The Gifford Arboretum invites you to join the
GIFFORD ARBORETUM GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF GARDENS OF
sponsored by the Gifford
Arboretum and the Organization for
Tropical Studies. From May 9-18, 1997, twenty fortunate participants
will experience the beautiful gardens of Costa Rica.
private gardens in the capital of San Jose
Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
Wilson Botanical Gardens
Cloud Forest River Walk, habitat of the famous Quetzal
Cerro de la Muerte, home of spectacular Paramo vegetation
Aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy near Braulio Carrillo
the CATIE tropical research center in Turrialba participants
The trip itinerary will feature guided tours of
All-inclusive excursion fare is $1930 (per person, based on double
occupancy), and includes a $200 tax-deductible donation to the Gifford
Arboretum and a $35 tax-deductible donation to the Wilson Botanical Gardens.
round trip airfare from Miami, FL to San Jose, Costa Rica
U.S. airport fees
travel insurance (cancellation, medical and baggage protection)
land transportation by private bus with guide
breakfasts, lunches (some box lunches), dinners and special banquet
admissions and guides at all listed sites
The cost includes
(Does not include gratuities, Costa Rican airport departure tax or
Las Orquideas in San Jose (3 nights)
Albergue Rio Savegre at Finca Chacon Cloud Forest (2 nights)
Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden (3 nights)
Turrialtica in Turrialba (1 night)
Accomodations will be provided at the following locations:
The Special Closing Banquet will be held at La Bijahua Restaurant,
named for a beautiful wild Calathea and known for its original Costa
Rican nouvelle cuisine.
The deadline to register for the tour is January 31, so please do not
delay in making your reservations with us as soon as possible.
For more information please contact Dr.