This world famous reserve provides beautiful scenery for a great hike through the wonders of the cloud forest. Your guide will search for the most incredible birds and you can admire the prehistoric ferns and the trees full of epiphytes and moss. The treetop walkways are approximately 3 kilometers and cross the cloud forest on 8 different suspension bridges. In addition, you will explore a community that includes more than 20 species of tropical butterflies and a beautiful garden with more than 14 species of hummingbirds.
Monteverde also offers some rich history of Quakers from Alabama area that were in search of a country with no army and restarted their lives here and have come to produce of Costa Rica's best cheese varieties.
Many options are available to your for observing the cloud forest, such as zip lines or hiking.
Highlights of Monteverde:
What to bring: copy of your passport, long pants, t-shirt, hiking shoes or similar, raincoat, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, extra set of dry clothes (optional).
Customize activities upon request
OPTION A : Hanging bridges, insect museum, butterfly garden, a humming bird garden, reptile museum.
OPTION B: Zip Lines, insect museum, butterfly garden, a humming bird garden, reptile museum.
Important: this tour requires a very early pick up in order to be in Monteverde at a perfect time to enjoy wild life!
We recommend this activity for ages between 9 to 85 years old
Travel Time: Approximately 3-1/2 hours each way from Papagayo area Hotels such as 4 Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood. Hotels in the Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo or Pinilla area are 4.5 hrs each way.
Return Time: Approximately 5 TO 7 pm (depending on the activities and your desired departure time)
Tour Duration : Approximately 11 TO 13 hrs
Not Included: Additional beverages (soda/beer) and gratuities for drivers and tour guides
Activity Level: medium to high . Suitable for kids from 9 up