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“4 in 1 full day tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jacamar Naturalist Tours

Jacamar Naturalist Tours
South side of Catholic Church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
506 2479-9767
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Chicago, Illinois
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“4 in 1 full day tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We took the 4 in 1 combo tour and it was amazing! Our tour guide was Jose, he is so knowledgable and informative. His english was very good and he made the experience so nice for us. We went on the hanging bridges tour, la fortuna waterfall, arenal volcano tour, and the hot springs. The hot springs was one of the best experiences ive ever had!! This company was very good and professional. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Its safe and reliable! Would definitely recommend this tour!

Visited June 2013
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“Combination Tour with Hanging Bridges 4in1 & Venado Caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My husband & I only had a day and a half in La Fortuna, so we wanted to take advantage and do as much as possible. We choose the 4in1 tour and we saw it all & more! In one day we visited the hanging bridges (saw whiteface monkeys, wild boars, dart frogs, viper snakes), the waterfalls, had an exquisite traditional lunch at a private ecofriendly, sustainable farm, the volcano tour and finished with a buffet dinner at the Baldi Thermals, which wasn’t bad at all. Our guide Jose was simply amazing! Jose is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and always ready to stop and take pictures. The next morning we did the tour of the Cabernas Del Venado. If you are courageous, not afraid of the dark or bats and want a unique, informative, adventure this is the tour for you! It was just the two of us and our guide Edwin, which made the tour that much more special. Edwin was our paparazzi for the tour! He stopped many times advising us where to take pictures, carried our cameras in his waterproof pack and educated us about our surroundings. If you like adventure, culture and wild life this is the company for you. They will cater to your needs and it is all worth the price!

Visited May 2013
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“Hanging Bridges with Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My husband and I booked the Hanging Bridges tour through our hotel and we had a BLAST! Jose was so informative, professional, and friendly. He explained that we were on our timetable, which was good for us since we took 4 hours to do a tour he said lasts only 90 minutes for some people.
We saw two eyelash viper snakes, a sloth, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, 2 toucans, many birds, I lost count, many wild boars, and others! We were lucky to see what we did he said. But even if we had not, I think we would have had as much fun. Jose gave us a great history of Costa Rica, and then was an abundance of knowledge with all the birds, animals, plants, trees, and everything. I was amazed at his memory and ability. I could not imagine doing this tour on our own. We would have missed almost all of the animals and would have missed learning about the country, the animals, the people, the birds, and the plants. It was well worth it!

Visited May 2013
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Monticello, Illinois, USA
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“Arenal Volcano hiking tour with Frank!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The hiking tour of the Arenal Volcano is an absolute must do if visiting the area. We could not have had a more informative and knowledgeable guide than Frank from Jacamar Naturalist Tours! He made the experience so much better due to his specific knowledge of the volcano as well as the wildlife we saw on our hike. His passion for the animals and the conservation of this extraordinary place is evident in first 5 minutes you meet him. While tour guides from other companies were merely walking by and barely speaking to their guests, Frank was explaining the habitats of the various species of wildlife that he stopped to point out and teach us about. We hope to be able to have Frank as a guide for some of the other tours we are taking with Jacamar this week!

Visited May 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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“Jairo is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I toured the venado caves on our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we got in the car, our guide Jairo was welcoming and informative. He greeted us with bottles of ice cold water and made sure we had everything we needed before we left the hotel. During the drive he told us many things about the ecology of Costa Rica and even pulled over and showed us a sloth high in the treetops! He gave us binoculars so we could get a better look as well. When we got to the cave, Jairo accessed our ability and took us through a route that was challenging but not too difficult for me to do. In the places where I had some difficulty, he was always there to lend a hand. He showed us the many inscects of the cave - picking them up so we could see them better. When my helmet became loose, he quickly exchanged his for mine. All in all, I highly recommend Jacamar Tours, especially Jairo!

Visited May 2013
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