I love to research the multitude of possible places to see when planning to travel. My list is always longer than time allows and that’s OK. I don’t expect to see it all and don’t really want to rush around too much. Just means I’ll have an excuse to return.
I’ve been surfing the web for possible tours in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I’d really like to start my journey with a guided tour to get a feel for this part of the world. Yet I’ve never been on a tour that lasted longer than an hour, with a Park Ranger. And then there’s the cruise ship idea that would be a first.
Have any of you “been there, done that”? There are quite a few choices for multi-day tour options: Road Scholar, Smithsonian Journeys, Caravan, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), National Geographic Expeditions (fantasy dream), Intrepid Travel, G adventures. Thinking a tour off the beaten path would be a good idea. I plan to stay longer than an organized 7-14 day tour and then explore on my own.
I’m a National Park junkie so could probably spend years exploring all the possibilities in Costa Rica alone. Considered a world leader in conservation policies with 25% of the land protected, more than any other country in the world, including a variety of ecosystems and habitats like beaches, rainforest, volcanoes, wildlife, tropical dry forests, wetlands, cloud forests, marine areas, rivers and waterfalls.
I’d also like to volunteer somewhere and because I love wildlife, and especially would like to get to know some sloths, I’m considering the Sloth Sanctuary as one possibility. Aren’t they adorable?
Barra Honda National Park
Making a wish list of tours and places. Got totally lost for the last couple of days engrossed in the possibilities with a bit of drool on the keyboard while gazing at images and dreaming of places I want to see.
Please feel free to make suggestions as my list can never be too long.
Pura Vida! Pure Life!
Apologize that none of the these photos are mine, yet.
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