Kristin, January 2013

Kristin, mom of 6 and 9 yr olds
14 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Itinerary, January 2013

“We had a wonderful time and the tour exceeded our expectations

Thank You! Jose Pablo [guide] was just fantastic! He’s like an extended family member now! We used him for airport transportation also as did my parents…..he was so reliable and knowledgeable.

We saw so much wildlife that we never could have without Jose….he has a spotting scope which was awesome. The sun shone for us in Arenal so the views were spectacular….a definite highlight was the school visit in Sarapiqui…my girls had a ball meeting the kids and played with them for over an hour….

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Christy, December 2012

Christy, mom of 3 boys ages 10, 8, 7
6 day Custom Itinerary Rainforest and Volcano with drop off at Liberia car rental, December 2012

Jose was fabulous, and we were so thankful to have him as our guide.

We learned so much from him, and he prevented many family squabbles!

I also appreciate everything you have done. You made the planning part very easy – thank you.

Dan, November 2012

Dan, dad of 5 and 13 yr olds, traveled with his family and the grandparents
10 day Rainforest-Volcano-Cloud Forest tour, eco-plus lodging, November 2012

“All in all, the trip was fantastic.

Luis was an excellent guide, both friendly and professional. We loved where we stayed, and the numerous hikes through the forests were wonderful. Even our 5-year-old kept up during those hikes.”

Karen, November 2012

Karen, mom of 10, 12, 14 yr olds
8 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest Tour, November 2012

“Luis was just wonderful; what an encyclopedic mind!

A veritable wealth of knowledge of plants, animals, birds, history, geography, geology, current events, etc. and all in the most incredible detail! He was always very professional, friendly, and reliable. All of his recommendations for meals, activities, times, etc. were right on the mark.

Ok, highlights–we all LOVED the waterfall rappel/canyoning half-day trip (pricey at $85 or 90 per person w/lunch included, but well worth it, and guides were great) with Defasio outfitters in Arenal, and the ziplining canopy tour (13 ziplines, $45 per person) at Selvatura in Monteverde. I, who am

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Molly, November 2012

Molly, mom of 13, 7, 5, 4 yr olds
11 day Custom Itinerary including Volcano, Rainforest, Beach, November 2012

“We had such an amazing time! It was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had-with or without kids.

Kevin was just amazing. We feel like he’s family 🙂 the kids loved him, we loved him……he was just great.

As far as the highlights:

When we were in Cahuita we took a taxi over to Puerto Viejo and went to the Jaguar Rescue Center. It was phenomenal. Everyone got to hold baby monkeys and we were able to get very up and close with the sloths. Lots of animals and a great tour. Taxi was $30 each way with a

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Patty and Bonnie, August 2012

Friends Patty and Bonnie traveled with their families including 6 kids between the ages of 6 to 10
9 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Tour, August 2012

“Yes we had a great trip.

All went well. We loved Luis [guide] and would highly recommend him and our driver Victor was great as well. We felt like they were family by the end of the trip… Anyway keep using Luis he was great, attentive, good with the kids and very knowledgable about all things Costa Rica. ~ Patty

We had a wonderful time! Couldn’t ask for better guides in Luis and Victor!!! Will write in detail when we get home and settled. We are actually just getting in to Miami. Thank you for helping us plan a once

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Erin, July 2012

Erin, mom of 10 and 12 yr olds
10 day Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Tour, July 2012

“David and I cannot say enough good things about Luis [guide]. He was truly exceptional!

We had never traveled with a guide before and were not quite sure about the protocol and what to expect. 😉 Luis was very happy to honor our requests about what we wanted to do or guide us in a better direction without having his own agenda and was completely accessible to us.

Since I received your email, I have been thinking of what I could tell you about ways your service could be improved, and I truly have not been able to think of

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Terumi, July 2012

Terumi, mom of 4 yr old twins
7 day Custom Itinerary including Rainforest, Volcano, Cloudforest and Beach, July 2012

Thank you so much! We had a great trip.

Luis was a great guide and the guys had a good time with him. They loved ziplining in Monteverde at the frog farm and Cahuita was very neat. We also tried the Monteverde Train-my guys loved it but it was a little pricey (we knew going into it) and we were surprised at how few kids were on it. There was only one other kid and mostly seniors so if my guys weren’t such train nuts we probably wouldn’t do that one.

We loved the house in Cahuita and I would

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Anne, June 2012

Anne who traveled with her husband and 11 year old grandson
8 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest Tour, June 2012

“We did have a great time!

Here are the highlights of our trip:

  • Hiking the Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve which ended with a Chocolate making demonstration. Fun,informative, and Noah loved the tasty homemade samples.
  • Rafting the Sarapiqui river. Low key, fun guides and Noah loved it!
  • Swimming in the hole of the waterfall La Catarata de la Fortuna.
  • Salvatura skywalk was amazing. Dan and Noah also did the zipline.
  • Visiting the Trapiche coffee and sugar cane plantation.–recommended by Luis who knew well the guide Jorge (who was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English). Noah made his own candy from the
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Alice, 2012

Alice, who traveled to Costa Rica with her daughter-in-law and two grandchildren ages 7 and 10, pictured here with their guide Kevin
15 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Tour with a mix of Eco-Basic and Eco-Plus lodges

“We visited such interesting places, our accommodations were first class and our guide, Kevin, was simply the BEST!

His knowledge and pride of his country, its birds and beasts and his constant advice and guidance were outstanding. His psychology with the kids was so perceptive, and his ability to accommodate the disparate ages {7 to 80} was masterful. We were amazed to learn that he’s only 23 years old. His family was also so good to us during our stay at their eco lodge.

The arrangement for us to visit a school [even though the kids were on vacation] and

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