Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Perfect for True Nature Lovers & Avid Bird Watchers
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is located along the Cordillera de Tilaran mountain range. The Reserve spans over 10,500 hectares of tropical forest with 90% being virgin forest. There is so much bio diversity to be found in the area with over 2,500 plant species (one of the most Orchid populated places in the world), over 400 different bird species, hundreds of animals and literally thousands of insects. The Monteverde Cloud Forest tour is a great tour for anyone who has a true love of nature and looking for an active half day walk in the cloud forest.
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven a few minutes to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Your local naturalist guide will take you on a 3.5 hour nature tour through the mountainous forest, helping you spot tiny orchids on a fallen branch to camouflaged hummingbirds, bringing home the complexity of the cloud forest. Your guide will be a wealth of information, pointing out the Golden Toad’s unique habitat, see birds like the Resplendent Quetzal (the most beautiful bird of the Americas), the Three-wattled Bell Bird and the Black Faced Solitaire. Trees like Strangler Figs, Avocados and Cecropias are in abundance, as are Epiphytes like Bromeliads, Orchids and Mosses.
The main focus of this tour is to experience the incredible interconnectivity of the rich biodiversity found in the cloud forest. At the end of your hike you visit the local womens handicraft cooperative where you can view and purchase locally made crafts.
Another option for anyone who has a true love of nature and looking to experience the forest at night is to go on a Monteverde Cloud Forest night tour.The reason of this night hike is not necessarily to find nocturnal wild life but to give a different perspective on the Cloud Forest using your ears more than your eyes. Turn of your flash light for a few minutes to see the fireflies light around you or a phosphorescent mushroom on the ground!
Your tour includes: entrance fee, tour with a bilingual naturalist guide, transportation and a 15 minute-stop at CASEM. (Local women’s handicraft cooperative)
Night tour includes: transportation, entrance fee, guide, snacks
What to bring: comfortable clothes, hiking boots or sturdy shoes, binoculars, hat, rain jacket, camera, extra cash.
*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.
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