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Shaman Tours

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Shaman tours is dedicated to provide not only private transportation and guided land tours, but also bring to the tourist the culture and natural history about the unique places which Costa Rica is famous for. Travel privately, quite and unhurried with us!
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maggkatt wrote a review Aug 2021
12 contributions9 helpful votes
Our experience with Shaman tours in one word was BEAUTIFUL! We weren't really interested in fast paced activities like ATVs or zip lining. Our goal for our short visit was to find a way to take our time experiencing and taking in the nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We chose the Bijagua sloth, waterfall and rainforest walk tour. Since we were there during rainy season and after a storm, the waterfall was a little murky and I suspect a lot of the wildlife was taking cover and not as out and about as usual. This had zero impact on our experience. We still saw poison dart frogs, sloths, an eyelash viper, blue morpho butterflies, toucans, hummingbirds and a huge Jabiru stork. Walking through the forest in the rain at Heliconia Lodge was a dream. The plant life alone was worth it. These are the experiences that I hope remind us all of how amazing this planet is and how important these ecosystems are. We immediately felt that Randall had a good energy and I loved that he was just as excited as we were at times to see things he's probably seen so many times before. You can tell that he is genuine in his love for nature and extremely knowledgeable. We never felt
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Date of experience: August 2021
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ricksmithconsult wrote a review Jun 2021
Hanford, California30 contributions7 helpful votes
Randall and his usual driver, Fernando, provide the ultimate in Costa Rican hospitality and knowledge with all of their amazing tours. We had a large family group, 14, and they not only took us on several tours, but also provided airport transportation for my family. There was no problem that Randall couldn’t solve, and his knowledge and sincere desire to provide every conceivable service to my family made our visit to CR all the more magical. All tours are private, reasonably priced, includes a delicious lunch (often with several choices) and brought Costa Rica to life for us. I will never forget all of the kindness they showed to my family. Book with Shaman for a truly amazing Costa Rica experience. I should also point out that a smaller group of us took a tour with Garçon which was also wonderful. These guys all know their stuff, and will bend over backwards to make sure that everything is perfect. Pura Vida!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from ShamanToursCR, Owner at Shaman Tours
Responded Jul 12, 2021
Rick, thanks for sharing your experience traveling with us. Was a real pleasure to assist you and your family on several tours in Guanacaste! Hope to see you guys again!
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Minnesota56 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sarasota, Florida49 contributions26 helpful votes
In May 2021, we took the Heliconias Tour with Shaman. The name and description of the tour does not begin to describe the beauty of this excursion, nor the ability of a top rate naturalist like Randall to help you see the hidden beauty of the rain forest. Randall was in all respects the best tour guide we've had in Costa Rica, an evaluation based on his deep knowledge, his ability to find and attract the exquisite creatures of the forest, his investment in high quality gear (truly a wonderful scope), his timeliness, his flexibility, and his charm. We never felt rushed. He allowed us to explore to our heart's content and allowed us time to talk with the people who managed some of the reserves that we visited. His choice of restaurants was terrific -- we were allowed to choose our lunch from the regular menu and enjoyed delicious food and wonderful fruit drinks. Keep in mind that Shaman does private tours only. You won't be herded into a bus with 25 other people or forced to jostle your way to the scope to see a beautiful bird before it flies off. Randall provides true value and lots of fun.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ShamanToursCR, Owner at Shaman Tours
Responded Jun 6, 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience traveling with us! More than happy to have had the pleasure to show you part of of our country!
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Elise_O wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions6 helpful votes
Just back from a fantastic day with Randall! He has terrific knowledge of the country and its flora/fauna, is easy going and was focused on our group of friends having a great time. We started with a morning swim at a waterfall, then a walk through the Heliconia rainforest (private reserve) stopping to see amazing plants, animals, and tapir tracks. The hanging bridges are fantastic and provide a 100+ foot vertical perspective on this magical primary forest. After lunch, it was off to find sloths (success!) and a beautiful botanic garden. Rain had started, but we were cozy at the finca, drinking coffee and looking out over the mountains. Thank you Randall!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ShamanToursCR, Owner at Shaman Tours
Responded Jun 6, 2021
Thanks for this great review, so happy to know that you enjoyed touring with Shaman Tours!
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Curtis U wrote a review Mar 2021
Derby, United States4 contributions
Randall was awesome! I can’t describe what a great tour guide he was! He was extremely knowledgeable, very fun, patient, not pushy, not boring in the least...best tour guide I’ve ever experienced! He showed us to a great time, gave us all the information we needed, went out of his way to meet the needs of our group! He could get us to where we wanted to go & would go the “extra mile” to make sure we were comfortable & could have a good time! Our whole group loved him & definitely count Randall as a friend!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from ShamanToursCR, Owner at Shaman Tours
Responded May 1, 2021
So happy to know that you enjoyed touring in Costa Rica with us! Kindest regards.
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