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>Celebrate Earth Day with The Travel Center / American Express and Smithsonian Journeys


Journey to Costa Rica, a land of rich natural wonders and friendly people. Travel beyond San Jose, Costa Rica’s colorful capital city, to explore the outstanding variety of flora and fauna in three important nature reserves: Braulio Carrillo National Park, Tortuguero National Park, and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the many pristine natural wonders of Costa Rica during exclusive excursions and special presentations and enjoy unscheduled time for personal discovery.

Costa Rica – Nature’s Museum

*Venture off the beaten path with an expert Costa Rican naturalist to discover the nation’s spectacular flora and fauna, geological wonders, and tropical forest ecology.

*Learn about the unique flavors and processing techniques of Costa Rican coffee production at a coffee plantation.

*Enjoy a discussion on the geology of Costa Rica’s active and dormant volcanoes and their environmental and economic impact on the nation.

*Learn about the differences between Costa Rica’s varied forest environments.

*This tour is a value-priced, Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventure. The educational portion of this tour will be provided by specially selected local guest speakers, rather than a study leader. These guest speakers have been chosen by Smithsonian to enhance your tour with insights, enabling you to more fully understand and appreciate your destination. The maximum size of your group for this destination is 40.

*Complimentary door-to-door sedan service on this air-inclusive tour; available within a 50 mile radius of Newark, JFK and LaGuardia.

From $1,499 per person, based on double occupancy

Book now for departures through April 8, 2011

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For complete details on this 9-day tour, stop in or call:

The Travel Center / American Express:

50 E. Ridgewood Ave.

in the Village of Ridgewood

(201) 447-3311 or

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