Dates

February 8 to 15, 2020

Starting Price

$1,899 + air, singles $2,768

Deposit per Person

$350

9 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
G Adventures
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Simply say “Costa Rica” and vivid images of paradise instantly flood the imagination. This eight-day tour makes those dreams a reality while letting you connect with the country’s charming people. Your spirits will be lifted with a visit to Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation, a G for Good project supporting 200 local farmers, before carrying on to the outdoor utopia that is La Fortuna. There you’ll be treated to a world of wellness, with yoga sessions overlooking the Arenal Volcano, hiking, free time for meditation, and a rejuvenating trip to thermal hot springs. Continue on to remote Rincón de la Vieja for more yoga and a therapeutic mud bath before a final stop in Playa Carrillo – home to a beach devoid of buildings, hotels, and restaurants that will give your mind a sense of clarity you may have previously thought impossible.

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

San José

Arrive at any time and meet your included transfer to the hotel. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

Day 2

San José/La Fortuna

Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to La Fortuna, an outdoor paradise and the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Join the group for the first included yoga session on the hotel grounds overlooking Arenal Volcano.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Stephanie Riegle

Stephanie Riegle, Ph.D., serves as the executive director for enrollment operations and strategic initiatives for the Office of Enrollment Management. She has been with the office since its inception, and her responsibilities encompass operations, strategic planning, and organizational development. Prior to her current role, she worked in the Office of the Provost for nine years, most recently as the chief of staff, and before that as an assistant vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs. In addition to academic affairs, Stephanie’s background includes work in both faculty affairs (at U-M) and student affairs (at the University of Georgia and the University of Minnesota). Stephanie is also a fitness instructor for Ann Arbor Rec & Ed, teaching Pilates matwork, Paddleboard Pilates and water aerobics.

Stephanie came to U-M in 1999 as a doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and earned her doctorate in 2004. She earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology and master’s degree in exercise science and physiology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

By participating in an Alumni Association of University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Dates

February 8 to 15, 2020

Starting Price

$1,899 + air, singles $2,768

Deposit per Person

$350

9 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
G Adventures
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064