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Esteban Daily Guided Tours

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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8685 5982
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Best Wildlife/Birding Guide in Monteverde

Our family of 3 signed up for both his night tour and private birding tour. The night tour was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RossF2000
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Santa Fe, Texas
Perfect guide

Monteverde has several reserves and we didn't know which one at this time of the year would be the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
helenevivi
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“curi cancha” (76 reviews)
“night tour” (111 reviews)
“his knowledge” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 8685 5982
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 3 signed up for both his night tour and private birding tour. The night tour was constant fun between the sloths, vipers, tarantulas, insects, etc. The birding tour was unmatched as Esteban's knowledge is extensive for even the the most advanced birders....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Monteverde has several reserves and we didn't know which one at this time of the year would be the best to see plenty of birds. So we decided to hire Esteban. He chose Curi Cancha and we spent with him a wonderful morning. He was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Esteban was a great guide for our night tour of the Santa Maria park and point out lots of animals that we never would have noticed if we went on our own. The highlight for us was seeing an Owl about 20 feet from us!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired Esteban for a private night tour and a private bird tour in Monteverde. We are both zoologists with a broad interest in wildlife and I am an ornithologist. For both trips he picked us up at our hotel. He was extremely knowledgeable, spoke...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a night tour with Esteban at Santa Maria. Sloths, vipers, tarantulas and more! Our family of 5 loved it; even in the rain. Our kids (15, 13, 9) enjoyed the rainforest so much more by having a guide and learned so much about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable of the area and very competent. Was able to see many of my target birds. Esteban is also very amiable and fluent in English.

Thank bcsing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I took a morning tour of 3 hours and then a night walk of 2 hours in Santa Maria park. Both were extremely good. Esteban has a wealth of knowledge and experience both in finding birds and animals and giving explanations about...More

Thank JFRM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just got done with a private, five-hour birding tour with Esteban and it was exactly what I was looking for. When you schedule, he asks what type of walk you are looking for (Lister, all birds, natural history, etc), then he tailors the trip...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend had a brilliant morning nature tour around the Curi-Cancha Reserve. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the birds, wildlife and trees and took time to explain what everything was and helped us take photos through his telescope. We did another nature tour...More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We spent the morning with Esteban at the Curi-Cancha preserve and had a fantastic few hours with him! We saw so many birds- too many to name, but highlights include: BOTH a male and female Resplendent Quetzal, a Bellbird, Orange Bellied Trogon and a bonus...More

Thank xnjgirl
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Corinne L
June 16, 2018|
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Response from donutboyroy | Reviewed this property |
have you tried him on whats app? That's how I communicated with him before leaving the US and while in CR. +506 8685 5982 He is very quick to respond.
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rkramadh
November 23, 2016|
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Response from ectsalik | Reviewed this property |
Jean Carlo is great. Very knowledgeable and will take amazing photos on your phone with his spotting scope. Goes out of his way to find any particular animals you want to see. Wealth of information.
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Estacee
August 13, 2016|
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Response from ecoastgail | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of season. I booked months in advance & he was booked the day that I originally wanted him. You have to take a taxi which is pretty reasonable. He is well worth whatever you spend.
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