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“Enjoyable tour with a knowledgeable guide”
Review of 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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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Bound by our tight planning and flight times, we booked a tour in Carara at 13.00. We were afraid of not seeing enough animals at this time. Nevertheless, Victor gave a very nice tour, and we saw (and photographed through his telescope) plenty of animals, including the scarlet macaw.

In general, if you are planning to visit Carara, it is definitely worth taking a guide, and Vic-Tours is a very good option.

Thank Bartme
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I booked a cultural tour with VicTours on our first stay at the Hotel RIU Guancaste. We enjoyed it so much that when we returned a year later with our family, it was the only thing we definitely wanted to experience again. We were able to find him on our first trip on the beach at Riu Guanacaste in a brown shirt. On our 2nd trip he was out on a tour so we went over to his daughter's massage booth #5 on the beach at the Palace. She contacted him by phone and I was able to book our tour with him.
Victor is the guide on all of his tours. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about his country you can't help but fall in love with it as well. The tour encompasses a Playa Verde National Park River Cruise. We were able to see white face monkeys, Brazil bats, crocodiles, and many more. While boating down the river Victor caught shrimp which we enjoyed later in shrimp soup when we stopped at a local home for a traditional Costa Rican meal. If you want to see the true Costa Rica this is the way to do it.

Thank BeachyJo
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We took a 3-hour tour of Carara NP with Victor in early February, mainly to see the scarlet macaws. Victor met us in the park parking lot (looked secure to us) at 7:00 and we were on our way. Victor found the macaws-- and much more. In addition to a pair of macaws we saw two species of trogons, a night heron, several species of bats, and a variety of other birds and mammals. The park was warm and humid but we were not bothered by mosquitoes or any other insects. Carara is fairly level and the walk was not difficult, although hiking shoes are a good idea just in case it gets wet. Arranging the tour was a breeze via email. Victor is professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time!

1  Thank TH2000
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Four of us joined Victor for the birding and crocodile tour on the Tarcoles River on January 13, 2014. Victor was very well prepared and suggested we take the boat trip at 7:30 a.m. because there were 3 cruise ships in the bay that morning. We were so lucky to have a private tour and see many birds and crocodiles. We especially enjoyed boating into the Mangroves where we saw Scarlet Macaws, and Victor explained the importance of saving the Mangroves. Sure enough, when we returned to the pier, there were many cruise tourists waiting to board several boats. Victor then took us back to Carara National Park, where we thoroughly enjoyed our trek through the park. We saw several nesting Macaws and other birds and animals. Finishing up with lunch at a local Tico restaurant made for a joyful day in Costa Rica. Highly recommended.

Thank GRM59
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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.

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