Date Location Program Day 1; Departure Airport / Los Arrive in Los Angeles (LAX) from the major hub airports th June 13 Angeles within CSRYE area (see list of included departure cities in (Monday) the Price and Inclusions section). Pick up at LAX, transfer to accommodations and check in. 6:00PM Dinner and mandatory general orientation. Day 2; Los Angeles Breakfast and visit Disneyland/California Adventure Park. th June 14 Disneyland is one of the most enchanting destinations in (Tuesday) the world. The park features hundreds of rides, attractions, shops, and restaurants filled with magic and entertainment. Students will enjoy exciting rides such as Space Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean. You may choose to spend your day at Disney’s California Adventure Park where you will take an elevator ride you will not soon forget on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. You may also spend some time at Paradise Pier and take an amazing ride on the California Screamin’ rollercoaster! We’ll have lunch in the park in order to make the most of this day. You may also experience attractions such as amazing fireworks and enchanted parades during your stay. Dinner and return to the hotel to rest. Day 3: Los Angeles Breakfast and visit Universal Studios. th June 15 In the world capital of movies, a visit to Universal Studios (Wednesday) is a must. You have the chance to go behind the scenes to explore how movies are made and you may just discover some of Hollywood’s top secrets. After the Studio Tour, it’s time to ‘get into’ movies, as we experience breathtaking attractions, such as Jurassic Park – The ride, House of Horror, Shrek 4D and many more. Lunch will be in the park, as it offers an incredible variety of food options and shops. Check out what awaits you there: www.universalstudioshollywood.com Dinner and return to the hotel at night to rest. Day 4: Los Angeles Breakfast and tour of Los Angeles and surrounding area. th June 16 Los Angeles is the biggest city in the State of California (Thursday) and is home to Hollywood, best know as the world capital of entertainment – leader when it comes to movies, television productions, videogames and music. We’ll have the chance to take a tour inside the exciting neighborhoods of Hollywood – with the biggest movie studios, celebrities and their incredible mansions. Landmarks such as Hollywood Bowl, a concert hall that receives top singers and bands. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a historic and opulent theatre that marked Hollywood’s Golden Years. Kodak Theater, the current home of the annual Academy Awards and the symbolic Hollywood sign located in the hills of L.A. Our tour will also include a stop on the luxurious Rodeo Drive – shopping street located in Beverly Hills. Then we’ll follow famous footsteps in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lunch. Finally we will visit the Farmers Market, a historic market in which you can find restaurants, groceries and stores at one stop. We’ll also have the chance to pay a visit to The Griffith Park Observatory, an icon of astronomy in which we will be able to explore the mysteries of our universe. Return to the hotel at night to rest. Dinner. Day 5: Los Angeles / San Luis Breakfast, check out and depart to San Luis Obispo. th June 17 Obispo Our tours on the way will include the famous Santa Monica (Friday) Pier – set of many movies and TV series – with its incredible variety of activities, restaurants and stores, from an aquarium to an amusement park, the pier has it all. Malibu – famous for the beaches, and home to many movie stars and others in the entertainment industry. We will continue onto the urban and modern city of Santa Barbara. Lunch on the way. Arrive in San Luis Obispo and check into accommodations. Dinner and rest. Day 6: Santa Barbara / San Breakfast, check out and visit the Northern part of the th June 18 Francisco California Coast on the way to San Francisco. (Saturday) Our route will be through Big Sur, the most spectacular coast of Northern California, it is peaceful and inspiring, with gorgeous beaches, mountains and redwoods. Big Sur is considered one of the Geographic Traveler's 50 Places of a Lifetime. Our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway will lead us into an experience of the natural beauties of Big Sur – cliffs, beaches and coves melting into the ocean. We’ll also enjoy the endless views of Santa Lucia Mountains, Ventana Wilderness and the biggest park in Big Sur coast – Andrew Molera State Park – with its incredible diversity of ecosystems. A highlight of the day will be some free time to enjoy the coast beaches where we will also have a picnic lunch together. Arrival in San Francisco, check in, dinner and free time to rest. Day 7; San Francisco Breakfast and visit San Francisco. th June 19 San Francisco is one of the most popular international (Sunday) tourist destinations and it keeps welcoming tourists by offering them the best when it comes to food and culture. The city is also home to international landmarks such as The Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Our tours will include: A stop at Alcatraz Island, once a high-security prison, it is one of the Bay Area's most intriguing attractions. We will take the ferry from Pier 41 across the tumultuous waters of San Francisco Bay and experience an interesting self- guided tour of the abandoned prison and dark cell blocks that held America's most wanted men. We’ll feel like we are in China as we visit the biggest Chinese community outside Asia: Chinatown – with restaurants, shops and museums rich in Chinese culture. Lunch. With captivating views of the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf – a historic marketplace with trendy restaurants, shops, and street performers – will have its place on our tour as we arrive at Pier 39. Along the Wharf, we’ll jump to Ghirardelli Square – a place that holds cutting-edge restaurants, shops and many public events. To end the day, we’ll pay a visit to the icon of San Francisco city – The Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County. It’s one of the largest suspended bridges in the world and one of the most famous landmarks in the U.S. As you cross the 4200-foot bridge, below the radiant orange towers, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the entire Bay area. Return to accommodations. Dinner and free time to rest. Day 8: San Francisco Breakfast, check out and depart to Yosemite National th June 20 /Yosemite Park. (Monday) Yosemite is a park located on the border of three counties in the State of California. It shows spectacular natural views and holds a great diversity of species. The park offers many activities such as hiking, camping, golfing, rafting and other water sports. As we arrive in Yosemite, we’ll start the tour. Lunch. Check into our accommodations. Dinner and free time to rest. Day 9: Yosemite / Henderson Breakfast, check out and depart to Henderson for st June 21 overnight. (Tuesday) Lunch will be on the road. Arrival in Henderson, check in, dinner and time to rest. Day 10: Henderson / Grand Breakfast, check out and depart to the Grand Canyon. nd June 22 Canyon Lunch on the road (Wednesday) Arrive in Grand Canyon; check in, dinner and rest. Day 11: Grand Canyon Breakfast and visit to Grand Canyon National Park. rd June 23 Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon sculpted by the (Thursday) Colorado River located in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. We’ll have lunch in the park. Return to the hotel at night to rest. Dinner. Day 12; Grand Canyon / San Breakfast, check out and depart to San Diego. th June 24 Diego Lunch on the road. (Friday) Arrive in San Diego, check into accommodations, dinner and free time to rest. Day 13: San Diego Breakfast, and depart for tour of San Diego. th June 25 San Diego is located in deep canyons surrounded by hills (Saturday) and is the southernmost city on the west coast of the U.S. San Diego is well-known for its beaches, modern architecture and the San Diego Zoo. Our tour will include a visit to the unforgettable USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, where we’ll be able to explore more than 25 restored aircrafts and maybe take part in a flight simulation. We’ll also visit the world-acclaimed San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. The San Diego Zoo features over 4,000 animals and 6,500 varieties of exotic plants. The San Diego Zoo features attractions such as the Giant Panda Mei Sheng, the Ituri Forest and Polar Bear Plunge (http://www.sandiegozoo.org/) Lunch. Return to the hotel and dinner. Day 14: San Diego/ Los Breakfast, check out and depart to Los Angeles. th June 26 Angeles Arrival in Los Angeles, stop for lunch and check in. (Sunday) At night, we’ll have a farewell party with all the new friends you have met on the tour. Day 15: Los Angeles / Return Breakfast, check out and depart to the airport for flight th June 27 Airport home. (Monday) Map of itinerary: PRICE: $2450.00 USD per person based on quad occupancy, including round trip airline ticket from one of the cities listed below: Chicago, IL - Indianapolis, IN - Detroit, MI - Grand Rapids, MI - Marquette, MI - Minneapolis, MN - St. Louis, MO - Fargo, ND - Madison, WI - Milwaukee, WI - Traverse City, MI You may choose to depart from a city not listed above however there may be an additional cost. That will be determined at time of booking based on available seats and cost of tickets at time of booking. Group seats are limited and based on first come first served availability so be sure to send in payment to ensure a seat from a city listed above. IN MOST CASES GROUP AIRLINE TICKETS ARE TOTALLY NON REFUNDABLE ONCE BOOKED AND STRICT TICKETING DEADLINES WILL APPLY. INCLUSIONS: All transportation beginning at departure city of choice as listed above; All accommodations as listed above; All tours and attractions we visit; Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day Chaperones and coordination; DVD with exclusive images of the trip; NOT INCLUDED: Personal spending money; Lunch first day, lunch and dinner last day; Fee for checked bags the airlines may charge; Transportation from/to the airport to/from your host city. PAYMENT: You may choose to pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 with the remaining balance due 30 days th after the deposit is received or no later than the 5 of March, whichever comes first. If full payment is th not received within the 30 day window or the 5 of March, your space on the tour will be in jeopardy and may be lost as full payment is required to guarantee your space. Since $300.00 is non refundable, you should not pay it until you are sure you will be able to pay the total amount within 30 days or: Pay the full amount at once. Your payment may be made by: Check: Please send check, drawn on U.S. Bank in U.S. funds, to the address listed below, (be sure to put the name of student as it appears in the passport on the bottom of the check) payable to: Terra North America Tours. Terra North America Tours, LLC - 1610 61st Street SE - Auburn WA 98092 Credit Card Please fill up the Credit Card form you can find in this link: http://www.4shared.com/document/Qe4yCTLq/creditcard_form_tna_CStours.html RESERVATION: You must go to Terra North America website at www.terranorthamerica.com to complete the registration form for this trip. A photocopy of the student’s passport (just page with exact name on it) is required, please mail that to Terra North America or you may scan the passport and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send that by fax as they do not come across legible. WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENT, THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL AND THIS MUST BE RECIVED TO BOOK AND ISSUE AIRLINE TICKETS. In addition to the above document you must also submit the following: Authorization from your natural parents. You will find our authorization on the following link: http://www.4shared.com/document/V7PDWGfj/authorization_TNA.html Copy of your life / health insurance. Be sure to also carry a copy of this with you on the tour. All original documents must be sent to Terra North America. You may send to the address above along with payment, the original are required to complete registration and must be received prior to departing on the tour. YOUR RESERVATION AND FULL PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY MARCH 5, 2011. All seats are sold on a first come first served basis. After this date spaces will still be sold based on availability with a first come first served basis but payment in full will be required at time of booking. By paying for the tour the student, and the student’s parents, agree with all the terms and conditions of the trip including the cancellation policy, you may find that under our general conditions on our website at www.terranorthamerica.com. Please refer to our website (www.terranorthamerica.com) for detailed and updated information as we reserve the right to make changes to our tours at anytime. If more than one bus, your bus number will be determined closer to the tour by Central States tour committee and the tour organizers. Essential Items (See General Conditions' item 18) · Original Passport · Cash for the airline luggage fee · Sun hat · Sunscreen · Sunglasses · Prescription glasses and/or contact lenses with spares · Medicines you might take with spares · Personal hygiene items · Tooth paste and tooth brush · Underwear clothing · Outerwear clothing · Sweatshirt and/or a lightweight jacket · Rain gear · Swimsuit · Flip flops · Tennis shoes · Camera · Watch/Clock · Lots of enthusiasm WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT BRING · Jewelry · Laptop · A lot of luggage · Too much money · Bad temper. GENERAL CONDITIONS: 1. English is the official language of the trip. 2. No traveler will be allowed to deviate from the itinerary or program established for the group. 3. The exchange student must arrive at the boarding place on the date and time established by the Organization. No student may arrive early without the approval of the Organization and his/her host district; if a student must arrive early, additional fees may apply, including but not limited to; hotel costs, meals, transportation to the hotel and any unforeseen expenses due to the early arrival. After the trip all students must return immediately and straight to his/her host city. 4. In bus trips, you must board/disembark at the boarding place closest to the city that you live in. Students who wish to board at a different boarding place must ask for previous authorization from the Organization and your host district 15 days prior to the departure of the trip. This possibility will depend on the availability of the bus seats. In this case, the student must pay for the chosen boarding place, if more expensive, and will not have right to a discount, if less expensive. 5. In case of bus trips, the Organization will be responsible for the Exchange Student’s reception and transfer only at the boarding city, only if we receive complete arrival information 10 days prior to the beginning of the trip, only if the student is using the supplied accommodation or is going directly to the boarding point, if this information is not supplied by the student, he/she must pay for the transfer from the Bus Depot/Airport to the boarding place or accommodation. The boarding place for trips by air is at the last airport. 6. The Organization is not responsible for the student's transportation from their host cities to the boarding place. 7. It is strictly prohibited to possess, use or buy drugs of any kind including alcoholic beverages. 8. In relation to romantic relationships, we expect all travelers to respect the Rotary rules. 9. It is not allowed to make piercings or tattoos during the trip. 10. "Pranks" such as removing objects from supermarkets, stores, hotels etc. will be strictly punished and will be reported to your host district in addition to any legal ramifications such acts might bring about. 11. One or more Rotarians will accompany the group as Chaperones. 12. Some trips may require a guarantee deposit to cover fines charged for delay penalties, devolution of lost and found objects, warnings, etc. The remaining amount will be returned to the exchange students at the end of the trip (if the payment was done with a credit card, you'll have the money back on the same card, not in cash). 13. The timetable is shown in the program and should be respected. The Organization reserves the right to alter the itinerary or timetable in case of unforeseen circumstances or for the benefit of the group. If you do not respect the timetable, you will be charged a penalty. We expect you to be responsible, have group spirit, and be on time. 14. The trip coordinators will determine the departure and return time for all activities as well as the curfew for each night. 15. Extra expenditures: This will vary from person to person. We estimate that $20.00 USD per day for meals should be sufficient for most students. Use your own judgment on how much you will need to bring to cover expenses not included in the tour cost. You will be visiting places with a large variety of souvenirs, if you plan to shop bring more money. The trip doesn’t include extra expenditures such as, but not limited to, telephone calls, not included meals, laundry, mini bar, etc. 16. Some attractions included on this trip have special prices for students, in order to benefit from it; you will need your Student ID. If you do not bring it, you may need to pay regular price for those attractions. 17. A Credit Card is a convenient and safe way to pay for a lot of your expenses. ATM’s to obtain cash will be available, but maybe not when you need them, so we recommend you to have enough money between withdrawals. We suggest you have not less than $20.00 USD and not more than $100.00 USD at all times. The Organization will not be responsible for any missing cash. 18. Take as little luggage as possible (15kg/33lb maximum). You will have to carry and be responsible for it at all times. Bring in your hand luggage all the personal belongings you will need during the trips such as toothbrush, medicines, camera etc. It is your responsibility to be informed about airlines policies regarding baggage, check in policies and all other aspects of travel. The Organization will not be responsible for any lost or damaged luggage. If it is under the care of a supplier, the supplier will apply its own policy and in most cases they do take responsibility for lost or stolen articles, therefore avoid bringing any expensive or valuable items. 19. The trip requires a minimum of 30 travelers to operate. The Organization reserves the right to cancel any trip that does not meet the minimum number of passengers. 20. The talent show is a fun event for everyone. We will have a special moment when your talent will be appreciated. Be ready to make a presentation. Bring typical clothes from your country, CD’s with songs you might need, musical instruments you can play and, most important of all, creativeness and good temper. The coordination staff can help you to prepare your presentation. 21. Health Issues: Prepare before the trip by resting and eating well. If you take medication regularly, plan to bring enough for your entire trip. Attention: Your health is extremely important in order to enjoy the trip. Take good care of it! 22. Even if you can swim, USE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES! Those who cross the limit area established by the coordination staff will be strictly punished. 23. We will be often exposed to sunlight. Be careful and bring, and use, a lot of sun block. 24. By going on the trip, the exchange student authorizes the use of his/her image on the Organization promotional material such as brochures, website, videos, etc. 25. No exchange student is allowed to leave the hotel at night without the accompaniment/ authorization of a trip coordination member. 26. This is a cultural trip; therefore all the exchange students must attend all the activities in the program. 27. Do not forget to always communicate with your home/host family and Rotary Club. Anyone can follow the trip on Twitter, Facebook and Blog; we might ask you to post the latest happenings. 28. Some tours may include promotional items such as T-Shirts, Backpacks, Water Bottles, etc. These items must be ordered in advance to be available for the tour; therefore those that register for the tour within 25 days of departure may not be eligible to receive promotional items listed in the inclusions section of the tour. 29. In case you decide not to go on the trip, you should request the cancellation of your reservation. All requests must be received in writing and the following schedule applies to all: *Now to 61 days prior to departure: 25% of the total land price is nonrefundable. *60 to 46 days prior to departure 50% of the total land price is non-refundable. *45 to 31 days prior to departure 75% of the total land price is non-refundable. *30 days or less prior to departure 100% of the total land price is non-refundable. If you are able to find an exchange student to take your place and the change is possible, only 10% of the total land cost is non-refundable at any date. These amounts are necessary to cover prepaid expenses. These deadlines and penalties also apply if the student cannot attend the trip because he/she did not fulfill any of the reservation requirements. 30. Cancellation Policy for Air portion of the trip is as follows: the deposit (initial payment required on the program in order to guarantee your place) is non-refundable. Once the ticket has been issued (the ticket may be issued anytime without notice after the deposit is received) the cancelation rules for the airline will apply. Remember any refund will be the sole discretion of the airline or airlines involved and the Organization holds no responsibility regarding the airlines final decision. The airlines may change the cancellation policy and/or fees at anytime including but not limited to cancellation fees, baggage fees, cost of meals and beverages. 31. IMPORTANT: We cannot live with a large number of people, for the time of the trip, without good organization and everyone's cooperation. The common goal needs to be respect. In cases of bad behavior or disrespect for the excursion rules, the exchange student may receive up to five warnings, according to the seriousness of his act and to the coordinator's judgment. It is possible to receive 5 warnings at one time based on the seriousness of the student’s actions. Each warning will cost the student a fee and if he/she receives 5 warnings, his/her host district and the host family will be notified and that student will be sent to his/her host community immediately at his/her own expense. No refund will be given for the remainder of the tour. The student’s Rotary District/Club will be notified of any warnings a student receives during the tour by the coordinators or chaperone and all warnings will accumulate from trip to trip the student takes with us.