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*DETAILED* 91C08. CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & MANUEL ANTONIO (11 Days/10 Nights)
Cloud Forest Birding and Snorkeling at Whale Bay, then Kayaking and Horseback Riding in Manuel Antonio
From US$2,036 per person in double occupancy (or $185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Explore Costa Rica's central mountain range and Pacific coast. Starting with a bird watching tour in the cloud forests at Cerro de La Muerte, then two full days at Whale Bay to snorkel, dolphin watch and participate in other activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Before arriving in Manuel Antonio, stop to find out about life in the canopy by visiting a canopy platform 100 feet above the forest floor. Your last days will be in Manuel Antonio, where you have a sea kayaking tour and horseback ride planned before heading back to San Jose to meet your flight home.

Meal codes: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.

Day 1: Arrival Costa Rica (No meals.)
Overnight at Bougainvillea Hotel (standard mountain view room).

Day 2: San Jose / Cerro de La Muerte (L,D)
Drive to Cerro de La Muerte in the Talamanca Mountains (3 hours), 3,353 meters (11,000 feet) above sea level. Overnight at Savegre Mountain Lodge (standard room).

Day 3: Cerro de la Muerte Bird Watching (B,L,D)
Overnight at Savegre Lodge.

Day 4: Cerro de La Muerte / Ballena Beach (B)
Drive to Ballena Beach, located at the Ballena Marine National Park on the South Pacific (3 hours). Overnight at Cristal Ballena Hotel (junior suite).

Day 5: Ballena Beach / Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling (B)
Morning combination tour to Ballena Marine National Park that includes dolphin watching, snorkeling and caverns. Overnight at Cristal Ballena.

Day 6: Ballena Beach (B)
Day to explore the area at your leisure or participate in optional activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Overnight at Cristal Ballena (junior suite).

Day 7: Ballena Beach / Canopy Observation Platform Tour / Manuel Antonio (B)
Drive to Manuel Antonio, located on the Central Pacific coast (about 3 hours). En route stop at Hacienda Baru in Dominical for a Canopy Observation Platform tour. Overnight at Parador Resort (superior room).

Day 8: Manuel Antonio / Sea Kayaking Tour (B,L)
Overnight at Parador Resort.

Day 9: Manuel Antonio / Horseback Riding Trip (B,L)
Morning pick up at your hotel for a horseback riding tour. On this ride soak in the sounds of the rainforest; learn about exotic and medicinal plants of the area; and enjoy views of the valley, the waterfalls and the surrounding tropical forest. On the ride youll have the opportunity to take a dip in a refreshing pool fed by Arroyo stream. Overnight at Parador Resort.

Day 10: Manuel Antonio / San Jose (B)
Fly to San Jose (30 mins). Overnight at Hotel Bougainvillea (standard mountain view).

Day 11: Departure (No meals.)
Transfer to the international airport, arriving at least two 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* 91C08. CERRO DE LA MUERTE, WHALE BAY & MANUEL ANTONIO (11 Days/10 Nights)
Cloud Forest Birding and Snorkeling at Whale Bay, then Kayaking and Horseback Riding in Manuel Antonio
From US$2,036 per person in double occupancy (or $185 per person per day), depending on the season and category of rooms booked.*

Explore Costa Rica's central mountain range and Pacific coast. Starting with a bird watching tour in the cloud forests at Cerro de La Muerte, then two full days at Whale Bay to snorkel, dolphin watch and participate in other activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Before arriving in Manuel Antonio, stop to find out about life in the canopy by visiting a canopy platform 100 feet above the forest floor. Your last days will be in Manuel Antonio, where you have a sea kayaking tour and horseback ride planned before heading back to San Jose to meet your flight home.

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 leave the building 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 in San Jose. Overnight at Bougainvillea Hotel (standard mountain view room).

Day 2: San Jose / Cerro de La Muerte (L,D)
Morning pick up at your hotel by a Spanish-speaking driver, who will take you on a three-hour drive to Cerro de La Muerte in the Talamanca Mountains in central Costa Rica. Located 3,353 meters (11,000 feet) above sea level, in the vicinity of San Isidro, Cerro de la Muerte is the highest point on the Pan-American Highway and has an area of tropical alpine vegetation (paramo) at the summit. You will see several orchids, especially high-altitude miniatures. Turning over a rock or two should reveal the Mountain Salamander, which is abundant at this altitude. Also, look for bird species such as the Timberline Wren, Volcano Junco, Wren Thrush, Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher and Flame-throated Warbler, which are endemic to these highlands. Overnight at Savegre Mountain Lodge (standard room).

Day 3: Cerro de la Muerte (B,L,D)
Meet with a local guide for a bird watching tour. The beautiful environment of this biological corridor makes it a paradise for birds. More than 170 species peacefully coexist here with man. Various migratory species arrive throughout the different seasons of the year, joining the native species to add still more colorful views. Among the visitors are the Orioles, Warblers, Tennessees and raptors - while their native hosts include Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher, Yellow-winged Vireo, the Flame-throated Warbler, Black-cheeked Warbler, Yellowish Flycatcher, Barred Becard, Tufted Flycatcher, Zeledonia, Torrent Tyrannulet, Collared Trogon, Scintillant Hummingbird, Volcano Hummingbird, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Spotted Wood-Quail, and of course the most wanted Resplendent Quetzal. Overnight at Savegre Lodge.

Day 4: Cerro de La Muerte / Ballena Beach (B)
After breakfast, a Costa Rica Expeditions Spanish-speaking driver will meet you at the hotel for the 3-hour drive to Ballena Beach, located at the Ballena Marine National Park on the South Pacific. The Park is named after the Humpback Whales that migrate here each year from Dec. to April to mate before returning to the frigid waters to the north. The park encompasses 5,375 marine hectares and 115 terrestrial hectares and protects species such as Humpbacks, Green Marine Iguanas, bottle nosed and common dolphins, Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles, corals, sponges, anemones, lobsters, trunkfish, frigate birds, brown footed boobies, pelicans, ibises. Overnight at Cristal Ballena Hotel (junior suite).

Day 5: Ballena Beach / Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling (B)
Morning combination tour to Ballena Marine National Park that includes dolphin watching, snorkeling and caverns. The Park protects many small rocky islands, important for nesting seabirds. Coral reefs around the rocky outcrops are home to a diversity of marine life. A total of 22 different species of cetaceans are found in Costa Rica's South Pacific ocean territory. The main focus of this tour will be to find the Spotted & Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Pilot Whales and Bryde's Whale. Visit a number of different sites to snorkel on the rocky reef. You may see schools of Jacks, Parrot, Puffer and Porcupine Fish, Spiny Lobster, Eagle Rays, eels and much more. Visit the sea caves at Playa Ventanas, where, on a calm day, the boat can pass through two of the caves. Overnight at Cristal Ballena.

Day 6: Ballena Beach (B)
Day to explore the area at your leisure or participate in optional activities (at additional cost), such as fishing, hiking or kayaking. Overnight at Cristal Ballena (junior suite).

Day 7: Ballena Beach / Canopy Observation Platform Tour / Manuel Antonio (B)
After breakfast meet with your Spanish-speaking Costa Rica Expeditions driver and depart for the 3-hour drive to Manuel Antonio, located on the Central Pacific coast. En route stop at Hacienda Baru in Dominical for a Canopy Observation Platform tour. The Canopy Observation Platform is located within the top branches of an enormous rainforest tree, 34 meters (109 feet) above the ground. You don't have to do any work on this tour as you will be hoisted up to the platform with an electric winch, using a special harness and ropes. An English-speaking guide will be with you on the platform. Most guests stay in the canopy for 30-60 mins. This tour is about experiencing the tranquil world of the tree tops, the canopy flora and, with a little luck, observing whatever fauna might happen by. Afterwards continue on a 2-hour drive (approx.) to the Carara area. Overnight at Parador Resort (superior room).

Day 8: Manuel Antonio / Sea Kayaking (B,L)
Alter breakfast you will be picked up in the hotel lobby for a sea kayak tour on the Manuel Antonio coast. The tour starts at the pier in the port of Quepos, where youll begin paddling south toward Playa Espadilla. From a vantage point only possible in kayaks, you will see Manuel Antonios cliffs and beautiful rock formations as you follow the coastline. Midway through the tour, stop for fresh fruits and snacks at a secluded beach where you can explore or relax before continuing southward around Punta Quepos.

Paddling in proximity to Long Island, you will see shore birds nesting or gliding on the thermals created by the offshore winds that hit this rocky outcrop. This island, as well as other nearby islands like Gemelas and Olinga, are protected and are part of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Beyond this point, you will paddle to Playa Espadilla braving the surf as you land ashore. The tour ends with lunch at a beachside restaurant before returning to your hotel. Overnight at Parador Resort.

Day 9: Manuel Antonio / Horseback Riding (B,L)
Morning pick up at your hotel for a horseback riding tour. On this ride soak in the sounds of the rainforest; learn about exotic and medicinal plants of the area; and enjoy views of the valley, the waterfalls and the surrounding tropical forest. On the ride youll have the opportunity to take a dip in a refreshing pool fed by Arroyo stream. Overnight at Parador Resort.

Day 10: Manuel Antonio / San Jose (B)
Transfer to the local airport where you will take a 30 min. scheduled flight to San Jose. Upon arrival a transfer guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Bougainvillea (standard mountain view).

Day 11: Departure (No meals.)
Transfer to the international airport, arriving at least two 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.

Bougainvillea Hotel
The Bougainvillea Hotel is an excellent choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood not far from downtown. As you stroll through this hotel's tranquil gardens, you'll easily forget that you're just 15 minutes from San Jos.

Savegre Mountain Lodge
Set in a valley so spectacular that a postcard photographer might pass it up because nobody would believe it was true. Twenty cabins at 7,200 feet above sea level on a family farm with a clear trout stream running through it, surrounded by one of the finest examples of highland cloud forest on the planet.

Cristal Ballena Hotel
Cristal Ballena is 30 minutes from Palmar Sur Airport, south of Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast. It is also near Ballena Marine National Park, an important Humpback breeding ground during the months of February and March. Turtle watching is best in September and October. Cristal Ballena features rooms with private balconies with stunning ocean views, A/C, private bathrooms and satellite TV. The hotel has large pool overlooking the ocean, a restaurant serving local and international fare, and a full-service bar.

Parador Resort & Spa
Named a Costa Rica Leading Resort Hotel" by World Travel Awards in 2006 and 07. Situated on a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by tropical rainforest, the 108-room Hotel Parador is located in a pristine area, close to Manuel Antonio National Park. Facilities include two restaurants, bars, conference room, gift shops, spa services and tennis court. It has Mediterranean-style architecture, modeled after the Traditional Spanish Paradores, with lush gardens, an infinity pool and spa services.

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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