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Quetzals Of The Cloudforest CC

Visiting: Costa Rica
Tour Duration 15 Days
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Quetzals Of The CloudforestScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
(5 out of 10)


As a country, Costa Rica was all we were expecting, however the trip with Explore fell way below our expectations.
It started with the flight from Huston to St Jose - a budget type flight with no food or drinks or inflight entertainment on a 4 hour flight. Poor accommodation, late starts for wild life visits and several included visits cancelled. Our guide, was constantly on the phone to his wife, took us to restaurants and bars where he and the driver were eating within 10 minutes while we were having to wait up to 80 minutes for food.
A very disappointing trip overal.
Confirmed traveller: 22 January 2016
Published on: 07 February 2016
(9 out of 10)


A great trip into the wonders of Costa Rice. We had a great time - the highlights being white water rafting for the first time, the amazing zip wire and seeing so many birds, animals and butterflies. We didn't see the quetzal, but did see several sloths.
Our guide,Omar, worked really hard to introduce us to the delights of his country. His experience kept the tour flowing easily.
We had a lovely group to share the experience as well.
Confirmed traveller: 31 January 2016
Published on: 06 February 2016
(5 out of 10)


Highlight was our tour leader Omar Torres who was incredibly knowledgeable about wildlife and Costa Rica. He made the trip excellent for the whole group.
Confirmed traveller: 30 January 2016
Published on: 06 February 2016
(7 out of 10)


Highlights: seeing quetzals, the tour leader was (for the most part) excellent, lots of wildlife.

Tips: definitely pack waterproofs (jacket and trousers), hiking boots are also a good idea (waterproof ones for preference), since the rain forest can most definitely love up to its name. Suggest packing clothing in water-resistant pouches in case you stay somewhere damp. Worth also checking the age-range of the group before booking - our group was very-heavily weighted towards the older traveler and couples, which is fine if that's what you're looking for but it does tend to limit extra-mural activities in terms of doing things in the evening. Be aware that Costa Rica is definitely towards the "easier" end of the spectrum of Explore trips, so you may be less likely to find the "adventurous" types in your group.

Lowlights: I'll follow up with an email on this, but having 3 accommodation changes out of 6 hotels was really unacceptable.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2016
Published on: 13 January 2016
(7 out of 10)


white water rafting, the zip wire and bird spotting as a non twitcher!
Confirmed traveller: 03 January 2016
Published on: 08 January 2016
(8 out of 10)


This compact country has so much to offer. We saw so many birds but especially the QUETZAL - in fact we saw 2 close together in The Monteverde Cloud Forest. Flying Scarlet Macaws on the Pacific coast was a special moment.
The Zipwire experience was awesome especially completing the final 1km as Superwoman!
Tortuguero was a wonderful place for exploring the waterways and the Turtle Sanctuary.
Up close to Capuchin monkeys on the Pacific Coast as well as Howler Monkeys, Racoons Agouti and of course the sloth.
Perhaps the downside of this trip was the overnight stays in hotels different from those listed and not being prepared properly for a lodge with no electricity and little hot
water. Later we discovered a means of recharging our equipment in the breakfast area.
Always take waterproofs with you especially in the Central Plain area and Forest Reserves. We managed to be there when torrential rain closed some of the roads and pathways but saw 2 waterfalls when there should only be 1. Smelt the Poas volcano but swirling mist and drizzle obliterated the view inside.
Confirmed traveller: 03 January 2016
Published on: 06 January 2016
(9 out of 10)


Really enjoyed the whole trip, I had no real expectations and was therefore open to everything. I do feel that the trip was made by Ollie the tour guide and Lalo our incredible driver.
Ollie had time for everyone he showed a fantastic commitment to meeting everyone's needs he was versatile, flexible, accommodating and very patient. His passion for Costa Rica especially the bird and animal life was second to none and I am very grateful for all his knowledge, experience and humor. Many Thanks Ollie
Lalo was the perfect driver, and I felt safe at all times travelling.
Nothing appeared to be too much for Ollie or Lalo who were both friendly and real gentleman throughout - Thanks to both
The extra excursions were great especially enjoyed the whitewater rafting, night walk and hotsprings all well worth the extra cost.
A great holiday filled with culture, nature, excitment, laughter and new friends.
Confirmed traveller: 28 November 2015
Published on: 20 December 2015
(8 out of 10)


This was a well balanced trip covering a good range of places. The highlights in terms of geography were Tortuguero and Monteverde; in terms of wildlife were Sloths, Macaws and Crocodiles; and generally were Herman, our fantastic tour leader.
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 18 December 2015
(10 out of 10)


Highlights included Tortuguero National Park, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. The wildlife was amazing.

Tips would include take a pair of binoculars, and a camera. Take plenty of cash as not everywhere takes card; American dollars were accepted everywhere we went, so Costa Rican Colon not required.
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 14 December 2015
(8 out of 10)


pack plenty of clothes --hard to dry things

Wildlife forest,jungle walks,cloud forest,zip wire
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 27 November 2015