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Carara National Park Tour provided by MVP Tours

Carara National Park Tour

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Best bird watching tours in Costa Rica with native guide to spot endemic species. Guides will be able to spot seasonal birds and wildlife, making this the best tour on your trip.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Carara National Park Visitor Center
    Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
    Carara National Park is south of the Rio Tarcoles and 15 km north of Jaco Dentral.
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    Carara National Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Carara National Park is definitely one of the best birding sites in Costa Rica. Located about 1 ½ hours north from Manuel Antonio and Quepos. The geographic position of the area make its forest to be transition zone regarding the weather, where the tropical rain-forest meets the dry forest. This makes Carara National Park to be a perfect spot for both rain-forest and some dry-forest species, gathering different habitats such as primary and secondary rain forest, gallery forest, thickets, grasslands, rivers and others, simply a must visit to any birder coming to Costa Rica. The main target species at this park would be Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Antbirds, Tinamous, Trogons, Manakins, Motmots, Jacamars and many other unique or endemic Costa Rican species. Our birding adventure to Carara National Park starts with an early pickup at your hotel. To this tour you can add the visit to the Tarcoles River (2 hours birding along the river) upon your personal request.
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  • You'll end at
    Carara National Park Visitor Center
    Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
    Carara National Park is south of the Rio Tarcoles and 15 km north of Jaco Dentral.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Carara National Park Visitor Center, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Duration
3–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Carara National Park
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brenda B wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Marice Vasquezis an awesome guide. There is no way we could have seen what we saw without him pointing things out to us. He has a great telescope through which you can take pictures!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Swissshamoo wrote a review Nov 2020
Bern, Switzerland161 contributions47 helpful votes
I will like to be fair and start by saying that we visit the park after the torrential rains produced by the hurricane Eta. For this reason snakes and many other animals were not too visible, but we enjoy seeing others (like the coatis) too visible due to the lack of food and
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Carlo M wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I had the pleasure of having Freddy Villarreal Aguna as our licensed guide. We joined him and a group of pharmacy students on a tour of Carara National park. No wonder he was leading these students. Besides being an expert on birds, he proved to be extremely
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Vahinemoena wrote a review Jan 2020
Moorea, French Polynesia181 contributions114 helpful votes
Disappointed by Manuel Antonio and its crowds? Try Carara NP. There is no guaranty that you will see animals but if you go early in the morning you have a good chance to do so. I took the public bus from Jaco, arrived as the first visitor at opening time (8am) and did all
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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