Puntarenas

Package | Monteverde Cloud Forest + Curi-Cancha Reserve + Night Hike (Private)

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Package Monteverde Cloud Forest Curi Cancha Reserve Night Hike Private
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet—and if all you have is one day to soak it in, try this whirlwind tour. You’ll start in the near-mythical Monteverde Cloud Forest, walking amongst the treetops; after lunch, you’ll move to the Curi-Cancha Reserve for some wild bird-spotting. Finish your adventure with a night hike at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, communing with sloths, armadillos, and more unbelievable creatures.
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from select area hotels
  • Walk amongst the clouds, spot the colorful quetzal, and more
  • Your guide provides telescopes and flashlights for your night hike
  • Limited to just your group, you'll get a private nature experience

What's Included

  • Spotting scope, Brochures, Private Guide
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Entries

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

07:30 AM

End point

  • Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Pickup details

The pick up is at 7:30 am at your Hotel. If you have your own transportation, we can coordinate the meeting point by message.

What To Expect

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Curi Cancha Reserve

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Feather Hunters CR

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.

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Grace_R
This tour was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip, which was already filled with numerous highlights. Quick logistical summary: Even though our lodge wasn't listed as a pickup point, Kenneth picked us up and coordinated private transportation for the entire day. At our first stop, the Curi-Cancha Reserve, we were thrilled to see hummingbirds, coatis, toucans, toucanettes, and spider monkeys, as well as magnificent primary growth trees, such as fig trees. Next, we visited the delightful local coffee spot, Cafe Monteverde, where we purchased some delicious drinks and snacks. Following that, we proceeded to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where we were fortunate enough to spot quetzals and various trogon birds, wild boars, and a tarantula. Kenneth then dropped us back at our lodge to rest from approximately 2 PM to 6 PM before picking us up for an exhilarating night hike. During the night hike, we encountered another tarantula, several frogs, a baby pit viper, and a sloth with her baby. Kenneth was an exceptional tour guide. Without his expertise, our experience wouldn't have been nearly as enriching. Thanks to his profound knowledge of plants and animals (especially birds), along with his spotting/calling and photography skills, we were able to witness many amazing sights, including toucans performing a nest switch, trogons mating, and multiple rare quetzals. Kenneth was able to answer any question we had in great detail. Beyond his professional expertise, Kenneth's warm and grounding presence made it a joy to spend the day with him. His passion for his work and these habitats was infectious; we would have already been excited by all we were seeing, but his enthusiasm increased our excitement tenfold. Our sincere thanks to Kenneth for facilitating this exceptional experience. I will be recommending this tour to anyone visiting Monteverde!

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Exceptional tour and tour guide
Grace_R, Apr 2024
This tour was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip, which was already filled with numerous highlights. Quick logistical summary: Even though our lodge wasn't listed as a pickup point, Kenneth picked us up and coordinated private transportation for the entire day. At our first stop, the Curi-Cancha Reserve, we were thrilled to see hummingbirds, coatis, toucans, toucanettes, and spider monkeys, as well as magnificent primary growth trees, such as fig trees. Next, we visited the delightful local coffee spot, Cafe Monteverde, where we purchased some delicious drinks and snacks. Following that, we proceeded to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where we were fortunate enough to spot quetzals and various trogon birds, wild boars, and a tarantula. Kenneth then dropped us back at our lodge to rest from approximately 2 PM to 6 PM before picking us up for an exhilarating night hike. During the night hike, we encountered another tarantula, several frogs, a baby pit viper, and a sloth with her baby. Kenneth was an exceptional tour guide. Without his expertise, our experience wouldn't have been nearly as enriching. Thanks to his profound knowledge of plants and animals (especially birds), along with his spotting/calling and photography skills, we were able to witness many amazing sights, including toucans performing a nest switch, trogons mating, and multiple rare quetzals. Kenneth was able to answer any question we had in great detail. Beyond his professional expertise, Kenneth's warm and grounding presence made it a joy to spend the day with him. His passion for his work and these habitats was infectious; we would have already been excited by all we were seeing, but his enthusiasm increased our excitement tenfold. Our sincere thanks to Kenneth for facilitating this exceptional experience. I will be recommending this tour to anyone visiting Monteverde!
Monteverde full day tour
Adam_S, Apr 2024
Amazing full day tour! Our guide Mario was excellent and we had a great time at all three spots! Highly recommended
A Really Fun Day!!
Keren_N, Jan 2024
Our family had a great time spending the day exploring some of Monte Verde's main attractions. It was especially fun for our kids because instead of going on just another hike, they felt like a we were on a scavenger hunt looking for the hidden treasures. Our tour guide, Ken was friendly, engaging and just as enthusiastic himself to locate these elusive animals. We saw so many which we definitely never would have seen otherwise including the national bird, toucans, monkeys, a moving sloth, a snake, leaf carrying ants, tarantulas and some very, very camouflaged insects. Even with three places to see the schedule did not feel overwhelming because after exploring Curicancha and then Monte Verde reserve at our own pace with a short break in-between, we had a couple hours to relax before doing the night hike. I definitely recommend this tour!
Best tour of our trip, we very strongly recommend
Alistair_P, Jan 2024
We had an absolutely fantastic day with Kenneth, and we would highly recommend him to anyone else. If you can get him! The man is in demand. A quick outline of the day: * Early start with a walk in one of the forests (we started in Curi Cancha) * Break for coffee (so good!) and a snack * Another walk in another of the forests (we did Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve) * Break at your hotel * Night walk in yet another of the reserves It was certainly the highlight of our trip, and given the limited time we had in Monteverde the best decision we made. Some of the things that we really appreciated + Kenneth is extremely good company. We had a great time hanging out with him all day + He's also very knowledgable. He shared countless bits of information with us. And he knows the specific habitats and habits of animals and birds, so can find them + Kenneth is a superb photographer (check out Feather Hunter on Insta omg). He really helped us to get great shots of the birds and animals through his scope + To be clear, he'll pick you up and drop you off as well. He's got a comfy car that can handle the terrain Monteverde, its forests, and its fauna are absolutely breathtaking. You will not regret this tour as a way to see and experience it all.
Great views and wildlife.
Debbie_D, Nov 2023
Where to start? It was so amazing. Our guide Keneth was full of so much knowledge. He even knew how to take quality pics and teach me. HIGHLY recommend him and this tour. We did everything at our own pace, which didn’t feel rushed! Thank you again!
My best experience in Costa Rica!
Luca_P, Sep 2023
This was my best experience in Costa Rica. Kenneth is an excellent guide and likes to answer all your questions. We saw so many beautiful animals like monkeys, birds, spiders, mamals and a sloth. Especially the night hike was awesome. I liked it so much, that I did another night hike with Kenneth two days later. I can absolutely recommend to do this tour if you are nearby.
Excellent Guide and Tour!
Alex_C, Dec 2021
This tour was amazing! 10/10 would recommend. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and was able to spot two quetzals (sp?), some pigs, some long-snooted creatures, many different birds, a sloth, several vipers, two giant insects, intertwining paths of leaf-cutter ants, sting-less bees, giant trees, a spider monkey, and dozens of other animals. He also was very helpful with getting us good pictures of all the animals through his scope as he is also a very talented photographer. Overall the tour was engaging, well paced, and entertaining. If you're in Monteverde, do this tour and you will see all the cloud forest has to offer!
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Ina_s, Jan 2024
Wir hatten Mario als Guide und es war ein wundervoller Tag! Er hat so viel wissen über die Wälder, Pflanzen und Tiere. On top ein super Auge und hat faszinierende Sachen entdeckt. Er war super sympathisch und ist klasse auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen und haben alles gesehen, was wir uns erhofft haben.

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