Melanie Veal review 12 Nov 2010
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Getting to spend time walking through the jungle and seeing so many great animals and birds. The best moments were the tree frogs, manu poison frog and the rainbow boa! I really enjoyed the construction of the bird hides and biogarden even though sometimes it was really hard work! Pancakes for breakfast were great!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
There was a lot of walking and physical activity so itís really important to expect to do lots when you get there and probably need reasonable fitness!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
We were able to visit local communities helping to plant trees for reforestation in the banana plantations and build biogardens for the local people to produce their own food. The centre was really careful about the impact on the environment even though there is always going to be transport to the centre. The centre is also in the initial stages of some research projects looking into the biodiversity of secondary forest (the centre is on land that was farmed until recently) so those will be really interesting over the next few years.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Really enjoyed the trip- definitely a good way to see local communities and the rainforest though would have been good to see some primary forest while we were there!