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Program #11586RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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George from Saint Cloud, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/06/14
I recommend the Costa Rica "Exploring Natural Wonders" program for anyone who wishes to visit all the diverse ecological zones of Central America, learn about culture and economy and discover an abundance of birds species. If your program guide is Erick Guzman the experience will be unforgettable.

Sharon from Livingston, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/06/14
This was our first Road Scholar trip but it made us want to go on more! Costa Rica is beautiful and our guide, Eric, was outstanding. We saw 3 of the 4 species of monkeys in Costa Rica, two species of sloths, caimans, alligators, an eyelash viper, and over 150 species of birds, including spectacular species like Blue-crowned Motmots, Scarlet Macaws, and Fiery-throated Hummingbirds. Our accomodations were even better than I expected and the Costa Rican people were all helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this experience.

Linda from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/06/14
This is a great overview of the natural environments in Costa Rica. The scenery, the birds, and the lodges are magnificent. But, you must spend many hours traveling by bus on sometimes mountainous, sometimes unpaved roads, Be prepared for high humidity in the coastal regions and bring your favorite remedy for stomach upset. Enjoy!

Ann from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/28/14
My husband and I would put this program at the top of the list. Planning was meticulous. I'm very happy I had my hiking boots. One detail that eluded me was the degree of humidity in the rain forest areas (I know, silly me.) However, it was not really possible to wash out shirts along the way and expect them to dry.

Janel from Eugene, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/28/14
Fantastic tour of Costa Rica - lots of beautiful vistas, exciting wildlife, adventurous outings, great food and excellent tour guide, Javier Miranda. I would go again!

Nancy from Endwell, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 03/07/14
If you love the outdoors, and seeing unusual birds, flowers, and animals everyday, then this is the trip for you. Also if you live in the NE, February is a great time to visit Costa Rica. The weather was wonderful. Even when it was hot, there always seemed to be a breeze,

Carol from Nevada City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/02/14 - 03/14/14
This is a GREAT trip -- I hope you get Roger as your instructor and Alvaro as your driver; they are both wonderful and work well together. Just bring something for diarrea, because you are likely to get it near the end of the trip -- all of us did (17 pp.)

Richard from Kingsport, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 03/07/14
Jean and I agree with Nelda's assessment of our Costa Rica adventure. The group of traveling companions were great and we made many new friends. Chito our Group Leader, Guide, Teacher, and Wilson our Coach driver did an outstanding job. Here is a sampling of the wildlife we recorded: over 130 bird and waterfowl, 4 bat species, three toed sloths, 3 monkey species, several frog species and two poison dart frogs, crocodiles, several lizards including the Jesus Christ lizard, two types of iguana, many butterflies, river turtles, rabbits, and insects including the rhinoceros beetle. We will try to post some pictures we took along the way.

Nelda from Glendale, AZ Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 03/07/14
This trip is a must-do for anyone who enjoys nature and wants to learn about Costa Rica. It covers a wide area of the country and includes some fascinating story tellers who add an important dimension to the trip. You will see birds you never thought you would see and plants you can only imagine. The lodgings are unique -- some spartan, some luxurious, all in beautiful settings. You come away with new knowledge about ecology and admiration for the country that is quickly learning how to manage its natural resources.

Roberta from Sunnyvale, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/04/14 - 02/16/14
If you like seeing monkeys, many beautiful birds, frogs, butterflies, and beautiful flowers and interesting vegetation and Volcanos then Costa Rica is the country to visit for you!

Maureen from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/04/14 - 02/16/14
This program gave us a real sense of the biodiversity and beauty of Costa Rica. We experienced the rainforest by boat and on foot, climbed as high as we dared on Arenal, learned about coffee, pineapple and banana production, sun bathed on a warm Pacific beach and traveled to the highest Costa Rican peak. We saw an incredible display of wildlife - mammals, reptiles and amphibians - and counted over 50 species of birds along the way. The Costa Rican people are warm and welcoming. A wonderful experience we'll always remember.

Marilyn from Mukilteo, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/09/14
This tour was fabulous! My husband is the nature lover and I wanted to hear Spanish....however, by the end of the tour I was converted to a birdwatcher! - the last thing I would have expected. Very well paced and variety of activities. Marilyn

Karen from Eagle River, WI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/18/14 - 01/30/14
We loved every aspect of this program! All the places we visited were very interesting, as were the speakers, and activities. We loved our guide Pedro Bosques--he was extremely knowledgeable about everything: birds, flowers, history, etc. We would highly recommend this program.

David from Joseph, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/09/14
After I arranged for my own air transportation, I received Road Scholar brochures showing some very attractive air fares and will certainly look at the apparent bargain deals on future trips. As we arrived a week early and stayed a day longer, making our own travel arrangements may have been required any how.

Lois from Jupiter, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/25/14 - 02/06/14
We really enjoyed everything about our first experience with Road Scholar. Our small group of 18 was just the right size. We got to know everyone and the whole group got along very well. The group leader was wonderful. The trip memorable!

Virginia from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/18/14 - 01/30/14
This is a fabulous trip for active people who love flora, fauna, and natural history. Costa Rica is a small country leading the way toward restoring and preserving its ecosystem and natural habitat for a huge array of species that call it home. We all fell in love with our guide and would follow him anywhere. Take this trip -- you won't regret it!

William from Lexington, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 02/02/14
Excellent guide and driver, beautiful scenery and exotic fauna all made this a trip worth taking. I could have used more walking and less bus travel, but enjoyed the various sites.

Leah from Stoddard, WI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 02/02/14
Although this trip was less active than I anticipated, it was overall a wonderful experience. I seldom repeat trips, but this is one I'd do again.

Pat from Farmington, MI Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 01/18/14 - 01/30/14
This program met ALL my expectations. I volunteer at a zoo and was excited to see animals I had only seen in captivity. (Although I would still like to see an anteater and a tapir!)

Eric from Ottawa, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/05/14 - 01/17/14
We were pleased with the excellence of the value and breadth of our tour of Costa Rica. Our trip gave us a perspective of the country we could never have achieved traveling alone. The fellowship we enjoyed was exceptional and we have gained knowledge of how another part of the world lives. Overall, an excellent experience we would highly recommend!

Linda from Renton, WA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 12/03/13 - 12/15/13
I've made 33 trips outside the United States to 29 different countries, and the most interesting were 1. Bhutan (with Road Scholar) 2. Costa Rica (with Road Scholar) 3. Turkey And of these three, Costa Rica is (obviously) the shortest flight. Linda W

Annette from Akron, OH Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 12/03/13 - 12/15/13
Wonderful opportunity to see diverse locations in this beautiful country. Come prepared for very hot and humid conditions, but bugs were never a problem. We were thrilled with the wildlife viewing and exciting experiences such as white-water rafting and swinging bridges. This was our 11th Road Scholar adventure and we keep coming back for more. This one exceeded all our expectations. Highly recommended!

Paula from Cotuit, MA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/15/13
This was a wonderful introduction to that part of the world. we felt safe and welcome by the Costa Rican people. It was exciting to hear the enthusiasm they have for preserving their rich Bio diversity. The accomodations were great. the birs life spectacular and the howler monkeys a hoot. Do yourself a favor Check out Cost Rica soon

Colin from Geneva, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/12/13 - 11/24/13
We found this program tobe far more than just a tour. It was truly an education.

Judith from West Chester, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/15/13
Terrific program. I've never called myself a naturalist - but I found bird watching, animal and plant study all stimulating and engaging. We had a terrific leader - Luis Vargas - who ensured a successful 13 days. Accommodations everywhere were very good, food was enjoyable and the folks on my group were all compatible and collegial! Can't say enough good things about this program.

Joyce from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 08/06/13 - 08/18/13
This was a wonderful tour! We saw and learned so much, and it was a delight to see so many different parts of Costa Rica.

Lori from Yelm, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/16/13 - 07/28/13
My trip to Costa Rica was life changing in many ways. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with respect for all it's animals. plants and humans. This trip was, by far, the most educational and eye opening experience of my life.

Marie from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/16/13 - 07/28/13
Natural Wonders of Costa Rica certainly lives up to its title. Having lived in San Jose for 4 years 20 years ago and visiting various regions, I still learned and had new experiences on this tour. It was outstanding!

Norma from Mount Pleasant, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/16/13 - 07/28/13
The lectures were awesome. The group leader, Javier, was so knowledgeable and open for questions. The entire trip was above and beyond anything I ever imagined. This trip will remain as one of the highlights of my travels.

Dana from Scotia, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/15/13
I loved it! I saw Quetzales and Scarlet Macaws, crocodiles, Storks and Spoonbills. I awakened to Howler Monkeys. I went zipling and white water rafting. The food was fabulous. The people were wonderful.

Thelma from Tyler, TX Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/17/13 - 03/01/13
The program was delightful in every way. I was not able to complete every hike, but this did not distract from my enjoyment of the trip. The size of the group was perfect. Our guide was outstanding.

Bo from Kitchener, ON Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/15/13
Just got back from the Natural Wonders tour of Costa Rica. Wonderful country with a very high biodiversity per square mile ... Ie you'll see a lot! Roger our guide and Frank our bus driver were both very professional with great senses of humour. We would highly recommend this trip, particularly if you are lucky enough to have Roger and Frank leading the tour.

Cynthia from Sherman, CT Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/27/13 - 02/08/13
Costa Rica is a small but exceptionally varied country and Road Scholar’s “Exploring Natural Wonders” gives a good overview focusing on geography and wildlife, making it a valuable alternative to a “beach trip.” The itinerary’s rewarding coast-to-coast locales, interesting lecturers and guided tours, plus the range of hotels and good food, make this two-week tour highly recommended. Our guide Carlos Jimenez did an outstanding job, particularly in pointing out all the critters on the trails and rivers with the use of radio sets, and driver Alvaro Montero was a friendly partner. As with all Road Scholar trips, fellow travelers were all very companionable.

Lynn from Pittsfield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/13 - 03/01/13
In Costa Rica, I loved waking up to the howler monkeys howling, and howling again before bedtime ! The white-faced capuchin monkeys stealing the food of our plates, and our delight in finally seeing a pair of colorful macaws. We saw just about every bird our guide told us we would see...he knew his birds, their calls, and their hang-outs. Exciting and educational trip !

Judith from Waltham, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/05/13 - 02/17/13
I just returned and can highly recommend this Costa Rica program. The nature activities were balanced - seeing birds, mammals, flowers, trees, insects, etc. The lectures provided a framework for what we were seeing - the inter-dependency of geography, history, and economic influences. It is an active trip - not particularly physically demanding - but a full day starting early in the morning. Our guide Ignacio was excellent.

Robert from Ridgecrest, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/05/13 - 02/17/13
This was a great program which would be enjoyed by almost anyone interested in the outdoors, especially birding and flowering plants. The history of Costa Rica as it relates to current conservation efforts was especially interesting. Any moderately active senior would have no trouble; an 88 year old participant enjoyed himself. No problems with insects or illness(for most), food and acomodations generally excellent. Guide was superb.

Dana from Scotia, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/15/13
I loved it! I saw Quetzales and Scarlet Macaws, crocodiles, Storks and Spoonbills. I awakened to Howler Monkeys. I went zipling and white water rafting. The food was fabulous. The people were wonderful.

Betty from Pittsford, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/15/13
This trip was the fulfillment of a 20 year dream. Costa Rica is a natural wonder, and this trip gave a wide sampling. Yes, long bus rides are not fun, but I found looking out the windows fascinating. Stops were well planned. I particularly enjoyed the eco-lodges in Tortuguero and Selva Verde. Rooms were basic with only screens in the windows and ceiling fans but quite comfortable. The "fancier" lodgings were more predicable. Food was basic, good and plentiful. Yes, you will eat a lot of rice and beans (which I love). Our guide, Rodger, was fantastic with an encyclopedic knowledge of flora and fauna which he loved to share. I was most surprised by the other participants. They were all engaging and interesting people who made the trip even more special. If you have an opportunity, take this trip!

Norma from Brattleboro, VT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/15/13 - 01/27/13
This was my first visit to Costa Rica. I had been dreaming of visiting for many years. It fulfilled my dreams and beyond. The scenery, birds, and tropical vegetation were breath taking.

Kay from Columbia, MD Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/15/13
First, the highlights: The Arenal Volcano National Park and Hanging Bridges were spectacular (although the walk would be more comfortable with hiking boots with rigid soles because the paving stones are so unstable). The Savegre Lodge, including a half hour watching a pair of nesting quetzal birds, made the whole trip worthwhile. Overflowing with exotic flowers and birds, this valley is everything I dreamed of when I chose this trip to Costa Rica. Roger, our leader, was extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and went out of his way to help us get great pictures, even if we just had ordinary digital cameras. The downside: the bus is terrible, especially for the 5-hour trips. It's the most cramped, least comfortable tour bus I've ever been in, but it may be all that's available in a developing country like Costa Rica. The driver was great and did his best, especially on narrow mountain roads. The first stop (Tortuguero) is hot and humid, and the hotel has no air conditioning; the water is not safe to drink. When the turtles aren't nesting (March), this is not, IMHO, a great place to visit. Bottom line: I'm glad I took this trip, but I wish we had spent more time at the good places and less time on that wretched bus.

Judy from Carlsbad, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/06/13 - 01/18/13
This was a trip of a lifetime! Our guide Chito and bus driver Orlando were wonderful. The lectures were fantastic. The field trips were educational and fun. Accommodations and food were clean, safe, and four to five star quality for a Central American country. The weather cooperated throughout the entire trip. Best of all, our group was inquisitive, adventurous, and thoughtful. I usually travel independently so having everything arranged and enjoyable company available was a real vacation. I would have preferred more opportunity for physical and independent activities.

Anne from Concord, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/22/13 - 02/03/13
The title of this program accurately reflects the experiences we had traveling throughout Costa Rica. Each day was filled with surprises and amazing adventures. I had never experienced such diversity of plants, the thrill of walking through rain forests and locating exquisite rare birds. The birding is superb and thank you Roads Scholar for your excellent venue choices. This is a country not to be missed, providing you have William as your guide!

Michael from Spartanburg, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/25/13
Every aspect of the tour was handled professionally.


We saw some really beautiful country and an incredible variety of bird life. Plan on being waked up early in the morning by howler monkeys.


The accomodations were nicer than we expected them to be. Several of the lodges combined beautiful landscaping with the impressive recycling and conservation efforts for which Costa Rica has become famous. Good Internet access was always available.


We enjoyed a number of lectures given by academics and naturalists. The speakers were informative and spoke excellent English.


Dining in Costa Rica involves lots of fresh fruit (pineapple, papaya, melons), juice, rice and beans, veggies, grass-fed beef, and fish. The coffee is as good as any in the world.


Our guide was Jimmy Trejos, and he was first-class. Jimmy was friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. In the bus, he used a microphone and talked about the natural and man-made features of each region as we drove. He gave detailed but easy-to-follow presentations on flora and fauna, renewable energy, regional economics, geography, climatology, history, and on and on. Jimmy made sure our every need was attended to.


Jimmy also excelled on the trail. He has a highly developed ear and located dozens of different birds by their sound. He has an uncanny ability to spot birds, insects, and animal signs as he walks along. Of course, we couldn't see anything until he patiently pointed out where to look. He also organized optional 6:00 AM birdwalks every morning. The man was truly amazing, and a terrific representative for Road Scholar.



Some Highlights:


Seeing lots of crocodiles


Ziplining with an 85 year old woman (she loved it)


Walking on hanging bridges


Touring a coffee plantation (great tour guide)


Touring an organic pineapple plantation (wild and wacky tour guide)


All the birds


Howler monkeys


The Costa Rican people!


Vijaya from Carmichael, CA Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 01/22/13 - 02/03/13
Costa Rica - Natural Wonders - is an excellent program. It covers rainforests, tropical forests, cloud forests, dry forests and transitional forests from Carrabin coast to Pacific coast. It is a birds' paradise. I enjoyed visits to coffee, banana and pineapple plantations. Local food is delicious. People are friendly. I am happy to have one extra thing that is not included in the program - zip lining at my free time. I am sure everybody enjoys this program.

Sharon from Lake George, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/25/13
Strongly recommend this journey. The activities were as noted and the activity level accurate. The pace was well set. The different areas and lodges were beautiful with plenty of plants and birds to accommodate everyone. There were plenty of rest stops and the guides were flexible with regard to those who wanted to begin at 6 AM and those that wanted to join in at breakfast. Our group was timely and made a great fit of personalities, many of which have done numerous journeys using the Road Scholar program. Great time!

Susan from Piedmont, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/08/13 - 01/20/13
We just returned from Costa Rica where we had an outstanding tour. My husband did the Spanish immersion tour while I did the fun tour for 12 days. We were both equally satisfied and loved every minute. We both had great guides (mine was better but he disagrees) and could not have been happier with our experiences. A+++

Margaret from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/27/12 - 12/09/12
I found this program to be interesting and fun. I would do this trip again.

Sandy from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/04/12 - 12/16/12
This December trip to CR with Edwin was fantastico! We had the greatest group of 19 adventurers and the wilds of CR graced us with incredible viewings. It could not have been anymore perfect. Sandy G. Austin, Texas

Sharon from Brookings, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/04/12 - 12/16/12
The title of this trip is accurate. It is a great itinerary. Friends who have traveled to Costa Rica have said they did not see all that I did on this trip. I highly recommend this program because my experience was wonderful - a great itinerary, terrific fellow travelers and the BEST guide on the planet - Edwin Ramirez!!

Maureen from Whites Creek, TN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 12/04/12 - 12/16/12
this program is amazing and i would highly and totally recommend it to anyone, especially if being led by edwin ramirez

Sue from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/27/12 - 12/09/12
Costa Rica is a jewel in hte central American region. It offers a lot of insight into what is possible when a country truly embraces education and social support for their people. I loved learning about their journey and enjoying their beautiful country.

Doug from Anacortes, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/06/12 - 11/18/12
We had a wonderful time on this trip! Edwin, our guide, was FANTASTIC! He is so knowledgeable and was enthusiastic to share information with all of us. He is also very patient and tries to keep things upbeat and positive.
We saw lots of birds (I documented 143 species for myself)and animals, plus the rainforests were breathtakingly beautiful. Edwin often took us on early morning bird walks, which was great. The lectures were good and the activity level was just right for us. The people of Costa Rica were very welcoming and eager to make us happy. All in all, we had a great time and would recommend this trip to anyone interested in having some amazing experiences in a beautiful country! Pura Vida!

Elaine from Tulsa, OK Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/11/12 - 09/23/12
If you want to have a great experience, this is the trip for you. Amazing the number of animals, birds and plants to see and learning about the country was very interesting. And have to mention the wonderful lodging and food. All this and very informed guides to point out different things along with details about each. Was more than I expected and happy it was.

Willie from Fresno, CA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/16/11 - 09/28/11
This is an amazing trip. The tour guide was exceptional and went out of his way to accomodate requests. He had extra hikes (ie in the moring before breakfast). The accomodations were very unique and comfortable and operated by locals!

Sharon from Calacoaya, Atiz, Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/17/12 - 04/29/12
Great program for those who love nature. Wonderful opportunity to see animals,plants and birds in the wild. Wonderful guide. Don't miss it.


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