Tarantulas Way
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Visit the tarantulas way with me together at night to explore the rain forest from Cahuita. Bird-eating spiders, frogs, bats and many insects with warranty. Listen the night sounds of nature on a leisurely stroll through a Zoo without fences. This is certainly an exciting and enjoyable experience for your vacation.
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2-3 hours
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Tina Bull
Caterham, UK1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
We absolutely loved this tour. There was no rush and we got amazing photos of all the animals sighted, half of which Chris volunteered to climb into the scrub to get for us! Virtually with every step there was something extremely interesting, and Chris always had something informative and accurate to say about them.
Chris actually was so brilliant and set such high standards that it meant that all the other night tours we went on in the other parts of the country miserably failed to meet our expectations.

100% definitely recommend!!!
Written 30 November 2022
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Sarah I
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Wow! Chris was a great guide and we had a lot of fun exploring tarantulas way. We would highly recommend booking a night walk with Chris.
Written 28 November 2022
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Björn B
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The Tarantulas way is one of the most amazing tours I have ever done. Our guide Christian from Austria is fantastic and showed us an astonishing amount of all wonderful creatures of the rainforest. I expected not even half of that. I could write many more compliments. Summarized I can say: you have to do this! This tour with this guide should have priority and you won’t regret it. I can highly recommend it. 5 stars +
Written 15 November 2022
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Victoria M
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Chris was a fantastic guide. Passionate, knowledgeable and ensured we had lasting memories.
You won’t regret booking this!
Written 25 October 2022
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Matthias M
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Chris is absolutely passionate about his tours. I won‘t make any other Night Tours on my trip because it can‘t be better.
It is extremely important for Chris that everyone is having a great time, and that all the questions we have are answered. This leads to passion to all the participants
He is also very professional and knows a lot about the whole jungle.
The last topic is he seems to be a professional photographer. Even with old smartphones he is able to make crazy photos of the animals who can‘t miss in the photo album of your trip.
Just see the other reviews and pictures. And go ahead and book a Tour with Chris. You won‘t regret it
Written 17 October 2022
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AJ B
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Let me start by saying that I did this tour as a person whose background is in environmental education, and with two other friends who have a similar background as well. We had also done 6 previous days of Costa Rica wildlife tours and had seen plenty of incredible wildlife. This tour BLEW US AWAY. Chris is an incredible guide, one of the best I've ever met, and is clearly passionate about the native wildlife and is a highly skilled interpreter. Watching him work and spot wildlife from absurd distances is truly something to see! He'll go out of his way to engage you as much as possible, and really work to give you the best possible experience. We saw eyelash vipers, scorpions, TONS of spiders (including many tarantulas of course), frogs, toads, bats, a boa constrictor, and more. This tour contains some of the best memories from my visit to Costa Rica and I'll never forget it. If you are in Cahuita and even remotely enjoy seeing wildlife, DO NOT LEAVE until you've done this tour!!!
Written 2 October 2022
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Michelle M
15 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
This is a very overdue review (I went on it April of 2021), but this is hands down the best night tour to do in Costa Rica! Chris has eagle eyes and can spot a spider 30 yards away! He is very knowledgeable about all the animals and the plants in the area, and he even caught a tarantula out of its den with his bare hands! He makes holding giant spiders seem easy! We saw sloths, snakes, spiders, beetles, frogs, and the best- a teddy bear palm! Book this tour- you’ll be thinking about it years later, as I still am.
Written 28 September 2022
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Steven C
Charlotte, NC5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Chris is a professional and is very passionate about his tours..definitely the highlight of our trip. From the largest Fer De Lance snake he has captured in his time there on our tour to the cute rare mouse opossum he spotted off in the distance. He knows his critters and history as well…don’t miss out on this tour. You will regret it
Written 11 September 2022
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Mat D
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Awesome tour! I second all the raving reviews. Chris is truly passionate and knowledgeable - not just about spiders and snakes - but nature in general, and knows how to share his passion. His walk is super interesting and will create lasting memories. He can spot the tiniest spiders from meters away and helped us spot numerous snakes, spiders, birds and insects as well. But not just that: He also allowed our son to get close and even hold/touch some of them. Of course he was in heaven!
Contact over WhatsApp was very swift and easy and we were able to arrange a last minute tour for our son’s birthday within a matter of hours. Thanks for an unforgettable experience!
Written 30 August 2022
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gddo
Chicago, IL151 contributions
Aug 2022
Chris took us on amazing tour. My teenage son said it was the best tour he has ever been on (and he's been on tons!). Chris took us on a walk for almost 3 hours. He was great with pricing, even offering a family discount without me asking. He could spot animals from so far away and so quickly. We got to hold orb spiders and the red eyed tree frog. We also got to touch a tarantula. We saw a few snakes and frogs and scorpions. There were so many other things we saw. It was truly amazing! Make sure you have on insect repellent!!!
Written 14 August 2022
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