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- Un-click if you change your mind.

- Every preference you click is saved immediately.

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1. Your 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.
  • If you are not traveling alone and your primary trip goal is different from your traveling companion(s), check all the ones that apply. Then explain in the comment field.
  • 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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2. Your Vacation Pace & Intensity
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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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3. Authentic Interactions Local People
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Please keep in mind:
  • 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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- Feel free to type your comments or questions below.
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4. Your Beautiful Romantic Celebration
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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 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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- If a category doesn't apply to you, leave all boxes unchecked.

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5. Involving Your Children
We're considering bringing:
Would like:
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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.
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 Rainforest Experiences
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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 feet.
  • 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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