My husband & I took this tour which started on 12-30-2012. This was our 1st escorted tour & were not 100% sure we would like this type of tour. We are both 38 and yes we were the youngest couple on the tour. This didn't bother us as it was nice not to have a bunch of young smart mouthed teens/early 20's in our group. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was a good pace for us with many early starts/long days. My husband hates not keeping busy on vacations & like seeing all the sites. We thought this way the best way to see Costa Rica for the 1st time. The tour exceeded our expectations and loved the diverse enviroments that we were brought to. We thought Caravan took excellent care of us & in great comfort. Every detailed is worked out in advance so we didn't have to worry about our luggage, planning for the next day, directions etc. All the food was excellent, mostly buffets with a wide variety of fruits, veggies, desserts, fruit juices and meat/poultry. I was very surprised with the quality & quantity of food, and it wasn't Americanized, it was truly Costa Rican. Our tour director Jose was wonderful, very personable & knowledgeable. Our motorcoach driver Marcos was very talented and got us everywhere safe & in a timely manner. Our hotels were all very good, clean with nice gardens & pool areas (wrote sepearate reviews of them). All the sites we saw were amazing and went on some wonderful boat/nature tours. We saw 2 different volcanoes Poas & Arenal, went on a coffe tour, went to a pineapple plantation, some river cruises, saw so many animals, monkeys, birds,etc. Went on a hanging bridges hike, went to volcanic hot springs, visited a butterfly garden...the list goes on! I would highly recommend this Caravan tour, we thought it was a great value and once you know the wonderful things that Caravan does to support the local people & businesses you will agree.
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