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KSTR Monkey Tour

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2572
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Highly recommend KSTR tour!

KSTR does a ton of amazing things -- reforesting and preserving habitat, animal rescue center and... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Randy N
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McLean, Virginia, United States
Amazing and fun way to learn about the wildlife of Costa Rica!

We took our son (5 yrs) on a tour in March, and it was fantastic! We learned so much about the... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Ellie K
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Our Special Wildlife Tour is from 9 AM until 11 AM on Mondays, Weds, Fridays and Sundays. Our tour is given by the Animal Caretakers in the Wildlife Sanctuary and includes a snack at the end of the tour. (Special tours can be arranged for groups by appointment only.) You will see the following animals in the Sanctuary: • Spider monkeys • White Faced Monkeys • Squirrel Monkeys • Tamarins • Marmosets • Nocturnal Kinkajou (if he is awake) • Parrots • Porcupine • Our multi-species enclosure which is the largest in Central America where humans walk through a cage inside of the enclosure so that the monkeys climb all around you. This newly expanded tour includes our Vet Tech feeding rescue animals that are not normally seen by the public due to the fact that they will be released back into the rainforest. Our Vet Tech will also give a talk and take questions about the animal being shown (through a glass wall for the animal's protection). Animals being shown could vary, so when you book your tour feel free to ask what animal you will get to view. Suggested Donation for the tour is suggested $40 for adults, $25 for kids (under18). The person booking the tour needs to take a deposit of $5 per person to confirm the tour. The people taking the tour will give the money to the Zoo Keeper at the end of the tour, either cash or credit card (a 13% tax will be added when using a credit card). To book a tour, please call or speak to your receptionist. Please be sure to book 48 hours prior to the tour. Sometimes emails take awhile to arrive and we want to make sure we are prepared. We will confirm with you, prior to the tour. The tour meets in the lobby with the glass enclosed computer room, at 9 AM. Here are more details about this tour: You will get to watch the animals in our sanctuary plus: Learn about the monkeys in our sanctuary Learn a little history about each of them
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

KSTR does a ton of amazing things -- reforesting and preserving habitat, animal rescue center and animal sanctuary. My kids (ages 7 and 9) and I toured their wonderful animal sanctuary today. Wow! It was extremely informative and inspiring. We all highly recommend!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We took our son (5 yrs) on a tour in March, and it was fantastic! We learned so much about the monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other animals of Costa Rica. Like how sloths can be electrocuted by hanging on power lines if they aren’t insulated....More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you like the real experience of nature and animals, this is one of the tours which make feel it. If i did not put 5 star, because they pick up us with a big delay.More

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BBIHostess, Guest Relations Manager at KSTR Monkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Kids Saving the Rainforest & supporting our work rescuing the wildlife of Costa Rica! I am so sorry to hear that your transportation was delayed. We will work to ensure this does not occur again in the future, and...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were so excited to visit. Our guide was great and we were the only ones. We were super psyched too see monkeys. They were so so very cute. We loved every second of it and learned so much!

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had white faced monkeys feeding from our hands and held a small caiman. The guide was fantastic and the tour one of the best we took during our Costa Rican Vacation

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent service in planning our entire trip to Costa Rica in January 2017. We loved all the places we visited, and the recommendations for places to see and stay were superb.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was a very nice educational experience to understand what this organization does to protect the local wildlife. This is not a zoo, but a rescue sanctuary for animals that need it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a ton while getting close...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Don't get me wrong, this project is doing a great job of looking after animals, but the tour was so badly organised that I can't give any more than 2 stars. The host was so strange, from the moment we turned up it was clear...More

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BBIHostess, Guest Relations Manager at KSTR Monkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Lara, thank you so much for your input. First, allow me to begin with thanking you for visiting Kids Saving the Rainforest. The proceeds from our tour go to support the work we are doing rescuing Costa Rican wildlife. I am so sorry to hear...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Was it exactly what we thought it would be? No. Was it a tad bit expensive? Sure. Would we do it again? 100x YES! This was our first time volunteering on vacation, and it's now going to be a vacation tradition. We were able to...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I am a great supporter of rescue projects and understand that they need to be supported. This project is small with only a limited number of animals and is on the quaint side rather than impressive. Animals are divided into non-release (monkeys, parrots, sloths, raptors)...More

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BBIHostess, Guest Relations Manager at KSTR Monkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for visiting Kids Saving the Rainforest and supporting our important work of rescuing Costa Rican wildlife! We appreciate your feedback, and wanted to respond on a few of your points. Our wildlife sanctuary has nearly 50 permanent residents, all of which the public...More

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spacepilot500
12 May 2017|
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Absolutely! We accept VISA and Mastercard.
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lorriemarc
23 February 2016|
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Response from Purplecowry |
We have daily tours except Tuesdays. Tours are from 9 to 12 noon and are $60 for adults and $45 for children, including transportation. Please contact us for more information. We will send you a brochure. Thanks so much!
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Dianne Y
10 February 2016|
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Response from Purplecowry |
Hi, we just saw this, sorry about the delay. The tour is $5 less per person if you drive yourself. Adults $55 and Children under 12 $40. Please contact us if you have more questions.
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