Scarlet macaws at Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

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Each has been meticulously screened and has the expertise and local connections to handle every element of your vacation.

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Travel agent Pierre in Costa Rica

Pierre's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 21 reviews

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Destinations:

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Costa Rica
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Panama

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Elaine Y.
Submitted on 9.9.2023

When my parents decided they wanted our entire family - 18 people total ranging in age from 7 to 80 - to go to Costa Rica as a belated celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary, I knew we would need help to make it happen. I reached out to a few different travel companies for quotes and to get more information, and we ultimately chose this one to help plan this trip of a lifetime.From the beginning, Pierre and the team at the travel agency offered great insight and advice, they asked lots of questions to make sure they met our needs, and with such a large group, there were many different things to take into consideration. They were also very good with working within our general budget, which ended up being approximately $1500 USD per person for the main part of the trip (10 days in La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio). We also added on a Tortuguero extension for 14 of us.Throughout the planning process, Pierre and the team were great at updating the itinerary and keeping us informed. We ended up adding on a few tours just a few weeks before the start of the trip, and they quickly worked to include those. (It is challenging to get 18 people together for a discussion, lol, so it took us a while to confirm some of the optional tours.)From day one, everything was very efficient and smooth. We had comfortable private transportation between destinations, and for all of our tours we had private transfers and guides, except for the Tortuguero extension. Pierre chose great hotels for us in terms of amenities, ambience, etc. though in hindsight, with 18 people, accommodations that are walking distance to town, restuarants, etc, would have made things easier.We also happened to celebrate three birthdays on this trip, including my husband's 50th. Pierre and his team surprised us by arranging a beautiful cake, balloons, and sparkling wine on his birthday!! That was incredibly thoughtful. Then they helped us arrange a cake at our resort in Tortuguero for my sister.Definitely a very memorable family trip with so many great moments! We saw so much wildlife and had many exciting experiences. Thank you! 

Travel agent David in Australia

David's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 118 reviews

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Destinations:

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Australia
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New Zealand

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Jennifer A.
Submitted on 7.9.2023

The trip was very well organized by the travel agency and provided us with a variety of experiences in Australia. It gave us a real overview of the eastern part of the country both from rural and urban perspectives.  One of the trips had to be rescheduled and the travel agent made it happen without any issues.

Travel agent Rachel in Africa

Rachel's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 137 reviews

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Botswana
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Namibia
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South Africa

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Hillary M.
Submitted on 9.18.2023

My husband and I had a fabulous honeymoon. The travel agency provided us with every piece of information we needed throughout our trip. We felt extremely taken care of on every leg of our trip and we had no hiccups. We were able to really enjoy our time together and not worry about any details.

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Travel agent Neil in South Africa

Neil's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 27 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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South Africa
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Zambia
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Zimbabwe

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Kathleen S.
Submitted on 9.16.2023

Neil from the travel agency was amazing to work with!!  He really listened to what we wanted in our first trip to South Africa and most importantly he listened to the BUDGET we wanted.  He really KNOWS South Africa as he is South African and has owned and run a safari lodge.  He has put together an excellent team so while you're in country you have outstanding support throughout in case there are any issues.  With Neil, we planned an extraordinary birthday trip that included 5 nights in Cape Town, 3 nights in the Winelands, and 7 nights in 2 different safari lodges.  He handled EVERYTHING from all our transfers, our wonderful accommodations, wine tours with specialized wine guides, and our safari lodges. 

Travel agent Paul in Peru

Paul's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 362 reviews

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Destinations:

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Galapagos / Ecuador
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Peru

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Elizabeth S.
Submitted on 9.11.2023

I would rate this travel agency ten stars if I could; they were that good. Pedro worked with me to plan a short 8 day trip to see Machu Picchu and other sites in Peru. He was responsive and quick to give good, honest advice. And the itinerary he planned for us kept us entertained and immersed in the local culture. All of the guides and drivers were spot on! They were prompt, polite, knowledgeable, and very patient. Our guide in Lima was our airport contact, and he was so sweet. Another guide spent the most time with us, showing us around Cusco and other nearby communities. The best part was spending time with the Moray community, but our guide showed us so much more about the culture - taking us to markets, Manos de la Communidad, restaurant Dora Clarinda, and literally every important site in Cusco. Thank you - we enjoyed every minute. Our Machu Picchu guide was so professional and informative. Another guide took us from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco, and then to the airport hotel on our last day. His energy and enthusiasm was catching! Kudos to all of our drivers too. All wonderful to meet, and excellent drivers. 

Travel agent Rachel in Costa Rica

Rachel's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 14 reviews

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Destinations:

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Belize
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Costa Rica
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Panama

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Richard R.
Submitted on 5.29.2023

The travel agency (Rachel) gets a 5-star rating without qualification. Rachel was easy to communicate with and to work with. She was always very responsive. She listened carefully to what I was looking for in this first-time visit to Costa Rica (mainly a focus on experiencing the biodiversity of the country) and planned an itinerary for me and my daughter that matched exactly what I wanted. Our itinerary included visits to Tortuguero, Monteverde, the Osa Peninsula, and a coffee plantation outside San Jose. The tours and lodging she arranged were all outstanding. The sequence of the various places we visited and the pace of each day were perfect. Our guides were excellent. In-country transportation transfers occurred without a hitch. I highly recommend using this travel comapny when planning your trip to Costa Rica.   

Travel agent Kent in Africa

Kent's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 65 reviews

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Destinations:

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Africa
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Botswana
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Ethiopia
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Kenya
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Namibia
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Huan W.
Submitted on 8.24.2023

The trip was great. We got to see everything we wanted to see, including the big five and the migration of large herds of wildebeests and zebras.The travel company was extremely helpful. The pre-trip prep was very thorough, but the true test came when I lost my cellphone in Mara towards the end of the trip, and then our return flight was unexpectedly cancelled. So I was stranded in Nairobi with my 12-year-old, having almost no means of communication with the rest of the world, and the rebooked flight was not until 5 days later. The travel agency worked with local providers and put together a 3-day side trip for us to go to Lake Nakuru to see rhinos, rebooked our local transportation, and made sure that a local agent would be at the airport to help us when we departed --- and they made all the arrangements within a day. They helped make a really stressful situation a lot easier to deal with.   

Travel agent Murray in Botswana

Murray's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 434 reviews

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Botswana
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Kenya
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Maldives
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Mozambique
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Namibia
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Alicen H.
Submitted on 8.26.2023

This trip resulted in the most extraordinary two weeks of my life! Everything, and I mean everything, was absolutely perfect. I had a vision of what I wanted this trip to be and worked with Sherilyn at the travel company to bring the vision to life. She provided sound advice and created an itinerary that was spot on! Throughout the year of planning, Sherilyn was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns that I had. I was provided a very detailed trip itinerary, along with everything I needed to know about traveling to Africa.  No stone went unturned and we were very prepared as a result of all of the information provided.The trip itinerary covered both Southern Africa and East Africa over the course of two weeks. We pulled out all the stops and included as many activities as time would allow.  From a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls to a rhino walking safari in Zambia to a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara in Kenya—none of the activities disappointed!Every one of the guides we had was excellent.  The service we received at the airports (both inbound and outbound) was exceptional. All of the accommodations (hotels and camps) were amazing and we would definitely stay at any of them again.This was definitely a trip of a lifetime and I don’t believe it will ever be outdone! Thank you Zicasso for connecting me with this travel company!

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Featured Reviews

Ecuador Family Vacation Review: Galapagos, Snorkeling, Wildlife, 9-Day Trip

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Laurie S.
Jul 20, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos with this travel company. The drivers and guides were all extremely prompt and knowledgeable and we felt well taken care of every step of the way! It was a fantastic trip. 

Ecuador Travel Review: Galapagos Islands, Quito, Local Cuisine, Nature, History, Wildlife &amp; Snorkeling, 13-Day Trip

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Fernando C.
Mar 02, 2023
Our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos Islands was AMAZING!!! Our guide in Ecuador provided a personalized assistance that felt like a trip with friends giving us very helpful and key suggestions to extract the most of our trip to Quito. The whole crew that took us to explore beautiful areas of the Galapagos Islands were just amazing. The food was incredible and the tours around the islands was just the BEST experience we ever had. I will definitely recommend this wonderful experience. The booking and the guidance through the tour options was excellent with help of the Zicasso team assistance. We hope to go again soon. F

Ecuador Luxury Family Travel Review: Galapagos, Cooking Class, Local Cuisine, Rafting, Brewery, Hiking, Hot Springs, Snorkeling

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Beth M.
Jul 04, 2023
Our time in Ecuador was amazing. This was the first time we had used Zicasso and did not know what to expect during our travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos. We arranged a family trip with our grown children and everyone felt a connection to Ecuador and the people by the end of our experience. The travel agency exceeded our expectations in every way. The luxury accommodations and the Ecuadorian meals were incredible. Our guide was knowledgeable and flexible with our needs and we had complete trust in our driver. Both were wonderful and fantastic and we can't say enough positive accolades about our experience on the mainland of Ecuador. Galapagos was so interesting and the lunches and accommodations were lovely. We are so thankful for an outstanding experience!

Costa Rica Luxury Family Vacation Review: Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo, Beaches, Wildlife, Volcano Tour, Canyoning, Rappel, Nature

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James G.
Jul 16, 2023
The team at the travel agency did an amazing job for our special family adventure in Costa Rica. The connection with nature on several levels in a unique country for us was fun, educational, and re-energizing. Lots of enjoyable variety! Our schedule of 4/2/4 nights over 3 locations was perfect (plus a night in San Jose). For first time visitors to CR, our 2 resorts plus a private villa were ideal for our multi-generational family. Here are several details further below... 

Costa Rica Family Tour Review: Tortuguero, Arenal, Catamaran Ride, Organic Farm, Wildlife, 10-Day Trip

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Pamela G.
Jun 14, 2023
WOW!The travel agency handled absolutely everything for us. We never had to worry about driving in a foreign country (Costa Rica), our guides and drivers were very knowlegeable regarding everything about the country and even pulled over when they saw wildlife along the roads.  The people of Costa Rica are very warm and welcoming. All of the hotels were beautiful and the service was 5 star! The travel agency suggested excursions to us and handled coordinating and booking all of them. My family has been on many vacations, and we all agreed that this was the best one of all!! 

Costa Rica Trip Review: Dominical, Uvita, Nature &amp; Wildlife, 10-Day Vacation

LW

Laura W.
Feb 16, 2023
Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! Our travel agent, Mauricio, was able to set us up with an itinerary that matched us with some wonderful options on the trip prior to meeting up with friends renting there, and we were able to include our friends in 2 excursions as well. The guides and tours chosen were all top notch (and everyone was so punctual!!). The expertise of guides was much appreciated, especially in the nature preserves. The travel agency was very easy to deal with and responsive to questions and variations on trip planning. Every step of the itinerary went off smoothly.  

Luxury Costa Rica Vacation Review: Culture, Nature, Wildlife, 8-Day Travel

RW

rich w.
Feb 27, 2023
We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica that was largely made better by our travel agency. We were met at the airport by Alex and his wife with a small gift to make us feel valued. The following day we had some complications that Alex and Francisco immediately accommodated for the rest of our trip changing what would have made for a poor experience. Alex truly cared that our experience was exceptional and he went to great lengths to show it. Costa Rica is an amazing place full of variety in flora, fauna, culture and climate making Hawaii seem boring and I would highly recommend this travel company as a guide to helping you explore it. 

Costa Rica Luxury Tour Review: Hiking, Nature, Wildlife, Beaches, Rainforest, 10-Night Travel

MB

Michel B.
May 26, 2023
Had an amazing trip to Costa Rica.  Such a beautiful country with so many diverse ecosystems to enjoy.  Each hotel and lodge was thoughtfully chosen by Rachel, providing that wellness/spa-like experience we were looking for while still keeping with an authentic local experience. Whether it was a charming eco-lodge nestled in the cloudforest / rainforest or the beachfront resort that offered breathtaking views, every accommodation made our trip all that much better.  

Costa Rica Travel Review: Hiking, Nature, Kayaking, Wildlife, 10-Day Tour

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Ron H.
May 23, 2023
Overall, trip to Costa Rica, including the lodges in San Gerardo Dota, Punto Jimenez and in Punta Nicuesa (Osa Peninsula), was fantastic. Great food, excellent guides and comfortable rooms at each destination. Staffs were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Identified dozens of birds (two lifers), hiked through beautiful gardens and rain forest trails and observed a multitude of gorgeous butterflies and moths. We have traveled Costa Rica many times over three decades. This was the best. 

Costa Rica Vacation Review: Nature &amp; Wildlife, 10-Day Travel

JB

Joe B.
Mar 24, 2023

Communication with Sylvia was timely & responsive and desired changes to our trip modifications met expectations. We were very happy with our trip itinerary, the hotels we stayed in, the timeliness and professionalism of the transfers,  and the quality of the excursions we took. 

We were overall very pleased with our trip and recommend this travel agency for a great visit to Costa Rica. 

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Ecuador Family Vacation Review: Galapagos, Snorkeling, Wildlife, 9-Day Trip

LS

Laurie S.
Jul 20, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos with this travel company. The drivers and guides were all extremely prompt and knowledgeable and we felt well taken care of every step of the way! It was a fantastic trip. 

Ecuador Travel Review: Galapagos Islands, Quito, Local Cuisine, Nature, History, Wildlife &amp; Snorkeling, 13-Day Trip

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Fernando C.
Mar 02, 2023
Our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos Islands was AMAZING!!! Our guide in Ecuador provided a personalized assistance that felt like a trip with friends giving us very helpful and key suggestions to extract the most of our trip to Quito. The whole crew that took us to explore beautiful areas of the Galapagos Islands were just amazing. The food was incredible and the tours around the islands was just the BEST experience we ever had. I will definitely recommend this wonderful experience. The booking and the guidance through the tour options was excellent with help of the Zicasso team assistance. We hope to go again soon. F

Ecuador Luxury Family Travel Review: Galapagos, Cooking Class, Local Cuisine, Rafting, Brewery, Hiking, Hot Springs, Snorkeling

BM

Beth M.
Jul 04, 2023
Our time in Ecuador was amazing. This was the first time we had used Zicasso and did not know what to expect during our travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos. We arranged a family trip with our grown children and everyone felt a connection to Ecuador and the people by the end of our experience. The travel agency exceeded our expectations in every way. The luxury accommodations and the Ecuadorian meals were incredible. Our guide was knowledgeable and flexible with our needs and we had complete trust in our driver. Both were wonderful and fantastic and we can't say enough positive accolades about our experience on the mainland of Ecuador. Galapagos was so interesting and the lunches and accommodations were lovely. We are so thankful for an outstanding experience!

Costa Rica Luxury Family Vacation Review: Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo, Beaches, Wildlife, Volcano Tour, Canyoning, Rappel, Nature

JG

James G.
Jul 16, 2023
The team at the travel agency did an amazing job for our special family adventure in Costa Rica. The connection with nature on several levels in a unique country for us was fun, educational, and re-energizing. Lots of enjoyable variety! Our schedule of 4/2/4 nights over 3 locations was perfect (plus a night in San Jose). For first time visitors to CR, our 2 resorts plus a private villa were ideal for our multi-generational family. Here are several details further below... 

Costa Rica Family Tour Review: Tortuguero, Arenal, Catamaran Ride, Organic Farm, Wildlife, 10-Day Trip

PG

Pamela G.
Jun 14, 2023
WOW!The travel agency handled absolutely everything for us. We never had to worry about driving in a foreign country (Costa Rica), our guides and drivers were very knowlegeable regarding everything about the country and even pulled over when they saw wildlife along the roads.  The people of Costa Rica are very warm and welcoming. All of the hotels were beautiful and the service was 5 star! The travel agency suggested excursions to us and handled coordinating and booking all of them. My family has been on many vacations, and we all agreed that this was the best one of all!! 

Costa Rica Trip Review: Dominical, Uvita, Nature &amp; Wildlife, 10-Day Vacation

LW

Laura W.
Feb 16, 2023
Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! Our travel agent, Mauricio, was able to set us up with an itinerary that matched us with some wonderful options on the trip prior to meeting up with friends renting there, and we were able to include our friends in 2 excursions as well. The guides and tours chosen were all top notch (and everyone was so punctual!!). The expertise of guides was much appreciated, especially in the nature preserves. The travel agency was very easy to deal with and responsive to questions and variations on trip planning. Every step of the itinerary went off smoothly.  

Luxury Costa Rica Vacation Review: Culture, Nature, Wildlife, 8-Day Travel

RW

rich w.
Feb 27, 2023
We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica that was largely made better by our travel agency. We were met at the airport by Alex and his wife with a small gift to make us feel valued. The following day we had some complications that Alex and Francisco immediately accommodated for the rest of our trip changing what would have made for a poor experience. Alex truly cared that our experience was exceptional and he went to great lengths to show it. Costa Rica is an amazing place full of variety in flora, fauna, culture and climate making Hawaii seem boring and I would highly recommend this travel company as a guide to helping you explore it. 

Costa Rica Luxury Tour Review: Hiking, Nature, Wildlife, Beaches, Rainforest, 10-Night Travel

MB

Michel B.
May 26, 2023
Had an amazing trip to Costa Rica.  Such a beautiful country with so many diverse ecosystems to enjoy.  Each hotel and lodge was thoughtfully chosen by Rachel, providing that wellness/spa-like experience we were looking for while still keeping with an authentic local experience. Whether it was a charming eco-lodge nestled in the cloudforest / rainforest or the beachfront resort that offered breathtaking views, every accommodation made our trip all that much better.  

Costa Rica Travel Review: Hiking, Nature, Kayaking, Wildlife, 10-Day Tour

RH

Ron H.
May 23, 2023
Overall, trip to Costa Rica, including the lodges in San Gerardo Dota, Punto Jimenez and in Punta Nicuesa (Osa Peninsula), was fantastic. Great food, excellent guides and comfortable rooms at each destination. Staffs were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Identified dozens of birds (two lifers), hiked through beautiful gardens and rain forest trails and observed a multitude of gorgeous butterflies and moths. We have traveled Costa Rica many times over three decades. This was the best. 

Costa Rica Vacation Review: Nature &amp; Wildlife, 10-Day Travel

JB

Joe B.
Mar 24, 2023

Communication with Sylvia was timely & responsive and desired changes to our trip modifications met expectations. We were very happy with our trip itinerary, the hotels we stayed in, the timeliness and professionalism of the transfers,  and the quality of the excursions we took. 

We were overall very pleased with our trip and recommend this travel agency for a great visit to Costa Rica. 

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