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The Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

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Amazing night adventure

I have to admit, I'm not one for spiders or being in the jungle at night. However my husband and I recently did this night tour and Tracie and Gian were amazing. She made you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit, I'm not one for spiders or being in the jungle at night. However my husband and I recently did this night tour and Tracie and Gian were amazing. She made you feel at ease and provide incredible knowledge about what you were seeing. They know so much and can spot things anywhere. I have much respect... More 

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this tour. Traci is such a passionate scientist. I don't love bugs but her excitement was contagious. And she is a great storyteller. It was fun to see that her husband shared her love of bugs. She should take kids on this hike. She'd probably convert a new generation of entomologists.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first tour was mind-blowing and we couldn't wait for more time with Tracie and GianFranco and for more information. We came back to Drake Bay and specifically to this tour 2 years later with our adult kids who are themselves knowledgeable and experienced with reptiles and critters. They said it was one of the greatest experiences of their lives... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family (two kids 9 and 6) went with Tracie the Bug Lady. Interesting tour. She and her partner do a great tag team where one find and then discusses a spider, scorpion, frog, snake, lizard while the other finds the next specimen. This keeps the tour moving and you do see and learn a lot. Do not wear bug... More 

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WanderingTaxman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We (my wife & I) went with Tracie & Gian on their Bug Tour. It had been a miserable, rainy day but the night was mercifully dry & we had a terrific time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It rained on our night tour but the heavy foliage kept us relatively dry. We saw all sorts of insects, amphibians, and other animals. It was such a unique and truly fascinating experience to have Tracie and Gian show us creatures that we would miss by not looking up into the trees or down on the ground. It's clear that... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was an outstanding experience. Very informative and a true lesson in slowing down to take in what is around you.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous tour & I can understand why it gets booked out. Tracie and Gianfranco are a great team. One is telling you about something they have found whilst the other scouts ahead to find the next thing. We saw lots of things that we would have walked by. Gianfranco spotted a tiny red eyed frog high up... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The tour is run by Tracie and her husband. They make a good team, one is usually explaining what we are seeing while the other looks for what we will see next. We saw cool insects, frogs, reptiles, kinkajous and a sloth. They have a nice telescope that they connect to their tablet so that you can see everything very... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Tracie and Gian are professionals who provide a great experience. While one of them is showing you a creature, the other is scouting ahead to find the next, in order to provide a seamless experience. Their iPad/spotting scope setup ensures that everyone sees creatures that are further away. So fascinating to see the things that you would otherwise just walk... More 

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