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					    Date            Location                                        Program
Day 1;        Departure Airport / Los   Arrive in Los Angeles (LAX) from the major hub airports
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.
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
                                        Dinner and return to the hotel to rest.
Day 3:        Los Angeles               Breakfast and visit Universal Studios.
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
                                        Check out what awaits you there:
                                        Dinner and return to the hotel at night to rest.
Day 4:        Los Angeles               Breakfast and tour of Los Angeles and surrounding area.
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.
                                        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.
Day 5:        Los Angeles / San Luis   Breakfast, check out and depart to San Luis Obispo.
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
                                       Dinner and rest.
Day 6:        Santa Barbara / San      Breakfast, check out and visit the Northern part of the
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
                                       Arrival in San Francisco, check in, dinner and free time to
Day 7;        San Francisco            Breakfast and visit San Francisco.
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.
                                       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
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.
                                     Check into our accommodations. Dinner and free time to
Day 9:        Yosemite / Henderson   Breakfast, check out and depart to Henderson for
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.
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.
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.
Day 12;       Grand Canyon / San     Breakfast, check out and depart to San Diego.
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.
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
                                     Lunch. Return to the hotel and dinner.
Day 14:       San Diego/ Los         Breakfast, check out and depart to Los Angeles.
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
June 27       Airport                home.
Map of itinerary:


$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.



        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;

        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.


You may choose to pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 with the remaining balance due 30 days
after the deposit is received or no later than the 5 of March, whichever comes first. If full payment is
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:


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:


You must go to Terra North America website at 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 Please do not send that by fax as they do not come across legible.


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:
        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.

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

Please refer to our website ( 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


       · Jewelry
       · Laptop
       · A lot of luggage
       · Too much money
       · Bad temper.

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

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

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

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.