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Esteban Daily Guided Tours

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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8685 5982
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Absolutely worth every penny - fun and educational. MUST DO!

I connected with Esteban about a month before our trip. He was booked but set us up to go with Roy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
donutboyroy
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White Salmon, Washington
Beyond Birds

I did 2 birding tours and a night tour with Esteban over February 13-14. We had challenging... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Scott B
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Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I connected with Esteban about a month before our trip. He was booked but set us up to go with Roy and Anthony. We were a group of 17 (8 adults / 9 kids). We were picked up on time from the rustic lodge in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did 2 birding tours and a night tour with Esteban over February 13-14. We had challenging conditions for birding, very high winds and overcast skies, to say the least. And to add to my guides challenge, these were to be my first cloud forest...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took the same tours with Esteban two years ago and repeated the wildlife/bird tour with him this year. Esteban is great, his guiding skills are amazing but what makes the tours so great are his stories and his interaction with his Guests. This was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip! Our guide was Anthony who was very fun and knowledgeable. We saw beautiful birds, a baby and grown sloth, snakes, scorpion, and a giant ant colony. Fun and educational!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Esteban was not available while we were in Monteverde but he recommended Roy. Roy was very knowledgeable, very friendly, and very out going. He made our tour fun and rememberer-able. He offered to take pictures of the animals for us (which turned out amazing) and...More

Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the night tour with Anthony and we were the only two people on the tour, which meant we didn’t scare the animals away unlike some of the larger groups. He had such a good eye for spotting all kinds of wildlife. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Esteban was fully booked, so we had Anthony as our guide. We had a great evening! We saw a show-off sloth, a beautiful (but deadly) green snake, a lazy lizard, a few colorful sleeping birds, a shy possum and a hungry coati - all under...More

Thank Moussia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with our 4 and 6-year-olds had a great morning with Esteban at Curi Cancha and a few stops along the way. He is highly skilled at bird ID by both sight and sound, which is no easy feat given the...More

Thank Joel S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want to ID birds then you need a guide! This company is the one to use. Along the way you will explore the wonderful rain forests and dry forests off the beaten track. We saw 67 bird species over a 2 day...More

Thank DTen
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Esteban is a very knowledgeable wildlife naturalist who is familiar with Costa Rican wildlife. We had booked a morning birding tour and a night wildlife tour with Esteban. Unfortunately, the morning tour had to be cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain. Since the...More

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rkramadh
23 November 2016|
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Response from ectsalik | Reviewed this property |
Jean Carlo is great. Very knowledgeable and will take amazing photos on your phone with his spotting scope. Goes out of his way to find any particular animals you want to see. Wealth of information.
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Estacee
14 August 2016|
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Response from ecoastgail | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of season. I booked months in advance & he was booked the day that I originally wanted him. You have to take a taxi which is pretty reasonable. He is well worth whatever you spend.
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