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The whole trip was awesome! Great trip report from the Gelfand family on our Costa Rica Active Family Adventure What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why? At the end of each day, we would remark, "OK, this was my favorite day so far!" All of the outdoor adventures were great fun (zip lining, white water rafting, rappelling, horseback riding) but of particular note were the interactions with the locals, including ALL the local guides and the delicious lunches at Miriam's and at the top of the mountain at Santa Juana. Highlights: Oxcart factory - Hydro-electric energy was super cool!!! Vida Campensina Farm - GREAT lunch and very informative. GREAT local guide (Jose) Horseback Riding Tour - Supercool  Family canoeing and snorkeling - Another wonderful guide! Great activity! White water rafting - FANTASTIC tour, tour guide (John) and waterfall surprise!  Monkeys, sloths, gorgeous birds in the Manuel Antonio National Park Hike through rainforest - Seeing ants...

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The essence of the countries is in its people This year I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala for a week and on a comprehensive 16 day trip to Belize, what a treat! Every time I visit Guatemala I’m amazed by the richness of its culture. Just imagine over 21 different indigenous Mayan populations fused with Spanish and European populations. One of my favorite things is to stroll around all the different villages near the Atitlan Lake where ancient Mayan dialect is still the primary language, which is uncommon to see in larger cities throughout Central American these days. It's a chance to really learn about their way of life: weaving the most intricate huipiles, teaching their natural dyeing techniques, etc. The Mayan influence is very strong everywhere you look, I think no other country has more international identity than Guatemala. To top it all our guide was able to spot a jaguar in the jungles of Tikal,...
One of the most moving and wonderful experiences of my life Guest Review from our Nicaragua Family Vacation "The trip was wonderful! Wildland Adventures helped me plan my trip and get prepared perfectly!! The activity our family enjoyed the most was the pottery experience, the horse and cart ride, and the walk on Mombacho!! Our trip leader, Lou, was miles beyond our expectations. She must be aone-in-a-lifetime guide. She guided us through the chaos of Granada with exceptional organization, insight, timing, warmth, cheerful spirits and charm. Lou seemed to know everyone everywhere personally - clearly a true and cherished friend to many of the Nicaraguans we met. It was so reassuring to be with someone who knew so much about the people and the country. After we parted ways, the kids both mentioned missing her and wanting to write her. Your most discerning and hard- to-impress visitors would be delighted, I'm sure, to be guided by Lou. Our driver Fran was...

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We chose this trip because we love adventure Guest review from Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure "Thanks for a great trip. We received excellent prep information. Having done many trips without a tour group, much of the information was a gentle reminder. The checklists were time saving and thoughtful. Both lodges offered different experiences and they were both wonderful. Selva Bananito was amazing and different. The Shawanda Lodge was lovely with lots of wildlife on the grounds. I loved the snorkeling and experience in Cahuita. The waterfall hike and rappel was awesome. Other highlights were the boat ride and day at the Bribri Indigenous community, the salsa lesson and cooking lessons and the Sloth Sanctuary. Alex Arias was professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. He watched out for our comfort and safety and made sure that we had the best experience possible. He was able to teach us about the history of the country and the places we...
Simply the best guide you could ever ask for on a trip Fantastic note from a family who traveled with Wildland on our Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure. "Alex is simply the best guide you could ever ask for on a trip. He is very professional. He clearly loves what he does and loves his country. He is very knowledgeable and excited to share it. He is sensitive to everyone’s needs and watching out and anticipating needs. He went out of his way to buy snacks, find us a laundry mat etc. As a parent traveling with three teenagers, I felt so at ease because he was looking out for them and for so many details. He made time to connect with each of my kids, make them laugh, get them excited about what they were doing, and have fun. We cannot say enough about him! My kids all said that they missed him when we came back home!” Rita Egrari and children...
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