Samara Trails in Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

From USD 42.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Guanacaste’s tropical dry forest is one of Central America’s most vulnerable ecosystems, home to a rich variety of wildlife including howler monkeys, deer, and parrots. On this guided hiking tour, stroll through Werner Sauter Biological Reserve while your guide teaches you about the region’s wildlife and the history of indigenous people who once called these forests home. Your guide navigates, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery and spot native wildlife.
  • Experience Central America’s threatened tropical dry forest
  • Escape crowds and see native wildlife up close
  • Small-group tour size for a personalized experience
  • Easy round-trip transportation from Samara hotels

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pictures

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
  • 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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47 reviews
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Nature hike
Tracy_G, Mar 2023
The guides were very friendly and informative. Very enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend. Breathtaking views at the top of the hill
Great Experience
jmmatison, Feb 2023
We had a fantastic hike and tour with Christopher. Beautiful reserve, and a great experience overall.
Informative about nature, not active
Nicole_L, Feb 2022
Francisco is great and really knowledgeable about all birds and trees and fruits and flowers and history and if you want to be educated on nature you will love this. We wanted more of a heart-pumping nature hike (since the description said you should be in good health) but it was a leisurely stroll with narration of everything in the forest. Beautiful scenery just a little slow-paced.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
It was a pleasure serving you. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. The guides (Francisco) work hard to provide as much as possible information and details during each activity that we do. your review reaffirms it.. So, we try to open the tour for all the people and share as much as possible, next time we will try to do more harder for you and train at the same time that you enjoy the scenery. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Pura Vida
The hike was very informative as the...
Wayne B, Jan 2017
The hike was very informative as the guide really knew his stuff. The flora changed as we proceeded up and the fauna various colorful birds and howler monkeys added to the feel of being in the jungle. So many tree species and the hanging vines brought back memories of Edgar Rice Buroughs Tarzan novels as a kid. The final overlook stop of Playa Samara at sunset was a plus.
Le professionnalisme du...
Helene_F, Jan 2023
Le professionnalisme du guide, très attentionné au gens et il connaît la forêt, il voyait tout et nous en informait