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The Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

Meeting point varies, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Philadelphia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The rain forest comes alive when the sun goes down and you'll miss out on most of that life if you don't take this tour. Tracie The Bug Lady and her husband Gian The Frog Whisperer are experts at revealing the hidden secrets of the forest. Gian seems to have a supernatural ability to spot creatures of all kinds and,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We met at 7.30pm and finished the walk at around 10.30. It was an absolutely fascinating 3hrs. Tracie and John worked together to spot things to show us. This ranged from creepy crawlies of all kinds, to frogs to mammals up in the trees. They are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, not just about what things are and how they live etc,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was astounded by how many creatures we were able to see. Tracie is insanely skilled at finding these animals and extremely knowledgeable about them. Her partner is the frog expert and together they opened our eyes to what is happening all around us. Without them, I would never have found any of the critters we saw.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This tour is an excellent way to experience creatures of the night. We saw spiders, frogs, scorpions ,snakes and even a sloth with her baby. Tracey and Gian were super knowledgeable and had a real passion for the nature in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Full disclosure: the reason this review is a 4 star is that I wanted to give it a 3 star, but my husband wanted to give it a 5 star, so we compromised. The night we went on the Night Tour with Traci the Bug Lady it started out fine - but about 3 mins into the tour the heavens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A 3 hour unforgettable walk thru the secondary rain forest on edge of drake bay with passionate and knowledgable naturalists/biologist will open your eyes to a whole new world. Think spiders who catch their prey in a net or hide behind trapdoors they crafted, creatures who have led scientists to discover new medicines helpful to man, bats who assure fruit... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Tracie and Gian are so good at this tour. They are real experts and so passionate about what they do. We learnt so much and have had an email following up with everything we saw that night. They shared many anecdotes and I can honestly say that this tour works, not just because of their knowledge, but because of their... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This tour with Tracie the bug lady was highly entertaining. I would not have felt safe prowling around at night by myself. Tracie provides a fun, safe exciting adventure that brings to light the nocturnal creatures of the Rain forest. I was especially delighted to see trapdoor spiders and several types of frogs and insects that I would have never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There's a lot to see in the most bio diverse place on earth. There's nobody better to learn about it with than Tracie and Gianfranco. These guys are pros and have been leading well organized, fun and informative tours in Drake for years. Do this tour early in your trip so you can learn some of the insect and frog... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

All our vacations in recent years have been nature-focused, a safari in Central Africa, an excursion with Philip Smith to photo kiwi at night in New Zealand, visiting African penguins near Cape Town, Africa among others. This tour is so good that, even though we did it four years ago, we were driven to do it one more time during... More 

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