Reviews

Nicoya Peninsula Adventure + Surf and Yoga

Costa Rica

My trip to Costa Rica was so much fun.
Accommodations were lovely and so was the food!
Our host was super knowledgeable and arranged some amazing day trips and activities— a good balance between challenging and relaxing.
I was a little worried to try surfing for the first time, but we were in good hands and I’m so glad I took the opportunity.
It was really nice being surrounded by other young women looking for something a bit different. I met some great friends that I hope I get to travel with again in the future.
*****
- Dani, 27
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Maya Moon Adventure

Guatemala

My trip to Guatemala was unparalleled and irreplaceable. Britt has an amazing energy and knowledge of travel tips that made the entire journey light, fun, and approachable.

Antigua is a beautiful, eclectic city with awesome little shops and activities (including a chocolate museum where you can learn all about the history and origins of chocolate and er to make it yourself!)

Never have I stayed at a more beautiful place than Lake Atitlan. Surrounded by lush flowers and foliage on a crystal clear lake, with a view of three massive volcanos, it is truly breathtaking. The characteristic stone stairs, sunrise yoga on the dock, and hearty and healthy onsite restaurant get you feeling good inside and out, so you can look forward to shopping at the amazing ChiChi market!

I can’t speak highly enough about this trip and will treasure the memories and bonds I formed there.
 
*****
Chrissy, 28
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Costa Rica + Guatemala Explorer

Last April/May, I had the pleasure of spending one week in Costa Rica and one week in Guatemala with Origin Travels. I can honestly say this was one of the best vacations of my life. Thanks to Brit's fantastic itineraries, I was able to show up and enjoy some amazing adventures.

I first spent a week in Costa Rica located in a remote and peaceful peninsula. The property is stunning with an outdoor yoga studio, infinity pool and a baby monkey rescue center on site. Chef Randy cooks delicious food (and will meet any dietary restrictions!) and Jeremy was always available to answer any questions we had about the local area. Our week was spent doing morning yoga sessions (suited to both beginners and advanced!), followed by either waterfall hikes or 2hr surf lessons (one-on-one!).

My second week was spent in Guatemala, first in Antigua and then Lake Atitlan. My experiences in this country were unforgettable. The first half of the week we spent exploring the quaint town of Antigua as well as climbing an active volcano! The views were stunning, we hiked above the clouds, and the lights and sounds coming from the volcano summit were stunning. We hiked up with a small group of young tourists, our guides, and several of their dogs :) It was definitely a challenge but everyone supported one another on the way up - at times I was tired and slowed down, but I was never alone as we ascended. The second part of the week we spent at the beautiful lake side lodge located on Lake Atitlan. I was quite impressed with the quality of food, and the place itself is super cute and also has its own dock! Our days were spent exploring the little towns around the lake. We visited a local women's weaving co-op (it was lovely to see social enterprises supporting sustainable business), as well as a large authentic market, and spent another afternoon at a traditional cacao ceremony.

I will never forget my time in Central America...travelling with Origin Travels allowed me to be truly present throughout the entire two weeks - I felt very safe and taken care of - and I returned well rested and inspired :):) Highly recommend!!!
*****
- Silvana, 28

 

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The Wilderness Trip
Amazing trip with the girls! Wilderness trip to six mile lake was flawlessly organized. All I had to do was show up and enjoy a glass of wine by the lake. Perfect combination of planned activities and spontaneous fun!
*****
- Cass, 26

 

My trip was super fun and a great introduction to the outdoors for a newbie like me! I was hesitant about a lot of aspects of camping but everyone was very patient and helped ease my anxiety the whole way. I will definitely be going back soon to see what other new adventures and experiences Origin Travels has to offer me! 
*****
- Natalie, 29
I went on the Wilderness Trip in Ontario with Origin Travels and it was the best! Everything was smoothly organized, the activities were awesome, and the company of likeminded people was really fun. This was the perfect way to escape the city for a few days without having to travel very far.
*****
- Wendy, 28
 My wilderness adventure with Origin Travels was unforgettable. Camping is something I had never done before and was always on my bucket list. I am not much of an outdoorsy person but over the last little while I’ve been working to change that and I thought this adventure would be the perfect opportunity to get outdoors. The campsite was beautiful -right on the water and only a minute walk from the beach. Each night we sat next to glassy waters, cozied up to the fire, listened to the frogs and stargazed under the crystal clear skies. I left this adventure feeling really encouraged by Britt to start grabbing ahold of new situations with my whole hand instead of just the fingertips.
 
*****
- Participant, 2018
"I really enjoyed the relaxing days at Six Mile Lake Provincial Park with great company and food. I am so happy for the SUP-yoga class!"
*****
- Participant, 2018
 

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