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When:   August 21-29, 2010
Where:   Costa Rica, including Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio National Park
Price:   600+
Type:   Trip

Join NYC-area Yale alumni for an adventure trip to Costa Rica on August 21-29!  Enjoy 8 days of kayaking, biking, zip lining, caving, volcano hikes, hot springs, pristine beaches and more! All alumni (from Yale College as well as the graduate/professional schools), family and friends are welcome to join.

This is an action-packed tour of some of Costa Rica's must-see highlights, with amazing wildlife, intense volcanic landscapes and superb Pacific beaches. We'll start in San José and then visit Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Here's a link to the itinerary:

The cost of this tour is $608 per person, including taxes and fees, based on double occupancy (single rooms are available but will cost more).  This does not include airfare.

Optional activities, which will cost extra, include rafting, cave tours, volcano hikes, zip lining, biking, sea kayaking, surfing, visiting hot springs or waterfalls, etc.


If you would like to join this trip:

1) email My Luu '96 at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript with your full name, Yale affiliation (e.g., Yale College or a professional/graduate school), year of graduation and names of any accompanying travelers so she can add you to the list of participants.

2) secure your seat on the trip by emailing Emily ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript ) with Gap Adventures with the information requested below.  Be sure to reference the Yale alumni group and/or booking number 396603. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis, so book early to secure your seat!

3) buy your plane tickets online, directly with an airline, or through Gap Adventures's travel team (888.800.4100), or feel free to use your frequent flier miles. Tourism in Costa Rica is popular in August, so get your tickets soon for the best fares and flight options. Be sure to use airport code SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica) and not SJC (San Jose, California).

Last year, alumni of Yale College, the School of Architecture, School of Management and Divinity School traveled to Iceland and had a fabulous time!

We look forward to having you join this exciting trip!

Your trip leaders,

Naja Armstrong '95 and My Luu '96

This trip is organized by YAAMNY.


Gap Adventures Booking for Yale Alumni Group: 396603

Anyone interested in joining the trip should email Emily ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript ) the following information:
* Full names as they appear on passport
* Passport Number and Expiry
* Nationality
* Date of birth
* Emergency contact name and phone number
* Any medical or dietary needs
* Credit card number and expiration date

Here is a full list of optional activities:

Please be advised that Travel Medical Insurance covering both emergency evacuation and repatriation is mandatory on all of our trips (minimum coverage of US$200,000). The tour leader will ask to see proof at the beginning of the tour. Gap Adventures sells a policy through Travel Guard and has two coverage options:

Enhanced Medical
$50,000- Medical Expense
$150,000- Emergency Medical Transportation
Travel Guard Assist included

All Inclusive
Tour Cost- Trip Cancellation & Interruption
$500- Trip Delay($100 maximum per day)
$1,000- Baggage & Personal Effects
$100- Baggage Delay
$50,000- Medical Expense
$150,000- Emergency Medical Transportation
$25,000- Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Travel Medical Assistance Included
Worldwide Travel Assistance Included

The price for the Enhanced Medical plan is $51.00 per person

The All Inclusive plan costs $83.00* per person
*This policy must be purchased within 24 hours of first trip payment to give coverage for PRE EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS for yourself, traveling companion or immediate family member.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Emily at (212) 228-6655 x4004. 

Tours Booked:
Costa Rica Quest   [CRQ100821] starting in San Jose on August 21, 2010 finishing in San Jose on August 29, 2010

Trips departing within 60 days are required to be paid in full. By making payment, you and all parties traveling have agreed to the terms and conditions found at the back of our brochure or at the following link:

As this is a Standard Class tour, you will be staying in 2-3 star accommodations along the way.  Regardless of the rating, these will all be safe (even if small), locally-owned, clean, comfortable and centrally located.

Be prepared before your departure to ensure you have the most memorable experience abroad. Check out our Before You Go feature on our website for information on insurance, visas, and travel resources:

If you require pre or post trip accommodation, any additional services, or would like to add a tailor-made adventure to your trip, please note this at the time of confirmation.

For further general information about your destination/s please refer to our Destination Guide. You'll find up-to-date facts about such things as area, population, time zone, languages, international calling code, currency, weather, events, culture, events and much more.

Should you have any questions, our experienced Adventure Specialists are here to help! Phone lines are open from Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturdays 11am - 6pm at 212 228 6655. (Outside of these hours please call us at 1 800 465 5600.)

Assistance in obtaining your tourist visas can be found by viewing the link below. This link will advise you of the closest Consulate or Embassy to your home:

To see what the average temperature for the Country you are visiting, refer to:

Emily Friedman
CEO (Chief Experience Officer)

Gap Adventures
Worldwide Small Group Adventures, Safaris & Expeditions
NYC Concept Store ⢠364 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10011
P. 212.228.6655 ext. 4004
Twitter: @EmilyatGap  -- P. 888.800.4100 ext. 4004 -- F. 212.260.5729
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