Discover why Costa Rica is a country full of fascinating attractions. From its traditional folkloric dancing to its music, our musical experience begins with our arrival in-country with a brief traditional concert in Ciudad Quesada.

Our guest lecturer in San Jose will speak about “Colonial music and its influence in musical traditions,” providing demonstration on traditional musical instruments and time for group questions.

Evidence of pre-Columbian instruments such as the chirimia (oboe) and quijongo (string bow with gourd) popularized by the Chorotega Indians, still in use today, as backing for traditional Chorotega dances such as the Denza. Spanish in origin, the music hints at the lanquid Spanich Cancion which gives full rein to the romantic aspect of the Latin charater.

Our musical experience continues throughout our journey and wraps up with our attending a musical performance during our final evening in San Jose.

While traveling we’ll have a chance to witness “the backbone of volcanoes and mountains,” an extension of the Andes-Sierra Madre chain which runs along the western side of the Americas. Costa Rica has four distinct cordilleras or mountain ranges — Guanacaste and Tilaran in the north, Central and Talamanca in the south. is As part of the Pacific “Rim of Fire” Costa Rica has seven active volcanoes plus dozens of dormant or extinct cones.

At the Arenal Country Inn you can observe the spectacular flora and abundant bird variety from your private terrace. Located at the foot of the Arenal Volcano and boast beautiful views. Experience the spectacular eruptions and fireworks displayed at night from the hotel grounds.

A cloud forest that just goes on and on forever… Monteverde is the sole reason many people travel to Costa Rica, and with good reason. This well-known private reserve, which covers 22,000 Costa Rican hectares, has more than 400 bird species (including the quetzal, which is best seen in the early morning between January and May), monkeys, tapirs, and felines, all in its dense, dark boundaries.

Did you know that Costa Rica is not only Nature and Eco-tourism. There are 1800km of unique, un-crowded and naturally preserved beaches to enjoy. Both coasts are lined with white and black sand beaches. In Jaco we will stay at the Best Western Jaco Beach Hotel located directly on the beach.

Your trip includes:
Round trip airfare from Newark Airport in tourist class
Deluxe motor coach transfers
Hotels for seven nights in Costa Rica
Guided Tours
Welcome dinner reception plus three additional dinners
Breakfast daily
Evening entertainment in San Jose
Musical presentation and lectures