Carara National Park Tour

Home to One of the Largest Remaining Populations of Wild Scarlet Marcaws!

Costa Rica is home to 26 National Parks making up 25% of the country’s landmass. The Carara Biological Reserve is one of the most popular National Parks to visit in Costa Rica due to the immense amount of biodiversity found in the area and its easy accessibility.

Your day starts when you are picked up from your hotel and driven a 1 hour scenic drive through African Palm Oil Plantations, rice fields, cattle ranches, and local villages along the way, to reach Carara Biological Reserve. The park is in a transition zone between the tropical dry forest and rain forest and protects the river basin of the Tarcoles river, where you will be able to spot crocodiles!

Spend 3 hours along the 1 mile trail through the reserve, home to one of the largest remaining populations of wild scarlet macaws in the country. The park is a bird watchers haven. You can spot parakeets, parrots, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, motmots, jacamars and water birds like anhinga, heron, ergret and kingfishers. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted like snakes, lizards, frogs, deer, peccaries, monkeys, sloths. At the end of the hike you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant next to river Tarcoles, where you can enjoy a home cooked traditional Costa Rican meal.

This tour is available as an adventure connection tour, when traveling between Arenal volcano area and Manuel Antonio. Great option for families (minimum four people) to fully enjoy their transfer! Ask your travel consultant for details and pricing.

Tour includes: round trip transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guides and naturalists, lunch, all equipment needed for birding and wildlife spotting, snacks and refreshments

What to bring: we recommend sturdy walking shoes, comfortable hiking clothes for the tropical rain forest, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat or visor, camera, and binoculars.

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.