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The Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Mesmerizing and unique!

Various friends who had visited Drake Bay independently each made a point to tell my husband and I to make sure to do one thing while there: Take the night tour with the bug lady... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Various friends who had visited Drake Bay independently each made a point to tell my husband and I to make sure to do one thing while there: Take the night tour with the bug lady! It was the only attraction we made sure to pre-book (super easy to do with speedy response). We took the only available slots on the... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this experience was great. From the first email contact (quick response, flexibility with scheduling and easy payment option) to the actual tour, Tracie and Gian do an excellent job of setting expectations and ensuring their group is safe. You will soon get caught up in their love for all creatures big and small. That combined with their incredible... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both Gian and Tracie are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Seeing the night life through their eyes makes everything so interesting, down to the tiniest spider. They are great about spotting every type of life: insects, snakes, bats, mammals, etc. This was one of our favorite experiences during our three weeks in Costa Rica!! Not only are they great during the... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had taken this tour 8 years ago and still to this day remembered much of what I learned 8 years ago. I went in very excited for this tour after so many years since the last time I had done it and it met all my expectations all over again. Tracie and John are two of the most intelligent... More 

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We can only reinforce what the other reviewers have posted here. This is a must-do. Tracie and Gian are really, really good at this. They are talented, enthusiastic naturalists and great storytellers, with a delightful sense of wonder and enthusiasm. We were fortunate enough to do this tour on our first night in Drake Bay, and we're so glad we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tracie and Jian are more than tour guides- they are naturalists and scientists and their love and interest in the insects, snakes, bats and other mammals of Drake Bay is as fascinating as the tour itself!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on quite a few tours whilst in Costa Rica and this was definitely one of the best. Tracie and Gian were both very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all the creatures we came across. Some of the things they were able to spot were amazing and the stories very interesting. After arriving home I emailed them and they were... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been natural tours all over the world and this one was by far the best. From start to finish it was well orchestrated, informative, and every detail planned with the care. It was non stop viewing of creatures that were found by Gian and Tracie. One would walk ahead and spot something while the other provided a wealth of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour with Tracie the Bug Lady that left our hotel around 7 pm. We started by taking a taxi to the beach, where our driver escorted us by flashlight to the meeting place. Tracie’s husband Gian met us there and showed us a gladiator frog and a spider on our way to meet Tracie and the rest... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tracie and Gian were amazing. I am not into spiders at all but the way they described everything put me at ease having them all around us. It is awesome all the knowledge they have about every little and big thing we saw on our tour. I would definitely recommend this tour if in Drake Bay. I will be doing... More 

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