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Esperanza Verde natural reserve half day tour from San Carlos


Intense nature morning tour in Esperanza Verde natural reserve, which is part of the Los Guatuzos wildlife refuge. You will appreciate jungle areas full of flora and fauna species, as well as cultivation area on the middle, and the park ranger and visitor center zone. It includes private boat transportation from and to San Carlos.

This tour start early in the morning, with the guide meeting you in the center of San Carlos city (malecon, your hotel or any meeting point previously arranged). You will walk to the private boat, and will travel through the Rio Frio river to the reserve. Along the route you will watch several aquatic birds, turtles and other species. After around 40 minutes you will reach the reserve, where a park ranger will receive you at the visitors center; he will offer a small talk about the place.

Then, you will hike the Peter’s trail, observing different ecosystems (types of forest and fauna). The hik will lead you to the raicilla cultivation zone, where you will heard a small talk about its production and importance for the local people.

Back in the trail, you will return to the visitors center where you will have a refreshing small snack. There you will rest some minutes, during which you can choose to play a little volleyball or football (soccer) match. Finally, the boat will take you back to San Carlos, where the tour will end.

Fresh clothing to walking in tropic zone, drinking water, suncreen, repelent.


  • Tourist guide (bilingual)
  • Private boat transportation.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Snack (fruits, juice).
  • Drinking water.
  • Rubber boots if necessary.

Tips and Practical Information

  • Length of this tour: 5 hours.
  • Beginning time of this tour: 7 AM (recommended).
  • Beginning point of this tour: your hotel or any meeting point within San Carlos city center.
  • Finishing time for this tour: 12 PM.
  • Finishing point for this tour: San Carlos' malecon (lakefront).
  • Minimum participants for this tour: 1 people.
  • Maximum participants for this tour: 15 people.
  • Anticipation day to reserve: 3 days.

Departure place(s)

Your hotel or any meeting point in San Carlos city center.


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Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Ryo Big Tours

Cancellation Without Penalty:
Cancellations made at least 2 days before the day of the tour will not incur any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
Cancellations made less than 2 days before the tour day will be charged 40% of the tour amount. In case of no-use of the reserved service, a 40% of the tour amount will be charged. These amounts will be additionally to the non-refundable deposit of 10% previously paid.