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Hello! Welcome, my name is Robert and these are Gilligan's Adventures. We have been hosting quality organized events for 20 years. Our group comes together based on interests. We have the philosophy of "I want to do that, but not alone." I have met some amazing new friends from this group. Hopefully you will have the same luck.

All are welcome to join us for these Adventures!

Hopefully see you soon,

Thank you,

Robert Gilligan

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Costa Rica Adventure April 2019

Newark Airport

$2,759.00

Its Time to Explore Costa Rica with its pristine gorges and canyons embedded in the Costa Rican rain-forest shared by breathtaking cascades. ITINERARY: DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Costa Rica April 19, 2019 from (Newark) NON STOP FLIGHTS from EWR. Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager 1 Night San Jose DAY 2, Saturday - Travel to Arenal Today, take a brief panoramic tour of San Jose, with sights of the city including historic & government buildings and La Sabana, the public park. Next, depart for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. Later this evening after checking into your hotel, Dinner at in Arenal 2 Nights Arenal (B,D) DAY 3, Sunday- Full Day in Arenal Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps, spend the day on the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a dinner (B,D) DAY 4, Monday - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde; time permitting a guided walking tour acquaints you with the lovely surroundings 2 Nights Monteverde (B) DAY 5, Tuesday- Full Day in Monteverde Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Dinner Monteverde restaurant (B,L,D) Here are the optional tours that can be taken in the AM in Monteverde. In most cases, only 2 people need to sign up and prepay for it to be a go. You may want to narrow it down to 3 choices. DAY 6, Wednesday - Travel to Guanacaste Today, depart Monteverde for a tropical paradise of Guanacaste, located in the northwestern part of the country along the Pacific Coast with its sun-splashed beaches. 2 Nights Guanacaste The rest of the day is yours to discover the many options in this coastal paradise. Enjoy an evening at leisure (B) DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in Guanacaste Spend a relaxing afternoon sailing along Costa Rica's coast in a Catamaran, passing beautiful offshore islands. Return to land after watching the magnificent sunset (B,D) DAY 8, Friday- Travel to San Jose Travel back to San Jose today stopping to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. 1 Night San Jose DAY 9, Saturday - Depart Costa Rica Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (B) TOUR FEATURES: ACCOMMODATION · Two nights at, Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, Standard room. San Jose. (first and last night) · Two nights at, Arenal Manoa Hotel, Junior Suite room. Arenal Volcano area. · Two nights at, Monteverde Country Lodge, Superior room. Monteverde. · Two nights at, Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Pool view room. Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste. EXCURSIONS included · San Jose City Sightseeing Tour. · Regular Full Day Tour Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge · Eco Termales Hot Springs. · Regular Half-Day El Trapiche Cultural Tour. · Regular Sunset Catamaran Tour. MEALS · Breakfast: 08 · Lunches: 03 · Dinners: 04 The Price is $[masked] pp based on Double, with the Direct flights on United from Newark. Single Supplement is only: $675.00 Please email me the following: [masked] I . Name on passport. 2. DOB 3. $399 Deposit. To Robert Gilligan, Po box, Ridgewood, NJ Or with PayPal.com to: [masked] Questions? [masked] Cheers, Robert Here are the "optional tours" that can be taken in the AM in Monteverdi. Most are adventure Tours 1.Regular Horseback Riding Tour: This Tour takes place in an 80 hectare private farm with special trails for the horses. During the horseback riding tour, you can enjoy the forest, open fields, coffee and banana plantations, as well as a spectacular view of the Nicoya Gulf.This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers, price is $78.00 net per person and includes transportation, Bilingual Guide & Equipment. 2. Cabure Chocolate Tour: The “Caburé Chocolate Tour” starting with the cacao fruit or bean and ending with a truffle or chocolate bar. The tour is led by one of our experts who has a wide range of knowledge of both the natural history of cacao as well as the art and science of making chocolate.This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers, prices is $43.00 net per person and includes transportation, Bilingual Guide & Equipment. 3. Regular Half Day Monteverde Reserve Tour: Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is among the most famous reserves in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions, and scientific research. In this forest are found four ecological “Live Zones” with different ecosystems for hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of plants like mosses, vines and the common trees of the Cloud Forest.This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers, prices is $82.00 net per person and includes transportation, bilingual Guide & entrance fee. 4. Canopy Tour, Zip Line in Selvatura Park: You will then be flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica. Also it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest.If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides.This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers, prices is $50.00 net per person and includes transportation, Bilingual Guide & Equipment. 5. Hanging Bridges Tour in Selvatura Park: Follow the 1.9-mile (3-km) trail at your own pace, stopping to admire the aerial views and catch sight of native plant and animal life along the way. With a comfortable width of 5 feet and a capacity of 80 people each, these are the widest bridges in Costa Rica, as well as the longest and strongest in Monteverde. This system consists of eight bridges ranging in length from[masked] feet [masked] meters) and in height from[masked] feet (12-60 meters) above the forest floor. Expect the circuit to take between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete, depending on your preferred pace. Suitable for all ages, the hanging bridges canopy tour is an immersive yet relaxed way to experience Monteverde's marvelous cloud forest.This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers, prices is $54.00 net per person and includes transportation

Paris in the Spring Time

JFK International Airport

$2,150.00

Paris, France April 21 - 26, 2019 Only $2,150 air & land This trip is a small group trip limited to 20 people. A full time English speaking guide will show us Paris in Springtime!! Direct flight, 4 star hotel, daily breakfast, entrance to sightseeing and excursions listed below as well as private motor coach and transfers in Paris. TOUR FEATURES •Hotel accommodation for 4 nights •Breakfast Daily •Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motor coach •Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees - Versailles Entrance - Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Entrance - Louvre Entrance •Arrival and departure airport transfers •Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance •Hotel taxes and service charges •City tax single supplement available Hotel Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel APR 21 DEPART USA Depart USA for Paris this evening. Meals and refreshments served on-board. APR 22 PARIS Arrival into Paris airport, where you will be met by our local assistance and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to familiarize yourself with Paris. APR 23 PARIS After breakfast this morning, we will meet our guide in the lobby of the hotel for your full day tour of Paris including the Eiffel Tower and Versailles. (B) APR 24 PARIS After breakfast this morning, we will be picked up at our hotel for a transfer to the Louvre. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide in the Louvre for a 2-hour tour. Afterwards, a return transfer to the hotel is provided. (B) APR 25 PARIS Breakfast this morning followed by a full day at leisure. (B) APR 26 PARIS TO USA After breakfast this morning, we will be picked up in the hotel for our departure transfer to the airport. (B) (B) Breakfast Since this tour is limited to 20 people, please follow the link below and leave your deposit to hold your spot. www.grouptravelexperiences.com/booking Booking Code: G003574 A $500 deposit due at time of sign up If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please contact: Denise Rebori Call or Text:[masked] [masked]

Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary

Green Brook Road

Sunday April 28 noon-3pm Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary opens its gates to introduce non-members to this 165 acre gem of nature on the Palisades Cliffs. Not a traditional Meetup event attendees come and go as you please between noon and 3PM. View the award winning orientation center, take short guided walks, absolutely no free roaming permitted, enjoy light refreshments and if so inclined join and receive your very own key giving you access to over 6 miles of trails, breathtaking views of our waterfall, the Hudson River and beyond, as far as Long Island and New Rochelle, NY. For more information about the sanctuary or to become a member visit our website. http://www.njpalisades.org/greenbrook.html Spring 2019 Newsletter and Events Schedule http://www.njpalisades.org/greenbrook/pdfs/naturenotes.pdf

“A HEART-STOPPING SPECTACLE.” KING KONG ON BROADWAY SHOW!

“A SPECTACLE ! .”NEWSDAY “YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT ON STAGE. EVER.” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY "KING KONG MAY CHANGE BROADWAY FOREVER.” ROLLING STONE This was Highly Recommended The epic modern myth comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft! It’s 1931, the world is in the grip of the Great Depression, and New York City is a place of pressure, of desperation, but also of hope. Enter Ann Darrow, a fearless young actress with a will of steel and dreams that reach as high as the just-completed Empire State Building. After a brutal struggle just to stay on her feet, Ann finds her big break in the form of Carl Denham, a fast-talking filmmaker who promises to make her the star of his next big adventure movie. Throwing caution to the winds, she joins Carl on a voyage to the mysterious Skull Island. There, they encounter a wonder more astonishing than they could have possibly imagined: a 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound ape known only as Kong. To her surprise, Ann finds an unexpected kindred spirit in this magnificent, untameable creature. But when Carl hatches a plan to capture Kong and display him to the New York masses, she’s faced with a terrible choice. Will Ann follow the call of her own ambition? Or can she find the strength to stand up for what’s right? Roaring with heart-pounding action, KING KONG is a gripping and spectacular story of unlikely friendship, unshakable courage, and breaking free from the cages others put us in. Directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie, KING KONG features an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice The Musical), and a book by Jack Thorne, the Tony® and Olivier Award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Don’t miss this exhilarating, emotional encounter with a legend that’s always been too big to contain. 1. FRONT MEZZANINE SEATS 2. TOUR BUS TRANSPORTATION 3. TOLLS AND PARKING and Tip for Driver. $109.00pp Tickets are in ! Please send Payments to: Gilligan's Adventures, Po box 184. Ridgewood. NJ 07451. Or payments here with your Credit Card: https://www.gilligansadventures.com/events/king-kong-on-broadway Payment secures your RSVP.

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