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* SUMMARY * 04C08. PACUARE RIVER, MANUEL ANTONIO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO BEACH (11 Days/10 Nights)
Two-Day Raft Trip, Hiking in Manuel Antonio and Monteverde, Beach and Waterfall Canopy
From US$4,435 per person in double occupancy ($405 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Take a two-day white water trip on the scenic and exciting Pacuare River, which includes a night camping on the riverbank. Then fly to Manuel Antonio to hike in the National Park and kayak through mangroves, home to myriad bird and animal life. After, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest via Carara Biological Reserve, where youll experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour. End your vacation at Tamarindo Beach.

Meal codes: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Day 1: Arrive Costa Rica (No meals.)
After arriving at San Joses Juan Santamaria International Airport, you will be driven to Turrialba (2-1/2 hours). Overnight at Casa Turire Hotel (junior superior room).

Day 2: Two-day Pacuare Rafting - Class III-IV. Min. age 12 years. (B,L,D)
Drive to the put-in on the river (1 hour). Raft continuous class III rapids and a hike up a side creek to a waterfall (river time about 2 hours). Overnight tent camping on the riverbank.

Day 3: Pacuare Rafting (B,L)
Today you will experience the canyon, the rapids and the side hikes that have made the Pacuare famous (river time about 4 hours). Mid afternoon take-out. Return to San Jose (2-1/2 hours). Overnight at Grano de Oro Hotel (deluxe room).

Day 4: San Jose / Manuel Antonio (B)
Drive to the domestic airport (30-60 mins) to meet your flight to Quepos. Overnight at Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort (ocean view suite).

Day 5: Manuel Antonio / Mangrove Kayak Tour (B)
Overnight at Arenas del Mar Resort.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park Hike (B)
Overnight at Arenas del Mar Resort.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio / Carara and Waterfalls Canopy Tour / Monteverde (B,L)
En route to Monteverde visit the Carara Biological Reserve for a forest hike and the Waterfalls Canopy Tour. Lunch included. Arrive at the Lodge in the evening. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens.

Day 8: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour (B)
After breakfast a guided excursion in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is planned. Return to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit to Santa Elena Reserve. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge.

Days 9-10: Monteverde / Tamarindo (B)
Drive to the Tamarindo Beach area (4-1/2 hours). Next day is free; you may wish to explore the area or participate in optional activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, surf lessons, golf and others. Nights at Capitan Suizo Hotel.

Day 11: Tamarindo / San Jose / Departure (B)
Fly back to San Jose. Upon arrival a representative will take you to the International Airport, arriving at least two hours before your flight's scheduled departure time.

*Note: Pricing can vary considerably depending on the number of people in your group and travel dates. Please contact us for an accurate quote on this or any other trip on our web site.

IMPORTANT: There is a 25-pound weight limit on domestic flights in Costa Rica. Please remember to pack light. If you would like to leave some of your belongings behind, we will do our best to catch it up to you when you arrive at the next destination in your itinerary.

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* DETAILED * 04C08. PACUARE RIVER, MANUEL ANTONIO, MONTEVERDE & TAMARINDO BEACH (11 Days/10 Nights)
Two-Day Raft Trip, Hiking in Manuel Antonio and Monteverde, Beach and Waterfall Canopy
From US$4,435 per person in double occupancy ($405 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Take a two-day white water trip on the scenic and exciting Pacuare River, which includes a night camping on the riverbank. Then fly to Manuel Antonio to hike in the National Park and kayak through mangroves, home to myriad bird and animal life. After, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest via Carara Biological Reserve, where youll experience the Waterfalls Canopy Tour. End your vacation at Tamarindo Beach.

Meal codes: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Day 1: Arrive Costa Rica (No meals.)
Arrive at San Joses Juan Santamaria International Airport. After passing through Immigration youll be met by a Costa Rica Expeditions representative who will give you a sticker to facilitate clearing customs. When leaving the building after customs, look for a sign that says, Costa Rica Expeditions, with your name on it. A Costa Rica Expeditions guide wearing an orange shirt will be holding the sign. He or she will drive you to Turrialba (2-1/2 hours). Overnight at Casa Turire Hotel (junior superior room).

Day 2: Two-day Pacuare Rafting - Class III-IV. Min. age 12 years. (B,L,D)
This trip puts in four miles upriver from the one-day Pacuare trip. With more time to soak in the beauty of the canyon and take awe-inspiring side hikes, for many participants, this two-day raft trip transcends mere rafting and rises to a truly transforming experience.

After breakfast at the hotel meet your River Guide in the hotel lobby. Drive about an hour to the put-in. After an orientation and safety talk, proceed down the river. Continuous Class III rapids and a hike up a side creek to a waterfall provide a perfect introduction to the magic of the Pacuare. (river time about 2 hours). There will be plenty of time for hikes into the rainforest. Overnight tent camping on the riverbank.

Day 3: Pacuare Rafting (B,L)
An early put-in means that you are virtually alone on the river for the first part of the day. Today you will experience the canyon, the rapids and the side hikes that have made the Pacuare famous (river time about 4 hours). Mid afternoon take-out. Return to San Jose (2-1/2 hours). Overnight at Grano de Oro Hotel (deluxe room).

Day 4: San Jose / Manuel Antonio (B)
After breakfast at the hotel meet your guide in the lobby for the ride to the domestic airport (30-60 mins), where youll board a Costa Rica Expeditions chartered flight to Quepos. Upon arrival one of our representatives in the area will provide transportation to your hotel. Overnight at Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort (ocean view suite).

Day 5: Manuel Antonio / Mangrove Kayak Tour (B)
As the tide schedule allows, take a kayak tour in the estuary at Damas Island, where mangrove canals provide excellent bird watching. Damas Island, located 20 mins. from Manuel Antonio, plays an important role as an ecosystem vital to Costa Rica's rich biodiversity. It is not uncommon to spot herons, sand pipers, egrets and many other endemic or migrant bird species. You may get the chance to see the White-faced Monkeys, or even see the rare Silky Anteater, caimans and Boa Constrictors. The duration of the tour is about 4-5 hours and includes round-trip transportation, lunch or dinner, the services of a bilingual local guide, kayaks, and all equipment needed. Overnight at Arenas del Mar Resort.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park Hike (B)
Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for todays private hike in Manuel Antonio National Park. You will drive about 30 mins. to the main entrance of the Park, which is on the Pacific Coast. The Park totals 1,685 acres and is one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica. South Espadilla and Manuel Antonio beaches are particularly lovely. The principal natural communities are the primary, secondary and mangrove forests, and lagoon and beach vegetation. The park includes 12 small islands just off the coast, which are excellent bird refuges. The fauna is varied with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, including the Fiery-billed Araari, Chestnut-backed Ant Bird, White-necked Jacobin, Baird's Trogon, Orange-collared Manakin, Blue-throated Gold Entail and Blue-black Grosbeak. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Arenas del Mar Resort.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio / Carara and Waterfalls Canopy Tour / Monteverde (B,L)
In the morning meet a Costa Rica Expeditions Naturalist Guide and drive to Monteverde. En route visit the Carara Biological Reserve for a forest hike and the Waterfalls Canopy Tour (2 hours). Carara presents a wide variety of plant life with evergreens being predominant. The reserve possesses several ecosystems, including marshlands, a lagoon, and primary, secondary and gallery forests. The marshland is rich in waterfowl, wading birds, amphibians and reptiles that are found in these environments. The lagoon is completely covered with water hyacinths and other floating aquatic plants. The primary forests occupying most of the reserve are species-rich, multi-layered, and have an abundance of creeping vines and epiphytes. The tallest trees include such species as espave, silk cotton, wild fig, nargusta and quamwood, a very spectacular tree during the dry season when it is covered with yellow flowers.

Amphibians and reptiles are abundant. Crocodiles measuring up to 3m long are widely distributed and easy to sight in the Grande de Tarcoles River. Waterfowl such as Roseate Spoonbills, Anhingas, Jacanas, Pied-bellied Grebes and Mexican Tiger Bitterns are also present. Among the mammals, the Four-eyed Opossum, Two-toed Sloth, Agouti, Kinkajou, Tayra, Margay Cat, Collared Peccary and White-tailed Deer are found. A particularly conspicuous bird in Carara, notable for its beautiful bright blue, red and yellow plumage, and the fact that it has all but disappeared from the Dry Pacific, is the Scarlet Macaw.

The Waterfalls Canopy Tour starts with a short walk, while your local guide describes the area and flora and fauna. Since a part of the forest has been used for agro forestry, a variety of exotic fruit trees and hardwood trees can be found. Much of the Canopy's 46 hectares of protected area is covered with transitional rainforest growing on steep slopes, and studded with massive trees laden with vines and epiphytes. This Canopy Tour consists of 13 platforms, 7 cables of varying lengths, a three-story tree house, a Tarzan Swing, a suspension bridge and a 90 feet rappel down at the end (optional for adventure seekers). Lunch included. Continue to Monteverde (3 hours). Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens.

Day 8: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (B)
After breakfast a guided excursion in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is planned. Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilarn Mountains (elevation 2,300 to 5,600 ft.), encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants. From January to July, depending upon your luck and patience, you may observe in its natural habitat the Resplendent Quetzal (occasionally a dozen or more individuals at once). Other species include the Three-wattled Bellbird, the Emerald Toucanet, and White-faced and Howler Monkeys.

Return to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit to Santa Elena Reserve, a 600-hectare cloud forest reserve north of and at a slightly higher elevation than the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It has all the species claimed by its eastern neighbor, including Quetzals, deer, sloths, and ocelots, Howler, Capuchin and Spider Monkeys. It receives far fewer visitors: it may thus be easier to see a greater diversity of birds. It has 4 one-way trails and a lookout point with views toward the Arenal Volcano. The reserve is the site of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Center, a forest farm started in March 1992 to educate youngsters and local farmers on the forest ecology and conservation. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge.

Days 9-10: Monteverde / Tamarindo (B)
You will be driven to the Tamarindo Beach area (4-1/2 hours). Upon arrival check in to your hotel, which is right on the beach. Day 10 is free; you may wish to explore the area or participate in optional activities (at additional cost) such as kayaking, surf lessons, golf and others. Nights at Capitan Suizo Hotel.

Day 11: Tamarindo / San Jose / Departure (B)
Drive to the Tamarindo Airstrip to board a Costa Rica Expeditions chartered flight to the San Jose domestic airport. Upon arrival a representative will take you to the International Airport, arriving at least two hours before your flight's scheduled departure time.

*Note: Pricing can vary considerably depending on the number of people in your group and travel dates. Please contact us for an accurate quote on this or any other trip on our web site.

IMPORTANT: There is a 25-pound weight limit on domestic flights in Costa Rica. Please remember to pack light. If you would like to leave some of your belongings behind, we will do our best to catch it up to you when you arrive at the next destination in your itinerary.

Casa Turire Hotel
Located in Turrialba Valley near the wild Reventazn River, renowned for white water rafting. Here the accent is on comfort and relaxation in a tropical paradise setting. Friendly Costa Rican hospitality and well appointed rooms and suites in an elegant country mansion.

Grano de Oro Hotel
Located on a residential street in downtown San Jose, there are 35 unique rooms, each with an extravagant bath. Garden suites have Jacuzzi tubs. Meals are inventive and first-rate, served in a lush, outdoor garden patio or in the newly renovated indoor restaurant and bar. A rooftop terrace offers relaxing Jacuzzis and a spot for secluded sunbathing and stargazing. Service is friendly and attentive. Temperate climate.

Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Arenas del Mar is a beach and nature resort with 38 upscale rooms and suites, offering a casual beach front caf and an elegant dining facility with views of Manuel Antonio National Park. There are two swimming pools, a small spa, and a gift shop as well as nature trails leading to two beaches. All rooms equipped with cable TV, ceiling fans, air conditioning, Internet, mini-bar, safe deposit box, coffee maker, microwave and iron.

Monteverde Lodge
Located in the Tilarn Mountain Range at 4,600 ft. above sea level on the edge of the world's best known mid-elevation cloud forest, Monteverde Lodge is the expression of Costa Rica Expeditions' desire to create the ultimate lodging experience for the discerning nature traveler. Owned and operated by Costa Rica Expeditions.

Capitn Suizo Hotel
A free and natural atmosphere with a touch of Swiss quality. Hotel Capitn Suizo is located on Playa Tamarindo, one of the most beautiful Pacific coast beaches in Costa Rica. Directly on the beach, the hotel is surrounded by large, native trees and lush, colorful gardens.

INCLUDED:
Accommodations: As featured in the itinerary. Meals: As indicated in the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Transfers: Included in fixed departure (group) programs, on arrival and departure, when arriving and departing on the first and last scheduled days of the tour. For all other tours, transfers are included as indicated. Porterage: The handling of two bags per person. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the tour. Taxes & entrance fees: Hotel taxes, entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking are included unless otherwise specified. Sightseeing: As specified in the itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED:
Costs of obtaining passports, visas or tourist cards; excess baggage fees; personal expenses such as room service, beverages and laundry; gratuities for tour escort, guides or driver; personal communications charges; international airfare and airport departure taxes (US$26 per person as of April 2009) excess mileage carried out at the request of the passenger; sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary; personal insurance coverage (strongly recommended).

HOLIDAY PAYMENT POLICY: APPLIES TO CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, PRESIDENTS WEEK AND EASTER
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to guarantee your reservation upon acceptance of proposal. The balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of departure. Any trips that are reserved less than 90 days prior to arrival must make full payment before hotel reservations can be confirmed. Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotels, guides and services are non-refundable.

PAYMENT POLICY FOR DATES OTHER THAN HOLIDAY DATES:
A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to guarantee your reservation upon acceptance of proposal. The balance is due 30 days prior to the start date of departure. Any trips that are confirmed less than 60 days prior to arrival must make full payment before hotel reservations can be confirmed.

CHANGE POLICY:
Guests occasionally may want to make changes at the last minute, even after having arrived in Costa Rica. These changes involve a considerable amount of extra work requiring a series of phone calls, emails and printed documents. For this reason, Costa Rica Expeditions charges $75.00 for any changes made to the vacation after final services have been confirmed. This fee is in addition to any costs or penalties imposed by the companies impacted by the newly requested or cancelled services.

PRICES CHARGED:
The rates that Costa Rica Expeditions receives from lodging and other suppliers of services may be the same or even higher than the prices that the suppliers offer the public via the Internet or other channels of distribution. The prices we charge reflect our costs and a reasonable profit for our services in planning and operating the trip. We do not claim that individual services that may appear to be or actually be similar to the services we resell can never by obtained for prices lower than ours.

PRICE BREAKDOWNS:
We do not give price breakdowns. The reason is that we have found through the years that, if we do so, we spend so much time having to explain every cost that we would have to charge considerably more for arranging the trips then we do now. Even more important, in almost all cases cost breakdowns would not help our clients choose a better vacation or a better value. The way we see it, our job is to concentrate on all the details and try to give our clients their ideal vacation at the best possible price. The travelers' job is to look at their holiday as a whole and decide whether our proposal will provide the vacation they want at a price they can afford. The best way for us to help travelers make the right decisions is to give them the most accurate descriptions possible of the experience, and a clear explanation of what is and is not included in the cost. A detailed breakdown takes attention away from the overall quality of the experience. We acknowledge that we may occasionally inadvertently over-charge. If the price we are quoting seems excessive, please say so. Someone other than the person who prepared the original quote will recheck it. If there is an error we will make the adjustment. (We have also been known to accidentally leave out charges that should have been included. If we discover that this is the case after the first payment, we will not charge you.) We are also aware of the possibility that the quote may be more than you want to spend. Please let us know if this case and, if feasible, we will quote a more affordable itinerary.

CHANGE POLICY:
Guests occasionally may want to make changes at the last minute, even after having arrived in Costa Rica. These changes involve a considerable amount of extra work requiring a series of phone calls, emails and printed documents. For this reason, Costa Rica Expeditions charges $75.00 for any changes made to the vacation after final services have been confirmed. This fee is in addition to any costs or penalties imposed by the companies impacted by the newly requested or cancelled services.

HOLIDAY CANCELLATION POLICY: APPLIES TO CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, PRESIDENTS WEEK AND EASTER.
Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotel, guides and services are non-refundable. In the case of cancellations 90 days or more prior to the start date of the scheduled trip, there is a full refund minus hotel deposits and guide fees, in addition to a cancellation fee of $300 or 15% of the entire cost of the trip, whichever is less. In the case of cancellations received in our office from 89 to 46 days prior to the start date of the trip, there is a 50% refund, minus hotel deposits and guide fees. There will be no refund for cancellations made 45 or fewer days prior to the trip. This policy may not apply to hotels or tours in which Costa Rica Expeditions, S.A., acts only as an intermediary, in which case the individual policies of the suppliers may apply. We strongly suggest that you purchase trip cancelation and travel protection insurance. Given that this insurance is easily available and relatively inexpensive we don’t give refunds for last minute cancelations.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR DATES OTHER THAN HOLIDAY DATES:
Deposits that are made to secure peak season hotel, guides and service are non-refundable. In the case of cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start date of the scheduled trip, there is a full refund minus hotel deposits and guide fees, in addition to a cancellation fee of $300 or 10% of the entire cost of the trip, whichever is less. In the case of cancellations received in our office from 29 to 15 days prior to the start date of the trip, there is a 50% refund, minus hotel deposits and guide fees. There will be no refund for cancellations made 14 or fewer days prior to the trip. This policy may not apply to hotels or tours in which Costa Rica Expeditions, S.A., acts only as an intermediary, in which case the individual policies of the suppliers may apply. We strongly suggest that you purchase trip cancelation and travel protection insurance. Given that this insurance is easily available and relatively inexpensive we don’t give refunds for last minute cancelations.

INSURANCE: TRIP CANCELLATION & TRAVEL PROTECTION
Costa Rica Expeditions strongly recommends that you buy Trip Cancellation and Travel Protection Insurance. Here are some of the coverage’s:

  • Trip cancellation or interruption because of a covered medical problem that you, your traveling companion, family member or business partner may develop between the time you book and the end of your trip.
  • Trip cancellation or interruption because of burglary of your or your traveling companion’s residence within 10 days of your departure or during your trip.
  • Non-delivery of services bankruptcies or financial defaults of airlines or tour operators.
  • Expenses arising from an accident or sickness during your trip including evacuation or repatriation to a hospital near your home if your situation is acute or life threatening.
  • Payment for lost and delayed baggage. If you do not have this kind of insurance and any one of these or several other situations covered by the policy should arise you would have to cover the expense out of your own pocket.
  • The policy we recommend even covers you for pre-existing medical conditions if purchased within 10 days of the date you pay for or deposit your trip. Our travel insurance contact in the United States is Preferred Adventures Ltd, St Paul, MN. If you wish to purchase insurance, please access their website at the link below. When you purchase Travel Insurance you will need a location number, the location number is 23-0428.

https://www.travelex-insurance.com/consumer/welcome.aspx?location=23-0428

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:
All foreign citizens entering Costa Rica must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date they enter the country. As of April 2007, Citizens of the United States are required to have a valid passport for at least 30 days after the date they enter into the country.

Please visit

http://www.costarica-embassy.org/consular/travel/documents.htm

Citizens of the United States and many other countries do not need visas to enter Costa Rica. Citizens of countries other than the United States, Canada and the European Economic Community should check with the nearest Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate. Please note effective January 23, 2007 all nationals, including U.S. citizens, will be required to hold a valid passport to enter the United States by air. This also applies when coming from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The new passport requirement means that all travelers, including U.S. citizens, who are departing the U.S. and intend to re-enter the United States are required to hold a valid passport upon departure from the U.S. A word to the wise: In years past entrance requirements were much less strictly enforced than they have been lately. Airline counter personal in the country of origin are responsible for enforcing entrance requirements. Although they may still occasionally be lax, if you do not have a passport that is valid for at least six months after your date of travel, it is highly probable that they will not let you board the plane.
A pre-paid airline ticket to exit Costa Rica (either to return to your country or to go to another country) a visa (if required) is required for entry as well.

VACCINATIONS:
Regarding malaria, the US Center for Disease Control has a single recommendation for the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama, despite the fact the danger of contracting malaria varies greatly from country to country and from region to region within the countries. The CDC recommends taking Chloroquin, which, if you choose to use it, you should start taking at least 2 weeks before possible exposure. (To cover their backs the CDC says a month to 6 weeks.)

Our Costa Rican doctor, who has no bureaucratic needs to cover his back and whose judgment in these matters we have come to respect, does not agree with the recommendation, He points out that while there is a slight chance of getting malaria in Costa Rica, there is also a slight chance of side effects from Chloroquin, which is at least as serious as the strains of malaria that have been recorded here. What we who live here do, if anything, is use insect repellant that contains DEET (diethylmethyltoluamide) when there is a likelihood of getting bitten.   (Be sure to follow the precautions on the label.)  Not only will this minimize the possibility of getting malaria, but also it will help protect you from getting other insect born diseases---not to mention itchy bites.   While we are talking about prevention of disease, make sure your tetanus inoculation is current. 

This all said, finally you have to make your own decision about whether to use malaria prophylaxis or not.  (The CDC is not the only ones who cover their backs.)

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE, PANAMA OR SOUTH AMERICA:
Although yellow fever is not a disease risk in Costa Rica, the government requires travelers arriving from Click for list of countries:

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowBookCh4-YellowFever.aspx#667

Countries where yellow fever is present requires to present proof of yellow fever vaccination.  If you will be traveling to one of these countries where yellow fever is present before arriving in Costa Rica, this requirement must be taken into consideration.

As well as countries in the Eastern Hemisphere from which we almost never have arriving guests, among the countries listed are Latin American Countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Bolivia.  This is very important take into account.  If you are coming from any of the listed countries and do not have a current vaccination certificate they will be denied boarding on flights to Costa Rica. By the way, the same requirement applies for entry in many other countries including the US.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS RESPONSIBILITY:
Costa Rica Expeditions, S.A., (its owners, associates, agents and employees) give notice that they assume no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays and expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, discrepancies or change in transit or hotel service over which it has no control.

Costa Rica Expeditions is not responsible for loss of life, personal injury, cancellations, delays, over-bookings, loss or damage of baggage and/or loss of services as a result of the same caused by any domestic flights within Costa Rica. For an additional charge, when advisable, charter flights may be arranged through Costa Rica Expeditions. Should clients decide to book a charter flight; Costa Rica Expeditions will not assume responsibility for cancellations, delays, over bookings, any loss of services from the same.

Costa Rica Expeditions reserves the right to adjust the U.S. dollar prices without notice, to reflect fluctuations in the Foreign Exchange Markets. Costa Rica Expeditions also reserves the right to withdraw a tour or any part of it, to make such alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the comfort or well-being of the participants and to pass on to tour members any expenditure or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control. With advance deposit to Costa Rica Expeditions or any of its agents, the depositor therefore agrees to be bound by the above recited terms and conditions.

MEDICAL AND HEALTH:
We have a 24-hour medical service. Guests with existing medical conditions should make them known to Costa Rica Expeditions well before their arrival to Costa Rica, given that guests will be, at some time during their trip, in some of the most remote places in Costa Rica. Under certain circumstances, evacuation could be prolonged, difficult, expensive or impossible. Guests should take special care. If they feel sick, they should tell us so we can start making arrangements for evacuation should it become necessary. Leaders on all of our wilderness trips carry a fully stocked first-aid kit. Hospital facilities are excellent in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Expeditions assumes no liability for costs of evacuation or provision of medical care. We strongly recommend that trip participants purchase short-term traveler?s insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation.

CONDUCT:
Costa Rica Expeditions and its designated representatives reserve the right to disqualify any person as member of any trip or tour, should such persons actions or general deportment impede the operation of the trip or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of other members of the trip. Refunds are usually not given under these circumstances. In such extraordinary instances when a refund is granted, it is agreed that a refund based on the actual cost of the unused land services is the limit of Costa Rica Expeditions?

LIMIT OF LIABILITY FOR LOST BAGGAGE:
Costa Rica Expeditions makes every possible effort to protect the baggage placed in our care. In the unlikely event that baggage or its content is lost, Costa Rica Expeditions will compensate the owner of said baggage for the value of the baggage and it´s contents or four hundred dollar currency of the United States of America (US$400), whichever is less. Under no circumstances do we make compensation for claims of lost cash or cash equivalents such as traveler’s checks. Alleged verbal representations by employees of Costa Rica Expeditions or any other person to the effect that Costa Rica Expeditions will take responsibility for amounts greater than the limit stated above are not valid.

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