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Postby cookingholly » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:08 am

When is says on a trip for example:

"Options to go rafting, waterfall rappelling, ziplining through the cloud forest, visit a coffee plantation, see the Arenal Volcano, or soak in hot springs"

Are these options included in the price of the trip or on each of these days with options do you have to pay again for your selected activity?

This is a very important question for me as if its included then I will definitely take the trip however if each activity costs more money then it will add up a lot!

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Re: Options

Postby IncaTrail50 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Options are usually extra cost and depending on time allowed you may not be able to do all of the optional activities even if you want to spend the money. The tours mostly cover the top activities but allow some free time for each person to pick up other things as they see fit. Not everyone wants to be busy every minute so free time is built into the schedule. However, if you want to be busy you can!
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Re: Options

Postby onyx007 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:11 am

IncaTrail50 wrote:Options are usually extra cost and depending on time allowed you may not be able to do all of the optional activities even if you want to spend the money. The tours mostly cover the top activities but allow some free time for each person to pick up other things as they see fit. Not everyone wants to be busy every minute so free time is built into the schedule. However, if you want to be busy you can!


Yeah, that's true. If it's a "option" you mostly have to pay for it. And even if there are more things to do, it's mostly only possible to do the things most of the group likes to do, as it's mostly a hassle to organise all of them (in particular the transportation to the places). It depends also on the time you have on the places and how long each activity takes.
For example on my last trip, some of us (including the tour guide) went in the morning for Ziplining, then went back to the hotel to drop off and pick up some people and went with the same transport to another place for lunch and elephant riding/bathing. But your only option was to do nothing at all or one or the other or both options and nothing else altought I'm sure there would have been other activities in this area.

cookingholly wrote:This is a very important question for me as if its included then I will definitely take the trip however if each activity costs more money then it will add up a lot!

You will hardly find a trip where such options are included and most important they are all optional. So if you don't like the option or you just like to relax than you can do that.
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Re: Options

Postby kiwikoalabaer77 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:05 am

I agree with everyone else when it comes to the costs of the optional activities: you normally have to pay a little extra for those activities. But when you have a look on the costs and exchange it in your currency it's mostly very cheap for us westerners.

According to the organization of the activities: I made the experience that even if you are the only one in the group who wants to do a certain activity your tour leader is normally going to arrange everything for you. Everything else would be pretty strange. It's your holiday and if you want to do an activity which is offered in the trip dossier you should be able to do that if time and weather allow.
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