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Review of Samara Trails

Samara Trails
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$39.99*
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
Ranked #6 of 28 Tours in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:00 pm and are led by experienced and bilingual guides.
Reviewed April 5, 2012

This was and amazing addition for our vacation, laying on the beach is great, but eventually you want to get up and moving and this tour is the way to go! The owner /guide is very knowledging and passionate about environmental conservation. We saw some great birds, butterflies, trees, and at the end the sunset view came with a band of howlers! I can't think of someone who wouldn't like this trip!!

Thank Talia I
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Loved the hike and view at the top of the mountain! Alvaro (guide) was very friendly and knowledgeable! Saw several owl butterflies up close! Would definitely recommend it for everyone who wishes to get close to nature! :)

Thank IsabCanada
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

This was one of the Highlights of our Trip to Costa Rica. Walking through the Forest there with Alvaro was a Gem of a Tour and will always be one of my True Memory Treasures I brought back from Costa Rica and will always keep near and dear to my Heart. If you appreciate Nature in its purest form you will love this tour. When you get to the The Look Out Point the view is Spectacular! We went at Sunset and enjoyed every moment. Alvaro is very knowledgeable and has a great Love and Passion for what he is doing! Highly Recommended for any Nature and Plant Lovers like me! No wrong Turns if you go to the Samara Trails!

Thank treeberg1
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

This hike was a highlight of our trip. Alvaro is a wealth of knowledge and you can tell he really loves what he does. He has such a passion for his grandfather's land and for teaching people about it. My kids (10 and 7) really enjoyed the hike as well and learned so much. The next day when we went ziplining they were able to make out the bird sounds that he taught them about. The view from the top at the hike is fantastic and a perfect rest stop! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Alvaro!

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is a must do in Samara. It is one of the most enjoyable guided hikes we took in Costa Rica. Samara Trails are on a beautiful piece of land and Alvaro is an extremely knowledgeable guide. His passion for the ecology, culture and environment of Costa Rica is evident as he explains the mysteries of the trees of the forest and point out the varied wildlife.
I highly recommend this tour. He takes the hike at a nice easy pace and the view and the fruit at the top are exquisite.

Thank M A
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