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The Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

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Julianne M wrote a review Nov 20
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The night tour is a MUST if you are in the area. It was such a unique experience and a ton of fun. Tracie and her husband GianCarlo are certainly experts in their field. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Hanny R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Tracie and Gianfranco were amazing guides. The tours was absolutely fascinating and they were so knowledgeable about all the critters. They were also great at finding interesting animals for us to look at. The walk was very calm and slow so if you're worried about the "hike" part it's not a strenuous tour. We saw scorpions, spiders, butterflies, cockroaches, iguanas, owls, frogs, toads, and bats. It was really amazing. We had a young, very curious boy on our tour and Tracie and Gianfranco were great at fielding all his questions. Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Leslie wrote a review Oct 2021
Tahlequah, Oklahoma4 contributions
THE NIGHT WALK (!!!) was fantastic & I HIGHLY recommend the tour by Tracie “The Bug Lady” and her husband, Gian, the herpetologist. This a fantastic tour in Drake Bay and worth the (great) boat ride all by itself (though we combined it with a trip to Corcovado). We saw a humongous Boa Constrictor, lots of frogs, toads, spiders, and scorpions. And also a few bats, a couple furry mammals, and lots more bugs. But even better than seeing the creatures was the WEALTH of information we learned about every single thing we saw. It was great information, delivered expertly. I can’t recommend it highly enough—it was one of a few spectacular tours we did during the 3 months we have been in Costa Rica. Not to be missed!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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CulinarySlut wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada749 contributions107 helpful votes
This was our second tour with Tracie and her partner Gianfranco, and it will not be our last. We’ve had the privilege of travelling to many places in the world, and have had many outstanding tours with knowledgeable, impassioned guides. But nowhere have we encountered two people more knowledgeable, more impassioned, or more approachable that Tracie and Gian. They conduct their tour like a finely choreographed dance. While Tracie, who is the arachnid/insect specialist, is spotting extraordinary creatures to introduce you to Gian and his trusty spotting scope (with iPad screen) is roaming about looking for larger creatures (like bats, possum; sloths; racoons; etc.) for you to meet. They clearly understand one another’s rhythms and never “step on” one another. But if one of them finds something particularly extraordinary (and they always do!) the other will immediately step back and let the new star take centre stage. And there are so many magnificent stars to encounter. With each new introduction you are treated to the full breadth of knowledge that Tracie and Gian bring to the tour. There is a reason that documentary filmmakers from around the world (e.g.: the BBC) rely on their knowledge and insights when filming documentaries. These are two of the most knowledgeable people you’re likely to meet in your travels - ever. If you find yourself in Drake Bay The Night Tour with Tracie and Gian is an absolute must-do experience. At USD $45 per person +$15/couple for a boat transfer this is a steal of deal for a once (or in our case twice) in a lifetime experience!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Fran D wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had an outstanding experience here in Drake. Not only by the variety of animals we have spotted thanks to Tracie and Gian while doing the nightwalk, but also through all the deep and interesting knowledge they forwarded to us. We can highly recommend this tour and would always do it again whenever we come back - as we also have learned once again: there are always new fascinating creatures to be discovered at this magical spot on earth.Thanks so much & all the best for you two!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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