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“Giuliano is THE BEST!!”

Giuliano Monteverde Guided Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Monteverde Guided Tour with Giuliano Salazar a Naturalist Guide. Bird Watching, Day Tour and Night Tour.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 30, 2016

My friend and I took an early morning tour at the Monteverde Cloud Forrest Reserve with Giuliano. Out of all of the nature walks we took during our 2 week trip to Costa Rica this was my favorite! We got to see lots of cool birds, plants, and animals including Howler Monkeys, Emerald Toucanette, Hummingbirds, and a few others. It was so cool to hear him call the birds using his voice and not a bird call. He was very knowledgeable and had the answers to every question I asked. His English was perfect...very easy to understand. On top of everything else he has a great personality and you can tell he really loves his job! We passed many other groups along our tour and I was very happy to have Giuliano as opposed to any other guide we encountered. We had a group of about 8 people, very small compared to some of the other groups. He would always give us a closer look at the birds and other animals using the scope and even got some great photos through the scope as well. Next time I'm in this region of Costa Rica I'll definitely be looking him up for another tour! Thank you!!

1  Thank Claire F
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

we had a very interesting guided walk with Guilano in the monte verde could forest : he has amazing eyes that can see birds far away ;) and he could show them to us in his binocular. He explained us many things about biodiversity, birds, trees, weather and geography, he showed us a tarantua in his hole and a humming bird nest, he imitated bell bird and monkey so we can here them responding!
we definitlly recommand to visit the forest and to be guided by Guiliano, who treated us as friends!

Thank Magabulles
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

We visited Monteverde cloud forest in February. Booked guide through our hotel and was recommended conditioned Giuliano Salazar Gigli. We can really recomend Giuliano as a guide. More committed, positive and knowledgeable guide may be looking for! We had never gotten so much out of our walk without him. We also experienced Giuliano very interested in people's living conditions and very educated.

Iréne & Per-Anders /Sweden

Thank Per-Anders S
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were staying at Monteverde Rustic Lodge and Guiliano was recommended to us by the owner for our visit to Monteverde National Park. He is an excellent, knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. The $20 per person was good value for money, especially when we saw much larger groups struggling to get time looking through their guides scopes. Great experience- thank you!

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

We booked Giuliano for a night tour ourselves when we found him on Tripadvisor, in stead of the default tour which was offered in our hotel. We had to arrange the transport to the Refugio ourselves, since that was not included but that turned out to be very easy, just a 5-min taxiride from Santa Elena (I believe we paid 2000 c).
We were very happy that we contacted Giuliano, he was a great and very knowledgable guide. He brought us decent flashlights so you don't have to bring your own. Giuliano is a very friendly guy and he speaks English very fluently. He can tell you a lot about the forest and its ecosystem. Even while it was full moon we found a lot of (sleeping) birds and other creatures.
We were glad to have gone for a private tour with Giuliano, in stead of the standard 8+ person group tour. We would definitely recommend him. It's a little more effort but it's a unique experience. Thanks Giuliano!

Thank floris83
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