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Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge! While you walk into the forest, you will see a variety of exotic vegetation. Most of the trees are covered with mosses, lichens, bromeliads, orchids and other plants. Many cascade from the branches of these gigantic trees creating a backdrop for life in the jungle.

Animals Abound

We will spot many different species of birds! There are 384 species we have in this area. Some examples are hummingbirds, tanagers, owls, and toucans. Our professional naturalist tour guides will use their sharp senses to spot animals. We commonly see white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes and poisonous frogs. There are numerous other different types of animals that you will be able to observe in this tour.

You will also learn about medicinal plants and the natural history of this natural paradise. Then, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about our Afro-Caribbean customs.

We have guides available who speak English, Spanish, French and German. Please include in your request if you would like a French or German speaking guide. See you in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge!


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Tour information:

Duration: Half day
Cost per person: $55.00 pp with pick up in Puerto Viejo
$75.00 pp with pick up in Cahuita
$47.00 with no transport (2 persons or more, you meet the guide in Manzanillo)
Includes: Rainforest hike with bilingual guide
Not included: Meal at Maxi's restaurant
What to bring: Jungle: hiking shoes, light cotton clothes, long pants, insect repellent, binoculars and water. Beach: towel, sun block, some cash for food and drinks

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  1. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip. For last minute bookings please check availability first.
  2. Cancellation charges vary by the provider, please contact us for details.
  3. Most services run daily unless they have reached capacity on your date or have not reached a minimum number of persons required for the service to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or promptly refund your payment, less bank fees.
  4. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe, so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  5. Should your plans change and you need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you at another time or refund your money according to our terms & conditions.
  6. The client is responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your arrangement and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to re-accommodate you.
  7. For arrangements within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. We also recommend to have a printed version of your flight ticket, to proof that you will leave the country. Border crossing fees may apply.
  8. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice are non-refundable.
  9. Cancellations of single bookings will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges). Changes of dates or times may be possible without a fee depending on availability or vendor policy; otherwise the cancellation fee will apply.
  10. Cancellations are subject to bank imposed fees which are generally 3% to 5% of the amount. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  11. Cancellations must be made in writing.
  12. No shows are subject to a 100% penalty.
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Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike - Terms and Conditions

  1. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip. For last minute bookings please check availability first.
  2. Cancellation charges vary by the provider, please contact us for details.
  3. Most services run daily unless they have reached capacity on your date or have not reached a minimum number of persons required for the service to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or promptly refund your payment, less bank fees.
  4. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe, so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  5. Should your plans change and you need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you at another time or refund your money according to our terms & conditions.
  6. The client is responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your arrangement and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to re-accommodate you.
  7. For arrangements within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. We also recommend to have a printed version of your flight ticket, to proof that you will leave the country. Border crossing fees may apply.
  8. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice are non-refundable.
  9. Cancellations of single bookings will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges). Changes of dates or times may be possible without a fee depending on availability or vendor policy; otherwise the cancellation fee will apply.
  10. Cancellations are subject to bank imposed fees which are generally 3% to 5% of the amount. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  11. Cancellations must be made in writing.
  12. No shows are subject to a 100% penalty.