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Address: | Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter...

Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:00 pm and are led by experienced and bilingual guides.

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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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Great wildlife tour!

We had an excellent wildlife walk; fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and personable, stunning views and abundant wildlife. Essential if you are visiting Samara

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an excellent wildlife walk; fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and personable, stunning views and abundant wildlife. Essential if you are visiting Samara

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the morning hike, starting at 730 to beat the heat of the day. We learned about the history of the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve and so much information about he local flora and fauna. The hike was moderately challenging at times, though it was still fine for even our 4 year old daughter. The hike is broken up... More 

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Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you to the lovely and knowledgeable Bernie for introducing our group to the dry try tropical forest! Bernie is delightful as he takes you through the trail, and points out flora from vines and plants to huge trees and fauna from termites to howler monkeys! His knowledge and love for the region is infections. He has a dry sense... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were so lucky to have Luis as our tour guide. He was kind, knowledgeable, and funny. We saw the blue-capped motmot seven times, as well as a whole kerchunkel of monkeys at the end of our tour. Thanks, Luis!

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola! First we want to thank you for this positive review , Is great to hear you had a great time and Luis going the extra mile to make the hiking an unforgettable experience. We really hope you join us on any of our adventures in the future. Samara Adventure Company team! More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Well organized adventure. We learned more about the Costa Rican environment on this hike than any other. The guide (Bernie) spotted birds, animals and insects that the rest of us didn't see. He was also full of info in each creature spotted. We saw numerous birds, bats, insects (several Blue Morphos),trees (we will now never buy teak wood from Costa... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Bernie was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the animals and trees living in the forest. The view from the lookout point was phenomenal. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Berny our guide did a great job of showing us the natural surroundings of Costa Rica. The dry tropical forest is unique and is home to many amazing creatures. Berny is expert at finding birds and other wildlife for you to see then explains a little bit about them. There is much to see on this trail. Recommend taking the... More 

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola Darren! We really appreciate your positive review. Is great to know that you have enjoy it,as you said this is an educational hike. We really hope to have you as our client in the future.Pura Vida. Samara Adventure Team! More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wonderful reserve. Such a great part of the experience was the knowledge, warmth, and customer concern shown by Bernie, our guide. There were spots where the hiking was moderately difficult due to a combination of incline, rooted path, and sandy surface. Much was easy. All well worth it. Bernie's knowledge extended beyond the plants and wildlife, but also to the... More 

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola Lynn W, First we want to thank you for this positive review , customer satisfaction is our main goal and we really appreciate that Samara trails and our guide meets your expectations. Hope to have you as our client one more time in the future. Pura Vida! Samara Adventure Company team! More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

A beautiful place to be in the mornings, seeing birds, monkeys, butterflies, trees, etc. Bernie was an amazing guide...always attentive, both to us as visitors but also to the sights and sounds around us. He would hear a noise, ask us all to be quiet, then take a minute to set up and focus his telephoto lens on a tripod... More 

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Alvaro T, Director General at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola Dan T! First at all thank you for writing this amazing review. We are glad you enjoy it and you are 100 % right since Samara is really hot the earlier the better :) Hope to see you in Samara soon! Maria Salazar More 

Irvington, New York
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nature, Beauty, views. This is an incredible experience. One of my favorite experiences in Costa Rica.

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Alvaro T, Propietario at Samara Trails, responded to this review

Hola Ahop13! First thank you for your positive feedback. Is great to know that you enjoy it and you are welcome back on your next visit to Costa Rica! Samara Adventure Team! More 

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