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LDS GROUP TRAVEL PRESENTS THE BEST OF COSTA RICA Escorted by Troy Quick January, 2011 RATES 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 www.LDSgroupTravel.org 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 For additional information, please contact tour host: 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 Troy@LDSgroupTravel.org Day 2 - January, 2011 www.LDSgroupTravel.org 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 ITINERARY 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 TERMS & COND ITIONS 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. RESERVATION COUPON February 12-21, 2010 Please mail checks to: Please make checks payable to LDS Group Travel LDS Group Travel 3677 S. Caleb pl., Please reserve space for ______ person(s)! 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