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Holiday review by Mr. Peter Cannell

Date of trip: 30/01/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
Tribes Service: "Alex and Paul were both very helpful. In retrospect we might have contributed more to the dialogue ourselves. This was our first holiday of this type - we've previously travelled independently and 'followed our noses' with relatively little prior planning. Swiss Travel were also very helpful - they consulted over a change that had to be made to the travel arrangements and the new arrangements were brilliant."
Guides: "All of the guides were competent, friendly and efficient"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "The choice of locations was good. We did wonder whether there might be scope for joining up travel arrangements a little more - 2 people in a large van for a long journey isn't very efficient and we met some fellow tribes travellers with similar itineraries to ours who we could probably have shared some some journeys with."


Alta Hotel
Very nice place and ideal for our first night. However, we feel that it was a waste of our last day being 'stuck' in Santa Ana for the duration. We would have liked to be able to use the time to see a little of San Jose (as indeed another of your clients on a similar itinerary did).
Selva Verde Lodge
There were problems with the first two bungalows we were allocated - badly broken toilet in the first and broken air conditioning (which to be honest we weren't very concerned about) in the second. However, the manager insisted on moving us in to a very large and well appointed house in the grounds of the hotel!
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
This was probably the highlight of the trip. Wonderful location. However, could we suggest that you do not book the Cano Island boat tour as a matter of course? It is not really an island visit, it is a snorkelling trip. All 3 of us booked on it on the day we went (all from tribes) would have preferred another walking tour.

Our Memories

"Cost Rica in general - lots of friendly people - the rainforest and the wildlife - and the food!"

customer rating

5/5 from 326 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT -6 hours

Flight time: The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.

Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica

Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.



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