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Nature Observatorio Treehouse Day Tour

Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Peter

4 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Our tour includes 3 adventures in one:
1. Hike through real prime rainforest. Watch wildlife in its real natural habitat and listen to the sounds and whispers of the nature.
2. Climb 25 meters (8 stories) high up the tree. Use our safe climbing technique to hoist yourselves up to Nature Observatorio.
3. Spend couple hours up on the tree in the middle of the jungle. Enjoy some most memorable views of your life and feel like Tarzan and Jane.

Nature Observatorio is a beautiful treehouse suspended 25 meters up on a tree in the middle of the jungle in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

This project is probably unparalleled in human history. Suspended on nylon straps, the Observatorio is built in place, assembled like a “Lego” project, high in the air, without harming the tree in any way. Not a single nail or screw is used in its emplacement. It may also be the first house-like structure to be built from the top down. Our goal is always to keep everything as eco-friendly as is humanly possible.

We also offer Full Day and Half Day morning tours - please inquire about availability at info@natureobservatorio.com
Other things to note
This project is probably unparalleled in human history. Suspended on nylon straps, the Observatorio hangs high in the air, without harming the nature. Not one single nail is used in its placement.
Our tour includes 3 adventures in one:
1. Hike through real prime rainforest. Watch wildlife in its real natural habitat and listen to the sounds and whispers of the nature.
2. Climb 25 meters (8 stories) high up the tree. Use our safe climbing technique to hoist yourselves up to Nature Observatorio.
3. Spend couple hours up on the tree in the middle of the jungle. Enjoy some most memorable views of your life and feel like Tarza…

What's included

  • Food
    Snacks and refreshments. Snacks and refreshments
  • Drinks
    Natural juices and water
  • Transportation
    Complementary, as needed.
  • Equipment
    Boots for the hike

Meet your host, Peter

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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The Observatorio project is truly unique, and it is quite simple. We want to prove that a living tree is more valuable than a dead tree. All types of forests, and especially tropical rain forests, are disappearing. The reason is that in our “modern society,” a living tree has little or no value. So it is cut. Turned into lumber and by-products. The land-use is transformed. Every day, precious hectares of rain forest are being converted into cow fields and banana plantations. We want to share our insights on this problem with our guests and educate them on the importance of the RF preservation.
The Observatorio project is truly unique, and it is quite simple. We want to prove that a living tree is more valuable than a dead tree. All types of forests, and especially tropical rain forests, are disappearing. The reason is that in our “modern society,” a living tree has little or no value. So it is cut. Turned into lumber and by-products. The land-use is transformed. Every day, precious hectares of rain forest are being converted into cow fields and banana plantations. We want to share our…
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Where you'll be

Enjoy wonderful nature hike through primary forest, exercise yourself climbing up the tree with ropes, and then visit Nature Observatorio, beautiful treehouse suspended 25 meters up on a tree in the middle of the jungle in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica where you can observe jungle life at its best. The canopy of the rain forest is a vast, fascinating and virtually unexplored frontier.
James
March 2021
This was the best part of our vacation. My wife and I enjoyed many pets of Costa Rica but nothing compared to this day spent in the jungle, Lucas’ jungle! If you’re on the fence of what to do, just do this. You won’t regret it. Very informative, lots of fun, worth even more. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast at all then even more reason. Can’t say enough good things. Thank you Peter!!
This was the best part of our vacation. My wife and I enjoyed many pets of Costa Rica but nothing compared to this day spent in the jungle, Lucas’ jungle! If you’re on the fence of…
Amy
October 2019
This is a once in a lifetime experience, but not for everyone. You need to be in good shape to do this. My hubby and I were having a great time. Peter is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour.
Claudia
February 2019
Eine wirklich tolle und einzigartige Wanderung in natürlichem Regenwald, der der Allgemeinheit so nicht zugänglich ist. Trotz anfänglicher Bedenken und Höhenangst beim Aufstieg zum Baumhaus, war es mit Peters und Brians Hilfe und der Seilkonstruktion kein Problem. Uneingeschränkte Empfehlung meinerseits! Wobei ich auf jeden Fall eine Übernachtung buchen würde, da dann die Dämmerungszeiten eingeschlossen sind und man mehr Tiersichtungen haben wird.
Eine wirklich tolle und einzigartige Wanderung in natürlichem Regenwald, der der Allgemeinheit so nicht zugänglich ist. Trotz anfänglicher Bedenken und Höhenangst beim Aufstieg zum…
Rosalind
February 2019
The Nature Observatorio Treehouse is not like anything else you’ll experience, truly it’s one-of-a-kind! What a fun and unusual way to explore the jungle. Though my husband and I don’t consider ourselves outdoorsmen, we felt fearless because Peter is a phenomenal guide. By far one of our favorite memories in Costa Rica, and an experience we’ll always cherish! Peter is encouraging, knowledgeable and a genuinely caring and kind spirit. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone! You’re in good hands!
The Nature Observatorio Treehouse is not like anything else you’ll experience, truly it’s one-of-a-kind! What a fun and unusual way to explore the jungle. Though my husband and I d…
Aurora
November 2018
This was an AMAZING experience! One that anyone who enjoys the nature, botany wildlife or just simple adventure will LOVE this one of a kind experience! The observatory is beautiful and what a great way to appreciate the canopy of the rainforest! The hike in was beautiful and full of wildlife and really gave a new perspective of what a rainforest jungle truly is! Peter is extremely knowledgeable and one of the kindest people you will ever meet! His helper Brian also was sweet and very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and it species especially about the birds and snakes Two very wise and trustworthy guides! If you have the chance this is definitely a no miss experience!!!! Thank you for a wonderful adventure and I am looking forward to doing it again and sleeping overnight next time
This was an AMAZING experience! One that anyone who enjoys the nature, botany wildlife or just simple adventure will LOVE this one of a kind experience! The observatory is beautifu…
Don
November 2018
This is a true Jungle hike off the beaten path. Peter was amazing. We saw so much wildlife and the Jungle Treehouse is the most unique experience in CR

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bottle with water for the hike

Clothes to change