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Santamaria Night Tour

Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6548
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Knowledgeable guides

The guides in this tour are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna on their property and have... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Christopher S
via mobile
Outstanding, fun guide! Cool animals!

Danilo was clever, knowledgeable about the animals, and excited to share his appreciation of the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Julie A
via mobile
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“sleeping birds” (19 reviews)
“night tour” (32 reviews)
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Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The guides in this tour are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna on their property and have amazing eyesight. They are able to pick out the smallest critter in the darkness. They also know some critters typically hang out. We saw the following: Giant...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Danilo was clever, knowledgeable about the animals, and excited to share his appreciation of the animals. I would recommend him and this tour to others!

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

At Santamaria night tour we saw many nocturnal animals including sloths, tarantula's, pit vipers, raccoons, bats and a kinkajou. The guide Dennis was very inspired and didn't waste too much time on talking! You just want to see things right?! They did forget to pick...More

Thank Marcodegraaff
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 12 people and got one guide. The tour guide walked in front and explained all about the forest and its wildlife. The 12 people waked behind him, one after the other, since the trails were very narrow. Except of the...More

Thank haggujdb
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We did the night tour with Monteverde Experts in a group of three plus Glavin. We had 2 hrs of enjoyment and saw 2-toed sloth, opposums, rodents, 3/4 colourful sleeping birds and a pit viper. Our guide was up on names (both scientific and common)...More

Thank 387StuM
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a perfect choice. We saw so many things, including a mother sloth and her baby...! Our guide was amazing and the whole experience was something I would highly recommend.

Thank britt824
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I had an awesome tour. We booked our's directly with Esteban (Esteban Daily Guided Tours on TripAdvisor) and got to see some amazing stuff. There were multiple tours with different guides going on simltaneously, which seems like the norm for the reserves...More

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Hector was our guide, and he made the walk GREAT. We saw lots of animals, including a sloth, birds, and a frog. If you can call ahead and get Hector as your guide, I highly recommend that you take this tour. Hector was friendly, knowledgeable,...More

Thank Emily F
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the night tour and were very disappointed. So many groups walking in the trails to see a random animal. We saw 2 snakes, one sloth and one tarantula, probably the same animals they show all groups every night. After visiting Tortuguero, Cahuita...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Shame about the guide....he really lacked enthusiasm! He made little effort to communicate and had no patience with the group... waste of money ..all the other groups had leaders that told them loads about the animals...ours didn't care....he just wanted his paycheck and an expensive...More

Thank Joanne T
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