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Address: Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Costa Rica
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Santamaria Night Tour

We did the night tour with Monteverde Experts in a group of three plus Glavin. We had 2 hrs of enjoyment and saw 2-toed sloth, opposums, rodents, 3/4 colourful sleeping birds and... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Danilo was clever, knowledgeable about the animals, and excited to share his appreciation of the animals. I would recommend him and this tour to others!

Thank Julie A
Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

At Santamaria night tour we saw many nocturnal animals including sloths, tarantula's, pit vipers, raccoons, bats and a kinkajou. The guide Dennis was very inspired and didn't waste too much time on talking! You just want to see things right?! They did forget to pick us up at the hotel so if they are late, better call them so they... More 

Thank Marcodegraaff
Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 12 people and got one guide. The tour guide walked in front and explained all about the forest and its wildlife. The 12 people waked behind him, one after the other, since the trails were very narrow. Except of the first four people, no one could hear what the guide said. Apart from our group,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

We did the night tour with Monteverde Experts in a group of three plus Glavin. We had 2 hrs of enjoyment and saw 2-toed sloth, opposums, rodents, 3/4 colourful sleeping birds and a pit viper. Our guide was up on names (both scientific and common) and facts on all the flora and fauna we encountered. While in the forest our... More 

Thank 387StuM
Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a perfect choice. We saw so many things, including a mother sloth and her baby...! Our guide was amazing and the whole experience was something I would highly recommend.

Thank britt824
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

My husband and I had an awesome tour. We booked our's directly with Esteban (Esteban Daily Guided Tours on TripAdvisor) and got to see some amazing stuff. There were multiple tours with different guides going on simltaneously, which seems like the norm for the reserves in Monteverde-- so if you go, expect to run into other groups. However, this ends... More 

Thank Crystal C
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Hector was our guide, and he made the walk GREAT. We saw lots of animals, including a sloth, birds, and a frog. If you can call ahead and get Hector as your guide, I highly recommend that you take this tour. Hector was friendly, knowledgeable, passionate, experienced, and very helpful with getting good photos!

Thank Emily F
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to the night tour and were very disappointed. So many groups walking in the trails to see a random animal. We saw 2 snakes, one sloth and one tarantula, probably the same animals they show all groups every night. After visiting Tortuguero, Cahuita and Arenal it was funny chasing do few animals. The most prevalent animal was Homo... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Shame about the guide....he really lacked enthusiasm! He made little effort to communicate and had no patience with the group... waste of money ..all the other groups had leaders that told them loads about the animals...ours didn't care....he just wanted his paycheck and an expensive breakfast in the coffee shop the next morning at our expense! Want a refund!!!!

Thank Joanne T
Plano, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Me and my mom went and had an amazing time! Saw birds, sloths, monkeys and a kinkajou! The guide was awesome and provided us with flashlights and binoculars. Well worth it!

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