RAINFOREST EXPLORERS

Making very easy to visit the most amazing attractions at the Arenal Volcano area in Costa Rica.
Kelly Smith Tony and Minor were excellent guides. Minor drove like a pro, and Tony was extremely knowledgeable and took every opportunity to show us amazing plants and animals on our tours--even pulling over on the side of the road several times when he spotted sloths and toucans, etc., to show us. He was gracious and kind and I would recommend him to anyone! Reviewed on: 2017-12-07
Kevin Klima Bernardo and Maynor were both phenomenal. Bernie had an excellent eye seeing so many animals that we missed and made sure we were able to see them. He also was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Reviewed on: 2017-12-04
Michael Wilford I had booked this excursion for 11/16/17 because I was limited on my remaining time in Costa Rica and wanted to maximize my experience and I'm glad I booked with Rainforest Explorers! Antonio and the driver (Edgar?) picked me up at my hotel it was a small group, just myself and one other couple, we immediately started spotting wildlife and several times on our way to the first location we spotted monkeys, a Tucan, and other wildlife. Antonio has an amazing eye for spotting and identifying all species it was very impressive. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and very informative. The overall experience was well worth it and we even spotted a baby Sloth with it's mother at the end of the day which he remembered me mentioning that one was animal I was hoping to see! I would definitely recommend! Reviewed on: 2017-11-21
Norma Rojas The tour guides were amazing . They were so patient and looked out for sloths/toucans and other animals so we could get to see them. Reviewed on: 2017-11-20
Lauren schupp We booked this tour through a travel agent and were pleasantly surprised when it was just the two of us on the tour with the guide (sadly we cannot remember his name)! This is the first time we have been to Costa Rica and we are celebrating our honeymoon. Our guide made sure that we were able to enjoy our hanging bridges tour and we were lucky enough to see a sloth right off the bat! When we picked up other passengers, we went to la fortuna and had lunch afterwards. Our guide heard we were on our honeymoon and they even brought us a cake!!! It really gave us a great introduction to Costa Rica and will truly be something that we never forget. Reviewed on: 2017-11-14
Mirko Svigir Great tour with a professional and knowledgeable guide and skilled driver. Reviewed on: 2017-11-03
Gabby Wallace Tony and Edgar were AWESOME! I saw everything I was hoping to see. Tony had a great eye to spot animals and was very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Each activity of the 3-in-1 tour was so much fun and made for a day I'll never forget! Lunch was delicious and it was great to be in the presence of fun and friendly guides. I would highly recommend! Reviewed on: 2017-10-12
Sarah Stuchbery My two girlfriends and I went on a 4-in-1 tour with Carlos a few months ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Not only was every aspect of the tour organized and smooth, the tours themselves were incredible! Carlos made sure we saw every single creature possible. Before we even made it to the first tour stop we pulled over and he showed us a pair of toucans and a sloth he noticed while driving down the road. In Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Carlos identified all kinds of wildlife from insane snakes and frogs to tiny hummingbirds and bats. It was amazing. Our tour also took us to a wonderful lunch location with a comida tipical meal, finished off with fresh coffee and homemade icecream. Delicious. We also stopped at La Fortuna Waterfall and the lava fields. We ended at the hot springs. Overall it was a wonderful day. Carlos was the best tour guide I've ever had and I am so full of regret I didn't leave a review immediately following the trip. It was wonderful! Reviewed on: 2017-10-06
Ingrid Renberg We had an amazing time! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We first went to the La Fortuna waterfall. Our guide told us a lot of interesting things about the area and suggested the best places for pictures and swimming. We then had lunch which was so good I almost licked the plate. Seriously, the watermelon juice was incredible. We then did a volcano hike. It was phenomenal. We learned all about the eruption in 1968 and the effects on the community. Our guide even drew little diagrams to help us see how the volcano changed that day. He pointed out volcanic glass. We had incredible views of the volcano. Then we went for a walk through he jungle. He pointed out plants, different insects and animals and talked about the indigenous tribes. On our way back to the resort our guide pulled over so we could see a sloth he saw in the tree! He took pictures for us using his telescope thing. Overall so interesting and beautiful. Would totally recommend this excursion if you want to experience the volcano and really delve into the jungle. Our guide was really fun and cool, the type that you totally feel like he's a friend by the end. Pura vida! Reviewed on: 2017-09-28
Gina Georges I did the 2 in 1 Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall. It was an amazing experience. So peaceful as we went on the Safari Float, we were the only ones there. Our guilde spotted lots of lizards, a few different kinds of birds and a large family of monkeys. Then we had snack prepared by a local family. It's a little restaurant that they have at there house, nicely decarated with iguanas, birds, cows, and horses roaming around. A true Costa Rica cultural experience. Then we headed to La Fortunate waterfall, it was so beautiful, well worth the short hike, there were children and older adults there so you can do it 😊. Our guide gave us plenty of time to take pictures, swim or just relax by the water. Bring water/hiking shoes. After that we headed to Restaurante Tiquicia for lunch. The food was so delicious. I just wanted to keep eating although I was full. All of that was included in my package . They exceeded my expectations and I had a great time. If you are gonna be in this area you have to do this tour. You will get more than your money's worth. Go for it!!! Reviewed on: 2017-09-24
Gulden Yazgan Carlos and William have deep knowledge of the forest plants and animals in the forest. They also provided a lot of information about Costa Rica in general. . We were so impressed that they quickly see or hear animals around us and share the view with their binoculars or scopes. We had an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. Gulden and Ahmet Yazgan Reviewed on: 2017-09-24
Jackie Fury Antonio was very knowledgeable & friendly. We loved this tour & highly recommend it! Reviewed on: 2017-09-13
Diane Grigg William and Edgar far exceeded our expectations. Fabulous day!! Reviewed on: 2017-09-11
John Garofalo Had a great time. Recommended. Reviewed on: 2017-09-10
Iris Padilla Carlos was excellent! The pictures he was able to help us capture were so beautiful! Not all tour guides have the equipment Carlos had, that's an important detail travelers should be aware of when booking tours! Pura Vida! Reviewed on: 2017-09-05
Laura Siqueiros We had an incredible time with William today and can't imagine having experienced La Fortuna any other way. We saw toucans, monkeys, butterflies, and every plant imaginable. William was informed and experienced beyond compare, and we feel exceedingly lucky to have spent a day with him. We'd highly recommend Rainforest Explorers to anyone looking to visit La Fortuna. Reviewed on: 2017-09-01
Stacey Roper Keller We had an awesome experience! The tour guide William was funny and extremely knowledgeable about the plants and animals that we saw. William also shared many great personal stories about the volcano and the area that enhanced the experience. The tour was seamless from place to place. They showed up right on time as arranged. Some of the best parts were when they saw random animals on the side of the road and would pullover and let us get out and take pictures. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to have a fun filled day of adventure. Our driver Edgar was great too. Reviewed on: 2017-08-23
Jocelyn Guardado Our tour guide William was amazing!! Awesome personality with a lot of info. Definitely learned so much throughout the tour! Reviewed on: 2017-08-22
Michele Fegley Our guide was able to find lots of different animals on our walk and told us interesting facts and the history of the area. Excellent! Reviewed on: 2017-08-21
Laure Berliner Everything was well paced and balanced. Tony, our guide, answered every question that we had. It was a great time. Reviewed on: 2017-08-21