Terra Trails Latin American Ecoadventures
Adventure travel, ecotourism and specialty workshops in the heart of Central and South America, with a focus on responsible travel, natural history, environmental & cultural issues. Hiking, biking, rafting, riding horseback, sea kayaking, snorkeling.
Our premise here at Terra Trails is simple: to integrate the most exciting and inspiring journeys across the globe, while promoting biological preservation, community development, science and education. To us, true adventure travel is experiencing life through the simple beauty of discovery. A journey with Terra Trails will not only provide the excitement and sense of adventure you seek, but a deeper appreciation and understanding of the places we visit. We guarantee your ultimate enjoyment and complete satisfaction while helping to support ecological integrity of this wonderful planet.
From the Caribbean to the Amazon Rainforest, whether it’s hiking the base of snow-capped volcanoes in the Andes, or rafting through the Amazon, you will be amazed at the experience that awaits! Witness spectacular flora and wildlife, landscapes beyond description, and fascinating people! We invite you where the sidewalk ends and the nature of adventure begins. Experience Journey & Discovery, Excitement & Solace… Join us on a life-enhancing adventure trip through Latin America, one of the most magnificent and diverse regions in the world!
Activities include hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, rafting, dugout canoe rides, horseback riding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, photography and various options, such as diving. We cater to all levels of physical activity and interest.
An early morning light breakfast (don't worry, it's not too early) precedes the day's activity, whether it is hiking, biking, rafting or riding horseback. Often, we will depart from a home base such as our jungel ecolodge for a short commute to the destination, such as a trailhead. Sometimes, the starting point may be right in our own backyard, such as the banks of the local river for a rafting put in. Halfway through the day, we break for packed lunches and then continue on with the journey or switch over to the afternoon activity. Evenings are free to relax and enjoy fine dining with the group, as well as offering a chance for us to preview the next day. Keep in mind that these trips cover a lot of ground so you must be prepared to travel on some days.
Age range, type of group
We cater to various ages and level of physical interest. Most people on our tours are interested in active vacations. They are generally healthy, although no experience is required, with ages ranging from ten years old into their sixties. Families, singles and couples have all had a great time on these tours.
Sleeping and meals
Accommodations are generally double occupancy, although you can pay a single supplement fee to have your own room in most places. We prefer smaller, "family atmosphere" accommodations to larger hotels. Our choices include beautiful, quaint, family operated Bed and Breakfasts (hostals), thus keeping the income local, as well as haciendas in the highlands. In the city, we may stay in relatively small hotels that qualify to our standards, by which we mean a locally owned and with a commitment to unsurpassed environmental standards, such as biodegradable soap and organic food served. In the jungle we focus on cozy, environmentally sound ecolodges with screened rooms, patios with hammocks and a view, solar energy, kerosene and candle lighting and private baths with rainwater showers. We assure you that hey are more than comfortable. And the meals here (and everywhere) leave nothing to be desired, although we try to stick with local cuisine wherever practical.
Policies & Restrictions
We ask that children are at least ten years of age and that anyone who signs up for a tour takes responsibility for being healthy, and for thoroughly reading the itinerary ahead of time to ensure that they are up to the level of activity on the tour. We also reserve the right to not accept anyone on the trip who has not signed up for travel insurance before the tour begins, regardless of whether or not they have paid in full. You can inquire with us about travel insurance.
Our trips range from $995 to $2695, averaging between $125-$175 per person, per night, including all activities, all internal transportation, all lodging, all meals (minus a "free night out"), guides gratuities, services as specified, park entrance fees, and all taxes on meals and lodging.
Pricse do not include: International airfare, airport departure taxes, guide gratuities, alcoholic beverages, extras in hotels and strictly personal items.
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A five percent discount is offered for each person if more than two people sign up together (i.e. family, friends, etc.).
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