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Samara Trails

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| Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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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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Travellers talk about
“flora and fauna” (23 reviews)
“great hike” (17 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to hike, this is the trip for you, suggest the 6:30 am one, cooler and more wildlife, glad we went there

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went on the 6:30am tour of this dry forest with Bernie. He was very nice and super knowledgeable about the wildlife and different species living in the forest. We saw howler monkeys and lots of birds, and hiked up to a beautiful spot looking...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The reserve was varied and beautiful, and full of wildlife. The hike itself was not too challenging, except for one short segment to the top of a hill, where one is treated to a view of all of Samara and region. It was the guide...More

Thank TWandTW
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Outstanding guided tour (Berny), the enthusiasm throughout the tour made this experience outstanding. Their knowledge is on-point and definitely trigger some questions and help us look at the ecosystem a different way. Eqsy walk, east speed... great morning activity

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I went for a hike with 10 other girls and it blew our expectations out of the water! Our guide (Berny) was so patient with all of all explaining all of the species and allowing us all to take pictures. He was both knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank calistatemmerman
Reviewed 29 November 2017

So we took a guided hike with Samara Trails while on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Our guide, Berny, was excellent! He proved to be extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything we encountered during the tour from both animal species, plant species, history of...More

Thank Silky S
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It was amazing to watch how Bernie our guide spotted all the animals. We saw snakes, bats, monkeys and lots of species of birds. Bernie also told us all about the country and the environment, as well as the trees and plants that we saw...More

Thank KTD73
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went on the afternoon hike with Samara Trails in the Werner Sauter Reserve and really enjoyed the tour. The Guides basically know everything and can teach you a lot about the different plants and animals. You recognize that they really care about the environment...More

Thank Sarahxyz123
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great hike in the preserve with Bernie. We learned a ton, had a good hike and saw some native animals, plants, birds, etc. Bernie is extremely knowledgeable and very personable. We would highly recommend if you like this type of activity.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We were in Playa Samara in mid June and booked with Samara Trails as a recommended activity. Berny and driver (Melvin?) arrived promptly at our hotel for our 6.30 am pick-up. The nature reserve area is just outside of town. The hike itself was awesome...More

1  Thank JennyAWK26
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11 February 2016|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Alvaro's email is on the website. I have contacted him through email to book. He is very responsive.
12 October 2015|
Response from RoyFamily15 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2 hours south down the coast by car (110km). Hope you go! Thanks for asking.
16 June 2015|
Response from Alvaro T | Property representative |
Hello, We are very happy that you are interested in hiking the Reserve! Playa Samara is about a 2 hour drive south from Flamingo. We currently do not offer transportation to the area you will be staying. If you rented a... More