Meggan, January 2020

Meggan & her man went without the kids this 2nd time trip with GFA
Cloud Forest, Uvita, Esterillos Este Custom Itinerary- lodging & logistics only

We had an AWESOME!!!! vacation to CR again.

We really, really liked Trogon lodge. SOOOOOOOO beautiful if a bit chilly (which we knew but still was odd). Great service, extra beautiful grounds and good food. And of course birds!!! Roads were crazy! What an experience even after all of the other driving we did. I was certainly (Literally) on the edge of my seat getting there :-)!!

We loved La Cusinga…. but we already knew that. 5 nights there was perfect. I can’t imagine ever going to CR without visiting there for at least a couple of days. The people/staff

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Alan & Michelle, December 2019-January 2020

Alan, dad of 13 and 17 yr olds
10 day Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio Beach with eco-Upgrade lodging

We had a fabulous time! Travel to and from home was smooth. Dauren is the best!!! When we ate dinner the last night before our flight back home, we discussed our top three experiences – Dauren was in there with Zip Line and Horseback Riding. He made the trip!!! He always had great suggestions and helped us decide on activities and places to eat. Your family is going to love hime next Christmas when you go! He knows his craft and he knows all about the nature and history of Costa Rica.

I suggest you consider getting input from

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Ofri, December 2019

Ofri, Mom of 10 and 13 r olds
8 day Volcano, Rainforest, Beach with eco-Upgrade lodges

We had a fabulous time and wanted to thank you for all of your help!
I also can’t stress enough how wonderful Gil was. He immediately connected with our kids and made our experience a great success. I don’t know if other guides do this, but he also took photos during activities and sent them to us. That was very appreciated since we didn’t bring our phones with us to several excursions. I loved that he was available on What’s App. I hope others do the same.

In regards to any feedback, just a few thoughts:

Los Lagos

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Catherine, June 2019

Catherine, Mom of 4 year old and 20 mo. old baby
10 day Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach itinerary with Upgrade lodging

We had such a great, and exhausting, trip that we spent the weekend recovering and sleeping 🙂


Senda Monteverde: staff was incredible, accommodations were great, food was really reasonable, wildlife on the premises (coati, armadillo, aguti)
Arenal Springs Resort: we loved the pools and the accommodations, great that they had a playground too!
Hanging bridges in Monteverde
Dinner at Villas Kalimba by Roberto and his sweet puppies (we were the only diners, so it was great given our squirrelly kids!)

FYI: The car seats in Dauren‘s van were really basic and didn’t quite

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Pernille, June-July 2019

Pernille, mom of 10, 6, 6, 5 yr olds, traveling with family + grandparents
12 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach Itinerary with combo Tico & Plus lodging

Thank you again for an incredible trip. It was an amazing experience that we will not forget.
First of all, Jose was incredible. Not only was he so incredibly knowledgeable, but his enthusiasm, kindness, humor, and ability to be with the kids were out of this world. Our trip simply would not have been as good had it not been for Jose. He went above and beyond any call of duty in order for us to have a great trip, was always relaxed, and ready with ideas, constantly searching for wildlife and a neverending source of knowledge no

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Jennifer, June 2019

Jennifer, mom of 19, 17, 14, 11 yr olds
13 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach Itinerary with eco-Plus lodging

Our family trip to Costa Rica was a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget the memories that were made. What made our trip so rich and stress free was having Luis as our guide and naturalist. He taught us so much about Costa Rica’s amazing culture, wildlife and biodiversity. Luis took us on amazing hikes and pointed out monkeys, sloths, snakes, birds and insects which we would have never seen without him. It was so nice that he drove us to each destination and a relief to not to have to worry about directions. Luis was

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May, April 2019

May, mom of 8 and 9 year olds
10 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest tour with combo of Tico & Plus lodging

The trip was great and Diego was a excellent guide. Our family enjoyed it.

The highlighted of the trip were the culture tour at Arenal volcano area, zip lining at the cloud forest and the water rafting at the Sarapiqui River.

Again thank you so much for your customized service to our family.

Simon, April 2019

Simon, dad of 3 yr old and 7 mo old
7 day Rainforest and Arenal Volcano tour with drop off at beach resort booked by family

We had a really great trip and thank you very much for organizing it. Your suggested route worked really well as it was a manageable distance for our kids to be in the car at any one time. Jose was a first rate guide and accommodated the pace we wanted to take. He was extremely knowledgeable about birds, plants and wildlife and got on really well with our 3 year old son. Most importantly he seemed trustworthy which is important when someone is around your kids all day for 5 days.

Sarapiqui was peaceful and just as you noted,

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Katie, April 2019

Katie, Mom of 13 and 16 yr olds
10 day Manuel Antonio, Osa, Dominical with eco-Plus lodging

We had a wonderful time! Everything went very smoothly. Hernan Sandi was a great guide – he was very knowledgable about birds and wildlife and took us to a lot of places we wouldn’t have otherwise gone, our trip would not have been nearly as fun without him. I would definitely recommend him for further use if needed.

Highlights of our trip were:

We went surfing in Domincal – the surf was very strong that day unfortunately and my husband brought the boys in after just an hour as there were threats of rip tides.

We hiked Nuyauca

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Sarah, March 2019

Sarah, mom of 4, 9 and 12 yr olds
11 day Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach with combo lodging

We’ve been home for a week now and I finally have time to send you the email I wanted to send. The short version: this was a trip of a lifetime! I am so immensely grateful for the help you provided to us, the guidance in the documents you provided, and for having Dauren to guide us. It was amazing.

This email will be very long as I wanted to include everything we did in case you can glean any insights to pass on to others.

Day 1

We arrived on schedule and took a cab without incident to

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