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Esteban Daily Guided Tours

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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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What a hike and it is all due to Esteban (guide)

Esteban is the man to go with for your private hike. His prices are reasonable and he is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SaiManasa
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Cumming, Georgia
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Private Bird Watching Tour Experience

Esteban is a few words was: absolutely phenomenal. He was so passionate about his trade that it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelingaccount2018
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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  • Very good2%
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Esteban is the man to go with for your private hike. His prices are reasonable and he is very knowledgeable. He was very patient with my 5 year old on our morning hike. He was able to show us a bunch of birds. He is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Esteban is a few words was: absolutely phenomenal. He was so passionate about his trade that it made waking up at 5am so worth it. We meet him in Santa Elena for a private bird watching tour and right at the beginning, the tour had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a private tour with Esteban birdwatching. He is very passionate about birdwatching and his knowledge is amazing. I don't know how he does it but he can recognise so many bird sounds and can imitate them as well. He had recorded bird...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a life-long birder (50 plus years) and this was my first visit to Costa Rica. I made contact with Esteban after watching his checklists on eBird. It was my best decision of the trip. Esteban is a fantastic birder and naturalist. His passion...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Esteban was a fantastic guide. He’s got incredible knowledge and passion, especially about birds. The other guides we ran into clearly respect him, he’s professional and friendly, and helped us spot so many animals and birds. We took a private day tour and a group...More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Esteban was an excellent guide with an impressive knack for finding wildlife at night. Great information and lovely bloke. His tour groups have a maximum number of 8, which was much better than many of the bigger groups we saw.

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Anthony was a great guide, very knowledgeable. We saw such a variety of creatures from leaf cutter ants to tarantula to owls...even a two toed sloth and a sleep howler monkey. Well worth the price.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I went on two private birding excursions with Esteban at the beginning of March. The first day, he took us to the hotspots (including San Luis) for birds and it was great! We were supposed to go to Santa Elena but Esteban suggested this alternate...More

Thank HayKay1
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Our group of 11 had a wonderful time on two different guided hikes with Esteban! We did a night hike that was perfect. Never saw one mosquito (in their dry season of early April) but saw plenty of other neat creatures and Esteban had great...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Our group of four recently spent two great days birding with Esteban. We saw many of the the hard to see local birds thanks to his keen ears and eyesight. Our second day was spent with friends of his who have a piece of heaven...More

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Corinne L
17 June 2018|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if Esteban monitors thes roosting sad closely as his email. If you google his name he has a very nice website with his contact info. He replied to email right away! Good luck.
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rkramadh
23 November 2016|
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Response from ectsalik | Reviewed this property |
Jean Carlo is great. Very knowledgeable and will take amazing photos on your phone with his spotting scope. Goes out of his way to find any particular animals you want to see. Wealth of information.
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Estacee
14 August 2016|
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Response from ecoastgail | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of season. I booked months in advance & he was booked the day that I originally wanted him. You have to take a taxi which is pretty reasonable. He is well worth whatever you spend.
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