Manuel Antonio Park Private Nature Guided Tour Experience

Badge of ExcellenceQuepos, Costa Rica

From USD 59.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Manuel Antonio National Park is a must-visit for nature lovers but without a guide you’ll miss many of the local residents, quiet and camouflaged among the trees. On this 2.5-hour private guided tour you’ll explore with a naturalist guide who knows where and how to spot sloths, monkeys, toucans, iguanas, and much more. Watch them through a high-powered spotting scope.
  • Learn about the national park’s incredible biodiversity
  • Make your own way to the park and meet your guide there
  • All photos and videos taken with the spotting scope are yours to keep
  • Get personalized attention and go at your own pace with a private guide

What's Included

  • Our Top of line Swarovski Crystals Scope
  • Licence Tour Guide by ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Chamber)
  • All pictures and videos taking with our spotting scope would be for free.
  • After booking you will recieve all the instrutions for the tour.
  • Admissions for national park are not include (adults $18, Child $5)
  • Transportation is not include. Transportation is available with at extra feed

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Park Trail
    Park Trail, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    We will meet at the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. Once when you book the tour we will provide all the instructions and our contact information.

End point

  • Manuel Antonio Beach
    Manuel Antonio Beach, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

    Our tour will end at Manuel Antonio Beach, an amazing place with white sand and exuberant nature.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be responsible visitor, if by any chance you are having any delays on Breakfast, mechanical or any other issues please let us know is not nice for others waiting for you to show up, after 10 minutes of a wait at the agreed pickup place, it would be considered as NO SHOW and refunds are not applicable.
  • Remember animals are not held in captivity and the national park is not a Zoo, We promise to do our best to find as many animals as we can, but we can't warranty that you will see certain animals are certain times. Their house is about 1000 hectares of land and the national park is only %10 of the property open to the public so they have many places to go.
  • In any case of bad weather tour would be rescheduled or Refund
  • Remember only water,any kind of juices, fruits and already prepper sandwiches are allowed in the national park
  • Not recommended for travelers with knees problems or hips
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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64 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Loved our tour!
Stacy_M, Feb 2023
This was a fantastic guided tour. We learned a lot from Jason and got to see several sloths, birds, among other things along the path. Super friendly tour group and we met nice people along the way.
What an awesome tour! So...
Kate_G, Nov 2022
What an awesome tour! So glad we did this! We got to see a sloth, and 2 fer de lance snakes! Many other animals and I’m just so grateful for the education we received through our guide
Fantastic tour
Chantelle_C, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour. Jeremy was brilliant and knew loads about the animals. He was great with our kids too. Book a guide as you really do see so much more! The guides all work together as well and tell each other where to spot animals. We managed to see a baby sloth and it’s mummy. Really great experience. We had two young kids and they found it quite hard work, but totally worth it. It is possible to take a stroller but worth knowing there are some bits which are very hard to push on.
Don't enter this park without an ICT Guide, unless you're just going to the beach. You will miss most animals!
Douglas_I, Jan 2022
Felix was our guide on the morning of 7 January and we both felt he was outstanding. We were in awe of his ability to spot animals through the thick undergrowth and way up in the trees. Additionally, he was very patient and knowledgeable with all the questions we had related to the flora and fauna of the area. On the other hand, booking this excursion through Viator was much more convoluted than it needed to be. For example: Why would it be necessary to send six emails, 5 in one day related to the trip, many of which were pages long? And why would it be necessary to send a link with a "Reply", but no instructions on what to reply to? Finally, what was the point in sending information on when the park is open at night when our tour was clearly slated to start at 7:30 AM?
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hola Douglas it was a pleasure to be your guide inside of the national park, it makes me happy to know that you enjoy the experience and get to see many animals during our tour. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Pura Vida Felix /Jason
Best tour of the trip!
Kathryn_E, Nov 2021
Jason of Wakoo tours was an amazing guide. He went out of his way to ensure my family was comfortable and was so patient with my youngest! I would highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hola kathryn It was a pleasure to be your guide around the different trails inside of the national park, it makes me very happy to know you enjoy the tour. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Pura Vida
Animals and plants tour
Maria_T, Sept 2021
Learned so much about all different kinds of animals. Our tour guide Carlos was so knowledgeable, wow! We saw monkeys, sloths, spiders, frogs and a beautiful bird. Many thanks!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hola Maria We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with Carlos. It makes me happy to know that this experience for you when beyond your expectations as you were learning about our local biodiversity.
Best part of our vacation
MICHAEL_F, Jan 2021
We did an almost 5 hour long private hike with Jason, owner of Wakoo Tours. AMAZING experience. His knowledge of everything Costa Rican is expansive and his passion and enthusiasm are contagious. His ability to spot the tiniest creature in the forest is uncanny. We saw sloths with babies, monkeys, deadly insects, beautiful elusive birds, and camouflaged lizards. We spent time on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and finished with delicious casado for lunch. I would do this again and again as every trip is a different experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Hola Laurie Thank you so much for been such an amazing company, it was so easy for me to go around in a 5-hour tour experience. It is hard for me to show everything that the national park offers in a 2H:30M tour. Thank you for traveling during these hard times and thank you for your review. i hope to see you soon on another tour. Puravida
Manual Antonio Nature Park
susan_b, Feb 2020
Jason is the Best guide. Explained all the mating habits of wild life viewed in the park. Jason was fun and very knowledgable. Speciality is birdwatching.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for writing this amazing review, i hope to see you soon here in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio
Anne_B, Feb 2020
Jason was an excellent nature guide. From the beginning he made sure we would be happy and see as much as possible! Amazing talent at spotting and giving us the opportunity to see and understand the animals and plants. Highly recommend!! Our lunch was great as well thank you Jason. Annie & Mike.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi Anne I was all my pleasure to be your guide on this private tour adventure and makes very happy to know you had fun in this nature learning activity
Best tour of trip
Anna_S, Sept 2019
For competitive price, had our own tour guide who was seasoned and customized tour to our preferences. We did not have to compete with all the other tour groups that encroach on area all at same time. Our tour guide found animals other groups missed. He was also very personable, incredibly bright, and we had a great exchange the entire time. Tour ended with an excellent Costa Rica lunch at restaurant on the beach. You will not regret choosing this tour to experience Manuel Antonia Park!
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. Hopefully, we will see us again soon on another tour. Pura vida