Quepos

Manuel Antonio Park Nature Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceQuepos, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio Park Nature Guided Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of limited time in Costa Rica with a guided half-day nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park. Don’t waste time wondering what to see next; instead, head straight to the park’s highlights in the company of a naturalist guide and benefit from their animal spotting expertise and spotting scope to see creatures you might otherwise have missed.
  • Take a half-day tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Benefit from the animal-spotting expertise of a naturalist guide
  • Small group capped at 10 guarantees a personalized experience
  • Round-trip transportation from all Manuel Antonio and Quepos accommodations

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Spotting Scope
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Park Entrance Ticket
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 9VR3+CVC, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    Please ask for Jade Tours right at the Park entrance gate

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

* Please give us the name of the place, hotel, or house where you'll be staying so we can give you the proper pickup time. * You have to pay for the park entrance ticket additionally. * Also, we require to get the complete name plus nationality of every person going on this tour. This is necessary for registering every person to the park ticket system. We highly appreciate you sending us this information to avoid eventual troubles like missing the chance to visit the park, as there are limited tickets available every day. - Important note: If you don't send names plus nationality then your booking may be canceled if the park tickets get sold out. Thank you!!

What To Expect

Your day begins at the park entrance, or with optional pickup at selected locations. After you purchase Manuel Antonio National Park entrance tickets (own expense), you’ll continue into the nature reserve with a naturalist guide.

Exploring this wildlife hotspot with a naturalist makes the most of every minute, as their trained eyes are quick to spot animals such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more. And, this tour’s small-group format means more personalized attention from the guide. You can also use the group’s spotting scope to observe wildlife and take photos. A flexible itinerary, meanwhile, is tailored to guest preferences, whether you’re all about jungle or interested in a beach walk.

In between stops enjoy provided snacks, as well as the climate-controlled comfort of a tour vehicle. While this tour concludes at the park entrance, you’ll also have the option to stay on inside the park.

Manuel Antonio National Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Karen_F
Great experience!! I would recommend the private tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out several things we probably wouldn't have noticed without him. I Would definitely recommend seeing!!

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Total scam
Chris_L, Apr 2024
We paid for a 4 hour guided tour for $360 dollars and never got into the park. We were beyond disappointed that they took our money and we never received our tour. I wouldn’t recommend Viator services to anyone. Still waiting to be reimbursed our money.
Great guided tour
William_F, Apr 2024
Had an excellent guide, Javier, who communicated everything from the beginning to end. He explained procedures and suggested we buy a non-disposable water bottle since that is all that is allowed inside the park. He was great at finding so many animals and using his spotting scope to let everyone see them up close and get pictures. He also had a ton of knowledge on the animals and park.
Worth it!
Jennifer_S, Apr 2024
Don't count on any substantive "snack." It is a PBJ. However, they lead us from solicitors to a good parking space (charge not included) and got us into the park. Note there is only one telescope so consider bringing your own or binoculars. Can't see much without it. You would never spot any of the amazing things without a guide. But don't expect lots of active animals. 4 hours is not realistic, it was pretty clear the guide wanted to wrap up at 3 hours and all the good stuff was at the end so we were a bit rushed when at last, we saw some amazing things.
Animals, Beaches, Forests, and More!
Erin_G, Apr 2024
Our your guide, Julian, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and made every arachnid, bird, mammal, and reptile we saw feel like most interesting creature ever seen. He was also really nice and made sure everyone saw every animal. We saw sloths, iguanas, lizards, howler monkeys, a stick bird, toucans, a golden orb weaver spider and more! The walk through the tropical humid forest was fascinating, ending at the most beautiful beach where the water was warm and clear, and the trees were full of capuchin monkeys. It was a day to remember in large part thanks to Julian's knowledge and expertise!
Amazing nature/animal tour
Mary_C, Apr 2024
The tour was a great experience. Enderson was a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly tour guide. We saw a great variety of animals (lizards, sloths, and birds and flowers) that couldn't be seen without a tour guide and monoscope. We also saw a whole troop of white faced monkeys. Enderson is very passionate about Costa Rica its flora, fauna and animals. He is a great environmental steward, taking time to pick up litter during our tour through the park. The tour ended with refreshing chilled bottle of water, tropical fruit kabob, and jam sandwich. Definitely and very highly recommended. It's a popular destination, so crowds are unavoidable but still manageable.
Great Tour!
Vika_B, Apr 2024
Tour guide Julian was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was nice to be picked up at our house and driven home after a snack. Would highly recommend tour!
Wonderful Experience walking the park!!
sathish_a, Apr 2024
Got to see a lot of animals. Guide was knowledgeable and explained a lot about the flora and fauna of the region. Nice park to visit.
Too many people in the park.
Rod_H, Mar 2024
Tour guide was great but park was too overcrowded was folks that was hard to maneuver and listen to guide.
Good Tour
Elizabeth_S, Mar 2024
Saw lots of monkeys; the beach in the park is amazing. The park was very crowded & our tour started early so definitely recommend going as early as possible
Great experience!! I...
Karen_F, Mar 2024
Great experience!! I would recommend the private tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out several things we probably wouldn't have noticed without him. I Would definitely recommend seeing!!
We really enjoyed our...
Tina_H, Mar 2024
We really enjoyed our tour of the park! Easy to book, pickup at hotel was right on time and entry to the park was smooth. Our guide Bernie was terrific. Kept us at a good pace and moved around a few of the bottlenecks. He was very knowledgeable and shared lots of information about the animals. There were a few kids in our group and he did a great job with them. I probably expected to see more animals, but they are in the wild and not in a zoo! Would not have spotted hardly any without a guide and his scope - definitely book a tour!!
SCAM TOUR!!!
danica_h, Mar 2024
this tour only lasted half the amount of time advertised and there were also no “snacks” provided as advertised. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS TOUR. we didn’t get in line to enter the park until 7:45am and the guide left us in the middle of the park at 9:50am.
Guide helps you get the best wildlife photos.
Daniel_N, Mar 2024
The guide is essential for spotting all the wildlife. Use of the guide’s equipment for taking and sharing photos is a great feature of this tour.
Great park tour
Sara_J, Mar 2024
Roy did a great job, giving us a tour of the park. He was very knowledgeable about the animals and clearly has a lot of passion for the park. He took wonderful pictures and shared them with us afterwards.
Great time in Manuel Antonio
Julia_H, Mar 2024
My friends and I had a great time! Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and made sure we got the best photos! We saw a lot of capuchin monkeys, both 2 and 3 toes sloths, tucans, deer, crabs, and others! The company was also very well organized and great at communicating. They are had a parking area that was watched and it was pretty cheap.
Long Hot afternoon
Rodney_M, Mar 2024
Monkeys were cool, way tooooo much walking. The advertising said air conditioned vehicles that I thought would drive you around the park…….. NOT. The 2 hour you is all you need. Not good for older or out of shape people.
Must do in Manuel Antionio
Amanda_D, Mar 2024
Our guide Julian was very knowledgeable and showed us many animals. The highlights were seeing a mom and baby sloth moving in the trees and a Basilisk lizard run on water! Julian was very kind and entertained the kids during the hike. Highly recommend this tour!!
A morning in Manual Antonio Park
Carolyne_T, Mar 2024
Edgar was an amazing guide - he saw animals hidden high up in the trees. He was very patient and made sure we got the perfect shot of the animals. I think it is better to take the morning tour because there are more animals then. I got to see a sloth, monkeys, iguanas, and birds (including a toucan)! Great way to spend a morning in Manuel Antonio Park!
Use a company that guarantees small groups!
Alon_F, Mar 2024
We were assigned to a bilingual (English and Spanish) 12 person group. This was almost twice the average size of the many other groups we saw the trail. Having so many people on one monocular, and having the guide repeat everything twice in two languages severely damaged the quality of the tour.
kurt m
Kurt_M, Mar 2024
great walk nice fruit snack before hike spotted lots of animals sloths monkeys toucans stephanie’s first tour she did great
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