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* SUMMARY * 31C09. PACUARE RAFTING, TORTUGUERO, CANO ISLAND & CORCOVADO (9 Days/8 Nights)
White Water, Rainforest Boat Tour, then Diving and Hiking at Drake Bay
From US$4,565 per person based on double occupancy ($510 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Start this active trip rafting the exciting Pacuare River (min. age 12 years). Then explore Tortuguero National Park by boat with a local guide. Fly to Drake Bay for three full days to scuba dive in the protected waters of Caño Island National Park and hike in Corcovado.

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

Day 1: Arrival Costa Rica (No meals.)
Overnight at Costa Rica Marriott (deluxe room).

Day 2: San Jose / Pacuare Rafting – Class III-IV (Min. age 12 years) / Tortuguero (B,L,D)
White Glove Service...White Water Adventure™ - On this Connoisseur Rafting trip you are the special guest of Costa Rica Expeditions’ River Guides, who will share with you the history and culture of the people of the mountainous Turrialba region. Includes a gourmet lunch served by your guides at their outdoor “river restaurant" (see menu), photo CD, victory cocktail and transportation. Minimum age: 12 years. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens (deluxe room).

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the Lodge, depart with a local guide for a 3-hour boat tour into Tortuguero National Park. After lunch at the Lodge, a local guide will take you on a tour of the village of Tortuguero and the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle Museum. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge.

Day 4: Tortuguero / San Jose / Drake Bay (B,L,D)
In the morning you will cross Tortuguero River to reach the airstrip to meet your Costa Rica Expeditions’ chartered flight to San Jose (about 35 mins). Once there, a transfer guide will accompany you to the correct hangar for your next flight to Drake Bay (about 50 mins). After dinner at your hotel, join a night tour with the “Bug Lady” (duration 2-1/2 hours). Overnight La Paloma Lodge (deluxe room).

Day 5: Caño Island (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart for your diving tour at Caño Island, situated just 14 nautical miles from the hotel. The boat ride to the Park entrance takes about 45 mins. Overnight at La Paloma Lodge.

Day 6: Corcovado National Park (B,L,D)
Day trip to Corcovado National Park with your Naturalist Guide. A 20-min. boat ride from the Lodge will land you at the northern entrance to the park. This is a full-day tour. Overnight at La Paloma Lodge.

Day 7: Drake Bay (B,L,D)
Day to explore the area or participate in optional activities (at additional cost). Overnight at La Paloma Lodge.

Day 8: Drake Bay / San Jose (B)
Land and boat transfer back to the Drake Bay Airstrip. Board a Costa Rica Expeditions’ chartered flight to San Jose (50 mins). Overnight at Costa Rica Marriott (deluxe room).

Day 9: Departure (No meals.)
Transfer to the international airport, arriving at least 2-3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

*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 * 31C09. PACUARE RAFTING, TORTUGUERO, CANO ISLAND & CORCOVADO (9 Days/8 Nights)
White Water, Rainforest Boat Tour, then Diving and Hiking at Drake Bay
From US$4,565 per person based on double occupancy ($510 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Start this active trip rafting the exciting Pacuare River (min. age 12 years). Then explore Tortuguero National Park by boat with a local guide. Fly to Drake Bay for three full days to scuba dive in the protected waters of Caño Island National Park and hike in Corcovado.

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

Day 1: Arrival Costa Rica (No meals.)
Arrive at San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport. After passing through Immigration you will be met by a Costa Rica Expeditions’ representative who will give you a sticker to facilitate clearing customs. When you are exiting the building, look for a Costa Rica Expeditions’ guide wearing an orange shirt and holding a sign with your name on it. He or she will take you to your hotel. Overnight at Costa Rica Marriott (deluxe room).

Day 2: San Jose / Pacuare Rafting – Class III-IV (Min. age 12 years) / Tortuguero (B,L,D)
White Glove Service...White Water Adventure™ - On this Connoisseur Rafting trip you are the special guest of Costa Rica Expeditions’ River Guides, who will share with you the history and culture of the people of the mountainous Turrialba region. Includes a gourmet lunch served by your guides at their outdoor “river restaurant" (see menu), photo CD, victory cocktail and transportation. Minimum age: 12 years.

Early morning pick-up at your hotel by your River Guide. There will be no more than one other stop en route to a deluxe Costa Rican breakfast on the way to the river. Upon arrival at the put-in, your professional guides will give an orientation and safety talk. You will then proceed downriver on continuous Class III-IV rapids. As you are swept down the Pacuare Gorge by the currents, soak in the natural beauty of the primary and secondary rainforests surrounding you. Water level permitting, a guide will lead you on a hike up one of the many creeks that spill into the Pacuare. Upon your return to the riverbank, you will find a gourmet lunch prepared by your guides.

Float and paddle to the take-out in the Caribbean town of Siquirres. Here, towels and a victory cocktail await. Afterward, drive with a Spanish-speaking driver for about an hour to the Caño Blanco dock to meet your boat for the trip to Tortuga Lodge (1-2 hour boat ride). Overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens (deluxe room).

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the Lodge, depart with a local guide for a 3-hour boat tour into Tortuguero National Park. Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now protects 51,870 acres, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Eleven habitats are found in the park. Three species of monkeys (Spider, Howler and White-faced), Three-toed Sloths and river otters are frequently seen along the natural inland waterways and canals. Caiman, iguanas, river turtles, Basilisk Lizards and Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates) inhabit the area, along with more than 320 species of birds including all six species of Kingfishers found in the new world, three species of toucans, eight species of parrots and other neotropical species such as the Slaty-tailed trogon, White-collared Manakin, Purple-throated Fruitcrow and White-fronted Nunbird and many more species which you will have the opportunity to observe during this morning boat ride.

After lunch at the Lodge, a local guide will take you to the village of Tortuguero. Learn about the history of the village and its efforts to get their basic needs met, such as running water, medical and dental care, garbage collection and management. Visit the Park headquarters, the general goods store and walk streets lined with colorful afro-Caribbean homes. Visit the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle Museum founded by the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC). The late Dr. Archie Carr began to study and tag the thousands of Atlantic Green Sea Turtles that every year from June to October come to Tortuguero Beach to lay their eggs. The study has continued without fail ever since, under the auspices of the CCC, the longest running continuous study of its kind in the world, and it has had a profound effect on the community of Tortuguero. Overnight at Tortuga Lodge.

Day 4: Tortuguero / San Jose / Drake Bay (B,L,D)
In the morning you will cross Tortuguero River to reach the airstrip to meet your Costa Rica Expeditions’ chartered flight to San Jose (about 35 mins). Once there, a transfer guide will accompany you to the correct hangar for your next chartered flight to Drake Bay (about 50 mins). Please note: You may wet your feet upon arrival to the airstrip as you'll have to take a boat transfer to your hotel, La Paloma Lodge. The Lodge nests atop a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nearby Cano Island, in Costa Rica's isolated Drake Bay. The resort is spread over 12 landscaped acres and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. Scarlet Macaws soar overhead, nesting nearby. Toucans can be heard calling each other from the depths of the rainforest. Hummingbirds feed on brilliant heliconia. White-faced Monkeys lunch on ripe mangoes and lizards bask in the sun.

After dinner join a night tour with the “Bug Lady” (duration about 2-1/2 hours). The Bug Lady’s Night Hike takes place after dinner (usually from 7:30-10:00 p.m.) behind the Lodge in the primary forest along the Agujitas River. Bug Lady Tracy Stice offers night vision optics and rubber boots. Expect to see colonies of leaf cutter ants, spiders, and adorned moths. The natural history of these critters is fascinating, especially with the human element of why we fear these harmless bugs. Overnight La Paloma Lodge (deluxe room).

Day 5: Caño Island (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart for your diving tour at Caño Island, situated just 14 nautical miles from the hotel. The boat ride to the Park entrance takes about 45 mins. during which time you may be lucky to see whales and/or dolphins frolicking in the ocean. The tour includes ample time to dive in the protected waters around the island. The area is known for a profusion of marine life. Underwater pinnacles and canyons of volcanic rock are covered by 15 species of coral providing habitat to tropical reef fish and refuge to schools of oceanic pelagic fish. While diving you may see Manta and Mobula Rays, White-tip Reef Sharks, Ridley and Hawksbill Turtles, and the occasional Whale Shark.

Due to the protection of the National Park, it is not uncommon to see fish that have grown to enormous proportions: Cubera Snappers in the 70-lb range and unimaginable sizes of schooling Pacific Barracuda, Tuna and Big-Eyed Jacks. Dolphins and whales are commonly spotted while traveling the 12 miles between Drake Bay and Caño Island. Two migrations of Humpback Whales are seen annually, coming from both the southern and the northern hemispheres.

Day 6: Corcovado National Park (B,L,D)
Day trip to Corcovado National Park with your Naturalist Guide. A 20-min. boat ride from the Lodge will land you at the northern entrance to the park. Trails begin along pristine beaches, wind through deep rain forest, and follow riverbeds to waterfalls and swimming holes. This is a full day tour including a picnic lunch, transportation to and from the Lodge, and a guide. Boas, scarlet macaws, reptiles, and different species of monkeys are creatures you might chance to see. Overnight at La Paloma Lodge.

Day 7: Drake Bay (B,L,D)
Day to explore the area or participate in optional activities (at additional cost). Overnight at La Paloma Lodge.

Day 8: Drake Bay / San Jose (B)
Land and boat transfer back to the Drake Bay Airstrip. Board a Costa Rica Expeditions’ chartered flight to San José (50 mins). A transfer guide will be waiting for you upon arrival at the domestic airport to take you to your hotel. Overnight at Costa Rica Marriott (deluxe room).

Day 9: Departure (No meals.)
Transfer to the international airport, arriving at least 2-3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

*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.

Costa Rica Marriott
Located minutes south of the airport, this large resort has 244 rooms and 7 executive suites with all the amenities of Marriotts worldwide. Features include a ballroom, a golf practice range, a swimming pool, three tennis courts, three restaurants for International cuisine, casual and café dining, a gym, shopping complex, amphitheater and heliport. Temperate climate.

Tortuga Lodge
Named "favorite family resort" in April 2005 by Travel & Leisure Family magazine. Owned and operated by Costa Rica Expeditions. "Situated on 50 acres of private land on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, Tortuga was our first hotel. It is now our newest hotel. Everything we have learned about designing nature lodges over the last 11 years has gone into the remodelling of Tortuga Lodge. What we learned can be summarized in three words, 'Reflect the place.'" -Michael Kaye

La Paloma Lodge
Located on the Osa Peninsula overlooking Drake Bay and Caño Island, this hotel offers five, two-story ranchos and five rooms with private baths, hammocks and views. The restaurant emphasizes fresh seafood (served family style) and every meal includes homemade bread. The swimming pool and deck are perched on the hillside, and offer a stunning view.

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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