How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Ron was an excellent guide with a great knowledge of wildlife meaning in many situations he could guide the group himself finding animals that we would have otherwise missed. His knowledge and contacts locally also granted us extra choices which may not have otherwise been available such as using pools and getting water taxis.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Excellent for the amateur bird spotter or someone wanting to see a vast array of wildlife at a leisurely pace and with minimal exertion. Be warned the Volcano has not done anything since 2010.
Do you have anything else to add?
I would not class this as Moderate but leisurely. The public transport meant a lot of time waiting (2 hr waits) for busses and traveling of public busses (occasionally stood up). The activities were a little sedate for my such as things I expected to be a hike was infact a short 30 min stroll in a park, perhaps. I think this was due to the aged nature of the majority of the group who moaned a lot. Perhaps for the same reason I was dissapointed that the day advertised as travel by jeep was actually just a standard 18 seater minibus an not an adventure at all. The hotel in San Jose is an absolute joke and definitely do not see why this is on the itinerary for the first and last nights.