Glamping With The Stars mixes some of the most beautiful inaccessible raw natural sites of Costa Rica with some of the most incredible accommodations and unique experiences in the world.
'Glamping' is about nature meeting the comforts of modern luxury and this trip is about experiencing the untamed nature of Costa Rica in a way that's both exhilarating and plush, because there's nothing shameful about wanting to end an epic hike in a warm horizon pool with a mojito in your hand. We'll be deep in nature but we will be lodging, dining and traveling in style and premium comfort at all times.
Glamping With The Stars will challenge, detox and pamper your body all at the same time. The trip includes a great deal of moderate physical activities that might range from hiking to yoga, combined with intense exploration in nature and massive amounts of relaxation.
In Glamping With The Stars we'll be covering a fairly large distance and exploring a variety of different micro-climates and regions in Costa Rica that most tourists never get to explore. The deeper and further we explore the land, the more we'll learn about its people and the "tico way" of slow life. Learning to learn again will be a key theme in our journey as we expose ourselves to new knowledge, new ways of thinking and lots of new activities. Opening un to new things around us will help us digest the power of the incomprehensible natural beauty we will be exposing ourselves to.
Learning and enjoying the local food is also going to play a key part of this trip. There will be unique culinary experiences from the day you land until your last meal on the day you leave. We'll be exploring and visiting the sources of several Costa Rican natural foods like coffee, cacao and even indigenous foods.
The purpose of this trip is to open you up like an accordion and make you feel the full spectrum of pleasure. Our eyes, ears, skin, heart and mind will all be pushed to feel the true intensity of life and we're going to shake things of, stretch, and experience what it feels like to explore and learn activities we haven't tried before.
Glamping With The Stars is designed as a personal bucket list trip for myself, so you can rest assured that if you chose to go on this trip, you will be entering what I believe to be, one of the most awesome trips the Dreamcatchers can offer you.
Day 1 (Arrival San Jose, Costa Rica)
Day 2 (Riding the Cloud)
Day 3 (Water Water)
Day 4 (Unplugged)
Day 5 (Pathways to the Trees)
Day 6 (Meeting in The Treehouse)
Day 7 (Be the Coconut)
Day 8 (Departure San Jose, Costa Rica)
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: March 9, 2019
Airport: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 7 nights
Physical Activity: Moderate
Days on Beach: 4
Days on mountains: 3
Provinces we'll visit: 3
Spots Available: 12
Transportation: Private Deluxe Van “The Dream Machine”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should come on this trip?
"Glamping with the Stars" is designed for adventurous travelers that love having fun, meeting new people and eating delicious food. The group aspect of the trip is designed to inject human connection and to amplify the laughs as we share our table and meals with amazing people.
This trip is suited for anyone that's never been to Latin America but wants to get a true inside view into Costa Rica's culture and food.
Who should not come on this trip?
If you don't like humans, sun, beaches, rain, cute rainforest animals, mountains, food, light outdoor adventures and activities similar to hiking, surfing and yoga then this trip might not be suited for you. Additionally if letting go of control and experiencing a blind-itinerary adventure makes you feel queasy then we suggest you pass.
What level of physical activity is required for this Dreamcatchers trip?
Outdoor activities are a very important part of our trips. Exercise helps open up our souls, detox and relax. We will be always moving our bodies but all our trips are balanced out so that no day is too demanding. It's highly unlikely that we are going to over-do any activity because my philosophy is that exercise should always be in moderation. I'd rather do a small morning hike followed by a great lunch and an afternoon at the beach than simply hiking all day OR spending the entire day at the beach. Combining exercise and relaxation is like mixing a good cocktail and that's what my job is all about, I will push your bodies just enough to feel good and alive, but never where it becomes frustrating. We're not in Costa Rica to work out, but snorkeling, horseback riding, and white water rafting all are great ways to move our bodies.
This trip will involve moderate physical activities. If you have any doubts about whether or not you can do the activities of each trip, just contact me and we'll figure it out without giving away what we'll be doing.
Expect to engage in outdoor activities like yoga, canopying, hiking, snorkeling, horseback riding, surfing and white-water rafting.
Is there free time?
Yes. the rhythm of the trip allows for some free time each day to chill, nap, call home, or do anything you please.
I have food and dietary restrictions, am I going to be ok?
Yes. The beauty of traveling in this trip with our own private chef is that he'll be making sure that we have food options for the entire group at all our stops. Prior to the trip we'll be collecting your dietary preferences and restrictions.
Will I be able to connect with my phone?
Yes. Costa Rica has a strong mobile network and most phones will have coverage even in the most remotes part we'll visit. In addition to that most or all of the places we'll be staying will have wifi. We'll ensure you have connectivity most of the time.
Do I need to know Spanish?
Not at all! You'll be in the company of two guides and a chef that are all fluent in English and Spanish. In addition, a lot of people speak English in Costa Rica. By the end of the trip however, we expect you'll know many new words!
Pipa = Coconut in Costa Rica. Vamos a tomar muchas pipas frias en la playa! We're going to drink a lot of cold coconut water at the beach!
What will a trip with The Dreamcatchers really be like?
The reason I don't show itineraries is because traveling with The Dreamcatchers is about experiencing the present moment in it's purest form and letting go. You won't understand just how much energy I put into designing each trip until you are there. I want you to take the leap of trust, because and only if you do so, will you be ready to experience everything that I'm about to show you.
I like to over deliver in everything I do. So from the moment you land until it's time to go back home, I'll be doing my very best to exceed whatever vision you have of this trip.
I'm very good at reading the energy levels of a group and fine tuning the experience on the go. When the group needs rest, I will secretly modify the schedule to allow for that, when the group needs fun, I'll find a way to add that into the day. A trip with The Dreamcatchers, is essentially a moving wedding party.
What kind of people will go on a trip with The Dreamcatchers?
Coming along on a trip with The Dreamcatchers requires a leap of faith and that simple decision is a filter through which only awesome people that are ready to enjoy life to the fullest will join us.
This trip will bring together adventurous people from around the world that love food and nature. Together we'll be chasing fun and eating everything there is to eat in Costa Rica. Sharing this experience will help us create amazing connections, conversations and memories that we'll never forget.
On day 1 we'll be strangers, but on day 5 we'll be family. Traveling together can create strong bonds between people. When we experience nature together we are actually sharing the instinctual primal desire to explore and discover.
If you want to connect with others, and surround yourself with positive, curious, and fun-loving people then come along and let's have some fun!
What is our transportation like?
We will be traveling on the awesome deluxe Dreamcatchers bus (AKA The DreamMachine). It's got great comfortable seating, air conditioner, good music, snacks, and Javier our full-time professional driver.
We'll be driving leisurely and making lots of cool pitstops along the way.
What kind of gear do I need for this trip?
A lot! From specific shoes to pocketknives. We will be providing all our guests with detailed list of gear for each specific trip. I will be very specific about what you need so you won't need to worry about being under or over packed.
How is your all inclusive policy?
We want to minimize the amount of times you reach for cash. All hotels and accommodations, meals, tours, outdoor activities, bus snacks, fruit, and water, will all be included!
What happens when I arrive in Costa Rica?
We will personally be there to pick all our guests at the airport and whisk you off on the adventure. At the conclusion of the trip we will also drop off all our guests at the airport. We'll always be there taking good care of you.
What's the weather like?
December marks the beginning of the Costa Rican summer or dry season so we should encounter minimal rain during our trip. The temperature will however vary drastically depending on where we are, ranging from high 80's (30° Celcius) in the beach, to a cool 65 in the high altitudes of the mountains (18°).