MCLUS Announces Two New Trips for 2011!

Dear Friends,

Next summer come ready to explore, hike, and discover Costa Rica! Our two new eco-trip itineraries have great adventures waiting for you. You can photograph the country’s amazing bio-diversity, catch birds in mist-nets , visit artisans, be awakened by howler monkeys, climb inside a strangler fig tree, raft a river, visit a wild cat refuge, learn to make tortillas, interact with local school children, plant trees for a service project, and much more. Your opportunity to stay in our biological field stations in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest will delight and inspire.

Our Travel/Science coordinator, Maggie Eisenberger, has planned these itineraries with the help of Jeff Norris of Natural Solutions in Costa Rica. This expert team has designed trips for travelers of all ages – whether it is your first trip to Costa Rica or you have visited many times.

We are also very happy to accommodate school groups and individual families with custom made trips that will fit your wishes. So kick your shoes off, pause a moment, and visit, to explore these trips in more detail. While there, also note our exciting trip plans to Belize.

When you travel with us to Costa Rica or Belize, your trip dollars will count toward conservation. Your trip will make a difference!

For the Forest,

Signed, Laurie Waller

Laurie Waller
Monteverde Conservation League U.S.

MCLUS Belize Trip 2011


March 18 – 27, 2011

COST: $2,449 (not including airfare) with Blue Water Ventures

Belize is an Extraordinary Adventure!

This trip combines the very best of Belize – Rainforest, Reef, and Ruins.

Your 10 day Belize adventure is a special trip for women travelers.   You will have extraordinary experiences: boat upriver to the Mayan ruin Lamanai, have an optional overnight with a Mayan family, raft through the caves at Blue Hole National Park, photograph or observe animals in the Jaguar Sanctuary home to jaguars, tapirs, kinkajous, leaf-cutter ants, toucans, marmots and curassows, and snorkel the brilliant barrier reef. For more information and a registration form – check out our website at and click on the “Belize 2011” tab or call our office 314-941-1257.

MCLUS San Gerardo Trip 2011

Costa Rica – San Gerardo

on the Pacific side of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

July 2 – 15, 2011

COST: $2,195 (not including airfare)

From the scenic peaks of the Tilaran mountains to the warm sandy beaches of the central Pacific coast – travel with us to glorious Costa Rica. This 14 day adventure shows why Costa Rica is a popular destination for eco-tourists worldwide and a biological Mecca for researchers, nature lovers, and conservationists for nearly 50 years. Stay in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest – a 54,000 acre preserve, take nature hikes into the rainforest to see a variety of species from howler monkeys, coatis, morpho butterflies, swallowtail kites, leafcutter ants, crested curassow, to the endemic Orange-bellied Trogon. This trip is a feast for all your senses and will most likely transform you! For more information check out our website at and click on the “San Gerardo – Costa Rica Trip 2011” tab or call our office 314-941-1257.

MCLUS Pocosol Trip 2011

Costa Rica – Pocosol

on the Atlantic side of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

June 25 – July 4, 2011

COST: $2,095 (not including airfare)

Educational opportunities, community service, exploring different cultures and rainforest immersion await you in Costa Rica. This wonderful 10 day trip will inspire you to want to return to Costa Rica again and again. Float above and through the rainforest on an aerial tram, visit Earth University, cruise the Sarapiqui River, visit one of the indigenous Maleku villages, and spend 3 nights in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest at the Pocosol Station walking trails to volcanic mud pots and waterfalls, mist-netting birds, taking part in bird walks in the early morning air and 2 nights at Finca Luena Nueva Lodge – a model organic farm and sustainable eco-lodge – these are just a few of the adventures in store for you! For more information check out our website at and click on the “Pocosol – Costa Rica Trip 2011” tab or call our office 314-941-1257.

School and Family Trips

Your school or family can enjoy a fully customized trip around your special interests. Come to Costa Rica to visit the Children’s Eternal Rainforest – a 54,000 acre preserve in the mountains. We have had groups from ages 8 – 85 delight in their shared experiences. For more information contact our office at 314-941-1257 or send us an email at: We would be happy to assist you in planning a unique, educational, inspiring trip to the rainforest!