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We are building exciting memories every year. Here are the amazing places we are going next:
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June 10 - June 15, 2015
New York City (Wait list only)
Join us as we depart for the "Big Apple" featuring sightseeing, shopping and shows! We will stay at the Crowne Plaza, which is conveniently located right in the pulsating heart of Times Square and New York City's historic Theater District. The first evening join us on the elegant World Yacht, which will transport you along the Hudson River and New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the incredible illuminated skyline. The second day enjoy a tour of Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and conclude the evening with dinner at Carmine's and take in a wonderful Broadway Musical. The third day will consist of a visit to the 911 Memorial and Museum and the rest of the day is yours to explore. The fourth day experience the sights, sounds and food of Harlem, as well as enjoy another wonderful Broadway musical. The last day you will have time on your own. The final meal will be lunch at Junior's one of Manhattan's most popular burger joint. Click here to learn more!
October 2-9, 2015
New England Autumn Splendor (Wait list only)
Join us as we travel the beautiful New England countryside and enjoy the spectacular colors of fall! Upon arrival in Boston, we will be whisked away to a charming Oceanside village in Maine where we will feast on Lobster casserole. Our adventure begins as we enjoy a fun and informative lobster boat cruise and later travel to see the iconic Portland Head Light, the famous lighthouse known as the jewel of Maine’s rugged coastal landscape. Ride the Cannon Mountain Tramway to the mountain’s summit and learn about the process of maple sugaring at the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Take time for a decadent ice cream treat at our tour of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and later enjoy watching our own personal Chef give us a culinary demonstration and gourmet dinner. Our journey southward through the Green Mountains will take us to “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon,” one of New England’s most popular natural wonders. Our final morning, we’ll enjoy a cruise on Lake George and admire the spectacular display of fall colors as we cruise among the Adirondack Mountains. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to discover the charming beauty of New England in the fall. Click here to learn more!
January 16-23, 2016
Spectacular Costa Rica
Join us on this all-inclusive tour to spectacular Costa Rica! Stay at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific - Costa Rica, where all of your meals and beverages are included! This beachfront resort is wonderfully located on the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya. Enjoy the pools, learn to kayak or work on your tan! Whenever it’s time to eat, know that there is something open all day long … and all night long! 24 Hours a day you can find something to satisfy your hunger. Come evening, enjoy a walk on the beach followed by a tropical cocktail on the pier as you watch the sun slowly set in the west. If you’re looking to explore Costa Rica, TRIPS will be offering a variety of private tours at an additional charge. Tour Arenal Volcano National Park and walk hanging bridges, or if you are feeling more adventurous, try zip lining over the rainforest! Costa Rica has something for everyone. Click here to learn more!
February 11-24, 2016
Kenya Under Canvas & Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda Extension
Experience Kenya Under Canvas and The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda on this Lifetime Moments Safari! In Rwanda, very few people will ever have a close encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorilla, one of the most poignant and memorable experiences of a lifetime! In Kenya, visit sanctuaries where you’ll see the endangered Rhino and Chimpanzees. If you’ve never been to East Africa, get ready for the ultimate Safari experience! If you’ve traveled with us before, experience what draws you back with a new and exciting itinerary. The seasoned Safari traveler knows the thrill of a tented camp environment. Imagine spending five nights ‘Under Canvas’ during your lifetime adventure! From Serena’s luxury camp, the flagship Sarova in the heart of the Maasai to iconic Sweetwaters, your night’s ‘camping’ will be like nothing you’ve experienced. As your Safari unfolds, the impact of two amazing women, and their conservation efforts will be seen and felt. Jane Goodall, and her influence at Sweetwaters, your first Safari stop; later the author of “Gorilla’s in the Mist”, Dian Fossey and her time spent in Rwanda where your journey ends. From game drives in Kenya providing amazing opportunities to see the “Big Five,” to the beauty of Rwanda - Home Of A Thousand Hills, this is truly an opportunity that comes just once in a lifetime. Personal note from Jane: For those of you who may have joined First Dakota previously for our exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari programs, I am pleased and excited to announce that our dear friend and Trips Safari Director Alloys Batsinduka (Batsi) is onboard to escort us on this trip of a lifetime to his native country of Rwanda! This experience, especially having Batsi with us, will create some life changing moments I am quite sure. Click here to learn more!
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