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We are (a circle of friends who met in another Meetup) easy going professionals who decided to start our own Meetup group to share in the adventures that Southern California has to offer, which we have found over the past couple of years. We enjoy everything from dive bars to dog walks on the beach, camping to paddle boarding, live music to museum events, nightclubs to food trucks, weekend trips to Vegas and San Diego to happy hours, movie night to 4X4 trail rides, bike rides to Disneyland, and just about anything else that comes in between! We like to have fun, enjoy meeting new friends, and want to share in adventures. Check us out! "Join the Circle"!

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Our membership age range is 20-40's: if you are not in that age group please do not apply as we will decline your request.

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Best of South Africa including Safaris - POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2022

Postponed to September 10-18, 2022

From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your guided African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip.

Our discounted price for this tour is only $2,502* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $440 additional for a total $2,942*.

Our price includes hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach, breakfast daily (8), lunch (3), dinner (3), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge.

To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person to Mark or Don G at [masked]. Space is limited to only 30 Meetup Members so don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip.

This tour is conducted by Cosmos Tours, a member of the Globus Family of Brands.

Your South Africa tour is an adventure into historic heritage.

Tour Highlights

JOHANNESBURG
Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum

MPUMALANGA
Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Four game drives in Kruger National Park

CAPE TOWN
Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse

Bottled water: Included on all game drives

For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.)

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COSTA RICA ADVENTURE VACATION !!

Costa Rica

ITINERARY:
DAY 1: DEPART USA - ARRIVE SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Arrive in San Jose, meet your Professional Naturalist Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. On the 4th voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1502, the explorer and his crew discovered the Caribbean side of a beautiful territory he called, “Costa Rica” or “Rich Coast”. Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a havenforeco-tourismfeaturinglushforests,magnificentwaterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and diverseecosystems.

Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2: SAN JOSE - POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
TodayenjoythesceneryoftheCentralValley,surroundedbysoaring mountains, strawberry plantations and flower farms. Visit a Coffee Plantation to sample fresh Costa Rican coffee and learn about the history and cultivation of the coffee bean. Later travel past tropical landscapes to see Poas Volcano National Park to view the dramatic mile wide crater from an overlook. Also stop at the Sarchi Artisan Village, known as the cradle of craftsmanship and an ideal place to shop for an oxcart, Costa Rica’s best known craft & souvenir. OvernightintheArenalVolcanoNationalParkarea(LaFortuna) for the next two evenings. Tonight join your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner featuring Costa Ricaspecialities.

(B,D) Overnight:laFortuna

DAY 3: LA FORTUNA - DAY OF LEISURE
Today enjoy the amenities of your resort and spa hotel. The resort features a wonderful viewing angle of the Arenal Volcano and is surroundedbylushgardens,walkingpaths,excellentbirdwatching, swimming pools and hot springs. Enjoy dinner at theresort.

(B,D) Overnight: laFortuna

DAY 4: ARENAL VOLCANO NAT’L PARK - MONTEVERDE
This morning visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Its constant emissions of gases and lava will amaze you. Later check into your hotel in the MonteverdeCloudForestareaforatwonightstayandenjoydinner. (B,D) Overnight:Monteverde

DAY 5: MONTEVERDE
Today experience the conservation project at Selvatura Park. Enjoy auniqueopportunitytowalkacrossHangingBridges&discoverfirst hand the natural beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas. Enjoy interesting visits to the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloudforest.

(B,D) Overnight:Monteverde

DAY 6: MONTEVERDE - PLAYA BLANCA/PUNTARENAS
This morning travel west via motorcoach to the Playa Blanca/ PuntarenasBeacharea,locatedonthePacificCoastofCostaRicafor a two night resort stay. The Playa Blanca/Puntarenas area is one of themostvisitedcoastaldestinationsinCostaRicaandiswellknown for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and surfing. Enjoy a visit to the Carara National Park, a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and one of the world’s few nesting places for the scarletmacaw.

(B,D) Overnight: playaBlanca/puntarenas

DAY 7: MORNING AT LEISURE - CROCODILE CRUISE
Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities of the resort complex. Later set out for an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise. The 2-hour cruise highlights crocodiles and spectacular bird- viewing while cruising the Tarcoles River.

(B,L,D) Overnight: playaBlanca/puntarenas

DAY 8: PLAYA BLANCA/PUNTARENAS - SAN JOSE
This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time before departing for San Jose. Enroute visit an Orchid Garden and gain insight into the stunning diversity of orchids. Tonight in the San Jose area enjoy a special Farewell Dinner featuring traditional Costa Rican folk dancing, music and cuisine including delicious generations old recipes.

(B,D) Overnight: SanJose

DAY 9: SAN JOSE - RETURN TO USA
Transfer to the airport in San Jose and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Costa Rica Adventure.

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NOTES

Please see all details and price for this trip at:

http://amazingtraveladventures.com/costa_rica_adventure_for_february_2022_

MAGICAL AND MYSTICAL BHUTAN ! (GIRLS ONLY)

Bhutan

Magical and Mystical Bhutan!
April 9-18, 2022
Welcome to the magical and mystical mountain kingdom of Bhutan! Girls on the Go invites you to join us in exploring Bhutan, the Hidden Kingdom of the Himalayas. This enchanting journey with like-minded women promises to be an experience of a lifetime.
Bhutan is a spiritual oasis, noted for its guiding principle of “Gross National Happiness” that puts the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of its people ahead of economic gain.
Our small group will explore this tiny nation nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas with our English-speaking Bhutanese guide. Enjoy special opportunities to meet the friendly locals, learn about their religion, culture and traditions, all timed perfectly to participate in the annual Paro Tsechu, the King’s Festival. You will have the freedom to explore the markets, craft bazaars and temples, enjoy hiking to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, participate in a cooking class, and experience an overnight stay in a traditional Bhutanese home, and more!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
• Pick up and drop off between hotel and airport by a private luxury vehicle
• Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels on a twin/double sharing basis
(See website link below for full list!)

NOT INCLUDED:
• International Airfares
• Travel insurance including medical (required)
• Your personal expenses
• Tips (at your discretion)
*Itinerary/hotels subject to change at the tour operator’s discretion

TWO WAYS TO BOOK! (Sorry guys, Ladies only!)

Call[masked]/[masked]‬ or visit our website: https://www.girlsonthegodestinations.com/bhutan-2022

ONLY $3350 ($1000 deposit now with balance due September 1, 2021)
SAVE $300 with a one-time payment of $3050 (offer good through June 30, 2021)
(rates are per person, double occupancy)

*Refund Policy: Full refunds less $300 handling fee through November 30, 2021. Non-refundable after November 30, 2021.
*Cancellation due to Sars-Cov2
If trip is cancelled by Girls on the Destinations due to the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, clients can claim a full refund less $150 processing fees.

GREEK ISLANDS AMAZING VACATION !!

Athens

TRIP ITINERARY:

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT
Board your overnight flight to Europe.

DAY 2: ARRIVE ATHENS, GREECE
Athens boasts some of the most glorious history in the world. Arguably, the most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces.This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3: ATHENS CITY TOUR
This morning enjoy an Athens City Tour featuring Syntagma Square, the Temple of Zeus and the Ancient Olympic Stadium. Today’s highlight will be a visit to the Acropolis with its incredible Parthenon, the most importantsiteofthecityandoneofthemostrecognizablemonuments in the world. Then visit the New Acropolis Museum, the modern building houses statues and other masterpieces from the classical era. LatercontinuetothePlaka,theoldestpartofthecity,filledwithhistory, restaurants and shopping opportunities. The rest of the day is at your own pace to further exploreAthens.

(B) Overnight:Athens

DAY 4: ATHENS - MYKONOS
This morning transfer to the Port of Piraeus outside of Athens to take ahigh-speedferrytoMykonos,whichbelongstotheCyclades,agroup of islands in the Aegean Sea. Check into your hotel for a two night stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the galleries, sandy beaches and iconic landmarks including a row of 16th-century windmills which sit on a hill above Mykonostown.

(B) Overnight:Mykonos

DAY 5: MYKONOS SIGHTSEEING
This morning take a ferry to Delos, known as the legendary birthplace of twin gods Artemis & Apollo. Enjoy a Delos Tour featuring the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old City, the Theater and the iconic Terrace of the Lions. Enjoy some time to explore on your own & maybevisittheMuseumofDelos.LaterreturntoMykonos&enjoyone of the great restaurants in town this evening on yourown.

(B) Overnight:Mykonos

DAY 6: MYKONOS - SANTORINI
Today take a high-speed ferry to one of the most picturesque islands in the world, Santorini, Greece’s most romanticized island, famous for its white-washedbuildingsandhilltopvillagesoverlookingtheAegeanSea. Visit a local winery to enjoy a Wine Tasting. Santorini is an island with a wine-making tradition as its volcanic soil and special climatecombine to give local wines a unique taste. Next travel through the fascinating landscape to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. Enjoy an Oia Village Walking Tour to explore this special village and discover why it is one of the most photographed placesinallofGreece.Latercheckintoyourhotelforatwonightstayand enjoy dinner with yourfellowtravelers. (B,D) Overnight:Santorini

DAY 7: SANTORINI - DAY ATLEISURE

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Today is at leisure to explore the island on your own. Perhaps visit the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, one of the most important prehistoric settlementsoftheAegean,theMuseumofPrehistoricTheralocatedinFira or discover the colorful beaches created by the volcanic eruption. Maybe wander, shop, take photos & enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean meal while enjoying the spectacular views & white-washedarchitecture.

(B) Overnight:Santorini

DAY 8: SANTORINI - ATHENS
Today take a high-speed ferry to Athens, and enjoy some time at leisure. Relax at a cafe or perhaps do some last minute shopping. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.

(B,D) Overnight:Athens

DAY 9: ATHENS - RETURN TO USA
Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Athens and the Greek Islands Tour.

Please go to this website link for all trip details and pricing:

http://amazingtraveladventures.com/athens_greece_and_the_greek_islands_for_april_2022

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