Individuals and Families
Customize your Eco-Adventure to the Rainforest
Families and friends can choose their own dates and specify which activities they want included in their Eco-Adventure. Our trips to Costa Rica include tropical conservation and wildlife photography, but can focus on your special interests whether birding, orchids, sustainability, etc. All trips prices have have a built-in contribution that directly benefits Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest’s conservation and programming efforts. They are not luxury trips as we stay part of the time deep in the forest in a biological field station in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. But the view of Arenal Volcano from the porch and the opportunities for wildlife sighting are wonderful! There is considerable hiking on forest trails and the possibility of a little rain. Don’t worry about the rain–it’s a rainforest!
You may customize your field trip to suit the academic and/or adventure needs of your students. The length of your trip is up to you. We can make suggestions and offer excellent biologists, naturalists and para-taxonomists as guides. Night hikes, solos and journal keeping all enrich the experience. Endemic species and photo ops abound. Tree planting and trail maintenance service projects add to the experience. Students feel invested in the forest when they help. We want our visitors to learn about this forest with their heads, but also to feel this forest with their hearts.
Our trips draw on the expertise of local scientists and naturalists in the field. Look at the two week trip offering for ideas that we could include or enlarge for you.
Testimonial from a grandfather in Rochester NY who asked Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (FCER) to design a custom trip for his family:
“I cannot believe how interesting, exciting and informative the trip was – far exceeding my greatest expectations. You, as the engine/leader/teacher and Mighty Dwighty [FCER co-founder Dwight Crandell] as the caboose/leader/teacher, were an exhilirating combo, and you provided us with a great combination of your expertise, the expertise of perfectly chosen bug, bird, bat and other specialists, home cooked local fare, 7-scoop milk shakes, and a modicum of “quiet time”. A great, delicate balance that pleased all, aged 8 to 70++. We absolutely will spread the word about our experience, and will be delighted to be a promotional assistant with our recommendation to any qualified inquirers.”
Let us know what you like…we know Costa Rica and can arrange a fantastic, educational, adventurous experience for you.