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Costa Rica - Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Caño Negro

Wildlife Refuge

Arenal Volcano

3

Caribbean Sea

La Fortuna

Poás Volcano

Costa Rica

8 Days • 16 Meals

Costa Rica

Puntarenas

3

Tarcoloes

1

San José

COSTA RICA

8 Days • 16 Meals

INCLUDING

FREE HOME

PICKUP

WISCONSIN

& RETURN

1

Overnight

Start/End City

Visit

Tour Route

Manuel Antonio

National Park

Pacific Ocean

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day One – Wyndham Herradura, San José, Costa Rica

Days Two through Four – Arenal Springs Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Days 1

Five through Seven – Hilton Puntarenas Resort, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

2014 Depart USA

Per Person Twin

Single Room Add

1

February 2 $2,439* $699

1

Pricing includes:

• Round Trip air from Tampa (TPA)

• Free Home Pickup and Return

INCLUDING

*Price is available to members of the Manatee Chamber FREE of HOME

Commerce and their immediate family members. For

PICKUP

Non-Member

pricing please contact Carey Miller.

WISCONSIN

& RETURN

Costa Rican sunset

The limitless possibilities that include extensive

rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling

through the mountains, beaches and natural

resources safeguarded by an important

organization of national parks and forest preserves

will unfold before your eyes on this amazing

holiday in Costa Rica.

FOR RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Passport & Visas

Each U.S. citizen must have a

valid passport. Expiry date of

passports should be at least 6

months after the return date

of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call

our office and we’ll tell you how to apply

for one. Some countries require visas for

entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa

applications and instructions if a visa is

required for your tour. Holders of non-

U.S. passports should contact their nearest

consulate and inquire about the necessary

passport or visa documentation

required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures,

your passport name must match

your airline ticket name and your tour

reservation name or you may be denied

aircraft boarding.

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) - $199

This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of

cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour

early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate

family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the

departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness

and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen

baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air

tickets were provided by Mayflower Tours. If you purchase the optional

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including

deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Without Travelers Protection Plan (TPP)

• 91 days or more

Deposit Amount

• 90 to 45 days prior 20% of tour cost

• 44 to 15 day prior 30% of tour cost

• 14 to 1 day prior

40% of tour cost

• Day 1 of departure 100% of tour cost

or early departure from tour

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Exclusions: Mayflower Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation

policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel

is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made

disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or

unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Tours.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Attn: Carey Miller

Phone: (941) 748-4842 ext 113

222 10th West

Bradenton, FL 34211

E-mail: careym@manateechamber.com

Departure Date:

February 2, 2014

revised 06-03-2013


Costa Rica

DAY BY DAY

• 16 Meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners)

• Airport transfers when air is provided by Mayflower

• $40 in Mayflower Money

Day One

• Depart the USA for San José, Costa Rica

• Arrive in San José and transfer to the hotel

• Welcome dinner

Tropical Paradise - Costa Ricans have a lot to

smile about - secluded palm-sheltered beaches,

lush rainforests, lava-shooting volcanoes, tropical

rain and cloud forests, an abundance of wildlife,

fine coffee and a peaceful society. Discover the

best of Costa Rica!

San José - Our journey begins in the historic capital

of San José at a delightful casino hotel. There

is time for a swim or massage before dinner as our

busy schedule flows into Costa Rica’s mystical

tropical paradise.

Poás Volcano - Enroute from San José to the La

Fortuna area, visit Poás Volcano, one of the most

spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica. Poás has a

long history of large eruptions, first producing a

cloud of hot ash five miles high back in 1910.

Look down from its mile-wide rim to a gigantic

boiling cauldron of steaming geysers. Then continue

to the Doka Coffee Estate for a tour followed

by lunch.

Arenal - Room with a View -A volcano in the

front yard? That’s what the village of La Fortuna

boasts. We can see its awe-inspiring cone first

thing in the morning and the last thing at night,

as our room has a view of the Arenal Volcano. In

addition to the volcano, the area is rich in natural

wonders. On our arrival day, we see hot springs

and beautiful waterfalls, hike easy, fragrant trails,

swim or just dangle our feet in shady pools fed by

waterfalls and surrounded with lush, tropical

greenery. The village of La Fortuna is ringed by

mountains and inhabited by friendly folk whose

little shops may offer the perfect memento.

There are few places on earth where one can

observe an active volcano, and we will spend a

day near Arenal Volcano, one of the most active

volcanoes in the Americas. Since it erupted 400

years ago, it has continued to light up the night

sky. From our observation point, we feel the

ground tremble and see smoke that billows from

the earth’s molten core rise to join the clouds.

After a day of adventure, relax in the springs at

the hotel followed by dinner with lovely views of

the resort’s hot springs, lush tropical gardens and

Arenal Volcano. While in La Fortuna, we enjoy a

full day excursion to Caño Negro National

Wildlife Refuge, a remote “everglades” type of

wetlands teeming in different species of flora,

fauna and birdlife. This is truly a unique experience,

showcasing the natural beauty of Costa

Rica.

Jungle Crocodile Safari – We take a boat trip on

the Tarcoles river located near Carara National Rain

Forest Park. This adventure combines nature with

the breathtaking experience of viewing American

crocodiles at near proximities. As our boat ride

takes us inside the mangrove canals and along the

Tarcoles River, we have the opportunity to spot

many different species of birds amongst the lush

foliage.

All-inclusive Hilton Puntarenas - Our resort for

the next three nights is the Hilton Puntarenas situated

on the Pacific Ocean. The resort is ideally

located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica,

just 90 minutes from San José. It includes access to

the beach as well as four pools within the property.

The hotel has many restaurants and bars where we

can enjoy included meals, alcoholic beverages, soft

drinks and juices.

Arenal Volcano

Spend a day at leisure - Relax on the beach, stroll

through the forest, join new companions on an

optional excursion or zip line adventure. There

will be time to swim, snooze in the sun, snorkel or

enjoy magical sunsets. Next morning our included

tour visits nearby Manuel Antonio National Park,

the smallest of the parks in Costa Rica but one of

the most popular. The park’s forest, mangroves,

lagoons and beach vegetation support 1,009 species

of mammals and 184 species of birds, with

migrants bringing the bird species to some 270.

Among the inhabitants that can be easily seen are

sloths, iguanas, agoutis, armadillos, coatimundis,

raccoons and the adorable squirrel monkey.

As our tropical get-away comes to an end, we

return home with fond memories of the beauty of

Costa Rica and the warm hospitality of its people.

Poás Volcano

Manuel Antonio National Park

Enjoy an optional zip line adventure

Day Two

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Visit to Poás Volcano and Doka Estate Coffee Tour

followed by lunch

• Continue to the Arenal area known for its famous

and active volcano

Day Three

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Depart for Arenal Volcano National Park where we

enjoy extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano on a

gentle hike along the base of this marvelous

“Mountain of Fire”

• Free time this afternoon to enjoy a healthy and

relaxing soak in the springs at the hotel

• Included dinner at the hotel

Day Four

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Excursion to Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge

where we will see a great variety of birds,

monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles and Caymans.

Lunch is included during this excursion.

Day Five

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Drive from La Fortuna to the Puntarenas area in the

Central Pacific region

• Check-in to the all-inclusive Hilton Puntarenas Hotel,

our home for the next three nights

• Evening at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities

• Included dinner at the resort

Day Six

• Breakfast at the resort

• Travel to the Tarcoles area to experience a Jungle

Crocodile Safari with an included lunch

• Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach or relax by

the pool

• Included dinner at the resort

Day Seven

• Breakfast and dinner at the resort

• Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park with an

inlcuded lunch

Day Eight

• Breakfast at the resort

• Transfer to San José Airport for flight home

(flights to depart San José after 12:00 pm)

All-inclusive Hilton Puntarenas Resort

Jungle Crocodile Safari

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

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