Quepos

All-Inclusive Jungle Night Tour

Badge of ExcellenceQuepos, Costa Rica
Private Jungle Night Research Experience

From $59.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Manuel Antonio may best known for its beautiful beaches, but another world comes alive in its jungles at night. Get an up-close look at nocturnal creatures like spiders, frogs, snakes, and bats on a private night hike through a nature reserve. A certified naturalist guide knows just where to find these creepy crawlers and ensures the safety of your group on this educational adventure.
  • Safely venture into Manuel Antonio's forests at night
  • Look for nocturnal wildlife with a provided flashlight
  • Learn about the jungle ecosystem from a naturalist guide
  • Private tour for a quiet, informative, and eco-friendly experience

What's Included

  • Certified Naturalist Tourist Guide (Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board)
  • Pickup and drop-off at all local hotels, airbnbs, villas, and private rental homes included.
  • 100% Waterproof Flashlights Included.
  • All photos and videos taken during the tour with our ATX-BTX Swarovski telescopes.
  • In dry season (Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr) Boots are not provided. Closed-toed shoes are mandatory to wear.
  • Transportation (pickup and drop-off) from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio areas.
  • Gratitues
  • Dinner

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 PM

Pickup details

HOTEL PICKUP NOTE: 15 minutes before your selected start time, we will have a private transfer, taxi driver, or our official vehicles meet you directly at your chosen accommodation. For example, if you booked a tour at 6:00 p.m. your hotel pick-up time will be 5:45 p.m.(please note that the farther your accommodation is from Manuel Antonio National Park, the earlier your pickup time will be) Our included transportation applies to all accommodations in the Quepos (downtown) and Manuel Antonio areas. If your hotel, Airbnb, or rental villa is located outside the mentioned areas, do not hesitate to contact us, we can always help you organize private transportation for you. If you drive a rental or own car, please inform us in advance where you are driving from, that way we can establish the best meeting point based on the information provided. We strongly recommend that you meet our tour guide or drivers at "Restaurante El Avión" and from there follow us to Playa Espadilla Hotel. If your accommodation is within walking distance, we can meet you directly at the Playa Espadilla Hotel Reception area.

What To Expect

Our Jungle Night Tour is an educational and informative experience, our small groups and personalized attention is what sets us apart from most other local night tour operators, besides we are the ONLY COMPANY THAT PROVIDES CLEAN RAIN BOOTS to wear during the activity for your own safety and comfort. If you are not interested in learning about the night crawlers that live in Manuel Antonio, this is not the right activity for you.

Designed for very small or private groups in mind, we will commit ourselves to search for any specific animal request as we make our way through a beautifully preserved private property, you will find yourself next to all kinds of spiders, colorful tree frogs, lizards, snakes, and occasionally anteaters, sloths, armadillos, and even the elusive ocelots. If you love creepy things, our Night Jungle Tour is the perfect activity for you and your family. Find out everything there is to know about the creatures you can't see during the day.

We encourage any and all questions you have throughout the tour. Our job is for you to have a fun, educational tour of one of the most distinct habitats in the world!

Hotel Playa Espadilla (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A light cotton T-shirt and pants are ideal for the tour. Comfortable clothes are recommended (Long sleeve shirts are not necessary)
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. (Please, no sandals or Tevas)
  • Important Pickup Information: Our meeting point will be right at your hotel lobby or front desk (Sharp Time please, NOT Costa Rican Sloth Time) Whether you are booking a group or private activity, please be an ethical traveler, it's not respectful make other enthusiastic participants wait in the car or van, if you are having a delay situation (breakfast, electrical, mechanical, etc) Do not hesitate contacting us, we will be more than happy to help you and make sure you have the most pleasant and satisfactory experience with our company.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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.

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Nhiet_R
We missed our day by accident and they were kind enough to accommodate our mistake. Andrew was our guide and he was super knowledgeable and made the tour even more interesting and fun! Highlights included seeing a viper, scorpion, and nocturnal mammals!! Would recommend to anyone, very family friendly as well

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Excellent experience!
Ana_R, May 2024
We saw a great deal of animal life, very interactive small group, guide was very informative. Very educational.
Unique and fun experience
Nhiet_R, Apr 2024
We missed our day by accident and they were kind enough to accommodate our mistake. Andrew was our guide and he was super knowledgeable and made the tour even more interesting and fun! Highlights included seeing a viper, scorpion, and nocturnal mammals!! Would recommend to anyone, very family friendly as well
Interesting, fun and safe experience!
Krystyna_G, Mar 2024
We had a great time, Mop is very patient and knowledgeable! We saw a wide range of creatures - crickets, spiders, scorpion, snake, frogs, and at a distance a sloth and I think coatimundi. I am a bit weary of spiders and all, but the trail was wide enough and it felt safe around Mop. I also liked how various guides in the same area were cooperative and when one guide spotted an animal, he would let other guides know - this team work also contributed to the wide range of animals we saw. So big thank you to Mop! Also, we got super lucky as wild nature is quite unpredictable, even with an excellent guide - so big thank you to the nature of Costa Rica as well!!
5-stars for Mop!
Angie_B, Feb 2024
Mop was wonderful with our 3 boys! He was patient with our delayed arrival and he found so many things in the jungle that we never would have seen without him. (Bats, tarantulas, scorpions, tree frogs, etc, etc). He was great at explaining things at a level that was interesting to my husband while also being understandable for our 4-year-old. He was clearly the most experienced guide out there, as he was helping other guides on the trail find things he would find.
Great time in the jungle, thank you Mop!
Dennis_T, Feb 2024
Mop was our tour guide for the jungle night tour, he was prompt to pick us up from our hotel and was quick to respond over messaging. He was very knowledgeable and really showed his expertise spotting the smallest camouflaged animals then sharing with the other tour guides walking among us. Mop asked us for any special requests and made sure we got to see them all! Mop made sure everyone in the group got a chance to see through the scope and took amazing photos for us. We saw snakes, tarantulas, tree frogs, and were very fortunate to see a sloth hanging just a few feet away. Thank you, Mop!!
Such a cool experience!!
Joanne_O, Feb 2024
Dylan was funny and engaging while teaching us all about the nocturnal wildlife of the jungle! We saw snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, monkeys, and more! It was an incredible experience!!!
Great experience- would do it again!
michelle_y, Jan 2024
Such a great experience! We saw sloths, a monkey, frogs and snakes! Our guide, Sergio, was amazing!! I had a toddler in backpack carrier and it was an easy hike and flat. Would highly recommend!
So much to see!!
Taylor_P, Nov 2023
We had a great time on this tour! There was only 3 of us on the tour (me and my friends) and it was fun to go in a small group. We all had flashlights and walked through the jungle to look for animals. Our guide was awesome, he had over 10 years of experience. We saw at least one of every thing we wanted to see: frogs, tarantulas, a sloth, a Kinkajou (running through the trees), a snake, and a scorpion. Although there is no guarantees of seeing anything (as you cannot control nature) we were really happy with our experience and our guide worked really hard to try and give us a great tour. In my opinion, its even cooler than the national park tour doing the day because there is more wildlife and there weren't other people around.
Amazing guide
Summer_M, Aug 2023
Our guide, Dillon, spotting animals before even getting to the night walk park; jumping out of the van to show us sloths and toucans on the way to our tour.
What a great tour
Michelle_M, Dec 2022
We loved this tour. This was our second tour with this company and we were very happy with both. Bernie was our guide this evening and he did a great job and spotting things for us to see. We didn't get to see the two toed sloth that evening but we did see it another night. We saw, several different types of frogs along with a couple tarantulas, banana spider, white tailed deer, scorpions and tadpole pod of the glass frog. All is all we would recommend this tour.
Cool, unique experience
Nia_T, Jul 2022
Had a great time with MOP (our tour guide). Keep in mind this is not a zoo—this is the wild. They cannot guarantee any particular sightings for you (I would guarantee a plethora of frogs), but we were privileged enough to see a snake in a tree waiting for a scrumptious snack to hop by, deer, a ridiculous number of different frog species, a toucan, a scorpion and a tarantula. We loved it I originally picked this company because they had rain boots. I only had Keen sandals and was afraid of something slithering across my feet. My in-laws thought it would be rigorous hiking and declined but it was established trails with a step here or there but nothing arduous. Completely enjoyed and highly recommend.
At first I was a bit...
Cecilie_M, Apr 2022
At first I was a bit dissappointed that the tour did not take place in the national park, but maybe I misunderstood. That being said, the guide (Mop) was great. He asked everyone in the group what they wished to see and then he found it. He also found many other animals than the other guides we met did.
Guide was passionate. Felt very safe.
David_A, Mar 2022
Guide was passionate. Felt very safe. Transportation was easy. So lots of cool critters at night. I would recommend this excursion to anyone.
Too expensive and underwhelming
Megan_N, Mar 2022
Seeing the tarantulas was the most exciting part of our trip. I was a bit disappointed with how many tours were happening at the same time as well as underwhelmed by our guides knowledge and ability to find animals and insects. If this tour was like $20 per person would have been totally worth it but for this price we were not impressed.
Faced my fears! Highly recommend.
Michael_S, Feb 2022
This was a really fun and unique experience. I am usually very afraid of snakes, spiders, and various bugs, but I figured this would be a great opportunity to face these fears. The tour guide was terrific and I felt safe the entire time. Walking through the jungle at night is an experience in itself. We ended up seeing roughly 5 species of frogs, 4 species of snakes, 2 tarantulas, 2 scorpions, a sloth, and a racoon, among other things. All very cool. The pickup and dropoff from my AirBnB was very convenient, and the rain boots provided were very useful. The guide was very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. It was cool to hear the histories of different plants and animals, as well as the meanings behind the different species. The small tour group (3 of us total) was perfect. Definitely recommend!
Best tour to see lots of animals & learn about CR's nature
Larissa_F, Nov 2021
I highly recommend this night tour!! :) Manu is an incredible guide - very knowledgable, passionate and fun. We saw many animals including sloths, all types of frogs, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and even an ant eater. Muchas gracias por esta experiencia muy especial! Fue divertido!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Muchas Gracias, Larissa_F Your review is awesome, thank you super much for sharing your thoughts with us and future visitors. We really enjoy what we do and what we experience everyday touring with beautiful people like you. I can't believe we saw that beautiful anteater right a the end... Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! Manuel Cabalceta M. Manuel's Tours, Costa Rica.
Thank you!
Jeremy_M, Oct 2021
We did two tours and had Carlos as our guide both times. He was amazing. His eye for finding the smallest micro fauna and interpreting all the sounds of nature was wonderful. His enthusiasm for nature was contagious. Pura vida!
Great experience for the whole family
Niko_S, Oct 2021
Our guide Carlos was really enthusiastic about every animal that we saw. It was great to hear so many things about each animal that we saw and also about wildlife in Costa Rica. Great experience.
Dont hesitate, book it.
Kali, Aug 2021
Mop was AMAZING! It was one of my favorite parts of the trip. It rained for most of it but they provide rainboots which made all the difference! We hadnt seen a sloth yet and he made sure we saw one before the tour was over. I cannot express enough how amazing this tour was. I highly highly recommend!
So fun!
Taylor_G, Aug 2021
So fun, highly recommend! Super knowledgeable & will take amazing photos for you! Feels adventurous to be trekking through the jungle at night! So kind as well, happily answered my unrelated questions about the area via messenger after the tour :)

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