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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

Unforgettable Costa Rican Adventure

The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Sport
Event Location: Costa Rica
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 26 2011  8:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 5 2010 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 31 2010 7:00 pm
Event Duration:8 days and 7 nights
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
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Member Cost:$895.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:45
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 44 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Feb 26: Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival to Juan antamaria International Airport in San Jose, you will be greeted by a Toucan Maps and Costa Rica Guide representative. Private transportation will then be provided to the Montana de Fuego Resort and Spa located in La Fortuna. This fun little tourist town is located in the shadow of the imposing Arenal Volcano. During your stay, you will enjoy a Junior Suite equipped with king or 2 queen size beds, A/C, cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, telephone, security box, hair dryer, and Terrace with an amazing view of Arenal Volcano. Breakfast is included daily.

Feb 27: In the afternoon, you will go on an easy hike through the Rainforest, with a bilingual naturalist guide who will point out the abundant wildlife, flora & fauna. When you reach the clearing, you will be at the closest observation point to Arenal Volcano. Being the third most active volcano in the world, Arenal erupts every 5 to 10 minutes. After approximately 45 minutes of viewing, you will visit Baldi Hot Springs where you will be able to relax & bathe as Arenal erupts in the background.
Options: Add dinner for an additional $20 per person. Upgrade to Eco Termales Hot Springs, The Springs Hot springs or Tabacon Grand Thermal Hot Springs for an additional $50 per person including dinner. Included meals -1

Feb 28: In the morning, professional bilingual guides will lead you through class II and III rapids on one of Costa Rica's best Whitewater Rafting rivers, the Rio Balsa. This fun filled adventure will provide plenty of memories and stories for your friends and family. Lunch included.
(Upgrade to the Rio Toro Class III & IV Rapids for $20 per person additional)
Make it a MAMBO COMBO: Prepare yourself for an action packed day like no other! In the morning, professional bilingual guides will lead you through a series of 4 Rappels Down Rainforest Waterfalls on your "Lost Canyon Adventure." (Additional $90 per person if added)
Included meals -2 (3 if added Lost Canyon)

March 1: Today you have the choice of the following options;
Canopy Zipline Adventure, Horseback ride to Volcano or Waterfall, Lake Kayaking, Venado Cave Exploration, River Boat ride on Caño Negro, Hanging Bridges, Bird Watching, Sky Tram, Safari Float, Volunteering at Proyecto Asís or Mountain Biking.
Included meals -1(2 depending on activity selection)

March 2: Private transportation will provide to The Falls Resort located in Manuel Antonio. During your stay, you will enjoy a large room with jungle vistas, featuring post & beam hardwood construction. All units have two queen-size beds, ceiling fans, air conditioning, cable TV, kitchenette and balcony. This tropical paradise is recognized world-wide for its beautiful beaches and the abundant wildlife in the jungles that line them.
Included meals -1

March 3: Today you will enjoy Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling along the Manuel Antonio coast line passing by islands and inlets. You will stop for a swim in beautiful hidden bay and enjoy a snack on beautiful secluded beach. No experience is necessary for this excursion: professional guides will be with you for the whole trip. Lunch included
(This tour can be exchanged for Surf Lessons, Horseback Riding on the beach or to Tocori Waterfall for no additional cost)
Included meals - 1

March 4: Today is yours to explore and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio. This area is famous for white sand, palm studded beaches that are teaming with wildlife. Top recommendations for exploration on your own include Biezans Beach and Manuel Antonio Beach (within the park), or just sit back beneath a shady palm and work on that tropical tan.
Optional Tour:
A bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a tour of discovery through Manuel Antonio National Park. Along the way your guide will point out the abundant wildlife, flora & fauna. This park plays a vital role in the global environment as it is home to a wide variety of endangered species.
($48 per person additional if added)
Included meals - 1

March 5: A Private transfer will bring you back to Juan Santamaria International Airport scheduled to arrive 3 hours prior to your departing flight.
Pura Vida!

Required Items to Bring:
Bathing Suit
Hiking Cloths
Hiking Boots
Money for food, adult beverages or extras
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

We need a minimium of 20 participants to keep the rate at this low cost.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$895.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$920.00/Person
Cost Includes:
The cost for 4 people sharing a room will be $695 per member or $895 per member for 2 people sharing a room. A quintet room is $685 per member and much larger room than a quad.
This does not include airfare to Costa Rica. You must book your own flight.
A Deposit of  $340. for a quad room or $430 for a double room must be made by July 1st. The remaining balance must be paid by October 31st.

Included in Your Costa Rica Adventure:
ï‚· Travel Assistance while in Costa Rica
ï‚· VIP Airport Greeting
ï‚· All Domestic Private Transportation
ï‚· High Quality Waterproof Map
ï‚· Baldi Hot Springs Admission
ï‚· Volcano Hike Tour
ï‚· Whitewater Rafting Class II & III Rapids
ï‚· 1 Choice of Adventure or Wildlife activity in La Fortuna
ï‚· Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling Adventure
ï‚· 4 Nights Hotel Arenal Springs - La Fortuna
ï‚· 3 Nights Hotel Costa Verde – Manuel Antonio
ï‚· 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches depending on activity selections

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sun, Oct 31 2010.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: No refund after depsoit is made unless can find someone to take your spot. A $30 dollar Admin fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds or changes may be made after final payment. You will lose your deposit and be removed from the if final payment is not made by October 31st.