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Hidden Valley Night Tour

Hidden Valley Trail, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Walking tours
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Corpus Christi, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 review
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I understand that when you go on a wildlife hunt at night you roll the dice as to whether you will see anything or not. Our problem with this tour was our guide. She was very serious, not friendly, and pushy. Our guide would not let us linger where we wanted to and pointed out wild life (spiders, grasshoppers and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

First, we did see a variety of wildlife, sloths, vipers, foxes, and quite a few arachnids and insects. That said... we were in a group of 8 people, and of that, half were extremely noisy, giggling, yelling, stomping thorugh the brush. I can pass that off as a hazard of going on any group tour with people you don't know.... More

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