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“Saw plenty of birds on the early morning Tarcoles River tour with Vic”
Review of Vic-Tours

Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Carara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our mission is to teach you about the Nature wonders of Costa Rica. Guiding you in National Parks,through their trails, discovering Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws,Toucans, ancient tress, medicinal plants, taking amazing pictures with our spotting Telescope and more...You can hire Vic-Tours services by tour, by day or by week. We also provide full transportation and transfers from your hotel to the tours. Transfers in and out from the airports of Alajuela and Liberia.We organize Bird watching Tours, Nature Guided Hikes through the jungles of Carara and Manuel Antonio national Parks, River and Mangrove Safari cruises, Horse back Riding to Costa Ricas highest Waterfall just to mention some. We are well prepare to help you to organize your vacations as soon as you start planning to travel to Costa Rica, please email us and we will recommend places to stay and tours.our opinion about going to the take a hike in the jungle without a Nature Tour Guide, is like being in a classroom without a teacher. Everything is there but nobody is here to teach you!Email us! We will do our best for you to enjoy your lifetime holidays!
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Vic took our group of 4 people out on our own brand new boat and was able to show us numerous birds! We were not rushed and were able to take our time to watch and photograph the birds. I loved the Turquoise Browed Motmot. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who does not want to be in a large crowd or feel rushed. In addition, we just had fun with Vic and the boat driver!

Thank photolover75
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We joined Victor for our tour arranged through Ama Tierra. Victor was the best guide we could have asked for! He was knowledgeable, he would stop and just listen and know what we would find in the forest. He was also very funny and answered any questions. And when my phone couldn't take a picture he used his phone and then emailing to me. I can't say it enough it certainly was a great experience. If you're going to take a tour go with Victor you will very happy you did!

Thank puffkiwi
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What a great morning Vic gave us today! We saw more than 26 different birds, including this TURQUOISE MOTMOT. Others were: VICTOURSCOSTARICA.COM. Ringed Kingfisher. Wood stork. Tiger heron. Black crown night Heron. Mango swallow. Tricolor Herron. Crested caracarra. Yelow headed caracarra. Mealy parrot. Green kingfisher. Turquoise motmot. Hoffmans woodpecker. Amazon kingfisher. Black necked stilt. Willets. Black hawk. Osprey. White ibis. Pelicans roosting in tree. Green heron. American pygmy kingfisher. Mangrove hummingbird. Kiskadee. Boatbilled heron. Frigate birds. Whinbrel.

If you want to see birds, book him now!

Thank dp852015
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My wife and I joined Victor for his combined Carara Park & River Birding tour. He was a welcoming guide and superb birder.
We began birding on the beach at dawn, while waiting for breakfast at a local soda, seeing Scarlet Macaws, Parakeets, and other species right off the bat.
The highlight of the morning was the River Tour - a private cruise up and down Rio Tarcolitos where we saw dozens of species of birds (including a rarer migratory pair of Roseate Spoonbills flying overhead), crocodiles, iguanas, and a troop of Howler Monkeys. The boat was brand new, and all ours, so we were able to stop and watch & photograph the birds for as long as we wanted. Victor's passion for birding was on display as he got just as excited as we did for some of the more unusual species we saw.
We then took the quick drive to Carara National Park where Victor passed us on to another guide, Franklin, to tour the Park. The park was a bit quieter, in terms of birds, than some of the other places we'd been to in the country (& even that morning), but Franklin did well spotting and identifying a variety of species.
The day ended with a lunch at Ti-Ko Restaurant, where you have unrivaled views of the park - literally you are looking down 100s of feet into the park & landscape below, allowing you to watch macaws & vultures from an unusual view. The food was delicious and a great end to the day.
I could not recommend the River Tour and Lunch enough - it was one of the highlights of an amazing vacation. Carara National Park was nice, but I am very grateful we made the call to do the combined tour, since you can't control the birds just increase your viewing opportunities.

Thank Alex H
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Victours C, Owner at Vic-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Alex and Sara

Thanks so much for this review It was very nice to be your tour guide and share my knowledge with you. You are a very nice couple of birders and it was very nice to meet you!
I feel bless for the opportunity to be your Tour operator and tour guide in your holydays in Costa Rica!

Please dont forget about us!

Pura Vida!

Victor Mora

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Our memories of walking through the forest with Vic will be with us always. He asked us what we would like to see and what do you know, he found scarlet macaws! What a treat. He is a gentleman, an expert spotter, patient, and he has a sly sense of humor. We learned a lot about the flora and fauna and enjoyed our morning adventure immensely. We highly recommend a tour with Vic and if you go to Carara, wearing a hat and bringing along some bug spray.

Thank SammyK5
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