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Naturalist Michael Araya Flores

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Quepos, Costa Rica
+506 8824 3500
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A Great Experience in the Park

Michael was a great tour guide and naturalist, I am so glad we chose to go with a guide because we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trish H
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Brea, California
Michael is a true ambassador for Costa Rica

I can’t say enough good things about Michael and this tour. He was so friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hiking tours in Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker tour and Carara National Park. This tours are 100% naturalist.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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+506 8824 3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael was a great tour guide and naturalist, I am so glad we chose to go with a guide because we saw and learned so much more than we would have if we had gone without a guide. Michael was friendly, knowledgable, enthusiastic, prompt, -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about Michael and this tour. He was so friendly and knowledgeable and passionate about Manuel Antonio and the animals we saw. We lucked out because it was just our family in the tour so we were able to get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this morning the park together with Yanan and he really explained a lot around the different seen animals. Also questions around society, politics and history were very interestingly answered.Great morning in the park THANK YOU.More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mrs Anja First of all, i want to thank you for taking your time and writing a review to our company, for us it is super important to know that our clients have enjoyed their trip on our tour. We as tour guides we...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Michael was very quick to respond to my request for a tour in the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Setting up the tour, Michael was very thorough and even picked us up from our hotel. I saw a few other tours while we were in...More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello first i have to say I'm very happy hearing that you had a great time with me, actually is my pleasure to take you any time in any of my tours and for sure remember that you have a good friend in the area....More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Wow !!! Michael Araya is the best guide I have ever had on any trip anywhere in the world. I am an experienced traveler. Some people just get it. Michael took pictures of everything we saw through his telescope with our iphones (well nearly everything)....More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mr Steven, first of all thank you for taking your time and writing as a review for our group Naturalist Michael, for our group is more than a pleasure to show you one of most beautiful places in Costa Rica, so for us it...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We learned/saw so much thanks to Michael. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about nature. This is the best way to see Manuel Antonio, otherwise we would have missed many of the creatures that inhabit this beautiful place.More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hello Mr Alfredo first I really appreciate you took your time to write me a review this really means a lot to me when my clients say that they have enjoyed the tour and had a great experience in the area. My love for nature...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Without micheals expertise we wouldn’t have seen anything! The wildlife is amazing but you need a trained eye to capture amazing photos. One of my greatest wishes while visiting Costa Rica was to see a sloth and micheal made it happen!More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hello Mrs Kelly first i have to say thank you for taking your time and writing this review and by the other hand I'm so happy hearing that you guys had a wonderful time in my tour that really means a lot to me because...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park with Michael was an incredible experience! We were able to see all kinds of bugs and wildlife that we would have never seen without an expert guide, and he was able to take excellent photos that were National Geographic...More

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Michael A, Propietario at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hello Mrs Natalie first i have to say I'm very happy hearing that you all had a great time with me, actually is my pleasure to take you any time in any of my tours and for sure remember that you have a good friend...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Our tour with Michael was simply incredible. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable regarding plants and wildlife, but he is also just a really great guy! You can tell he has a passion for what he does. My wife and I love animals and plants,...More

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Michael A, Gerente at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hello Mr Kris first i have to say thank you for taking your time and writing this review and by the other hand I'm so happy hearing that you and wife had a wonderful time in my tour that really means a lot to me...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I felt very fortunate to have such an experienced and knowledgeable guide on our recent trip to Manuel Antonio. I highly recommend going through the park with a guide or you will miss the mystery of the forest. There is so much...More

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Michael A, Gerente at Naturalist Michael Araya Flores, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hello Mrs Sarah first I have to say thank you for trusting in my company and second I'm so happy hearing that you and husband have enjoyed the tour in the National Park Manuel Antonio. Mrs Sarah for me is very satisfactory hearing that everyone...More

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Paul B
1 May 2018|
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Response from kverden | Reviewed this property |
We just emailed him and he got back to us very quickly. His website is listed on his Trip Advisor page.
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d2lbert
23 March 2018|
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Response from Michael A | Property representative |
Hello there yes we have room available for any time those days, so will be a pleasure for our company Naturalist Michael take you in one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. Pura vida!
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Hello there April is an excellent time to travel in Costa Rica is wonderful weather, suppose the raining season starts but only rain once in a while making a wonderful green, one of the best places to see hummingbirds if you... More
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