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Contact: Josh Cohen
Tel: 800.990.4376

Wild Planet Adventures Maximizes Potential for Rare Wildlife Sightings

By Combining Costa Rica’s Veranito Season with Off-Beaten-Track Destinations

SAUSALITO, CA, March 23, 2011 – Costa Rica’s “Veranito” season in July is a wildlife
lover’s dream, a month-long break in the rainy season that showcases the wildlife expertise
of Wild Planet Adventures with increased chances of
seeing rare and highly endangered wildlife.

A 14-day Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Eco-Tour during this season is $4,398 per person
double occupancy (single supplement $798) for a program combining jungle lodges and
private reserve accommodations, meals, guides, entrance fees to over eight national parks
and all activities, including whitewater rafting, a canopy tour, sea kayaking with dolphins,
night snorkeling in bioluminescence and more. Dates coinciding with Veranito are June 25 -
July 8, July 2-15, July 9 - 22, July 16-29, July 23 - Aug 5, and July 30 - Aug 12. Nine-day
itineraries from $2,798 are also offered. See:

Josh Cohen, director, notes that the secret of the "Ultimate Wildlife" itinerary is that it visits
some of the country’s most remote and rarely frequented destinations, thereby allowing
highly experienced guides to find more rare and endangered species than any other tour
company. One such location involves paddling on a particular flat-water stretch of the Puerto
Viejo River that runs through a remote section of La Selva Biological Preserve in Barullio
Carillo National Park.

“Very few people run this lush stretch of the Puerto Viejo River; we have seldom, if ever,
seen other paddlers there,” he notes.

This tour combines wildlife viewing with multi-sport adventures in over eight national parks,
reserves, cloud forests and rivers that 20 years of tracking have shown to reach their annual
peak of wildlife sightings during Veranito.

Cohen adds that during Veranito days are cooler, off-peak airfares are often less, and the
flowering trees and fruits attract an abundance of wildlife – including more rare and
endangered species than any other time of year.

The coast-to-coast adventure follows a trapezoidal route east from San Jose starting with the
little known Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean (excellent for primates) then north to
Sarapiqui, Arenal and Monteverde Cloudforest, then stopping at a number of Pacific coast
beaches on the way down to the remote Corcovado National Park. Accommodations en
route that are anything but cookie-cutter take inspiration from their mountain or coastal
locations and often themselves offer wildlife sighting possibilities that run the gamut from
sloths to primates to endangered sea turtles to Resplendent Quetzals.
For information on all of Wild Planet Adventures’ Costa Rica vacations please visit

About Wild Planet Adventures

The expert wildlife guides of Wild Planet Adventures go the extra mile to explore remote
wildlife habitat and study wildlife patterns in destinations not often accessible to the general
public. Thanks to the company’s comprehensive itineraries that balance diverse and complex
ecosystems and habitats, guests enjoy wildlife and game viewing that is carefully aligned
with animals’ daily and nocturnal migrations.

Following a philosophy that interacting with nature has the power to transform lives, tours are
conducted in Africa, Baja, Belize, Costa Rica, Galapagos, India, Laos, Panama, Peru and
Thailand. Wild Planet Adventures is recognized by top publications in the travel industry for
its itineraries that combine intimate encounters with nature with local culture.

For a complimentary 2011 catalog call toll-free 1.800.990.4376, or e-mail To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto:

Recent Media Awards and Kudos:

2010 - World’s 50 Best Tours / Trips of a Lifetime: National Geographic Traveler, for India
2009 - World’s 50 Best Tours / Trips of a Lifetime: National Geographic Traveler, for Thailand
2009 - Best New Trips: National Geographic Adventure, for India
2008 - Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth: National Geographic Adventure
2008 - World’s 50 Best Tours / Trips of a Lifetime: National Geographic Traveler for Panama-
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