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* SUMMARY * 15C09. CORCOVADO, ARENAL & NOSARA BEACH (10 Days/9 Nights)
Hike in Corcovado National Park, View the active Arenal Volcano and Learn to Surf at Nosara Beach
From US$4,810 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

This itinerary includes a bilingual Naturalist Guide on days 2 through 6 in Corcovado and Arenal. Start the trip on the Osa Peninsula to stay at the Laguna Vista Villas and hike in Corcovado National Park. Then head to Arenal to walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. On Day 6, you will be driven to Nosara Beach in Guanacaste Province to relax and learn to surf at one of the country's best breaks (includes one 2-hour class).

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

Day 1: Arrive San Jose (No meals.)
Overnight at Grano de Oro Hotel.

Day 2: San Jose / Corcovado (B,L,D)
Transfer to the domestic airport for a chartered flight to Carate (1 hour). Upon arrival transfer to Laguna Vista Villas (10 mins.), nestled on a hill behind the Pejeperrito Lagoon. After lunch walk with your guide on the lodges trails through the surrounding forest. Overnight at Laguna Vista Villas.

Day 3: Corcovado National Park Hike (B,L,D)
Leave Laguna Vista Villas around 8:00 a.m. with your guide for the 10-min. ride to Carate. From there you will walk to the Corcovado Park entrance (about 40 mins). After a short briefing, hike to the Madrigal River (about 2 hours) for a swim and box lunch. Continue to La Chancha Point (1 hour) to rest and enjoy the views of the surrounding nature. Then walk back to Carate to meet your car for the drive back to Laguna Vista. Dinner and overnight at Laguna Vista Villas.

Day 4: Corcovado / San Jose / Arenal (B,L,D)
Fly to San Jose with your guide. Upon arrival, meet your driver and continue to the Arenal Volcano area (3 hours).** On the way to Arenal, stop at a local restaurant for lunch. In Arenal, explore the lodge's surroundings with your guide. Overnight at Lost Iguana Resort.

Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park (B,L,D)
Morning visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges Project. The trails here cover a distance of about 3.1 kms and are right inside the forest. As you walk, you can appreciate a great diversity of plants and wildlife that are typical of the rainforest as well as some imposing views of the Volcano (weather permitting). Mid-afternoon visit to the Hidalgo Family Hot Springs. Overnight at Lost Iguana Resort.

Day 6: Arenal / Nosara Beach (B)
End of Naturalist Guide service. Morning ground transfer to Playa Nosara (5 hours). Overnight at Harmony Hotel (Coco room).

Day 7: Nosara (B)
In the morning take a two-hour surfing lesson. Overnight at Harmony Hotel.

Day 8: Nosara (B)
Day to explore the area at your leisure or participate in optional activities at additional cost. Overnight at Harmony Hotel.

Day 9: Nosara / San Jose (B)
Morning transfer to the Nosara Airstrip (10 mins) to meet your flight back to San Jose (50 mins). Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro (deluxe room).

Day 10: Departure (B)
Transfer to the International Airport, arriving at least 2-3 hours before your flight's scheduled departure.

*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.

**See Arenal Safety Guidelines.

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 * 15C09. CORCOVADO, ARENAL & NOSARA BEACH (10 Days/9 Nights)
Hike in Corcovado National Park, View the active Arenal Volcano and Learn to Surf at Nosara Beach
From US$4,810 per person in double occupancy ($480 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

This itinerary includes a bilingual Naturalist Guide on days 2 through 6 in Corcovado and Arenal. Start the trip on the Osa Peninsula to stay at the Laguna Vista Villas and hike in Corcovado National Park. Then head to Arenal to walk the Hanging Bridges trails and soak in a natural hot springs in the shadow of the Volcano. On Day 6, you will be driven to Nosara Beach in Guanacaste Province to relax and learn to surf at one of the country's best breaks (includes one 2-hour class).

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

Day 1: Arrive San Jose (No meals.)
Arrive at the Juan Santamara International Airport. After passing through Immigration you will be met by a Costa Rica Expeditions representative who will give you a sticker that will facilitate you clearing customs. When you leave the building after clearing customs, look for a sign that says, "Costa Rica Expeditions" with your name on it. A Costa Rica Expeditions guide wearing an orange shirt is holding the sign. He or she will take you to your hotel. Overnight at Grano de Oro Hotel.

Day 2: San Jose / Corcovado (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, your bilingual Naturalist Guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for the mid-morning transfer to the domestic airport for a chartered flight to Carate (1 hour). Fly over the Pacific lowlands and Corcovado National Park.

Upon arrival at Carate you will be driven to Laguna Vista Villas (10 mins.), nestled on a hill behind the Pejeperrito Lagoon. After lunch walk on the lodges trails through the surrounding forest with your guide. Through vegetation that has never felt a frost, take in views of the Pacific Ocean below. Possible wildlife encounters include coatimundis (a relative of the raccoon), tayras (a dark, bushy-tailed weasel), Amazon Parrots, parrotlets, Poison Dart Frogs, Scarlet-Rumped Tanagers, several species of snakes, agoutis (which look like a large, long-legged guinea pig), and Hermit Hummingbirds, to name a few. You also may come face to face with the monkeys common to the Osa Pennsula: Spider, White-Faced and Howler. Overnight at Laguna Vista Villas.

Day 3: Corcovado National Park Hike (B,L,D)
Leave Laguna Vista Villas around 8:00 a.m. with your Naturalist Guide for the 10-min. ride to Carate. From there you will walk to La Leona Ranger Station, the main entrance to Corcovado Park (about 40 mins). Listen to a short introduction to the Park (15 mins.) then begin hiking on the Madrigal Trail, which takes you to the Madrigal River (about 2 hours). It is not unusual to spot White-faced monkeys, Tamandua and Red-capped Manakins along the way. Once at the River, stop to swim in a fresh water swimming hole and have lunch. Afterwards continue for an hour to La Chancha Point to rest and enjoy the views of the surrounding nature. Walk back to Carate and meet your car for the drive back to Laguna Vista, arriving at about 3:30 p.m. Tour includes a box lunch and guide. Overnight at Laguna Vista Villas.

Day 4: Corcovado / San Jose / Arenal (B,L,D)
Either early in the morning or at mid-day (depending on tides), return to Carate with your guide for the chartered flight to San Jose. Upon arrival a Costa Rica Expeditions' van will meet you and continue with you to the Arenal Volcano** area (3 hours). This almost perfect cone, which soars 1,633 meters above sea level, has a crater 140 m deep formed over an ancient caldera. From time to time loud explosions are heard and a mushroom cloud of gray, brown, orange or blue smoke will billow out of the top. Although the volcano is capable of inspiring intense fright and awe in visitors, inhabitants of nearby Fortuna, San Carlos and the dairy farms at its base seem to live with relative peace of mind. If you ask, they will tell you with surprising tranquility about the time it erupted.

Arenal was dormant until 1968, when an earthquake shook the area on July 29. Twelve hours later, the volcano blew, sending out shock waves that were recorded as far away as the Boulder, Colorado Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Center. All damage was 5 km west of the volcano, where people were knocked down by shock waves, poisoned by gases and struck by falling rocks. Three new craters formed during the eruption, sending down lava flows, which hit the town of Pueblo Nuevo. In the end, 78 people died. Since then, the volcano rumbles, explodes and shoots out rocks, soot and smoke. Arenal is most impressive at night. On a clear night, you can see bursts of fire and red-hot rocks shoot hundreds of feet into the sky. During the day, you only see smoke and hear the volcano's roar. Incandescent material cascades down the sides. Explosions happen every few hours. On the way to Arenal, stop at a local restaurant for lunch. In Arenal, explore the lodge surroundings with your guide. Overnight at Lost Iguana Resort.

Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park (B,L,D)
Morning visit with your Naturalist Guide to the Arenal Hanging Bridges Project, which consists of eight fixed bridges (between 8 and 22 m) and six hanging bridges, all built with the latest techniques and designed with an eye for both beauty and safety. The hanging bridges are between 48 and 98 meters long. All the bridges are made of galvanized steel and high-strength aluminum. The safety mesh and the suspension cables are all galvanized steel. The entire project was designed to blend with the natural environment, leaving the forest virtually intact. The trails, covering a distance of about 3.1 km, are right inside the forest. As you walk, you can appreciate a great diversity of flowers and wildlife that are typical of the rainforest as well as some imposing views of the Volcano (weather permitting).

Mid-afternoon your guide will take you to the Hidalgo Family Hot Springs. The Hidalgo's are originally from the San Carlos area, and made their fortune raising cattle for beef. Several years ago, they discovered a hot spring at one of their ranches on the skirts of the Arenal Volcano and built a swimming pool using water from the spring. They now have more pools where you can enjoy a natural massage from the cascade of hot spring water and view of Arenal Volcano (weather permitting). Dinner will be prepared by your hostess, Doa Mireya, in the tradition of local hospitality. Overnight at Lost Iguana Resort.

Day 6: Arenal / Nosara Beach (B)
End of Naturalist Guide services. Morning ground transfer to Playa Nosara (5 hours). Drive around Arenal Lake, pass by small villages like Tilaran and Caas, and cattle farms. Note: End of Naturalist Guide service. Overnight at Harmony Hotel (Coco room).

Day 7: Nosara (B)
In the morning you will have a two-hour surfing lesson with a local surfer. Overnight at Harmony Hotel.

Day 8: Nosara (B)
Day to explore the area at your leisure or participate in optional activities at additional cost. Overnight at Harmony Hotel.

Day 9: Nosara / San Jose (B)
Morning transfer to the Nosara Airstrip (10 mins). Here you will board a chartered flight back to San Jose (50 mins). Upon arrival a Transfer Guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro (deluxe room).

Day 10: Departure (B)
Transfer to the International Airport, arriving at least 2-3 hours before your flight's scheduled departure.

*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.

**See Arenal Safety Guidelines.

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.

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.

Laguna Vista Villas
Located in Carate and set between the rainforest, a bay and the Pacific Ocean, this lodge has five double bungalows (one king bed and an optional sofa bed) and two family villas (two king beds). There are walking trails on the property, lookout decks and a dining and bar areas for guests. Near Corcovado National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth, according to National Geographic. Hot climate.

Lost Iguana Resort
"This hotel offers large and luxurious rooms with great views of the volcano...All rooms feature a private balcony or porch." -Frommers.com (2006) From your terrace, soak in a jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of toucans and Howler Monkeys. Amenities include: A/C, Jacuzzi baths, kitchenettes, safe deposit box, satellite TV and hair dryer in all rooms.

Harmony Hotel
Just off Guiones Beach, this hotel aims for a stylish, casual atmosphere as envisioned by its owners, surfing enthusiasts who settled in Guanacaste in 2003. There is a big emphasis on sustainable use of the land and conscious effort to reduce the hotels ecological footprint by conserving water, recycling, composting food waste and surrounding the hotel with native species that can thrive using organic farming practices. Restaurant serves organic fare whenever possible. Massage and body treatment rates from $75 to $90.

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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