All-Inclusive Jungle Night Tour

Badge of ExcellenceManuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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From USD 59.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Manuel Antonio may best known for its beautiful beaches, but another world comes alive in its jungles at night. Get an up-close look at nocturnal creatures like spiders, frogs, snakes, and bats on a private night hike through a nature reserve. A certified naturalist guide knows just where to find these creepy crawlers and ensures the safety of your group on this educational adventure.
  • Safely venture into Manuel Antonio's forests at night
  • Look for nocturnal wildlife with a provided flashlight
  • Learn about the jungle ecosystem from a naturalist guide
  • Private tour for a quiet, informative, and eco-friendly experience

What's Included

  • Certified Naturalist Tourist Guide (Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board)
  • Pickup and drop-off at all local hotels, airbnbs, villas, and private rental homes included.
  • We are the only company in town that provides nice clean RAIN RUBBER BOOTS for your own safety.
  • 100% Waterproof Flashlights Included.
  • All photos and videos taken during the tour with our ATX-BTX Swarovski telescopes.
  • Dinner
  • Transportation (pickup and drop-off) from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio areas.
  • Gratitues

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:30 pm

Pickup details

We provide private roundtrip transportation from any Manuel Antonio and Quepos Hotels, Rental Villas, Airbnbs, Private Rental Luxury Homes, or Hostels. If you're staying outside the mentioned areas, pick-up is available at an additional cost.

What To Expect

Our Jungle Night Tour is an educational and informative experience, our small groups and personalized attention is what sets us apart from most other local night tour operators, besides we are the ONLY COMPANY THAT PROVIDES CLEAN RAIN BOOTS to wear during the activity for your own safety and comfort. If you are not interested in learning about the night crawlers that live in Manuel Antonio, this is not the right activity for you.

Designed for very small or private groups in mind, we will commit ourselves to search for any specific animal request as we make our way through a beautifully preserved private property, you will find yourself next to all kinds of spiders, colorful tree frogs, lizards, snakes, and occasionally anteaters, sloths, armadillos, and even the elusive ocelots. If you love creepy things, our Night Jungle Tour is the perfect activity for you and your family. Find out everything there is to know about the creatures you can't see during the day.

We encourage any and all questions you have throughout the tour. Our job is for you to have a fun, educational tour of one of the most distinct habitats in the world!

Hotel Playa Espadilla (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A light cotton T-shirt and pants are ideal for the tour. Comfortable clothes are recommended (Long sleeve shirts are not necessary)
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. (Please, no sandals or Tevas)
  • Important Pickup Information: Our meeting point will be right at your hotel lobby or front desk (Sharp Time please, NOT Costa Rican Sloth Time) Whether you are booking a group or private activity, please be an ethical traveler, it's not respectful make other enthusiastic participants wait in the car or van, if you are having a delay situation (breakfast, electrical, mechanical, etc) Do not hesitate contacting us, we will be more than happy to help you and make sure you have the most pleasant and satisfactory experience with our company.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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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I will say bring water because it can be quite exhausting
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What a great tour
Michelle_M, Dec 2022
We loved this tour. This was our second tour with this company and we were very happy with both. Bernie was our guide this evening and he did a great job and spotting things for us to see. We didn't get to see the two toed sloth that evening but we did see it another night. We saw, several different types of frogs along with a couple tarantulas, banana spider, white tailed deer, scorpions and tadpole pod of the glass frog. All is all we would recommend this tour.
Cool, unique experience
Nia_T, July 2022
Had a great time with MOP (our tour guide). Keep in mind this is not a zoo—this is the wild. They cannot guarantee any particular sightings for you (I would guarantee a plethora of frogs), but we were privileged enough to see a snake in a tree waiting for a scrumptious snack to hop by, deer, a ridiculous number of different frog species, a toucan, a scorpion and a tarantula. We loved it I originally picked this company because they had rain boots. I only had Keen sandals and was afraid of something slithering across my feet. My in-laws thought it would be rigorous hiking and declined but it was established trails with a step here or there but nothing arduous. Completely enjoyed and highly recommend.
At first I was a bit...
Cecilie_M, Apr 2022
At first I was a bit dissappointed that the tour did not take place in the national park, but maybe I misunderstood. That being said, the guide (Mop) was great. He asked everyone in the group what they wished to see and then he found it. He also found many other animals than the other guides we met did.
Guide was passionate. Felt very safe.
David_A, Mar 2022
Guide was passionate. Felt very safe. Transportation was easy. So lots of cool critters at night. I would recommend this excursion to anyone.
Too expensive and underwhelming
Megan_N, Mar 2022
Seeing the tarantulas was the most exciting part of our trip. I was a bit disappointed with how many tours were happening at the same time as well as underwhelmed by our guides knowledge and ability to find animals and insects. If this tour was like $20 per person would have been totally worth it but for this price we were not impressed.
Faced my fears! Highly recommend.
Michael_S, Feb 2022
This was a really fun and unique experience. I am usually very afraid of snakes, spiders, and various bugs, but I figured this would be a great opportunity to face these fears. The tour guide was terrific and I felt safe the entire time. Walking through the jungle at night is an experience in itself. We ended up seeing roughly 5 species of frogs, 4 species of snakes, 2 tarantulas, 2 scorpions, a sloth, and a racoon, among other things. All very cool. The pickup and dropoff from my AirBnB was very convenient, and the rain boots provided were very useful. The guide was very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. It was cool to hear the histories of different plants and animals, as well as the meanings behind the different species. The small tour group (3 of us total) was perfect. Definitely recommend!
Best tour to see lots of animals & learn about CR's nature
Larissa_F, Nov 2021
I highly recommend this night tour!! :) Manu is an incredible guide - very knowledgable, passionate and fun. We saw many animals including sloths, all types of frogs, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and even an ant eater. Muchas gracias por esta experiencia muy especial! Fue divertido!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Muchas Gracias, Larissa_F Your review is awesome, thank you super much for sharing your thoughts with us and future visitors. We really enjoy what we do and what we experience everyday touring with beautiful people like you. I can't believe we saw that beautiful anteater right a the end... Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! Manuel Cabalceta M. Manuel's Tours, Costa Rica.
Thank you!
Jeremy_M, Oct 2021
We did two tours and had Carlos as our guide both times. He was amazing. His eye for finding the smallest micro fauna and interpreting all the sounds of nature was wonderful. His enthusiasm for nature was contagious. Pura vida!
Great experience for the whole family
Niko_S, Oct 2021
Our guide Carlos was really enthusiastic about every animal that we saw. It was great to hear so many things about each animal that we saw and also about wildlife in Costa Rica. Great experience.
Dont hesitate, book it.
Kali, Aug 2021
Mop was AMAZING! It was one of my favorite parts of the trip. It rained for most of it but they provide rainboots which made all the difference! We hadnt seen a sloth yet and he made sure we saw one before the tour was over. I cannot express enough how amazing this tour was. I highly highly recommend!
So fun!
Taylor_G, Aug 2021
So fun, highly recommend! Super knowledgeable & will take amazing photos for you! Feels adventurous to be trekking through the jungle at night! So kind as well, happily answered my unrelated questions about the area via messenger after the tour :)
Excellent tour with a knowledgeable and passionate guide!
Heather_R, July 2021
Carlos went above and beyond during our night tour! We hadn’t seen sloths yet, so he went out of his way to find one for us. He found 2! A 2 toed sloth and a 3 toed sloth. We saw frogs, spiders, tarantulas, scorpions, crickets, beetles, millipedes, a snake, lizards, and bats. Before it got dark, we saw some squirrel monkeys and a deer. It was amazing how easily he could find the animals. He spoke English very well and knew so much! They provide rain boots for us, which was really nice.
Best guide
Paula_F, July 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very engaging. He knows where to find the night creatures and knows about their habits. We enjoyed this adventure very very much.
Definitely worthwhile experience!
Dennis_M, July 2021
We had a good time. Saw lots of wildlife. Deer, sloth, kinkajou, frogs, snakes, spiders, and lizards. Got to witness a cane snake eating tadpoles that were in egg sacks attached to a leaf. Very cool experience.
Unique jungle experience with a nature expert
Ivana_C, July 2021
The tour itself was fascinating, we walked through a pitch black jungle so I felt pretty adventurous already. We also saw so many different varieties of frogs, scorpions, crazy looking spiders, and a massive tarantula. Manuel was our guide and he should be hosting some jungle show on Netflix or something. Bear in mind that we were walking through the pitch black jungle with only a few flashlights, but he somehow spotted all of the animals we would have missed had we not had a guide. He’s also a super talented photographer who took National Geographic worthy pictures and was very knowledgeable about everything— from animals, to plants, to which mushrooms are edible, which ones are psychedelic, and which ones are poisonous. I’m so happy that we opted to do a tour— we got our own private nature walk!
Highlight of Costa Rica
Matthew_W, July 2021
The highlight of Costa Rica for me! Our guide was so knowledgeable and we were so fortunate to see many animals! I would 100% recommend this!
Another type of experience
Andy_W, June 2021
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the jungle. It was lightly spooky but our guide made sure that we could be cautious around the more worrisome critters (and respectful of personal health safety preferences). We explored the general area beforehand during the day and the night tour was a whole new experience. Be sure to bring good rain gear, the forecast calls for it.
Chigo_A, June 2021
Had a great time! Tour guide was knowledgeable and helped me with taking pictures. Transportation was also provided.
Great Guide
Jessica_M, May 2021
Great guides, very kind and professional. I was a little scared at first but I was really glad I experienced the jungle at night
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you very much, Jessica_S. What a nice jungle hike we did! I'm happy that you did it and discovered that there is nothing wrong with walking through the dark rainforest at night. With the right tour guides and equipment, no problem at all! Pura Vida! Manuel Cabalceta M. Manuel’s Tours, Costa Rica.
Night trip with Carlos
Lavar_C, May 2021
We were with Carlos. He was a great guide showing us animals we would have never seen. Seen a crocodile, several frogs,tree crabs, scorpions,raccoons,spiders,sloths and a couple butterflies. We had a good time. I will say bring water because it can be quite exhausting