Puntarenas

Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Tour

From $35.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you’ll have the chance to spot the resplendent quetzal! This is a 2-3 hour excursion, where you’ll meet up with your guide, who will lead you through this tropical cloud forest, looking out for the multitudes of wildlife that inhabit the area using a spotting scope.
  • Meeting point: Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde
  • Cloud Forest and Humming Bird Garden explorations
  • $25 Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve not included
  • Tours run twice a day at 7:30am and 1:30pm, 7 days a week

What's Included

  • Spoting scope
  • hummingbirds garden
  • Pictures of the things you see on the tour
  • 10 minutes of the Monteverde history
  • Small group
  • Monteverde Biological Preserve Entrance fee. $26 pp. Students USD $13 pp
  • Transportation

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Entrance to Monteverde Reserve
    8633+2PM, Carr. a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica

    Wee meet up in front desk of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Carol_F
Our tour guide Roy was the best. He had so much knowledge to share with us about everything we saw along the hike. Whether it was about the family of pigs or the resplendent quetzal we were fortunate enough to see or the details about the different trees, it was absolutely wonderful.

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Go with Roy! A guide is a MUST for Monteverde.
Jonathan_T, Apr 2024
Roy was a fantastic guide and was able to find so many animals that we wouldn't have been able to without a guide. We noticed many people touring without a guide and it appeared that they weren't seeing many of the wildlife species we were able to view. I would absolutely recommend going with Roy! We spotted four Resplendent Quetzals among many other birds and animals. It was really amazing.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much
Awesome Tour - Tour Guide is MUST
Yonas_B, Apr 2024
It was a fun and informative tour.....very glad we did the tour with the tour guide....else we would have missed out on almost all the life in the forest.
Lovely guide, amazing animals and nature!
Amanda_P, Apr 2024
An amazing experience! Our guide was awesome and he helped us find a Quetzal bird!! Lovely time! I believe our guide was Daver? I’m not sure how to spelled his name, but he was very helpful!
Really amazing experience!
Jessica_M, Apr 2024
We took a private tour with Roy (not that Roy) through the cloud forest. He was super aware of my mobility issues while he helped us find some amazing animals. We were able to see a couple of quetzales, which were the number 1 animal I wanted to see. Roy was so knowledgeable and patient. He really enriched our experience visiting the cloud forest and helped us to see things we would’ve otherwise missed.
Great experience!
Lauren_H, Mar 2024
What a great tour! Ray had an impeccable ability to spot all sorts of animals in the wild that we never would have noticed. He was incredibly knowledgable and passionate about the plants and animals. We learned all sorts of interesting and surprising things, and we have photos from Ray to remember them all. Highly recommended!
Amazing wildlife!
Zach_B, Mar 2024
You must demand that Juan Carlos is your guide! He has the skilled senses and lucky touch to connect you with all the wildlife there is to see in the preserve. My daughter and I are still talking about his impressive ability to find birds and other animals in the dense rainforest canopy. He deserves 6 stars!!
Wonderful experience
ISKRA_F, Mar 2024
Ours guide was so eager to find many wild life for us. And there are lot of birds in Monteverde. What made me most happy is to ha e seen the queztal. Without a guide you won't see much in Monteverde even if you have lenses.
Magical cloud forest
Nicole_G, Mar 2024
Roy was an excellent guide, and provided numerous details regarding the animals, plants and insects.
Great hike with experienced guide!
Koen_V, Mar 2024
We were guided by Roj, amazing guide! We saw so many different animals that people without a guide just passed. I can definitely recommend this!
Birdwatching in the AM
Nadine_S, Mar 2024
I was interested in seeing the smaller birds and our guide did not disappoint. He was knowledgeable and just as enthusiastic as I was about seeing the birds. I can’t tell you how many but it was probably +40 different species. 10/10
Amazing tour
Andrew_S, Mar 2024
We really loved taking this tour with Roy. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the forest. We saw some amazing birds, including two quetzals! This was definitely a highlight of our holiday!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi. I'm so happy. Thank you so much.
Totally worth it!
Katie_T, Mar 2024
Great tour! Our guide, Roy, was friendly and knowledgeable. It was also really easy to find him and start the tour. He showed us a lot of wildlife we would have missed and helped us take close-up photos of several animals through his spotting scope. He also shared a lot of Costa Rican history. We considered forgoing a tour and exploring the forest ourselves and I'm SO glad we booked this tour instead!
Great tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest
Daniela_P, Mar 2024
We really enjoyed this tour. Roy was a great guide and found several animals for us. We saw howler monkeys, white face monkeys, hummingbirds, quetzal, tarantula, black face solitary bird, stick bug and a lot of different flora. Roy was very nice and had very good communication skills. Would definetely recommend this tour.
Such a cool experience!
Jennifer_A, Mar 2024
My mom (75 years old) and myself (39 years old) had a great time on this tour! The hiking was very minimal impact, so we had no issues at all. We saw tarantulas, monkeys, a large variety of birds, hummingbirds, "stick" insect, and more! Our guide was very knowledgeable! And it was amazing how he could spot these birds in the trees while we were walking around! He also had a spotting scope so you could see the birds close-up, and he even took pictures on our phone through the scope so we could have pictures of them as well! Honestly, if we went without a guide, we would have enjoyed the scenery, but we definitely wouldn't have been able to spot all the wildlife! Great tour!
Worth it
Jason_M, Mar 2024
My guide, Roy (smaller one - there are two Roys) was super knowledgeable and friendly. After the tour, give yourself time to explore the rest of the park. Be aware that the last public bus from the park departs at 4:00, so Olán accordingly.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much. Yes we are 2 Roy's. We are so happy about this review..
Excellent morning in the cloud forest
Jesse_S, Feb 2024
We had a fantastic morning tour with Roy, who in addition to being a great guide, was one of the kindest people we met on our trip. We learned a lot about the history of the cloud forest, saw some beautiful wildlife, and found the whole experience to be extremely pleasant with Roy. He even told us we were welcome to visit his personal property if we wanted see the monkeys we couldn't find in the cloud forest! Would highly recommend this tour with Roy.
Love the experience!
maureen_h, Feb 2024
Loved the tour. The rain and clouds made the tour as we were in sta Elena the day before in the bright sunshine. Loved the guide - so informative and patient. Bring boots even in the dry season.
Exotic birds
Sarah_J, Feb 2024
Roy was an awesome tour guide! He found us lots of birds, a tarantula, and a viper. We definitely wouldn't have seen much without him. One thing to be aware of about the Monteverde reserve itself is you have to park in a shuttle lot down the mountain and get shuttled in. Also the ticket line was extremely slow (I'm talking 10 mins per customer slow) so plan accordingly. Choose the early morning tours when possible to see more wildlife!
Quetzales on quetzales
Nneoma_A, Feb 2024
Great tour if you're aiming to see quetzales, we were lucky and Roy was able to spot 4 for us (among other bird species) and get us great pics with his scope. Also very knowledgeable about the plants and the forest in general. The tour doesn't go very deep into the reserve so make sure to keep your afternoon free to check out all it has to offer.
Morning walk in Monteverde Ecological reserve with Roy
Theodora_D, Feb 2024
Our morning walking tour with our guide Roy was excellent. Roy was very patient and great with our kids and we saw many birds. We even saw a male and female quetzal. Roy also showed us a tarantula and walking stick insect and explained about certain plants. It was a beautiful experience.
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