July 9-16, 2011

A Wellness Vacation Hosted by Alicia Kirschenheiter, Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach and an American Council on Exercise Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Expert

Reservations Now Closed

Costa Rica waterfallExperience the natural beauty and spirituality of this natural wonderland as you visit the best that Costa Rica has to offer—On this wonderful journey you will experience wildlife through inland water-ways, have a relaxing message in a Spa next to a Volcano (inactive); Enjoy lunch as you cruise on a deluxe Catamaran….all this while participating on a intimate health & well-being vacation.

Costa Rica offers you one of the world’s greatest collections of rain forests, wild rivers, unspoiled beaches, wildlife, mountains and volcanoes.  With its unique combination of beauty and spirituality, it’s the ultimate refreshment for your body, mind and soul. Most of us look forward to our vacations and take a traditional holiday.

But how much better would it be if you could combine a great destination, sightseeing with a simple and sustainable customized health and wellness program?

I invite you to join me on this health and wellness journey that is designed to take a one-time destination to a long lasting life changing experience.  Our wellness retreat holiday will focus on an intimate excursion to develop our own ultimate simple wellness program.  One that is designed using my concept of “whole fitness”, which is belief in fitness for the body, balance for the mind and ultimately, of peace for the spirit.  Our program includes wellness coaching sessions to develop long term health and fitness goals, one-on-one on site customized fitness sessions and creation of a comprehensive fitness program to sustain your goals after you leave the destination.

The Pre/Post Holiday Program

This wellness journey was created with long lasting results being the primary focus.  I have developed this unique opportunity to achieve this through pre and post trip fitness coaching services, as well as personalized individual onsite sessions.  The fitness coaching service offers the opportunity to develop your health and wellness goals before ever stepping onsite to our Costa Rican resort.  It allows you the benefit of creating a well-developed wellness plan with direction and purpose.  Post trip coaching serves to provide an ongoing relationship of support, motivation and accountability to ensure your long term success.  And best of all, pre and post coaching services can be completed via phone call or virtually.

A little about me

I am an American Council on Exercise Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Expert, Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach, Certified Wellcoach & Certified Weight & Lifestyle Management consultant.  Additionally, I have published fitness, health and wellness articles for a variety of venues including Les Nouvelles, Health Tourism Magazine, ECareDiary.org and MySpaShop.com.  I am proud author of Oscar and Otis – Fat Fighters, a children’s book about healthy lifestyle choices.  I am the owner of Evolution Total Wellness Inc. located in New York, providing health and wellness solutions for individuals and businesses.


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Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip jet flights from NY to Costa Rica
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotels
  • Accommodations in First Class Hotels and Spas  as indicated
  • Airline and hotel taxes
  • Service charges at hotels
  • Portage at hotels and airports
  • Transportation within Costa Rica
  • 7 Daily breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 Dinners

Added Features:

  • Special private One-on-One sessions with Alicia
  • Group Sessions and lectures with Alicia
  • Full day Catamaran cruise including lunch
  • Optional Sightseeing program
  • Optional Relaxing massage
  • Donation in your name to the  FUNDACION NEOTROPICA


Day 1. Saturday, July 9: US/San Jose (D) – Tour starts in San Jose http://www.xandari.com/

Depart on your international flight to San Jose. Arrive same day.  Clear Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs  Meet your local tour representative who will transfer you to your reserved accommodations. .Free time before meeting with Alicia for a Welcome Dinner. Overnight San Jose.

Day 2. Sunday, July 10: To Manuel Antonio (B/L/D) We depart for Manuel Antonio, one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica, Along the way, we will have we will have a special day of cruising onboard the Calypso’s super catamaran Manta Raya. With its expansive deck area that includes 2 deck pools, we will enjoy a level of cruising luxury and comfort in 100% Calypso style. Sip cold wine in the shade of white umbrellas at tables covered with white linen and be served the midday feast A sumptuous delight featured in Gourmet Magazine, starts with a ceviche appetizer and followed by a medley of salads. The main dish is a delightful bar-b-qued breast of chicken covered in a mouthwatering tropical sauce accompanied with julienned vegetables all cooked fresh on the grill by Calypso’s expert crew. Upon our return to the dock, we continue to our hotel after a day of sunbathing, swimming, eating drinking, optional tours and relaxing.  Dinner and overnight in Manuel Antonio

Day 3, Monday, July 11 – Day 6,  Thursday, July 14:  In Manuel Antonio  (B + 2 D)

During these next four days, you will take part in Alicia’s Wellness program. It will include “one-on-one” sessions that include review and reaffirmation of your wellness goals previously developed during pre-trip coaching sessions; creation of a fitness routine specific to goals but encompassing your likes and needs.  A long term fitness plan is then developed collectively and presented to prior to your departure home for maximized sustainability and success.   During your stay, Alicia will host two group dinners.

While not participating on the individual or group sessions,
you can relax at the Spa, or take one of the following Optional tours.


1- Rain Forest Canopy Tour – This is a tour which can be enjoyed by all people who like full adventure. Everyone who travels in suspension cables from platform to platform will enjoy the humid tropical forest.  Professional guides will be happy to take you to the primary and secondary forest where you can enjoy different types of animals, birds, insects and plants. There are 16 platforms, four of them are built on the ground and the other twelve hang 90 feet above from the robust trees in the primary forest. DURATION: approximately.4 hours

2- Manuel Antonio National Park – Follow a professional guide through one of Costa Rica’s most famous National Parks. Spectacular natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere attract many visitors to Manuel Antonio annually; explore a park that gathers numerous species of butterflies, monkeys, snakes, orchids, etc. Enjoy a guided walk inside one of the world’s finest parks. DURATION: approximately: 3 ½ Hours

3- ATV’ Adventure Tour – If you are looking for a truly exhilarating adventure our ATV tour this is it! Prepare to get dirty as trek through course mountain terrain, rivers, and muddy trails. Reward yourself with an exotic swim in the “Quebrada de Arroyo” waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. DURATION: approximately 4 hours.

4- Damas Island Estuary Boat Trip –Enjoy in a cover boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuary system of Damas Island. An eco-friendly boat, designed for comfort and security will take you, next to naturalist guides to see a variety of biological relationships between many organisms in this delicate habitat. DURATION: approximately 4 hours..

5- Damas Island Kayaking Tour – Explore the wonderful world of mangroves just 15 minutes away from the Manuel Antonio area.  Discover a variety of amazing wildlife.  You will float under lush canopy forest, silently watching a spectacular variety of birds, snakes, ant-eaters, and many groups of white face monkeys. DURATION: approximately 4 hours..

6- Horseback Riding Tour – Discover the secrets of the rainforest; learn about exotic and medicinal plants. Give yourself the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of the area riding along with the primary rainforest, the view of the valley, the waterfalls, and the spectacular surrounding tropical of rainforest. Just located 25 minutes away from Manuel Antonio. DURATION: approximately 5 1/2 hours.

Day 7, Friday, July 15:  In Manuel Antonio  (B/D) Today it’s a full day of relaxing, taking in the Spa or lounging by the pool. With the relaxing views of the tropical forest and the sense of the calm breeze rising up from the Ocean, the newly opened “Pacifica Spa” provides an atmosphere that insures total inner peace and relaxation. The elegant boutique Spa has been designed with tranquility in mind. You can swim in the pool or enjoy the fitness center. Enjoy an optional manicure & pedicure, steam room, Swiss shower, whirl pool, plunge pool, lockers, bathrobes and a relaxation and yoga area. Surrounding the spa, you can enjoy a relaxing walk on the trails that lead through the forest and along the cliff with spectacular views to the Manuel Antonio National park and beaches. Overnight in Manuel Antonio. Farewell dinner

Day 9, Saturday, July 16: To USA (B)

Early Morning transfer to the Juan Santamaria International Airport and your flight back home.

Note: This itinerary subject to change due to conditions beyond our control


SAN JOSE:    The Xandari Alajuela Hotel www.xandari.com

Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The Xandari enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year. Each spacious villa, surrounded by gardens, has a large view terrace for enjoying the sunset and lights of the valley at night..It’s a combination of art and architecture, landscape and hospitality, efficient and relaxed yet always dignified service… freedom of expression bursting everywhere like flowers, the spilling of bold colors

MANUEL ANTONIO: Parador Resort & Spa www.hotelparador.com

The Parador Resort & Spa, is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park, the small sport fishing town of Quepos. It’s elegant Mediterranean – style architecture, modeled after the Traditional Spanish Paradores and quaint European “boutique hotels”, has made the resort one of a kind. With 129 rooms and suites, we offer all the expected amenities of a Deluxe Resort, with European refinement and a warm tropical touch!  The entire Parador experience is limitless…. wildlife, tropical gardens, four infinity pools, one pool and a Jacuzzi at the Spa, expansive views, excellent service, delicious meals, relaxing massages, romantic settings, exciting tours, and much more!


Standard Double room: $ 2,775


Airline taxes & Fuel Surcharge $154

Prepaid Gratuities*$70

Single Room Price: $495

Upgrade rooms at Spa: $375 for upgrade to Superior Deluxe Room

$995 for upgrade to Suite

Land Only: 2,375 (for those taking their own air and joining in San Jose)


a) *Gratuities for Escorts, Guides, Drivers, wait staff and Maids

b) An airport tax of approximately $29 is due on departure and has to be paid locally in Costa Rica

c) Current fuel and taxes are $154 but are subject to change by carrier


Reservations & Payments: A completed application must be submitted with your reservation including a deposit of $300 per person to RMC as soon as possible ensure your place on this great tour. After March 15 reservations are on request.

Final payment due on or before May 6, 2011

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellation fees are as follows — $100 nonrefundable airfare fee. Additional 25% if cancellation is between 70 and 60 days; From 59 to 45 days, there is a 50% charge. Under 45 days, the charge is 100% of the tour price.

Revisions/Changes: There will be no charge for an initial revision. There will be a charge of $20 for each additional revision. This charge is over and above any charges imposed by airlines, hotels and/or ground operators unused transfers, meals and sightseeing tours cannot be refunded. Unused hotels nights are refunded only if they cover a minimum of three nights and only to the extent the operator receives refund from the hotels, after deducting cancellation charges levied by the hotel, if any. Requests for refund must be submitted in writing along with written proof from the hotel, to RMC within 30 days after return from trip.

Accommodations: The tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar category.

Air: All airline tickets are subject to each carrier’s Terms & Conditions as to passage and cancellation fees. Tours are sold in conjunction with these approved carrier.

NOTE: Tour based on a minimum participation of 16 participants. If the tour falls below the 16 traveler rate, a supplemental invoice of approximately $95 for 11-15 travelers.

Consumer Disclosure Notice: RMC and/ or their agents act only in capacity as agents for the passenger in all matters connected with hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by air, rail, bus, motorcar, boat or any other means and as agent holds itself free of responsibility for any damage occasioned from any cause. RMC and/or its agents will not be responsible for any damages or expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule of or strikes or to their conditions, nor will we be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the passenger’ belongings. All prices quoted are correct at time of brochure printing. Rates are subject to currency and airfare changes. Any disputes arising out of these tours will be settled via arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. Valid January 1 – June 15 2011  and subject to change without notice.

Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance: Trip Cancellation /Interruption /Medical insurance is NOT included in the package. A brochure with insurance information will be sent with your confirmation.


Reservations Now Closed


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