What a great trip! I loved the animals, the local tours, the adventures (ziplining, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling) the people, and the food in CR. Our tour director was fun, friendly, and smart. He knew about birds, reptiles, mammals, insects, and had a good eye for spotting them in the wild. He was amazing, and I learned so much.
I was excited to see the green sea turtles on our Tortuguero night hike: we saw a turtle come into shore, another prepare a nest and build a chamber, another lay her eggs (they look like pingpong balls!), and another camouflage her eggs then return to sea. Awesome!
I got to play soccer with CR boys and dance with the girls at the local school we visited. All that was in the first two days of our tour!
Padresfan / Student traveller San Diego, CA / Posted on July 30, 2019
I highly recommend this trip to students, parents and/or anyone looking to experience Costa Rica Culture!
Jwhite / Adult traveller Russell, NY / Posted on July 28, 2019
Courageous in Costa Rica
I feel very empowered after my trip to Costa Rica! I never thought I would zip line or white water raft, but it was part of our tour, I figured it was the chance of a lifetime, so I did them. The guides were very knowlegable, professional, helped us know just what to do and we had a blast. Then there were other activites that didn't take bravery to do but were just as amazing with kayaking Lake Arenal, snorking in a small bay in the ocean, walking the 500 steps of Fortuna Falls (more like 520), jungle boat cruises looking for wild animals and turtle watching in Toruguera. One of my favorites was stopping at a local produce stand and sampling around 20 different fruits of the area. I want to go again & bring the rest of my family (7 of us have been at least once, 2 more to go!) Pura Vida!!
/ Adult traveller Aurora, Oregon / Posted on July 24, 2019
Amazing Trip and Highly recommended
This trip allowed me to see how eco-tourism is essential for this country and how countries are able to turn from being a killing country (animals) to a conserving country and be just a profitable, if not more.
HeartinCostaRica / Adult traveller Fort Wayne, IN / Posted on July 21, 2019
this trip was the greatest experience! the most fun i’ve ever had. the tour guide we had was absolutely amazing. i will say, if you are very use to AC and perfect living conditions (no bugs outside or lizards or wild animals) this tour is not for you. if you love adventure, seeing the wild life up close, and being able to truly experience the lifestyle and the environment this is the perfect tour for you. the hotels we stayed in were great. the first one didn’t have any AC and was in the middle of the jungle so the view made up for the warmer temp inside. every other hotel had great ac and we’re great quality. all of the people we worked with and interacted with were so kind. i didn’t have anything stolen or taken even when i forgot to put my valuables
i loved this tour so much i’m coming back in 2 years to experience costa rica again!
lils / Student traveller pleasant grove, utah / Posted on July 18, 2019
This was an adventurous fun filled experience. Every moment was packed with new, exciting thing to see, smell, feel, hear, taste, and plow through. Our guide was exceptional, an educated Costa Rica wickapedia! Ask a question and the answer was given with additional information. Our guide was patient, organized, and resourceful. My personal "high" was what we were doing at that moment in time on that
particular day. In other words I loved the water events, hiking, excursions, zip-lining, parks, eating, sleeping, and the "surprises" that came each day. The bus was comfortable and the driver extraordinaire. The company of youth were on the most part very exemplary in their decorum and dress. One leader in particular seemed very involved in the care of the youth, as was the guide.
Swinger / Adult traveller Provo UT / Posted on July 18, 2019
What a great experience!
I feel so fortunate to have been able to get to this country. This was such an extraordinary experience. The learning was absolutely enhanced by the Tour Director and the places we went were enriched by his knowledge, but also by the fact that everything there was so gorgeous!
CatLady / Adult traveller Albuquerque, New Mexico / Posted on July 11, 2019
the tour was amazing. I highly recommend you sending your child or you yourself to Costa Rica for this amazing experience.
Chess122 / Student traveller new york / Posted on July 08, 2019
Our trip was great, we saw so many things, from one side of Costa Rica to the other. Diego was the reason, his expert planning and organization was the best. If you can go to Costa Rica do it.
Ridgely / Adult traveller Westminster, Maryland / Posted on July 01, 2019
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! PURA VIDA!!
Went on a class trip to Costa Rica and it was the best experience I could’ve ever dreamed. The tour guide not only took us to the tourist spots but showed us the people. Our guide thought it was important to learn the culture of the people and learn than rather just visit places. Our guide went above and beyond to show us how beautiful and interesting Costa Rica was. Felt safe and welcomed the entire trip and created long lasting memories. I would definitely recommend anyone to go on any EF trips. Got to learn some Spanish and the culture while also having fun and taking risks outside my comfort zone.
zoepuravida / Student traveller Los Angeles, California / Posted on June 30, 2019