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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

Monteverde: Night Tour in the Tropical Forest

1. Monteverde: Night Tour in the Tropical Forest

Follow your guide along picturesque trails as they show you the best way to spot the local wildlife at night. Explore the biodiversity of Costa Rica by discovering this fun and entertaining experience in the Tropical Forest of Monteverde. Show your digital voucher at the entrance to the refuge and start your adventure by proceeding inside the facility. Enjoy a short meet and greet with your guide before heading off along select trails. Your guide will help you explore the refuge and forests and place you in the best position to spot native wildlife. Spot animals like Tarantulas, Glass Frogs. Red Eye Frogs, Sloths, owls, Toucans, a great variety of insects, nocturnal mammals like the Kinkajou, Olingo, Armadillos, Porcupines, and also reptiles like lizards and snakes.

Monteverde: Guided Tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest

2. Monteverde: Guided Tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Embark on this guided experience in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and nurture your connection with nature. Walk through low-hanging clouds condensing onto the leaves of trees and dripping onto the plants below, and spot a large number of endemic species. Watch lush plants stretch out as far as the eye can see. Accompanied by your guide, spot birds like the Quetzal, toucans, crested guan and black guan, motmot, and a large variety of hummingbird species. Also keep an eye out for mammals like the coatis, agoutis monkeys, and other wildlife. Learn about the Costa Rican flora and fauna with a Local Guide as you immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the Cloud Forest of Monteverde.

Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

3. Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour through the rich biodiversity of the Monteverde Forest as nocturnal mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians wake up for the night. Be picked up and dropped off at your doorstep in Santa Elena or Monteverde.  Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax on the drive into the Forest area. Find out for yourself how busy the forest can be at night as most animals are active in the evening and around 80 percent are nocturnal.  Follow your guide through paths lined with lush vegetation. Spot critters that are not seen during the day on a 2-hour walk. Look for animals like raccoons, sloths, armadillos, olingos, and kinkajous that are active at night.  Follow your guide on a magical journey through a beautiful forest as well as a sustainable coffee, banana, and sugar cane area. Return to your accommodation in Santa Elena or Monteverde by coach at the end of your tour.  We don't promise a specific property, reserve, or park where the activity will take place. Faro Travel hereby reserves the right to change/substitute alternate service providers/operators, change routes and, if necessary, may alter or omit stopping places shown on the description/confirmation, due to no availability or any reasonable circumstance beyond its control.

From Monteverde: Monteverde Suspension Bridge Guided Hike

4. From Monteverde: Monteverde Suspension Bridge Guided Hike

Sky Walk offers you a peaceful introduction to exploring Monteverde Cloud Forest on a 2.5km (1.5mi) circuit trail that snakes through distinct levels of the wonderfully diverse ecosystem. Sky Walk uses these trails and a series of suspension bridges for a one-on-one experience with the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. You will hike deep into these magical tropical forests to admire nature from a distinct perspective. Crossing hanging bridges with complete views of the forest canopy, and from the forest floor on well-maintained. Trails includes some uneven surfaces and several ascents and descents. Sky Walk hanging bridges not only have impressive views, they are also impressive by themselves, with distances up to 236m (774ft) and heights up to 70m (230ft). Trails and hanging bridges are designed and maintained to cause the lowest impact to nature, trying always to keep the forest intact for everything living in it. Forests in Costa Rica are rich in flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for all the wonderful treasures in it. Discover nature from bottom to top. Sky Walk hanging bridges are perfect to appreciate Costa Rica’s magnificent and world recognized biodiversity by walking and admiring nature from different perspectives.

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

5. Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Explore Monteverde in a new way by getting a new perspective on the forest through the Sky Walk, SKy Tram, and the Sky Trek system of zip lines to admire the forest from the air. Spot different flora and fauna from the air, and admire the cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, Miravelles, and Orosi Volcanoes. Begin the tour with the Sky Walk guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges of varying lengths and heights above the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the area while being immersed in the forest's canopy, and learn from a guide specializing in the forest. Next, enjoy the Sky Tram portion of the tour, and have the opportunity to ride through the forest with short stops to observe the forest's biodiversity, and spot Arenal, Tenorio, Miravilles, and Orosi Volcanoes, and admire the Nicoya Gulf and Guanacaste Plain if the weather permits. For the final portion of the tour, enjoy the Sky Trek system of zip lines, which combined cover over 2.5 miles of distance through the forest. Enjoy a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline with speeds up to 40 miles per hour and distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. Absorb the views from five different observation towers over the cloud forest's treetops offering a panoramic view of the surroundings. Try the Sky Trek Vertigo drop, perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline-filled activity.

Monteverde: Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding

6. Monteverde: Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding

Experience a thrilling tour with an exciting combination of activities perfect for tourists trying to make the most of their trip. Try horseback riding, admire gorgeous waterfalls, and hike through nature on this daytime adventure tour. Enjoy an ideal combination of horseback riding, waterfalls, and real hiking on the perfect trekking tour for the daring tourist. Descend a mountain by foot to reach a lovely river with four large waterfalls where you will have time to stop, relax, and enjoy a snack. Cross a few rustic bridges and admire the scenery as you trek through the landscape. The trek ends with a horseback ride up the hill that takes about 35 minutes. Take a refreshing dip in the waters of the river if the weather permits Stop at a lovely viewpoint where you can admire the sights of Volcán Arenal, Volcán Rincón de La Vieja, Volcán Tenorio, and Volcán Miravalles. Stare off further into the distance to see some of Guanacaste Province and Arenal Lake if the weather is good and visibility is clear.

Monteverde: Exploring the Cloud forest

7. Monteverde: Exploring the Cloud forest

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the unparalleled beauty of the cloud forest reserve. we will use the restrooms before embarking on one of the 8 total trails. your guide will accompany you throughout the journey, providing unprecedented insights into the ecosystem's significance and introducing you to the many fascinating species that call it home. Our guided tours will take you through the forest's many winding paths, revealing the astounding beauty of this natural wonderland. You will be able to observe and photograph a vast array of flora and fauna, including some birds, butterflies, and other captivating creatures. Our mission is to inspire a renewed appreciation for the breathtaking power of nature and the critical importance of protecting it. By the end of your tour, you will have gained invaluable knowledge about the intricate web of life that sustains this delicate ecosystem, and you will leave with a newfound sense of urgency to preserve it for future generations. This trip takes around 2.5 hrs, the trails are well-maintained, so this activity is available for almost every person, don't forget your bottle of water, insect repellent, and camera. Optional your rain gear. You will have to purchase the entrance tickets at the reception for $26pp, let them know you are going with a local guide, and they will provide you (free) an access card for your guide as well. Join us today and experience the wonders of the cloud forest reserve for yourself. Don't wait! Take action now and seize the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of nature in all its glory.

San Jose: Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Day Tour

8. San Jose: Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Day Tour

Discover the lush Cloud Forests of Monteverde on this Sky Tram and Hanging Bridges trip from San Jose. Travel to the Northern Highlands of Costa Rica on a very scenic ride where you will get great views of mountains, farms, local towns, and the Coast of the Puntarenas Province. See the largest fruit stand in the country, where you will see a large variety of tropical fruits. Visit a place where several white-faced monkeys are usually observed at a close range. Once in Monteverde, savor a delicious lunch and then proceed to ride on the Sky Tram, with great views of the whole Monteverde-Santa Elena area. Spend about 15-20 minutes at the highest lookout point, and then ride the Tram down for about 15 minutes.  Then, walk on the amazing Sky Walk Hanging Bridges in the Cloud Forest, where you will hike with your expert naturalist guide for about 2-3 hours, learning interesting aspects of the flora and fauna of this rare and endangered ecosystem.

Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

9. Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

Treat yourself to a day of fun in Monteverde Park. Zip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest tree canopy, take a self-guided walk on suspension bridges, and wander around extensive butterfly gardens with a guide. Experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest by zip line. Then head to the tree-top walkway, the ideal experience for those who want to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the region's incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life. Explore the walkway made up of 8 suspension bridges linked by 1.9 miles of trails, the widest and strongest bridge system in Costa Rica. The bridges range in length from 150 feet to 500 feet and are suspended at heights ranging from 36 feet to 180 feet. Next, discover a giant butterfly garden that is 300 feet long and 90 feet wide, one of the largest on the continent. See the massive 50-foot dome ceiling and get up close to 50 species of butterflies. Take a guided tour of a live exhibit to learn about the life cycle, special behaviors, and evolution of these butterflies. Learn how precise and sensitive temperature control allows species to survive across a wide range of altitudes and climate conditions in Costa Rica.

La Fortuna de Arenal: Lake Crossing to Monteverde

10. La Fortuna de Arenal: Lake Crossing to Monteverde

Travel easily between La Fortuna and Monteverde with a van-boat-van transfer crossing over Arenal Lake. On the fastest route between the two towns, you'll experience the beauty of the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy transportation from your hotel door in La Fortuna to your location in Monteverde or Santa Elena. Your transfer lasts approximately three hours, including one hour of sailing over Lake Arenal. Take in the route's spectacular views of the lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. There's also time for a pit stop to stretch your legs, use the bathroom, take photos of the scenery, and buy food. Make use of the free wifi on board the vans. The non-private transfer operates on a pre-set daily schedule, and the private option can be scheduled at any time. Both options include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from within the designated zones.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

Monteverde: Night Tour in the Tropical Forest

Monteverde: Night Tour in the Tropical Forest

Follow your guide along picturesque trails as they show you the best way to spot the local wildlife at night. Explore the biodiversity of Costa Rica by discovering this fun and entertaining experience in the Tropical Forest of Monteverde. Show your digital voucher at the entrance to the refuge and start your adventure by proceeding inside the facility. Enjoy a short meet and greet with your guide before heading off along select trails. Your guide will help you explore the refuge and forests and place you in the best position to spot native wildlife. Spot animals like Tarantulas, Glass Frogs. Red Eye Frogs, Sloths, owls, Toucans, a great variety of insects, nocturnal mammals like the Kinkajou, Olingo, Armadillos, Porcupines, and also reptiles like lizards and snakes.

Monteverde: Guided Tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde: Guided Tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Embark on this guided experience in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and nurture your connection with nature. Walk through low-hanging clouds condensing onto the leaves of trees and dripping onto the plants below, and spot a large number of endemic species. Watch lush plants stretch out as far as the eye can see. Accompanied by your guide, spot birds like the Quetzal, toucans, crested guan and black guan, motmot, and a large variety of hummingbird species. Also keep an eye out for mammals like the coatis, agoutis monkeys, and other wildlife. Learn about the Costa Rican flora and fauna with a Local Guide as you immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the Cloud Forest of Monteverde.

Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour through the rich biodiversity of the Monteverde Forest as nocturnal mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians wake up for the night. Be picked up and dropped off at your doorstep in Santa Elena or Monteverde.  Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax on the drive into the Forest area. Find out for yourself how busy the forest can be at night as most animals are active in the evening and around 80 percent are nocturnal.  Follow your guide through paths lined with lush vegetation. Spot critters that are not seen during the day on a 2-hour walk. Look for animals like raccoons, sloths, armadillos, olingos, and kinkajous that are active at night.  Follow your guide on a magical journey through a beautiful forest as well as a sustainable coffee, banana, and sugar cane area. Return to your accommodation in Santa Elena or Monteverde by coach at the end of your tour.  We don't promise a specific property, reserve, or park where the activity will take place. Faro Travel hereby reserves the right to change/substitute alternate service providers/operators, change routes and, if necessary, may alter or omit stopping places shown on the description/confirmation, due to no availability or any reasonable circumstance beyond its control.

From Monteverde: Monteverde Suspension Bridge Guided Hike

From Monteverde: Monteverde Suspension Bridge Guided Hike

Sky Walk offers you a peaceful introduction to exploring Monteverde Cloud Forest on a 2.5km (1.5mi) circuit trail that snakes through distinct levels of the wonderfully diverse ecosystem. Sky Walk uses these trails and a series of suspension bridges for a one-on-one experience with the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. You will hike deep into these magical tropical forests to admire nature from a distinct perspective. Crossing hanging bridges with complete views of the forest canopy, and from the forest floor on well-maintained. Trails includes some uneven surfaces and several ascents and descents. Sky Walk hanging bridges not only have impressive views, they are also impressive by themselves, with distances up to 236m (774ft) and heights up to 70m (230ft). Trails and hanging bridges are designed and maintained to cause the lowest impact to nature, trying always to keep the forest intact for everything living in it. Forests in Costa Rica are rich in flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for all the wonderful treasures in it. Discover nature from bottom to top. Sky Walk hanging bridges are perfect to appreciate Costa Rica’s magnificent and world recognized biodiversity by walking and admiring nature from different perspectives.

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Explore Monteverde in a new way by getting a new perspective on the forest through the Sky Walk, SKy Tram, and the Sky Trek system of zip lines to admire the forest from the air. Spot different flora and fauna from the air, and admire the cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, Miravelles, and Orosi Volcanoes. Begin the tour with the Sky Walk guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges of varying lengths and heights above the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the area while being immersed in the forest's canopy, and learn from a guide specializing in the forest. Next, enjoy the Sky Tram portion of the tour, and have the opportunity to ride through the forest with short stops to observe the forest's biodiversity, and spot Arenal, Tenorio, Miravilles, and Orosi Volcanoes, and admire the Nicoya Gulf and Guanacaste Plain if the weather permits. For the final portion of the tour, enjoy the Sky Trek system of zip lines, which combined cover over 2.5 miles of distance through the forest. Enjoy a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline with speeds up to 40 miles per hour and distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. Absorb the views from five different observation towers over the cloud forest's treetops offering a panoramic view of the surroundings. Try the Sky Trek Vertigo drop, perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline-filled activity.

Monteverde: Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding

Monteverde: Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding

Experience a thrilling tour with an exciting combination of activities perfect for tourists trying to make the most of their trip. Try horseback riding, admire gorgeous waterfalls, and hike through nature on this daytime adventure tour. Enjoy an ideal combination of horseback riding, waterfalls, and real hiking on the perfect trekking tour for the daring tourist. Descend a mountain by foot to reach a lovely river with four large waterfalls where you will have time to stop, relax, and enjoy a snack. Cross a few rustic bridges and admire the scenery as you trek through the landscape. The trek ends with a horseback ride up the hill that takes about 35 minutes. Take a refreshing dip in the waters of the river if the weather permits Stop at a lovely viewpoint where you can admire the sights of Volcán Arenal, Volcán Rincón de La Vieja, Volcán Tenorio, and Volcán Miravalles. Stare off further into the distance to see some of Guanacaste Province and Arenal Lake if the weather is good and visibility is clear.

Monteverde: Exploring the Cloud forest

Monteverde: Exploring the Cloud forest

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the unparalleled beauty of the cloud forest reserve. we will use the restrooms before embarking on one of the 8 total trails. your guide will accompany you throughout the journey, providing unprecedented insights into the ecosystem's significance and introducing you to the many fascinating species that call it home. Our guided tours will take you through the forest's many winding paths, revealing the astounding beauty of this natural wonderland. You will be able to observe and photograph a vast array of flora and fauna, including some birds, butterflies, and other captivating creatures. Our mission is to inspire a renewed appreciation for the breathtaking power of nature and the critical importance of protecting it. By the end of your tour, you will have gained invaluable knowledge about the intricate web of life that sustains this delicate ecosystem, and you will leave with a newfound sense of urgency to preserve it for future generations. This trip takes around 2.5 hrs, the trails are well-maintained, so this activity is available for almost every person, don't forget your bottle of water, insect repellent, and camera. Optional your rain gear. You will have to purchase the entrance tickets at the reception for $26pp, let them know you are going with a local guide, and they will provide you (free) an access card for your guide as well. Join us today and experience the wonders of the cloud forest reserve for yourself. Don't wait! Take action now and seize the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of nature in all its glory.

San Jose: Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Day Tour

San Jose: Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Day Tour

Discover the lush Cloud Forests of Monteverde on this Sky Tram and Hanging Bridges trip from San Jose. Travel to the Northern Highlands of Costa Rica on a very scenic ride where you will get great views of mountains, farms, local towns, and the Coast of the Puntarenas Province. See the largest fruit stand in the country, where you will see a large variety of tropical fruits. Visit a place where several white-faced monkeys are usually observed at a close range. Once in Monteverde, savor a delicious lunch and then proceed to ride on the Sky Tram, with great views of the whole Monteverde-Santa Elena area. Spend about 15-20 minutes at the highest lookout point, and then ride the Tram down for about 15 minutes.  Then, walk on the amazing Sky Walk Hanging Bridges in the Cloud Forest, where you will hike with your expert naturalist guide for about 2-3 hours, learning interesting aspects of the flora and fauna of this rare and endangered ecosystem.

Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

Monteverde: Zip Line, Bridges, and Butterfly Garden Tour

Treat yourself to a day of fun in Monteverde Park. Zip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest tree canopy, take a self-guided walk on suspension bridges, and wander around extensive butterfly gardens with a guide. Experience the Monteverde Cloud Forest by zip line. Then head to the tree-top walkway, the ideal experience for those who want to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the region's incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life. Explore the walkway made up of 8 suspension bridges linked by 1.9 miles of trails, the widest and strongest bridge system in Costa Rica. The bridges range in length from 150 feet to 500 feet and are suspended at heights ranging from 36 feet to 180 feet. Next, discover a giant butterfly garden that is 300 feet long and 90 feet wide, one of the largest on the continent. See the massive 50-foot dome ceiling and get up close to 50 species of butterflies. Take a guided tour of a live exhibit to learn about the life cycle, special behaviors, and evolution of these butterflies. Learn how precise and sensitive temperature control allows species to survive across a wide range of altitudes and climate conditions in Costa Rica.

La Fortuna de Arenal: Lake Crossing to Monteverde

La Fortuna de Arenal: Lake Crossing to Monteverde

Travel easily between La Fortuna and Monteverde with a van-boat-van transfer crossing over Arenal Lake. On the fastest route between the two towns, you'll experience the beauty of the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy transportation from your hotel door in La Fortuna to your location in Monteverde or Santa Elena. Your transfer lasts approximately three hours, including one hour of sailing over Lake Arenal. Take in the route's spectacular views of the lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. There's also time for a pit stop to stretch your legs, use the bathroom, take photos of the scenery, and buy food. Make use of the free wifi on board the vans. The non-private transfer operates on a pre-set daily schedule, and the private option can be scheduled at any time. Both options include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from within the designated zones.

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What people are saying about Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve

Overall rating

4.5
(60 reviews)

We were only four people. our original guide handed it over to another guide as he was still busy with the previous group. Our guide had a lot of knowledge and really did his best to show us beautiful birds and other animals. He took the time for our house so we had a nice day and saw a lot. You really see more with a guide!

Luis is so knowledgeable and patient with our many questions. it was a very relaxed tour. we never felt rushed, and at the end of the tour Luis told us about other cool places to visit in Costa Rica and restaurants in the area. it was a great tour.

Our tour was great, and Danny was a great guide. We saw a couple tarantulas, a sloth, a green put viper, some cool insects, and an armadillo. Would recommend this tour to others who want to see creatures that are hard to spot.

Our guide was excellent. His English was very good. We saw several rare animals and birds.

Super nice guide who did his best to spot animals. We also saw a quetzal!