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Address: Hidden Valley Trail, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Good use of a couple of hours

The tour was good and the guide was very good. The issue here was that our group had 10 participants. This seemed too large (I seem to recall that the guide was surprised to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2014
Stu S
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

They feed the animals and lie about. No one should support this. If you don't have a problem with it then you have completely missed the point of seeing wildlife in it's natural environment. Just stay home and go to the zoo.

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We (2 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 8) visited Hidden Valley for an afternoon hike through the forest. The place was empty except for us, which made for a much quieter walk than the other nature reserves we visited. The trails are still under construction, but what was there was relatively easy to walk. The last little bit of... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was one of the best wildlife experiences during our time in the rainforest. We started right before sunset so we got to see many coati (pizote) and even one fall, unfortunatly from a tree. He/she seemed OK, just a little stunned. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and all of the animals and insects. Other animals seen... More 

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Sheffield
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a brilliant tour through the forest in a small group of 5. We were each given a flashlight and set off along the trails stopping whenever our guide spotted something of interest. Within a short space of time we had seen the neighbouring tarantula, a katydid, sloth, opossum, and green vine snake. Further along the trails we saw... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The tour was good and the guide was very good. The issue here was that our group had 10 participants. This seemed too large (I seem to recall that the guide was surprised to have 10 as well). For this type of tour group size should have been around 6 maybe 8 at most.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Tour itself was good but we were not picked up from hotel and have to call taxi to join the tour. Shuttle came to hotel 15 minutes early and didn't wait for us. We were told it will pickup other guests and come back - that never happened. After 30 min wait and couple calls we were told we can... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The night tour was long and saw lots of animals; four sloths, 1 armadillo, spiders, 2 snakes, birds, ants and more. The guide was knowledgeable and was able to find a lot of critters. It was a solid tour. Only negative if there was one is that there are a number of other groups walking around and we criss crossed... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had a pretty good time, although worn out and the tour had about 5 other people. Not a lot of animals to see... but the walk was easy so that was a nice surprise. Glad was nice and knowledgeable. This is something nice to add in for a night walk.

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Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
28 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We did the Hidden Valley Night tour which was about a 1/2 mile walk. Flashlights are provided and it is a pretty easy walk but is a natural trial with roots. We saw a tarantula, army ants, leaf cutting ants, fireflies, a frog and some birds. The guide discussed the different trees also. While not bad I wish we selected... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We really enjoyed the night tour - our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He explained everything in great detail and was able to point out some very interesting critters. He was careful to ask about if anyone had fear of spiders and other bugs.

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