In 2006, two creative entrepreneurs left Canada to film a short documentary pilot about people who needed to step out and disconnect from their everyday lives. They chose the remote beach town of Carate on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, known for its immense natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Completely disconnected from the rest of the world, they followed the experience of a handful of adventurous souls as they fully immersed themselves in this lush and verdant rainforest leaving behind the stresses of their 9 to 5.
Soon enough, this short documentary pilot turned into a decade of unique and natural eco-adventures on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. In 2013, the company had a new makeover and was now solely run by one of the two initial founders, Martine Racette, who continued to expand the company’s concept by offering eco-adventures not only in the pure rainforest of Costa Rica but now also in the islands of Belize and Honduras, as well as a few specific trajectory tours in Guatemala and Peru.
Martine, a master social worker by trade, changed her career path and returned to her roots as a guide and started this small and innovative travel company that focuses mainly on bringing people back to nature. Over the last decade, she has honed her skills as a self-taught naturalist and wildlife expert and prides herself on offering a unique travel experience that is both truly eco-friendly and sustainable.
All groups are organized and lead by Martine on site with the help of her dedicated local partners choosing only the best guides and the best spots that allow you the rare pleasure of fully immersing yourself in the true natural beauty of the places you visit.
ABOUT OUR GROUPS
Our adult only groups are composed of energetic, active and adventurous souls of all backgrounds and cultures. All groups are different and can feature a different age group (generally 35 to 65), as well as a different focus like yoga, photography, art and more. Depending on which group you choose to join, the age, fitness level, and interests will vary. Make sure to contact us if you would like more details. The most important thing is that you love being outdoors and are able to walk on uneven terrain. In Costa Rica, we will be hiking various trails and will always let you know the difficulty and details the night before so you can choose to join us or enjoy a fun day relaxing at the beach or pool! In Peru, all activities are accessible to everyone and if too difficult, we’ll have an alternative activity ready just for you.
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WHY TRAVEL WITH US IN COSTA RICA?
Our innovative and eco-responsible company is the ONLY travel outfitter in the WORLD to offer a full rainforest immersion on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, and this for two decades. We are the only inbound and outbound travel provider that takes you on a weeklong adventure deep into the most lush and pristine rainforest in all of Central America. Our groups are kept small and are composed of adventurous souls that gather together to enter this enchanting destination. We choose only small-scale ecolodges that are sustainable and give back to the local community. Our trips feature delicious farm to table foods, activities that introduce you to this magnificent area and we fully guide you so you don’t get lost. Yeah that’s a pretty important bonus.
When considering the price of our packages, keep in mind that you will be staying in a small-scale ecolodge that features a private chef and a limited number of rooms. It is therefore a much more intimate setting than for example a large scale hotel. Also, you’ll be heading to the furthest area in the country well off the beaten path, a place filled with abundant wildlife like nowhere else in the country. Finally, you’ll have your own private hosts and guides accompanying you from start to finish, all of which is included in your package.
Someone once compared us to the Cirque du Soleil of travel in that we offer a completely unique high quality experience. One that you will always remember!
WHY TRAVEL WITH US IN PERU?
Peru is a large country full of diverse landscapes. To truly discover this country, you need to hop on buses, planes and trains. Our company offers a fully hosted escape complete with private transportation for the group, local guides and your very own RR Escape host accompanying you along the way. We work with local guides and providers on site to offer you the most authentic experience and worthwhile activities. We go beyond the guidebooks and tourist attractions as we know the country like the back of our hands.
In Peru, we look for small-scale type accommodations that offer the most comfortable and genuine experience. We recommend only delicious restaurants that feature fresh and tasty Peruvian cuisine, and Peru is known for amazing food! We include all activities in your package like sand boarding in the Ica desert, sailing the Ballestas islands know as the small Galapagos Islands of Peru, a fun pisco tasting, visits of impressive Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Moray, Maras and of course the famous site of Machu Picchu! Not to mention visits of cities like Lima and Cusco. All of this while accompanied by our favorite local guides.
Travelling in a small group in Peru is a safe option and will ultimately save you on transportation costs and more. Not to mention that we’ll take you to places that you may miss if travelling on your own!
GET BELOW THE SURFACE
We search for off-the-beaten-path destinations and ecolodges in remote locations. We then create unique experiences that allow you to feel a real separation from the rest of the world. Your participation contributes directly to the area visited and to local conservation efforts. All of our trips, now and in the future, offer an authentic experience. That means discovering local culture, where you become a part of the way of life, beyond guidebooks and tourist attractions.
We choose only the most professional local guides, exciting and worthwhile activities to do and guarantee that you are supporting earth friendly businesses in the area. By supporting local communities you are encouraging locals to protect their own heritage and natural resources.
Every experience is led by one of our expert hosts. This person is responsible for everything from the minute you arrive in the country to the minute you leave. Our team is also composed of many local partners in Costa Rica as well as others in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and New York. Together, we look forward to making your vacation a true experience.