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AMERIKA VENTURE
Based in Canada
& Costa Rica
Inbound travel agency
& Tour operator
Across the Americas
Since 1996

Feedback from our travelers...
Tours & trips reviews
  
Recent travellers answered the question :
" Would you recommend Amerika Venture? "
 
Mr Whitechurch from U.K. who travelled on La Ruta Maya 15 day tour:
" Yes I would , it was a very good adventure well organised and executed. Well done ! "

Mrs Chaplin from Canada who travelled on a Costa Rica 15 day tour:
" Everything was perfect, and I would have to say it was the vacation of a life time (...) I will do all I can to promote your company and your services. (...) Thank you so very much for having arranged the magnificent trip we took!! "

Mrs Berger from Australia who travelled on La Ruta Maya 15 day tour:
" Definitely ! "

Mr Watts from Canada who travelled on a Costa Rica 10 day tour:
" We are seriously considering your Amazon adventure next year, it looks great. Your company really delivers what they promise, and more. "

Mr Brouwer from the Netherlands who travelled on a Costa Rica 12 day tour:
" YES, and for europeans it is high standard for a good price. "

Mr Bowles from USA who travelled on the La Ruta Maya 15 day tour:
" If I were speaking to someone about Amerika Venture, I would stress that you are a "blue chip" travel company, with accommodation and dining near the top of your priorities. I myself have usually traveled in a little less style. At the same time, it was not so expensive and I thoroughly enjoyed the comforts. Thanks! "

Mr Whipp from UK who travelled on a Costa Rica 4 day tour:
" We will recommend Amerika Venture to our friends in the UK. Many thanks for a good trip. "

Mrs Settle from USA who travelled on a Costa Rica 8 day tour:
" Absolutely! Will use you again. You were recommended to us by a couple friends of mine. I'm glad they had such a good experience with you. I also want to personally thank you for being so flexible when Brenda and I had to cancel our first trip with you due to a skiing accident she had. You were so gracious and accommodating. Really a class act! "

Mr Winston from USA who travelled on a Costa Rica 15 day tour:
" Yes, it was a very memorable trip and one that we would suggest to other people. Amerika Venture did a fine job! "
 
 
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  " Communications
The communications were excellent, and we were very impressed that the arrangements (confirmation of tour, procurement of airline tickets and travel insurance) were made in such short order. The information on the tour (the package) provided was excellent. A friend of mine who is a travel agent said she was very impressed, as were we.

Tour leader & guides
[...] It would not be possible to say enough about his [our guide's] qualities in terms of knowledge of Costa Rica and ability to find animals and birds - including being able to generate animal and bird calls that could not be distinguished from that of the actual animals and birds (and they felt the same). He was also entertaining, fun, engaging and extremely accommodating. Five star plus. In addition, he has wide experience and knowledge in other areas, a constant source of conversation, information and pleasure. (...)
All other boat captains, zip-line operators, rafting guides, etc. were superb. Very competent, informed, helpful, knowledgeable... Excellent and well chosen.

Tour
Loved the entire thing (...) The range of sites, climates, topography, landscape and altitudes was immensely rewarding. The program was intense but not overly. Always something of interest, but with enough down-time. Very well planned, and the opportunity to see quite a lot of the country. And be away from the crowds!!

Accomodations
Lodgings and restaurants exceeded all expectations. Excellent. (...) In all cases we were very impressed and surprised. Beds always comfortable. Staff were universally helpful, charming and willing to do all to make things go well. (...)

Transports
Having a lot of experience travelling in Africa, I was personally shocked and very pleasantly surprised to see the high quality and performance of the vehicles provided. Federico (our driver as well as guide) is an extremely competent driver, about the best I've experienced. Everything on time as indicated.

Meals
Food in lodgings was great and varied. (...) Choice of restaurants and meals excellent. And our guide ensured that I had extra avocado or quacamole a particular favourite of mine, at every occasion possible.

Would you recommend Amerika Venture?
It is not possible for me to indicate how excellent this tour was. Everything was perfect, and I would have to say it was the vacation of a life time. (...) I will do all I can to promote your company and your services.
Thank you so very much for having arranged the magnificent trip we took !! "

Diana Chaplin, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour

 
 
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  "Communications
I was very impressed with the detail provided with each request- also very prompt. It was very nice to see the e-mail of the entire tour booklet but very impressed with the hard copy delivered by courier, this makes a perfect souvenir.

Guides
10/10 for our driver / tour leader / guide! He is a wealth of knowledge- great personality- very vibrant, full of educational information, great company, and very competent. He has great attention to detail to make sure that he could provide anything we might need - including getting me to a pharmacy when I needed to. He encouraged me to try things I had fears about (like afraid of water) and I went white water rafting and snorkelling (and fear of heights) and I went on the Zip Line! I can't believe I did those things! I knew nothing about birds and now I can recognise many varieties.

Tour
The tour certainly took into account the diversity of Costa Rica. We saw so many different things - different kinds of forest, with its various trees and animals / birds different for different kinds of forest. Many waterfalls in several different places - volcanoes were spectacular - especially fortunate that we saw them on clear days. I know that you have thrown in 15 days of perfect weather - for which we were truly impressed! It was amazing to include interior and ocean - Corcovado is not to be missed. There was a good amount of activity each day with not too much down time. Just enough to keep up my journal.

Accommodations
Our accommodations far exceeded our expectation. In all cases they were friendly staff, very good food, and well located. Los Lagos Inn was like a 5 star resort in my opinion as was Centro Neotropico (...)

Transports
Both the pick-up and drop off at the airport were very comfortable and very punctual - our driver-guide was a fantastic competent driver and the vehicle is very luxurious and capable for the sometime poor road conditions. We were very impressed.

Meals
In all cases the meals were very good and tasty - well prepared and healthy - we really appreciated the variety and especially the lovely fruit beverages and fresh fruits. The same was true of all lodges as well as the restaurants.

Would you recommend Amerika Venture?
Absolutely - definitely - I will be recommending your tour and I will also be taking another in the future - Thank you for a wonderful journey! "

Linda Katien, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour
 
 
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  "I was so pleased with the trip. Our guide and driver were outstanding : knowledgeable, friendly, safety-conscious, and had great sense of humor. I will highly recommend your company to those who inquire as you exceeded all expectations.

Communications:
Very thorough. You stayed in constant communication and immediately let me know of any changes. Information was all inclusive and helpful.

Guides:
Quite enjoyable. Resourceful, knowledgeable, competent, funny and intuitive. Excellent service.

Tour:
A variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Reasonably priced and safe.

Accomodations:
Clean and comfortable. The meals were excellent everywhere we went.

Transports:
On time every time. The driver was flexible, agreable, safe and pleasant. The bus was perfect for the group.

Companions:
We bonded well and I credit the guide for facilitating the process. We were a large group (18) and the trip could have been stressful at times. However, our guide provided information, entertainment, activities, etc. to help us get to know each other and the country we were visiting.

Thank you for your service and I look forward to working with you again."

Sherry Coy, Ed.D.
University of Oklahoma, USA
Costa Rica 8 days tour
 
 
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  "Communications and documents provided prior departure : Everything was received promptly. Your booklets were excellent - it was nice seeing the information on the various hotels ahead of time. We also liked and frequently used the wildlife identification card.
The tour leader and guides : Our tour leader was simply the best guide we have met. His knowledge of every aspect of Costa Rica was amazing and his passion for nature and the environment really came through. He was expert at finding wildlife and, when none was present, kept us entertained with fascinating facts about the plant life around us. His humor and personality were exactly what was needed. He was constantly aware of the needs of each individual in the group and tailored his suggestions accordingly. In Drake Bay our local guide did a great job of filling in and gave an excellent tour of Corcovado and Paradise Bay.
The tour : I think we had an excellent sampling of the different habitats and the tour really was - delightfully - off the beaten path. We enjoyed each of the area we visited and were especially impressed by our visit to Finca Durika, a place few of us would have found on our own. For us there was just the right balance of physical activity and driving or boating. We had early morning birdwalks and evening walks for wildlife or stargazing. There was always something interesting to do.
The accomodations : All the accomodations were clean and comfortable. Each had its own charm and fit well with the idea of ecologically responsible touring. The staffs were friendly and accommodating.
The transports : We'd like to make special mention of our driver who not only delivered us safely over difficult roads, but was a good wildlife spotter and, despite the language barrier, added greatly to the camaraderie of the group.
The meals : We ate well everywhere we went . The meals were excellent at all the hotels where we stayed and we especially enjoyed some of the typical Costa Rican meals at restaurants along the way.
The group : The group worked fine because we all had the same goal of seeing and learning as much as possible in the time we had. It was nice having a small group, and we enjoyed getting to know everyone...
Overall this was a wonderful trip and we would recommend it to anyone."

Martha & Frederick Wales, USA
Costa Rica 15 days tour
 
 
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  Communications: Excellent - The itinerary was very helpful
Guides: Tour guide and bus driver were wonderful
Accomodations: Wonderful
Transports: Excellent
Meals: Too well ! (I think we all gain a couple of pounds).

Dr. Teri Hamlin, USA
Costa Rica 8 days tour
 
 
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  "Ed and I loved our Costa Rica trip--it's the most outstanding tour we've ever taken! We saw over 50 birds and animals at Corcovado NP alone! We would like to plan to go with AmerikaVenture in 2006 and take the La Ruta Maya trip...
Communications and documents provided prior departure : Information contained in travel documents was very thorough and informative.
The tour guide : ...outstanding tour leader and guide! This is a combination of both his friendly, outgoing personality and his incredible knowledge of all aspects of Costa Rica: plants, birds, animals, astronomy, culture, history plus much skill with the scope, etc.
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to the Osa Peninsula (...) we had an excellent local guide ... we spotted 50 animals and birds on our day trip to Corcovado...
The tour : We loved all of the activities; the horseback ride along Lake Arenal, seeing Arenal volcano (day and night) and Corcovado National Park were favorites.
The transports : Our driver was extremely punctual and reliable and a skillful driver.
The meals : We thoroughly enjoyed the many chances to experience local Costa Rican food and in all cases the food was plentiful.
Our overall rating of the trip is 10/10. We'll highly recommend it to the people we know. The itinerary is excellent because it encompasses all the regions: the rainforest, the coast, etc. and a chance to see a huge variety of wildlife. The pace is perfect, the adventurous activities are fun and challenging, yet not frightening. And, of course, the ratio of travelers to tour guide could not possibly be better."

Mary & Ed Carley, USA
Costa Rica 15 days tour
 
 
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  "Communications and documents provided prior departure : Handled very well. Tour documents were comprehensive.
The tour leader and guides : Both our tour leader and driver were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. The guides at the various sites were all very knowledgeable.
The tour : Excellent! The route and program gave us the right amount of free time as well as organised activities.
The accomodations : I was very impressed with the quality and service in the hotels/accomodation we stayed at. Each was different and excellent.
The transports : The bus was quite comfortable for the size of our group. Our driver was excellent. I am often a nervous passenger but had no problems with him or his driving.
The meals : Fantastic. I am sure we all put on weight. The quality and variety was excellent.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Mexico. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any of my friends and associates."

Dianne Sammut, Australia
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour
 
 
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  "Communications and documents provided prior departure : Information provided and arrangements were perfect; informative, accurate and timely.
The tour leader and guides : What can we say? Only the best through Amerika Venture! Our tour leader provided informed, sensitive and reliable leadership. The guides arranged for us were superb : Miguel, Edgar, David and Paulo: informed, friendly, attentive and proud of their heritage and country. Who could ask for more!
The tour :
Landing in La Paz had its demands - but there was no other way to do what we did. Our first few days schedule was low key and not physically demanding so it allowed for a period of acclimitazation - which was good. More time in Cusco would have allowed us to explore this beautiful city in more depth. The Rain Forest was superb and the lodge excellent!
Accomodations : Quito was superb; couldn't have been a better arrangement - convenient, comfortbale, warm, good food and staff that were more than hospitable. This was a great arrangement, particularly with our many comings and goings. The Cuyabeno Jungle Lodge was Great! The Black Sheep Inn was an intriguing, friendly, comfortable place. Staff were great. Our Machu Picchu Lodge was a welcome oasis - good food, friendly people, comfortable. Hotels in Puno, Cusco and Lima were comfortable and the staff was most accommodating (Pisco sours in Cusco were the best!).
Transports : All our transportation was more than acceptable. I have to mention in particular the arrangements in Quito - they really went out of their way to look after us. Fausto and Pablo were exceptional.
Meals : Meals were fine.
You did a great job and we will continue to promote and strongly advise people contemplating eco-adventures in South America to travel with Amerika Venture!!"

Bob Rogers, Canada
Great South America Tour 25 days tour
 
 
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  "We just came back from Ecuador ... the tour was wonderful all along the way, and everything went smooth ... it was extremely well organized. We apprecitate all your help and efforts in organizing this trip - a truely memmorable adventure!"

The Rudich Family, Canada
Ecuador & The Galapagos 21 days tour
 
 
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  "Communications and documents provided prior departure : Exceptional documents, well researched and something that will be kept for future reference.
Tour Leader : We can't say enough good things about our guide's organization skills, attention to detail, inter-personal skills and general ability to be aware of the needs of each individual traveller. We felt safe and well looked after at all times. Even when he was not with us he had made sure all bases were covered regarding our well-being.
Local Guides :
Edgar was fascinating, could have listened to him for hours. David was not only well informed, but his passion for his people shone through, he had a very patient and enouraging manner particularly for the slower walkers. Miguel in the Galapagos is a very sincere and knowledgable guide, he too had a passion for his niche in the world. Paul was so enthusiastic and knew so much about the jungle environment, he was excellent. In general, we were more than satisfied with all the guides as each had a passion for their country, history and peoples.
Accomodations : They were all good. The staff at each hotel were exceptional and the food was very good and the service excellent.
Meals : The meals were varied and very good."

Anne Parmelee & Kay Gilchrist, Canada
Great South America Tour 25 days tour
 
 
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  "The communications and documents prior departure : 10/10
...the trip could not have been better!
Our guide is a super organizer, super guide and an excellent travel companion. He always maintained that wonderful and charming mix of professionalism and friendship...
IIn short... The tour: 9/10 Lodging: 9/10 Transports:10/10 Meals: 10/10
Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience!"

Dieter & Marlies Schoenefeld, Canada
Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos 25 days tour
 
 
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  "I just want to give my thoughts about the trip. I throughly enjoyed the entire trip. We had a few (mechanical) problems but our tout guide handled everything in a most professional manner. He is a great guy and a wonderful guide and our driver was excellent too. I really liked the number of people on the trip. A small number made the trip much more personal. I would be very interested in another tour with Amerika Venture...".

Shirley Nielson, USA
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour
 
 
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  "We were very pleased with the services on our trip to Costa Rica, and will not hesistate to recommend your company to our friends. Our tour guide and driver went out of their way to make this holiday a pleasant one... Our biologist tour guide was able to show us the most beautiful birds, told us about nature, plants and trees and even knew all about the sky and various constellations... our driver, was very courteous and assisted with the baggage and during the last 2 days he was invaluable, at the Last evening he arranged for us to be serenaded by a mariachi group! The program was very flexible and was adjusted to our taste whenever possible. Our guide gave us more than he was expected to do, and even gave us his free time! We will not hesitate to recommend your tours to our friends and acquaintances. A very special tour, with a very special guide and a super driver."

Martin & Betty Hensen, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour
 
 
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  "I am happy to provide some evaluation of our tour to Costa Rica. This will be the combined assessment from myself and Carol, as we travelled together. We had not been on a tour before and were a little apprehensive about it. However, we very much enjoyed all the aspects of the trip and would not hesitate to go again or to recommend it... We found the staff involved to be very helpful and courteous and the instructions given beforehand very clear. It was good to have someone to speak the language and we enjoyed the interaction with the other guests... We loved the variety of the adventures and the quality of the people that did the hikes and tours. The time spent at Fica Durika was fantastic! It will always be with us because it was so unique... The food was good, the accommodations were fine and we had a great time."

Evelyn Bradley and Carol Hrycyszyn, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour
 
 
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  "From the initial response ... through the final confirmation of meeting arrangements at destination the communication was quick, clear and complete. The background documentation provided was thorough; a particularly unique (as compared to other tour providers) and valued bonus. Response to all inquires was fast (if not immediate) and complete .... Our tour leader was excellent! ... our guides were extremely knowledgeable and interested in the group ... the program was extensive and intensive: the activities, route, points of interest, schedule were as negotiated prior to departure. The program was superb and it far exceeded the expectations in all aspects ....the meals were for the most part superb! Amerika Venture proved to be a special tour organizer, one seldom seen in the tour organizing business. From the initial contact through the web to the very last email on our return it was evident that they cared personally about our eco-adventure. Their friendly, personal touch as shown by the way they listened, heard and genuinely were concerned about each and every detail of our adventure was not just reassuring, it made our experience that much richer and unforgettable. Anyone looking for a true ecotour, or eco-adventure in South America, or anywhere for that matter, would be well advised to start with AmerikaVenture"

Bob Rogers, Canada (main group contact)
Patagonia (Argentina & Chile) 20 days tour
 
 
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  "...wanted to tell you how awesome the trip was! We saw so many incredible sights and have unforgettable memories of animals, birds, volcanoes, the Pacific... well I could go on and on. Our guide knew just where to take us and because the group was so small, we ate in local places where he knew everyone ... we experienced the country in a remarkable way. He (tour guide) is amazing! Brilliant and an excellent guide and teacher. To all of you who planned the trip so meticulously, it was perfect! Thank you so much!"

Lorraine Kaiser, United States
Costa Rica 8 days tour
 
 
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  "Our guide was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about everything Costa Rican. He was always at the service of our group. The driver was also very nice and helpful and a terrific driver too. The program was excellent and I had lifetime experiences while on the tour. Going through the Monteverde Cloud Forest and seeing the male and female Resplendent Quetzal and riding the skytram the same day was a memory I'll enjoy all my life. The route taken and the points of interest we were shown were what I came to Costa Rica for. All of the places I stayed were very clean and the staff was excellent. This was the best trip I've ever had. Everything cooperated including the weather and wildlife. I hope to travel with Amerika Venture again soon!"

John D'Antoni, United States
Costa Rica 8 days tour
 
 
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  "We have been very well impressed by the organization of the travel and by the accommodations. Thanks to our tour guide's courtesy and perfect organization we also had the possibility to see the hot waterfalls, and to have a funny swim on the way to Quirigua ... the long trip along the Guatemala routes was a good choice because in this way we had the possibility to see different landscapes and have some insights on the Guatemala people way of life. An important point to highlight is that our guide's way of driving was so good that the large number of hours spent in the car were not so heavy ... he was able (as in every other place) to inform us of the most convenient places to eat, from the elegant restaurant to the typical bar to have a snack. ... Chichicastenango: wonderful market! ... Agua Azul is one of the most amazing places we have seen during our holiday. The point is that Patrick (tour guide) brought us not only to visit but also to swim in the waterfalls! We are sure that his fantasy and experience has made this holiday incomparably better than we could expect: he is the ideal guide... We all would like to thank Dr. Alonso Mendez (Palenque Maya site guide) for the interesting explanations, in particular about the Mayan number system and the geometrical principles of the building architecture. The visit to Bonampak, rio Uxumacinta and Yaxchilan was fantastic. ...we fully appreciate the overall organization of the whole journey... We also would like to thank you for your patience when we asked to change the program so many times, required your help and suggestions, and profited of your personal on-line assistance on the phone. We hope that we will stay in contact to organize other tours for the future... Bye bye!"

Elena, Laura, Daniele, Marco, Italy
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour
 
 
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  "Thank you for all the preparation you did to make our trip so successful. We all really appreciated it. Marcos (tour leader) was very easy to get along with and spoke very good English, even idiomatic sayings. He is a fantastic birder - knew almost every bird sound we heard. He was also able to whistle or imitate numerous species, and thus call them closer for a very good and sometimes prolonged look at very secretive species. Many times during our trip we commented on the very good looks we were able to get of almost all the species. There were only a few species that were not seen by the whole group. He was also very attuned to the physical abilities of the group members, and planned and assisted accordingly. On a scale of 0-10, I would give him a 9.5-10. Carlos (assisting guide) was an excellent bird spotter and guide around Drake Bay and in Corcovado. Marcos often asked for his advice. He often carried the spotting scope and would set it up as needed. We were happy with the areas chosen on the program. The staff everywhere was very helpful and considerate. Elias (driver) was a very competent driver ... several times he prevented an accident by his awareness. He was always early for assignments ... he often accompanied us on birding hikes, and frequently even pointed out birds while driving. The food was always tasty and plentiful. We had some exceptionally great meals at Trogan Lodge, Jademar, and Talari. No one ever went hungry. We also had plenty of water and beverages during our hikes - especially when we needed them in Corcovado. Everyone in our group was pleased with the arrangements you had made for us. Thank you again for all of the time and effort you spent on this project. None of us would hesitate to ask for your help in planning another trip."

Bert Hensel, United states (main group contact)
Special 15 days birding tour in Costa Rica
 
 
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  "Our tour leader did a fine job of organizing the tour each day. He knew the area so we got to where we were going very efficiently. He seemed to feel very comfortable in Mexico. Guides were fine. The route was very well thought out and suited me because I liked all things Mayan. I also enjoyed seeing cities and other features not related to the Mayan ... I liked visiting the family at San Cristobal because I wanted a look behind the scenes... Lodgings were fine, it was an interesting variety. Transport was nice, roomy and comfy ... good driver and an interesting person. Meals were interesting, I enjoyed the variety that I was exposed to."

Bob Holder, USA
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour
 
 
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  "I must thank you with plenary satisfaction for the success of my tour with you in Mesoamerica. Your program was perfect and very elastic to support changes, supplements and substitutions... The central factor in the success of my tour was our guide who has all the qualities required in the tour-guide activity: full of energy, understanding, sympathetic and initiative, open-minded, mindful... Thanks to Amerika Adventure, my holiday has been an unforgettable event."

Salomon Friedmann, Israel
Special Ruta Maya 30 days tour
 
 
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  "...we appreciated this tour very very much; it was varied, well organized, all perfect! ..our guide was really excellent in all fields, very passionate and concerned. Top performance!"

Gabriele Beck, Germany
Peru 15 days tour
 
 
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  -" Great guides! Their kindness and their obligingness are exactly what one awaits from adventure guides. The tour is super, the selected sites and places are very beautiful (...) Hotels and restaurants: excellent!"
Françoise Jaquier, France
Costa Rica 15 days tour

"Our Ruta Maya trip was indeed marvellous ... we found the destinations selected (Tulum, Coba, Tikal, Flores, Antigua, San Cristobal, Palenque...) all well picked, very interesting and worth visiting. Also the combination and alternating of archeological sites, natural sites and cities was optimal. The travelling was great ... the accomodations were always fine: the level was exactly as it had been described. The guide was extremely nice ... definitely very well suited to lead small groups in this type of travels. The guide we had in Tikal, Yolanda, was fantastic: very competent on different aspects of archeology and nature, eager to talk about present and past history of Guatemala, friendly and energetic. The tour we had with her through the ruins and in the jungle is unforgettable! After talking with several friends who have been travelling in this region before us, our feeling is that we did really the best possible out of these two weeks! Thank you again for the great trip and excellent organisation"
Paola Pedarzani and Martin Stocker, U.K.
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour

"...we were very impressed with our guide's knowledge of the area... ...we would not hesitate to go on a new adventure with Amerika Venture. Thanks for a great time!"
Shauna and Craig, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour

"...I keep a very good memory of my trip with you guys, I sometimes go back in my thoughts with painting. Soon I want to paint a landscape of Costa Rica."
Lise Reid, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour

"We are back from our Costa Rica adventure. It was truly wonderful and amazing ... David was an absolutely wonderful guide. Elias, the driver, was very helpful and reliable ... Corcovado was a real peak in the trip in terms of wild life ... it was a fantastic adventure ... we hope to get your help in our future travel programs."
Rudich Family, Canada
Costa Rica 15 days tour

"Our guide was fantastic: he was knowledgeable, flexible, but in control, and yet stayed in the background as we traveled. Vehicle was dependable and comfortable. We always found good meals and many times this was due to the good advice of our tour guide. "
Carl Swenson and Julia Buchholz, United States
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour

"The trip has been very impressive and satisfactory. Compliments for your organization, which is surely a modern and efficient one, and let us know your future programs. Many greetings from... "
Roberto and Renata Sorrentini, Italy
La Ruta Maya 15 days tour

"Our trip was very well organized, excellent guide... everything beyond our desires, Thanks!"
Mr & Mrs Lefever, France Special USA tour

"Perfect and complete documentation and communications before departure... Our excellent tour guides both deserve a medal! The tour went exactly as expected and described prior departure... Excellent transports (comfort, distances, driving, space...). Thanks!"
Perez Family, Switzerland
Québec 19 days tour
 
 
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Comparing our tours and prices with others, consider...

  • The number of participants in the tour. The SIZE of the group has a major incidence on the quality of the services provided by the tour leader and the driver. Small groups remain personal unlike large groups.
  • What IS and what is NOT included in the tours & services you compare.
  • Our tours respect the principals of ecotourism. Our guides, staff members and providers are meticulously selected to meet our exacting requirements and standards and they are remunerated equitably and considered with great esteem as we much value their participation to our mission.
  • The quality standards of the services and accommodations we provide in our tours are high and our customer service is exceptional. We are committed to offering the very best to our travellers before, during and after their trip.
  • We provide our travellers with the contact information of their tour manager who is available 7 days a week before and during the tour to promptly assist them with any situation or simply answer questions or doubts before the tour starts.


Procedures and deadlines summary:

  1. Upon reception of your booking request we will send you a booking confirmation & invoice (or another offer if the requested services cannot be confirmed).
  2. Upon reception of your invoice, you must send us your initial deposit (30% of the tour price + 100% of flights and/or travel insurance, if these services are booked through us). We accept all major credit cards, checks, wire transfers and cash.
  3. Your final payment must be received 45 days prior to your tour departure.
  4. We send you your travel documents by FedEx courier 30 days prior to your tour departure (or before). We also send you (at the same time) an electronic version (PDF document sent by email) of your documents to keep as a backup copy in your files.
    All payments received are confirmed by our accounting dpt. the next day with an updated account statement sent by email.

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Serving international travellers since 1996
We operate cultural ecotourism small group tours
In Costa Rica, Canada & across Latin America

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Tel. Costa Rica (local call in all regions) : (+506) 4000-1935
Tel. France (local call in all regions) : (+33) 09 75 17 11 30

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