Ecological Sanctuary Tour

Excellent Hike Through Cloud Forest Full of Wildlife!

The Ecological Sanctuary is a Wildlife Refuge found on the Pacific slope of Monteverde cloud forest, a beautiful mountainous area offering hiking trails that take you into and through the cloud forest passing waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations with stunning views all around.

The Sanctuary maintains, preserves and regenerates the forest by planting over 1000 trees each year and also working closely with the Bellbird association who reforest native fruit bearing tree species. These trees are critical to the survival of the Three-wattled Bellbird and also a vast variety of birds, mammals and exotic butterflies. This is a great experience for anyone looking for a good hike through dense cloud forest.

You start your tour when you are picked up from your hotel and driven 10 minutes to the Ecological Sanctuary, privately owned by a local Costa Rican family and founded in 1992. The Sanctuary conserves 30 hectares of primary and secondary forest and is a beautiful place to get up close and personal with an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna. Your guide will take you along 2.5 hours of hiking trails where you can spot a large array of plants and animals that live in the forests like coatis, agoutis, porcupines, sloths and a variety of birds such as toucans, quetzals and bellbirds.

Please note: This tour requires a good physical condition as there are 2.5 hours of hiking trails available. This can be shortened for anyone looking to visit the Ecological Sanctuary and would prefer a more moderate hike.

Your tour includes: Transportation, entrance fee, guide

What to bring: Comfortable clothes

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.