Monteverde

Tours in and around Monteverde



Bird Watching Half Day

Anyone who has come to Costa Rica for bird watching has heard of Monteverde, the famous cloud forest. Monteverde is one of the legendary and classic bird watching spots where more than 350 bird species have been identified. Located at an altitude ranging from 1400 to1700 meters above sea level, this area is home to hundreds of tropical birds. Apart from the popular quetzal and toucan there are other species living in the area including wood creepers, flycatchers and migratory species like orioles and grosbeaks. Another bird that lives here is the three-wattle bellbird which is not often seen.

 

 

Rate: US $118.00 Per Person

 

Included: Entrance fee, transportation and bilingual guide.

 

Duration: 4 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, sunglasses.

From
$118
Canopy & Hanging Bridges

Today you will enjoy a combo tour at the Selvatura Park in Monteverde. You will participate in an adventurous canopy tour (zip lining) where you will be flying through 12 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest canopy tours in Costa Rica. It is also the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The canopy takes usually around 2,5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers starting at the age of 4. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply.

 

After the canopy tour you will walk on eight different bridges which are called the Selvatura Tree Top Walkways. The lengths vary between 150 feet (50 meters) and 510 feet (170 meters) and some are up to 180 feet (60 meters) high. The walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that leads you through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Each bridge has a capacity of up to 80 people which makes them both the longest and strongest bridges in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

 

 

Rate: US $81.00 Per Person

 

Included: Bilingual Guide for Canopy, equipment and transportation

 

Duration: 5.5 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunblock, binoculars, camera

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$81
Canopy Tour

The canopy tour guides will hand you the appropriate equipment and lecture you on all the safety procedures to be able to enjoy this amazing adventure. You will then be flying through 12 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest canopy tours in Costa Rica. It is also the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides, Selvatura Park is your best choice. The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers starting at the age of 4. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply.

 

 

Rate: US $51.00 Per Person

 

Included: Equipment, transportation and bilingual guide.

 

Duration: 2.5 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunblock, binoculars, camera.

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$51
Canopy Tour + Walkways+ Butterfly Garden+ Hummingbird Garden

The canopy tour guides will hand you the appropriate equipment and lecture you on all the safety procedures to be able to enjoy this amazing adventure. You will then be flying through 12 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest canopy tours in Costa Rica. It is also the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides, Selvatura Park is your best choice. The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers starting at the age of 4. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply.

 

After the canopy tour you will walk on eight different bridges which are called the Selvatura Tree Top Walkways. The lengths vary between 150 feet (50 meters) and 510 feet (170 meters) and some are up to 180 feet (60 meters) high. The walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that leads you through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Each bridge has a capacity of up to 80 people which makes them both the longest and strongest bridges in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

 

Venture into exploring a different world. A world in which a controlled climate provides the best temperature (82.4º F or 28º C) for its inhabitants and makes them feel like they are in paradise. Explore a community that gathers more than 20 species of butterflies. Learn about their life cycle, their special abilities and behaviors that have helped them evolve throughout thousands of years. Enjoy a guided walk inside one of the world’s largest live butterfly exhibitions with an area of over 29,000 square feet (2,700 square meters). Come and enjoy all the wonders that you may discover in this marvelous world of butterflies.

 

Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden. Now imagine over 100 beautiful hummingbirds flying cheerfully around you! That is what the incredible hummingbird garden has to offer. More than 14 species of hummingbirds will amaze you with their incredible aerial maneuvers and bright lively colors.

 

 

Rate: US $149.00 Per Person

 

Included: Bilingual Guide for Canopy, equipment, transportation and lunch

 

Duration: 6.5 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunblock, binoculars, camera

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$149
Coffee, Sugar Cane & Chocolate Tour

The tour begins with a brief insight into the wonderful world of coffee followed by the history of Costa Rican coffee and its importance in the socio-economic development. Later on we will cover other aspects of Costa Rican culture and traditions. The tour starts with an explanation about the life cycle of a coffee plant starting with the coffee seed itself. When we get back to the main building you will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious cup of Don Juan coffee accompanied by a typical Costa Rican snack.

 

Enjoy three tours in one! The coffee tour, which begins with the wonderful history of coffee in the world, followed by its history and importance in Costa Rica’s development. Later on, during the tour you will learn about other aspects of Costa Rican culture, as well as some traditions. During this part of the tour, you will get to see all the processes carried by coffee, from the seed to the delicious final product, the cup of coffee.

 

The second part of this tour is the famous chocolate tour, the perfect complement for coffee, it’s a contributor to rescuing the traditions and culture of Costa Rica. You will have an experience between aromas and history, where you will participate in the chocolate process and be able to enjoy, share and taste the fruit of the cocoa, until arriving to its magnificent transformation, becoming a delicious drink; equally on this tour you will see whole process of transition from seed to pure and ground cocoa.

 

The third part of the tour will be about sugar cane, where you’ll learn about its history, plantations, different types of harvest, processing, obtainment of various products and you’ll be able to enjoy the experience of handcrafting sugar cane juice.

 

 

Rate: US $32.00 Per Person

 

Included: Transport and snacks.

 

Duration: 2 Hours

 

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, raingear, sunscreen, insect repellent, cap/hat, sunglasses.

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$32
Guided Tour to Monteverde Reserve

Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is among the most famous reserve in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions, and scientific researches. This 3,500 hectare of land holds 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica.

 

The geographical, topographical and climatic conditions have determined the surprising biodiversity found in the Monteverde Reserve. In this forest you can find four ecological “Live Zones” with different ecosystems for hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of plants like mosses, vines and trees of the Cloud Forest.

 

 

Rate: US $82.00 Per Person

 

Included: Entrance fee, transportation and bilingual guide.

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, pants, water.

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$82
Guided Tour to Santa Elena Reserve

The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is situated 7 km northwest of Santa Elena town. The Cloud Forest Reserve offers an exceptional hiking experience. The Santa Elena Cloud Forest is a wonderland of green lushness. Giant tree ferns, bamboo and palm trees grow abundantly in the lower layers while thick moss covered liana vines dangle from the treetops. Use all your senses to enjoy the frequent sightings of birds and mammals, to hear the sound of the Quetzal and the roaring of the howler monkeys and to identify the tracks of the shy Puma, Coati and Red brocket deer. Looking northeast on clear days, you can see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and the Arenal lake.

 

 

Rate: US $82.00 Per Person

 

Included: Entrance fee, transportation and bilingual guide.

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, pants, water.

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$82
Night Walk

This is one of the best tours in Monteverde to see wildlife. It starts when the sun sets when all the diurnal animals look for a place to sleep and all the nocturnal animals awaken. This is a great experience because you will have the opportunity to hear and see animals that differ from the animals you can watch during the day

 

 

Rate: US $51.00 Per Person

 

Included: Entrance fee, transportation and bilingual guide.

 

Duration: 2 hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, pants, water.

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$51
Selvatura Hanging Bridges

Selvatura’s Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that leads you through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet (50 meters) and 510 feet (170 meters) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet (12 meters) and 180 feet (60 meters). Each bridge has a capacity of up to 80 people which makes them both the longest and strongest bridges in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages.

 

 

Rate: US $51.00 Per Person

 

Included: Transportation and bilingual guide

 

Duration: 3 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunblock, binoculars, camera

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$51
Sky Tram, Sky Trek & Sky Walk

You start this tour with the Sky Walk, which combines trails and suspension bridges with lengths of up to 984 feet and heights above the canopy of Monteverde cloud forest. The tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, always joined by a specialized guide. Later on you enjoy the Sky Tram, a guided tour during which you have the opportunity to observe the cloud forest biodiversity, the Arenal, Tenorio, Miravalles and Orosi volcanoes, the Nicoya gulf, and the Guanacaste plain if the weather allows it. The gondolas have been adapted even for people with some disability. Then you will enjoy the Sky Trek system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together have a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable. The tour gives you the opportunity to fly down a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. In addition, the tour offers 5 observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops providing a panoramic view

 

 

Rate: US $106.00 Per Person

 

Included: Bilingual Guide, equipment and Transportation.

 

Duration: 5 Hours

 

What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, jacket or raincoat, sunscreen.

From
$106