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Customer Reviews of our Costa Rica Natural Paradise tour

We currently have 183 reviews of this tour. These reviews are completely unsolicited, and they were not paid for in any way. These are simply the kind words of some of our satisfied customers.

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“We really enjoyed the trip in a beautiful country and the price was right!”

Mr. & Mrs. D.P., Prescott, Arizona

“The pace of the sightseeing and activities was well thought out and executed. Our tour director always prepared us for the next activity. I really enjoyed this trip and have recommended it to others.”

Ms. B.T., Pasadena, California

“The sights were absolutely fabulous! We visited both coasts and many places in between ... all the places we were interested in seeing. I wasn’t sure I wanted to visit Tortuguero, but it turned out to be one of my favorite destinations! This was an exceptional tour at an exceptional price. The guides were very eco-minded. We received a good education from them and their passion for preserving their environment was contagious. We totally get it. Your Costa Rican tour was awesome.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.H., Burton, Michigan

“The sightseeing and activities, these were all that were promised and more! We would never have seen and done everything on our own! Very satisfied with this Caravan tour. Will definitely use your tour company again and have and will recommend it to friends. Pura Vida.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.R., Fort Myers, Florida

“You have put together an outstanding package at a very reasonable price. Costa Rica is a great vacation destination!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.M., Laguna Niguel, California

“As a travel agent, I would recommend clients to Costa Rica with Caravan. This was an excellent tour, especially since everything was included. We saw and did a great deal in a short period of time.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.S., Rochester, New York

“The meals were fabulous and the final with ‘sit down’ and filet mignon was especially nice. The sights were very good, enjoyed the coffee plantation and the cart factory. Had not traveled with Caravan before, but will recommend it to my friends. ”

Ms. J.M., Laguna Niguel, California

“The meals were very good and well presented. I enjoyed the lunch stop locations too. Our tour director made this trip very comfortable and fun. This was my first Caravan tour. I would book another one in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.R., Oberlin, Ohio

“The hotels were all great in their own way. The meals were very good, tasty,, plentiful and fairly well-balanced. The tour director was unbelievably great, an encyclopedia of information convey tours in an entertaining, caring and interesting manner. You have set very high standards with your tour and guides.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.H., Henderson, Kentucky

“The hotels were all nice and a nice variety of different types or styles of doing things. The sightseeing and activities were wonderful. Loved the whole experience of everything offered. A wonderful experience and great value, I will be using you again and will recommend to others.”

Ms. N.L., Winsted, Connecticut

“The meals were delicious! It was very easy to keep my vegetarian diet with this tour. Your tour director was WONDERFUL! Never let go of her, she was knowledgeable about everything any of us wanted to know. She was so personable and always happy too. Costa Rica is BEAUTIFUL!”

Mrs. P.H., Gainesville, Florida

“Our tour director was always accessible and approachable to the group. All in all, this tour was excellent, well planned and varied! I enjoyed it and recommend Caravan to everyone. Next trip, I plan to use Caravan due to the quality and knowing you take care and time to arrange good tours whenever they are offered. Thank you!”

Mrs. E.M., Phoenix, Arizona

“This was the best vacation I had. It is the only way to see Costa Rica.”

Ms. P.H., Plano, Texas

“We had the perfect tour director, very knowledgeable of Costa Rican history, local cultures, and coconuts. Caravan, you should be proud! Besides the fact that you guys do a great job staging all of the sights, wildlife and timing (it was all fake right?!),it was obvious to us that the guides, the hotel staffs, the tour director, the restaurant personnel, etc. All seemed to rise to the occasion for a Caravan tour. You guys are doing something right. Keep it up!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.G., Pleasant Hill, California

“The local guides were good at Tortuguero and the rain forest and wildlife park, especially seeing Blondie, the orange colored Howler. The trip was well conducted and we saw a lot of Costa Rica.”

Mr. A.S., San Diego, California

“I liked the diversity of the trip. It was well planned with nice accommodations. It was a pleasant experience, would recommend tour.”

Mr. & Mrs. S.S., Hopatcong, New Jersey

“I very much appreciate the professional manner that we were treated. I am a travel agent, and working in this industry can sometimes be a thankless job, therefore when I am treated with respect, I try to acknowledge. We are truly grateful to Caravan and our tour director for being so accommodating. I can guarantee you that I will be selling Caravan tours enthusiastically in the future! Our tour director’s knowledge and passion for his country is so evident by the way he describes customs, culture, education, wildlife among many other things. All of the sightseeing, I loved every minute of it, great activities and some free time.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.C., Caledonia, Michigan

“There was so much food. I got a good idea of foods of Costa Rica. There was variety and lots of bottled water! There was great diversity in visiting different parts of country with attractions, just enough shopping opportunities. The tour director was the sweetest person I ever met. She was always smiling, had great English, always available, very knowledgeable on history, vegetation and country of Costa Rica. She kept things moving, always left on time, very respectful of everyone on tour. She was conservation and safety conscious, had good sense of humor and very accommodating.”

Ms. J.M., Abington, Pennsylvania

“The hotels were excellent, especially the one at Tortuguero. I’d like to spend a week there! The tour director was wonderful! Excellent! I can’t say enough about him. He was so knowledgeable about the plants and animals. He was an added bonus to the trip!”

Ms. J.L., Asheboro, North Carolina

“The hotels were an outstanding value. Each was clean, comfortable and had a special charm of its own. The meals were ample, excellent choices wide enough to satisfy a picky eater like me. It ranged from excellent to superb. Mexico’s Ancient Civilizations last year rated ten out of ten with our tour director. This tour director made Costa Rica fifteen out of ten. I will schedule Tikal, Copan sometime next year.”

Mr. C.G., Las Vegas,, Nevada

“My family and friends could not believe how wonderful the accommodations were. Everywhere we stayed the staff was nice and treated us very professionally. At Tortuguero, the staff treated us from the minute we arrived to the second we left as family. I cannot wait to take another Caravan tour, and tell all my friends about this one. Please do not change a thing, you have got it right.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.D., Boca Raton, Florida

“The meals were very good. I loved all the fresh fruit. The entire trip was awesome.”

Mr. & Mrs. T.R., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

“The driver was excellent. I drove for UPS for thirty years, I know what it takes to handle a vehicle of this size. I have been on many tours around the globe and our tour director was by far the best. He is very detailed, courteous, sincere and a perfect gentleman.****** Six stars.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.W., Hot Springs, Arkansas

“I can think of nothing that would improve this trip. I have traveled with other companies; therefore I have some basis for comparison. You are at the top of my list.”

Ms. M.U., Dublin, Georgia

“I am the last person I would have expected to take an escorted tour. This was a very pleasant surprise! Good work!”

Ms. S.K., Los Altos, California

“Caravan provided very good hotels, accommodations at all the spots we stayed were very clean and comfortable. I was very surprised how accommodating everybody was to make it a good trip. After using Caravan, I would recommend it to everybody. Everything was well laid out and planned. Our tour director was a very, very pleasant lady.”

Mr. R.D., Portland, Connecticut

“Hope to travel with you soon, the trip was well planned in every way. You have top quality help. The service was above average. I miss the country very much. Best vacation ever. The ten days went by too quickly. It was relaxing. Wonderful job!”

Mr. W.N., Lumberton, North Carolina

“All hotels were excellent! There is no way I would have stayed in such superior and sophisticated hotels for the price I paid for it. I am looking forward to another Caravan trip and I will recommend it to all my friends!!”

Mrs. J.R., Salenas, California

“Second trip with you to Costa Rica, couldn’t have been better.”

Mr. N.N., Lumberton, North Carolina

“I will recommend this tour to everyone I know.”

West Valley City, Utah

“This was a wonderful tour. Enjoyed myself thoroughly.”

Ms. K.T., London, Ontario Canada

“The meals were fabulous! Fresh, healthy meals! Variety of climates and nice activity with the option to relax by the pool was very nice! I highly recommend Caravan Tours to anyone, all ages would enjoy this trip. I am recommending this trip to my sister and husband for sure! I will definitely choose Caravan Tours in my future travel as well!”

Ms. L.D., Rixeyville, Virginia

“I would recommend Caravan to anyone, and will take another tour.”

Ms. I.K., Palm Desert, California

“The hotels were fabulous, given the price of the tour. I had low expectations of the hotels. They were really great. The bungalows were wonderful! The sightseeing and activities were absolutely unbelievable! We saw so many amazing things! It was like everything was there just for us. We had mediocre expectations of this tour because of the price and could not believe our eyes when we pulled into the first hotel. It was beautiful! We booked the trip over the internet and had no idea what Caravan was like. It was the trip of a lifetime and exceeded our expectations in every way. I have been telling everyone how fabulous your company is.”

Ms. E.W., Owego, New York

“The activities were fun and exciting. We loved the nature cruises on the river. We are younger and loved the more active sightseeing trips. I was very pleased with the entire trip. It is a great value for the money.”

Mr. C.R., Cabin John, Maryland

“One of the best vacations, if not the best we’ve ever had.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.R., Millersville, Pennsylvania

“The food was fresh and tasty. In particular, I found local produce very good, especially fruits, veggies and juices. Despite a very busy schedule, the trip was so well organized and run that not only I’ve seen more than expected, but also I was able to rest well.”

Ms. A.G., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

“My next trip with Caravan will be to Nova Scotia. I really enjoyed Costa Rica trip.”

Mr. J.S., Rixeyville, Virginia

“The tour director was a top professional! We will unhesitatingly recommend Caravan Tours!”

Mr. & Mrs. H.M., Loveland, Colorado

“In general, the tour was fabulous and a very convenient, relaxing and economical way to see Costa Rica. It left me with a very positive impression of the country and its people. It appears to be the most progressive and democratic country in Central America.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.P., Omaha, Nebraska

“The tour was awesome. The Caravan tour director could not have done a better job and all details were handled perfectly. Keep it up!”

Mr. & Mrs. L.K., Unionville, Connecticut

“The hotels were excellent. I couldn’t believe that in every city the hotels were getting better and better. Best trip on which I’ve been. Thanks.”

Ms. R.G., Cabin John, Maryland

“The hotels were well chosen with great locations and very comfortable. There was plenty of good food, breaks nicely timed. The guides were good choices, they were informative and had good knowledge of the animals and plants along with a cultural background. Would love to see the next phase of Costa Rica tours with Caravan.”

Mr. A.E., Brooklyn, New York

“All of the hotels were exceptional. We very much enjoyed the volcano hotel. The Tortuguero hotel was quite an experience, something new!”

Mr. & Mrs. K.M., Margate, Florida

“The hotels, I like the variety of accommodations from the rustic to modern. In general, I loved the tour. The variety of places, sights and activities was a good mix.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.K., Brea, California

“All hotels chosen for this tour were excellent. They were clean. The staff were very accommodating. The meals were good with an excellent variety of foods to choose from at each location. Our tour director was very knowledgeable of the people, customs, animals, plant life of Costa Rica. He instilled an appreciation of the country and its natural beauty and splendor. This is an excellent tour at a reasonable cost. Caravan Tours is to be commended. ”

Mr. & Mrs. D.G., Concord, Ohio

“The hotels were amazing! I loved how they were all so different. Each helped show a different aspect of the beautiful country and environment. The meals were delicious, and I am busy at work trying to reproduce some of them at home. Also, I enjoyed so many healthy options and alternatives at every meal. Your tour director was awesome! He was so friendly, patient and knowledgeable, a real person. He was always willing to help in any way. He made us all really comfortable. We really enjoyed having him as our tour guide. I also loved our driver, seeing his smile and trying to speak Spanish with him. I really enjoyed my time in Costa Rica. Thank you Caravan for organizing a trip that showed me so many beautiful things. This was a vacation I will never forget.”

Ms. A.A., Norman, Oklahoma

“The tour director was excellent. His passion for and knowledge of conservation, plants, wildlife and his country were amazing. He’s the best tour guide I ever had. Wonderful trip, wonderful country, great value for the price.”

Dr. M.V., LaBelle, Florida

“Hotels were all much better than I expected. The sightseeing and activities, it was an excellent overview of a fascinating country. Our tour director, what a jewel! Can’t add much to what others have said, except I’ve told fifty plus people, you are the only choice.”

Mr. E.D., Turnersville, New Jersey

“The tour director was excellent. This is our second Caravan tour and both times the tour directors were outstanding. We have been recommending Caravan to all our friends. Thanks for a great tour.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.V., Manhattan Beach, California

“The buffets were good. As a vegetarian, I managed to have full meals that were enjoyable. Our tour director was terrific, knowledgeable, articulate and considerate. He was a pleasure to be around and offered quite the learning experience. Very passionate. All in all, it was a great experience.”

Ms. J.D., Melville, New York

“The hotels were great, loved the scenery and views from the hotels, real taste of Costa Rica. There were wonderful sights and lots to see in such a short time. There was good food every time and plenty to go around. I had a wonderful time and would love to come back on another Caravan tour as long as I have the same tour director and driver.”

Mr. D.S., New River, Arizona

“The hotels ranged from good to excellent, all with swimming pools and beautiful grounds. All had accommodating staffs. The meals were plentiful and tasty. The plantains and eggplant were special hits with me. We were also pleased that all activities were nature oriented. A much more interesting and easy trip than I had imagined, well planned, variety and time to be on one’s own.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.J., Weston, Connecticut

“All hotels were excellent! Tortuguero was well beyond my expectations. I can say the same for the hotel at Arenal. This trip was stocked full of activities yet also allowed for sufficient free time and choices to engage in other activities on our own. I saw more than expected! I have already highly recommended this trip to many of my friends and relatives. The value of this trip was incredible. I am seriously looking at booking a Caravan trip to Guatemala. If that compares to this trip, it will be outstanding.”

Mr. T.W., Fall River, Massachusetts

“All hotels were good. Rooms were clean and convenience was good. The sightseeing and activities were well planned. Adequate time was allotted so you didn’t feel rushed. Good variety. Our tour director was excellent. He catered to our needs and went above and beyond the call of duty. He was very knowledgeable and did more than expected. I liked that all meals and side trips were included. Would definitely consider another Caravan tour.”

Ms. A.K., Midlothian, Virginia

“The whole trip was nearly perfect....AAAA rating!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.P., Essex, Connecticut

“Our tour director could not have been more helpful. He arranged all the little details like postage for postcards. He was excellent, a true professional, five stars! The tour was excellent, a very good value for the money.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Coonabarabran, Australia

“The trip was very fulfilling. Would highly recommend it. Every aspect of the trip was educational, compelling and adventurous. It was much more than I expected.”

Mr. T.J., Upper Marlboro, Maryland

“We are independent travelers, and this was our first tour ever! We absolutely loved this tour and are sure we will use Caravan again. We were able to eat at a table by ourselves if we wanted or join others in the group which gave us the opportunity to mingle or maintain our privacy. We had made some good friends which was totally unexpected. The tour director was absolutely fantastic! We feel we learned so much from her. We won’t hesitate to use Caravan again. I hope all of your tour directors are as good as our tour director.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The hotel in San Jose’ was wonderful. The room was great, there was a wonderful pool, bar and jacuzzi in the gym. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and taxis out front all day. Tortuguero was a rustic, lovely location. The rooms were quaint and the atmosphere was wonderful. I also loved the hotel at Fortuna. The little chalets were fabulous and the towel decorations were a perfect touch. Being so close to town was wonderful. The hotel in Jaco was one of the best with complete amenities. My favorite part of the tour was going to Tortuguero. It was like being part of National Geographic. I loved this trip. Costa Rica is a paradise and Caravan Tours helped make it one of the most memorable experiences. Thank you so much!”

Ms. K.P., Lynn Massachusetts

“The hotel in San Jose’ was amazing and had a good location! I loved it. The buffet food was terrific and the last meal was perfect! hotel in Tortuguero was by far my favorite hotel. It was amazing to fall asleep in the cute lodges to the sound of the rain, so wonderful! Eating meals right on the water was incredible! The Fortuna hotel had a great location and it was very easy to get into town to enjoy Fortuna! The hotels kept getting better and better! My favorite part was Tortuguero! I loved the remoteness of it. Caravan provides a great way to see so much of the different areas of Costa Rica! Every part of Costa Rica varied so much.”

Ms. S.F., Lynn, Massachusetts

“There were many activities in a short amount of time! Well worth the bus time. My favorite part of the tour were our tour director and Tortuguero, its natural beauty. Our tour director was very knowledgeable about history, geography, flora and fauna. With a low price, I had expected the accommodations to be substandard and borderline. Much to my surprise, it was an amazing experience with great accommodations.”

Ms. A.C., Hopewell, New Jersey

“We were very pleased with all of the hotel accommodations. Our needs were met, and expectations most generally were exceeded. We enjoyed all the activities we participated in and appreciated being able to not participate when that choice met our need. Our tour director was excellent. I particularly appreciated her warmness and professionalism and the genuine way in which she helped us understand better the country, people and customs of Costa Rica, the different areas of Costa Rica with all its beauty, diversity and wonderful food. It’s a vacation package well worth the time and money!”

Mr. & Mrs. R.J., Charlesville, Missouri

“This was my second Caravan tour and I have done the Copper Canyon and was equally pleased. I will travel with Caravan again and recommend it to other people.”

Ms. M.M., San Antonio, Texas

“We were very pleased with the hotels. They were quite well chosen. The friendliness of the personnel was outstanding and we enjoyed the maid’s creativity with the towel display.”

Ms. U.W., Sarasota, Florida

“The hotel in San Jose’ was an excellent choice. The room was very nice and clean. We loved the pool area and grounds. I was pleasantly surprised by the lodge in Tortuguero, it had very nice rooms. Just loved it. The maid was very friendly and even made an elephant figure out of our towels. Also, at the Jaco hotel, we had a very nice room. The variety of activities, scenery and wildlife were amazing. My favorite part of the tour was the National Park at the beach. There were lots of wildlife and incredible scenery. Also, the trip to the hot springs was a wonderful and relaxing change to the sightseeing. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Charlotte, North Carolina

“I appreciated that all the hotels were clean and the staff was friendly. The meals were very traditional and cultural, definitely got the real taste of Costa Rica with all of the different fruit, interesting juices and plenty of rice and beans. I thought this trip was very reasonably priced and offered a lot for the money. I would recommend this tour to others.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Tualatin, Oregon

“I learned so much and saw so many amazing animals. It’s a beautiful land and country. We saw a lot and traveled a lot in ten days. Very organized planning of sightseeing and activities. Our motor coach was always well cleaned, maintained and very comfortable. My favorite part of the tour was Tortuguero Park. Amazing experience! We had an excellent tour director! I will highly recommend Caravan Tours to my friends and family and will try to book another trip again soon! Caravan highly exceeded my expectations!”

Ms. R.T., South San Francisco, California

“So much was included on this trip that none of us could believe the value! Just the entrance fees alone for some of the things we saw would have eaten up our budget. Everything was well planned and timed perfectly. We were busy all day, but never rushed. Our tour director was EXCELLENT! She had a great presence and kept us all together. She knew so much about Costa Rica, small details, as well as general facts, that it made the country really come to life! Her enthusiasm for her country was contagious. Even my small children left knowing more about Costa Rica than they do about the U.S.”

Ms. L.S., Richmond, California

“My favorite was Tortuguero, seeing the Howler Monkeys, the boat rides in the rain forests, basically the whole tour. I would definitely use Caravan again and would ask for our same tour director to lead us.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.W., East Northport, New York

“The day at the volcanic spa was very nice. The visit by local school children also was special. The Costa Rica Natural Paradise tour is excellent. People were friendly and accommodating. The meals were simple and very good. I enjoyed the buffet presentations. We enjoyed the extra attention that we got on this tour. It’s highly recommended.”

Mr. & Mrs. P.G., Hillsborough, New Jersey

“The food was absolutely incredible! My favorite was going from LaFortuna. I cannot recall the name of the restaurant, but it was off the side of the road with the butterfly farm. The plantains were the best I ever had! My favorite part of the tour was Tortuguero, absolutely fascinating. Also, it was Manuel Antonio Park and Jaco. I would highly recommend the ten-day Caravan tour in Costa Rica. This without a doubt has been the best vacation ever and I’ve traveled everywhere.”

Ms. C.M., Tucson, Arizona

“All hotels are more than what I expected. I felt very comfortable in them for the entire trip! The sightseeing and activities were well planned and well paced. Every activity was above and beyond what I had expected, and I took with me tons of knowledge, photos and memories. This had to be one of the most enjoyable vacations I have ever experienced! The food was great and all the people that joined us on this journey were amazing! The tour director was fabulous, and I learned so much about the country, each species and tons about nature. I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone, no matter what age, or what your idea of vacation is because this trip had it all!”

Miss V.K., Fair Lawn, New Jersey

“The meals were excellent. I got to taste a variety of local fruit and vegetables in a different style. The servers were extremely friendly. Lunches of hotels were very well arranged. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Despite eating three meals a day for eight days, I have not gained a pound. Some of the activities on top of the list are; walk through rain forest, wildlife watch at Tortuguero National Park, walk through, the cloud forest, dip in hot springs, watch a volcano erupt at night and the ‘coffee’; show. I also enjoyed all the information with regard to the social and economic of Costa Rica given to us by our tour director. You guys did a great job and I will pass on my experience with Caravan to my friends and relatives. Please keep up the good work!”

Mr. & Mrs. S.C., Winnetka, California

“My favorite parts of the tour were the boat trips in Tortuguero Park, Cano Negro and Manuel Antonio Park. It’s an excellent, exceptionally well organized tour. Also, I was very satisfied with the choice of hotels, their locations, and room sizes. I was traveling solo and I did not expect to get a double room, but I did. The rooms were clean with nice beds and great views from the windows. I had a great vacation and would recommend Costa Rica tour with Caravan to all my friends.”

Ms. T.G., Staten Island, New York

“The hotel in San Jose’ was amazing! I loved it. The buffet food was terrific and the last meal was perfect! The lodge in Tortuguero was by far my favorite hotel. It was amazing to fall asleep in the cute lodges to the sound of the rain, in Fortuna! Eating meals right on the water was incredible! The Las Cabanitas hotel had a great location and it was very easy to get into town to enjoy Fortuna! The hotels kept getting better and better! My favorite part was Tortuguero!!! I loved the remoteness of it. Caravan provides a great way to see so much of the different areas of Costa Rica! Every part of Costa Rica varied so much.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.K., Lewiston, Idaho

“There were many activities in a short amount of time! Well worth the bus time. My favorite part of the tour were our tour director and Tortuguero, its natural beauty. Our tour director was very knowledgeable about history, geography, flora and fauna. With a low price, I had expected the accommodations to be substandard and borderline. Much to my surprise, it was an amazing experience with great accommodations.”

Ms. A.C., Hopewell, New Jersey

“We were very pleased with all of the hotel accommodations. Our needs were met and expectations most generally were exceeded. We enjoyed all the activities we participated in and appreciated being able to not participate when that choice met our need. Our tour director was excellent. I particularly appreciated her warmness and professionalism and the genuine way in which she helped us understand better the country, people and customs of Costa Rica, the different areas of Costa Rica with all its beauty, diversity and wonderful food. It’s a vacation package well worth the time and money!”

Mr. & Mrs. R.J., Charlesville, Missouri

“This was my second Caravan tour and I have done the Copper Canyon and was equally pleased. I will travel with Caravan again and recommend it to other people.”

Ms. M.M., San Antonio, Texas

“The sightseeing was excellent. The unscheduled visit to the Church Fair in San Ramon was a pleasant surprise. The highlights for me were Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio National Park.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.L., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“I found the employees of Caravan to be well organized extremely throughout the trip. I enjoyed the tour immensely and I would highly recommend it to others.”

Ms. K.S., Fair Lawn, New Jersey

“The meals were fine. I found there was always plenty of food that was well prepared. I am a food service manager who understands this well, too! I liked that we had a blend of traditional foods of the area as well as foods more familiar to us. Our tour director was excellent! She gave us brief historical background on the bus to help pass the time sitting. She answered all questions, even special, even delicate needs, in the most professional manner. It seemed to me that Caravan had our safety and security in mind everywhere we went. Impressive!!! Overall, this excursion is a great value. I would recommend to others.”

Mr. D.P., Tampa, Florida

“The food was EXCELLENT! Also, our tour director was great! She made the trip a memorable experience and I don’t think it would have been the same without her. She was so accommodating and did a great job of handling such a large group. My favorite part of the tour was Tortuguero. ”

Ms. G.V., Culver City, California

“I would like to say that the day by day itinerary is the best thing since sliced white bread. It is fantastic. I am trying to put my 300 pictures together and your guide is making my job so easy. Please keep this as part of the program.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.U., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“The trip was wonderful, saw some marvelous things we have never seen before. We especially enjoyed the boat trips and the birds and monkeys. The tour guide and bus driver did a really good job.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.F., Blencoe, Iowa

“I like the variety between the classy and rustic, made the trip more of an experience. We enjoyed all the stops on the tour. We were impressed with the sightseeing, transportation, and choice of stops. Since this was our second time visiting Costa Rica with a tour group, we were always making comparisons between our first more expensive tour, and the Caravan tour. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of the lodging, transportation, sightseeing and personnel. This was a great value that we will share with our friends.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.M., Wichita, Kansas

“Our tour director was phenomenal! He was over the top! He was friendly, funny, full of information, warm and willing to attend our needs. We were his top priority and it showed. He showed his love and knowledge of the country. I loved Costa Rica because of him. Unbelievable trip! Caravan went well beyond my expectations. When booking this trip, because of the affordable price, I was feeling it might be a bit below standard and this was not the case at all. I feel a great part of my reason for loving this trip so much was because of our tour guide and our safe driver. The country is beautiful and the citizens are so happy and welcoming to visitors. I would recommend Caravan to anyone interested in seeing Costa Rica. There is so much see, you don’t want to miss a minute of it.”

Ms. J.H., Walnut Creek, California

“Great trip overall. I am not a fan of tours in general, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use Caravan again. We felt like Royalty in every hotel we went to. There is nothing like Pina Coladas by the seashore.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.R., Broomfield, Colorado

“The food was wonderful everywhere. It’s great to have lots of choices. The sightseeing and activities were great, volcanoes, turtles, birds, baby turtles, wonderful plants, waves, sunsets, water, and mountains! What a treat!”

Ms. C.W., Broomfield, Colorado

“The hotels, I felt they were all very good, especially in Tortuguero, Arenal, and Jaco. I liked the friendly hotel staff at all of the hotels and all were clean. The meals were good to very good. I loved the fruit! The sightseeing and activities were excellent. We enjoyed the variety, clever to have shopping at the end! Loved the Tortuguero boat trips, hot springs and Coffee too. Our tour director was a wealth of knowledge on local economy, politics, sociology, history, ecology, etc. He helped us make a hotel reservation, really excellent. He kept a nice tight time table. I felt we got our money’s worth and would go with Caravan again. Will we get notice of more tours?”

Mr. & Mrs. R.C., Chico, California

“The hotels were excellent! The meals were great and fresh fruit #1, very fine presentation. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wanted to escape to paradise.”

Mr. J.C., Washington, D.C.

“The meals were ample quantities, well cooked, and the various fish entrees were great. I learned more about Costa Rica from both sightseeing and activities Aerial tram and volcanos were great, also the thermal spa! The tour director was knowledgeable in History, Geography, Political and ecosystems and very well organized! He has charisma! He made the tour great! Would recommend this tour to our friends.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.L., Brookfield, Wisconsin

“The hotels were really nice. Especially liked the architecture at Tortuguero. All lodgings were clean, comfortable and manned by very hospitable people.”

Mr. R.H., Houston, Texas

“We found the people of Costa Rica very gracious and friendly. We were very impressed with Caravan and look forward to receiving your catalog for the Arizona trip.”

Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Pottstown, Pennsylvania

“All hotels were wonderful. There was plenty to eat. Everything was delicious. We saw a red howler monkey. I will definitely take another Caravan tour and will recommend it to friends.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.F., Hialeah, Florida

“Our tour director was wonderful, most informative and kept on time. She was friendly, smart and gave us many pointers. She worked hard to please us all. We recommend this trip to many. It was well worth the money.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.M., Barrington, Rhode Island

“I liked all of our accommodations at the hotels. The cabins at Tortuguera reminded me of the day when I was a girl scout leader and we went to camp. The sightseeing and activities schedule was wonderful. Our trip was very good and we felt it was one of our best vacations.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.B., Memphis, Tennessee

“The hotels were good to excellent. My favorite was the most simple, the lodge at Tortuguero. Very good tour, would encourage anyone to travel with Caravan. All meals were good and very good. The hotel San Jose was all around excellent. I have been in Costa Rica perhaps twenty times during the sixties and seventies, but never saw the East coastal regions. I thoroughly enjoyed the aerial tram and certainly the Tortuguero Park and Canal Cruises. Fortuna and facilities at Arenal Volcano were outstanding. The tour director was certainly professional. He was knowledgeable of plants and animals and very helpful to all passengers. I was very pleased, surprised and impressed. I saw and spoke to Americans who were there. Caravan is absolutely the very best way to see Costa Rica.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.A., Tuplo, Mississippi

“The activities were well-planned and reflected the beauty of Costa Rica. Caravan can be very proud of their tour director and driver on this tour. The cost of the tour was very reasonable considering the meals, accommodations and activities.”

Mrs. S.H., Naples, Florida

“The hotel in San Jose was great with comfortable beds, nice view of area. The Lodge in Tortuguero was a special treat, so cute, great pool was awesome. Coffee in the early a.m. to our own place was a nice touch. The animals were awesome as well. Fortuna, I loved the animal decorations made from towels unique. We had the perfect tour director. I could not say enough kind words about how professional, caring, concerned and educational she was throughout the whole tour. She loves her country and seeing it through her eyes was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect tour director, and we will always remember. The motor coach was comfortable as were the boat trips. It was nice to have someone else do the driving, especially in an unknown place.”

Mr. & Mrs. Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts

“The hotels were excellent. The meals were very good and plenty of variety. Our tour director was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable about what we were seeing and doing. He was excellent at troubleshooting and taking care of any problems. I would highly recommend this Caravan tour to all of our friends and associates.”

Mr. D.H., Naples, Florida

“All our hotels were excellent. The Green Turtle Lodge was fantastic. I liked the single cabins best! All were clean and the staff was courteous. All activities were excellent! We saw various ecosystems, and numerous wildlife. We took this tour to see Costa Rica. The tour was wellplanned and executed. Thanks.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.M., Columbia, Missouri

“The hotels were terrific. I loved being in the city in San Jose’ and the Green Turtle Lodge was wonderful. The meals were very nice. The lodge in Tortuguero did a great job of giving us something different, as did the hotel in Arenal Volcano. The tour director was wonderful. We’ve already recommended her to others. Terrific value and we had a wonderful time. The tour people were very safety conscious. GREAT TRIP!”

Mrs. D.M., Lincoln, New Hampshire

“All hotels were great! The sightseeing and activities were fantastic, had great plans and kept us as active as we desired to be. The boat trips along with the bus enabled us to see so much of the country, the wild like, animals etc. We had a wonderful trip and have already recommended it to our friends and family.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.V., Manhattan Beach, California

“I was very pleased with Caravan Tours. We are planning to take your Glacier National Park trip and the Prince Edward Island trip. Thank you for a great experience in Costa Rica. P.S. the tour of the Britt Coffee Plantation was especially good.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.C., Royal Grande, California

“The Lodge in Tortuguero was wonderful. The cottages, people, food and entertainment were excellent. Would go again just to stay there.”

Mrs. M.S., Chula Vista, California

“Nice accommodations, appreciated the pools. Bell hops were very efficient. The meals were good and filling. I was glad we were eating more traditional foods and not American fare. This trip was a thousand times better than I anticipated. Can’t wait to pick a new adventure with Caravan.”

Ms. S.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“I have to say the local guides were experts in their fields and always ready to answer questions in depth. The motor coach was super and comfortable! River trips and personnel, fun! Enjoyed every minute of this tour . Have already recommended Caravan Tours to many people. Thank you for a memorable ten days!”

Ms. R.W., Redondo Beach, California

“Had a wonderful time, will tell all my friends and family to go on your tour. They will not be disappointed! I am going again.”

Mr. J.M., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“The Lodge in Tortuguero was outstanding! Personnel at all the hotels were very courteous and helpful. It was a great value! I highly recommend Caravan to everyone I talk to about group travel!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H., Los Osos, California

““I enjoyed all of the local guides. The naturalists really tried to point out as much flora and fauna as possible. This was a great trip. We will most likely travel with Caravan again. Very professional. Everything the brochure said, it happened. Tour was timely and other guests mixed well. It was just a darned great vacation with wonderful memories!”

Mrs. A.P., Los Osos, California

“The people at the hotels were wonderful, and also very helpful, right down to the bell hops. Of course the best one was the Green Turtle Lodge in Tortuguero and we could of all have spent our whole Holiday there. All the meals were fresh produce, with three choices of fish, chicken, or beef. Traveling with three picky eaters, they had no problem filling their stomachs. I could go for some of that oh so good pineapple right now. Our tour director, always with a smile, was so awesome. I learned so much from her. She really knows her Country and history. I will give her a billion stars!! Now, I have a great FRIEND! When I come back in September 2007, can I find out when she is going to be the tour director? Thank you for such an awesome time! ”

Mrs. D.C., Portland, Connecticut

“The Barcelo Palacio hotel staff, including bellboys, were great. I liked the buffet idea for meals. Rooms were comfortable. At the Las Cabinitas hotel, the bartender was terrific and the showers were fantastic! The Amapola hotel was very nice. The pool area was great as was the snack bar with chef beside the pool.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.D., San Diego, California

“Our tour director was wonderful. He was always very helpful with any problem. He was very pleasant, organized and a great dancer. He was fun at the closing night party. Our driver was excellent, always felt very safe with him.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.B., Encino, California

“The hotel in San Jose’ was most definitely a five-star resort. The Tortuguero hotel, considering the remote location, I was pleasantly surprised to see such a beautiful lodge amongst the jungle flora and fauna. At Fortuna, everyone enjoyed the individual cabins. Our local guide at Cano Negro was extremely entertaining. We got to see ‘blondie’, the rare local ‘howler monkey.’ Our driver was the best! I wish we could have him as a driver on our next trip to Mexico. During the trip, my ex-husband (my traveling companion) hurt his foot resulting in an unscheduled trip to a private clinic. Our tour director made the arrangements, accompanied us and then arranged for accommodations throughout the remainder of the trip. Any type of injury could have put a damper on the trip, but due to our tour director’s professionalism in handling the unexpected, our trip was a great SUCCESS! Our group consisted of forty-four persons from the U.S. and Canada. She took the time to meet and help every one of us. We all had such a great time, we all are planning on a ‘reunion trip’ next year and have explicitly asked for our same tour director to the Copper Canyon tour. I truly recommend everyone to travel with CARAVAN.”

Ms. A.V., Boca Raton, Florida

“The tour director was wonderful. She is a credit to the tour industry. I would recommend a Caravan tour to anyone.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.F., New Port Richey, Florida

“The hotels were clean and very nice. Best of all, it leaves a picture in your mind. I loved the fruit and veggies and some of the pork. I liked the fish and I do not eat much fish, but this was good. Our tour guide made the most of everyday. He kept us going, we really saw so much. He was the best, I think he will be their next president. The people on our bus and all the people in Costa Rica were really the best I’ve ever met. The country is really of outstanding beauty. The whole trip was the best.”

Mr. J.K., Avon Park, Florida

“I highly recommend this Caravan trip! So much to see and enjoy. I really feel I experienced the outstanding beauty of Costa Rica. ”

Ms. N.L., Lynnwood, Washington

“Overall, a great time for all of us on tour. Provided me a great taste of Costa Rica. I would recommend this tour to others. I will be back in Costa Rica to visit soon. ”

Mr. J.D., Brandon, Florida

“I liked the chicken and carrots. The sightseeing boats were great. I am nine years old and I want to come back.”

Mr. M.P., Palm Coast, Florida

“The hotels were better than expected. The view and ability to walk up and down the beach was wonderful as well. A very educational tour in all areas for the short amount of days.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.M., Saratoga, California

“All hotels were comfortable; all good values. Rustic was sort of fun, because all got into the spirit of it. It’s a tiny country, but so much to see. It was a great trip and a real value.”

Mr. & Mrs. H.F., Greer, South Carolina

“The tour was great. I would recommend this to anybody. The Costa Rican people we met, and who serviced us during our stops, reminded me so much of my country, the Philippines.”

Mr. M.C., Long Beach, California

“The tour director was excellent! He was a real people person, watched out for us all and was most helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly! Trip was worth twice the price. We are recommending it to all our friends.”

Mr. G.Z., Laguna Niguel, California

“Your hotel selection of places to stay was very good and the hotels get five stars. All that anyone could ask for and more. The meals were great selections, very tasty and more than enough. All in all, I was pleased with all the beautiful flora in all the places we went. I was a solo traveler for the first time, but fell into the group with ease and felt welcome. Keep up the good work, I will recommend to all that I speak. If you ever want to get a taste of Costa Rica, go through Caravan tours in USA. Thank you for all the good experiences on this trip. ”

Ms. M.P., San Diego, California

“The hotel in San Jose’ was wonderful and gorgeous! The Lodge in Tortuguero was very well maintained convenient and lovely. The lodge in Fortuna was marvelous and all personnel in all of the properties were efficient, eager to please and professional. I enjoyed the meals so much at each property that I had second helpings most of the time. The tour director really cares about his country, his people and his tourists. I can’t say enough good things about Caravan and the trip and Caravan’s employees. I ran out of positive adjectives! We will be booking with Caravan again!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.E., Sylmar, California

“The sightseeing and activities were well-planned and coordinated to find the best of this beautiful country. A good variety, I especially enjoyed the small gem of a museum in San Jose. Our tour director was superb, very knowledgeable and funny. He has a real feeling for the outdoors and the creatures, plants and people.”

Mrs. J.K., San Diego, California

“We had excellent hotel accommodations. They had good food, well prepared with no complications health wise. I feel that we experienced the wide diversity of the country. Very good tour, we look forward to traveling with Caravan again! The meals were nutritious and abundant. The buffets were a wonderful way to provide choice. The sightseeing and activities were well planned and organized, gave us good overview of east and west. We have recommended this trip to many people and your company. We look forward to more Caravan trips.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H., Burlington, Washington

“I will recommend Costa Rica and Caravan Tours to everyone and suggest they try to obtain our tour director. He was the best ever, knowledgeable, interested, humorous, foresighted and prepared. The sightseeing was excellent. Volcanos, animals and plants were terrific. The beach walk at Tortuguero, Volcano, and monkeys were the highlights.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Estero, Florida

“The hotels were excellent. The meals were wonderful as well and the group was able to eat in a timely manner. The meals were very ‘healthy’ which is unusual for a tour. I was very impressed. We were able to see so many things and see so much of the country in just ten days. The trip was very well organized. This trip was absolutely awesome. I will recommend it to any one going to Costa Rica. This was my first trip with Caravan and we encountered no problems. Such an amazing trip for such a low price.”

Ms. K.W., North Little Rock, Arkansas

“The hotels were excellent and the staffs were always courteous and helpful and friendly. The food was very good, especially the seafood. We visited interesting places and observed a wide variety of flora and fauna. The tour director was absolutely top notch! His knowledge of his country is outstanding and made our tour very interesting. He was patient, always courteous, and a delight to travel with. Caravan provides a great experience. Would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.C., Westerville, Ohio

“The hotels were very clean. Some were luxurious. The hotel in Fortuna was a unique one. We enjoyed it. The tour director was very accommodating, thoughtful and well organized. I thought I would never enjoy a guided tour vacation, but this was different. I had a good time and I learned a lot about plants, trees, animals and birds. The food selection was excellent with great farewell dinner in San Jose’. The chef deserves five stars. We had the best tour director. He went out of his way to make everybody feel welcome and comfortable. The tour was a family atmosphere. He was very informative and knowledgeable.”

Mr. D.M., Long Beach, California

“The local guides at the tram location and the young man at Los Chiles River Tour were very informative. All of the hotels were excellent, quaint and upscale. The sightseeing and activities were very enjoyable, in just enough time. Very good for the value!”

Mr. & Mrs. B.C., Sandiego, California

“The sightseeing and activities were excellent, especially the Britt Coffee Company.”

Mr. R.M., San Antonio, Texas

“The hotels had beautiful rooms, great service and nice showers! The sightseeing and activities were amazing! It felt like everything was staged. Much more than I expected! Excellent overall!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.G., Pleasant Hill, California

“The meals were wonderful. The sightseeing and activities were great. Our tour director was wonderful, he had many interesting stories. He did a great job explaining all the areas that we visited. I have recommended this trip to many people.”

Ms. K.F., Carrollton, Texas

“The meals were great, a terrific variety of foods. I love drinking all those tasty juices with my meals, very good for you. The tour director was great! She was quite knowledgeable and pleasant. I loved her sense of humor. She made me feel that my family and I were in good hands; put me at ease from the very beginning, which helped me relax and enjoy my vacation. I just want to thank you for making this such a memorable vacation. I really loved Costa Rica, and a lot of it has to do with you. Thank you for delivering everything you promised and more. This was indeed a very rewarding experience. I will recommend your company to anybody I know. Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done!”

Ms. N.R., Arvada, Colorado

“The tour director was excellent! We have been on many tours, and by far he has been the best. This is a very good tour and cost is also good.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Estero, Florida

“This tour was a LOT nicer than I thought it would be. I’m glad there were other children for my granddaughter to play with. She had a ball and so did we.”

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Columbia, South Carolina

“Your tour director was knowledgeable, professional and has a great sense of humor. If he were a hotel, he would be a seven star property like the one in Dubai.”

Mr. and Mrs. F. B., Houson, Texas

“We had a really great time, learned a lot about Costa Rica. It was an experience I will always cherish. Amazing value for the money.”

Mr. and Mrs. H. G., Parkland, Florida

“Your tour director was attentive and full of knowledge, humor, and made us feel welcome in his country. The day-by-day itinerary book that you supply is terrific. On this particular tour, I think you should stress how very casual Costa Rica is. This was one of the most relaxing tours that we’ve been on.”

Mr. and Mrs. L. W., North Miami Beach, Florida

“All hotels were excellent. They were the best accommodations available for where we were. All were extremely clean and the service was exceptional. The hotel meals were great. It was surprising how good the lunches on the road were and how quickly they served the group. Your activities were well chosen and extremely well planned. Your rest and photo stops were at great places, timely, and helped keep everyone in good humor. Your tour director was the best, totally organized, informed and patient.”

Ms. L. A., Hickory, North Carolina

“It’s my first experience using Caravan Tours. It was an excellent trip. I will definitely travel with Caravan again!”

Mr. G. C., Bridgeport, Connecticut

“The meals were very good. Your tour director’s knowledge of local plants and wildlife were highlights. Visiting a local school was a decided plus. It was a fun and informative vacation. I found the people to be friendly and the landscape beautiful. Overall, a great experience!”

Mr. and Mrs. L. T., Rio Vista, California

“All the meals were excellent. As a vegetarian, it was refreshing to see several selections that I could enjoy. Your tour director was the best that I have ever had. She was knowledgeable as well as flexible enough to please the whole group. The local guides were very knowledge and all had wonderful senses of humor. I would definitely go on another tour with Caravan. I’m even thinking of retiring in Costa Rica.”

Ms. S. D., Culver City, California

“All of the hotels visited were of excellent quality and the choice of locations was very appropriate. This tour of Costa Rica included all types of flora and fauna that could possibly be encountered in 9 days on a trip. Perfect choice of sightseeing and activities - a 10 star rating.”

Mrs. E. D., Stockton, California

“We were really impressed with the quality of the hotels provided. Your tour director was the perfect host - gracious, considerate, knowledgeable and always on top of things. Thanks for a wonderful positive experience. I will have no hesitation recommending Caravan Tours to friends and family. Thanks.”

Mr. and Mrs. J. H., Fountain Valley, California

“Great food, especially enjoyed meals at restaurants - a nice change from too many buffet meals at hotels. Your tour director was excellent, really knowledgeable about Costa Rica, and eager to share knowledge without being too “in your face.” There was a good mix of active and leisure time.”

Ms. D. H., Cerritos, California

“We will remember this wonderful trip, made especially good by your tour director and her knowledge and sincere pride in her beautiful country. At least 130 birds were spotted and identified.”

Mr. and Mrs. D. McL., Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada

“The meals were excellent, quality and variety fabulous. The fresh fruits were outstanding. I liked the free bottled water on motor coach also.”

Ms. C. N., West Sand Lake, New York

“Your tour director was the best we have ever had. This was a very nice trip, liked having so much included - meals, drinks, excursions and tips. Would like to use Caravan any time.”

Mr., and Mrs. S. N., Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

“The hotels were very good considering the several areas that we visited. I believe them to be the best available in the areas that nightfall found us. This was our second tour with Caravan, and even though it was quite different from the Canadian Rockies, it was also a wonderful trip. It is evident to us that Caravan puts together a great trip and knows that an excellent tour director is an absolute necessity for an enjoyable tour. Caravan, you surely pick good ones! We are very impressed with Caravan and are looking forward to another tour next year.”

Mr. and Mrs. W. Q., Marietta, Georgia

“All the meals in hotels and off the grounds were wonderful, lots of choices. There was a great selection of activities. We loved the tram ride, volcano visit and swimming in the Pacific Ocean. We enjoyed the Tortuguero location, felt like we were really in the jungle. Great idea to include school visits, very educational for our 10 and 15 year old to see what schools are like in other countries.”

Mr. and Mrs. J. W., Orlando, Florida

“All hotels were clean and nice. Meals were great. A nice variety of foods were served at each meal. The trip to the school was a real thrill. That and the Rain Forest Tram were real highlights.”

Mr. and Mrs. L. P., Andover, Massachusetts

“The hotels were great and the meals very tasty and appealing. This has to be marked down in my book as one of the best tours I’ve been on. I will highly recommend Caravan Tours to all my friends and acquaintances. You should be very proud of what you have to offer.”

Mr. and Mrs. C. J., Bend, Oregon

“With such an outstanding director, guides and driver, our group became friendly and made contacts with each other which are likely to develop into plans for future tours together. This was an enjoyable, memorable adventure that we will share with our friends and co-workers.”

Mr. and Mrs. R. V., Enfield, Maine

“Very well planned sightseeing and activities. Loved the aerial tram ride and the river boat trips to see the wildlife. A well paced tour - at last a tour that doesn’t feel like I’m in a race! The pace was excellent. Your tour director was A++. Very warm, but professional and took care of all the details and was very available any time. Your local guides were excellent, fun attitudes and knowledgeable. Your tour was excellent value for the money. Professionally done. Will recommend this company back in USA. Thanks!”

Ms. S. D’O., Enfield, Maine

“Our experience with Caravan tells us to use them again and we would recommend Caravan. Every member in the group was terrific. It seems like the best gravitate to Caravan.”

Mr. and Mrs. S. B., New Hyde Park, New York

“Hotels were excellent. I couldn’t have discovered nor booked these accommodations on my own - nor at the price paid. They ranged from superior and sophisticated to superior and quaint. I’d let you take me anywhere, and everyone I’ve met or talked to about the tour knows that. Thank you! From the time I first sent in my deposit I felt comfortable that everything was well taken of. Your tour director was absolutely delightful.”

Mr. and Mrs. J. R., Pollock Pines, California

“Your tour director has an eye like an eagle when it comes to spotting wild life and birds. Your Caravan driver was excellent.”

Mr. and Mrs. D. M., Citrus Heights, California

“Touring with you from beginning to end is a pleasure. All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner were excellent and provided plenty of fruits and other choices. We enjoyed this trip equally as well as our first trip with you and we can only speak well of Caravan. The trips are arranged well and the time given in the different areas was well planned and sought out. We recommend Caravan to all our friends. Thanks again for an exciting trip!”

Mr. and Mrs. K. M., Kernersville, North Carolina

“What a wonderful and unforgettable vacation to Costa Rica! We’re looking forward to doing the same trip again some time in the future. We truly enjoyed ourselves. We are recommending this trip to all our friends and families!”

Mr. and Mrs. J. McL., San Francisco, California

“Hotels - excellent choices, good variety. Your meals were good to excellent, fresh local food, attractive and plentiful, spacious and uncrowded. Our first trip with Caravan. We have traveled extensively with other companies. Your trip was exactly as advertised. We have never traveled with a more friendly and gracious group. Your tour director made the tour as smooth as silk and the atmosphere stayed upbeat. We look forward to another Caravan trip and have already recommended it to a number of friends.”

Mr. and Mrs. G. K., Metairie, Louisiana

“This tour exceeded every expectation in every way. At such a bargain price I expected so-so food and hotels. Not so! Don’t know how you do it, but we’ll be recommending Caravan.”

Mr. and Mrs. M. L., Fairfax, Virginia

“Being all inclusive was wonderful! I liked having the option of joining excursions or doing your own activities. Encourage people to go to the waterfall by Arenal—it is breathtaking. Thanks! I had fun and learned a lot.”

Ms. K.H., Naperville, Illinois

“The meals were more than expected. Food was wonderful, restaurants clean, staff courteous and wanting to please. We saw everything and more that the brochure described. Your tour director was very knowledgeable about his country, the plants and animals. He went the extra mile. Your local guides were knowledgeable and spoke English well. Your driver was superb, always felt safe. We will definitely do another Caravan tour.”

Mr. D. A., Evans, Georgia

“As a travel agent, I will definitely recommend this tour to my clients. The local guide with a great background and wealth of information on Costa Rica made for a very good tour.”

Mrs. B.W., Northbridge, California

“Your hotels were perfect for a Costa Rica tour! Appreciated the fact that we did not “overshop,” but the opportunity was there for those who desired. Your tour director could not have been more accommodating and we had a diversified group. He circulated, showed no favoritism and was an excellent host. Your local guide at Tortuguero was a highlight! All others were very good. Loved the river cruises. Overall, a perfectly wonderful trip and a feather in the hat of Caravan for putting it together.”

Mr. and Mrs. D. E., Lancaster, Pennsylvania

“Your Caravan tour director excellent!!! The best we’ve ever had in over two dozen guided tours. We would recommend this trip to others.”

Mr. H. C., La Mesa, California

“All of the hotels were good, especially the one in San José. There was great food every day, more than enough. The sightseeing and activities were wonderful, especially the boat trips.”

Mr. D. B., St. Louis, Missouri

“The rest and photo stops were very well spaced so that we never felt hurried or tired. Our tour director was always a welcoming presence, very courteous, full of stories and anecdotes about the Costa Rican sites.”

Mrs. E.Y., Carson, California

“The birds, monkeys and flowers we saw were worth everything. The visit to the coffee plantation and the comedy were great. The meals were good and there was plenty of food. I particularly loved the fruit. Your tour director was very helpful and considerate. I am a first time traveler with Caravan and am satisfied with my experience.”

Ms. L. C., Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Enjoyed the sightseeing and activities immensely. Your Caravan tour director was extremely pleasant, co-operative and did a fine job. Your local guides were high quality. We would highly recommend this tour. All the people were a delight to be with. Thank you.”

Mr. and Mrs. R. J., Fairfield, Connecticut

“The quality and service at the hotels was excellent. All the meals were excellent. Your tour director’s background and bilingual skills were a perfect complement to tour director responsibilities. He had a great sense of humor and was responsive to travelers’ concerns. Caravan had the best bus driver I have ever seen. He kept the bus in perfect condition. I was surprised at the high quality of lodging, food, service and skilled guides supplied by Caravan. The trip was a good value!”

Mr. R. U., Rhinelander, Wisconsin

“Hotels were great. Each was unique. Some meals were more elaborate than others, but all were very good and had a great variety. I would not hesitate to take this trip again. I will tell my friends what a great trip they missed. This is my first trip with Caravan but it won’t be the last.”

Ms. J.B., Bayonne, New Jersey

“Meals were very good both at hotels and sightseeing stops. Your sightseeing and activities were well selected and paced. Your tour director deserves an A++ - he’s knowledgeable, approachable, articulate and confidently in control. Your local guides had good levels of knowledge and English. Your motor coach driver is NASCAR quality – safe, efficient and completely reliable. Although clearly you can’t control who is on tours, we were impressed with our companions. Bottom line: Thank you, it was an excellent, fun tour.”

Mr. and Mrs. L. L., Vista, California

“Everything was paced nicely. The unique thing about Caravan is that you can do as little or as much as you want on a tour. The local guides we had were very knowledgeable. Your Tortuguero guide did a wonderful job. Our driver was great. He kept the bus spotless. We were totally impressed with his driving skills. We will definitely take another Caravan tour.”

Mr. and Mrs. L. H., Beaver, Pennsylvania

“Hotels were very high quality, clean, comfortable, with a gracious staff. The meals were very good and healthy with lots of choices, many typical Costa Rican foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. I especially liked the all-inclusive program. A good pace—never too long on the bus. I have been on other tours and feel that Caravan is the best value. I will seek out Caravan tours to other countries. Thank you!”

Ms. S.M., Hockessin, Delaware

“The Caravan bus, hotels, meals, local guides, driver, and tour director were exceptional. I’ve traveled with another tour company six times. While well pleased with them, Caravan was superior. I’ve never had a tour vacation run so well—without hitches or disappointments.”

Ms. P.B., Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“Manuel Antonio was the highlight of the trip for me. We saw both white faced and squirrel monkeys up close and the hike and views were awesome. I’d give the entire tour an A+.”

Mrs. J.S., Sarasota, Florida

“We accomplished everything we wanted to see. The meals were excellent. Your tour director fantastico! We were very impressed with all your local guides. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.”

Mr. and Mrs. R. M., Steelville, Missouri

“We had wonderful meals at all the hotels and restaurants. Your tour director was superb! Your local guides were fun and surprised us with their excellent English and detailed knowledge of their respective subjects and areas. Your Caravan driver was extremely careful and considerate. His driving skills were amazing on the narrow Costa Rican roads. The coach was maintained well and was clean and comfortable. This is a great tour. I will recommend it to friends.”

Mr. N. G., Fair Oaks, California

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Birdwatching in Costa Rica

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