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“Great Tour, Guide Went Above and Beyond” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainforest Life Tours - Day Tours

Rainforest Life Tours - Day Tours
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Owner description: In Rainforest Life Tours we are specialized in giving the best experiencies in the tropical Rainforest in Tortuguero National Park and it's surroundings. Come and enjoy with us adventures of life in the Rainforest / En Rainforest Life Tours estamos especializados en dar las mejores experiencias en el bosque tropical lluvioso en el Parque Nacional de Tortuguero y sus alrededores. Ven y disfruta con nosotros las aventuras de la vida en el bosque tropical lluvioso.
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
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“Great Tour, Guide Went Above and Beyond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

My boyfriend and I went on a daytime canal tour and an evening jungle tour led by Mao, and both were great! I noticed that a previous reviewer mentioned some issues with timeliness and organization, and though it worthwhile to counter with my own experience (we were here for several weeks and went on numerous guided excursions) - It is true that Mao wasn't the most professional operation in terms of punctuality and formality, but I had a much better time (and learned more) on these tours than I did with some of the more sophisticated outfits.

Mao has a real passion for sharing what he knows about the plants and animals in Tortuguero, and as a native of the town, has a lot of interesting background information that gives context to the development of the national park. He's also just a fun guy, with a great sense of humor and a fantastic command of English. The combination of knowledge, language, and comedy makes for a fun day.

For those of you interested in learning about the wildlife in this area, I'd highly recommend Mao. From what I could gather, he seemed to be the best guide there.

(Note: Rainforest Life asked for an upfront deposit to reserve a space in the tour - just wanted to mention this so that readers will be prepared & don't get dissuaded by the request - which was honored when we showed for the actual tour, no problem.)

Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great guy, not proffesional enogh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We had a cano tour and it was really good. Mauricio really feels at home in the wild. He knows alot about wildlife and you can tell that it really is important for him to show you animals.
However, he is not really orginized- he was late for us in the morning for about half an hour, and we didn't get any fruits that was included in the tour.
We also went to the night tour with him and it also started in a 20 minuets delay because Mauricio had to find a flashlight...
Mauricio is a great guide but he needs to take himself and other people more seriusly.

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Rainforestbarcelona, Gerente at Rainforest Life Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Hi Pelegkushi, thanks for your comments, we would like to know the date you do tours with us and your names to chck what happened, we are not used to delay in our tours and we try to be as responsible as we can due to our large experience working in tourism, we are sure that something happened the day you did the tours that explains why we were late. However, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences our delays caused to you. Best Regards, Yolanda and Mauricio. Rainforest Life Tours.
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 reviews
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“Great tour! Wonderful guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by Mauricio's young looking appearance. He has vast knowledge, speaks fluent English and knows every living thing in the jungle by sound and sight. Really grey tour, good pricing, no catches or last minute expenses. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“unique kayak tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Mauricio is a local guide, born and raised in the Tortuguero region. He offers great kayak and walking tours, the best part is that his tour groups are never bigger than 3-4 people. He loves his work and has a real passion for the wildlife of Tortuguero. Highly recommend tour! His lovely Spanish girlfriend will help you with any other thing you might need (shuttles transfers and such) and on top of that she makes great coffee!

Visited July 2013
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North, South Carolina
1 review
“best boat tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

A highly recommended tour led by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guy named mauricio. He knew so many things we wouldve missed without a guide- a walking palm tree, poison dart frogs...an easy going and reasonable person. also makes jewelry out of nuts and shells he finds in the forest.

Visited June 2013
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