Carara National Park Tour

The Carara National Park is situated between Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats, placing it within a transition zone that harbors a unique blend of flora and fauna. During this tour, participants will be able to explore the park’s trails and get a look at the plants and creatures that call it home.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the park, which takes about 2 hours. Once at the park, you can choose between two trails to explore, each of which is approximately 2 miles (3 km) in length. As you walk, your guide will stop to point out plant and animal species and offer explanations about ecological relationships. Birders will be happy, as the Carara National Park is home to some 48% of Costa Rica’s avian species; indeed, one of the highlights of this tour is seeing red macaws flying overhead or in trees.

Loaned from Huetar natives, the park’s name means crocodile. Appropriately enough, there is a huge population of crocodiles that live within the nearby Tárcoles River. After exploring the park, you’ll walk along a bridge that looks down onto the river and its scaly inhabitants – a wonderful place to take postcard-quality pictures.

Following this side trip you’ll return to the park’s base and enjoy a delicious home-style lunch. Once you’re full and ready, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

The pick up time for this tour is 7:30 AM. There is a 2 person minimum and 25 person maximum. It is of moderate difficulty and lasts about 6 hours.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, insect repellent, and hiking shoes.

What's Included:

Transportation, bilingual guides. Lunch is only included if travelling from/to Manuel Antonio using the tour operator's transportation service.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, hat, visor, insect repellent, and hiking shoes.

What's Included:

Transportation, bilingual guides. Lunch is only included if travelling from/to Manuel Antonio using the tour operator's transportation service.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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