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Dates

January 11 to 21, 2020

Starting Price

$4,281 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $5,276

Deposit per Person

$500

11 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, our small group discovers a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  As Costa Rica presents its staggering display of biodiversity – pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna – we enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration that celebrates Costa Rica’s wide-ranging natural resources.

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica

We arrive in the Costa Rican capital and transfer to our hotel located in the Escazu area outside the city. This afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Day 2

San Jose

After meeting our Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director and fellow travelers at this morning’s breakfast briefing, we embark on an excursion through the Central Valley to Poas Volcano National Park. Here we view one of the world’s largest craters, a steaming, bubbling cauldron; and also take a guided walk along park trails. We continue on to the Doka Coffee Estate, located on the fertile slopes of Poas Volcano, where we learn about coffee-making and Costa Rica’s coffee crop, one of the country’s largest exports. After lunch at the Doka Estate, we return to our hotel late afternoon. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. B,L,D

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
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Dates

January 11 to 21, 2020

Starting Price

$4,281 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $5,276

Deposit per Person

$500

11 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Meet Your Trip Host

Kenneth Hillenburg

I completed my residency in Periodontics at UM Dental in 1985 and taught at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry until retirement in 2014. I helped start the Alliance for Inclusion at the UDM Dental School. I taught part-time in the UM Dental Clinic during 2015 and participated with its Alliance for Inclusion. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Alan Burg. We have been together since 1983 and married since 2006. I now serve as chair of the Board of the U-M LGBTQ Alumni Association. Since retirement I have continued with my early interest in language learning. I am fluent in Spanish and French and have lived in Peru, Spain, France, and Panama. I am now learning Italian and German. I’m a pretty good cook and I enjoy reading, movies, and music. Alan and I are very active members of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor. We both enjoy learning about different cultures and look forward to planning many trips in the coming years.