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Address: | Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50626560920
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter...

Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:00 pm and are led by experienced and bilingual guides.

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What a fun day!

Brenda from the Samara Info Center suggested this trip for my family of 2 adults and 4 children aged 2, 5, 8 and 10. It was such a great day and I'm so glad she suggested it. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Ventnor City, New Jersey

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brenda from the Samara Info Center suggested this trip for my family of 2 adults and 4 children aged 2, 5, 8 and 10. It was such a great day and I'm so glad she suggested it. Our guide was Hansen and he was not only super funny and entertaining- he was so knowledgeable about everything. We learned about the... More 

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BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took this tour 3 years ago and loved it. Alvaro had such passion for the land!! I took the tour again, this past January and enjoyed it just as much, with Hansel as the tour guide. The guides are knowledgeable and fun to tour with. Thanks from Michelle in Nova Scotia!!

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Montreal, Canada
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We booked this tour through the info center in the village and althought we first thought it was a bit expensive, it was well worth it. Our guide, Hansel, promptly picked us up at our hotel and a short drive took us to this private reserve. The tour is a 6 km walk through this former finca, with a little... More 

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Elzach, Germany
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We booked the tour on the same morning and have been picked up at 3pm. From the very beginning our guide Haensel has been full of energy and made us feel very welcome. After a short ride by car (a very cool car, by the way) we started the 6 km hike. Water has been provided at the beginning of... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We had read the reviews and thought. Hmmm everyone likes this trail and guide we should do it. We discovered that Alvaro. The main proprietor, was no longer leading the tours. We were concerned it would not live up to its reputation given this change. Hansel was our guide and I have done many guided tours in Latin America.. So... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I was blown away on this hike. I have been to Samara several times, but never experienced this kind of immersion hiking trip here. Alvaro is so very knowledgable and passionate about sharing the fascinating facts of local nature. His enthusiasm is contagious. You will also find yourself challenged by 'sampling' leaves and insects as Samara Trails really brings the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Very interesting tour through the woods.. Howler monkeys were seen on our hike, learned a lot about the plant and bird life. Had some tremendous views. This trip is not for those who are not physically fit as it is a long hike with a lot of up and downs which can create difficult after rains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a group of 12 and everything was super. It was wonderful to hear about the history and plans for continuing the preservation project. This hike gas the BEST view of Playa Samara.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Not your ordinary or average tour- Plethora of knowledge is shared during this educational adventure. Alvaro enriches & inspires appreciation and knowledge of this regions history and relationship with nature. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this 'attraction'.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Incredible hike with Alvaro Teran, who leads you through his grandfather's reserve, a dry forest just outside Samara. Alvaro is incredibly knowledgable, the tour is well-paced, and the views are worth the effort. Don't miss this hike when visiting Samara.

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