The airfare included portion is based on departure from the west coast cities of Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. We’ll adjust the airfare portion based on the city you are departing from. Our on-staff travel agent will make all of your air transportation arrangements including gate transfers from the airlines for our travelers who need assistance.
Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination, it’s an interactive sensory experience! The country has an intense array of environmental attractions – majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Tour one of Costa Rica’s most notable natural features, the Arenal Volcano, that rises above the rainforest in the 30,000 acre Arenal Volcano National Park. We’ll visit the Arenal EcoZoo, home to 70 species of snakes, as well as turtles, butterflies, lizards and crocodiles. Oh my! And a magical Palo Verde National Park Riverboat tour will take us through Arenal, Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Rincon de la Vieja, Samara, and Tamarindo. Plus, we’ll stay in the beach town of Tamarindo that lies at the heart of the region’s Gold Coast Beaches and lives by the motto, “Surf, eat & party!”
Pre/post trip overnights may be required due to early West coast departures and late returns. Includes lodging, airport transfers, meals and a chaperone. $250 for one night/$400 for both nights.
Billed as the USA’s best rodeo, the 100+-year-old Pendleton Round-Up includes parades, cowboy breakfasts, concerts, dancing and the spectacular Native American ceremony. And, oh yes, people also come in droves for the featured attraction, the legendary old-fashioned rodeo with its high-flying, bone-crunching events like bull riding, steer wrestling and bronco busting. As the old cowboy proverb says, “There never was a horse that couldn’t be rode; never was a cowboy who couldn’t be throwed.” After visiting the museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute you will understand why Pendleton is known as The Real West.
Enjoy the scenic railroad route through Old West territory to America’s geologic masterpiece and one of the natural wonders of the world: the five million year old Grand Canyon. Wander a trail and follow the antics of ravens soaring above the canyon rim while listening to the river roaring in the gorge far below. Savor a canyon sunrise or its star-filled night sky and moonlit terrain. Shop for Western and Native American souvenirs. You can also learn from a friendly park ranger how the Grand Canyon came to be so grand, or about the canyon’s hundreds of animal species and wide variety of plant life. The beauty, size and power of the Grand Canyon will create the memory of a lifetime and is a must-see for everyone!