Carara National ParkRainforest´s the expression of live on Earth.
Simple, the best rainforest tour in the area! Half day tour for professional birders, photographers or for kids anxious to see their first rainforest frog!.
Carara National Park is an oasis of life. The best representation of rainforest in Central Pacific of Costa Rica represents more than 80% of the mammals of the country, it is not uncommon to see, coatis, peccaries, sloths, howler, capuchin and spider monkeys, rare wild cats, hundreds ofspecies of butterflies, red eye leaf frogs and the amazing number of 430 species of birds; including threaten Scarlet Macaws. As for photographers and birders from all over or casualvisitors they will find an exuberant wildlife, and majestic flora (Handicapped Friendly).
Border by the Tarcoles River, the Pacific Ocean, and agricultural lands; Carara is a biological paradise in which thousands of species coexists since millions of years. Take a walk see blue morpho butterflies shine your path, a poison dart frog come your way, troops of wild pigs dig on the forest ground or come back home with a great collection of photographs of colorful birdssuch as Trogons, Manakins, Toucans, and many more.
-Departures at 06:00 and 13:00
-4 hours walking trails at the National Park and surroundings.
-Professional binoculars included (adults only).
-Drink and snack.
-Tennis shoes or closed sandals.
-Photography gear (in case of not having it, we will rent it to you).
We recently traveled as a family to Costa Rica for the first time. We met Randall as he was photographing a dragonfly in Manuel Antonio with a lens the size of a small child! He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and we ended up scheduling a Tarcoles River tour with him solely based on his personality and enthusiasm. Days later, he picked us up at our hotel, showed us his trove of books and artifacts at his office, and provided all of us with binoculars. We were traveling with five of our children and their spouses, and a one year old! The boat was covered and spacious. We motored slowly up the river as Randall took professional photos and identified hundreds of birds and animals, crocs, monkeys, lizards, and flora. We watched the sun set beautifully at the mouth of the river into the Pacific, then motored quietly in the dark through the mangroves to spot crocs and raccoons at night. We saw a nocturnal boat billed heron and a lesser anteater. This tour was an incredible addition to our trip! He took us to “The Oyster” for a lobster dinner to top it all off. Very professional and informed. Very personal and accommodating. (Brought toys William to play with in the boat!) Amazingly affordable. Don’t miss this tour if you’re anywhere near San Jose/ Manuel Antonio. We enjoyed it so much, we’re going back in four weeks to meet Randall for a tour of Carara!