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KSTR Monkey Tour

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2777 2572

Our Special Wildlife Tour is from 9 AM until 11 AM on Mondays, Weds,...

Our Special Wildlife Tour is from 9 AM until 11 AM on Mondays, Weds, Fridays and Sundays.

Our tour is given by the Animal Caretakers in the Wildlife Sanctuary and includes a snack at the end of the tour.

(Special tours can be arranged for groups by appointment only.)

      You will see the following animals in the Sanctuary:

• Spider monkeys

• White Faced Monkeys

• Squirrel Monkeys

• Tamarins

• Marmosets

• Nocturnal Kinkajou (if he is awake)

• Parrots

• Porcupine

• Our multi-species enclosure which is the largest in Central America where humans walk through a cage inside of the enclosure so that the monkeys climb all around you.

This newly expanded tour includes our Vet Tech feeding rescue animals that are not normally seen by the public due to the fact that they will be released back into the rainforest.

Our Vet Tech will also give a talk and take questions about the animal being shown (through a glass wall for the animal's protection).

Animals being shown could vary, so when you book your tour feel free to ask what animal you will get to view.

  Suggested Donation for the tour is suggested $40 for adults, $25 for kids (under18).

The person booking the tour needs to take a deposit of $5 per person to confirm the tour.

The people taking the tour will give the money to the Zoo Keeper at the end of the tour, either cash or credit card (a 13% tax will be added when using a credit card).

To book a tour, please call or speak to your receptionist. Please be sure to book 48 hours prior to the tour. Sometimes emails take awhile to arrive and we want to make sure we are prepared. We will confirm with you, prior to the tour.

The tour meets in the lobby with the glass enclosed computer room, at 9 AM.

Here are more details about this tour:

You will get to watch the animals in our sanctuary plus:

Learn about the monkeys in our sanctuary

Learn a little history about each of them

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Highlight of our trip!

Was it exactly what we thought it would be? No. Was it a tad bit expensive? Sure. Would we do it again? 100x YES! This was our first time volunteering on vacation, and it's now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was it exactly what we thought it would be? No. Was it a tad bit expensive? Sure. Would we do it again? 100x YES! This was our first time volunteering on vacation, and it's now going to be a vacation tradition. We were able to learn more about rainforest animals, help the zookeepers/biologist with their daily chores and get up-close... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a great supporter of rescue projects and understand that they need to be supported. This project is small with only a limited number of animals and is on the quaint side rather than impressive. Animals are divided into non-release (monkeys, parrots, sloths, raptors) and hospitalised and release animals that you cannot see. The volunteer staff are young and... More 

Thank accipitor
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

A lovely morning out . Chip's quiz at the end of the tour is the highlight. What a dedicated team. So lovely to see the wild animals they are rescuing.

Thank Lom2mom
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I knew almost nothing about KSTR's mission before I went on the tour. I was amazed at everything they are involved in and the quality of the tour that they offer. I was face to face with monkeys, parrots and multiple other animals, some I had seen in the wild so it was very exciting to see them so closely.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

I read about KSTR online because of my research into sloth rescue/sanctuaries and was impressed by their story and their work. The tour was great and I was able to see both the animals that can possibly be released eventually as well as those that are permanent residents. KSTR can be seen all over Manuel Antonio by the "monkey bridges"... More 

1 Thank LMcDowell13
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We booked this tour from the hotel where we stayed. Everything was Well organised and our guide spoke very good english. We had a fantastic Time. Thank you all.

Thank mbermudez2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

There are other rescue centers in CR which do similar type of work to KSTR and their tours are significantly cheaper. For example, Proyecto Asis near La Fortuna charges $31 for 90 mins tour which is half of what KSTR charges. Also, keep in mind Proyecto Asis is rated # 1 on TA with over + 800 reviews. In Manuel... More 

1 Thank HoustonToughguy
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Blue Banyon Inn and took the tour in the morning. The grounds were absolutely beautiful, and you won't encounter a more hospitable and friendly host than the owner, Chip. Marty took us on the tour and it was awesome! Her passion and knowledge shined through, making the tour even more enjoyable! The baby sloth posing for... More 

1 Thank Justin P
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a fun tour and you can get up close with many animals such as baby sloth, kinkajou and several types of monkeys. They are doing a lot of good work in the community with the monkey bridges and working on releasing many of the animals they care for. The hosts are very nice. You can swim in the... More 

Thank Kimberly M
San Fernando, Trinidad
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

My daughter and i took this tour. The entry road was a bit difficult to find and required several phone calls. We did a self-guided tour of the rain forest, traversing several short bridges and makeshift climbs- not difficult but care needed to avoid slips and slides- followed by a guided tour of the animal care center. This non-profit was... More 

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