LDS GROUP TRAVEL PRESENTS
                                     THE BEST OF COSTA RICA
                                                             Escorted by Troy Quick

        January, 2011


                                                                                                               Tour Only
                                                                                        $ 1,199              per person, double occupancy
                                                                                      This price is for tour only, does not include airfare, or all taxes
                                                                                           and fees. Get all details on
Package Includes:
                                                                                           Deposit: required for reservation              $500
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights Barcelo Palacio or Aurola, San Jose
                                                                                                Taxes and Fees:                  add    $200
  • 2 nights Laguna Lodge or Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero Park                                     Single Supplement: add                  $200
  • 2 nights Arenal Monoa, Las Cabanitas, or Lomas del Volcan, Fortuna
  • 2 nights Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific Coast
                                                                                                   Travel Insurance: add                $100
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Luggage handling - 1 bag per person

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ITINERARY                                                                                                     Troy Quick
                                                                                                           LDS Group Travel
Day 1 - January, 2011
Welcome to the “rich coast,” freindly land of democracy and rare natural
                                                                                                             3677 S. Caleb pl.,
beauty. With naturalist guides, see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle                               Meridian, ID 83642
rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs and cruise through biological
reserves. Relax on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.                                             Call toll free 1-800-991-5123,
After arrival at the San Jose airport be transferred to your hotel for a two                              fax 1-208-369-4649 or
night stay. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 PM. Dine at your
hotel. Welcome briefing at 8:00 P.M.                             Meals: D                          email
Day 2 - January, 2011                                                                        
After breakfast, see the statue of the drummer boy, Costa Rico’s hero.
weather permitting, visit Poas Volcano, dormant since 1991. You can safely
view this dramitic mile-wide crater from the overlook. Enjoy lunch. Next, see
San Jose’s Plaza de la Cultura, Central Park, and the National Theatre. Vistit the
the National Museum. Enjoy dinner.                                 Meals: B, L, D
Day 3 - January, 2011                                                                                    Day 6 - January, 2011
Scenic morning drive through Braulio Carrillo Park. Look at cascading                                    Head North this morning, passing through sugar cane, teak and
waterfalls. Then, a thrilling adventure into the heart of the rainforest.                                orange plantations. Then , cruise on the Rio Frio which runs through
Glide through the jungle canopy on the world famous rainforest                                           the world famous Cano Negro wildlife refuge. Home to many migra-
aerial tram, rated one of Costa Ricas’s top tourist attractions. Next,                                   tory birds found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Watch for caimans,
with a naturalist guide, enjoy a short rainforest hike on level terrain.                                 spider monkeys and water-walking lizards. Lunch. Return to Fortuna.
Enjoy lunch. Visit a butterfly garden. Then, cruise through rivers &                                     Free time to explore this charming village. Then, enjoy a relaxing soak
canals to the 47,000 acre Tortuguero National Park. Torguero is home                                     in the volcanic hot springs. Wheather permitting, see nearby Arenal
to more than 300 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, king-                                      Volcano’s softly flowing lava flow. Enjoy dinner.    Meals: B, L, D
fishers and the rare green macaw. Enjoy a two night stay at your
                                                                                                         Day 7 - January, 2011
lodge. After dinner in Tortuguero, a naturalist talks about the rain-                                    This morning, drive by the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, part of the
forest.                                                  Meals: B, L, D                                  Monteverde cloud forest region. Next, enter a cloud forest reserve,
                                                                                                         home to epiphytes, orchids, ferns and tropical birds, for a guided
Day 4 - January, 2011
Cruise this morning with naturalist guides along the canals lined by                                     walk. Cloud forests are like rainforests, but with less rain and more
rafia palm, habitat of howler and white-faced monkeys, green                                             humidity. After a visit to the hummingbird feeding gallery and lunch,
iguanas and tropical birds. Then, enter the mysterious reflecting                                        we will depart for the Central Pacific Coast for a two night stay.
waters of Cano Palma wildlife reserve. Next, visit the Greeen Turtle                                                                                              Meals: B, L, D
Research Station. Walk along the Atlantic turtle nesting beaches.                                        Day 8 - January, 2011
Next to Toruguero village. Meet Costa Rican school children on your                                      This Morning drive by the Carara Biological Reserve. This tropical
visit to a local school. Return to your lodge for lunch. Free time to                                    bird and wildlife santuary is one of the worlds few nesting places of
enjoy your lodges swimming pool and tropical flower garden. Enjoy                                        the scarlet macaw. Then, visit Manuel Antonia, Costa Rica’s most
an afternoon boat excursion into Tortuguero Park. Meals: B, L, D                                         beautiful park. Time to beachcomb or swim at the three pristine
                                                                                                         beaches, rated among the top ten in the world.        Meals: B, L, D
Day 5 - January, 2011
Morning cruise on Tortuguero River. See a banana plantation. Lunch,                                      Day 9 - January, 2011
then a brief stop at Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve. Here you can                                        Morning visit to Sarchi. See the painted ox carts and colorful handi-
walk the nearly 300 foot long suspension bridge over a jungle river.                                     crafts. Enjoy lunch. Next, see the metallic church of Grecia. Then visit
Next, through scenic countryside to the San Carlos Valley for a two                                      a coffee plantation. Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner.
                                                                                                                                                                Meals: B, L, D
night stay in Fortuna.                                 Meals: B, L, D
                                                                                                         Day 10 - January, 2011
                                                                                                         After breakfast, transfer to the San Jose airport for your departure
                                                                                                         flight. Airfare is not included                         Meals: B, L, D


Payment:                                                                                                 Form of Payment: Check, money order or major credit cards. Credit cards are subject to a 5% fee per
                                                                                                         transaction and a $30 fee on all returned checks.
Initial Deposit:$500 per person.
Full payment: Due 60 days prior to departure                                                             Meals: are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner). Free bottled water is provided on the motor
                                                                                                         coach. Special meal requests (including vegitarian) are not guaranteed.
Additional Terms & Conditions
                                                                                                         Travel Insurance:
Luggage: Due to space limitations, only one normal sized piece of luggage, weighing up to
                                                                                                         Part A: Tour cancellation protection benefit provides a full refund of your tour price less a deductable
approximately 50 pounds, may be brought per person. In addition, one small handbag may be
                                                                                                         of $100 per person for tour cancellation made up until 72 hours prior to departure.
personally carried. LDS Group Travel is not responsible for loss or damage to your belongings
                                                                                                         Part B: Travel insurance benefits including: Pre-departure Trip Cancellation and Post-departure trip
and strongly recommends not traveling with expensive jewelry or other valuables.
                                                                                                         interruption. $25,000 Medical expense; $50,000 Emergency evacuation or repatriation; $25,000
Gratuities: This tour includes all tips for local guides, restaurant waiters and hotel maids. Tips for   accidential death and dismemberment; $500 (maximum of $100 per day) Travel Delay; $1,000 Baggage
the tour director and bus driver are not included.                                                       and Personal effects; and $100 baggage delay. In addition, there is a 24 hour worldwide assistance
                                                                                                         service for medical or legal emergencies. The travel protection plan is non-refundable and
Passports and Visas: Travel to Costa Rica requires a US passport valid for 6 months after date of        non-transferrable and must be purchased at the time of booking.
entry. Non US citizen, must check on visa and passport requirements for their country.
                                                                                                         Currency Fluctuations:
Not Included: Prices do not included air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees,   All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change. At approximately 30
visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature and beverages and food not on the regular menu.     days prior to final payment due date, we will review the prices and will advise any changes
Tour price does not include taxes and general fees (government, entrance, activity, hotel porterage)     resulting from currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to make adjustments until final payment
                                                                                                          is received.
which are additional.


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