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  • $264.00/person
    Trek Valle del Silencio
    Altimira, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Mountains
    Hike this spectacular 15 km trail through the Parque Internacional de la Amistad with a local naturalist guide. You will see many species of birds, wild fruits, and trek through rivers. You’ll spend two nights at the ‘Refugio’ lodge...
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  • $325.00/group
    Consorcio por la mar Artisanal Sports Fishing Tour
    Tarcoles, Costa Rica
    Half Day |
    Great opportunity for exploring the Gulf of Nicoya, while looking for banks of tuna, mackerel, roosterfish and jack mackerel to fish in handmade boats! Consorcio Por La Mar R.L. is a coopertative consortium that combines CoopeSoliDar R.L. and CoopeT...
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  • $236.00/group
    Isla Chira One Day Adventure
    Isla Chira, Costa Rica
    Full Day | Small Towns/Villages
    During this day visit to Chira Island, you will observe an impressive mangrove forest, a variety of wildlife such as exotic birds and crocodiles, learn about traditional fishing practices and enjoy a delicious lunch made with fresh products from the ...
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  • $148.00/person
    Indigenous Community Experience with Bribri Tribe
    Bribri, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    Ride a dugout canoe into Yorkin indigenous territory for an opportunity to experience genuine Bribri culture. You will interact with a variety of people in the community while you visit organic banana and chocolate plantations, hike through the Tala...
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  • $102.00/person
    Los Campesinos Hanging Bridge and Waterfalls
    Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    Join the people of the Quebrada Arroyo community in their private, off the beaten path nature reserve. You’ll cross over the longest canopy walkway in the region next to a cascading waterfall and explore walking trails that take you to the marv...
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  • $48.00/night
    Stay in a 150-Year-Old Traditional Home
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Flexible Stay | City/Urban
    We welcome you to Tanita House, a unique place where you can relax in traditional wooden northern Thai style houses made from teak. Our place is where you’ll find the genuine ambiance of the Thai home, vivid but peaceful. Tanita House combines ...
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  • $96.00/person
    El Descanso Rural Lodge Térraba Indigenous Cultur...
    Térraba, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    El Descanso is a tranquil place where the air is pure. Come to relax and experience Térraba indigenous culture and daily life, unique in Costa Rica and in the world. Savor delicious ethnic specialties like tamal de arroz and picadillos and stay in c...
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  • $202.00/person
    Immerse into Bribri Indigenous Culture
    Bribri, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Rural Communities
    Ride a dugout canoe into Yorkin indigenous territory for an opportunity to experience genuine Bribri culture. You will interact with a variety of people in the community while you visit organic banana and chocolate plantations, hike through the Tala...
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  • $45.00/person
    Laguna Chocuaco Canoe Trip
    Rancho Quemado, Costa Rica
    Half Day | Rural Communities
    Join the Villalobos family on a canoe trip into their private lagoon, set amidst primary rainforest. You’ll hike through a jungle trail on the family’s property to reach the lagoon. Then you’ll push off for a peaceful paddle (helpin...
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  • $30.00/person
    Private Lesson with Master Musician
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Half Day | City/Urban
    Explore your inner artistic and creative skills through a one-on-one lesson with one of Cambodia’s few surviving master artists. You can choose to learn a traditional instrument or classical and folk dance. Experiences can be customized to meet...
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  • $139.00/person
    Cerro Escondido Jungle Lodge and Waterfalls
    Jicaral, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rainforest
    Explore the beauty of the landscape and swim in the crystal-clear water of the “Velo de Novia” waterfall. You’ll stay at Cerro Escondido, which translates to “Hidden Hill,” located in the heart of the Karen Mogenson Wildlife...
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  • $63.00/night
    Nacientes Palmichal Rural Lodge
    Palmichal, Costa Rica
    Flexible Stay | Rural Communities
    Staying in this lodge not only allows you to enjoy the exuberant beauty surrounding it but also gives you access to a plethora of activities such as touring nearby coffee farms, volunteer work, exploring a wildlife reserve, visiting an artisanal tro...
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  • $315.00/person
    Ecolodge and Corcovado Hike
    Carate, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Rainforest
    Stay in an ocean-front tent cabins and take a spectacular hike into Corcovado National Park with a local, naturalist guide. Located on a pristine stretch of the Pacific Coast and only steps from the national park, La Leona Lodge is a great place for ...
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  • $293.00/person
    Cerro Escondido Jungle Lodge and Hiking Adventure
    Jicaral, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Mountains
    Cerro Escondido, which translates to “Hidden Hill,” is located in the heart of the Karen Mogenson Wildlife Refuge. The Reserve measures 900 hectares and protects one the richest ecological zones of the peninsula. Enjoy the majesty of the ...
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  • $210.00/person
    Rainforest Adventure to Estación Biológica Taman...
    Drake Bay, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Rainforest
    Hike for an hour through rainforest and over rivers to reach this beautiful, remote lodge in the Golfo Dulce Forestry Reserve. The property has its own trails where you can enjoy beautiful waterfalls, natural swimming holes and amazing wildlife viewi...
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  • $55.00/person
    Nacientes Palmichal Coffee Tour
    Palmichal, Costa Rica
    Full Day | Small Towns/Villages
    Meet an authentic coffee-growing community, and live the genuine experience of a farmer tending his field. Discover places of incomparable beauty, creased with crystal waters and home to primary rainforest and a breathtaking variety of flora and faun...
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  • $396.00/person
    Isla Chira Treasure of the Choretega Princess
    Isla Chira, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    Observe incredible wildlife by exploring the mangroves and Paloma island as well as witnessing breathtaking sunsets over the coasts of the Nicoya Peninsula. This two day experience on Chira Island will not only allow you to bear witness to what its e...
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  • $235.00/person
    Los Campesinos Rapelling Adventure and Local Life
    Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Rural Communities
    Get ready for a true jungle adventure led by the Quebrada Arroyo community. You’ll rappel down a rushing waterfall, walk over the longest hanging bridge in the region surrounded by striking natural beauty and dive in pristine swimming holes. Ea...
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  • $133.00/person
    Hike into Bribri Indigenous Community
    Bribri, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    Hike 3-4 hours through the Talamanca Rainforest into the Yorkin indigenous territory for an opportunity to experience genuine Bribri culture. You will interact with a variety of people in the community while you visit organic banana and chocolate pla...
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  • $70.00/person
    El Encanto Full-Day Enchantment Tour
    San Antonio de Escazú, Costa Rica
    Full Day |
    Just 15 minutes from the capital of San José, you will find San Antonio de Escazú. You will get to see the other side of the capital —a rural San José— where people maintain their most authentic traditions. Calm and simple life reigns here, an...
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  • $142.00/person
    Mountain Coffee and Nature Hike Adventure
    Cedral, Costa Rica
    3 Days | Rural Communities
    Travel to this peaceful mountain community that prides itself in its exotic and high-quality coffee and true Costa Rican hospitality. On this two night three day experience guests will visit the coffee plantation and learn all about the coffee making...
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  • $34.00/night
    La Amistad Rural Lodge
    Biolley, Costa Rica
    Flexible Stay | Rural Communities
    Beautiful community lodge located in the midst of the international park La Amistad. The restaurant “Soda Arco Iris” run by the women’s group is decorated with a breathtaking floral mosaic work made from broken ceramic tiles and rec...
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  • Lao weaving
    $80.00/person
    Lao Weaving and Natural Dyes Class
    Luang Prabang, Laos
    Full Day | Small Towns/Villages
    Working with our Lao artisans, you will discover the beauty and secrets of Lao textiles. Don’t worry, no previous experienced is necessary to create a truly unique souvenir.
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  • $25.00/night
    Casa Xicaya
    Antigua, Guatemala
    Flexible Stay | Small Towns/Villages
    Casa Xicaya is a family owned guesthouse in a small community about 20 minutes outside of Antigua. Perched on a hill 1840 meters above sea level you will be hard pressed to find more magnificent views of Volcan del Agua or the surrounding greenery th...
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  • $59.00/person
    Coffee Growing and Mountain Community Overnight
    Cedral, Costa Rica
    2 Days | Rural Communities
    Stay overnight in this peaceful mountain community that prides itself in its exotic and high-quality coffee and true Costa Rican hospitality. Guests will visit the coffee plantation and learn all about the coffee making process, enjoy home cooked mea...
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  • $116.00/person
    El Copal Rural Journey
    El Humo, Costa Rica
    2 Days |
    Stay in a solar-powered rural lodge and check out the 380 species of birds in the forest of El Copal Reserve! This paradise for birdwatchers is part of a biological corridor between Tapantí-Macizo Cerro de La Muerte National Park and La Amistad Inte...
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  • $972.00/person
    Trek Ruta del Quetzal
    Los Quetzales, Costa Rica
    4 Days | Rural Communities
    This beautiful experience starts in the highlands of Los Quetzales National Park and takes you on an adventure through the mountains of Costa Rica. You’ll spend long days hiking through rugged terrain, getting up close to rare mammals like tapir an...
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  • $25.00/person
    Phare The Cambodian Circus
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    2-3 Hours | City/Urban
    More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. ...
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  • $39.00/night
    Stay at You Khin House
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Flexible Stay | City/Urban
    Welcome to You Khin House, your very special hideaway while traveling through Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. You Khin House is owned and managed by the Cambodian non-profit Seametrey Organisation, which enables children of underprivileged Cambodian...
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  • $163.00/person
    Lisu Lodge Adventure
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    2 Days | Small Towns/Villages
    Your adventure will begin with a cycling tour in a scenic countryside of Chiang Mai. Stop at an organic tea plantation to discover how tea is grown, processed and transformed in a traditional way from tea leaves to tea cups. Then, enjoy white water r...
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  • $325.00/person
    Lanjia Lodge Golden Triangle Experience
    Chiang Rai, Thailand
    3 Days | Small Towns/Villages
    Guests will visit the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe villages. You will also have a chance to learn to make Hmong batik, plant trees at a reforestation site and sample local tea at a tea plantation. The trail of your nature walk will give you a full view ...
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