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The Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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The night tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! It is so unique. Everyone is given headlights and you walk through the jungle with Tracie and her husband. It is incredible how many insects and wildlife they can spot that a regular person would never notice. We saw scorpions, numerous spiders, frogs, an opossum, two sloth. They are both so knowledgeable and entertaining! When... More 

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