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Costa Rica's Wild Wonders

  6-17 January 2021


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Costa Rica continues to be one of our favorite regions to explore. It’s full of ‘wild wonders’ and this tour touches upon some of the country’s essential highlights. We’ll traverse Irazu Volcano, hike the trails of Savegre Nature Reserve (to seek out the Resplendent Quetzal), discover the very biodiverse (as noted by National Geographic) Osa Peninsula, trek in Corcovado National Park, discover Cano Island Biological Reserve & snorkel its offshore reefs, swim along the Pacific’s sandy beaches, possibly spotting some whales while boating Drake Bay, pickup takeaways from the Central Market in San Jose, and of course, enjoy the delicious local foods Costa Rica is known for. Our University’s long-standing relationship with Costa Rican Specialties and in-country tour operator Viajes Colibri allow for a higher quality adventure guided by Lloyd Martinez. Lloyd’s our bilingual guide who gets great reviews with our travelers and knows hundreds of bird species, has a great sense of logistics, shares know-how and humor, and seems to know everyone in Costa Rica. Along with our tour leaders Sue and Don, this adventure will give travelers a fulfilling taste of what Costa Rica is all about. iPura vida! 

Tour Leaders

Sue and Don Kissinger

Sue and Don Kissinger
Sue and Don Kissinger have travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Africa, and Europe. They met 38 years ago as UW-Stevens Point students on an international trip and just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. Sue has worked at UWSP for more than 28 years and is currently a career specialist in the Academic and Career Advising Center. She has led 20 UWSP international trips, including 4 trips to Costa Rica! Don works as an urban forestry coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in northern and western Wisconsin. Don has co-led trips with Sue to Belize, Iceland, Poland and Germany. They look forward to sharing all the amazing diversity and wild wonders of Costa Rica.



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