Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)

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From USD 59.00

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


See the natural beauty of the jungle after dark with this night tour to Rainmaker Park. Your naturalist guide will take you and your group into the jungle for a two- to two-and-a-half-hour journey, where you’ll get to learn about the local ecosystem and maybe even spot some bats, spiders, owls, and colorful tropical frogs.
  • Take a night walk into the jungle with a naturalist guide
  • See, and learn about, nocturnal animals in their natural habitat
  • Group sizes limited to 10 travelers for personal attention from your guide
  • Dinner is included in the price of the tour

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Naturalist guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Costa Rica Jade Tours Manuel Antonio Park Tour
      Rancho Grande, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, 60601, Costa Rica

      The guides have the Jade Tours uniform

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    05:30 pm

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    We can pickup at any Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Airbnbs... Please give us the name of the place for the pickup. Thank you! : )

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
    Operated by Costa Rica Jade 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    289 reviews
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    Best experience!
    Carla_C, Mar 2023
    This was the best tour for our family (kids 11 and 17). We booked last minute and had the best experience with Andrew. Andrew is so nice, knowledgable and passionate about what he does. The photo I attached he took for me with my phone. He did this every time we saw something (and we saw a lot). We also saw Andrew the next day while, gasp, we had just ended our tour with "another company". Andrew recognized us and took the time to show us a snake through his scope even though we weren't with him that day. Truly professional! The whole operation is professional, efficient and kind. They take you to Rainmaker which I think is a private reserve.
    Thrilling and worth while experience
    Kristyn_B, Feb 2023
    This tour was excellent. Our guide, Royvin Arce was very knowledgeable and took his time to find and point out all the interesting wildlife and foliage in this beautiful forest. I definitely would recommend this tour as it was one of my favorite tours while in Costa Rica. The meal at the end was very delicious
    Must do it!
    Mini_P, Dec 2022
    To see the jungle at night is a unique experience. Henry was excellent - he showed us different kinds of frogs - red eyed, bullfrog, glass, hour glass, rain, masked tree frogs, bird eating snake and viper snake, toads, geiko lizard. He shared a lot of interesting information. The tour finished with a delicious meal of fried rice and chicken and a juice made of pine apple,rice and cinnamon. Henri loves animals and knows a lot about them. He made sure that he answered all our queries and introduced us to a unique experience. Would recommend it to all.
    Night jungle tour
    Maxime_P, Dec 2022
    This night experience was great and memorable. We saw snakes, several types of frogs, millipedes, grasshopers, snakes hanging in trees! Final typical dinner was cool too ( chicken and rice) . Would recommend for sure!
    An amazing, unique experience!
    goveasjose, Aug 2022
    It was pouring heavily before our night jungle tour began -- there was a chance that the tour would be rescheduled, but then the rain stopped. We are a family of 5. Our tour guide was Fabio -- he is soft spoken, but excellent! It was muddy around the lagoon, and dark inside the jungle. But the paths were clearly identifiable, and Fabio did a fabulous job spotting different types of frogs (including the red eyed tree frog), lizards, bats, etc. The highlight, of course, were the snakes we saw, mainly a medium sized Fer-de-lance, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world! The dinner was excellent as well! Overall, we highly recommend this tour.
    MiriAmir_S, May 2022
    It was nice but you can only see frogs and we were hoping for more. Michel the guide was very nice and the food is good
    Response from Host, June 2022
    Hello dear client, The night jungle tour is a nature walk. The tour isn't at a zoo!!!! Kind regards! Jade Tours Team
    A+ Night Tour, Highly Recommend!
    Cameron_B, Feb 2022
    This tour was fantastic. Our guide Fabio was friendly and really knew his stuff. We saw at least 4 different types of frogs, a couple types of toads, a number of different spider species, and several snakes. My girlfriend and I both loved every minute. They picked us up and dropped us up right at our Airbnb, with smooth comfortable transportation in an air conditioned van. The dinner was also delicious. We've already recommended this to several friends! Thanks to Jade tours for everything :)
    Super cool experience!
    ShiHui_L, Jan 2022
    It was definitely a memorable tour because normally you wouldn’t explore the forest at night. With our guide, we saw many different types of frogs and toads, insects, snakes, and plants. The dinner at the end was also delicious. I highly recommend this tour!
    Disappointing Evening Due to Poor Guide Experience
    Bruce_J, Dec 2021
    I’ve taken about ten different guided nature tours in Costa Rica and this was the most disappointing. It’s a shame, because the good reviews on here had me hoping for an interesting and engaging walk through the night jungle. The guide for our evening started things off by telling me to stay at the end of the line in our group of six. I thought maybe he was joking, but without a smile or laugh I took him at his word. I was the oldest and largest in the group (58, 6’1”, 225) and I’m guessing he didn’t want me spooking things or blocking views or whatever. Which was a shame, because the trails at Rainmaker (a GORGEOUS place) are narrow and everyone has to move through single file. Being at the end of a line of six people for the evening you miss out on most everything. You can’t hear any explanations or know what’s being pointed out as you walk, you just see flashlights waving around up ahead. By the time you get to the point where the guide pointed something out you’re left searching for a well camouflaged critter or plant or rock or God knows what by yourself while the rest of the group moves on without you. Our guide did set up a scope on a tripod a few times to highlight specific snakes and lizards but because he was reading stuff on his phone while waiting for people to look through the scope he didn’t notice that several times the guy at the end of the line didn’t get a chance to look at things and folded up the scope before I had a chance to see. Basically I felt left out of the much of the tour. I know I should have spoken up during the tour and explicitly asked to see what everyone else was getting to see and be told what everyone else heard, but when you’re with a bunch of strangers that can feel awkward. A better guide would have made sure that everyone got to enjoy the full experience. Perhaps they would even hope to teach everyone something. I have to question our guide’s knowledge or willingness to share it as well. A member of our group at one point asked what kind of snake we were being shown and was simply told “it’s a snake.” The same thing happened later with a toad; not exactly helpful. It seemed he really didn’t know what we were looking at some of the time. I also have to note that the food at the end was super simple rice and beans - delicious but simple. If there was chicken in there, it was hard to find. The ladies serving the food were gracious and friendly and I appreciate their work. But the description in the tour listing might lead you to expect more for dinner. As I said, Rainmaker is a fantastic place and there’s a rich variety of insects, animals, and plants to explore at night. But I wouldn’t do it with this company’s tour.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Dear client, Dinner in our tour is a plus. This is a costarican typical meal. By the way is super delicious and people love very much this authentic part of our experience. Although, I suppose that you were expecting a super expensive dinner. In this case I would have recommended you to visit a picky restaurant and invest you $55 in one single dinner, which at the end you would even have to pay more than that. I have personally spoken to the guides regarding the rest of your experience description. I will make sure the guides manage their tours the best as possible. Kind regards! Mario Brenes
    Erika_B, Aug 2021
    It was our first time in Costa Rica and we had such a blast on the night tour!! Our guide Edgar was amazing!! He was so nice and informative, he made our tour super fun. He was able to capture the coolest pictures of all the animals we saw on the tour. He definitely made our night, love you Edgar!!! At the end we had a traditional chicken and rice dinner which was delicious. Overall great experience, would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to experience the night life in the jungle! PURA VIDA
    Jungle night fun
    Kristee_N, Aug 2021
    Roy was super knowledgeable and professional . Had a blast experience nighttime jungle and seeing animals in their natural habitat. Recommend rain boots or hiking boots as it was muddy and lots of ants ! The dinner was so delicious to end the adventure
    Fun night adventure
    Kelly_H, July 2021
    The guide was a nice guy and had great knowledge of the frogs, lizards, and spiders he spotted. He took pictures using phones from people in the group so we all have good pictures. We saw two glass frogs, which he said are difficult to find. A woman in our group really wanted to see Costa Rica's famous red-eyed tree frog, so the guide was making "frog call" noises to find it, and he did! It was really amazing to see this beautiful frog at night. We did not walk over the hanging bridges on this tour. There is a big pond on site with so many bullfrogs, which was entertaining. It rained the entire tour. I brought a big umbrella and was able to use that along the walk, which prevented me from getting soaked. My kids and I wore running shoes, and parts of the walk (near the pond) were a little "soggy" so our shoes got wet, but not a big deal, in my opinion. One person in our group wore Teva sandals and I think she regretted it. I recommend close-toed shoes. I also recommend pants because there were bugs, and they were attracted to the flashlights everyone carried. I don't know if the bugs were the biting type, but I was glad I was wearing pants and a long-sleeved shirt. My kids weren't wearing pants, but wore tall soccer socks and pulled them up past their knees (with long shorts), and that worked well. We did not wear masks, which was very appreciated. We could actually hear and understand the guide. The entire tour was outside, aside from the bus ride up. We did not take the bus, but I think people wore masks on the bus. They have a covered area where everyone starts and finishes the tour, and this is where we ate dinner (beans, rice, fried plantain, little salad, water, pineapple cinnamon juice, starfruit juice). As a parent, it was convenient that they fed my kids after the tour because it was a late night for them, and we didn't have to worry about food when we returned to our rental house. This is a neat experience I recommend for seeing frogs, lizards, and spiders. We didn't see any snakes, but were told other groups have -- it is just a matter of luck I suppose.
    Fun tour
    Amber_K, July 2021
    Edgar was awesome, we actually ran into him on another tour of MA National Park a week after doing this trip. We saw a good amount of snakes and frogs on this tour. The cook staff had captured a 12 ft boa constrictor that we were able to see them release too. Awesome tour!
    Great evening adventure
    Justin_M, July 2021
    Edgar our guide was awesome! We were all nervous to trek through the jungle at night but our fears subsided and we had a great time. You will see many frogs, lizards and bugs of all sorts. Wear hiking shoes there are ants on the trail. Dinner afterwards was great as well. If you are looking for something fun to do at night do this.
    Highly Recommended
    Laura_F, Mar 2020
    This is an amazingly fun trip. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to make sure that guests have an enjoyable time. Thank you to Dylan and Antonio for such a wonderful trip! I would go again... and again.
    Awsome night tour in beautiful rainmaker reserve
    Marika_S, Jan 2020
    Rainmaker is a beautiful place with a lot of wildlife. Had an excellent guide that made sure that everyone saw the animals and got the information.
    Prix excessif comme...
    Nadia_F, Feb 2023
    Prix excessif comme toutes expéditions faites jusqu'à présent au Costa Rica pour ne voir que 2 grenouilles, un scorpion et une mygale en un temps record. Heureusement le repas était bien
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Bonjour monsieur, Cette visite est dans la vraie nature et il n'y a aucune garantie de voir la faune. Bien à vous!! Équipe Jade Tours
    Increible experiencia nocturna
    Arsenio, Dec 2022
    Nuestro estupendo guia Edgar tenía una habilidad excepcional para localizar animales por sus sonidos. Gracias a él pudimos ver numerosas especies de ranas, y una gran variedad de animales nocturnos. Nos invitó a apagar las luces de las linternas en un lugar seguro para sentir por unos minutos la inmensidad de la noche en plena selva. Fué una sensación única. También nos fué explicando muchas curiosidades de los animales que ibamos encontrando.