COSTA RICA 2019
CELEBRATING 50YEARS OF TRAVELIt all started in 1969 when thefounder of Apple Vacations, John J.Mullen, started selling group travelout of a small storefront location inDrexel Hill, PA. Early on, he realizedthat by bundling airfare, hotel,transfers, and more into one packageprice, vacation planning wouldbecome easier and more affordablefor leisure travelers. Fifty years later,tens of millions of Apple Vacationershave enjoyed unforgettable vacationexperiences. Apple Vacations is nowthe nation’s largest vacation companyto Mexico and Dominican Republic;a leader to the Caribbean, CentralAmerica, and Hawaii; and the nation’slargest seller of all-inclusive vacations.It feels good to be an innovator.
My Choice, Naturally.Costa Rica is for everyone–from eco-tourists looking for adventure, to couples desiring a romanticbeach getaway, to families seeking fun-filled days. Let your senses run wild while you get up close andpersonal with magnificent waterfalls, rappelling over them in stunning rainforests. Thrill in the walkacross hanging bridges that wind through jungles, with active volcanoes dominating the backdrop.Surf in warm waters from every coastline ... without a wet suit. These experiences are only the tipof the iceberg when it comes to ways to be wowed in a wild land of untamed beauty and grace.Guanacaste Arenal CARIBBEAN FAST FACTS SEA Climate: Puntarenas San José Average temperature is 72°F which increases significantly in Playa Herradura the coastal areas (dry season is Jacó AMnatnouneiol Dec-Apr; rainy season is May- Dec); due to its micro-climates, PACIFIC temperature changes are consid- OCEAN erable within short distances Population: 4.8 million Language: Spanish, English widely spoken Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST) Currency: Colon (U.S.currency accepted) Active Volcanoes: Arenal Volcano, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and Turrialba VolcanoArenal NEW! San José Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Self-Drive Program/Route Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,11 Introduction/Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Central Pacific Coast Optional Day Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Escorted Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Things To Know Before You Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Guanacaste AV-OK Total Vacation Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Self-Drive Program/Route Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Introduction/Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fair Trade Contract. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Optional Day Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Escorted Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Inclusions described in this catalog are valid for travel Dec. 23, 2018- Hotels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dec. 22, 2019 unless otherwise stated.THE APPLE ADVANTAGE • Unmatched Experience and Buying Power• 50 Years and Millions of Repeat Vacationers • Professional Representatives in Resort• Nation’s #1 Seller of All-Inclusive Vacations• N on-Stop Exclusive Vacation Flights • Best Tour Operator to Latin America & Mexico (Gold)–• Customer-Rated Hotels Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2017
DREAM ON Pinch yourself. You’re not dreaming. You’re in Costa Rica, where everything is verdantly green by nature, and the rest of the world is green with envy. Explore rain and cloud forests, active volcanoes, rivers running through mountains, cascading waterfalls, beautiful beaches, 19 wildlife refuges, 29 national parks, 8 biological reserves and 130 protected areas. Extending majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, it’s distance is barely 200 miles, yet 30% of the country is composed of protected territory.2
YOUR VACATION, YOUR WAYThree ways to enjoy your stay!B each or City Hotel Stay–Enjoy your vacation at a Guanacaste beach resort or in the city of San José. Add optionalday excursions to experience the many wonders of Costa Rica.Escorted Tours–Choose from a selection of escorted tours from Guanacaste or San José, followed by a few days ofrelaxation at a hotel in Guanacaste, Puntarenas or Manuel Antonio.Self-Drive Programs–Discover Costa Rica at your own pace!IT’S ALL INCLUDEDApple Vacations works with the most reliable carriers offering the most convenient flight schedules to Liberia andSan José International Airports. One affordable package price includes:• Round-trip airfare and air-related taxes/fees*• Round-trip airport/hotel transfers or rental car• Hotel accommodations including dining/beverage/activity plans and “Exceptional Values” as described• Hotel taxes, hotel baggage handling and service charges• T ransportation, meals, beverages and admission fees as described. English-speaking guides with escorted tour packages.• Professional Representatives in resort from Amstar DMC and Swiss Travel Costa Rica*“Land only” & “air only” also available. Departure taxpayable at airport upon departure–page 36.MEALS & ACTIVITIESMany hotels offer inclusive or optional dining and activity plans:• A ll-Inclusive and Unlimited-Luxury® Resorts–Includes all meals, all drinks, activities, entertainment and non-motorized watersports.• European Plan (EP)–No meals or drinks are included.Note: Many hotels require reservations in à la carte restaurants.In addition, men may be required to wear long pants, properfootwear and collared shirts. Please check online or with yourtravel professional.EXCEPTIONAL VALUESWith our “Exceptional Values”, you get more than what you payfor! Refer to the hotel description pages and look for “ExceptionalValues” such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE, buffet breakfast dailyand more. Arenal Volcano 3
HAPPY EARTH Costa Rica is one of the world’s most desirable retirement destinations, and home to more Americans per capita than any other country outside of the U.S., thanks in part to its spring- like climate, low cost of living and affordable access to one of the world’s finest health care systems. Its literacy rate (96%) is the highest in the Americas. A democratic and peaceful country, Costa Rica has not had an army since 1949. The “Happy Planet Index” has placed Costa Rica on top of every country in the WORLD. The HPI measures a country’s average subjective life satisfaction, life expectancy at birth, and ecological footprint per capita. It’s time to visit Costa Rica, the Happiest Place on Earth.4
HOTEL APPLE RATINGS GOLDEN APPLE HOTELS6 PLUS EXCEPTIONAL LUXURY The Golden Apple is awarded to hotels that6 L UXURY have earned exceptional ratings on our Vacation5 D ELUXE Satisfaction Questionnaires, completed by Apple4 F IRST-CLASS Vacationers upon their return home. Some Golden3 MODERATE Apple hotels are moderate and others deluxe, but2 BUDGET all offer an exceptional standard of quality, service and value.YOUR OPINION COUNTS!Apple Vacations is the only vacation company to rate hotels based solely on customer feedback. This feedbackallows Apple Vacations to provide an honest and reliable rating system that helps travelers nationwide plan theirtrips with confidence. Perhaps that’s why we enjoy such high customer satisfaction, and why more than 70% of ourclients are repeat customers!CRYSTAL APPLE AWARDS–THE BEST OF THE BESTCrystal Apple Awards are among the most coveted honors in the travel industry, and are chosenby Apple Vacationers who complete our Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaires. Our Crystal AppleAward recipients have been instrumental in raising the standards of the travel industry.Congratulations to our 2018 Winner for “Best Staff & Service–Central America”.Riu Palace Costa Rica 6 (page 20)SQUARE DEALSSquare Deals are our best value vacation packages, exclusive to Apple Vacations. They feature the lowest pricesyou’ll find for the promised hotel Apple rating. You choose the destination, departure date and hotel Apple rating.We’ll inform you of your hotel just prior to departure. If you’re looking for a great value and can wait until departureto be informed of your hotel, a Square Deal may be the right choice. applevacations.com/squaredealsAV-OK TOTAL VACATION SECURITYPlan your vacation with confidence with our three-part plan including aCancellation/Change Waiver, Best Price Guarantee and high quality TravelProtection. See page 39 for more details.STEP UP YOUR STAY®See more blue from your ocean view. Upgrade to the premium category at avariety of hotels, and you’ll enjoy exclusive VIP services such as private accessto a VIP lounge, exclusive amenities, personal concierge services and more.From pre-bookable excursions to golf packages and room upgrades, AppleVacations offers a wide variety of vacation enhancements that are far moreaffordable than you might think. Ask your travel professional or check out ourupgrades and extras on our website. 5
PRESERVING PARADISE Sustainability is not a practice in Costa Rica; it is a way of life and embedded deeply in the culture and traditions of the country. Costa Ricans are proud to protect their country’s rich environment, which covers only 0.03 percent of the surface of the globe yet holds 5% percent of the world’s land-based biodiversity and 3.5 percent of its marine life. Costa Rica produces nearly 93 percent of its electricity from renewable resources and 30 percent of its territory is protected natural land. A pioneer in the area of sustainability, Costa Rica is a model for sustainable practices around the world, and has a goal to be the first carbon neutral country in the world by 2021.6
SUSTAINABLE TOURISMThe Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program (CST) is regulated by the Costa RicanNational Accreditation Commission. The program consists of 5 levels of sustainable tourismachievement–“5” meaning that the hotel is considered outstanding in terms of sustainability.CST is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and designed to differentiate tourismbusinesses based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural,cultural and social resource management.Apple Vacations is proud to offer a selection of CST recognized hotels. Look for the SustainableTourism icon next to the hotel’s description.AMSTAR DMC RESORT REPRESENTATIVESIf you booked a beach or city hotel stay, an Apple Vacations Representative* from Amstar DMC will greet yououtside the airport, guide you to your hotel transfer and hold desk hours at most hotels. Apple VacationsRepresentatives are easy to recognize–they will be holding Apple Vacations signs and wearing bright blue tropicalshirts. You’ll be invited to a welcome briefing where you’ll receive important travel tips, departure informationand have the opportunity to book exciting optional excursions. Book select excursions before you depart for bestavailability and save! See Day Tours on pages 13 & 35.SWISS TRAVEL COSTA RICA REPRESENTATIVESIf you booked an escorted tour or a self-drive program, an Apple Representative* from Swiss Travel Costa Rica willmeet you at the airport, provide you with all the necessary documentation for your vacation, and guide you to yourhotel transfer or rental car. Representatives will be available throughout your stay to help book optional excursionsand more. Experienced Swiss Travel Costa Rica tour guides are certified by the Costa Rican Board of Tourism and arefluent in English and Spanish. SELF-DRIVE PROGRAMS – pages 8-11 Choose from two self-drive programs and discover the countless natural wonders of Costa Rica from your 4WD rental vehicle with unlimited mileage. Self-guided tours also include select meals and nightly accommodations. Your Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative will provide you with all the information you’ll need to stay on course during your adventure. ESCORTED TOURS – pages 14-15, 36-37 Your hotel accommodations have been arranged through Swiss Travel Costa Rica. You will find that the accommodations are conveniently located, and offer incredible views of the surrounding nature. Depending on the nature of your tour, be sure to bring along some or all of the following: comfortable walking shoes/hiking boots, a hat, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel, bug spray, rain gear, and of course, your camera and binoculars!*Amstar DMC and Swiss Travel Costa Rica are independent destination managementcompanies operating in Costa Rica and providing services to Apple Vacationers. Arenal Volcano 7
Self-Drive Programs Set your own pace! Be your own guide and explore this Central American wonderland with postcard-worthy moments every step of the way! Choose from two self-drive programs and discover the countless natural wonders of Costa Rica from your 4WD rental vehicle with unlimited mileage. Self-guided tours also include select meals and nightly accommodations. Your Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative will provide you with all the information you’ll need to stay on course during your adventure. GUANACASTE SELF-DRIVE PROGRAM PG 10 Tropical Adventure (approximate drive times) L iberia Airport to Celeste Mountain Lodge: 2 hours C eleste Mountain Lodge to Casa Luna Hotel: 3 hours C asa Luna Hotel to Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge: 4 hours Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge to Esplendor Tamarindo Hotel: 4 hours SAN JOSÉ SELF-DRIVE PROGRAM PG 11 Exploring the Rainforest (approximate drive times) S an José Airport to Hotel Presidente: 30 minutes Hotel Presidente to Lomas del Volcán: 3.5 hours Lomas del Volcán to Villas Lirio: 5 hours From Villas Lirio to Chayote Lodge: 3 hours and 30 minutes NATIONAL CAR RENTAL: SELF-DRIVE PROGRAMS: Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have their valid driver’s license, passport and credit card for car rental. Deposits are held on the customer’s personal international credit card and range from $800 - $1,500, however a flat deposit of $100 is held when Full Coverage Insurance is purchased. Mandatory Insurance alone with higher deposit: $18 per day. Additional Insurance for Full Coverage ($100 deposit only): $15 per day in addition to the $18. Fuel not included. Unlimited mileage included. GPS and/or child seats available (additional charge) if requested in advance. One additional driver free of charge besides the main driver of the vehicle. Pricing in USD and valid at time of printing (September 2018) and subject to change.8
Guanacaste Escorted Tours & Self-Drive ProgramsApproximate Drive Times LIBERIA AIRPORT (LIR) TO: The Mighty Arenal Volcano pg 15 Guanacaste Hotels: 45 min-1.5 hours Arenal & Monteverde pg 14GUANACASTE TO: San Jose Airport (SJO): 4 hours CTarñoopNiecgarol Adventure:Arenal Area: 3-4 hours RWioiFldSrlieiofelBfRo-aeDftuSrgaiefva&rei Program pg 10Monteverde: 3-4 hours Rincón de la ViejaPACIFIC Liberia Int’l Bijagua Caño NegroOCEAN Airport Village • Tenorio Wildlife Refuge & Rio Frio Boat Safari Volcano Rincón de la Vieja PACIFIC Liberia Int’l Tabacón Arenal OCEAN Airport Hot SpringBsijaVguoalcano GUANACASTE Palo Verde National Park Village • Tenorio = origin point of thFelatmouinrgo VolcanoThese route maps provide aBgeeancehral“at-a-glance” reference of the areas Monteverde • Monteverde Cloud Forest Tabacón Arenal & Selvatura Park Hot Springs Volcanovisited on the Escorted/Self-Drive GUANACASTE Palo Verde Monteverde •Tours and Hotel Packages. Actual National Park Monteverde Cloud Forestroutes and roads traveled Flamingoare not represented. Beach & Selvatura ParkSan José Escorted Tours & Self-Drive ProgramsApproximate Drive Times Taste of Costa Rica pg 37 Costa Rica’s National Parks pg 37 Caribbean Coast pg 37SAN JOSÉ TO: Arenal Adventure pg 37 Discover Costa Rica pg 36Arenal area: 3 hours Puntarenas: 1.5-2 hours Exploring the Rainforest:Manuel Antonio: 2.5-3 hours Self-Drive Program pg 11GUANACASTE Tenorio Puerto Viejo Tortuguero = o rigin point of the tour Volcano de Sarapiqui • National Park These route maps provide a general Liberia Int’l Airport HToat bSapcróinngs VAorlecnaanlo “at-a-glance” reference of the areas by air visited on the Escorted/Self-Drive Tours and Hotel Packages. Actual Poás Braulio Carrillo by boat Volcano National Park routes and roads traveled Naranjo • are not represented. Sarchí • CARIBBEAN SEA SAN JOSÉ Irazu Volcano CARIBBEAN SEA • Cartago Cahiuta Carara National Park National Puerto Viejo • Park de Limón PACIFIC OCEAN Manuel Antonio 9 National Park • Quepos
Tropical Adventure GUANACASTE 7-NIGHT SELF-DRIVE PROGRAM Celeste River | Arenal Volcano | Monteverde Cloud Forest | Tamarindo Beach This Self-Drive Program includes seven breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner, plus a seven day 4WD rental with unlimited mileage. See pages 8 & 9 for more info. Day 1 We recommend that you plan to arrive around mid-day. Swiss Travel and car rental representatives will meet you upon arrival at Liberia Airport. Your journey begins with a scenic two-hour drive in your 4WD rental car to the Celeste River, near the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Check into Celeste Mountain Lodge (or similar hotel) for one night. Day 2 Take a morning hike to the Celeste River or visit Bijagua Village to discover true Costa Rican rural life. Later, drive to the Arenal area (about 1.5 hours). Check in at Casa Luna Hotel (or similar hotel) for two nights. Day 3 Day at leisure to visit optional attractions including Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna Waterfall, Canopy Tour and the Hanging Bridges. Day 4 Enjoy a beautiful drive bordering the Arenal Lake to the Monteverde Cloud Forest area. Check-in at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge (or similar hotel) for two nights. Day 5 Day at your leisure to enjoy options such as the Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves, the Hummingbird Gallery, Butterfly Farm, Serpentarium and the Sky Trek through the forest canopy and bridges. Day 6 Descend to the lowlands of Guanacaste and Tamarindo Beach. Check in at Wyndham Tamarindo Hotel (or similar hotel) for two nights. Day 7 Day at leisure. Enjoy the beach, canopy tours, river rafting, hiking or fishing. Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park’s active volcano and thermal mud baths. Day 8 Departure. Drive to Liberia Airport (LIR) and drop off your rental car mid-morning. Note: Automatic vehicles available (extra cost). Family option with two double rooms and full-size automatic SUV (Toyota Prado or similar vehicle) also available. See applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April 14-21, 2019. Entrance fees to National Parks are not included. Prices and tours subject to change. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. See page 8 for approximate10 travel times. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.
Exploring the Rainforest 11SAN JOSÉ 7-NIGHT SELF-DRIVE PROGRAMArenal Volcano | Sky Tram & Sky Trek Canopy | Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge | Manuel Antonio National ParkCarara National Park | Poás Volcano National Park | San José Central Valley | Sarchí VillageThis Self-Drive Program includes seven breakfasts, plus a seven day 4WD rentalwith unlimited mileage. See pages 8 & 9 for more info.Day 1 Upon arrival, you will be met by a Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative. Transfer to your San José hotel (PresidenteHotel or similar) for one night stay.Day 2 Early in the morning a car rental representative will deliver your 4WD vehicle, so you can explore Costa Rica on your own.In the morning, we recommend that you drive through the northern lowlands to the Arenal Volcano area. In this spectaculararea, you will stay two nights at Lomas de Volcán (or similar).Day 3 Consider a visit to the Arenal Reserve and the Sky Tram & Sky Trek. Ascend to the top of the mountain by an aerial tramand descend on a canopy tour, cascading from mountain to mountain. If you prefer a more relaxed tour, visit the Caño NegroWildlife Refuge. Boat tours are offered on the Rio Frio, where you will discover different species of birds, mammals and reptiles.Day 4 Drive to the Central Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park with its magnificent beaches, passing through variousclimates and elevations. In this area you will enjoy three night accommodations at Villas Lirio (or similar).Day 5/6 Days at leisure. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, with its expansive white sand beaches backed by an evergreenforest. Enjoy adventure options such as kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, diving and canopy tours.Day 7 Take an early drive to the San José highlands so you can maximize your visits to the different attractions this routeprovides. Along the way, visit the Carara National Park, a great place to view much of Costa Rica’s wildlife such as the scarletmacaws and the crocodiles resting in the Tárcoles River. After sightseeing, visit the famous artisan town of Sarchí, a perfect placeto find those souvenirs and gifts for family and friends. Arrive to Naranjo for an overnight stay at Chayote Lodge.Day 8 Transfer to San José Int’l Airport for your departure.Note: Automatic vehicles available (extra cost). Family option with two double rooms and full-size automatic SUV (Toyota Pradoor similar vehicle) also available.See applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April14-21, 2019. Entrance fees to National Parks are not included. Prices and tours subject to change. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. See page 8 for approximatetravel times. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.
GUANACASTE Located in the northwest on the Pacific Ocean, Guanacaste features a drier climate than the rest of Costa Rica with a mixture of forests, beaches, extensive plains and an impressive volcanic range indented with bays and peninsulas. A significant number of protected areas, including coastal, mountainous, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, give rise to stunning wildlife–best viewed between November and April, when little if any rain falls–and everything turns a radiant green. THROUGH THE DECADES: Tourism in Guanacaste is still relatively new, but has been steadily increasing the last two decades. Because of this, most beaches and parks still feel natural and untouched. Jobo Bay 1 • La Cruz 4 6 Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort......................... pg 22 6 4+ Casa Conde Beachfront Resort...................... New pg 22 N Gulf of 1 6 Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.......................pgs 18-19 2 6 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Santa Elena at Peninsula Papagayo.................................................. pg 22 Santa Rosa 15 4+ Hotel Villas Playa Samara Beachfront Resort.... pg 23 National Park 14 6 JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa................ pg 22 11 4 Margaritaville Beach Resort............................ New pg 28 Naranjo Beach R in7c ón5d e Occidental Papagayo............................................pgs 28-29 l 1a3V ie4ja Occidental Tamarindo.........................................pgs 28-29 Gulf of NaVt ioo3lnc aal5nPo+a rkPlanet Hollywood Beach Resort...........New pgs 26-27 Papagayo 9 5 Riu Guanacaste.......................................................pgs 20-21 10 6 Riu Palace Costa Rica...........................................pgs 20-21 34 Liberia • 5 6 Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica...........................pgs 16-17 2 Liberia Int’l 8 4 Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort................................ pg 28 PACIFIC OCEAN Culebra Bay 7 65 12 5+ The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Airport Matapalo 109 8 Playa Conchal...........................................................pgs 24-25 Beach Hermosa Beach Brasilito Bay 11 Flamingo APPROXIMATE DRIVE TIMES FROM LIBERIA Beach INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 12 El Jobo Beach: 1 hour, 25 minutes (48 miles) Tamarindo Bay1•3 Tamarindo Flamingo Beach: 1 hour (40 miles) del Madero Hermosa Beach: 25 minutes (15 miles) Punta 15 Samara: 2 hours (67 miles) Tamarindo: 1 hour, 15 minutes (42 miles) Beach 1412
Guanacaste Day ToursTake your first step into paradise, and you’ll find a team of Apple VacationsRepresentatives** from Amstar DMC waiting to greet you outside of theairport and guide you to your hotel transfer. They are easy to recognize–theywill be holding an Apple Vacations sign and wearing a bright blue tropical shirt.You’ll be invited to a welcome briefing where you’ll receive important traveltips, departure information and have the opportunity to book exciting optionalexcursions. Book select excursions before you depart for best availability andsave! See your travel agent or visit amstardmc.com.CANOPY TOUR Hot Springs/Arenal VolcanoSlide from treetop to treetop in the tropical dry forest. Perhaps a MEGA COMBOhowler monkey will join you on this exciting experience!Waiver is required. Visit the northern edges of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and enjoyDuration: 4 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide a canopy tour, waterslide, hot springs–even a mud bath! Enjoy aand equipment. tractor ride to the thermal hot springs located in the heart of theFrom $55* per person forest. Waiver is required.From $27* for children (ages 5-11) Duration: 10 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, equipment and lunch.RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK HIKING From $139* per person From $73* for children (ages 5-11)Rincón de la Vieja is an active volcano located 16 miles northfrom Liberia, Guanacaste. Experience a rigorous but spectacular ARENAL VOLCANO ANDhike through the tropical moist forest and low wet forest, home RAINFOREST WALKto trees covered in vegetation, over 250 species of birds and agreat number of insect species. Gorgeous landscapes will unfold on your way to the ArenalDuration: 8 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, Volcano. Stop at a private biological reserve and after lunch,entrance fee and lunch. take a dip into the natural mineral hot springs that descendFrom $98* per person from the volcano.From $46* for children (ages 4-11) Duration: 12 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees, lunch and dinner.RIO PERDIDO AERIAL CANYONING From $155* per person& HOT SPRINGS From $80* for children (ages 4-11)The inspiring Blanco River Canyon is the main stage for the most WHITE WATER RAFTING LEVEL III & IVenjoyable aerial canyoning, “Tarzan swings” and world-class,protected climbing routes known as “via ferratas.” Hike the Take a scenic drive down countryside roads to get to the action.main trails, swim crystal-clear rivers, then enjoy an authentic Experience white water rafting at its finest on this adventurousGuanacaste culinary experience. three hour river ride highlighted by wildlife, tropical birds,Duration: 10 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, monkeys and dense vegetation. Waiver is required.hot springs, canyoning and lunch. Duration: 8 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide,From $153* per person equipment and lunch.From $61* for children (ages 6-12) From $155* per person (ages 14+)PURE ADRENALINE TOUR PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK & LIBERIA SIGHTSEEING SHOPPING TOURThis action-packed tour will feed your adventure-seeking spiritthe whole day through. To get the adrenaline flowing, you’ll fly Take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife at Palo Verde Nationalover a river canyon on zip lines and rappel down cliffs. Then it’s Park, including 12 different types of habitats, 55 aquatic plants,on to “Tarzan swings”, horseback riding and finally cooling off in 150 species of trees and a large array of fascinating aquaticthe pristine waters of a refreshing river. birds, especially between September and May. After lunch,Duration: 10 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, sightsee the picturesque Liberia, a town that will take you backentrance fee, equipment and lunch. to colonial times.From $140 * per person (ages 13+) Duration: 8 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee and lunch. From $99* per person From $50* for children (ages 4-11)*All prices are per person in U.S. dollars. Prices and excursions subject to change without notice.**Apple Vacations Resort Representativesare provided by Amstar DMC, an independent destination management company operating in Costa Rica. Excursions are operated by localindependent suppliers in Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to makesure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition. 13
Arenal & Monteverde GUANACASTE 4-NIGHT ESCORTED TOUR Peñas Blancas River Safari | Tabacón Hot Springs | Arenal Volcano | El Trapiche | Monteverde Cloud Forest This tour includes entrance fees to national parks, four breakfasts and three dinners, plus the highlights listed above. See page 9 for tour route map. Important note: This tour is designed to be combined with 3 additional nights at a selected Guanacaste beach hotel (transfers included). Customers not wishing to add additional nights must purchase separate transfers back to the airport. Day 1 Upon arrival, you will be met by a Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative, who will provide you with all the needed documents for your vacation such as day-by-day itinerary and main contact information. Your unescorted scenic transfer takes you past Arenal Lake and country villages to your hotel in the Arenal Volcano area where you will stay two nights. (Approximate 4-hour transfer.) Day 2 Enjoy a safari on the Peñas Blancas River, surrounded by the rainforest and is rich in wildlife. Boat past monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles and tropical birds. In the afternoon, walk through the lava trails of Arenal Volcano. Visit the Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and indulge yourself in the mineral waters. Day 3 After breakfast, enjoy a ground/boat/ground transfer around the Arenal Lake to the Monteverde area. Enjoy great views of the mountains and the Arenal Volcano. In Monteverde, you’ll take the El Trapiche Tour to visit a family-run business and learn the traditional methods of production in a local farm. You’ll also visit a tilapia fish project and a small-trapiche where you’ll see how sugar cane is ground and candy and brown sugar are obtained. Check-in at your Monteverde hotel for two nights. Day 4 This day is at leisure to enjoy the optional sights and activities in the area. Perhaps pay a visit to the nearby town of Santa Elena, with its beautiful orchid garden, frog pond, serpentariums, butterfly gardens and art galleries. You could take a tour of the local cheese factory, coffee or sugar cane plantation, or take advantage of such local activities as horseback riding, birdwatching and/or canopy/zip-line tours. Day 5 Air-conditioned, scenic transfer to your selected beach hotel in Guanacaste for three nights at your leisure. See applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April 14-21, 2019. Prices and tours subject to change. There is an additional transfer cost required for passengers staying at Dreams Las Mareas at the conclusion of this tour package. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.14
The Mighty Arenal VolcanoGUANACASTE 3-NIGHT ESCORTED TOUR:Arenal Volcano National Park | Tabacón Hot Springs | C año Negro Wildlife Refuge & Rio Frio Boat SafariThis tour includes entrance fees to national parks, three breakfasts, one lunchand one dinner, plus the highlights listed above. See page 9 for tour route map.Important note: This tour is designed to be combined with 4 additional nights at a selected Guanacaste beach hotel (transfersincluded). Customers not wishing to add additional nights must purchase separate transfers back to the airport.Day 1 Upon arrival, you will be met by a Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative, who will provide you with all the neededdocuments for your vacation such as day-by-day itinerary and main contact information. Your unescorted scenic transfertakes you past Arenal Lake and country villages to your hotel in the Arenal Volcano area where you will stay three nights.(Approximate 4-hour transfer.)Day 2 After breakfast, tour the Arenal Hanging Bridges, about 2.5 miles from the Arenal Volcano National Park. With 14 bridgesand a network of trails immersed in the tropical rainforest, this family-oriented attraction allows visitors of all ages to appreciatethe bio-diversity of the rainforest and enjoy great views of the volcano from the bridges. In the afternoon, hike through theArenal Volcano surroundings and then visit the world-famous Tabacón Hot Springs. Relax your muscles and rejuvenate your skinin these natural hot springs that flow through a series of pools. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy dinner at Tabacón and thenbe transferred back to your hotel.Day 3 Enjoy a full-day tour discovering the natural wonders of the northern wetlands. Experienced guides will show you thedifferent species of animals that exist in this area on a floating safari tour. The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge together with RíoFrío is a biologically wetland area, one of Costa Rica’s richest areas of biological diversity. Here, you will find a great variety ofresident and migratory birds, three different species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles, and caimans! In the afternoon, returnto your hotel for an overnight stay.Day 4 Air-conditioned, scenic transfer to your selected EP or All-inclusive beach hotel in Guanacaste for additional nights atyour leisure.See applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April14-21, 2019. Prices and tours subject to change. There is an additional transfer cost required for passengers staying at Dreams Las Mareas at the conclusion of this tourpackage. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate foryour age and physical condition. 15
6 Secrets Papagayo Costa RicaSECRETS RESORTS & SPAS GUANACASTE Crystal Apple Award Winner–Rated “Best Hotel Chain” by Apple Vacationers • Adults-only (18+) Unlimited-Luxury® in 2018. • Unlimited gourmet meals, snacks and top-shelf spirits Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located a short 20 minute drive from the Liberia • Seven gourmet restaurants (four à la carte, buffet, grill and a café) International Airport, but this adults-only resort will seem a million miles away. • Five chic bars and lounges Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical • 24-hour room and concierge services gardens, this hideaway offers an Unlimited-Luxury® experience in one of the • Non-motorized watersports: kayaks and snorkeling most romantic and intimate settings imaginable. • Golf nearby Guests will enjoy every thoughtful amenity of Unlimited-Luxury®, including • Theme nights/big screen movies on the beach/cooking lessons tropical oceanfront settings, elegant accommodations, 24-hour concierge and • Fully-equipped fitness center room services, endless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits, and much more. • Secrets Spa by Pevonia® (fee) Exceptional Values+: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 3): See page 7 Free WiFi throughout the resort and more. Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package (restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com). Honeymooners: Receive the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum of 7 nights. 202 rooms and suites have two queen beds or one king bed, mini-bar (refreshed daily), WiFi, and private terrace or balcony. Additional room categories available, including Preferred Club, with upgraded room amenities and privileges.16 Best Advice. Right Price. Ask an Agent. Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply. See our website.
Unlimited-Luxury® Exclusive Meets Inclusive. LUXURIOUS OCEANFRONT SUITES WITH PRIVATE TERRACES PREFERRED CLUB FOR EXCLUSIVE UPGRADES 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE RESERVATION-FREE GOURMET DINING & SNACKS LIMITLESS TOP-SHELF SPIRITS UNLIMITED-CONNECTIVITY: FREE WI-FI AND CALLING TO THE US, CANADA & MEXICO LIVE SHOWS NIGHTLY WORLD CLASS SPA Additional fees may apply Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, an exquisite adults-only hideaway, is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is enchantingly set on a serene beachfront surrounded by tropical gardens, yet just a 20-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. Enjoy our Unlimited-Luxury® experience — where everything is included — in one of the most romantic and intimate settings imaginable. EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED-LUXURY® FOR ALL-ADULT ROMANCE IN COSTA RICA | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: CAP CANA • PUNTA CANAJAMAICA: MONTEGO BAY | MEXICO: AKUMAL • CANCUN • COZUMEL • HUATULCO • LOS CABOS • PLAYA MUJERES • PUERTO VALLARTA • RIVIERA CANCUN ©2019
6 Dreams Las Mareas Costa RicaDREAMS RESORTS & SPAS GUANACASTE Situated on the Northern coast of Guanacaste in the up-and-coming El Jobo • Unlimited-Luxury® Beach, the secluded tropical vista of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica allows • Unlimited gourmet meals, snacks and top-shelf spirits you to admire and explore the area’s turquoise Pacific Ocean, white sand • Eight restaurants (five à la carte, a buffet, a grill and a cafe) beaches, and lush mountains and jungles. Guests of all ages will find something • 24-hour room and concierge services to enjoy, with a world of options available with Unlimited-Luxury®, where • Six bars including swim-up bar and one nightclub everything is included. • Pristine swimming pools/waterslide/whirlpools Exceptional Values+: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, • Non-motorized watersports: snorkeling/kayaking/Hobie cats/sailing Free WiFi throughout the resort and more. Free Symbolic Weddings: • Daily activities program and live nightly entertainment Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Restrictions apply-see • Euro-bungee/dance lessons/bocce ball applebeachbrides.com. Honeymooners: Receive the Dreams Eternity • Cooking and cocktail lessons/dance lessons/Spanish lessons Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the minimum required • Fitness center/world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia® (fee) room category for a minimum of 7 nights. Family: Two kids 3-12 Stay, Play & • S upervised Explorer’s Club for kids (ages 3-12)/ Eat Free with two paying adults during select dates. 447 a/c suites. Junior suites have one king bed or two double beds, whirlpool, mini- Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17) bar refreshed daily, electronic safe, twice-daily maid service, MP3 player docking station, WiFi, and private terrace or balcony. Additional room categories available, including Preferred Club, with upgraded room amenities and privileges.18 50 Years of Sunny Days and Starry Nights Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is located along the white sandy beaches of Unlimited-Luxury ®northern Costa Rica. An all-suite haven that envelops you in the spirit of the YOUR DREAMS.YOUR WAY. beloved Guanacaste trees, it’s filled with breathtaking ocean, mountain orjungle views. Enjoy all the inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® with no wristbands SPACIOUS SUITESor gratuities required. It’s everything the vacation of your Dreams should be. WITH DAILY MAID SERVICE 24-HOUR ROOM & CONCIERGE SERVICES RESERVATION-FREE GOURMET DINING & SNACKS LIMITLESS TOP-SHELF SPIRITS POOL & BEACH WAIT SERVICE DAYTIME ACTIVITIES, NIGHTLY SHOWS & THEME PARTIES SUPERVISED CLUBS FOR KIDS & TEENS And so much more...EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED-LUXURY® FOR COUPLES AND COUPLES WITH CHILDREN IN COSTA RICA | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: LA ROMANA • PUNTA CANA MEXICO: CANCUN • HUATULCO • LOS CABOS • NUEVO VALLARTA • PLAYA MUJERES • PUERTO AVENTURAS • RIVIERA CANCUN • TULUM | PANAMA ©2019
6 Riu Palace Costa RicaRIU HOTELS & RESORTS GUANACASTE Crystal Apple Award Winner–Rated “Best Staff & Service–Central America” by • 24-hour All-Inclusive Apple Vacationers in 2018. • All meals/snacks/drinks Enjoy the best of Costa Rica! Located on a beautiful stretch of Matapalo • 24-hour room service Beach in Guanacaste, Riu Palace Costa Rica offers an upscale environment for • Five restaurants/ice cream parlor/pâtisserie guests of all ages. There are a variety of activities including diving or fishing • Four bars/lounge 24: open 24 hours with all-inclusive service in the Pacific waters, eco-tourism adventures in volcanic areas, and several • Casino/Pacha nightclub (drinks not included) entertainment programs for the entire family. The chefs in resort prepare • Four pools/swim-up bar delicious cuisine, from classic to exotic, so even the pickiest eaters will be • Non-motorized watersports: windsurfing/snorkeling/sailing/kayaks satisfied. This resort truly does have it all! • Full exchange privileges with Riu Guanacaste Exceptional Values+: Honeymooners: Late check-out, Free upgrade to next • Renova Spa (fee) room category, and $35 spa credit per adult. • Gym/table tennis/volleyball/tennis court 538 a/c suites. Junior suites have two double beds or one king bed, living area with • Free WiFi throughout hotel sofa or sofa bed, hydro massage bathtub, stocked mini-bar, liquor dispenser, safe, • Kid’s Mini-Club (ages 4-12) Free WiFi and balcony or terrace. Courtyard and ocean-view junior suites, two- bedroom family suites and Jacuzzi ocean-view suites are available. 5 Riu Guanacaste Enjoy this seafront location on Mata Palo Beach. This fully equipped hotel offers guests exceptional service and the “Renova Spa” center. Exceptional Values+: Honeymooners: Late check-out, Free upgrade to next room category, and $35 spa credit per adult. Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults during select dates. 701 a/c rooms and suites have king bed, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, safe, WiFi and balcony or terrace. Suite, Suite Jacuzzi Ocean- view, and Family Rooms are available. Two-bedroom Family Rooms sleeping five are available. • 24-hour All-Inclusive • All meals/snacks/drinks • F ive restaurants/five bars • Non-motorized watersports/pool with swim-up bar • Free WiFi throughout hotel/Mini-Club (ages 4-12) G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 3): See page 720 Customer-Rated Hotels … The Apple Advantage. Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
GUANACASTE | COSTA RICAUnforgettable vacations in a uniquetropical paradiseRiu Palace Costa Rica Hotel Riu Guanacaste Hotel• Specialty restaurants • Variety of restaurants• Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel • 5 Bars• A ccess to the facilities • Casino & nightclub of Riu Guanacaste HotelSurrounded by forested mountains and the lush, tropical ambiance of Matapalo Beachnear Tamarindo, Riu Guanacaste Hotel is ideal for enjoying a great variety of activities,entertainment and unique, local excursions.Right next door, the modern facilities of Riu Palace Costa Rica Hotel offer guests all theexclusive features, services and relaxing pleasures of our Palace line.MEXICO · DOMINICAN REPUBLIC · BAHAMAS · JAMAICA · ARUBA · PANAMA · COSTA RICA · MIAMI · NEW YORKAs you like it
GUANACASTE 6 Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Settled amongst a backdrop of mountain ranges, this breathtaking property combines the beauty of nature with the charming allure of a gorgeous resort. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Exclusive for Andaz guests: complimentary round-trip transportation and access to a nearby private beach and beach house featuring a restaurant, changing facilities, watersports, lounges and beach chairs. 153 a/c rooms and suites. Standard rooms have one king bed, complimentary mini-bar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, coffee maker, safe, balcony or terrace and WiFi. • Three restaurants/complimentary in-room non-alcoholic drinks & snacks • 2 pools/daily activities/nightly entertainment/kayaking/SUP/snorkeling • Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course/24-hour fitness center/spa (fee) • Kids’ Club • Complimentary WiFi G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 6 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is a secluded natural sanctuary perched upon a hillside high above the Pacific Ocean. Walk along golden-sand beaches, snorkel in the beautiful sea, and kayak through a paradise of tropical vistas. 181 a/c rooms, suites and residences have two double beds or one king bed, mini-bar, safe, in-room movies, CD player, DVD player, complimentary internet access and bathrobes. • Four restaurants/two bars/beach dining/24-hour room service • Four swimming pools including one adult and one kids pool • Complimentary non-motorized watersports/scuba • 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed golf course/pro shop • Fitness center/spa (fee) • Complimentary childrens’ program (ages 4-12)/family center 6 JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Oceanfront Suite This luxury resort is situated on a secluded beach in a prime location within Costa Rica’s renowned North Pacific central coast, and features a free-flowing pool that covers more than 25,000 feet. A relaxing full-service spa is available, with 12 indoor treatment rooms and six deluxe palapas for outdoor massages, a beauty parlor and a state-of-the-art gym. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Family: Two kids 17 & under Stay Free with two paying adults. 310 a/c rooms have two double beds or one king bed, mini-bar, safe and WiFi. • Four restaurants/two bars/room service • 25,000 square foot pool/20,000 square foot spa • Snorkeling/scuba diving/kayaking/sailing/surfing/tennis nearby/golf nearby • WiFi throughout hotel • Kids’ Club (ages 4-12) G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 4): See page 7 4 PLUS Casa Conde Beachfront Resort – NEW This all-inclusive boutique resort is located within twenty-two acres of tropical dry forest in front of Playa Panama in the spectacular Gulf of Papagayo, just 20 minutes from the airport. Exceptional Values: Honeymooners: 3-day/2-night package includes accommodations in standard garden-view room decorated with tropical flowers, mimosa breakfast in bed, chocolate-covered strawberries, couple’s massage and romantic dinner. 50 a/c rooms & suites have two queen beds or one king bed, living area w/sofa, mini-bar, safe, internet access and balcony. Master Suites have full kitchen. • All-Inclusive • All meals/snacks/optional à la carte dining • T wo restaurants/bar/coffee shop • T wo large swimming pools • Internet access22
4 PLUS Hotel Villas Playa Samara Beachfront Resort GUANACASTE HOTEL VILLAS PLAYA SAMARA BEACHFRONT RESORT Get away to a unique beachfront retreat. At Hotel Villas Playa Samara Beachfront Resort, you can enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the peaceful ambiance of the Costa Rican rainforest! Stay in one of 116 rooms and villas, each with unique amenities and features. From beautifully designed furnishings to breakfast bars and kitchens, you’ll notice special touches throughout. This all-inclusive getaway offers plenty of amenities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Lounge on the beach, work out at the mini gym, make a splash at the pool, or relax in the Jacuzzi. Non-motorized watersports, a game room, children’s activities, and more are also available! After you’ve worked up an appetite, savor a delicious meal at L’ardoise Restaurant or Arrecife Bar & Restaurant. Cocktails and other beverages are also available at the lobby bar and Las Palmas Pool Bar. Round out your night with a drink in your hand and friends by your side! Are you a deep sea fisher? Enjoy this world renowned location and charter a fleet of inshore and vessels. Local captains and mates will offer you an unforgettable sport fishing experience where you will be able to challenge and catch your trophy Billfish, Marlin, Sails, Tuna, Dorado and other coveted deep-water fish species. Exceptional Values+: Family: Two kids 3 & under Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults. 116 a/c deluxe rooms, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas have queen and twin-sized beds, safe and WiFi . Villas have full kitchens. • All-Inclusive • All meals/snacks/optional à la carte dining • Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • L ’ardoise Restaurant and Arrecife Bar & Restaurant • Lobby bar & Las Palmas pool bar • Pool • Spa (fee)/fitness center/aerobics • Game room/ping pong/beach volleyball/non-motorized watersports • Daily onsite activities program for all ages • Free WiFiFees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply. Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat! www.carryonblog.com 23
5 PLUS The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa ConchalTHE WESTIN GOLF RESORT & SPA, PLAYA CONCHAL GUANACASTE The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive, eco-friendly • All-Inclusive hotel located in northeastern Costa Rica on the country’s magnificent North- • All meals/snacks/drinks Pacific Riviera. Nestled between lush forests and the sparkling blue waters of • T en restaurants: Regional/local, two Mediterranean, pizza, Latin American, the Pacific Ocean, the resort enjoys a privileged location among Costa Rican retreats. The secluded two-and-a-half-mile Conchal Beach alongside the resort Italian, two International (one poolside), French, Asian and barbeque owes its name to the pristine white sand made out of tiny, crushed seashells. • Five bars Here, the crystal-clear water is always the perfect temperature for swimming, • 24-hour room service snorkeling, or surfing. • Free-form, lagoon-style pool/whirlpool/kids pool • Nightly entertainment The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is the place to make lasting • Non-motorized watersports memories with those near and dear to you. The all-inclusive, all-suite Westin • Four lit tennis courts Resort experience will forever transform your expectations of what a vacation • WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio should be. • Heavenly Spa by Westin™ (fee) Exceptional Values+: Family: Two kids two & under Stay, Play & Eat Free with • Activities desk two paying adults. • Westin Kids Club® (ages 4-12) 406 a/c suites feature The Heavenly Bed® and have two double beds or one king G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 bed, living area with sofa-bed, daily stocked mini-bar, iPod docking station, safe, internet access and private terrace or balcony. Royal Beach Club: This adults only (18+) club provides exclusive services including: 24-hour room service, private pool, personal concierge service and an exclusive restaurant for breakfast and lunch.24 Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
Discover a World of Wellnessin Costa RicaNestled between lush forests and the sparkling azure waters of the magnificentNorth-Pacific Riviera, The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal offerseverything you need to revitalize and thrive, with a complete All Inclusive experience.Spend your time unwinding by the pool, treating yourself to our world-class cuisine,or indulging your adventurous side by exploring one of the nearby National Parks.Live the nature with luxury and style in our Costa Rican paradise.THEWESTIN GOLF RESORT & SPA PLAYA CONCHALspg!PGrtuaeefrsewtroreodd ©2016 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved. Westin y Heavenly are trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Some of the above mentioned services have an additional cost.
5 PLUS Planet Hollywood Beach Resort – NEWPLANET HOLLYWOOD BEACH RESORT GUANACASTE Vacation like a star at the new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. • All-Inclusive Guests of all ages can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia and enjoy • All meals/snacks/drinks themed experiences in this natural and breathtaking beachfront setting. Guests • 7 restaurants: Guy’s! Burger Joint, So Cal Gourmet Food Emporium, East can choose from a variety of all-inclusive dining venues and bars or indulge in extra services at the PH Spa & Beauty Bar or Casino. Sushi & Teppanyaki Bar, Sunset Strip Steakhouse & Grill, Blue Star Tex-Mex Each luxury suite is designed to leave you feeling like a star. Sleep Famously atop Cantina, Gusto Italian Trattoria, Overtime Bar & Grill the Phabulous Bed™, a hand-crafted custom mattress developed exclusively • 4 bars: The Premiere Bar & Lounge, FUEL Coffee Co., Point Break Beach for Planet Hollywood guests, and receive a full night’s beauty rest courtesy of Bar, Point Break - The Sequel Pool Bar the blackout curtains. Each suite also features 24-hour room service, a private • 24-hour room service balcony or terrace, dual rain shower, plush bathrobes and slippers, a liquor • Pool/swim-up bar/Jacuzzi® dispenser, PHTV® satellite tv, and a safe. • PH Spa & Beauty Bar (fee) 406 a/c suites have two double beds or one king bed featuring Phabulous Bed®, • PUMPED Fitness Center/aerobic classes dual rain shower, Jacuzzi® tub, liquor dispenser, mini-bar, safe, internet access and • Non-motorized watersports private terrace or balcony. • Casino (fee) STAR Class™: Guests can get the full star experience and enjoy exclusives • S tarlets Kids Club™ featuring ShowTime classes, singer/songwriter classes, such as: Personal Rider with preferred bar labels and in-room snacks; movie night, dance class, scavenger hunts and more Personal Agent to handle all arrangements and reservations; Exclusive access • Free WiFi throughout resort to The Green Room lounge and bar; Exclusive access to The Beach Club, with full celebrity treatment and premier labels; Complimentary access to the hydrotherapy pool; Upgraded room service menu.26 50 Years of Sunny Days and Starry Nights Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
Lights. Camera. Action.Vacation Like a Star™ at the new PlanetHollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica openingSummer 2018. Get close to authenticHollywood memorabilia and enjoy themedexperiences for all ages in this natural andbreathtaking beachfront setting on thefamed Pacific coast of Papagayo, CostaRica. Choose from a variety of all-inclusivedining venues and bars or indulge in extraservices at the PH Spa & Beauty Bar.PhabulousBeds™YourSoundtrack™Plugged-In™ vacalikte aiostnarTMSTAR Class™
5 Occidental PapagayoGUANACASTE Occidental Papagayo is an all-inclusive, adults-only (18+) resort in Guanacaste, ideal for those seeking rest and relaxation. The resort is situated on a hillside offering spectacular views of the sea. You’ll unwind in unmatched seclusion, surrounded by the wild, natural beauty characteristic of Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast. For a fun-filled afternoon, enjoy a variety of events in the daily activities program, or lounge by the pool. Try non-motorized watersports, including snorkeling and kayaking, and work out in the fitness room. The evenings are full of surprises, with shows, live music, bars, and a disco to spice-up your night. The four restaurants at the Occidental Papagayo offer-up the best cuisine from Costa Rica and around the world. Exceptional Values+: Receive up to $500 in Resort Discounts. Honeymooners: Receive the Sweet Love Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum of 7 nights. 163 a/c rooms have two double beds or one king bed, mini-fridge, safe and balcony or terrace. Premium Level: For the ultimate in luxury and service, upgrade your stay to the Premium Level, which offers exclusive amenities, private areas, and concierge service. • Adults-only (18+) All-Inclusive • A ll meals and snacks/optional à la carte dining • U nlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Four restaurants/four bars /snack bar • Daily activities/nightly entertainment • Disco • Large swimming pool • The Spa/gym • Non-motorized watersports G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 1): See page 7 4 Occidental Tamarindo This is the only all-inclusive resort in Tamarindo and is ideal for surfing and nature lovers, besides being the perfect place for family vacations or for those who want to spend their honeymoon in paradise. Enjoy stunning views of Playa Langosta and the beautiful sunsets. 193 a/c superior rooms, 4 duplex suites and 1 duplex master suite. Rooms have two double beds or one king bed, espresso machine, mini-bar, safe & WiFi. • All-Inclusive • All meals/snacks/optional à la carte dining (every third night)/unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Two restaurants/snack & lobby bar/live nightly entertainment • Pool/hot tub G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 4 Margaritaville Beach Resort – NEW 4 Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort Exceptional Values+: Daily Exceptional Values+: Breakfast Buffet included. Honeymooners: Receive a Free 120 a/c rooms have mini-fridge, safe Upgrade to a one-bedroom & Free WiFi. Studios/suites available. Villa plus a bottle of wine and • Located on Playa Flamingo strawberries upon arrival. • Banana Wind Restaurant 160 a/c rooms have two full beds, • Rooftop 5’Oclock Somewhere Bar mini-bar, safe, and balcony or terrace • Capriccios Pizza Bistro & Café with ocean view. • 2 pools/swim-up bar/kid’s pool • All-Inclusive • Family Center with movie theater • Located on Playa Hermosa • OnZen Spa/fitness center/tennis • Two restaurants/one bar • Free WiFi throughout property • Two pools/Jacuzzi/swim-up bar G S ustainable Tourism • Free WiFi in the lobby (2nd floor) G S ustainable Tourism (CST Level 4): See page 7 (CST Level 3): See page 728 Best Advice. Right Price. Ask an Agent. Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort rests on Spacious and bright accommodations,Golfo Papagayo, on the west coast of Costa four restaurants including two à-la-carteRica, and effortlessly blends its lush, natural dining options, four bars, a swimming poolsurroundings with elegant facilities and and more make for a romantic escape!services. Guests can relax and reinvigoratethemselves either poolside and in the Terms, conditions and restrictions maybeautiful gardens or enjoy the adventure apply. Offer, inclusions, blackout dates, andof diving, kayaking and a guided tour. availability are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.Situated on the north-west of Costa Rica Guests will enjoy two restaurants, two bars, aand a little over a mile from the city of swimming pool, spa, daily activities and more,Tamarindo, this all-inclusive resort lies making for an unforgettable experience!along a stunning beach and surrounded bylush flora. With the magnificent biodiversityof Costa Rica at hand, this resort is idealfor surf and nature enthusiasts, as well asfor family vacations and honeymoons.
ARENAL New to the Program! outside of Arenal, the small village of Fortuna has quaint shops, a colorful central park, and a 200-foot waterfall, perfect for anLocated in northern Costa Rica, the Lowlands of Arenal Volcano afternoon picnic or swim.is one of the most popular destinations in the country, and forgood reason. With access to the rainforest, waterfalls, a volcano, THROUGH THE DECADES: Arenal Volcano National Parkand the country’s largest lake, it’s no wonder Arenal has become opened in 1991 and has been wowing visitors ever since. Notthe adventure capital of Costa Rica. Currently, Arenal Volcano only are there more than 500 bird species and exotic animalsis not erupting, but you can still see smoke and ash spew out of throughout the park, but hiking trails provide spectacularthe top, and you can also explore the many thermal hot springs panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and surrounding landmarks.surrounding the area. While you cannot hike up the volcano itself,we recommend hiking through Arenal Volcano National Park. Just 6 The Springs Resort & Spa – NEW This luxury resort offers the best that Costa Rica has to offer. The 165-acre tropical paradise features 28 thermal spring pools with the highest quality30 mineral content in the Arenal area. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the Laguna Swim-up Bar, rush down the famous “Monkey Slide” at Perdidos Springs, or relax in the natural hot springs riverside at the Club Rio Outdoor Center. Club Rio is located on a mile-long stretch of the incredibly scenic Arenal River and offers tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, nature hikes, and other exciting tours. One of Club Rio’s main attractions is its Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to over 100 rescued animals including toucans, sloths, monkeys, deer, crocodiles, jungle cats, and more! The resort is proud to present five unique dining options including the award winning “Las Ventanas” restaurant, a fine dining venue, and the festive “Ginger Sushi” experience. Inspired by its appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor, guests are offered private romantic dinners and elaborate in-room romance packages. The 14,000 square foot spa and fitness center encompasses an entire level of the main building and reflects a serious commitment to provide a complete wellness experience. The Springs Resort and Spa – where the word “Vacation” is truly defined. Exceptional Values: Access to Club Rio Outdoor Park. Restrictions apply, not all activities are complimentary. 75 a/c oversized rooms, suites and villas have one king bed and space available for two twin-sized beds, Jacuzzi®, safe, mini-bar, WiFi and private balcony. • 5 restaurants and 5 bars • The Club Rio Outdoor Center and Wildlife Sanctuary • Pool/swim-up bar/children’s pool/28 hot springs pools • Spa/fitness center • Game room • Daily onsite activities program for all ages • Free WiFi • Optional breakfast plans available
6 Nayara Springs – NEW If you’re looking for seclusion, this is it! Nayara Springs is an exclusive ARENAL adults-only resort located just over 4 miles west of Fortuna Park, San Carlos and is situated in the natural beauty of Arenal Volcano National Park. Each villa feels isolated, and is surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical plants, thrilling wildlife, and mineral hot springs. Each villa also has its own pool filled with volcanic thermal water, the perfect place to relax and let all of your worries melt. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. 35 a/c Spring Villas feature its own private plunge pool fed by nature mineral hot springs which includes a secluded garden with outdoor shower. Villas have king bed, Jacuzzi®, safe, mini-bar, Free WiFi and balcony. • Adults-Only (18+) • 6 restaurants: Amor Loco, Mis Amores, Terrace by the Pool, Altamira Restaurant, Asia Luna and Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Bar • Cielito Lindo Bar • M i Cafecito coffee shop • Cooking classes • 2 oversized infinity edge pools/swim-up bar/Jacuzzi® • A ward-winning spa with outdoor treatment bungalows • Fitness center • Group yoga classes • Free WiFi throughout resort G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 4): See page 76 Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens – NEW Nature and romance collide at this jewel located in Arenal. Life moves at a slower pace here, allowing you to rekindle love, reconnect with family, or revive your soul. Casitas and villas have secluded gardens with outdoor showers, private terraces, and secluded Jacuzzis. The modern amenities help make the accommodations comfortable and inviting. State-of-the-art facilities include remarkable restaurants offering international and local cuisine, a pool bar, and a wine and tapas bar. The spa at Nayara is incomparable. Perched on a cliff overlooking the forest, the spa is a spiritual enclave in an emerald jungle, and is a place of rejuventation, harmony, and beauty. Nayara is committed to sustainable tourism and strives to be environmentally responsible with every detail. First-class facilities and amenities seamlessly blend in with the tropical surroundings so you may experience a profound immersion with nature without sacrificing the quality and comfort you deserve. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. 50 a/c private casitas and villas have one king bed, secluded garden with outdoor shower, mini-bar, safe, Free WiFi, and balcony. • 5 restaurants: Altamira Restaurant, Asia Luna, Amor Loco, Mis Amores, and Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Bar (Wine Pairing Extravaganza available) • Romantic dining with private chef in a fantasy setting • Mi Cafecito coffee shop • Cooking classes • Pool and Jacuzzi® • A ward-winning spa with outdoor treatment bungalows • Fitness center/group yoga classes • Free WiFi throughout resort G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 4): See page 7Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply. Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat! www.carryonblog.com 31
ARENAL 5 PLUS Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa – NEW This luxurious resort offers top-notch accommodations, a fresh design, and personalized service. Nature lovers will adore the unique river that is made from the volcanic Earth and is part of Costa Rica’s largest group of naturally flowing thermal hot springs. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Unlimited access to the hot springs and Shangri-La Gardens adults-only hideaway. 103 a/c rooms & suites have two queen beds or one king bed, mini-bar, safe, internet access and balcony or terrace. Suites have Jacuzzis®. • Two restaurants/4 bars/coffee shop • Pool/swim-up bar • The Spa at Tabacón/fitness center • F ree WiFi throughout resort G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 5 Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa – NEW Soak-in stunning views of Arenal Volcano! Additionally, guests will enjoy luxury services, natural greens, and Free WiFi throughout the resort. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. 53 a/c junior suites have one king bed and two queen beds with a daybed, hydromassage hottub, mini-bar, WiFi and balcony. • 2 restaurants/2 bars • 2 pools/Jacuzzis® • N eidin Spa/7 hot spring pools/fitness center • Game room/ping pong/billiards • Free WiFi throughout resort • Optional breakfast and dinner plans available G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 4 PLUS Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa – NEW 4 Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa – NEW Exceptional Values: Daily Exceptional Values: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Breakfast Buffet included. 70 a/c rooms, suites and bungalows 118 a/c rooms have double beds, have mini-bar, safe, private balcony mini-fridge, safe and balcony. or terrace. • 2 restaurants • Restaurant/bar • Coffee shop • Pool/Jacuzzi® • Pool/children’s pool • S pa/3 thermal spring pools • 1 3 hot spring thermal pools • Free volcanic mud bathing • Full service MAYIN Spa & Sauna • 3 miles of hiking trails • F itness center • 5 on-site eco tours available • F ree WiFi throughout resort • Optional breakfast, lunch and G S ustainable Tourism dinner plans available (CST Level 4): See page 7 G S ustainable Tourism (CST Level 2): See page 7 4 Arenal Springs Resort & Spa – NEW 4 Volcano Lodge & Springs – NEW Exceptional Values: Daily Exceptional Values: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Breakfast Buffet included. 90 a/c junior and master suites have 64 a/c have two full beds or one king two queens or king bed, mini-bar, bed, safe, internet access safe, Free WiFi and private terrace. and balcony. • 2 restaurants/sushi bar • S uro Bar & Bistro • Coffee shop • Arenal Lobby Bar • Hot Springs & pool area • Pool/children’s pool/2 Jacuzzis® • 3 pools/kids’ pool/2 Jacuzzis® • Volcano Spa • Natria Spa/fitness center • Children’s playground • Yoga deck/Free yoga classes • Free WiFi throughout resort • F ree WiFi throughout hotel G S ustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 732 Relax. Have Fun ... #ThisIsAnAppleVacation Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply.
CENTRAL PACIFIC COASTPerhaps the most popular tourist destination in Costa Rica, this rapids to surfing along one of the Nicoya Peninsula’s top-ratedregion of the country is also the most easily accessible. beaches, travelers can break a sweat however they’d like here.Jacó is a beautiful, energetic beach town that’s located within two Just a short distance from San José, Manuel Antonio is known forhours of San José and is known for its carefree party atmosphere its beautiful beaches, touristy coastal resort towns and fantasticand exceptional activities such as surfing, deep-sea fishing, ATV surfing opportunities. The biggest attraction is Manuel Antoniotours, kayaking, boat rides, rafting and more. Playa Herradura National Park.is turning into a hot destination, as there are canopy tours andnearby national parks for those looking to explore the region’s THROUGH THE DECADES: Tourism has thrived in this area sincefinest locales. The northern territory of Puntarenas is an ideal Manuel Antonio National Park was established in 1972. In morelocation for outdoor adventure. From challenging white water recent years, the inclusion of amazing hotels and Marina Pez Vela has further catapulted the Central Pacific Coast to popularity.5 PLUS Los Sueños Marriott – NEW 5 PLUS Parador Ocean Resort & Spa Ocean & Golf Resort Exceptional Values: Daily 201 a/c rooms and suites have one Breakfast Buffet included. king or two double beds, mini-bar, 128 a/c suites. VISTA Suites with internet access and balcony. spectacular ocean-views have one • Located in Herradura king bed and one sofa bed, mini-bar, • 4 restaurants/coffee shop safe and terrace. • F itness center/game room • L ocated in Manuel Antonio • S ibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat • Three restaurants/four bars • 1 8-hole golf course/tennis • Tortuga Kids Club including swim-up bar G S ustainable Tourism • Room service • Three pools (two adults only) (CST Level 5): See page 7 • Pacifica Spa/fitness center/tennis • WiFi available G S ustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 75 Croc’s Resort & Casino – NEW 4 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific Exceptional Values: 315 a/c rooms have Sweet Dreams® Daily Breakfast Buffet for two beds and WiFi. adults included. • 24-hour All-Inclusive 152 a/c rooms have double beds and • Located in Puntarenas king bed, safe, mini-bar and balcony. • All meals/snacks/drinks • Located on Jacó Beach • Four restaurants: two buffet/ • 4 restaurants/2 bars/coffee shop • Las Vegas-style casino two à la carte/café/snack bar/ • S pa/beauty salon/gym nine bars • Free WiFi throughout hotel • Five pools/fitness center/ • All-Inclusive plan available non-motorized watersports G S ustainable Tourism • Free WiFi in public areas • Kidz Paradise (ages 4-12)/ (CST Level 3): See page 7 Teens Club (ages 13-17) G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change. +Exceptional Values dates, categories and other restrictions apply. Relax. Have Fun ... #ThisIsAnAppleVacation 33
SAN JOSÉ of working coffee plantations on either side of the road are what you’ll drive through from airport to your destination. It is these veryThe capital city of San José is one of the most cosmopolitan plantations that have helped develop San José into the city that itcities in Central America. Look past the urban and commercial is today. Time and a rapidly rising population has transformed thisexterior, and you’ll find a vibrant city with much to offer. Located city into a central pulsating heart of a stunningly beautiful country.in the center of the country, San José offers a pleasant spring-likeclimate. An abundance of cloud forests, raging rivers, rainforests, THROUGH THE DECADES: Back in the 1960’s, when Costa Ricaand national parks lie within a few hours drive. A great place to first began delving into the tourism industry, San Jose paved theuse as a base camp while exploring Costa Rica, the city has its way with a single luxury hotel that was accessible to visitors viafair share of attractions with world-class gourmet restaurants, boat and train.museums, theaters, cinemas and a lively nightlife. Rows and rows5 PLUS Real Intercontinental at Multiplaza Mall – NEW Real InterContinental is located in one of the most exclusive and trendy areas of San José, the city of Escazú. The hotel is only 15 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from the International Airport. Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. 372 a/c rooms and suites have king beds and WiFi. Club InterContinental: Enjoy exclusive access to the private lounge, a dedicated team to take care of every detail, complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and canapes, light refreshments throughout the day, personalized welcome experience and exclusive guestroom amenities such as a welcome gift and turn-down service. • 4 restaurants/2 bars: Pimento, Factory Steak & Lobster, Nau Sushi Lounge, The Market, Zambra Lobby Bar & Azul Pool Bar • InterContinental Spa/24-hour fitness center G Sustainable Tourism (CST Level 5): See page 7 5 Barceló San José – NEW 4 Holiday Inn San José Downtown Aurola Exceptional Values+: Daily Exceptional Values+: Daily Breakfast Buffet included. Family: Breakfast Buffet included. Kids under 12 Stay Free when 200 a/c rooms have two twin beds or sharing existing beds with adults. one king bed, mini-bar & safe. 254 a/c rooms and suites have two • Single Parent–save with kids twin beds or one king bed, mini-bar, • E l Mirador & Tropicana restaurants safe and Free WiFi. • Bar La Palma • All-Inclusive • 24-hour room service • All meals/snacks/unlimited drinks • I ndoor heated pool with Jacuzzi/ • 3 restaurants/bar • Large pool & children’s pool fitness center • Beauty & Massage Salon/gym • Casino (Free match play for guests) • Free WiFi throughout hotel • Free WiFi throughout hotel G S ustainable Tourism G S ustainable Tourism (CST Level 3): See page 7 (CST Level 4): See page 734 Best Advice. Right Price. Ask an Agent. Fees may apply for some amenities and subject to change.
San José Day ToursTake your first step into paradise, and you’ll find a team of Apple VacationsRepresentatives** from Amstar DMC waiting to greet you outside of theairport and guide you to your hotel transfer. They are easy to recognize–theywill be holding an Apple Vacations sign and wearing a bright blue tropical shirt.You’ll be invited to a welcome briefing where you’ll receive important traveltips, departure information and have the opportunity to book exciting optionalexcursions. Book select excursions before you depart for best availability andsave! See your travel agent or visit amstardmc.com.SAN JOSÉ CITY TOUR WHITE WATER RAFTING AT PACUARE RIVERDiscover the culture and history of Costa Rica’s capitalcity. Visit some of its historic residential areas: La Sabana Get the adrenaline going! Raft exhilarating Class III and IV rapidsMetropolitan Park, the National Theater, the National and make the outstanding descent to the Caribbean lowlands.Museum and many other must-sees! Enjoy views of the beautiful river gorge, steep green walls andDuration: 4 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual waterfalls, and exotic wildlife. About halfway down, stop to restguide and entrance fees to the National Theater and and enjoy a buffet-style lunch.the National Museum. Duration: 9 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, river equipment, breakfast and lunch. Note: People withFrom $53* per person limited mobility and other special restrictions are notFrom $40* for children (ages 3-10) allowed to participate in this tour. Waiver is required.CANOPY TOUR SAN LUIS From $99* per person (ages 13+)Set in the cloud forests, this tour will take you on an IRAZÚ VOLCANOadventure through the lush forest canopy and across the & SARAPIQUI RIVERRio Cataratitas, navigated safely by a system of thrilling zip lines.The “Elevator” securely lifts visitors high above the forest floor, Visit the Ruins of Cartago and learn about the history ofgranting amazing views of the surrounding area. this colonial city that was once the capital of Costa Rica.Duration: 8 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, Travel to see Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica’s highest volcano.canopy equipment and lunch. Then board a boat at Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, an area covered in beautiful tropical forests, and glide along the river. ArriveFrom $88* per person (ages 3+) at a private farm to enjoy a home-style lunch, hiking and the opportunity to visit a butterfly garden. Pass through BraulioPOÁS VOLCANO, DOKA COFFEE PLANTATIONS Carrillo National Park on your way home.& SARCHÍ HANDCRAFTS VILLAGE Duration: 12 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide, breakfast, entrance fee to Irazú Volcano NationalSee stunning scenery change as you ascend into the canopy of Park, boat ride and lunch.a cloud forest on the way to Poás Volcano National Park. VisitDoka Estate and see how Costa Rican premium quality coffees From $125* per personare processed and prepared. Then go to the beautiful town of From $94* for children (ages 4-10)Sarchí, known as a hotspot for Costa Rican handcrafts.Duration: 8 hours; Includes transportation, bilingual guide andentrance fees to Poás Volcano National Park, Doka Plantationsand lunch.From $90* per personFrom $68* for children (ages 3-10)OTHER TOURS AVAILABLE: TORTUGA ISLAND CRUISEARENAL VOLCANO & TABACON HOT SPRINGS From $145* per person From $113* for children (ages 1-6)From $143* per personFrom $107* for children (ages 3-10)*All prices are per person in U.S. dollars. Prices and excursions subject to change without notice.**Apple Vacations Resort Representativesare provided by Amstar DMC, an independent destination management company operating in Costa Rica. Excursions are operated by localindependent suppliers in Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to makesure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition. 35
Discover Costa Rica Includes 2 nights in San José, 2 nights in Arenal & 3 nights in Guanacaste. HIGHLIGHTS: Irazú Volcano & Sarapiqui River | Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui | Cartago City | Sarchí Village Arenal Volcano | La Fortuna Village | Tabacón Hot Springs | G uanacaste & beaches Choose from the deluxe or The San José Tour Programs include entrance fees luxury accommodation to national parks, seven breakfasts, two lunches options below. and one dinner, plus the highlights listed above. 7-NIGHT DELUXE See page 9 for tour route map. TOUR PROGRAM Arrive in San José and depart from Liberia International Airport. San José Area: Crowne Plaza San José Corobici Day 1 Upon arrival, you will be met by a Swiss Travel Costa Rica Representative. Transfer to your selected deluxe or luxury San José hotel for two nights. Arenal Volcano Area: Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort Day 2 Depart early to the Sarapiqui Rainforest area. Visit ruins and learn the history of Cartago City. Next, travel to Irazú Volcano and hope for a clear day to Guanacaste Beaches: view both the Caribbean and Pacific waters from Costa Rica’s highest volcano. Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar Hotel Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is your next stop, where you will board a boat to glide along the river. At the end of the river, enjoy a home-style lunch at a private farm 7-NIGHT LUXURY and visit gardens and sanctuaries. Lodge one night at the selected hotel. TOUR PROGRAM Day 3 Journey to Arenal Volcano and travel up to the central volcanic mountain San José Area: range to visit the artisan town of Sarchí and La Fortuna for lunch. Visit the world- Real InterContinental Hotel & Club famous Tabacón Hot Springs, a natural hot springs river that flows through a series Tower Costa Rica of pools. These waters help to relax muscles, clean pores and rejuvenate the skin. Enjoy dinner at the resort followed by a transfer to your selected Arenal area Arenal Volcano Area: deluxe or luxury hotel for a two night stay. Arenal Kioro Hotel Day 4 Day at your leisure to explore the area. A visit to Arenal Volcano National Guanacaste Beaches: Park is highly recommended, as it’s a prime destination with tour attractions, JW Marriott Hotel adventure activities, hot springs and watersports. See applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/ Day 5 Breakfast and transfer to selected deluxe or luxury Guanacaste beach hotel. escorted-tours for more information. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 Day 6/7 Days at leisure. Many activities can be experienced such as: Rincón de la and from April 14-21, 2019. All transfers and tours as Vieja National Park, which holds an active volcano, thermal mud baths, and a variety described. Prices and tours subject to change. Excursions of forests; Palo Verde National Park, a bird-watcher’s and nature-lover’s paradise; offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions canopy tours, river rafting, forest hiking, fishing and more. require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and Day 8 Transfer to Liberia International Airport (LIR) for your departure. physical condition.36
TASTE OF COSTA RICA San José 6-Night Escorted TourHeighten your senses with this delectable journey through Costa Rica’s lush landscapes.• Select transfers • Select entrance fees to attractions• Six breakfasts (fresh coffee) and one dinner • A ttractions include: Tour of the Espiritu Coffee Plantation; Naranjo Village, market and church;• R esort accommodations at Chayote Lodge in Arenal Volcano National Park; Tabacón Hot Naranjo; Si Como Resort in Manuel Antonio; Springs; Arenal Hanging Bridges; Manuel Arenal Springs in the Arenal Volcano area Antonio National ParkSee page 9 for tour route map. Visit applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. Tours are not available December 18,2018-January 8, 2019 and from April 14-21, 2019. Prices and tours subject to change. Services not included: air transportation to and from Costa Rica; meals not specified inprogram; any other service, optional activities or tours not specified, beach hotel accommodations, entrance fees to Arenal Volcano National Park and airport departure tax.Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your ageand physical condition. Important note: This tour is designed to be combined with additional nights at a selected Guanacaste beach hotel† (transfers included). Customersnot wishing to add additional nights must purchase separate transfers back to the airport. When choosing your flights, please be sure to select one that arrives in San Joséby morning or early afternoon, in order to accommodate the transfer time from the San José International Airport to the Naranjo area.CARIBBEAN COAST San José 6-Night Escorted TourEnjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches created by the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel coral reefs,shop the villages, hike through the jungle with a local guide, and learn about the protected seaturtles. Boat through the canals and spot different species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Somuch to see and do, yet plenty of time to relax!• Ground and boat transportation • Select entrance fees to attractions• Six breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners • Attractions include: Puerto Viejo de Limón; Cahuita National Park; boat ride from Caño• Resort accommodations at Hotel Presidente in Blanco Dock to Tortugero National Park; Braulio San José; Shawandha Hotel, Puerto Viejo Carrillo National Park de Limón; Pachira Lodge (or similar hotel) in TortugueroSee page 9 for tour route map. Visit applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. Children 5 & under are not permitted ontour. Prices and tours subject to change. Entrance/departures by plane is an additional cost. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions require physicalactivity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.ARENAL ADVENTURE San José 4-Night Escorted TourBe ready for a vacation full of adventure and adrenaline! Raft the scenic Pacuare River,experience the Sky Tram & Sky Trek, zip line through the jungle, challenge yourself toFlyboard® 32 feet above Arenal Lake, and hike and rappel down waterfalls. After all that hardwork, you can reward yourself and relax in the world-famous Tabacón Hot Springs.• Transfers • Select entrance fees to attractions• Four breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner • A ttractions include: Pacuare rafting; Sky Adventure Tour; Pure Trek Canyoning Tour;• Resort accommodations at Hotel Presidente Arenal Volcano; Tabacón Hot Springs Resort in San José; Lomas del Volcan hotel in Arenal Volcano areaSee page 9 for tour route map. Visit applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. Children 12 & under are not permitted Flyboard®on tour. This tour is not available December 18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April 14-21, 2019. Prices and tours subject to change. Guanacaste area beach stay is notincluded. There is an additional transfer cost required for passengers staying at Dreams Las Mareas at the conclusion of this tour package. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel 37Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity. Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.NATIONAL PARKS OF COSTA RICA San José 6-Night Escorted TourThis sight-seeing adventure will take you by air, ground and boat to Costa Rica’s most lovedparks and more. Ecotourism at it’s best, enjoy untouched beauty from every angle.• Transfers • Selected entrance fees to attractions• Regular domestic flight to Tortuguero, San José • A ttractions include: Northern Caribbean lowlands; Braulio Carrillo National Park;• Six breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners Tortugero village; Tortugero National Park; Arenal Volcano National Park; Tabacón Hot• Resort accommodations at Hotel Presidente Springs Resort; Hanging Bridges Tour in San José; Pachira Lodge (or similar hotel) in Tortuguero; Lomas del Volcan hotel (or similar hotel) in Arenal Volcano areaSee page 9 for tour route map. Visit applevacations.com/costa-rica-panama/escorted-tours for more information. Tours are not available December18, 2018-January 8, 2019 and from April 14-21, 2019. Entrance fees to National Parks are not included. Prices and tours subject to change. Regular domestic flight toTortuguero, San Jose. Maximum luggage weight allowance of 40 pounds per person. Excursions offered by Swiss Travel Costa Rica. Some excursions require physical activity.Please consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELERS REQUIRED ENTRY/RE-ENTRY DOCUMENTATION Apple Vacations strongly recommends that you visit the U.S. Department of State Proper documentation is your responsibility. The following information gives website http://travel.state.gov/, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and current requirements for United States citizens, effective at time of printing. This Prevention website, https://www.cdc.gov/, which include important information information may change, so see your travel agent or contact the consulate for the on foreign travel. Use common sense while vacationing abroad. For example, if country to which you are traveling for current requirements. Passengers returning you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. In addition, be cognizant of the to the U.S. by air from any international destination must have a valid passport, and effects of mixing alcohol and certain medications. Should someone in your party may be denied boarding by the airline if the passport is damaged, mutilated, or has become ill while on vacation, alert the resort front desk for immediate medical excessive wear. A “Passport Card” is not acceptable. If your name on your passport attention or call the emergency number provided by the resort. Also advise your (or for non-U.S. citizens, valid travel documents) does not match your name on your Apple Representative as soon as possible, who may be able to provide assistance. If travel vouchers/ tickets, you will not be allowed to travel. For details on how to obtain you have medical issues or concerns about medical services, Apple Vacations urges a passport, contact your local courthouse or post office. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you to contact your hotel with specific questions. Please be aware that medical contact the embassy of the country to which you are traveling to determine required standards and training of emergency responders and resort medical facilities vary entry documents. We regret that we cannot accept unaccompanied minors under greatly, and health care abroad may not be the same as you might expect at home. It 18 for any travel. Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in you may be standard policy for hospitals and medical providers abroad to require cash not being allowed to travel. payment upfront for services. Check with your insurance provider regarding claims for reimbursement. Sports and aquatic equipment, especially scuba gear, may not Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum ID security meet U.S. safety standards and many resort pools and beaches may lack lifeguards. standards and prohibits federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses and Balcony railing heights in Mexico are lower than the mandated heights in the United identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these States, and also may be lower in other countries. Low balcony railings create a risk standards. Passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is not compliant of falls, which may result in serious injury or death. In tropical climates, we strongly with the REAL ID ACT (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show recommend the use of insect repellent, especially during rainy season; seek shade an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board in order to avoid heat exhaustion, and stay hydrated. Bottled drinking water is their flight. To check whether your state is compliant or has an extension, recommended. visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id. If your state-issued ID or driver’s license is not RESERVATIONS/PAYMENTS/LATE BOOKINGS compliant, visit https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification for To book an Apple Vacation, see your travel agent, visit applevacations.com or call alternate forms of acceptable ID. 1-800-517-2000. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations DENIAL OF ENTRY require you to provide your full name as it appears on your travel documents, date Certain countries may deny entry to travelers with even a minor criminal record, of birth, and gender at the time of booking for the purpose of watch-list screening. and if not a U.S. citizen, entry back into the U.S. Check with the U.S. Embassy and Failure to provide this information will result in you not being allowed to travel. the embassy or consulate of the country being visited to ensure you can travel as For details, visit tsa.gov. Once your reservation is confirmed, the amendment planned. Apple Vacations does not accept responsibility if you are denied entry and and cancellation charges as explained in the Fair Trade Contract apply. For online cancellation penalties apply. bookings at applevacations.com, full payment is required at time of booking and only ARRIVAL IN COSTA RICA major credit cards are accepted. When booking with an airline-sponsored credit Upon arrival in Costa Rica, you will clear Immigration, claim your luggage and clear Customs. card, benefits such as free baggage fees which may apply when booking with the You’llbemetoutsideoftheairportandguidedtoyourtransferbyauniformedAppleVacations airline directly WILL NOT apply to your Apple Vacation. Bookings made 14 days or Representative holding an Apple Vacations sign. Apple Representatives from Amstar DMC less before departure incur a $10 per person late booking fee. greet passengers booking city and beach hotel stays; Apple Representatives from Swiss SPECIAL REQUESTS TravelCostaRicagreetpassengerson escortedtoursandself-driveprograms.AmstarDMC Apple Vacations will provide the services and facilities of your vacation package and Swiss Travel Costa Rica are independent destination management companies operating as confirmed on your invoice. If you would prefer special arrangements such as in Costa Rica and providing services to Apple Vacationers. Transfers are not included when adjoining rooms/room locations, bedding requests, specific assistance or special flying into Liberia and staying in San José or Puntarenas. meals, we will pass on your request to the vendor on your behalf. However, since CUSTOMS these requests lie outside our contracts with our suppliers, we cannot guarantee U.S. Customs currently imposes an $800 limit per person on the value of goods you special requests unless otherwise stated. Requests for special transportation/ can bring into the country duty-free from most countries. This amount does vary transfers is also not guaranteed and subject to an additional charge. depending on the particular country to which you travel. Also, you are restricted from ITEMS NOT INCLUDED bringing certain types of goods (e.g. fresh fruits, vegetables) back to the U.S. Ask your All passengers departing Costa Rica, including infants, are required to pay a travel agent for the latest details and save receipts for purchases made on vacation. government departure tax at the airport ($29 USD per person and subject to HANDICAPPED SERVICES AND FACILITIES change). This tax can be paid in U.S. dollars, Colones, or with Visa or MasterCard. Should you desire any special service or equipment to assist with a disability, please Passport and visa fees, port and embarkation fees, laundry, telephone calls, other let us know in advance so we can advise the air carrier or resort (services vary by items and services of a personal nature, and tips to airport baggage handlers are carrier and resort). Although we will do our best to assist you, Apple Vacations does not included in the price of your vacation. Unless specified, wines, liquors, meals, not guarantee the availability of wheelchairs at any airport. Wheelchair accessible sightseeing and excursions are also not included in the price of your vacation. rooms may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. Standards vary by property Airlines may also charge additional fees such as seat assignment or meal fees. Check and country, may not be consistent with the standards required by the Americans with the airline for specific charges. With Disabilities Act, and are not within the control of Apple Vacations. WEDDINGS IN RESORT/HONEYMOON EXCEPTIONAL VALUES CREDIT CARDS AND TRAVELERS CHECKS If you plan to marry in destination, check with the local tourist office and consulate Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are widely accepted. Most local banks of the country in which you are getting married for legal documents that may be and hotels provide a currency exchange. required. Some honeymoon offers require you to supply a valid marriage certificate. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN Valuables and other personal items are your responsibility. Most hotels offer safety Some airlines do not charge for infants under two years of age, but the infant must deposit boxes (fee may apply). We recommend depositing cash, passports, jewelry sit on an adult’s lap. Some airlines charge for infants or infant air-related taxes. Some and other valuables for security. countries charge infant departure taxes. If an infant reaches the age of two at any DINING DRESS CODES time during the vacation, federal law requires the purchase of a separate seat for Many resorts have dress code requirements for dinner-check online or ask your any remaining portions of the flight. If your reservation includes children at a hotel travel agent. not accepting children, you will be denied check-in at resort and will be responsible LATE CHECK-OUT for any additional costs. Hotels may check passports to verify that children qualify Standard hotel check-out is mid-day. At the discretion of the hotel, a room MAY be for any discounted rate, and any applicable added charges are your responsibility. made available for storing hand baggage or for changing prior to departure. Child ages apply at time of travel, not at time of booking. Restrictions apply to “Kids CATALOG/WEBSITE ACCURACY Stay, Play and Eat FREE” programs. Children must be accompanied by full-paying We check and re-check prices and facts to ensure accuracy at the time of printing. adults. At select hotels, a single parent traveling with up to three children may not Sometimes, however, you may find that prices have been changed or features we be charged the single supplement. The hotels reserve the right to collect the single describe may become unavailable. Whenever possible, we will inform you or your supplement in resort, or cancel any extra room upon arrival, if the promotional policy travel agent about such changes. However, all prices and descriptions herein, as well is not used in the manner for which it was intended. Restrictions apply. as in our ads and website, are subject to change without notice. Some hotel room SECURITY SCREENING, CARRY ON ITEMS images in this catalog and our website do not depict the standard room category. Do not pack cash, medication, important documents, valuables or fragile items Maps not to scale. Apple Vacations is not responsible for omissions or errors. in your checked luggage. Homeland Security now requires that all electronics CUSTOMER COMMENTS larger than a cell phone are subject to a secondary screening at select airports. If in Should you have a complaint while on vacation you must provide Apple Vacations disrepair (broken screen, etc.), these devices will not be allowed through security. with a reasonable opportunity to rectify the issue during your vacation by promptly Cases must be removed and placed in their own bin for (round-trip) screening. notifying our representative in resort who will make every effort to help. If the matter For more information visit: https://www.tsa.gov. cannot be settled on the spot, you must write to our Customer Care Department AIRPORT CHECK-IN/BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE within 28 days of the completion of your vacation at customercare@applevacations. Check-in begins three hours prior to departure at the airline ticket counter. Under com. The few complaints we receive are normally resolved by amicable settlement. no circumstances should you check in later than one hour prior to departure. However, please understand that we cannot consider post-vacation submissions Late check-in WILL result in you not being allowed to travel. Anyone attempting if you did not provide Apple Vacations with a reasonable opportunity to assist you to check-in excess baggage must arrive at the ticket counter a minimum of 3 hours during your trip. We reserve the right to give any compensation in the form of prior to departure, or risk being denied boarding. Many airlines charge fees for vacation certificates, cash or credit card credit. checked and/or carry-on bags. Please check with your travel agent, airline or visit LOST ITEMS applevacations.com/baggage. Carry-on luggage is limited to one bag per person and Apple Vacations will make inquiries regarding lost items on your behalf. If located, must be small enough to fit beneath the seat in front of you. EXCESS/OVERSIZED you will be responsible for shipping charges. Email: [email protected]. BAGGAGE MAY BE DENIED AT CHECK-IN and if accepted additional charges apply. Lap children under age two do not receive a separate baggage allowance. Valid as of September 2018. Refer to applevacations.com for current information. Apple Vacations accepts no liability for loss or damage to luggage and recommends a TSA approved lock.38
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The AV-OK Total VacationSecurity Plan includes Pre-Departure Cancellation/Change Waiver & Best Price Guarantee, and Post-Departure Travel Protection.PART A – APPLE VACATIONS’ PRE-DEPARTURE CANCELLATION/CHANGE WAIVER & BEST PRICE GUARANTEEAPPLE VACATIONS’ PRE-DEPARTURE CANCELLATION/CHANGE WAIVER — This waiver pertains to all vacation types: land only, charter, and scheduledair vacations including non-refundable scheduled airfares and airline penalties. This non-refundable plan allows you to cancel or change your vacation upuntil the flight check-in is closed (approximately one hour prior to scheduled departure time), except for passengers who do not arrive at the airport or gate,or who arrive too late to travel, or who fail to have the required valid passport and/or travel documents, or who are denied boarding. For last minute cancels,call 1-866-860-AVOK no later than one hour prior to your scheduled departure.Travel Certificate Programs: When a cancellation is made during a penalty period, your cancellation penalty will be refunded in Apple Vacations’ travel certificates(redeemable through the original booking agency), with the balance of the refund made in the original form of payment less the non-refundable AV-OK plan payment.Apple Vacations travel certificates may be used like cash when purchasing an Apple Vacation, are valid for one year, are non-refundable and non-transferable(issued only in the name of the passenger who cancelled) and may not be redeemed for cash.“Cash Back” Programs: The entire refund (less the non-refundable AV-OK plan payment) will be in the original form of payment if you purchased the “cash back”option at the time of booking for an additional $30 per person.Changes: AV-OK coverage is non-transferable and must be repurchased (reactivated) if coverage is desired for the amended booking. A reactivation fee of $25 forcharter/land only bookings and $45 for scheduled air bookings applies for all departure date, duration, hotel, departure city, destination and (scheduled air) classof service changes. A $10 reactivation fee applies for children 12 and under (all booking types). Higher reactivation fees apply to holiday departures. Changesfrom charter to scheduled air or between scheduled air carriers, as well as name changes, require cancellation of the booking and full repurchase of the AV-OK ifcoverage is desired on the new booking. If the number of individuals occupying a room changes, the remaining travelers will be responsible for any additional costsincurred as a result of a change in the per person occupancy rate.APPLE VACATIONS’ BEST PRICE GUARANTEE — You can claim the savings prior to departure if Apple Vacations advertises a discount on the exact samevacation that you have booked and all components are still available-same date, duration of stay, hotel, room category and flight (same scheduled airfare class,or any charter airfare class). This does not apply to Air Only, Fly/Drive, Square Deals, special packages, booking date-restricted sales and hotels with a “closed”booking status. Many added values offered by hotels are booking date-restricted and are not covered by the Best Price Guarantee.PART B – POST-DEPARTURE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANPOST-DEPARTURE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN — Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical, Baggage and more! This travel protection plan protects your vacationinvestment, your belongings, and most importantly, you. Plan payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Review full plan details online at tripmate.com/wpN430.Trip Interruption - If you must interrupt your Trip after departure due to a covered Plan Cost is received within 7 days of your initial deposit/ payment for yourInjury, Sickness, or death - your own or that of a Traveling Companion or a Family Trip, the booking for the Trip is your first and only booking for this travel periodMember or for Other Covered Reasons, as defined, you will be reimbursed for and destination, and you are not disabled from travel at the time you make yourthe unused, non-refundable land or water arrangements and the additional payment for this Plan), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war.transportation charges paid to return home or to rejoin your Trip (limited to the costof one-way airfare using the same class of fare as the original ticket). Coverage is Please Note: Part A – The Pre-Departure Cancellation & Change Waiverlimited to the value of your original Apple Vacations package price. and Best Price Guarantee are provided by Apple Vacations and are notTrip Delay - Provides reimbursement up to $100 per day (maximum $500) insurance benefits. Part B – The Post Departure Travel Insurance Benefitsfor reasonable accommodation, meals and local transportation expenses if you are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc.*, (*in CA & UT, dba Trip Mate Insuranceare delayed for 12 hours or more due to a covered reason such as common Agency) 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114,carrier delay; quarantine; loss of passport, travel documents or money; natural 1-866-389-5378. Non–Insurance Services are not insurance benefits. Onedisaster; or a documented weather condition preventing you from getting to Call 24-Hour Assistance Services are provided by: One Call Worldwidethe point of departure. Travel Services Network, Inc. and Global Xpi Medical Records Services areMedical Expense/Emergency Assistance - Provides reimbursement up to provided by Trip Mate. Benefits on this page are described on a general$25,000 for reasonable and customary medical expenses incurred during basis only. There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations thatthe Trip for a covered sickness or injury which occurs while on your Trip; for apply to all insurance coverages and services. This advertisement does notemergency dental treatment received during your Trip not to exceed $750; constitute or form any part of the Plan Description or any other contract ofup to $50,000 for the cost of emergency transport to the nearest hospital or any kind. Plan benefits, limits, and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction.medical facility, including escort expense (both, if deemed necessary by the To review full plan details online, go to: www.tripmate.com/wpN430.attending Legally Qualified Physician), for a covered Injury or Sickness whichoccurs while on your Trip; or the cost of homeward carriage if deceased. PRE & POST DEPARTURE CLAIM PROCEDURESAccidental Death & Dismemberment - Up to $10,000. These benefits are paid ifloss occurs within 180 days of a covered Injury which occurs while on your trip. To make a change to your existing booking, to “claim the savings” per Apple’sBaggage and Personal Effects - Up to $1,000. Coverage for direct physical loss Best Price Guarantee or to cancel your vacation prior to departure, contactor damage to your Baggage, passports, or visas while on your Trip. There is a your travel agent (if applicable) who will notify Apple Vacations, or call Appleper article limit of $300. There is a combined maximum limit of $600 total for Vacations at 1-800-365-2775. For all post-departure travel insurancethe following: jewelry; watches; articles consisting in whole or in part of silver, claims excluding ski/mountain vacations contact Trip Mate, Inc. (In CA dbagold or platinum; furs; articles trimmed with or made mostly of fur; sporting Trip Mate Insurance Agency) at 1-866-389-5378 or report your claimequipment, Ski Equipment, personal computers, radios, cameras, camcorders on-line at tripmate.com. The Post Departure Travel Protection Plan also includesand their accessories and related equipment and other electronic items. the One Call Worldwide Travel Service Network, which provides you withIf, while on your Trip, your Baggage is delayed for more than 24 hours, the medical consultation and monitoring, medical evacuation, prescription assistance,plan will pay up to $100 for the purchase of necessary additional clothing and emergency messaging services to family or friends, travel document and ticketpersonal articles. For complete details, visit tripmate.com/wpN430. replacement, 24-hour legal assistance, and much more. For the One Call WorldwideAccess Your Medical Records Online - With our exclusive Global Xpi Service, Travel Service Network, call 1-800-555-9095 within the U.S. and Canada, andyou can assure that your most important medical records are available to 1-603-894-4710 outside of the USA and Canada. Your Plan # is N430.you or any Physician chosen by you, anytime, anywhere in the world, quickly,wherever internet access is available. Register at your convenience at www. ADDITIONAL NOTESglobalxpi.com or call toll-free 1-800-379-9887. It’s included during theTrip for which you purchased the Travel Protection Plan! Program Code: N430. *Groups are subject to unique contracts covering the terms and conditionsFor complete details of your state-specific post-departure Travel applicable to each group’s travel arrangements - reference should be made toProtection Plan, including conditions, exclusions and limitations, please visit those contracts to determine the applicable cancellation penalties. Groups of 5www.tripmate.com/wpN430. If you do not have access to the Internet, please rooms or more: Some exclusions may apply for cancellations on group bookings.ask your travel agent to provide you with a copy. For example, coverage does Contact your travel agent or our Groups Department at 1-800-315-7871.not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion, Family The AV-OK Total Vacation Security Plan does not apply to the Ski/MountainMember or Business Partner traveling with you that existed during the 60 days product line, which is operated by Ski.com, an independent vacation wholesalerprior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your selected by Apple Vacations to provide you with the vacation services you purchase. For ski/mountain insurance visit: ski.applevacations.com/terms. This information is valid as of August 2018 and may be different on your booking or travel dates. Refer to applevacations.com/avok for the most current information. 39
FAIR TRADE CONTRACTBy booking with Apple Vacations, LLC (“Apple Vacations”) and/or using the Apple Vacations booking. If you have purchased the AV-OK Total Vacation Security Plan, your cancellationon-line booking site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Fair Trade Contract. For fee will be reimbursed in Apple Vacations’ travel certificates with the balance of the refundimportant travel information please read: “Things To Know Before You Go” on previous page made in the original form of payment. However, if you have purchased the “Cash Back”or applevacations.com/faq which is part of this Contract. Any payment constitutes option, your entire refund due will be made in the original form of payment. The AV-OKacceptance of the terms in this contract. Group vacations, Ski/Mountain Vacations Plan payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. For complete details, refer to theand Cuba tours have special terms and conditions. For groups, refer to your AV-OK Plan Description at applevacations.com/avok or call them at 1-866-389-5378.group contract. Ski/Mountain Vacations are operated by Ski.com, an independent 5. PRICE GUARANTEEvacation wholesaler selected by Apple Vacations to provide you with the vacation While prices and features of Apple Vacations are subject to change without notice, ourservices you purchase. Visit ski.applevacations.com/terms for terms and conditions. intention is to provide you with the vacation which you have selected, at the price in effectFor Cuba, visit applevacations.com/cubaftc, or see your travel agent. at time of booking. If you have not paid for your vacation in full, you will be responsible for1. BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS any increases in the price of any and all components of the vacation package. If for anyTo reserve your vacation, provide the required booking information and pay the applicable reason we need to increase the price of your vacation after you have paid in full, exceptdeposit per person, including payment of the AV-OK Total Vacation Security Plan for those increases related to government-imposed taxes and fees, we will offer you the(if selected). Full payment by credit card is required at time of booking for all vacations option of cancellation without charge, provided that you advise us within 7 days of your receiptbooked directly on our website, www.applevacations.com. of notice of the price increase (or prior to your departure day if we notify you on less thanDeposit requirements: For vacation packages utilizing published airline tickets, full 7 days notice). Fees for changes that you make do not constitute an increase in the price ofpayment of the air portion of the package is required at the time of guarantee (credit an already purchased ticket or other travel component.cards only), which will be forfeited if the booking is cancelled. For vacation packages using 6. TRAVEL ON AIR CARRIERS INCLUDING PUBLIC CHARTER FLIGHTScontracted scheduled air, the minimum deposit is generally $200 per person, however, Apple Vacations has made arrangements for air transportation to your vacation destinationselect contracted airfares may have lower deposit requirements. For charter air travel or via regularly scheduled certificated air carriers or other air carriers who have duly filedland-only bookings, the required deposit is $125 per person. Apple Vacations reserves with and are authorized to operate air transportation and public charter transportation bythe right to issue scheduled airline tickets once the applicable deposit has been paid. The the U.S. Department of Transportation. Apple Vacations reserves the right to substitutebalance due must be paid at least 45 days before departure. For bookings within 45 days of alternate air carriers if necessary. All air travel is subject to the terms and conditions of thedeparture, full payment is due at time of booking. Bookings for travel December 24-27 will operating air carrier. When you fly to and from your destination the Conditions of Carriagerequire payment in full by October 15. For certain holiday departures, full payment is due apply, some of which limit or exclude liability. The Conditions of Carriage are available by60 days prior to departure. We reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you requesting them in writing from the carrier or by request at the airport.if the balance due is not paid when due. Vacation prices are subject to a late booking fee of 7. LUGGAGE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY$10 per person if booked 14 days or less prior to departure. The baggage allowance and fees vary and are set by each air carrier. Information onApple Vacations’ prices include taxes and service fees applicable to the airfare, hotel carrier baggage policy and fees, liability for lost, misconnected and damaged baggage oraccommodations, and ground transportation components of your vacation package. At the other personal property can be obtained through your travel agent, by contacting the airtime of check-in, additional fuel, security, and baggage surcharge and fees may be charged carrier directly, or by requesting them at the airport. For air carrier baggage policies, visitby the airline, hotels or any other service provider. Questions about these charges should applevacations.com/baggage. For international travel to which the Montreal Conventionbe addressed to the airline, hotel or other service provider. Government entry and exit applies (including domestic portions of international travel), the airlines’ liability is limitedfees may also apply, depending on your destination. All air travel is subject to the terms and to 1,131 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) per customer for checked and unchecked baggage.conditions of the operating airline. Special Drawing Rights (SDR) is an international monetary fund unit of currency. SDR’s will2. HOW TO CANCEL OR REQUEST CHANGES be converted to U.S. dollars using the rate in effect on the mishandled baggage settlementYou must notify us immediately to cancel or make changes to your vacation package. If date. Exchange rates are available online at imf.org. These limits will apply unless an excessyou booked on-line, contact Apple Vacations’ Customer Service at 1-800-517-2000; valuation is declared at the time of check-in. All lost or damaged luggage must be reportedif you booked through a travel agency, all communications prior to departure, including to an airline representative at the destination airport by the passenger before you leavequestions about changes, cancellation, payments and refunds, must be via your travel the airport. Some airlines do not cover damage to soft-sided luggage. Checked baggageagent. Cancellation and change fees will apply. All changes are subject to availability and taken from the terminal building at the destination will be considered to have been receivedlimitations and restrictions of the airline, hotel, and ground transportation or other service in good condition and no claim for loss or damage will be accepted after baggage has beenprovider. Certain excursion operators only allow a refund if cancelled upon notice to them. removed from the terminal. The maximum liability of the ground transportation company inContact the excursion company for the applicable notice provision and to arrange a refund. resort for lost or damaged property is $400. Loss or damage must be reported immediately.3. CANCELLATIONS, CHANGE FEES & REFUNDS Apple Vacations does not accept liability for client luggage or personal property.Your right to any refunds if you change your plans is limited. Cancellations and changes 8. FLIGHT INFORMATIONto any booking are subject to both Apple Vacations’ fees and fees imposed by airlines, Whether you book online, directly with us or through a travel agent, flight informationhotels and excursion companies. Most airfares and hotel reservations are non-refundable will appear on the booking confirmation issued when you make your deposit, and on yourand non-transferable, and you may be charged 100% cancellation/change penalties. flight tickets or other electronic travel documents issued when payment is made in full. AllPassengers who do not travel are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. flight times are subject to change. It is your responsibility to reconfirm your flight timesIf you cancel your vacation or change your departure date, flight, duration, class of service, prior to departing for the airport. If you fail to check in for your flight at the required time,name, departure city, or destination, the charges shown below become payable by you. you may be denied boarding and may not be eligible for a refund. Apple Vacations assumesSignificant additional penalties (i.e. non-refundable airline tickets and fees, non-refundable no responsibility for any passengers making independent connections to flights bookedor non-transferable hotel promotions) may apply. through Apple Vacations. Pre-assigned seat selection is at the discretion of the air carrier and may require payment of an additional fee. CANCELLATION AND CHANGE PENALTIES 9. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS AND INSECTICIDE NOTICE Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage Charge per person ($) or as a % of the vacation price (including taxes and fuel surcharges) or on your person. A violation can result in 5 years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed Notice received by Apple Vacations Charter Cancel Charter Booking gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive in advance of departure Penalties Changes* materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio- 45 days or more $45 $45 pharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of 44-31 days $125 $75 medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried 30-8 days 100% $250 on your person. Special restrictions and limitations for transporting Hazardous Materials 7-0 days 100% $500 and specifically Lithium Ion batteries, refer to faa.gov/go/packsafe for more information. *These fees apply to changes to the departure date, flight, duration, In the event a carry-on bag cannot be accommodated in the passenger cabin and has to class of service, departure city and destination. be placed below in a cargo bin for any reason, any electronic device or spare Lithium-ion or any other type of battery permitted in carry-on baggage MUST be removed from the LAND ONLY AND SCHEDULED AIR PACKAGES carry-on bag and remain in the possession of the passenger in the passenger cabin. Pre-departure: both the cancel and booking change fees are $45 per person For further information contact your airline representative. Apple fee plus applicable hotel and airline penalties. Some air carriers and hotels Some countries require insecticide spraying of aircraft prior to a flight or while you are on the aircraft. Visit http://airconsumer.dot.gov/spray.htm for more information. do not allow name changes. 10. APPLE VACATIONS AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSIBILITY Scheduled air change/cancellation fees may be up to 100% of the fare. Apple Vacations makes arrangements with third party suppliers as independent contractors for the various components that comprise your Apple Vacations package, including all air NAME CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS, AND HOTEL CHANGES or ground transportation (including airlines, rental car companies, bus, hotel lodgings, Charter name change fees/corrections: $25 per person Apple fee. excursion services and other services). We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for your vacation. However, Apple Vacations is not Hotel changes: $45 Apple fee plus applicable hotel penalties. an agent of these independent travel providers and we expressly disclaim any liability for Land only and scheduled air name change fees/corrections and hotel changes - their actions or omissions. Apple Vacations is not responsible under any circumstances for any injury or damages you $45 per person Apple fee plus applicable hotel and airline penalties. may suffer, in connection with air or ground transportation, hotel accommodations, or other Note: some airlines & hotels do not allow name changes. travel or excursion services arranged by Apple Vacations. Furthermore, Apple Vacations does not control and cannot be responsible for bodily injury, property damage or other loss You must notify us immediately of any changes or cancellations. If you booked or damage caused by factors beyond its control, including but not limited to: air turbulence, through a travel agency, all communications pre-departure must be via your failure related to the public internet, telephone or other communication lines, disease, travel agent. If you provide a substitute participant on a vacation, cancellation your failure to obtain valid travel documents or to follow travel instructions. Neither Apple charges will be waived if allowed by vendor, but change fees and restrictions may apply. Vacations nor these third party suppliers, or their respective subagents, shall be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury of person arising out of events of force majeure,If the number of individuals occupying a room changes due to a cancellation or booking including but not limited to strikes, war, acts of terrorism, extreme weather, flight delayschange, the remaining traveler(s) will be responsible for any additional costs incurred as a or turbulence, quarantine, sickness, government restrictions or regulations, or any otherresult of a change in the per person occupancy rate. If all travelers change, it is considered cause beyond the reasonable control of such parties.a new booking and cancellation fees will apply. By booking with Apple Vacations and/or using the Apple Vacations online booking site4. AV-OK TOTAL SECURITY PLAN (applevacations.com), you waive any claim against Apple Vacations, its affiliated and subsidiaryApple Vacations offers the AV-OK Total Vacation Security Plan, which includes a companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents, forPre-Departure Cancellation/Change Waiver and Best Price Guarantee (Part A) andPost-Departure Travel Insurance (Part B). To cover your cancellation and change fees,you may purchase the AV-OK Total Vacation Security Plan within 7 days of your initialbooking (except for group passengers who are subject to the terms under their groupcontract). For bookings within 14 days of departure, AV-OK must be purchased at time of40
applevacations.com FAIR TRADE CONTRACTany loss of or damage to property or injury to any person caused by reason of (i) any defect, 2. LOST SCHEDULED AIRLINE TICKETS & REFUNDSnegligence, or other wrongful act or omission or any failure of performance of any kind by any Refunds (if applicable) for scheduled air programs will only be issued upon the return ofairline, hotel, ground transportation, or other travel provider, (ii) any claim for inconvenience, the unused ticket. If you should lose your scheduled airline ticket, you will have to purchaseloss of enjoyment, mental distress or other similar claim, (iii) any delayed departure, missed a new ticket at your own expense and upon your return home, contact your travel agent orconnection, substitute accommodation, termination of service or change in fares or rates, and Apple Vacations to begin refund procedures by completing a “Lost Ticket Application” (fees(iv) overbooking, flight cancellation, lost or misconnected baggage, or any claim arising of the air may apply). Any refunds made by the airline will be based on the value of the original tickettransportation portion of any vacation package. Under no circumstances will Apple Vacations less any airline processing fees. In most cases, the replacement ticket will be more expensive.be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the provision of our SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO PUBLIC CHARTERStravel services or vacation packages. Certain exclusions may not apply in some jurisdictions. These special terms and conditions apply to those travel packages where Apple Vacations11. GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE arranges for charter air transportation provided by one or more air carriers. All publicIf you find you have a claim or dispute with any of the travel or excursion providers, we will charter flights on Alaska Airlines: PC 17-082, B737-800-159 seats; Allegiant Air: PC 16-115,provide you with as much assistance as reasonably possible to assist you in resolving the A319-156 seats/PC 17-083, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats/PC 17-083, A320-186dispute. Apple Vacations does not control and cannot be responsible for factors beyond our seats/PC 18-067, A319-156 seats/PC 17-180, A320-186 seats; Icelandic Air: PC 18-099,control, including but not limited to weather, government actions, terrorism, mechanical B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 17-110, B737-800-180 seats/PC 18-150, B737-800-breakdowns, your physical, medical or mental disabilities, your failure to obtain valid travel 183 seats/PC 18-105, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 17-075, B737-800-174 or 189documents, your failure to follow travel instructions, or for denied entry at destination or seats or B737-400-162 seats/PC 18-146, B737-400; Viva Aerobus: PC 17-104, A320-re-entry into the U.S. 180 seats/PC 18-144, A320-180 seats/PC 18-123, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-131,This Fair Trade Contract shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A320-180 seats are operated by Apple Vacations, LLC. Apple Vacations reserves the rightShould a dispute or controversy arise concerning the terms and conditions of this Fair Trade to substitute alternate air carriers if necessary. All air travel is subject to the terms andContract or involving a claim for loss, injury or other damage arising out of or relating to conditions of the operating air carrier. This information is current as of July 2018. For ayour trip, any legal action against Apple Vacations shall be brought exclusively in the current listing of our public charter filings, see applevacations.com/PCfilings, or ask yourPennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. travel agent. Apple Vacations, as the Charter Operator, is the principal. Apple Vacations isIf any term or provision of this Fair Trade Contract is determined by a court of competent not responsible, unless negligent, for the personal injury or property damage caused by anyjurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such holding will not affect the validity direct air carrier, hotel or other supplier of services in connection with the charter.or enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions. 1. CANCELLATION OR MAJOR CHANGE BY APPLE VACATIONS12. TRAVEL PROVIDER CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS If Apple Vacations makes a “major change” or cancels the tour or travel package 10 daysAll prices and features described in Apple Vacations’ promotional materials and website are or more before the departure date, we will notify you or your travel agent in writingsubject to change without notice. Some hotel room photographs may not depict the standard within 7 days of becoming aware of the change or need to cancel. Apple Vacations mayroom category. Any refunds will be made as soon as possible in the original form of payment. not cancel a charter less than 10 days before the scheduled departure date, except forNo refunds will be made for any services provided in the vacation package or itinerary that circumstances that make it physically impossible to perform the charter trip. Underyou do not use. Passengers who do not travel are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. these circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible. Our only liability will beSpecial features offered by hotels are subject to change at the hotel’s discretion. In the to return all monies paid or provide a refund in the form of an Apple Vacations credit.unlikely event that a pre-departure change of hotel, departure or return date, departure city For International Flights only: Additional restrictions may be imposed on the flights by theor destination becomes necessary, we endeavor to find comparable accommodations and will foreign governments involved, and if landing rights are denied by a foreign government,notify you as soon as possible. If our alternate arrangements are unacceptable to you, you the flight will be cancelled and you with receive a full refund. In accordance with federalmay cancel without charge provided that you notify us within 7 days of your receipt of notice regulations, a “major change” constitutes any of the following: a change in the departure orof the change (or prior to departure date if we notify less than seven days prior to departure). return date which Apple Vacations knows of more than 2 days before the scheduled flight13. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND DENIAL OF ENTRY date, unless the change results from a flight delay; any charter flight delay of more thanPassengers traveling to any international destination must have a valid passport and, for 48 hours; a change in the origin or destination city for any flight leg, unless the change onlynon-U.S. citizens, valid entry documents (See “Things To Know Before You Go” or affects the order in which cities in a tour package are visited; a substitution of any hotel;applevacations.com/travel-tips). Apple Vacations is not responsible for any passenger who or a price increase occurring 10 or more days prior to departure and resulting in anis unable to travel as a result of their failure to have the required travel documents, or is aggregate price increase of more than 10%.denied entry into any country or re-entry back into the U.S. 2. YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR CHANGE14. TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS If Apple Vacations makes a “major change” before the departure date, you have theApple Vacations will not allow travel to unaccompanied minors under 18 years of age, option to cancel and receive a full refund by providing Apple Vacations with writtenand some hotels require that the adult companion be at least 21 years of age. Some age notice of cancellation within 7 days of receiving our notice of the “major change”. If Applerestrictions may apply for car rentals and on cruises. Infants under 2 years may be free of Vacations makes a “major change” after the departure date, you have the option to rejectcharge, provided parents make arrangements directly with the hotels for incidentals such the substituted hotel, changed date, origin, or destination of a flight leg and receive aas food, crib, etc. Disabled travelers must be accompanied by an able-bodied traveler who refund of that portion of the tour package not provided; in this case you will receiveshall be responsible for ensuring the disabled traveler’s participation in the excursion. a refund within 14 days of the return date for the tour package.Most travel and excursion services, hotels and visiting sites outside the United States are 3. SECURITY AND DEPOSITSnot, nor are they required by law, to be handicapped accessible, and may not be equipped Apple Vacations has surety trust agreements with WSFS Bank, 724 W. Lancaster Ave.,with wheelchair ramps or other adaptive devices or equipment. Apple Vacations and its Wayne, PA 19087 for payment of any charter air package refunds as defined bysuppliers cannot be held responsible if ramps or other adaptive devices are not available. the agreements. Under these agreements, unless you file a claim with Apple VacationsWe reserve the right to accept or reject any person as a excursion participant and to (or with the bank) within 60 days after termination of your vacation, both parties shallexpel from the excursion any participant(s) whose conduct impairs the safety or security be deemed released from all liability to you. Termination means the date of arrivalof the group to whose behavior is deemed incompatible with the interest of the group. (or in case of a cancelled charter, the intended date or arrival) of the return flight.Any expenses incurred to remove or return such person to the departure city will be Make all checks payable to Shelby Financial Corporation fbo Apple Vacations.charged to the expelled participant(s). These public charter flights are operated by APPLE VACATIONS, LLC, 7 Campus Blvd.,SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO APPLE VACATIONS WITH Newtown Square, PA 19073 as principal and tour operator.SCHEDULED AIR TRANSPORTATION OR LAND ONLY PACKAGES © Copyright, 2018 Apple Vacations CST#2091950-401. CHANGES BY AIRLINES If you booked a Charter Flight, you have the right to receive a full refund if you paid by creditIf a scheduled airline initiates a schedule change which results in a fare increase, the card until you agree to the terms and conditions of this Fair Trade Contract. You may alsopassenger is responsible for the price increase regardless of whether it occurs before or after have other rights and remedies under applicable law.the vacation price has been paid in full. All prices are subject to change if not paid in full due to THE INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE IS CURRENT AS OF THE DATE OFfuel surcharge increases, government taxes and fees increases or unforeseen circumstances. PRINTING (8/18) AND MAY BE DIFFERENT ON YOUR BOOKING OR TRAVEL DATES.You will be notified immediately upon discovery of an increase and will have the option of VISIT APPLEVACATIONS.COM/FTC FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.paying the difference or canceling with full refund. You may incur additional airline baggageand optional fees (food, excess baggage, etc.), charged by the airline at check in. CHARTER OPERATOR - PARTICIPANT AGREEMENTIn accordance with Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) regulations, this booking form must be signed and sent with payment at time of booking for passengers travelingon charter air (Exclusive Vacation Flights). TRAVEL AGENT: YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT and give copy to client.Please mail to: Apple Vacations, ATTN: Customer Care, 7 Campus Blvd., Newtown Square, PA 19073. Or, email to: [email protected] (we) have read and I agree to the above terms and conditions forming this Fair Trade Contract/Charter Operator-Participant Agreement. o Agreed_______________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________Booking Number First Name Last Name__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (_____)_____________________________________________________Street, City, State, Zip Telephone NumberDeparture Date: ______________________________________ Return Date: ______________________________ Duration (# of nights): __________________________________Departure Airport: ___________________________________ Destination: _______________________________ Hotel/Tour Name: ______________________________________Cost of trip: $_________________________________________ oPayment covers: Deposit $__________ o Full Payment $______________Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ 41
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