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Custom Design Up to 3 Itineraries - Free!
Including All Places, Lodges, and Adventures.

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Primary Trip

Lots of rest & leisure
Physical activity
Lots of privacy
Meet people, socialize
Travel with groups
Re-bond with your
child or mate
Bond with nature
Lots of learning
Take photographs
Celebration, Occasion

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.
Many people make new
friends in our groups.


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Your vacation
Pace & Intensity

Within each day
move quickly from
adventure to adventure
4 days or more
per location or...
Civilized: 2-3 days
per location or...
Intense: 1 day
per location
(Not usually

Please Keep in Mind
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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Authentic Interactions
Local People

Very important to me
Somewhat important
Not important to me
Please Keep in Mind
Meet local people at work and at
play. They're known for their
grace, modesty, friendliness
and generosity.
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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Romantic Celebration

Costa Rica Explorer Connoisseur Expeditions

Renew vows
Recent empty nesters
Birthday celebration
Other special occasion
Costa Rica Explorer Connoisseur Expeditions

Costa Rica Explorer Connoisseur Expeditions

Please Keep in Mind
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
The adventures you share
add to your lifelong memories.
Feel almost like your
relationship is part of nature's
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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We're considering bringing:
Primary grader(s)
Adult child
Would like:
Special activities for kids
Guides specializing in kids
Children's menus
Lots of pool & beach time
Visit a local school

Please Keep in Mind
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.



Wildlife important to me:
Specifically want to see:
Hummingbirds, Parrots
Turtle Nesting

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
Our guides know where there
have recently been sightings
of rare or endangered
You'll see wildlife in action,
and occasionally breeding.
See the most important
nesting place for Atlantic
Green Turtles in the Western
It's all done from a safe
distance, so as to not disturb
the nature we're privileged to


Forest Experiences

Rainforest boat tour
Rainforest hikes
Cloud forest magical mist
Hanging bridges
Zip line through trees
Jungle waterfalls
Forest wildlife
Unique forest plants

Please Keep in Mind
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
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.


Experience active

Chance to see red lava, smoke, fire
See a volcanic crater lake
Lodging within view
Nighttime viewing
See from a distance
Visit up close

Please Keep in Mind
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


Beginner & Advanced
River Rafting

Relaxing float down river
Beginner white water
Intermediate white water
Advanced white water

Please Keep in Mind
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).


In nature
Water Adventures

Swimming in streams
Bathing under waterfall
Dolphin or whale watching
Sea Kayaking
Exploration in boat with
    guide and others

Please Keep in Mind
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.


Land Sports

Mountain biking
Horseback riding
Horseback riding on beach

Please Keep in Mind
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.


Other Adventures



Hot springs
Music of Costa Rica
See San Jose (the capitol)
Pre-Columbian Gold
Local performances
Farmer's market
Art show

Please Keep in Mind
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.



Beautiful views from room
Balcony or patio
Garden suite
King size bed
Cross ventilated, & fans
Cool at night
Unique decor
Extravagant private bath
Private shower in room
Group hot tub under stars
Private hot tub with jets
Very quiet
Privacy areas
Bar. Other socializing areas
Swimming pool
Family oriented
Couples oriented

Please Keep in Mind
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 25 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
Please don't forget you can add
comments or questions, below.


Gourmet & Native

Elegant indoor restaurant
Beautiful patio restaurant
Elegant outdoor dining
Picnic lunch (with surprises)
Gourmet chef
Unique native foods
Formal gracious service
Candlelight dinner
Informal, friendly service
Accommodate your diet
Please Keep in Mind
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
Our trips are good for experiencing
delicious native food adventures.
You can put special diet
requirements in Comments, below


Solutions on

Have your eyes opened to
problems & trends
See specific solutions
What goverment is doing
What tour operators do
Solutions for threatened
How the Costa Rica
situation relates to the
world & climate change.

Please Keep in Mind
Your guide explains how wildlife
and plants have adapted to their
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.


World class

Include guides
No guides
A mixture

Please Keep in Mind
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.
We´re 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.


Widest choice of

Customized Itinerary
Your choice of departure
and return dates, a
more exact match to
your interests, and not
a group - just you and
your companions.
Group Itineraries.
Join the Quest for Pura Vida Group Departure, featuring the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Arenal Volanco and Tortuguero National Park. This program has at least one monthly departure, is fully guided and includes all meals.
Non Customized Set Itinerary. Your choice of departure and return dates. You may be sharing with other guests. Much more affordable than customized itineraries, but the itinerary is set; it cannot be changed. Uses some of the same lodges used in more customized itineraries.
Please Keep in Mind
Customized Itineraries are more flexible and more expensive than group itineraries
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 6.
Non-Customized Set Itineraries are for people who need the flexibility being able to choose their arrival date, but do not want to spend the money for a fully customized itinerary. In some cases only you and your companions will travel together. In other cases additional guests will be added to tours, vans boats and planes.

Itinerary Options

Respecting your time

Small plane allowing more
time at destinations.
How small?...
7 passenger minimum
4 passenger minimum
Use our expert van drivers
who know the roads
Drive your own rental car
No small planes

Please Keep in Mind
Vacation time is precious, and we
try to maximize your time at
destinations, not in transport.
All of our group departures
use planes

Our small charter planes take
hours less. With some (where
every seat is a window seat) you
get unique views. Great safety
record. You avoid some pretty
bad roads.

In a country where the lifestyle is
pretty tranquilo, our clients are
amazed at how on-time we are.


Travel Planners

Here are 3 of our
8 Travel Planners

Nadya Shaw

Gustavo Méndez

Luis Cubero

Each Planner has several
specialties! You can click
which specialties you'd like
your planner to have.

(OK to click several)
Upscale vacation
Family vacations
Helping guest arriving
    soon, in next 2 weeks
Natural history
Photographing nature
Active vacations
for example: surfing,
diving, multi-sports,
white water rafting.
Special interest groups
and affinity groups.
Honeymoon, anniversary
Celebrations, occasions
No specialization needed
Please Keep in Mind
We'll assign whoever of our 8
planners whose specialties most
fit what you check on the left,
and throughout your Wish List.
Don't hesitate to add a comment
They all live in and love Costa
Rica, and have intimate
knowledge of it.
They all speak English and
Spanish, and work for us full
They'll take care of you as they
would a friend, finding creative
They'll stay in touch with you,
and those who serve you,
throughout your trip to insure Legendary Service.


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As 2 women traveling together we especially appreciated…
November 25, 2014
"As 2 women traveling together we especially appreciated the reliable, private transportation that was arranged for us. Every driver was punctual, courteous and very helpful. This company's communication with us during our stay was exceptional. Each afternoon we would find a letter in our room outlining our next days' activities including pick up times, transport company name and what to bring. Each of our hotels was also aware of our daily activities. We felt very well cared for during our stay and attribute this mainly to the planning by Costa Rica Expeditions.!"
digger Minneapolis, Minnesota
It was like joining a tour, except we were the only members of the tour.
January 29, 2014
138Margaret Madison, Wisconsin
more than fair after minor glitch
January 11, 2015
"Company was extremely responsive and more than fair after minor glitch.!"
jen10583 Scarsdale, New York
We wish that we could use this company on every one of our vacations!
January 24, 2014
"Our group consists of 2 families who travel fairly extensively together each year. We used them to book our hotels, our excursions, our transport, and used their guides along the way. Their recommendations were excellent, they showed us parts of Costa Rica that we would have never found without them, and their guides became like members of our family! Our guide Andrew and driver Ramon were especially fantastic. We were so sad to say goodbye to them at the end of our trip!!"
Barbara A Laytonsville, Maryland
Attention To Detail Starting With The Online Survey
April 18, 2014
"I immediately was impressed at the their attention to detail starting with the online survey about your personal interests. The communication between Costa Rica Expeditions and all of the local activity providers was flawless. We especially enjoyed all of the local nature guides that were recommended. We absolutely would not have seen as much in the cloud and rain forests if we had not opted for the guides.!"
Chafffamilytravels Saratoga, California
I emailed them and within hours Gustavo Mendez replied and from the start he was fantastic.
January 4 ,2015
"After reading two travel books and looking extensively online I read over and over again that Costa Rican Expeditions was a great company - knowledgeable, responsive and importantly, there on the ground in Costa Rica. We decided to approach them to help us design a tour with a range of activities. I emailed them and within hours Gustavo Mendez replied and from the start he was fantastic.!"
seshrubb Sydney, Australia
Remarkable example of the service
July 14, 2014
"The most remarkable example of the service we were given was when were starting the long drive/boat ride from SJ to Tortuguero, William had figured out that the highway would probably be blocked by a taxi strike and arranged a flight to get us there.!"
Brian973 Morristown, New Jersey
No Wondering What Happens Now
June 5, 2014
"Upon arrival in Costa Rica every thing had been detailed…. No questions, no wondering what happens now. Because of CRE working with us before the trip, everything was taken care of to make our 10 days going from coast to coast in Costa Rica relaxing and stress free. we showed up, they made it happen.!"
miacircleman San Jose, California
Normally Enjoy Doing The Trip Planning
July 23, 2014
"I normally enjoy doing the trip planning for our vacations, but was uncertain of the best locations and activities for us as a family. We couldn't be happier that we used Costa Rica Expeditions to help us plan our trip.!"
January 18, 2014
"CRE does everything and I mean EVERYTHING. From the initial planning (after they make absolute sure they understand what type of things you want to do or not do) to the transport from place to place, to the trouble shooting when a problem comes up (very important), to filling you with knowledge and awe, to joining your group when appropriate and not joining when they deem an event private.!"
Lee J Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
A totally trustworthy class act.
August 4, 2014
"Our luggage was lost and they intervened and brought it to us in Manuel Antonio with 24 hours. Their recommendations were fabulous. They are punctual. Their help in choosing accommodations and activities is invaluable. A totally trustworthy class act.!"
Constance C
the best vacation we've ever had.
October 6, 2014
"Our 10-day vacation to Costa Rica was the best vacation we've ever had. Costa Rica Expeditions made it so personalized and easy. We had fantastic guides including Fernando, Willis and especially Andrew, who felt like a true friend! The hosts and staff at each location made us feel very special for our anniversary. And what delicious, healthy and fresh meals we had!!!"
Patty W Evergreen, Colorado, United States
outstanding customer service.
February 9, 2015
"My mom booked the entire trip through Costa Rica Expeditions for her and I as a graduation present. From the minute we arrived, my mom and I were incredibly impressed with the outstanding customer service. We were met by Nils, our bilingual guide, at the airport for our transfer for San Jose. Nils was kind, energetic, and made an effort to make our short transport to the hotel a great start to the vacation. He gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to eat in San Jose and we felt safe navigating the city with his direction.!"
Michelle J Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Above and Beyond
July 17, 2014
"The personal guides went way above and beyond by learning about each one of us and anticipating or responding to our every need and/or interest. The overall cost was more than we've ever spent on a family vacation, but in the end, we felt we got every penny's worth and more. This was the easiest and one of the most fulfilling travel experiences we have ever had.!"
LindaShane1019 San Francisco, California
Is This WishList Tool Really Your Best Way to Plan Your Vacation?
Here's what a past guest said on Trip Advisor:
"My experience started with completing of a questionnaire that helped our travel expert to propose a very detailed proposed itinerary where I was able to clearly visualize our upcoming experience...Sooo easy!"
DMC 511 Stockton, CA
The questionnaire on their web site got me hooked.
December 18, 2015
"It was so detailed and they really got to the essence of what we wanted to experience. I really can't say enough good things about Costa Rica Expeditions.!"
Milesandwatson NY, NY
You may pay a bit extra for a tour company like CRE but it's well worth it.
January 12, 2016
"The time you will save on planning your trip alone is huge and you benefit from the expertise the experience of your guide and trip organizer. Gustavo quickly became like family and it was difficult to say goodbye at the end of our tour.!"
David F
Feel Like Family Or Maybe Royalty
January 3, 2014
"I am pretty good at planning awesome vacations to Hawaii or other easy destinations but could never have planned this or made it so easy. They give you a choice of price/luxury level and ask about your interests and then they work with you to plan a perfect trip in your price range. They meet you at every transition point in your trip and get you to the next place in an interesting way (in a private van or car, small plane etc). They accompany you and tell you so much. They make it all feel so effortless that you feel like family or maybe royalty.!"
davidsol1 Cambridge, MA
For the first time that I can remember I prepared for a family vacation without stressing…
June 30, 2015
"but when we arrived at San Francisco airport on the departure day we discovered that American Airlines had pulled our airplane out of service and we would miss our connecting flight. On any other vacation this would have been a major headache and I would have spent hours trying to reconfigure hotels, flights and ground transportation. Instead I made one very brief telephone call to Costa Rican Expeditions and explained we would be arriving a day later than planned. I gave them our new flight number and that was it. CRE took care of everything else.!"
Ross D California
After a snow storm resulted in my flight being cancelled and rescheduled for a week later, they rearranged all my Costa Rica reservations within 24 hours.
February 15, 2016
"The new itinerary clearly detailed the cost changes which were small.!"
Nancy583, Morristown, New Jersey
CRE knows the natural side of Costa Rica & has the professional staff to introduce you to it.
December 15, 2015
"Carlos Vasquez led my son & I through a full day & evening of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. His knowledge of the birds, mammals, reptiles & insects was encyclopedic and rivaled only by his kind & generous nature.!"
Mark L
Because every detail was handled by CRE, we concentrated on having fun together
January 11, 2016
"I normally plan my own travel, but because I had never been to Costa Rica and we were bringing our three girls (16, 13,10) for a family trip, I wanted the most logistically hassle-free, safest adventure we could have. From the moment I began working with our agent Priscilla until our return home, it was exactly that- hassle-free, safe, and truly, a dream trip realized. Because every detail was handled by CRE, we concentrated on having fun together. Very quickly into the trip we realized that we were in for something truly unusual and special.!"
I would give Costa Rica Expeditions a 100 star rating if possible.
December 8, 2015
"Five dots/strats just doesn't seem adequate. Nadya planned a perfect trip for our group of 12. Gustavo Camacho, our guide and naturalist, felt like family by the end of the trip. He was helpful in every way and handled our large group of people (including five children) with ease.!"
Jadaemhebl Vidalia, Georgia
We could never have coordinated everything we did.
February 11, 2016
"Not to mention it would have been hit or miss for us selecting the right hotels, tour operators, transportation etc.!"
Judy080360, Toronto, Canada
We wanted this anniversary trip to be low stress and full of adventure.
December 17, 2015
"That was exactly what we got! Priscilla worked with me to coordinate an 8 day trip. CRE/Priscilla also added in a special package to our first night in Tortuga Lodge making it super unique, fun, and all the other couples jealous. ;) There is something pretty awesome about the attention we got throughout our trip and the feedback that even our drivers had delighted in the fact that they were working with CRE.!"
Eldros27 Columbus, Ohio
They managed to seamlessly switch us to another airline
January 11, 2016
"On one occasion, our flight from Palmar del Sur was cancelled (plane trouble in San Jose, nothing to do with CRE) and they managed to seamlessly switch us to another airline that landed at the smaller of the two airports in San Jose. Even though we should have landed at the main airport on the other airline, our driver was right there waiting for us as we got of the plane.!"
Zimbach Bainbridge Island, WA
We Felt Safe and Secure
June 18, 2014
"We have no doubt in our minds that we wouldn’t have seen or experienced half of the things we did if it weren’t for the expert knowledge and planning from Gustavo and CRE. They keep in touch and inform you about all you need to know every step of the way and we felt safe and secure at all times.!"
Carmen E London, United Kingdom
It costs more than some companies but it is well worth paying the extra.
October 26, 2015
"From the initial interaction through to the vacation itself this company was a pleasure to deal with. We had our own custom itinerary designed for us taking into account our love of birdwatching and nature photography. We had tours with just us our own guide which is worth the small extra cost. I would highly recommend Costa Rica Expeditions. It costs more than some companies but it is well worth paying the extra.!"
Emma E Chicago, Illinois
They fixed the situation instantly.
January 6, 2016
"The one time a guide didn't turn up was when the hotel was supposed to organize it, but as soon as I asked CRE what had happened they fixed the situation instantly.!"
sarahg97 Bethesda, Maryland
An Amazing Job Planning Our Honeymoon
July 20, 2014
"Costa Rica Expeditions did an amazing job planning our honeymoon. We worked with Elena Monge, who couldn’t have been more flexible and accommodating with our itinerary. The first itinerary that Elena sent us wasn’t quite what we were hoping for (we were looking to get outside, meet locals and get out of our comfort zone), but after explaining what we were looking for, Elena changed up the plan and it was fantastic.!"
Adam P Somerville, Massachusetts
I was about to give up even going to Costa Rica.
April 8, 2015
"I was about to give up even going to Costa Rica because attempting to do the travel planning myself was too time consuming and too hard to narrow down all the options. I read about Costa Rica Expeditions and filled out their questionnaire. The next day, our wonderful travel planner, Priscilla reached out to me and within a week of back and forth, she had put together a great itinerary and all the t's were crossed and the i's were dotted. What a relief!!"
DVMRVA, Richmond, Virginia
Always planned our own trips
March 30, 2015
"We've traveled in Costa Rica several times in the past and always planned our own trips. We always enjoyed ourselves and had great trips. BUT this time we decided to try Costa Rica Expeditions and LOVED the wonderful service we got!! All the venues we visited on our private day tours were beautiful and filled with natural beauty - and our naturalist guides and drivers were all stellar! If this sounds too glowing, I assure you I'm not overstating the quality of the venues/guides/drivers provided by CRE. I will absolutely use them again on my next trip to CR - took ALL the worry our of our vacation which made it COMPLETELY relaxing!!"
It was well worth the money.... a trip like this could be a nightmare.
January 7, 2016
"One of the kids cried when we had to say good-bye. Thank you CRE and we miss you already Gustavo!!"
GBNorthstar Granite Bay, California
Why Using CRE Was So Great
February 15, 2014
"It was clear to me why using CRE was so great… Chatting at breakfast in a hotel with a woman and her parents who had rented a car to drive around the country. They were excited but clearly completely distracted by trying to figure out how to get from one place to the next, and also in need of a lot of advice for how to enjoy their day. !"
ardenp Boston, Massachusetts
Worth Every Penny!
July 28, 2014
"At first when booking this I thought it was a little bit expensive, but soon realized it was worth every penny! I wish we had booked our entire Costa Rica vacation with them.!"
katw291 San Carlos, California
We saw and did things that would not have been possible on our own.
January 7, 2016
"We learned of Costa Rica Expeditions (CRE) through birding contacts, used their web site to outline our time frame and interests, and heard back within a day from Douglas Espinosa who put our itinerary together. His knowledge of the country and ability to match attractions, lodging, meals, and travel with our interests was impressive. The guides he scheduled for us - Fernando Perez` and Marco Morales were just outstanding. Their combined knowledge of birds, other wildlife, botany, culture, and logistics meant that we saw and did things that would not have been possible on our own. This superbly organized team looked ahead, made weather adjustments, found alternatives when needed, and provided value from start to finish.!"
Daniel E Helena, Montana
By far the best travel agency we have used.
March 9, 2015
"Based on the awards won by the company, I took a punt and asked Nadya of CRE to organise our holiday. It was the most successful gamble ever taken. The company is brilliant. Everything was organised to perfection. The holiday was pitched exactly as we wanted it and directed to please the three adrenalin loving teenagers as well as their conservative parents. It was not only the value for money that was so appealing. It was the extraordinary attention to detail with follow up emails and advice for every part of the tour. Further, we changed our plans a couple of times and this was dealt with efficiently and economically. Our family has done a lot of travel but this was by far the best travel agency we have used.!"
A H Melbourne, Australia
Superb Food
February 28,2014
"We stayed at both their lodges and elsewhere. Their lodges had superb food, extremely friendly and helpful staff and wonderful guides. The accommodations were very good. The grounds of their two lodges have hiking trails and a vast array of wild animals wondering around on the premises.!"
dickscha Seattle, Washington
Costa Rica Expeditions took away all of my stress…
January 13, 2015
"and delivered a high-quality trip that ensured all of my objectives were met!"
Kimberly R Washington DC, District of Columbia
We felt well cared for.
February 3, 2015
"Our guide even came into the hotel with us to ensure that all was right with our reservation. Costa Rica Expedition staff were waiting for us at every transition during our trip. We felt well cared for. We'd definitely use them again for a trip to Costa Rica.!"
CanadianSnowbird1 Tucson
They certainly earn their reputation and their fees.
January 9, 2015
"At one point we had to test CRE's ability to make changes within a short time frame and they were able to do so perfectly. I would recommend CRE to anyone looking to travel to Costa Rica. They certainly earn their reputation and their fees. They made the entire planning process easy and the vacation better than we could have expected.!"
Tracey B Los Altos, California
She planned each activity just as we wanted
January 24, 2015
"Elena, our travel agent at Costa Rica Expeditions, worked with us to plan just the right tour for our family of 6 adults. She planned each activity just as we wanted.!"
20jerry Wellesley MA
Great Wildlife
July 20, 2014
"Eduardo was simply amazing in terms of being able to find great wildlife for me to photograph, and I was continually impressed by his ability to identify every bird by both sight and sound.!"
Chuck M Athens, Georgia
Appealed to different generations
January 20, 2015
"Costa Rica Expeditions listened to our interests and helped us plan a family trip that appealed to different generations.!"
BvB6420 New York City, New York’