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Hidden Valley Night Tour

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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Wildlife in the dark

As we were in the Monteverde area for one day only, we wanted to benefit from every minute spent there. So we really needed to do this night tour as late as possible. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Manassas, VA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

First, the guide arrived late. While the very beginning of the tour could potentially have had just enough daylight to allow pictures if we saw anything, it was completely dark by the time our guide arrived up. Next, there was a single guide for a group of people split between English speaking and Spanish speaking. Third, despite the majority of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We called ahead to change our pick-up location, but somehow they forgot and went to the old pick-up location. We called again, and they sent someone in an unmarked, beat-up van. The driver didn't speak any English, which would have been fine except that we had selected English tour and there was nothing on the van to indicate that this... More 

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We didn't see many mammals (1 agouti that was hard to see) or reptiles or birds - mostly insects and amphibians. Our guide was knowledgeable, though, and just being in the jungle at night was a different experience.

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Fallon, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided last minute that we would go on a night tour and chose Hidden Valley since we hadn't visited this part of the area yet. We got there a half hour early and enjoyed a beautiful sunset on their property. Before our tour even started we saw a coati, cane toads and an agouti. We really enjoyed our guide,... More 

Thank dadastudio
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

4 of us joined a group for this night tour. We loved this, although my daughter lost interest after seeing the huge spider! Our guide worked hard to show us as many animals as possible, and did a great job. My favorite parts were the hollowed-out tree and the huge armadillo. I was amazed at how many animals he found... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

The weather was very nice. Not cold at all. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. But you are at the mercy of the animals. We lucked out to see a sloth and a few active coati but other than that wee were just walking around in the dark. Mind you, not much else to do at night but just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

As we were in the Monteverde area for one day only, we wanted to benefit from every minute spent there. So we really needed to do this night tour as late as possible. The receptionist at our hotel (Esteban from Casa Mariposa) was so nice to call a few agencies that do it but most of them had it from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

We arrive at the destination around 5.30pm. There is a great view over the valley below and free popcorn, a winner for all. The tour is a bit confusing: sign our names, asked if we'd already paid, then wait for the tour to commence. A large group arrives 20 minutes later. They arrive last and set off first. I then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visited Hidden Valley on mid July with my wife and 2 teenagers. In the beginning I was a little disappointed, maybe because of my preconceived idea of "walking at night in the jungle". But the experience turned out to be extremely fulfilling, exiting and worth remembering, maybe the high point of my 10 day stay in Costa Rica. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

We just went here at daytime, were really lucky with the wildlife we saw (colorful toucans, morphos and other animals whose names we don't remember) and how well the trails were preserved. You feel very connected to nature, especially compared to the packed national parks, which are also much more expensive! The day fee is only 5$, and the paths... More 

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