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Eckert AgriTours-The Costa Rica Experience!

January 15-22, 2010

(Press Release. Click here to print)

Renown for providing an insider’s look at agritourism and direct farm marketing, Eckert AgriMarketing has announced the destination for the January 2010 AgriTour to be to the fascinating land of Costa Rica.  The eight day AgriTour, January 15-22, 2010, will visit several specialty farms and farmers’ markets, while also taking in several “must see” attractions including the volcano, hot springs, fabulous waterfalls and the vast rain forest.

“Work and pleasure really do mix,” said Jane Eckert, CEO of Eckert AgriMarketing, “We’ll explore how the farms in Costa Rica are promoting sustainability, and visit a mini-vegetable farm and a strawberry plantation, among others.  We also have a coffee bean tour and sipping session planned, and a meal at the Ecotermales Hot Springs, a family owned and operated ranchero.”

“These stops would be fun enough for most farm operators, but we’ll also visit the volcano, Paos, and the tour includes your choice of one of five very unique Costa Rican experiences:

  • Boat tour on the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge viewing the forest, migratory birds, iguanas and monkeys
  • Sky Tram & Sky Trek guided gondola tour through the rainforest 660 feet above the ground
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour, transversing 15 hanging bridges and 4.8 miles of interpretative trails
  • Saapiquí River Rafting (Class III), a 7.5 mile white water adventure with stops at calm pools to swim
  • Horseback Riding Tour to Arenal Volcano to observe the volcano and lava flows

The choice of one of these adventures is included in the AgriTour registration fee, and our guests will also have lots of time for individual exploring, shopping, and relaxation,” Eckert said.

“The eight day AgriTour will be limited to only 26 people, allowing our group to move freely about Costa Rica, while also having the opportunity to get acquainted and share ideas and perspectives,” she said in describing the tour.   “As we did on the Hawaii AgriTours, we will have two, farm stop classrooms specifically to discuss what we’ve seen and learned.  The AgriTour is a completely different experience from touring the country on your own, and we expect those 26 slots to fill fast.”

For more information, visit, email Jane at, or call her at 314-862-6288.