Donde, or Where do WeTravel
From our home in Vermont we offer trips in special places,
places as special as Vermont.
Our world is not the whole wide world. And we don't offer
tours to every corner of the planet. We specialize in the regions in
which we live. This eclectic mix of world-class destinations is our
specialty, and our focused approach to active travel in each of the
below regions affords you an extraordinary experience.
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a world that seems to have gone mad, Costa Rica shines like a light
of sanity. We are pleased to be associated with the country chosen by
the United Nations as the site of the University of Peace. It's President
received the Nobel Peace Prize for his enlightened leadership, and alone
among it's neighbors has no army. Costa Rica is doubly more blessed:
first for its incredible natural environment, and once more for the
warmth and friendliness of its people. Indeed a special destination
for new world explorers.
Costa Rica is a beautiful, peaceful Central American country and a tiny
gem of wonderful natural diversity. Few areas of the earth rival the
sheer beauty of Costa Rica. Rainforests, volcanos, jungles, isolated
beaches, coral reefs, toucans, and monkeys, are all protected within
a worldrenowned system of preservation. It is the crown jewel
of the Americas and a meeting place for wilderness lovers from both
the northern and southern hemispheres. Famous for its enlightened approach
to conservation Costa Rica has approximately 27% of its land protected
in one form or another.
The rivers of Costa Rica are outstanding for canoeing. The canoe is
the best vehicle to explore the remote
wildlife, fauna and birds, and to soak in the special beauty of Costa
Rica. We will walk and paddle through landscapes of rarest green, rolling
down purple mountainsides to the turquoise oceans below. Here the air
is sparkling clear, the people are considered some of the most friendly
in the world and hospitality is a long tradition.
Costa Rica's enlightened attitudes harbor an astounding ecological diversity:
tropical rainforests, wonderful colorful birds and butterflies and waterfalls.
The primary purpose of our expeditions is to experience a cross section
of Costa Rica rich variety. Immersed in the peaceful stillness, we will
savor the beauty at a welcoming pace.
Our trips go off the beaten path to remote quiet and seldom traveled
parts of the country. With several distinctly different trips we will
introduce you to Costa Rica's natural delights. After a qrand dinner,
and a quiet night at the Fluer de Lys Hotel, a remodeled ambassador's
house we leave the hustle and bustle of San Jose for the country lanes
we have come to visit.
We are proud to have developed the first and still only canoe trips
in Costa Rica. These trips are exclusive
BattenKill trips operated by Costa Rican guides some of whom join us
in Vermont for our summer trips.
BattenKill Canoe, Ltd.
800.421.5268 or 802.362.2800 fax--802.362.0159
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