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We started Adventure Geology Tours to share our love of geology and travel with you. When you choose Adventure Geology Tours, we take you to all the famous “selfie spots” that you’ve seen on social media, but unlike your friends who visited, you will walk away with a deeper appreciation of nature through the geologically-focused lectures and daily interpretations.

Additionally, our tours offer many more active experiences than the big-box competitors. Our locations can take you to volcanoes, hot springs, fumaroles, waterfalls, beaches, rain forests, and more. Plus, as an added bonus, the charismatic company owners are a heck of a lot of fun! “Active exploration with enthusiastic geologists” is our company mantra. Consider joining our trips as a solo-traveler, couple, family, or group and let’s learn some geology!

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly and Joe Cook, Costa Rica Geology Tour Guides
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Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly

Co-founder, Geologist, Professor, International Researcher, Geological Society of America Fellow (2021), and Best-Selling Author of Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features

Joe Cook

Co-founder, Entrepreneur, and Healthcare Professional NP-C

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“Dr. Tamie Jovanelly is obviously very knowledgeable about geological concepts, but it’s her shear enthusiasm about it that draws you in and makes you want to learn and explore more! She has the ability to explain complex scientific concepts to ordinary folks.”
-Smithsonian Associates Program Curator

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It was their love for volcanoes that motivated Dr. Tamie Jovanelly, a geologist, professor, international researcher, and author, along with her husband, Joe Cook, an adventurist, to build a trip that focused on geological landscapes that are inescapable, breath taking, and even more fascinating when their origin is explained.

Bring your curiosity, sense of adventure, and eagerness to learn.

Scientific paper "Evaluating watershed health in Costa Rican national parks and protected areas" by Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly

Travel with a Researcher

What makes our tours so unique? As a hydrologist, Dr. Tamie Jovanelly has spent years in Costa Rica’s National Parks studying the hydrology of the landscape. Through her field work, she has collected data that has helped government officials to understand that the country’s biodiversity can only be safeguarded through the equal protection of waterways. That is, clean water is essential to all living things.
Moreover, Dr. Jovanelly has extensive knowledge in plate tectonics and volcanics whereby publishing an award-winning and best-selling book about advanced geological concepts.

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