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Esteban - Daily Guided Tours in Monteverde - Private Tours

Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
(506) 86855982
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Description: Nature guided tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A tour with Esteban is a must when planning a trip to Monteverde. He was very responsive to email when we were planning our tour and picked us up at our hotel and took us to the forrest. We saw so many different animals during our night hike, it was quite the experience - Esteban is very knowledgeable and we... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We did a day tour in Curi-cancha and a night tour in Santamaria park with Esteban. Esteban was amazing, spotting many animals, including white-faced monkeys, sloths, the elusive quetzal bird, tarantulas, hummingbirds, and many more. He has a lot of knowledge about plants and animals and was great with the kids. He has a spotting scope and can take pictures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

esteban absolutely made our trip to monteverde well worth the visit (the roads are difficult and bumpy getting there). he is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, WELL WORTH the minimal cost of having him available for the day. we did three tours with him, our group of 13 ranging in age from 8-62 was completely entertained for the entire day. we learned so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We booked Esteban after reading the amazing reviews on TA. We were not disappointed. It was a personal tour, only myself and my boyfriend were there. Esteban is so knowledgeable and friendly. We saw lots of different things, and of course we were lucky enough to see the famous quetzal bird, which was very special. We gave Esteban a big... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found Estaban by tripadvisor and booked him for a nightour. We had an amazing time and it was like we saw eery possible animal which are present in the clouth mountaines, Estaban spotted them all! We saw a green viper, sloth, armadillo, tarantula,...Also, Estaban is a funny and friendly guide which gave us information about all we saw but... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We booked a private tour with Esteban to the Curi Cancha Reserve in Monteverde. Boy, were we glad we did! Esteban is energetic, extremely knowledgeable and speaks in perfect English. He's funny and kept us informed through out the entire tour as we looked for quetzels, all sorts of birds, and learned about the local forests. I could not recommend... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our two days birding with Esteban was the best part of our two-week trip to Costa Rica. We hired six guides in the two weeks, and he was head and shoulders above the others. He's a really nice guy. His knowledge of Costa Rican birds is tremendous. His English is excellent and idiomatic. He's patient, resourceful, and has a sharp... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We did a couple of tours with Esteban. He was on time, professional and friendly. He is a Monteverde local, and has a lot of knowledge about nature, as well as best spots for sightings. He can also tap into an extensive network of guides, to collaborate and find the best spots for wildlife. He had a calm demeanor. He... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took a guided tour with Esteban to Curi-Cancha Reserve. We did not have a car, so Esteban was kind enough to come pick us up at our lodge and take us to the reserve. Curi-Cancha only allows 45 tourists in the park at anytime, which is great for keeping the park quiet and protected somewhat. Although... More

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were lucky to book two private tours with Esteban during our time in Monteverde in late April. The first was a morning walk at Curi-Cancha and the second a night walk at Santa Maria. Esteban speaks English perfectly, is an expert in the area- born and raised in Monteverde area, is extremely knowledgeable about the nature around us and... More

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