Named one of the Best New Trips for 2010 by National Geographic Adventure and featured in The New York Times.
Pura Vida! Traverse the mist-enshrouded Talamanca Mountains to discover the isolated lowland rainforests and white sand Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica that are the indigenous territory of Bribri and Cabecar Indians and Afro-Caribbean residents. Want to get off the beaten path? This trip goes deep inside a region of Costa Rica where traditional life prevails and we can interact meaningfully with local and indigenous people who are mostly isolated in reservations where tourists don't venture. This active Wildland Adventure is ideal for families and all travelers who enjoy hiking, easy kayaking and paddling dugout canoes, snorkeling, horseback riding, zip-lining through the rainforest, optional rappelling down waterfalls and looking for giant leatherback sea turtles nesting on the beach at night. Our expert naturalist guides seek out wildlife and introduce us to local families as their guests.
We support local ecotourism initiatives as we learn how to make organic chocolate, help with a reforestation project and visit the Casa de Mujeres. An organized women's group designed to preserve their culture and help send their children to school by sharing their talents cooking, making crafts, using medicinal plants, growing spices and weaving their thatch roofs. We also learn to dance Salsa and Calypso! This is a Costa Rica vacation unlike any other!