Friends Club - Costa Rica Discovery

      Costa Rica

      17 reviews
      Mar 1 - 10, 2023
      Group size: 20 - 30
      Friends Club - Costa Rica Discovery
      Costa Rica

      17 reviews

      Mar 1 - 10, 2023
      Group size: 20 - 30

      About this trip

      ***Space is limited! Call 712.792.9793 for availability today***

      Spectacular landscapes, exotic animals, and thrilling adventures abound in Costa Rica. The secrets of the rainforest canopy will reveal themselves as you explore via hanging bridges, gondolas, and zip lines, and a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts will dazzle. Visit the locals; learn how coffee, chocolate, and sugarcane go from farm to finished product; and encounter diverse wildlife from the tops of the trees down into the pristine waterways! Plus, three nights at an all-inclusive resort cap off this incredible experience!

      Terms & Conditions            Printable versions of the brochure, registration packet, and insurance information

      How to Register

       The quickest and easiest way to register is online via this page. If you choose to register by mail, please print, fill out, and return the registration form and Friends Club terms and conditions along with your deposit. Print forms here.

      Your spot will not be reserved until we receive your deposit, registration form, and acceptance of the Friends Club terms and conditions.

      Travel Protection

       A travel protection plan may be purchased any time before or with final payment to Star Destinations. 

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      What’s included

      • Airport transfers
        Round-trip airport transfers
      • Airfare
        Round-trip air to San Jose
      • Private motorcoach
        Private motorcoach transportation
      • Accommodations
        9 nights' accommodations
      • 22 meals
        9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
      • Admissions
        Admission to attractions as stated on itinerary
      • Porterage
        Porter service of one bag per person at hotels
      • Taxes and gratuities
        Taxes and gratuities for included services
      • Tour manager
        Professional tour manager
      • Additional meals
        Meals other than those listed on the itinerary
      • Additional beverages
        Beverages other than tea or coffee with included meals
      • Souvenirs
        Items of a personal nature/souvenirs
      • Phone calls/faxes
        Phone calls/faxes from hotels
      • Optional activities
        Certain optional activities at the resort such as spa services or excursions
      • Travel protection plan
      • Passport fees
      • Visa fees
        if applicable
      • Baggage fees
        Current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline
      • COVID-19 fees
        Fees related to any COVID-19 requirements for this destination
      • Additional services
        Any service not listed in the above inclusions

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy (per person)

      ***Space is limited! Call 712.792.9793 for availability today*** 

      $100 becomes non-refundable October 25, 2022

      Deposit: $500
      Single Occupancy (per person)

      ***Space is limited! Call 712.792.9793 for availability today*** 

      $100 becomes non-refundable October 25, 2022 

      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Day 1
      Wednesday, March 1

      Full Brochure

      Today we will transfer to the airport for our flight to San José, Costa Rica. Upon our arrival, we will meet our English-speaking guide and driver and enjoy a panoramic view of the colorful city en route to our overnight accommodations. Time will be available after check-in to freshen up for a lovely welcome dinner.

      (Dinner included)

      Your Organizer

      Star Destinations
      17 reviews
      Star Destinations is a family-owned and operated group travel company with one mission: creating custom-designed travel programs that feature extraordinary service, enriching experiences, and unique components that satisfy travelers in groups of all sizes. For alumni and public television donor networks to bank travel, student groups, and more, our programs offer the industry’s highest level of customization to fit each group’s needs in purpose, quality, and value.


      We had never experienced such an organized tour with many safeguards due to the timing of the trip and the Israel & Gaza strip turmoil. The ancient Egyptian history was our main reason to go and being able to see it in person exceeded expectations. The food was excellent and the exciting experiences of a camel ride, a wild carriage ride in Aswan, a balloon ride above the Valley of the Kings and visiting the home of a Nubian gentleman were such unexpected gems and highlights of the trip as well. Despite being an amazing trip, it was very strenuous and there was little free time to recuperate from the extensive heat even though it was late October & early November and expectations for the temperature was mid-upper 80’s fahrenheit , not the mid 90’s-100 that we experienced daily. Bottled water was plentiful and available for a low price, but as senior travelers in our late 60’s & early 70’s we did have heat exhaustion and missed a day of touring due to that. Thank you for an unforgettable trip.
      By Linda B for OLLI - The Pyramids, the Nile, & Ancient Egypt on Nov 15, 2023
      wonderful bus driver, Patty. Some events were not planned out well. Should have spend more time(only 45 minutes) at Dollywood but ran of time. Most of the meals were not very good. Country Inn was a bad experience! Pretty tight schedule for the most part but I didn't have to drive!
      By Mary C for CorClub - Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & the Smoky Mountains #2 on Nov 07, 2023
      While I enjoyed the destinations and activities, it would have been better to fly East rather than sit on a bus for days. We could have spent more time in New England. 3,100 miles on a bus and staying in eight hotels in nine days was exhausting. Some of the meals were very good and some were mediocre. Most of the lodgings were good but a couple were sub-standard. The group was congenial and we had a lot of fun. Our tour director and Hills Bank reps were excellent.
      By Lucille H for Friends Club - New England in Color on Nov 02, 2023
      I had a great time. It was well organized. The stops we made were very interesting. I was relaxed because it was planned by your company. The food was for the most part very good. The snacks provided by Hills bank on the bus ride was sweet. I would travel again with Destinations and Hills Bank.
      By Marilyn D for Friends Club - New England in Color on Oct 31, 2023
      Our tour director, Bob Lisson and the Hills Bank branch manger, Allison Bates did an excellent job. We had a congenial group of travelers and we formed a cohesive group. The destinations and activities were enjoyable. The accommodations were comfortable and well-located. The included restaurant meals were good. Overall, it was a very enjoyable trip.
      By Lucille H for Friends Club - Blue Ridge Country & Biltmore on Sep 19, 2023
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