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“HUNT FOR MCCAWS”
Review of Vic-Tours

Vic-Tours
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Carara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our mission is to teach you about the Nature wonders of Costa Rica. Guiding you in National Parks,through their trails, discovering Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws,Toucans, ancient tress, medicinal plants, taking amazing pictures with our spotting Telescope and more...You can hire Vic-Tours services by tour, by day or by week. We also provide full transportation and transfers from your hotel to the tours. Transfers in and out from the airports of Alajuela and Liberia.We organize Bird watching Tours, Nature Guided Hikes through the jungles of Carara and Manuel Antonio national Parks, River and Mangrove Safari cruises, Horse back Riding to Costa Ricas highest Waterfall just to mention some. We are well prepare to help you to organize your vacations as soon as you start planning to travel to Costa Rica, please email us and we will recommend places to stay and tours.our opinion about going to the take a hike in the jungle without a Nature Tour Guide, is like being in a classroom without a teacher. Everything is there but nobody is here to teach you!Email us! We will do our best for you to enjoy your lifetime holidays!
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Dallas, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“HUNT FOR MCCAWS”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

we visited the Carara National Park on Jan 24. Victor took his time with us and explained so much of the natural life cycle of the forest. he took a lot of time to find the beautiful McCaw couple hovering around their nest. we did feel the $30 was a bit much for the visit walk. perhaps had there been more birds to view would have helped.

Visited January 2014
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Breezy Point, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“best part of the trip to costa rica”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Thanks Victor great tour of the culture, had a great time, you are very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! River was beautiful, the land and the people awesome! Thanks again!
Sylvie and Bill Minnesota

Visited January 2014
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Jersey Shore
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent birding & nature guide”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We booked Victor for a cruise stop in Puntarenas. Booking was easily done through PayPal, and he was waiting as we exited the ship. We had been in Costa Rica several times on land trips but had not visited Carara N.P. before. I told Victor that seeing scarlet macaws was a goal, and he took us to a tree where they were nesting in a cavity. Right on cue, a macaw appeared at the opening in the tree shortly after we arrived. Later, Victor found a column of army ants, and he expertly identified the various birds that showed up. After further exploring the park, the three of us then joined a tour boat on the Tarcoles River to see the crocodiles and more birds. Finally, Victor drove to a nice, open-air restaurant on a hill for a very good lunch. Throughout the day, Victor was friendly, personable, and filled with knowledge about what we were seeing. We would recommend him highly.

Visited January 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“See the Macaws!”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We arrived at Carara Park, not having made arrangements for a guide. Based on our experiences at other parks, we decided to hire one of the guides available at the entrance...and we were so glad we did!
Like the guides at other parks, Victor was knowledgeable and entertaining- and most importantly- he showed us where to look! If you just walk thru on your own, it's very pretty and you learn something from the signs posted.
But, without Victor, we never would have seen the beautiful Scarlet macaws that the park is known for, resting high up in the trees. Looking through his scope, you felt like you were up close with the birds- you could see their details and beautiful colors, and Victor also used the scope to take pictures with our little point and shoot camera. We are enjoying the macaws again at home!

Visited January 2014
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Freeport, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent Tour Guide”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Victor is VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about the rain forest, and he is also entertaining as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Visited January 2014
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