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Naturalist Michael Araya Flores

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Michael is the best

Michael was fantastic guide. His depth and breadth of knowledge made our experience, as many in our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Excellent tour and guide

We were a very large group of people from a cruise ship who wanted to visit Manuel Antonio National... read more

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Hiking tours in Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker tour and Carara National Park. This tours are 100% naturalist.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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+506 8824 3500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Michael was fantastic guide. His depth and breadth of knowledge made our experience, as many in our group are interested in evolution, biology, and climate. I was amazed by his ability to spot the very small and obscured creatures. And he was so excited to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a very large group of people from a cruise ship who wanted to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. Some people had made reservations to tour with Michael and others had joined at the port. Michael divided the people into small groups and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of Michael's colleagues, Andrés Morera Villanueva, as our guide. We elected to pay extra to have a private guide as we didn't want our young boys (ages 2 and 4) to ruin the experience for others. I have ZERO regret about paying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael-naturalist, Owner at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello There first i have to say thank you for taking your time and writing this review to our company Naturalist Michael and by the other hand I'm so happy hearing that you had a wonderful time with our guide that day Andres actually we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael was a wonderful tour guide for our visit to the National Park. We would walked right by all the wildlife that surrounded us without Michael's careful eyes. He shared a wealth of information on all aspects of the park and wildlife. We highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael-naturalist, Owner at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mrs Peggy first I really appreciate you took your time to write me a review this really means a lot to me when my clients say that they have enjoyed the tour and had a great experience in the area. My love for nature...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was fantastic. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very kind and accommodating. We would have missed 90% of what we saw if it wasn't for our amazing guide!!More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael-naturalist, Owner at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mrs Deanna, first of all thank you for taking your time to write a review for our group Naturalist Michael, for our group is more than a pleasure to show you one of most beautiful places in Costa Rica, and for us it is...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This tour is amazing. My husband and i lucked out and had Michael by ourselves and had a “private” tour. We also lucked out by seeing SO many animals! 3 kinds of monkeys, 2 kinds of sloths, a toucan, insects, lizards, bats, alligator, crabs, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael-naturalist, Owner at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mrs Rachel first i have to say I'm very happy hearing that you had a great time with me, actually is my pleasure to take you any time in any of my tours and for sure remember that you have a good friend in...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Michael is amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and patient. I highly recommend booking a tour with him. Thank you Michael for a great adventure. We will have to come back for more.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hello Mrs Diana, thanks for your review, Mrs is nice to hearing that you all had a wonderful moment in our tour, that means a lot for our group Naturalist Michael actually all our guides try to do our best every single day and make...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We were part of a larger group. Michael broke us into groups of about 12, each with a naturalist that carried a large spotting scope. Our guide, Mile, was excellent; she is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful, and highly fluent in English. And she has an eagle-eye....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hello Mr Dave first i have to say thank you for taking your time and writing this review to our company Naturalist Michael and by the other hand I'm so happy hearing that you had a wonderful time with our crew actually we like to...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Manuel Antonio National Park is an extremely diverse and beautiful ecosystem. I reached out to Michael via email prior to our July visit to Manuel Antonio. He was very quick to respond and gave us great advice on what the park and tour would be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hello There first I really appreciate you took your time to write me a review this really means a lot to me when my clients say that they have enjoyed the tour and had a great experience in the area. My love for nature makes...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I was in Costa Rica with a group of 13 women for a friends birthday. We had a tour with Michael and he was incredible! We learned so much and had so much fun!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hello There, first i have to say thank you for taking your time and writing this review and by the other hand I'm so happy hearing that you had a wonderful time in my tour that really means a lot to me because I really...More

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Paul B
1 May 2018|
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Response from kverden | Reviewed this property |
We just emailed him and he got back to us very quickly. His website is listed on his Trip Advisor page.
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d2lbert
23 March 2018|
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Response from Michael-naturalist | Property representative |
Hello there yes we have room available for any time those days, so will be a pleasure for our company Naturalist Michael take you in one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. Pura vida!
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Michael-naturalist | Property representative |
Hello there April is an excellent time to travel in Costa Rica is wonderful weather, suppose the raining season starts but only rain once in a while making a wonderful green, one of the best places to see hummingbirds if you... More
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