San Jose

Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

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Monteverde Sky Tram and Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose
  • 13 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Monteverde is a Mecca for nature lovers, and this full day trip won’t disappoint. On the way there, stop at the largest fruit stand in the country and sample a variety of tropical fruits. Once at the destination, ride the Sky Tram over the cloud forest canopy, then proceed on a guided hike along trails and hanging bridges suspended among the treetops.
  • Full day tour in the Costa Rican jungle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Visits to the Monkeys’ observation place, the largest fruit stand of the country and a look-out point to take pictures
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Quality Hotel Real San Jose
    Pozos, San José, Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Centrally located San Jose hotels. Hotel pickups commence at 6:30 a.m. approximately; the exact pickup time for your tour will be advised in a reconfirmation message.

What To Expect

Orotina

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Puerto Caldera

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Coyolar

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Treetopia Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Drop off in the Monteverde - Santa Elena centrally located hotels is available. If you wish to take this option, you must let us know at the time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.

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Sherif_A
An absolutely great tour that I would recommend for anyone visiting Costarica. Alex (our driver and guide) was really friendly and made sure that we had a good time. During the tour we visited some really authentic places e.g. where we went for lunch. The sky tram and the guided hike in the forest were really awesome 👌

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Quick Costa Rica getaway!
Carlos_L, Feb 2024
We decided to book a trip to Costa Rica for Valentine’s Day’s weekend. We did it very last minute. Stay at the Doubletree Hilton in San Jose. The only thing left was booking our tours. We decided to go to Monteverde Sky tram and hanging bridges tour. Our tour guide (Fernando) picked us up from the hotel and off we went. He made a stop to pick up some fruits from a local fruit stand. Everything was very delicious. Then we made a stop to see some cappuccino monkeys. We also stop at a coffee farm. Here we got to see how they grow and had some lunch. Very tasty! Then we headed to the hanging bridges and sky tram. It was a long day. 13ish hours all together. But very worth it. Had a blast, and our tour guide was great. Highly recommend.
Amazing tour
Ryan_C, Feb 2024
Fernando was Top Tier. One of the best tours I’ve been on. He was very knowledgeable and helped us understand no only what we were doing, but the history behind it. 10/10 I highly recommend
A View Worth Seeing
Karen_M, Feb 2024
What an opportunity to travel through the "real" Costa Rica. To travel from San Jose you go through several small towns and many winding roads. Several stops were made along the way because it takes about 3 hours to reach Monteverde from San Jose. But the traveling was worth it! Guillermo, our local tour leader, and his stepson, Steven (who was training as a tour guide), were excited to share their country with us. Guillermo made unscheduled stops so we could take photos of the amazing countryside, as well as the Howler monkeys in trees along the road, and a hot springs hidden along the roadway. The hanging bridges were fun but the sky tram was an awesome experience riding through the clouds. I would definitely recommend this excursion to everyone.
A good outing
Farhana_A, Jan 2024
Trip was okay. We enjoyed our drive to the Monteverde park. Stops were made at fruit stand and we have seen the same guy twice already from the other tours very overpriced fruits. Our guide was friendly and pleasant. Lunch was at a nice ethnic place with coffee plants in the backyard. The monkey place was a good experience but in my opinion all of these above activities took time away from the real attraction. We were given only half hr for the tram ride in which the views of the forest were awesome. And tour on the bridges was hour and half. The main attraction is amazing wish we spent more tome there than other redundant places. Overall it was a okay tour.
Cloudforest Experience
vijaymysore, Dec 2023
Great experience. The sky tram and cloudforedt hike was worth it. Our guide, Alex, was a wealth of knowledge. Our driver from Go Tours, Juan, was excellent on the trip to Monteverde and back to San Jose.
Tour guides
janice_P, Dec 2023
Our tour guide, Harlem, took us to Monte Verde & he was friendly, informative, accommodating & a genuinely nice person. I would highly recommend him again. Juan Carlos on Hanging bridges was also nice and informative.
Long day with little wildlife
Christina_G, Nov 2023
Pro: the company was very responsive and reliable. As a single traveler, I was worried, because Viator only allowed me to book two tickets. However, the company assured me that I could join the group and they would refund me one ticket, which they did very promptly. I really liked the guide whose name sadly escapes me - he clearly cared about us having a pleasant experience. Also, Monteverde had been a dream destination of mine for many years and it really does have a Jurassic park feel to it. The lunch - especially the freshly made lemon juice - at the coffee plantation was also excellent. Cons: it is a very very long day and whether it’s worth it really depends on what you’re looking for. For me, I concluded, I would have been much better off doing an overnight trip to Corcovado National park rather than the 2 excursions I had booked from San Jose (the other one being the volcano and La Paz waterfalls). The drive to Monteverde is through a less exotic park of Costa Rica with a lot of hills that resemble my European home. You do stop at a monkey house and see some wild cappuccinos, but I always feel conflicted about people feeding wildlife. Monteverde itself is reached too late to see wildlife. The walk was beautiful, but you have a good chance of seeing all of the hanging bridges in the rain, only. The real letdown was the sky tramway. It is super short - maybe a third of what most of the group had been expecting. We had one single stop where part of the group saw a sloth but the guide mistimed the stop on the way down and some of us didn’t see it at all. There was not a single bird to be seen anywhere. If you just wanna see the cloudforest because you like a forest with clouds, fair enough, but as a jungle destination, this is definitely not your best option in Costa Rica, let alone Central America. Also: the stop at the „fruit market“ is disappointing- they don’t really have any cut-up options. What were we supposed to do? Buy an entire watermelon or dragon fruit to take back to the hotel with us and cut up with a pocket knife? One more thing: bring your own snacks, if you do go on this tour! Since the restaurant at the Monteverde skytram was under renovations, they told us to just get some snacks from the shop to take on the tram. I paid 18 USD (!!!) for a bag of chips, a tiny drink (not even 300ml) and a single alfajor cookie. I consider myself a generous person who wants locals to benefit from tourism but this was such a blatant rip-off, it left a really bitter taste in my mouth. Again, I can’t fault the tour company, but overall, I would not book this again and go to Corcovado instead.
Nice time in the cloud forest
Karisha_B, Aug 2023
We went as a family of adults. Oscar/Omar (sorry I missed it) and driver Randy were at the front lobby right on time. Our guide Oscar/Omar is very knowledgeable and shared additional info and was able to answer any questions anyone may have. He showed us cool stops and we enjoyed our time at the Monteverde Park/Sky Tram. We personally loved the nature and greenery. Some parts of the road on the mountains were bumpy and you cannot avoid traffic in San Jose but you’ll experience all of Costa Rica’s weather throughout the day (hot, rainy, and maybe a little chilly in the mountains). Nice wholesome day.
Long but a fun day!
Staci_P, Jun 2023
This tour is great! It’s a really long day, but it’s worth the drive. The fruit stand was awesome, and getting to the monkeys so close was cool. Monteverde is beautiful! The skytram was cool. It’s a short ride, but it has a spectacular view point at the top. Our guide for the hanging bridges was wonderful. She taught us so many things about the forest- different plants and trees, found so many animals for us to see, and taught us why Monteverde is so special. It’s beautiful! Take a day and see Monteverde!
Amazing tour
ReeseM_W, Apr 2023
Tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and . Even though we had a hiccup during our travel to Monteverde, tour guide was quick to find a satisfying solution. We enjoyed every minute of this tour!
We had a great experience...
Ilene_R, Mar 2023
We had a great experience in February 2023. Juan was a great driver and made several stops throughout the day. The cloud forest was incredible!
Lonnnnngg drive from San...
Jeremy_W, Mar 2023
Lonnnnngg drive from San Jose but worth it if you're a nature buff. Seeing and feeding the monkeys was great. The hike with swinging bridges was okay, however, plancaccordingly (rain and cold weather gear). Saw no wildlife. Tour guide and driver from San Jose were great. Overall, a really good experience and day away from hotel.
Tour guides make the difference of a memorable day vs. a mediocre day!
Brad_B, Mar 2023
ROY, our guide on the suspended bridges hiking trail, made the trip nice for us as well as the Monkey Lady's house. Our guide was just ok - spent most of his time talking on his phone - never offered to pull over and view the valley on such a clear day. The road to the restaurant was horrible and the lunch was average. There appeared to be gaps in the itinerary filled with "fluff". Not good value. As a result, we have booked 2 more full-day tours with another company.
Amazing Monteverde
Doreen_W, Feb 2023
The whole tour was fantastic. The driver Luis and guide Kenneth were great. Customer friendly made sure we all taken care of. Love the hanging bridges Monteverde is amazing.
Our best day trip from San Jose
Douglas_M, Feb 2023
This very full day gave us lots of time to visit Monteverde Sky Forest using the Sky Tram for an amazing view of the massive forest as well as both the Pacific Ocean and Arenal Volcano, followed by a 2 hour guided tour through the 5 hanging bridges connecting the forest offering amazing vegetation and wildlife. However, before that we had time to visit a monkey farm for up close time, a coffee plantation plus a coffee break and a major Costa Rican traditional lunch. A packed day that thanks to our guide Harlem never seems rushed or stressful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Juan was a fantastic...
Kaylin_H, Jan 2023
Juan was a fantastic guide and great driver! We really enjoyed the lunch stop and of course Monteverde!
Excellent views....
Sachin_D, Jan 2023
Excellent views. Knowledgeable, friendly, amazing guide. I really enjoyed this unique experience. Highly recommend.
Magical Experience
Margaret_D, Dec 2022
This tour was the highlight of my trip! The cloud forest was gorgeous & magical, & it looked like something straight out of a fairytale! The other travelers were great to be with, & Jeffery was an excellent guide who was nice, friendly, & informative & wanted all of us to have a wonderful time. Christian was an excellent driver & was helpful & very nice.
Absolutely recommended
Sherif_A, Dec 2022
An absolutely great tour that I would recommend for anyone visiting Costarica. Alex (our driver and guide) was really friendly and made sure that we had a good time. During the tour we visited some really authentic places e.g. where we went for lunch. The sky tram and the guided hike in the forest were really awesome 👌
No Animals to See
srisak3p, Dec 2022
Very disappointing because I didn't see any animals. One monkey, two spiders and ants. Not even birds! The tour guide was excellent, but I'm just underwhelmed.

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