From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

4.8 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica

From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica
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From US$ 179 per person

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Explore the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica. Hike on the best hanging bridges in the country and observe the cloud forest up close. Stop at a place where monkeys are normally observed and at a lookout to take pictures of the Gulf of Nicoya.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most of the hotels in the San José area. Your exact pickup time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.


  • Hike on the Monteverde Hanging Bridges, one of Costa Rica’s main attractions
  • Learn about the interesting Cloud Forest Eco-system
  • Follow your guide as they share information and lead you every step of the way
  • Observe some of the wildlife of Costa Rica
  • Enjoy great views of beautiful landscapes through the whole tour
Full description
Your tour begins in the morning with pickup in the San José area. Then travel towards the northern part of the country on a very scenic drive, with great views of beautiful mountain ranges, local towns and farms, and the Pacific coast. On the way to Monteverde, enjoy multiple stops. Learn about local fruits at the largest fruit stand of the country. Explore a place where several monkeys are normally observed in the wild at a very close range. Photograph amazing landscapes from a lookout point. Once in Monteverde, savor a delicious lunch and then proceed to do the amazing hanging bridges tour in the cloud forest. Hike with your guide for two to three hours, admiring the beauties of this rare ecosystem and searching for the local wildlife, including monkeys, emerald toucans, coatimundis, and the rare resplendent quetzal, the most beautiful bird of Costa Rica. This hike is approximately 3km (1.9 miles) long and is mostly on flat terrain with a few mild climbs.  Late in the afternoon, return to your accommodation in San José or to your accommodation in central Monteverde. 
  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San José area
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Services not specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, nor for people with heart complaints, back problems, or other serious medical conditions.
  • Adult pricing applies to all participants.
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required.
  • Pick-up begins approximately 30- to 60-minutes prior to the tour time; the exact pick-up time will be advised when you receive your confirmation.
  • Tour times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • Please note that walking is involved.
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide.
  • A vegetarian option is available for lunch; please advise when booking if required.
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Beautiful tour but I would recommend taking the Zipline if that is what you like. Walking around, you could not see a lot of animals. Although it is a cloud forest, but if you booked the walking tour in other rain forest, I think you could do something fun for this one.

March 25, 2023

Our guide Juan got us to where we needed to be on time for the various stops on this trip. He was very helpful such as pointing out plants and animals of interest and guiding us around the coffee plantation. He also sorted out a quick breakfast stops for us which wasn't scheduled in the itinerary. He also took us to a view point near where we had lunch which provided spectacular views all the way down to the Pacific Ocean. It is a long day trip from San Jose, but worth it to see the cloud forest. We were guided around the hanging bridges by another guide (also called Juan) who managed to spot animals and plants that we would have walked straight past without seeing, such as a porcupine, howler monkey, humming bird and tiny orchids. The highlight was spotting the Resplendent Quetzal in the tree tops as we crossed the highest of the eight bridges.

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March 25, 2023

Booked this tour on GetYourGuide in San Jose. Was such a nice day tour out of San Jose. Juan speaks very good English and was a great guide, he was attentive, friendly, helpful but also respected our own space. Monteverde was amazing - there was a local guide who led us on the hike and he was very knowledgable and the hanging bridges and the the rainforest were simply breath taking. Other people on the tour were super friendly and nice too. The lunch was at a really nice restaurant providing high quality local cuisine. Not like a typical tourist spot. This is a must-go experience!

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 193292