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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
506 283 5896
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Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip for the Aerial Tram with guide and tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We had great weather with wonderful views. Guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went on the Aerial Tram with a guide and a tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We really enjoyed the guided tour and the view. The tram ride was quite long and has a cover to aid with sunlight/ rain. I highly recommend having a guide , as they not only educate they also see some things that... More

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San Jose, C.R.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Worth a day trip to take a look around and see what there is to see. There are some interesting things there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I hiked the two trails from the ranger station, a 1.6 km and a 1.0 km trail. It took us a couple hours. This area is very remote, so there is some good wildlife to be seen here. Unfortunately the ranger did not speak any English but he was a nice guy, gave us brochures, charged us... More

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London, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We saw amazing leafcutter ants working very hard to carry parts of leaves to their nest. The guide before the tram ride was very knowledgeable and explained the difference between roots and vines etc. etc. This tram ride is super hi-tech. On each tram (which they "weight" appropriately according to body mass), was so quiet, and you glided through the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Good little hike from Ranger Station. Unfortunately A LOT of garbage along the road (Rt 32) that goes through the park.

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olympia, washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

it has an excelent outdoors scenery and places to enter in various sections of this park. I happened to have been part of the original committee that created this park back 1978.

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Leipzig, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This park is really amazing. You can see an unforgettable forest! The hiking tracks are really nice and not to long. They are also easy to follow. Nice view over the river.

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Winnipeg, MB Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We drive through this park, and also stopped and did both hiking trails. The trails were in good condition, and allowed us to get out an stretch our legs. The park has well-marked signs, and brochures that they give you when paying entrance fees. Left the car in the lot with no issued. Nice day hike adventure!

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Milton, Georgia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
115 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We drove all the way through the park going north on highway 32. It is winding, crosses the continental divide, and quite lovely the whole length. We saw sloths, toucans, and many kinds of flora unique to this area. We took a short hike on an old construction road just beyond Sibu Chocolate (a must see activity) in the cloud... More

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