Do you want to share with the future generation a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the rainforest? Are you eager to inspire young naturalists and conservationists to join the solution to our planet’s woes? Take your family on a tour and provide them with an exhilarating experience they’ll never forget. We can operate the tour in the morning, or the early evening depending on your requirements.
No two tours are alike in the rainforest, and you never know what you may see – from frogs, snakes to spiders. During the night tour you may spot sleeping birds, kinkajous and others animals that are hard or impossible to spot during the day. And while sightings of the endangered Baird’s tapir are rare, the animal is nocturnal, and finding evidence of presence is especially thrilling at night when you know it’s active in the forest, just as you are.
Your guide is an expert not only as a naturalist, but also in working with families and meeting your needs. The guide will tailor your night tour to the interests and capabilities of your family group. Your vision will become accustomed to being in the dark and you, too, will start to be able to spot even the smallest creatures in the forest. Exciting for young naturalists and seasoned explorers alike, the tour will allow you to hear sounds and experience nature in all of its glory.
Start / Finish Times: 5pm-8pm. We can also be flexible with your family's needs.
Duration: Around 3 hours, we can be flexible with your requirements.
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served during the duration of the tour.
Rates: The entrance fee to Tapir Valley Nature Reserve is included in the rate. The Costa Rican Value Added Tax (VAT/IVA) of 13% is added to the overall rate at the end of the booking process.
Children: This tour is recommend for children 4 years and older.
Accomodation: We also own and manage Casitas Tenorio B&B a great place for families to stay!
Meeting point: All tours depart from the reception area at Tapir Valley Nature Reserve, unless otherwise specified. We have a secure carpark where you can leave your car. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your tour. You can contact us before the tour on WhatsApp +506 85076334 / +506 84311866
Phone signal: There is no phone signal at Tapir Valley Nature Reserve.
Rates: Our rates include the guide fee and the entrance fee to Tapir Valley. Value Added Tax (VAT/IVA) is added to the rate of each tour at the end of the booking process.
Payments: A deposit of 10% is required to secure your reservation. Please make the balance of your payment directly to your guide in colones or US dollars. We can't process cards or electronic payments at Tapir Valley.
Wet weather policy: Our tours operates rain or shine. We only cancel if there is an extreme weather warning. We receive high amount of rainfall in our unique rainforest microclimate. We have three undercover platforms in the nature reserve where we can shelter from the rain.
Recommendations: Be prepared to be outdoors in a forest environment where the weather can change quickly. It is recommended to wear pants and long sleeves (using dark colours) and closed in shoes.-There are many mosquitos here. Please bring a water bottle, repellent, closed shoes, hat, backpack rain jacket, travel umbrella, camera and binoculars (if you have them). We supply flashlights and batteries for the Jungle Night Tour. There is no phone signal at Tapir Valley Nature Reserve.
Please ensure that you eat before the tour and carry some snack for your children. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and it is reminded that no one should wander off the trail at anytime.
Don't forget your bird guide and your smart phone so that you can upload your sighting to ebird later on!
Risks: This is a wilderness area. Enter at your own risk. You must follow your guides' instructions at all times. Many animals live here including snakes. Please listen to your guide at all times and follow all instructions.
Habitats: This is also the habitat of the endangered Bair's Tapir. You may see evidence of the Tapir's presence here during your tour. It is an endangered animal and sightings are extremely rare. We do not sell tours to see the tapir.
Guides: We work with professional and expert bilingual nature guides who are passionate about what they and have extensive experience and expertise working at Tapir Valley Nature Reserve.
Tips: It's culturally appropriate to tip if you liked your tour and the service. It's actually a very nice way to support your guide, their family and our community.