Carara National Park

Jaco, Costa Rica

From USD 69.68

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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. 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 included

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:20 am

What To Expect

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. Your tour then ends with transport back to your pickup point.

Carara National Park

We drive for about 25 minutes from the 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. Carara stands out in its inclusion features, being the first National Park of Costa Rica with a universal trail.

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Operated by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

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.

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The guide was a very...
Joanne_P, Feb 2023
The guide was a very important part of the Carara park visit. We were also in a small group which was more conducive to a genuine rainforest visit. On the best of times it is a lot to ask to see so many animals, birds etc but with less people trampling through it is a better experience.
Expensive for only a 2 hour tour.
Loretta_M, Dec 2022
Our guide Antonio was really good & we did see a few monkeys but did not see any macaws at all so was a bit disappointed. Overall it was a good tour even though it was quite expensive.
Worth the time!
Jessica_H, Apr 2021
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. We saw poison Dart frogs, howler monkeys and alot of other cool things.