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Costa Rica Wilderness Explorer

Discover a Wilder Side of Costa Rica on a Less-Common Adventure into Remote Natural Realms
K. Williams
“This is, by far, the best trip I have ever taken, and a large part of this is due to the guides and drivers that we had. I cannot say enough wonderful things about how they enhanced our adventure.”

R. Hagen
“Nancy was wonderful!! Her knowledge of every aspect of the trip was fantastic. A great personallity, caring attitude, and a 'WHOLE' lot of fun describes Nancy. Nancy was a wealth of information about the wildlife and plants of Costa Rica. She was also a very pleasant person to travel with and always trying to be helpful (I'm not used to having so much done for me - it's great though). She has a very good relationship with the hotel managers and staff, which is always nice to see. I truly enjoyed the trip more because of her professionalism and care.”

R. Bartelt
"What we liked most was the whole country; with its birds, animals, bugs, plants, and people! Wow! I liked seeing such a variety of places (from coastal rain forests to the mountains), always focusing on the natural world and doing it as a member of a small group. (I feel sorry for folks who chose to travel in a huge group in a tour bus). I liked eating some meals in Costa Rican homes and small businesses. The Costa Rican people were friendly and gracious everywhere. Food was great throughout."

J. Dwyer
"The animals, the scenery, the group, and the guide were all great. I loved the variety of experiences. The two lunches cooked by the local Tica women were fantastic. The Tiskita family was both engaging and inspirational. Nancy is amazing: knowledgeable, calm, funny, and very helpful."

J. Minteer
"Leo was the best. He knew birds by their song and could spot so many animal long the many trails we took. Since the 4 travelers in the group are a bit older, he kept things on a slower pace. There are so many special things we saw that is is difficult to pick one out. I really liked being able to get a picture of a Ghost Bat hanging from the roof of our porch ceiling. The cutter ant hills were giagantic. I could go on and on."

V. Look
"The trip exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend NatHab to our friends. We enjoyed staying at such a wide variety of lodgings. It really gave us a feel for the range of accommodations in the country. We were amazed at the depth of Esteban's knowledge and his keen powers in observing wildlife. He immediately recognized birds which otherwise seemed to be flying too high and too fast for anyone to recognize."

M. Clary
"I enjoyed the variety of settings and treks that we took. Esteban was a superb guide with a vast knowledge of everything Costa Rican. He is extremely intelligent, patient, tolerant, knowledgeable and has a fine sense of humor. I cannot give higher marks to an expedition leader. All and all a great trip with a fantastic expedition leader and driver and fine fellow travelers."

A & D Edgeworth
“Nancy, along with the natural Costa Rican bird and animal life was the trip highlight. Nancy is a remarkable guide and leader – knowledgeable, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator. The Sierpe River boat cruse in the mangroves was also outstanding, with a plethora of birds and wildlife.”

L. Walker
“We can’t say enough good things about Jimmy. He knew the answer to virtually every question we asked: cultural, historical, political, plant and animal identification, and on and on. Amazing. He was tireless and accommodated every need or request like a real pro and made it look easy although we knew he was working hard. Simply an amazing guide and we would enjoy his guidance again and again. Jimmy is the best!! It was an extremely memorable trip, and we certainly hope to travel with Nat Hab again.”

M. Schollaert
“The lodging was varied, unique and very comfortable. Our guide was wonderful!! Her knowledge of every aspect of the trip was fantastic. I enjoyed every aspect of this trip and we will definitely travel again with Natural Habitat!”

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