We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day bespoke tour. The drivers were always punctual and very concerned for our comfort. As some of the journeys were over 3 hours it was great if we had a driver who spoke good English. We had some very entertaining conversations. The guides were first rate on all the trips out and must have the sharpest eyes ever given the number of birds and animals they spotted! The boat journey to Tortuguero was very entertaining given the fact that the river was very shallow. Our Quetzal guide was very determined and did indeed find the elusive bird for us. The hotels and catering were first rate and we especially enjoyed the tranquility and architecture of Casa Turire. We were not so keen on Shawandha Lodge as, although it was in a beautiful setting proved very gloomy with a complete lack of sun. It also became very damp in the bungalow after a heavy rain storm.
Good level of communication. Transportation excellent as were the trips. For the most part the hotels were very good.
As one of the hotels was not quite as good as we had hoped a bit more information as to their situation and whether they are quiet could be useful. Being woken by howler monkeys at 05.00 every morning was not good!
All drivers were polite and helpful. The guides were all of a high standard and their command of English was impressive.
Decide where you might like to go and what sort of activities you want in the holiday. Plan carefully with the local representative and don’t be afraid to keep going back to fine tune the trip with them.
The whole trip was memorable for its diversity and every aspect has its own memories, therefore it would be impossible to pinpoint one aspect.