Mother and Son in Costa Rica
In the evening, we went on a guided night hike. This was a major highlight of the trip. We ended up having a guide all to ourselves, and he, too was knowledgeable and professional. He was also somewhat fearless, expertly handling creatures like bullet ants, whose bite is said to be as painful as being shot. We encountered sloths close-up, vipers (perhaps TOO close-up for me, thought my son loved it), tarantulas, and porcupines. Along the way, we crossed hanging bridges, very high up in the rainforest canopy! It was a fascinating and educational evening, and this was absolutely my son's favorite activity in a trip packed with many great activities.