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EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF PUERTO VIEJO IN STYLE

Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel has a well-deserved reputation as a leading

Upscale lifestyle hotel in Puerto Viejo. We exclusively partner with one of the travel industry’s most professional guides--Junior “The Jungle Man”--and his team. Through this association, we offer our distinguished clientele the easiest and most stylish means to explore and enjoy the marvels of Puerto Viejo and Costa Rica’s natural heritage.

The Jungle Man is a humble native of Puerto Viejo. Coming from a family line of farmers, cooks, and, fishermen, Junior grew up living off the land and seas of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. His positive and vibrant personality coupled with his academic and professional background in wildlife, tourism, and holistic healing classifies him as one of the best eco-friendly tour guides in Costa Rica.

OUR EXCLUSIVE TOURS WITH JUNGLE MAN

Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge Tour

You will have a unique hiking tour to explore Manzanillo’ s amazing wildlife refuge. Jungle Man is a local expert and will offer you an exclusive and fun experience. This tour provides the opportunity to watch white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes, poisonous frogs and many other rain forest creatures. The Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge is also home to 384 species of birds including hummingbirds, tanagers, owls, and three kind of toucans.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price:$ 75,- including transportation, fruits


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Cahuita National Park Tour

You will enjoy a hiking adventure and snorkeling wildlife tour to Cahuita National Park with Jungle Man. This tour is ideal for all ages because it includes hiking comfortably on flat land. Cahuita National Park is a terrestrial and marine national park in Caribbean La Amistad Conservation, connected to the town of Cahuita.
The 600-acre (242-ha) is known to have at least 35 species coral, 140 species Molluscs , 44 species of crustaceans, and 123 of fish. The outer reef is about 4 km long. On land there are many types of animal as well including northern Tamanduas, Pacas, white nosed coatis, raccoons, sloths, agoutis, mantled howlers and white headed capuchins. It has a variety of birds as well including the green ibis, green and Rufuos kingfisher and keel billed toucan.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $ 89,- including transportation,fruits

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Yorkin Indigenous Reservations

The Bribri Indigenous Territory Tour is an excellent way to spend the day experiencing the richness of the Pre Columbian culture of Costa Rica. You will have a cultural, anthropological and natural immersion in the Yorkin Bribri Community in the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains.
You will drive 40 minutes and reach Yorkin River . Yorkin is a river between Costa Rica and Panama.You will cruise through freshwater Yorkin river on a canoe and reach the indigenous reservations.You will learn about inhabitant culture and the way of their living. You will experience about palm roof making, bow arrow and see how they prepare chocolate.

Duration: 8 Hours
Price: $ 150,- including transportation, local food ,fruits and natural juices.
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The National Monument GUAYABO

We will take you to Guayabo where the national monument preserves the archeological structures that were inhabited from 1000 B.C. until 1400 A.D., but the height of its development was in 800 A.D. Within these archeological structures are 43 mounds, three aqueducts, two open squares, two stone walkways, and a tomb. All of these structures are connected by smaller stone walkways, bridges ,and stairs.The mounds are the most important aspects. You will see also the summit of the Turrialba Volcano while you are traveling to Guayabo,which is the second tallest Volcano after Irazu.

Duration: 10 Hours
Price: $ 190,- including transportation, local food ,fruits and natural juices.
Participants: Minimum of 4 Guests.


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Bird Watching Tour

This unique Bird Watching Tour takes place within the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve or Cahuita . Both places are a paradise for the bird watching adventurer. Roughly 600 species of birds are at home in Costa Rica all year long and another 200 migrate from milder zones. In the Puerto Viejo area, over 400 species of birds have been seen.

Birds living in this area include: Hawks, Red Headed buzzards, Stork herons, Toucans, Parrots, Manakins, Tanagers, an abundance of Hummingbirds, Poets, Reinitas (Honey Creepers), Mosqueros (Fly Catchers), Trogons, Magpie Pechinegra (Magpie Jay – endemic to the lower slope of the Caribbean) and the surprising Buco Barbon (White bearded Puffbird).

Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $ 70,- including transportation, fruits
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Canopy Tour

See the jungle from up in trees and experience the thrill of flying through over 8,202 feet (2500 m) of zipline cable. Throughout this tour you will become acquainted with the flora and the fauna of the primary forest and learn how indigenous communities utilize these plants. After the hike you will arrive at another platform to continue your canopy adventure. This tour includes 9 aerial platforms and 12 on ground for a total of 2760 meters of cable. Once you climb the 7th platform, you will not touch the ground again until the final run which will give you a spectacular bird’s eye view of the jungle.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $ 80,- including transportation, fruits


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Meet the Bri Bri Shaman

When you are in Puerto Viejo, don’t miss the marvelous opportunity to visit the Bri Bri Shaman. The Bribri Indigenous Tribe from Cordillera de Talamanca is one of the few remaining indigenous groups in Costa Rica. The Shaman or “awa” holds a very important place within the Bribri society. To this day, all the knowledge is transmitted orally from an older The Shamans to the apprentice.

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Jungle Man Organic Farm Night Tour

Jungle man takes you to his private organic farm. You will hike up to farm and pick your own local herbs and plantain or banana for cooking your tea and meal. You will then walk through the farm to see armadillos, snakes, frogs, pacas and more.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price:$ 80,- including transportation, beverage, fruits, local food

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Waterfalls and Indigenous Reservations

You will have a combination of fun activities that include hiking , relaxing and swimming at the beautiful waterfalls.

We will take you to the native Indigenous Reservation where you will learn about their customs, their arts and crafts, how to make organic chocolate. Visit of the geological frog farm and the medicinal farm.

Duration : 4 Hours
Price : $85 - including transportation, fruits and natural juices.
Price : $60 - with private vehicle

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Gandoca Lagoon Boat Trip

This amazing Lagoon is located near the southeast Panama border. You will embark in a relaxing boat ride and be humored, informed and astound by Jungle Man’s distinctive adventurous wildlife tour. You will see 3 species of monkeys and a lot of birds.

Duration: 5 Hours
Price: $ 95,- including transportation, beverage, fruits, local food.



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OUR EXCLUSIVE TOURS WITH JUNGLE MAN

Waterfalls and Indigenous Reservations

This tour features a variety of fun activities that include swimming at beautiful waterfalls accompanied by a special, relaxing Jungle Man Picnic.

We will take you to the native Indigenous Reservation where you will learn about their customs, their arts and crafts, and their process for making organic chocolate. A visit to the geological frog farm and the medicinal farm is also included.

Duration : 4 Hours
Price : $83 - including transportation, fruits and natural juices.
Price : $60 - with private vehicle

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Indigenous Dinner

BriBri Natives theatrically narrate their perspective of Christopher Columbus’s arrival to Costa Rica. You will enjoy an interesting and entertaining demonstration on the Natives’ Reservation and will be honored guests at a dinner that BriBri Natives share with Jungle Man and his group.

Duration: 2 Hours
Price : $84 - including transportation, dinner, and natural juices.
$72 - with private vehicle.

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Organic Farm Tour

Jungle Man takes you to tour an urban organic private farm where you will have organic breakfast or lunch cooked on firewood. You will enjoy nature, food, fun, music, wildlife and learning about the urban history of the area.

Duration: 3 Hours/2
Departures: Morning or Noon.
Price: $94 - including transportation.
Price : $72,- with private vehicle
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests

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Spectacular Dinner at Private Organic Farm

Jungle Man takes you to an urban organic private farm where you will feast upon an organic three-course dinner featuring Caribbean style entrees, special Ocean Sun Fish cooked on firewood, and dessert. You will enjoy the nature, food, fun, live music, wildlife, and learning about the urban history of the area.

Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $165 - including transportation.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests

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Gandoca Turtle Nesting Tour by Night

Gandoca is a center for the one of the world’s largest turtle migrations. On this nature tour jungle Man will introduce you to the eclectic history and ecological facts of the amazing Leather Back Turtles.

Duration: 5 Hours and seasonal from April until June.
Price: $ 110 -including transportation, local dinner and fruit juice.
Price: $72,- with private vehicle.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests
Required: Long pants and sleeves, dark clothes, shoes.

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Gandoca Lagoon Boat Trip

This amazing Lagoon is located near the southeast Panama border.

You will embark upon a relaxing boat ride and be amused, informed, and astounded by Jungle Man’s distinctive tales on this adventurous wildlife tour.

Duration: 5 Hours
Price: $94 - including transportation, beer, fruits, local food.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests.

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Wildlife Refuge Tour

You will experience a unique hiking tour to explore Manzanillo’ s amazing wildlife refuge. Jungle Man is a local expert and will offer you an exclusive and fun experience.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $72 - including transportation, fruits.
Price: $50 - with private vehicle.
If you would like to take the tour by ATV, add an additional $ 75.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests

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Beach Cookout

Luxuriate at some of our beach spots and enjoy a special time with family and friends. While you snorkel, swim, build sand castles, marvel at the wildlife, and listen to music, Jungle Man will prepare a special meal cooked on firewood … Listen to his amazing stories as you relish the flavors of authentic Costa Rican cuisine seasoned with care and the salt sea air.

Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $110,- including transportation.
Price: $88 - with private vehicle.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests.

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Caribbean Sea Boat Tour

Observe Costa Rica’s Atlantic Peninsula from the perspective of a sea vessel. Sunrise or Sunset, a boat tour offers fantastic views of the peninsula’s coastline. Watch dolphins play as you explore the area’s best reefs.

Duration: 3 Hours
Price: $110 - including transportation, fruits.
Price: $88- with private vehicle.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests

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Cahuita National Park Tour

Enjoy a hiking adventure and snorkeling wildlife tour to Cahuita National Park with Jungle Man. The hiking trail is flat, so this tour is ideal for all ages. Cahuita National Park is a terrestrial and marine national park in the Caribbean’s La Amistad Conservation zone, connected to the town of Cahuita.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $88 - including transportation, fruits.
Price: $72 - with private vehicle.
If you would like to take the tour by ATV, Add an additional $ 75.
Participants: Minimum of 2 Guests.

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