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President's Pick - Pura Vida Costa Rica

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Several years ago, I had the pleasure of leading a group to Costa Rica and I am happy to say that this amazing country was everything and more than I anticipated. This lush, tropical paradise has been an annual favourite for Craig travellers, to the point where we have operated two departures each winter for many years. February 2022 is no exception and only a few seats remain on the February 1st and February 22nd departures. If you’re ready to escape on a sunny winter getaway, Costa Rica is a fantastic option.

Our itinerary explores all of the highlights of this tropical paradise…Tortuguero National Park where the bird watching and wildlife is delightful and almost within arm’s reach. During our visit, we saw monkeys swinging from the trees above our cabins in the rainforest. At Arenal Volcano National Park, where there are two active volcanoes, we were able to see tree frogs at night and took advantage of some great photo opportunities. At a very informative tour at a coffee plantation, we learned the process of farming and roasting the beans. I now have an enhanced appreciation of my morning cup of java! A cruise through the mangroves of Damas Island and exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest were special highlights.

Our itinerary also includes leisure time to relax by the pool or take a nature walk through the grounds of the lovely lodges. I invite you to view some of my photos here.

Winter is on its way, so make your plans now to escape the cold, snowy winter for fifteen days of tropical sunshine in Costa Rica! Contact Sales Specialist Joilyn for complete details.

Next August, we’re excited to offer another annual favourite as we head to magnificent Alaska with Holland America. Our 13 day Alaska, Denali and the Yukon journey explores both the Canadian and American north before enjoying several nights of pampered luxury as we cruise on the ms Koningsdam to Glacier Bay and south along the Inside Passage to Vancouver. Or you may opt for our 8 day Inside Passage cruise sailing roundtrip Vancouver August 6 – 13. Enjoy special group rates on both departures. Contact Jen Craig for all of the details.

Just four spaces remain on our 13 day Barge Cruise in Provence September 28 – October 10. Cruise the canals and waterways between Arles and Sète and tour the delightful communities along the coast. Add exquisite first-class French cuisine and what more could one want on this exciting voyage?

Itching for an AmaWaterways cruise? Might I suggest Portugal’s Enticing Douro River September 13 – 24 beginning with three nights touring in and around Lisbon before boarding the delightful ms AmaDouro for seven nights of discovery up the mighty Douro River. The banks of the Douro are peppered with picturesque villages and vineyards where there will be opportunities to taste fine Portuguese wines. AmaDouro has just fifty-one cabins, so you must book early. Join popular tour leader Donna Rombough on this exciting voyage! Contact Jen Craig for details.

Happy Travels!
Robert Craig/ President