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Manuel's Tours

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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About Manuel's Tours
Manuel's Tours consists of a small group of certified naturalist tour guides that have embarked on thousands of tours since inception in 2000, with an impeccable safety record and remarkable reviews, the company's focus is on 100% customer satisfaction. Our daily guided experiences attract travelers who seek an informative presentation of nature, exposure to the beauty of the Costa Rican culture, and the thrill of the Latin American lifestyle. The company's various tour options concentrate on a variety of awe-inspiring locations in nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, Los Quetzales National Park, and Carara National Park. World-famous Corcovado National Park is also within range for those who wish to up the ante with a custom-designed, multi-day tour into the heart of the rainforest. Our team uses the most sophisticated viewing instruments on the market, including Swarovski Optical devices, to deliver optimal nature encounters to guests. Pura Vida!
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Skip the Line: Manuel Antonio National Park Experience

Learn about the diverse wildlife and plants of Costa Rica on a private tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. A private tour enables you to go at your own pace and get individual attention from your guide. Additionally, by avoiding a group tour and the noise that comes with traveling with a larger group, you can increase your chances of spotting wildlife up close.
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2 to 3 hours
from US$69.00

Manuel Antonio Jungle Night Research Experience in Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio may best known for its beautiful beaches, but another world comes alive in its jungles at night. Get an up-close look at nocturnal creatures like spiders, frogs, snakes, and bats on a private night hike through a nature reserve. A certified naturalist guide knows just where to find these creepy crawlers and ensures the safety of your group on this educational adventure.
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2 to 3 hours
from US$50.26

Manuel Antonio Herping (Reptile & Amphibian) Research Adventure

Costa Rica is home to around 144 species of snakes and nearly as many species of frogs and toads, Costa Rica is an incredible and popular destination for herping enthusiasts. More than a quarter of the country's land has been designated protected national parks and nature reserves helping to keep wild populations of animals healthier and more diverse than anywhere else in Central America. Designed for very exclusive small groups in mind (6 people max), we will spend full time searching strictly for all herpetological creatures, our experience is the perfect activity for nature and wildlife photographers, herpetology or tropical biology students and professors, or any eco-friendly​ traveler. We will educate you on what makes these nocturnal animals so unique. We encourage any and all questions you have throughout the tour. Our job is for you to have a fun, educational tour of one of the most distinct habitats in the world.
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2 to 3 hours
from US$70.52

Punta Quepos Trails, Private Sunset-Night Hike Experience

With 179 acres of land, Punta Quepos (Quepos Point) is the perfect place for the traveler who wants to explore and hike without the overwhelming busy crowds of the Manuel Antonio National Park and other popular areas. The Punta Quepos Trails property is a private development that does not allow access without a certified nature tour guide. All our experiences are professionally operated and developed by reservation only, we truly believe small groups or private tours are the only way to develop a great memorable experience.
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4 hours
from US$91.29

Los Quetzales National Park and Coope-Dota Coffee Experience

Exclusively designed for the real soul adventurous traveler who doesn't mind waking up at 3:00 am to get ready and spending three hours driving to be somewhere fantastic. This is a tour we create by traveling together as a group of friends in our days off. Today we are proud to offer a unique one of a kind tour that involves driving over 10 000 feet elevation and several life zones, finding one of the most beautiful birds in the world and of course, learn and taste the agricultural product that characterizes​ beautiful Costa Rica.
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14 hours
from US$302.57
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eschaefer82 wrote a review 13 Jan
Ellisville, Missouri6 contributions1 helpful vote
Manuel was an excellent tour guide. Was a great day trip to an excellent location where Manuel and Cesar guided us and not only talked about the great location but also showed us many different local special animals including the spider monkey, the TiTi monkey, couple of Crocs, the three-toed sloth, tapir, tira (very special), the wild pigs and a large number of birds. Great trip and great hosts and we would highly recommend Manuel!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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TravelinLisa44 wrote a review 13 Jan
Carlsbad, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Manuel is a very knowledgeable, professional and fun guide. He knows the park and all the flora and fauna in it. We had my elderly parents with us and he did a great job slowing down the pace of tour to make it a great day for them. We will definitely be booking another tour with Manuel next time we are in the area.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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LauraPDCO wrote a review 9 Jan
Boulder, Colorado32 contributions24 helpful votes
My family and I toured Manuel Antonio Park with Manuel, and it was a great experience. Initially, we had planned to visit the park by ourselves, but I am so happy we decided to hire Manuel instead. He is super friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and shared a ton of interesting facts about the animals we saw, which we would have never spotted without his help. It was great to see the animals through the scope, and Manuel took fantastic photos of them. (He showed us his photo collection and it looks like something from National Geographic.) You can tell that he is very passionate about nature and has been spending a lot of time studying and researching the field. it I highly recommend Manuel as a naturalistic guide to anyone who would like a fun and informative tour of Manuel Antonio.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Stephanie S wrote a review 5 Jan
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I had the pleasure of taking the sunset tour with Manuel’s tours. It was by far my best experience while visiting CR. This private tour was special since the trail didn’t have other groups like when you visit the national park. There was an opportunity to see toucans, macaws, flacons, monkeys, and hummingbirds to name a few. It felt like my own personal intimate experience with nature with a very knowledgeable guide. In addition to the animals, the scenery is just beautiful. You will get gorgeous photos of the area. In terms of safety the guide worn a mask the entire time, had sanitizer available and cleaned the scope after each use. He was extremely professional. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone visiting the Manuel Antonio area.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Manuelstours, Owner at Manuel's Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much, dear ExploringwithSteph, Thank you for reviewing our performance and tour developing. We really add special attention to all safety details and higiene protocols to guarantee a great safe tour. I (Manuel) also consider Punta Quepos a great place to explore without all the visitors from Manuel Antonio National Park. I had a wonderful time touring with you too. Pura Vida! Manuel Cabalceta Méndez. Manuel’s Tours. Costa Rica.
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KathrinaO91 wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
Manuel was determined to help us see the animals we wanted to see and we saw many more than I anticipated. He was very knowledgeable and had an easy going informative style. He provided boots which made us comfortable trooping through the stream to see frogs and a snake. Best of all, he's an EXCELLENT photographer-- He took shots with his own phone and air dropped them to us.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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