Independent Eco Explorer Panama

panama birding

On this journey you will see Panama’s stunning beaches, experience an unforgettable encounter encounter with the Embera people, then hike the mountains of Chiriqui to observe the elusive, long-tailed Quetzal.

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Costa Rica Rainforest Connection

Daily Year Round – Semi Private Independent Explorer Program (uses vans and buses for our guests only, not public) 7 days – 6 nights from CAD $1609 pp based on dbl occupancy Here’s how it works, easy and affordable. Day 1: Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San…

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Wellness Escape – Cloudforest Eco-Spa and Ocean Retreat

This semi-independent vacation not only visits beautiful locations from cloudforest to pacific beaches, but also has three of the best Green Hotels in Costa Rica. Two of them have spa facilities as well as many other natural amenities and activities. Day 1: Today you’ll be met at the airport by…

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Designer Hotels can be Sustainable

Ecolodges or ecoresorts fall into a category that sometimes are wrongly thought to be only rustic. The fact is that many are beautifully designed buildings with all the amenities of upscale hotels and retreats. This linked article from Cayuga Collection goes into more detail. The Cayuga Collection is a group…

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Curbing the North American Addiction to AC

Recently, Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica published an article on one hot topic: how do we get off our addiction to artificial air conditioning? Well, people do want to be comfortable when they vacation, certainly. So let’s explore if this a technical problem, or a marketing…

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Eco Explorer Nicaragua

The largest, and least known country in Central America is also the safest according to the Nicaraguan tourist board. A beautiful country awaits you with friendly smiles and few tourists. Day 1 Arrival at Managua Airport and welcoming by local guide. Transfer to a local hotel in the city centre.…

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Birds of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has an amazing variety of habitats from lowland humid forests to misty cool cloud forests. The Birds of Costa Rica program covers the very top birding sites in Costa Rica, including Cerro de la Muerte Cloud Forest, Caribbean Foothills, and the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor. Day 1:…

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Costa Rica Birding Tour

birding at palo verde

Lakes to cross, birds, wildlife and of course volcanoes:  this program explores a variety of distinct ecosystems ranging from the dry tropical regions of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, the cloudforests of Monteverde, the tropical humid area of Arenal Volcano National Park, and the watery world of Palo Verde…

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Spread the Light About Solar Cooking

Remember that old phrase “it was hot enough to fry eggs on” ? Guess what? It’s really true. And you can cook a whole lot more than you ever imagined with today’s solar cookers. I confess, we actually own both a solar oven and a solar stove, so I really…

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