What are the dates of the trip?
Our inaugural trip is running from May 2 – 11, 2019. We will be releasing additional dates in both 2019 and 2020 so sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about new trips!
What is the cost?
We are offering a special introductory rate of $3800 per person for our May 2019 trip. This cost is based on Shared Occupancy. On camping nights you will share a roof-top tent, on hotel nights you will share a room but not a bed. For single occupancy rates on tents and hotels please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you can imagine, a trip of this nature involves months of planning, preparation and research. We are offering this first trip at a discounted rate so we can be slightly flexible on the itinerary, scheduling of activities, etc.
If May 2019 doesn’t work for my schedule, how much will the trip cost after the first adventure?
$4750 per person.
Is financing an option?
You bet. The initial deposit amount is 30% (For the May 2-11th trip that is $1140) to secure your spot. Full payment of the remaining balance is due 90 days before the trip date, and can be made in up to 3 payments. You can discuss this with your Personal Adventure Coordinator.
What is a Personal Adventure Coordinator?
When you book your trip, you will be assigned a Personal Adventure Coordinator or PAC. Your PAC will be one of the 4 guides on your trip. She will be your go-to person for all pre-trip questions, and during the trip will be there to make sure you are having the most amazing experience!
All of your guides are experienced overlanders. Between us, we have visited over 50 countries, and overlanded a collective 60,000+ miles around the world! We will match you with the person we think will help you to have the most amazing trip possible!
If I can’t convince a friend to go, how much extra will I have to pay?
Nothing! Our price is based on Shared Occupancy rates. You would only pay extra if you wanted a tent and/or a hotel room to yourself throughout the trip. Contact us at email@example.com
I’m 50, 60, 70+ years old. Am I too old for this?
Absolutely not! If you can climb a ladder, walk at least a mile, have a valid driver’s license and enjoy fireside cocktails on the beach, this trip is for you.
Do you have to be an Overlander to join?
You do not need any Overland travel experience to join. See above. These adventure retreats are designed to give you a taste of what overland travel is like. No experience is required.
Is this trip limited to a number of women?
Our maximum capacity is 12 women per trip.
Do I need to bring a friend, or will you pair us up if we are individual?
If you are flying solo, we’ll pair you up with another awesome Women Overlanding the World Retreat participant.
What if I don’t want to share a tent?
For single occupancy rates on tents and hotels, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve never camped before. Am I going to be uncomfortable on the trip?
We can’t wait to introduce you to the awesomeness of camping! Our rooftop tents come with a 2.5 – 3” foam mattress. We love the rooftop tents because they lift you up off the ground and away from any creepy crawlies – it’s almost like sleeping in a tree house. All of our selected camp locations have running water, toilets and showers. If you haven’t camped before, we hope that by the end of the trip you’ll enjoy it so much you’ll want to do it back home.
This adventure retreat includes both camping and other accommodations such as hotels and boutique hostels.
What do we need to bring? Clothing recommendations?
Head over to our website for our full packing list (link here). We’ve also included a PDF that you can print out and use as a packing checklist.
What does the international insurance cost?
Approximately $100-200 depending on your country of origin. Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for our trips.
Does the cost include one of those badass WOW t-shirts?
You bet! You’ll also receive an awesome swag bag full of goodies.
What kind of vehicles are we driving?
We have partnered with a Costa Rican company to ensure we have fully equipped expedition vehicles. We can’t guarantee specific vehicles for each trip, but vehicles you are likely to see on our trips include the Toyota Hilux, Landrover Defender, Toyota Prado, and/or the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Do I need a Costa Rican driver’s license?
All you need is a full and valid driver’s license issued from your country of origin. An international driver’s license can also be used. Much of the driving on this trip will be done by your guides, but we will also give you the opportunity to get behind the wheel and take our fully-kitted rigs for a spin.
Do I need to know how to drive a manual transmission (a.k.a. stick shift)?
You do not need to know how to drive stick shift to join. We will be using both manual and automatic transmission vehicles on our adventure retreats.
Do you need to speak Spanish for this trip?
You do not need to speak Spanish for this trip. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica and your guides have varying proficiencies in the Spanish language. We will mention, however, that a grasp of some basic vocabulary is very helpful when communicating with Costa Rican locals. Learning words such as “Hello” “How are you?” “Thank you” and “Pura vida” will make your Costa Rican experience extra rewarding.
I have food restrictions. Can I still sign up for a trip?
Absolutely! During the booking process we will ask you to list food or dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them. At times we will be dining at restaurants or small eating establishments where we can’t control the ingredients included in the meals, but we will do our best to make sure you are happy, healthy, and well fed.
Is it possible to stay a little longer in Costa Rica?
Of course you can! You are free to stay as long as you would like after the retreat is over (your passport will be stamped coming into the country with a 90 day visa, woot woot!). We can give recommendations on things to see and do, and places to stay in Costa Rica.
Is it safe in these areas? For women? For gay women?
Costa Rica is considered a fairly safe country for tourists although petty theft, bag snatching (sometimes by monkeys) and robberies are not uncommon. We can’t guarantee safety just as we can’t guarantee that anywhere in the world. However, each of your guides has extensive experience in Costa Rica and will do everything we can to provide you with a safe experience. We have worked very hard to cultivate a large network of local contacts and friendships to help us offset risks.
We always recommend you check your government’s travel information and warnings prior to booking your trip.