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Address: Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
50626560920
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USD 40.00*
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Nature Hike with Naturalist at The Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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USD 39.99*
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Great hike, lots of information

We had a great morning hike with Berny, learned a lot about the trees and plants in the tropical dry forest. Also learned some tips to survive if ever lost in the jungle. Berny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ridney2014
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London, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very knowledgeable guide however I thought the group was too large which made it difficult to have an opportunity to view through guides telescope as large group taking turns to view risked missing whatever was spotted.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great morning hike with Berny, learned a lot about the trees and plants in the tropical dry forest. Also learned some tips to survive if ever lost in the jungle. Berny was very personable and his English was great! He had a great eye for spotting birds, we also saw lots of Howler monkeys. It's a good... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I read about this hike on Trip Advisor and we also loved this experience. My name is Bernie so I enjoyed having Berny as our guide. Of course, Berny was amazing. He was also excellent at the explaining the many different plants in this ecosystem, a tropical dry forest. This private reserve was once a cattle farm and mango orchard... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Thanks to the very generous opportunity provided by Werner Sauter, all interested tourists can learn a lot about Costa-Rican nature. It's really a great place for hiking and learning guided by superbly knowledgeable guide from Samara Trails.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and this is what made the trip especially rewarding. Alex was truly in tune with the surroundings. The hike was a great workout.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

we were not expecting a lot of meaningful wildlife watching or hiking while at the beach, so this guided hike surpassed our expectations. our guide Berny was a fellow birder and nature lover, and made this part of our trip one of the most memorable. highly recommended for anyone interested in local plant and wildlife. view at the top is... More 

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Biel-Benken, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great experience, a fascinating trip with a unforgetable view at the top. Just look, and you will find a ghost vampir.

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Evans, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went for a drive through the beautiful green mountain. Fun adventure! We weren't quite sure where we were going, but it fun exploring.

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Swindon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Our guide, Bernie, was very knowledgeable and passionate about Costa Rican plants and wildlife. He has an amazing eye for spotting things, including camouflaged birds and a whale breaching way off in the distance. He also speaks good English. We did see moneys, birds, insects and other animals. But its more about the plants and environment than an animal spotting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Outstanding tour. Samara Adventure Company organizes transportation to the reserve, which is privately maintained, and excellent guides. Bernie, our guide, was exceptionally familiar with the trees and other vegetation, insect, birds and animals, and he had a remarkable ability to spot birds, lizards and the plentiful Howler monkeys in the canopy. Tour is about 5 miles on trails overall, with... More 

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