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Carara National Park & Birdwatching

A relaxing hike through the Carara National Park, a highly biodiverse area ideal for birdwatchers, and a delicious lunch at the end of the tour!

TOUR TIMES:
Departure: 7:30 am
Tour duration: All day!

INCLUDES:
◆ Air-conditioned transportation
◆ Certified Naturalist Guide
◆ Entrance fee to the park
◆ Delicious Costa Rican style lunch after the tour

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
◆ Moderate

MINIMUM AGE:
◆ 7 years old


Pricing

For 4 to 20 people
Includes taxes

$129.00

Per person

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  • About the tour

    Once you’ve satisfied your curiosity about the Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches, you are ready for a new and exciting tour about an hour away - Carara National Park. Although relatively close to Manuel Antonio and near the Jaco area, this bio-diverse reserve and natural sanctuary is dramatically different in terms of flora and fauna to the national park in Manuel Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing hike for a few hours through the tropical rain forest with our highly trained bilingual nature guides. Unlike in the Manuel Antonio National Park, you will spot magnificent giant red Macaws as well as extraordinary crocodiles lying below the Tarcoles River bridge, adjacent to Carara Park.

    This full-day hiking and nature adventure allows anyone who hasn’t driven to Manuel Antonio from San Jose a chance to observe firsthand the unique topography of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Thus, your drive to and from Carara will be an experience in itself, as you wind through African palm oil plantations, rice fields, cattle ranches, and local villages along the way.

    If you have the opportunity, we highly encourage you to discover this Costa Rican treasure in Manuel Antonio’s backyard. Like the Manuel Antonio National Park, you will recognize the biodiversity and delicate balance between preservation and eco-tourism. Gain insight into how you can extend this experience to others when you return home.

  • Schedules & Transportation

    We offer 3 time slots for this tour: 7:30 am, and the tour lasts until lunchtime, at around 1:00pm.

    As this tour includes transportation to and from the Quepos-Manuel Antonio OR Herradura-Jacó-Esterillos areas as part of the tour fee, when booking make sure to let us know where you'll be located that day, and we'll come pick you up!

  • Recommendations

    ◆ Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking
    ◆ Bring a water bottle
    ◆ Bring a camera (especially if you have a telephoto lens!)
    ◆ Bring sunscreen
    ◆ Bring insect repellent
    ◆ Bring binoculars

  • Requirements

    ◆ This tour is suitable for families! However, children must be at least 7 years old.


General Pricing Policies


Fees for Tours

Minimum number of people to operate a tour from Manuel Antonio, Jaco and Dominical is 2 people (except for our "Rainmaker Rainforest Hiking" and "Carara National Park" tours with a minimum of 4 people, and the "Iguana Catamaran & Snorkeling" tour with a minimum of 6 people). If the minimum is not met, the amount for the minimum number of people will be charged. Rates for customers in Dominical, between Uvita and Cristal Ballena, are based on a minimum of 4 people.

Rates for Private Tours:

Rates for private tours are calculated based on a minimum of 6 people, each person above this must pay an additional fee

Children Policies
  • All children under the age of 6 are free of charge.
  • All children 6 years and older pay full net rate.
  • All children must be under adult supervision.

 

 

Sales, Reservations & Health specifications

Please send all reservations through telephone, e-mail or fax to our main office in Quepos, Costa Rica. Your reservations will be confirmed, as well as pick-up times and any other necessary information within 24 hours.

To help us serve you better, please make sure to clearly specify the pickup location needed and any special details needed for your adventure with us.

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  • Very important: when relevant, please share with us in advance any personal medical specifications, like disabilities or other medical conditions, so that we may provide you with a better, more inclusive tour experience.
  • Tell us if you have any food allergies we should be aware of, especially for tours that include refreshments and meals.
  • If traveling with children, provide us their ages

In order to guarantee your reservation we do require that, on the day of the tour, you or your clients (in the case of travel agencies) show us a copy of your/their voucher, which shows us the prepayment amount and any additional details needed for their Iguana Tours Adventure.

Cancellation Policies

If necessary, please submit cancellations by telephone, e-mail, or fax.

There will be no refunds on cancellations made less than 48 hours before the confirmed pick-up time for any tour.

For group tours, there are no refunds on cancellations made 7 days before the date of the tour.

If there are any questions regarding these policies, please contact our Director of Operations directly.

Social Policies

Because we respect and protect our animals, the maximum weight allowed for the horseback riding tours is 200 lbs or 90 kg.

We have social and ecological programs, please let us know if you require any additional information.


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You can book now by filling in one of the forms below.


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