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Carara National Park Tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit Carara National Park on this 6-hour tour from Jaco. Nature lovers will delight in the variety of Costa Rican wildlife in the park, including the scarlet macaw. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • 6-hour tour from Jaco to Carara National Park
  • Take a hike through the park to look for native bird life
  • Spot the scarlet macaw with help from a naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included
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Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:20 AM
Your tour starts with hotel pickup for the drive to Carara National Park, which is known for its aviary species, making it an ideal place for bird-watching enthusiasts. 

When you arrive, follow a naturalist guide on one of two possible trails to explore the bird life; each trail is about 2 miles (3.2 km). Look for different species with the help of your guide, who provides descriptions about the environment. Halfway through the hike, take a 20-minute rest stop to enjoy the scenery, and look for scarlet macaws, one of the park's most significant inhabitants. 

Next, cross the Tarcoles Bridge to look down and spot crocodiles in the river. Then return to base camp for your provided home-style lunch. Your tour then ends with transport back to your pickup point.
Itinerary
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Carara National Park
We drive for about 25 minutes from Jaco area to Carara National Park. This incredible protected area measures about 4,700 Hectares and is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species. This tour will show you the importance of the region, as it is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid pacific rainforest. Carara Preserve showcases colorful species of flora and fauna from a varied ecosystem. This sanctuary is populated by many different species of birds and animals, amongst them the white face and howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and trogons. Carara also holds an important population of scarlet macaws, the main attraction in town.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Jacamar Naturalist Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Carara National Park Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Carara National Park Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Carara National Park Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Carara National Park Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Carara National Park Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Carara National Park Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Carara National Park Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Carara National Park Tour.

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