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Cloud Forest Hike @ Water National Park : JUAN CASTRO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

Cloud Forest Hike @ Water National Park : JUAN CASTRO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK

Cloud Forest Hike @ Water National Park : JUAN CASTRO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK
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from £102.08 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
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  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The day begins with pickup at your La Fortuna hotel and a drive through the San Carlos lowlands, an important agricultural region. Enjoy the scenery on the way to Juan Castro Blanco, a mountainous expanse of 35,200 acres (14,250 hectares) that was declared a protected national park in 1992. Many of the region’s rivers and aquifers originate in the park’s peaks. With an incredibly diverse cloud forest ecosystem similar to that of more famous Monteverde, Juan Castro Blanco offers fewer crowds and is easier to reach from La Fortuna. Follow your guide along nature trails to observe the park’s primary and secondary forest, home to a vast array of plant and animal life. Look to the trees to spot birds including the chachalaca, black and crested guans, and the resplendent quetzal with its colorful and iridescent plumage. Also keep an eye out for mammals such as armadillos, pacas, tapirs, red brocket deer, several cat species, and adorable white-faced capuchin monkeys. After exploring this fantastically rich ecosystem, recharge over a fresh seafood lunch featuring a main dish of trout. Relax on the ride back to La Fortuna, where the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15373P15
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
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Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
EXTRA COST: Arenal Lodge. Arenal Observatory. Chachagua Rainforest. Hideaway Rio Celeste. Linda Vista Del Norte. Lost Iguana Resort and Spa. Magestic. Rancho Margot. Tucano. The Springs Resort and Spa. Volcano Gold. Villas Eco Arenal.
Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Infant seats available
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Please inform the age of kids under 12 years
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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SuttonHall
5 contributions
Great bird watching!
Dec 2018 • Couples
We did a birdwatching tour in Guancaste - I was amazed by how many different species we saw. An incredibly wide variety, and a number of uncommon ones as well - everything from a laughing falcon to owls to bats and mot-mots and a roseate spoonbill. Even a very large crocodile.... The guide was very knowledgeable and nice - it starts early, but we were the only ones even in high season, so you might score a private tour!
Written 3 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark R
New York51 contributions
A great day of birding with Hugo at Juan Castro Blanco
Mar 2018 • Couples
We have done a lot of birding in Costa Rica, but had never been to Juan Castro Blanco. We asked our hotel, and none of their naturalists had been there before. They recommended Hugo of Jacamar. It was a great recommendation -- Hugo is one of the top naturalists we have met in Costa Rica. He is experienced, knowledgeable and very friendly.

JCB is not an easy place to explore, because it is remote and not completed as a national park. Hugo probably knows JCB better than anyone. First he took us to a private location bordering the park, where we did some excellent birding and had a tasty breakfast at El Congo. Then we went into the park itself. The park's infrastructure is not yet completed. But is has some excellent cloud forest birding. Hugo told us that it was probably similar to Monteverde fifty years ago, before development kicked in. As a result, the trails were rustic, but there was nobody else there and we did some great cloud forest birding.

A memorable day of birding, thanks to Hugo!

Thank you,
Mark & Susan
Written 17 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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