Educational Vacation - Horse Connection and Liberty

5.0 (6)
10 days 9 nights
Costa Rica
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Learn to communicate with horses using clear body language, energy and focus in a way that is natural to the horses. This tours includes the best of two worlds: Natural Horsemanship lessons and Classical Training. 

The program is flexible and depends on your preferences. Daily riding lessons and different tours are included. 

The availability of all programs and schedules is subject to weather conditions.

from US$ 2 000
per tourist for 10 days
Departing from
Alajuela, Juan Santamaria Airport
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 6 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Isabel A.
Isabel A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Natural Horsemanship and classical horsemanship trainer from Germany since 2012 in Costa Rica loving to share my passion for horses and offer unique educational horse vacations together with my husband and family at our organic horse farm.

Tour highlights

Choose Your Activity
Flexible program and 10 days of enjoying Costa Rica
Best Riding Experience
Improve your riding skills through Natural Horsemanship lessons and Classical Training
Hot Springs
Don't forget your swimwear!

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

3pm: Farm Tour: We take you on a walk through our tropical mountain farm and you will learn about eatable and medicinal plants we grow here.

4.30pm: Tea Circle (optional): Pick a leave from our medicinal garden to prepare your herbal tea. We will sit together to meet and set goals, discuss wishes for the retreat.

5:30 pm: Any activity/Tour to your liking

6:30 pm: Dinner

Day 2
Adventures Begin!
Day 3
Another Day in Our Paradise
Day 4
More Riding and/or Tours
Day 5
New Day, New Experience
Day 6
Riding Lessons and More
Day 7
More Adventures
Day 8
More Time to Ride
Day 9
The Last Day with Us
Day 10
Departure
Difficulty
Easy

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
9 nights

Accommodation in a shared room (+ 250$ for a private room)

  • extra night in shared room: 35$​
  • extra night semi private: 50$ US
  • extra night in private room: 65$ US
  • extra meals: breakfast 10$, lunch: 15$, dinner: 25$
9 nights
Our guesthouses

There are two guesthouses available with options for private, semi-private and shared rooms. The environment is rustic yet cozy, surrounded by vibrant greenery, flowers and an abundance of birds and butterflies. Each room offers comfortable mattresses, hot water, privacy and stunning views.

First is a sustainable building with 2 bedrooms, 2 porches, an open kitchen living area and a bathroom with a shower. It includes hot water and a washing machine. The porch is constructed with bamboo, and some walls are made of recycled glass bottles. The toilet flush uses rainwater. The house has plenty of windows that allow natural light to enter. All the windows have screens. One bedroom has a king-size bed, while the other has a built-in loft that can comfortably accommodate four single beds with great privacy.

The other house is an eight-sided structure with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own entrance, and two of the bedrooms have a loft for added space and privacy. Sharing a room with a loft is a great option for semi-private accommodations. All bathrooms have hot water, and there is a washing machine available for use. The house features a large kitchen and living area that is shared by all three rooms, and guests can also enjoy the horse library and DVD area.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Alajuela, Juan Santamaria Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 10 days/ 9 nights accommodation in a semi private or triple room;
  • airport transfers;
  • fresh made meals (vegetarian option);
  • fresh made smoothies;
  • 7 lessons: private lessons;
  • 2 theory lessons;
  • 4 half day tours and activities to choose from our tour section;
  • 1 full day tour;
  • 13% VAT.

Extras

  • flights;
  • travel insurance.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

10 days
9 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Swimwear is recommended

Any extra services?
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Cancellation of booking

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
  • J
    Jordan
    17 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to take my family to Isa's incredible horse farm and sanctuary. Let me tell you, it was absolutely life-changing. I grew up riding and training horses in New York, where the focus was all about control and performance. But being here completely shifted my perspective on horsemanship for the better. Isa's farm showed me the true essence of horses - how they thrive together in a herd and how they can form genuine partnerships with humans. Her horses aren't just healthy and happy; they also have this incredible healing power that they share with us. It's something that leaves you feeling empowered long after you leave the farm. Life on the farm had this magical rhythm to it - waking up to the sound of horses, tending to them, and enjoying a hearty breakfast. Our mornings were spent learning natural horsemanship, classical riding, and liberty training. My husband even remarked that he'd never seen me happier. Watching Isa work with her horses was like witnessing poetry in motion. It made me want to relearn everything I thought I knew about riding. And the meals? They were delicious and shared with warmth among volunteers and families. Our kids had a blast too, playing with other children on the farm and exploring nature. And siesta time? It was a sacred moment to relax before afternoon lessons. But my favorite part of the day? Watching the horses roam freely in their fields, eagerly responding to Isa's call for training. I'd never seen such a beautiful bond between horses and humans. Evenings were spent in peace, with laughter and games under the setting sun. And by 9:00-9:30, we were all ready to call it a night, excited for what the next day on the farm would bring. Being at Isa's farm felt like stepping into a dream, and I can't wait to go back. If you love horses like I do, I highly recommend experiencing the magic for yourself. It's where horses are treated with the respect and love they truly deserve.
    17 Mar, 2024
  • S
    Shara
    18 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    I spent a week with Isabel and team and my only regret is not staying longer. The entire trip was fantastic in many different ways. The property was stunning, and being surrounded by nature and animals made it feel like a different world, yet still like a home away from home. The daily routine included activities such as grooming , feeding and riding lessons with the horses, allowing me to really get to know their unique personalities. I also got to experience farm life by participating in activities like milking cows, making fresh bread, cheese and guava jam. There were three unforgettable excursions including an adventure tour , a horseback ride and a visit to the hot springs. The people I met, the expertise of the staff in natural horsemanship and the warm hospitality of the family and team were the highlights of my trip. I can't wait to go back someday. I highly recommend this experience!
    18 Dec, 2023
  • D
    Deniz
    15 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    I had a fantastic time! The peaceful environment and the strong connection with the horses made every moment memorable. Isa and her family are very kind, and I enjoyed spending time with the other volunteers. I gained valuable knowledge and was able to help care for the horses. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. Learning about natural Horsemanship with Isa was a one-of-a-kind experience that was truly fulfilling. I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope to return in the future!
    15 Dec, 2023

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