to your specific mission and objectives. ALWAN means 'all of the colors' and is my traveling art school offering on-site art instruction twice daily during our trek as requested.

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