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ATV ADVENTURE TOUR

The Costa Rican rain forest is one of the most dynamic and beautiful in the world. It might be rugged and appear impenetrable, but this is far from the truth. Accessible to the casual and extreme adventurer alike, the ever varied Costa Rican landscape offers more than enough types of adventure and exploration for all ages. For those inclined toward speed, an ATV tour is guaranteed to quench your thirst. Interested in a natural alternative? Horseback riding along the beach or to an exotic waterfall will certainly meet your adventure needs.

Pick Up Time: 7:30am, 11:30am and 2:00pm

Time: 4 hours

Difficulty: Difficult 

Minimum Pax: 2 pax 

What to Bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, waterproof camera, bathing suit, beach towel, and change of clothes is optional. 

Tour Includes: Transportation, bilingual guides, beverages and lunch or dinner, fully equipped drive to the rainforest, professional chauffeur.


HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR

Enjoy learning about Costa Rica’s exotic plants and rare wildlife as you ride through the tropical jungle and private ecological reserve at Tocori, just minutes away from Manuel Antonio.* This tour does not require previous experience. Children riding alone must be at least 6 years old. Maximum weight for riders is 235lbs.

Price: $ 65 Half Day / $ 85 Full Day
Time: 8 AM – 1 PM or 1 PM – 5 PM. Private Tours Available – please inquire.
Difficulty: Moderate
Requirements: Make sure you are able to ride at least at an easy pace for about 1 hour. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and possibly long pants (or bring a towel) while horseback riding, yet bring your bathing suit, bug repellant, sunscreen, camera, hat, towel, and maybe an extra change of clothes to wear after swimming and riding in the Tocori river and waterfalls.
What to Bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, long pants, hiking shoes, mosquito repellent, camera and bathing suit.
Tour Includes: Round trip transportation, bilingual guides and naturalists, all equipment needed, hot lunch or dinner, snacks and refreshments.

During the 40 minute drive to where the tour starts your guide will give you a run down on the history of Quepos. When arrives you will set foot on a picturesque property that has bathrooms, stables, a corral and a open air waiting area. You will receive riding instruction, safety tips and practice time, before heading out to explore the rain forest. This tour allows you to uncover the exotic secrets that lie within this secondary rain forest. The maximum altitude in this area is 600 meters. You will ride through the mountains without reaching the mountain top. Your horse ride lasts approximately 2 and a half hours round-trip and it will be highlighted by views of the valley, verdant vegetation and numerous wildlife species such as birds and reptiles. At the end of the trail there is a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to rest for about 30 minutes. You can lounge on the grass or take a swim. You will then return retracing the same route. At the end of your tour you will be served a delicious lunch made with local ingredients. Enjoy a little conversation before heading back to your hotel.


HIKING - Carara National Park Tour

Price: $ 93. Minimum 4 people per Tour
Time: 7 AM – 5 PM
Difficulty: Moderate
Requirements: Good for all ages, individuals, families or even large groups, and don’t forget your camera. We recommend sturdy walking shoes, comfortable hiking clothes for the tropical rain forest, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera, and binoculars
What to Bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, mosquito repellent and hiking shoes.
Tour Includes: Round trip transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guides and naturalists, a great hot breakfast and lunch, security, snacks and refreshments.

Once you’ve satiated yourself with Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches, try something new located only about 1 hour away – Carara National Park. Although located very close to Manuel Antonio and near the Jaco area, this hiking tour and natural sanctuary adventure in a bio-diverse reserve is dramatically different in terms of wildlife and plant species than our “other” national park in Manuel Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing hike for a few hours through the tropical rain forest with our highly educated, very well educated, bilingual naturalists and guides. On your Carara experience, unlike in Manuel Antonio National Park, you will spot unforgettable giant red Macaws and extraordinary crocodiles lying below the Tárcoles River Bridge adjacent to the Carara Park.

This hiking, naturalist, full-day adventure allows visitors, families, and large groups who haven’t driven to Manuel Antonio from San Jose a chance to observe first hand the interesting, unique topography of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Thus, your drive to and from Carara will be an experience itself as you wind through African Palm Oil plantations, rice fields, cattle ranches, and local villages along the way.

If you, your family, or intimate groups have a chance, discover another Costa Rican treasure just outside Manuel Antonio’s backyard. And once again, come to discover the bio-diversity and delicate balance between preservation and eco-tourism with a Manuel Antonio specialist, yet leave with new knowledge of how you can extend the experience to others upon you return home. Our wish is for your return to Costa Rica, and for you to come back to share our home.


HIKING - Carara National Park Tour & Crocodiles Mangrove Tour “COMBO”

Pick Up Time: 7:30am
Time: 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum Pax: 2 pax
Tour Includes: Transportation, bilingual guides, beverages and lunch.

What to Bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, mosquito repellent and hiking shoes. Your tour operator will provide transportation that will pick you up from your hotel and drive 90 minutes to Carara National Park. During this drive your guide will tell you all about the towns and scenery you pass through. This stunning haven hosts approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species, making this Manuel Antonio tour ideal for bird watching enthusiasts. There are 2 possible trails to explore each of them about 2 miles in length. During your hike, the nature guide will stop to point out exemplary species and offer explanations about them. Half way through this Manuel Antonio tour you will take a 20 minute break to rest and admire the scenery. One of the biggest attractions of this activity is the prospect of observing red macaws in action.

After exploring the park you will embark on a unique mangrove boat tour of the Tarcoles river. You can observe some of the largest crocodiles in the area from an up close perspective. You will float through mangrove channels and get a chance to observe additional aviary specimens representative of this region. Take advantage of this opportunity and get some great photographs for your album for back home. Once you have finished the boat route which lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, you will return to base camp where a appetizing homemade lunch awaits you. At the end of the tour, transportation will be provided to take you back to your hotel. * A minimum of 4 people are required to operate this Manuel Antonio tour. In the event that less than 4 individuals want to participate, they must cover the cost equivalent to 4 adult rates. 

 

* Participants must be at least 16 years old to drive. Kids are not allowed to ride with adults.