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“Guanacaste Tour, Ziplines, Volcano`s, Crocodiles and Fishing trip with Vic-Tours”
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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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Chilliwack, Canada
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“Guanacaste Tour, Ziplines, Volcano`s, Crocodiles and Fishing trip with Vic-Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We met Victors son on the beach of the RIU Guanacaste. Victor Jr. was easy to talk to and very helpful. We had just come back from a half day fishing trip booked through the hotel and we were not happy with our day as they were a snorkeling dive boat not a fishing boat. Vic Jr. said you need to go with my Dad he is the best there is. I said I would like to meet your Dad and we were able to meet later that day. We booked a crocodile/ monkey river trip and not only did our daughter get to see the monkeys they came into the boat and were very friendly. next she was able to feed the largest croc by hand, well off a short stick for safety. We then booked a Zip line trip with horse back ride and a trip to the volcano`s. Another excellent day, We Loved the zip line and the food Victor was everything his son said he would be. He gave us excellent tours that were full of information and his personality shone through all the way. The absolute highlight of our tours with Victor was the full days fishing. We all had a family/fisherman`s dream day. We landed an over 7ft long sailfish, a 80lb grouper, a dozen 20+lb yellowtail tuna, over 20small black tuna, several mahi mahi, 6 large jack cravelle, and several large needle fish. My wife and daughter had a great time fighting fish and enjoying the excellent scenery, birds, dolphins a very large marlin that go off. our lunch was as usual excellent, fresh tuna sashimi and absolutely the very best ceviche I have ever eaten. Victors captain and first mate were also very solid fisherman and spoke excellent English. I highly recommend Victor to my friends and family.

Visited March 2014
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“Overpriced, boring”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

The guide ( tour owner ) was nice and well read, with good self-esteem, but he failed to spark an interest, constantly claimed that he can not guarantee seeing animals and he was more concentrated on the story of his life and sharing it then providing interesting experience. To his credit he had a lot of information to present, but the presentation itself was boring. Price for this tour should be $30 max per person, but even for that price I would not take it.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Carara and Crocodiles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

My wife and I had an excellent tour with Victor of VicTours. Two other couples joined us off the Island Princess and did the hike through Carara National Park. Victor was an excellent guide, explaining the various eco systems, wet forest, dry forest etc. If it had not been for his local knowledge it would have just been a walk in the Park but Victor pointed out many creatures and used his spotting scope to allow us to take photos.

The other couples left us after a snack of empanadas and a wonderful Costa Rican Smoothie. Wife and I continued to Crocodile boat tour in Mangroves. Boat driver was up close and personal with a very old croc on the river bank.

Finally we enjoyed a delicious lunch of Fish, Rice, Beans and Plantains - very Costa Rican and included in tour cost.

On the way back to the ship we stopped in a small neighborhood market and bought Colombian coffee, 'At Tico prices' as Victor said. Excellent Tour and personable Guide.

Visited April 2014
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Tarcoles, Costa Rica
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“Expore the Jungle with a real certified tour guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We all had the most enjoyable hike at Carara Park with Vic operator of Vic-Tours. My background is in zoology, aviculture and herpetology. Not the average tourist, so I really wanted the most experienced guide to show the beauty of this park. We were not disappointed!. Vic is easy going and a true professional, knows his fauna and flora and is also pretty funny. His telescope was amazing as he would focus on creatures almost invisible to the naked eye and we were able to put our smartphone on the lens and .........fantastic up close pictures.........we are so grateful for this experience...and as residents here will indeed return soon!....Don't be fooled by guys with rinky dink telescopes loitering by attractions here...they are not trained guides!

Visited March 2014
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“Enjoyable tour with a knowledgeable guide”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2014
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