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“Nice hiking trail and waterfall”
Review of Shaman Tours

Shaman Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoy a lot our tour with Randall with the two activities, hiking in Tenorio volcano national park and swimming near waterfall. Our guide was very knowledgable about plants diversity in the forest and about birds. The stop for lunch at the tilapia farm was nice and the fish were delicious. We had a very pleasant day.

1  Thank Pascale B
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Guanacaste. We booked a Shaman tour and were fortunate to have Randall guide us through a day of adventure - horseback riding, tubing, zip-lining and thermal spas. We highly recommend Randall as a guide. Randall met us (two adults/two children ages 13 and 9) at our condo in a comfortable, air conditioned tour van; we thoroughly enjoyed our drives to and from a local volcano as Randall is very well informed about a wide variety of topics. He talked about Costa Rican politics and history at our request (I'm a history teacher); he would pull over, point out and teach us about Costa Rican wildlife - birds, butterflies, flora and fauna; he showed us where to get good local coffee (brought home 4 pounds), and he talked professional soccer with my two sons! Part way through the densely packed adventure schedule, I needed a break; Randall made a phone call and the five of us broke from the main group to rest and have lunch at a great outdoor restaurant (where a boa constrictor found outside the lodge added to the adventure!). Randall was really responsive to our individual needs - he knew I needed to sit and relax a bit before the next adrenal experience! Randall offered to use my camera and took priceless photos of our family in action. And he even had cold beer, juice and water in a cooler for relaxing at the end the day. If you are looking for a kind-hearted, intelligent, attentive guide who knows his tour business, I highly recommend Randall and Shaman tours. Peace be with you Randall!

1  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I spent a day touring with Randall and I have to say it was one of the best tours we have ever taken, and really made this day trip the highlight of our Costa Rican vacation. Randall picked us up in Tamarindo and took us to Monteverde. The trip out took longer than expected but we stopped for breakfast and conversed with some locals. We stopped along the road a couple of times and Randall told us about coffee beans, he picked a couple green ones and described how the bean processing works all the way through to the exportation of the premium blends. He also picked some guavas and we ate those on the side of the road where he shared juice recipes and recommendation with us. He was also very knowledgeable regarding commercial and governmental industries. His love and enthusiasm for Costa Rica is evident. The factoids he posses is amazing and every town you go through he can tell you about the people, naming conventions, and history. He wasn't permitted to go in the zip lines with us but he was our guide through the hanging bridges in the Cloud Forest. Without his guidance it would have just been a walk through the forest, he was engaging and made the experience all that much enjoyable. We cannot say enough about Randall and highly recommend everyone traveling in the Guanacaste region and looking for a tour, contact Shaman tours - you will not be disappointed.

Thank J A
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We just returned from an 8 day trip to beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica. As luck would have it, we picked Shaman Tours to help us with a few excursions. Randall was our tour guide and he was great! His knowledge and love of Costa Rica was amazing. We learned about its history, culture, and flora. He was patient with our large family and had good advice for us to make the most of our trip. He tailored our excursion for our family's specific requests. We all would highly recommend Shaman Tours!

Thank Kristy H
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife Diana and our daughter Morgan[13] took what may have been our best tour in Costa Rica .Randall is one of the people that makes travel such an important part of our lives.He's not a typical tour guide,more like a new friend who wants you to share in his enthusiasm for not just the natural beauty of Costa Rica,but of Costa Rican culture as well.We spent an entire day spotting wildlife,zip-lining,horseback riding and ended with a volcanic spa experience[girls loved it!!]Randell is the benchmark for what all tour operators should be..All I can tell you is,if you want just a tour look elsewhere, this is a life experience.Thanks Randell!!!

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