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1. Personal Primary Trip Goal
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Please keep in mind:
  • The best way to choose your preferences is to think about how you want to feel when you get back home.
  • We'll plan your adventures to be serene, dynamic, or a mixture so check all boxes that apply even if they seem contradictory.
  • For maximum learning, we may recommend a broad itinerary and your guide will point out things, explain their significance, and answer questions.
  • If you want to meet lots of interesting people, we may recommend a group, which also saves money since then guides and transportation are shared.
  • For maximum learning, we may recommend a broad itinerary and your guide will point out things, explain their significance, and answer questions.
  • Many people make new friends in our groups.
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2. Your vacation Pace & Intensity
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  • Most people want to visit too many places in too short a period.
  • Transportation is expensive in Costa Rica. The fewer places you visit the less expensive your vacation.
  • Whatever pace you choose, we'll make it trouble free.
  • If you have high energy or are very athletic, we can include lots of adventures but be sure to have us plan for some vacation rest too!
  • Or we can plan plenty of time for a hot tub under the stars, a spa, loafing by the pool, or gliding gently down a river.
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3. Authentic Interactions Local People
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  • Meet local people at work and at play. They're known for their grace, modesty, friendliness and generosity.
  • Transportation is expensive in Costa Rica. The fewer places you visit the less expensive your vacation.
  • Your guide will translate so you really learn about each other.
  • Sometimes an invitation to go deeper into their world with them emerges from the connection.
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4. Beautiful Romantic Celebration
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  • An abundance of beauty, sensual sounds, smells, and private luxury.
  • There's something sensual and romantic about the tropics lush fertility and diversity. It rekindles passions.
  • The adventures you share add to your lifelong memories.
  • Feel almost like your relationship is part of nature's forces.
  • The serenity and happiness of others at the lodges add to your sense of being in a good world together.
  • We love to arrange surprises if one of you asks us to.
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5. Involving Children
We're considering bringing:
Would like:
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  • Children are welcome, and find delight, in our adventures, without missing TV and the Internet. We make sure it's all safe, and that they're learning.
  • We know which things children find most thrilling, and remember most, and can tune your plans accordingly if you want. We can even arrange a special party.
  • Whether you're loafing and giggling with them, or discovering adventures together, its a great time to strengthen bonds.
  • Some lodgings provide separate guided activities for children, and child care.Tell your Planner if that's important to you.
6. Diverse Wildlife
Wildlife important to me:
Specifically want to see:
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Please keep in mind:
  • Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
  • The best naturalist guides in the world are what make our wildlife observations extraordinary.
  • Our guides know where there have recently been sightings of rare or endangered species.
  • You'll see wildlife in action, and occasionally breeding.
  • See the most important nesting place for Atlantic Green Turtles in the Western Hemisphere.
  • It's all done from a safe distance, so as to not disturb the nature we're privileged to see.
7. Fascinating Forest Experiences
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  • See dozens of species of wildlife.
  • Many of our naturalist guides do bird calls that birds respond to, and guides all point out things you wouldn't notice, and take you where the sightings are.
  • See the unique vegetation and wildlife in the misty, breezy, cool, cloud forest at 5000.
  • Imagine being where there are some 1,200 species of wild orchids alone.
  • Experience the rainforest from a platform 120 feet above the forest floor. Our travelers rhapsodize about the experience.
  • Zip through the forest canopy, easily and safely.
8. Experience active Volcanoes
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  • Costa Rica has several volcanoes at various stages of activity.
  • Some lodges have views of the volcano out your rooms window.
  • Tours take you as close as you can get with safety.
  • Guides explain how they formed,change, and patterns of action.
  • Get in touch with the fact that at the center of the earth is fire. Seeing lava flowing is a staggering experience.
9. Beginner & Advanced River Rafting
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  • Choose very relaxed or white water rivers (beginner to advanced) all expertly led by extremely experienced guides.This is some of best rafting in world.
  • Top safety standards and equipment.
  • Rest-stops scenes and sightings are part of the adventure, along with gourmet food.
  • Photo CD of your trip (Available).
10. In nature Water Adventures
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  • Many areas have pristine beaches and coves with few people. Bask in the sun and breeze, and then see extraordinary sunsets.
  • In our jungles and beaches, familiar activities are transformed into a connection with and exploration of nature.
  • In many activities, our guides coach you, insure that you're safe, and look for ways to maximize your pleasure.
  • Some sports that used to be hard have become far easier due to the latest equipment.
11. Active Land Sports
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  • In Costa Rica, these activities are different, because you do them surrounded by fascinating scenery and wildlife.
  • As your itinerary emerges, we'll recommend those activities where a guide adds a lot.
  • We provide excellent quality equipment you'll enjoy using.
12. Consider Other Adventures
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  • If you think of something wonderful you'd like to experience beyond what's on your Wish List, please be sure to put it in comments, below.
13. Upscale Lodging
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  • You might not expect such luxury in the middle of the jungle.
  • Check what matters most to you, and we'll find as much of it as we can among the over 50 properties we consider excellent.
  • Our recommendations are based on 35 years of arranging vacations for the most sophisticated and demanding travelers in Costa Rica.
  • The pictures show lodges we own, which has the advantage for you that we integrate all your adventures with what's happening at and around the lodge.
  • Some lodges have evening slide presentations.
  • Please don't forget you can add comments or questions, below.
14. Gourmet & Native Meals
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  • Just because you're in nature doesn't mean you have to sacrifice great food.
  • At our lodges, cuisine supervised by executive chef, Valentin Corral, trained in Michelin Starred restaurants.
  • Our trips are good for experiencing delicious native food adventures.
  • You can put special diet requirements in Comments, below
  • Some lodges have evening slide presentations.
  • Please don't forget you can add comments or questions, below.
15. Solutions on Ecology/Enviroment
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  • Your guide explains how wildlife and plants have adapted to their environment.
  • Learn ecological changes and solutions. Education and awareness initiatives in eco-travel.
  • Discover what's being done to sustain and improve the well-being of local communities.
  • How tourists and tourism can contribute, including giving well-paid and fulfilling employment to people who would have merely been subsisting.
  • Some lodges have evening slide presentations.
  • Please don't forget you can add comments or questions, below.
16. World class Guides
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  • Largest staff of prominent biologists, naturalist & ornithologists.
  • Spend the most time in the field, so they know where and when to take advantage of sightings.
  • We train other companies guides. Were good, real good. The results can be magical.
  • We feel so strongly that a guide is the single most important element of a life enhancing trip that we'll give you your money back if you do not agree.
17. Widest choice of Itineraries
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Please keep in mind:
  • Private Customized Itineraries are more flexible and more expensive than Shared Customized Itineraries or Group Itineraries. These vacations include private transportation, flexible schedules and tours when guides are included. You have your guide’s undivided attention.
  • Share Customized Itineraries are less expensive than Private Customized, but more expensive than Group Itineraries. These vacations include shared transportation, fixed schedules, tours and, shared guides when included.
  • Many travelers chose Private for some days and activities and Shared for others.
  • Group Itineraries are scheduled for specific dates. You get the pleasure of being with a group, and lower cost since guide and transportation costs are shared.
  • Maximum group size 12-18 depending on the program. Average group size 7.
18. Travel Planners Specialties
Each Planner has several specialties! You can click which specialties you'd like your planner to have.
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Please keep in mind:
  • They all speak English and Spanish, and work for us full time.
  • They'll take care of you as they would a friend, finding creative solutions.
  • They'll stay in touch with you, and those who serve you, throughout your trip to insure Legendary Service.
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