Cynthia, March 2018

Mom of 7 and 9 yr olds
11 day Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, beach with Tico lodging

We just returned home from the most amazing vacation! Everything was perfect. Thank you, Jenny, for the prompt responses to my numerous questions, for organising and booking our wonderful accommodations so quickly, and most of all, for pairing us with Luis.

Luis, this was our first experience with a private guide, and we could not have been luckier than to have had you to show us your beautiful country! From the moment you picked us up at the Hotel Aeropuerto until the day you dropped us off at the Playa Negra Guesthouse, all of us enjoyed every single moment. You

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Brooke, February 2018

Brooke, Mom of 3 and 8 yr olds
11 day Manuel Antonio, Cloud Forest, Samara beach custom itinerary with Upgrade lodging

We loved Costa Rica, and I see why you were so taken with the country years ago. It’s such a special place, since nature is right up in your face, and the people are so wonderful. My 8-year-old saw so many animals that he gave a presentation at school about them when he got home. They even picked up some Spanish. I think the kids were just as enchanted as we were.

We had a fantastic time with Luis. I found the entire trip so well-planned and we had a great time on the long drives, since Luis

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Merrill, February-March 2018

Merrill, Grandmother of two 11 yr olds
12 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach with Samara Beach with eco-Tico & Plus lodges

We had a fabulous time on our trip! Thank you so much for the planning you did to enable us to have such a memorable experience! There are not enough superlatives to describe Dauren, our guide. It was not just his immense knowledge of the flora and fauna, people and experiences, but his very personable nature. The girls really enjoyed him and were sad when he left us at the beach. He went out of his way to accommodate our wishes and his recommendations for activities like horseback riding and ziplining were much appreciated. He even went on the

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Katie, January-February 2018

Katie, mom of 4 yr old
11 day Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara beach with Plus and Upgrade lodging

Just wanted to let you know that we are having a great time so far! We loved the Observatory and now we’re at Iris Arco and it’s gorgeous, and we are very happy to have healthy happy kitties and dogs to play with 🙂

Luis is so great, he’s been super friendly and I’ve loved all the wildlife he’s managed to find on our walks.

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Mats, October-November, 2017

Mats, dad of 6 and 9 yr old from Sweden
14 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach with eco-Plus lodging

We had a great time in Costa Rica. We loved all the places we visited. For the nature experience Monteverde with the cloud forest and the canopy walks was the top experience for me. In La Fortuna we had a great time with ziplining and hot springs. In Sarapiqui we had a beautiful and enjoyable rafting experience (we had the whole river for ourselves). Generally there were very few people on all activities, which was nice. No crowds and no waiting. We did shorter walks (around 2 km) in the rainforest in Monteverde, Arenal, Sarapiqui and Cahuita. The kids were

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June, August 2017

June, mom of 4 and 7 yr old, traveling with her family and parents
10 day Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio beach custom itinerary

Our 9-night trip with 2 parents, 2 grandparents plus 4 and 8 year olds, guided by Jose Pablo, was extraordinary. We are ALL sure that we would not have had the trip we did without Jose Pablo and without Jenny’s great approach to family adventure travel.

Jose Pablo met us at the airport, and did EVERYTHING possible to help us have a wonderful trip, facilitating our activities, dining, outings and learning everywhere. And, yes, he really can spot very specific birds and other animals as he’s driving down the road, at which point he would quickly pull over so

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Cinnamon, July-August 2017

Cinnamon traveled with daugher, 9 yrs.
10 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest itinerary with Plus & Upgrade lodges

I wanted to thank you for arranging an absolutely wonderful trip for Matilda and me. We have traveled a lot, but I can tell you that this was truly not only the best vacation we have ever had, but also one of the best life experiences, especially for Matilda, who really blossomed over the course of the 10 days. I really cannot thank you enough for arranging for Gil to be our guide. He was remarkable in every single way – knowledgeable, kind, patient, dedicated, and just all around a lovely human being. Matilda felt so safe and comfortable

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Rose, August 2017

Rose, mom of nearly 4 yr old traveled with her family and mother
12 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Tortuguero with eco-Tico lodges

Thank you for a great trip – our guide Luis was fantastic and we had the best time. We will be back again! I couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
We also met Diego? I think – in Sarapiqui, who was out for lunch while his group were resting

Overall the pace of the trip and the way it went – beginning with Monteverde and ending with Tortuguero- was great.

Tortuguero boat rides with 3.5yr old was no challenge!

All the accomodation was great – even the most “rustic” – Andrea Cristina B&B in Sarapiqui – ended

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Matthew, June 2017

Dad of 8 yr old
9 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest with eco-Tico lodging

We had the most wonderful trip to Costa Rica, in large part because of our guide, Jose Pablo. Almost immediately, he became a member of our family when he met us at the airport and started engaging all of us, especially our 8 year old. We simply can’t imagine having done Costa Rica without him. We left the airport and headed off to Sarapiqui, learning all about Costa Rican culture and history on the drive out. Discovering that we really liked birds, Jose ‘surprised’ us with a lunch stop at a soda replete with bird feeders (along with great

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Kristy, May 2017

Mom of 9, 8 and 4 yr olds
9 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest with eco-Tico lodging

We had a fantastic time! Jose was an absolutely wonderful guide, and we recommend him highly!! He recommended activities based on what we said we wanted to experience, and we loved each activity and eatery he recommended. Jose had an uncanny ability to spot very specific birds and other animals in trees as he’s driving down the road, at which point he would quickly pull over so that we could all see – we saw a great deal of wildlife from just traveling (e.g., toucans, iguanas, a sloth, howler monkeys). Jose also introduced us to a wide variety of

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