Tour#: 3152
Depart: December 30, 2017 
Return: January 20, 2018
Destination: Honduras

Please Register Here

Program Description

Coral reefs are among the largest, most diverse, most beautiful and most endangered ecosystems on earth.
One of the world’s most impressive coral reef systems is in the western Caribbean, along the coast of Central America and one of the most accessible parts of this reef is found close to shore on the island of Roatan, the largest of the three Bay Islands, 30 miles off the coast of Honduras

This 3 week program is a hands-on, experiential educational opportunity, an alternative to the usual on-campus course,
and total-immersion in the subject and environment.
Study the biology and ecology of the living reef and live organisms, learn about the organisms that form the reef and live on it.
Experience an entire ecosystem first hand – the living coral reef-
Immerse yourself in the environment and culture of a tropical Caribbean island

Topics Include
~Coral reef ecology~
~Biology and identification of corals~
~Reef fish and invertebrates~
~Coral monitoring techniques~
~Field sampling methods~
~Human impacts and threats to coral~
~Reefs~
~Sea turtles~
~Dolphin and whales~
~Marine algae~
~Mangrove and sea grass ecology~
~Culture of the Bay Islands of Honduras~

 

Scuba Diving
This course involves scuba diving. It will be possible to learn to scuba dive during the program,
or to complete the open-water dives for those who take a scuba course in advance.

For Academic questions please contact:
Professor Jan Factor, Ph.D. Program Director
Professor of Biology
jan.factor@purchase.edu

Form more information please contact:
International Program and Services at SUNY Purchase
study.abroad@purchase.edu
Student Services Bldg. Room 216
Purchase College
State University of New York

Itinerary

Saturday December 30, 2017          Departure
Group Check In:
December 30, 2017 at 03:00am at La Guardia Airport American Airlines Terminal counter

Departure from La Guardia airport at 06:00am with American Airlines flight AA 1399 non-stop flight to Miami.
Group will arrive Miami at 09:10am and connect with flight AA 1517 leaving Miami at 10:30am and arriving Roatan, Honduras at 11:47am

Saturday January 20, 2018          Return
You will leave Roatan with American Airlines flight AA 1518 at 12:45pm, arrive
Miami at 03:50pm and connect with flight AA 2550 at 05:35pm
Arrival to La Guardia airport is scheduled at 08:43pm 

Fare Per Passenger: $909.00

This Price Includes
Round trip air transportation as per above itinerary tax and surcharges included.
Tax and surcharges are subjet to change at time of ticketing.

This Price Does Not Include
Any other service than the above mentioned
Passport and/or visa fees
Travel Insurance
Cost of personal items such as phone, laundry etc

Payments

All payments due dates are related to contracts with airlines, hotels and/or other suppliers. 
The policies below must be enforced as they are related to these contracts. 
We can’t guarantee the group price and/or flight reservation to participants without payment by due dates.

Payment Schedule
Deposit: $303.00 by or before Thursday October 5, 2017
First payment: $303.00 by or before Friday October 20, 2017
Balance: $303.00 by or before Friday November 17, 2017
Note: Should the airline increase tax and/or surcharges at time of issuing the tickets, we will advise you via email

Form of Payment
We accept check, money orders, and credit cards

Check &/or Money Order Payments
Make your Check or Money Order payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
Total Tours International
515 Avenue I  Suite 2A
Brooklyn , NY 11230

Credit Cards Payments
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
We will send you a credit card authorization form via email 1 week earlier than the due dates.

 

Cancellations

We Accept Only Written Cancellations. In Case Of Cancellation Penalties Apply.
From September 23, 2017 to October 20, 2017……….$250.00 cancellation fee
From October 21, 2017 to November 17, 2017…………$500.00 cancellation  fee
After November 18, 2017………………………………………100% of total fare cancellation fee

Important Airlines Rules

Failure to present valid passport and/or visas:
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled an you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order.
Most airlines will not give you any credit and/or refund for your original ticket
No show at the airport: 
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket
Missing any flight for any reason: 
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket
Unused portion (s) of your ticket are not refundable
Airlines policies must strictly apply
We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of a Travel Insurance Program.
Please contact us for insurance quote at time of sending deposit

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide it, may result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require that your U.S. passport be valid for at least six months after your return trip
other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one.
Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information from the U.S. Depatment of State website at: www.travel.state.gov/passport.
Non-American citizens should check with their respective Consulate(s). 
You will need proper documents to re-enter the United States.

Visas
A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens
enter the country without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your travel with the Consular officials of the country or countries to be visited.