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Monteverde
Cloud Forest

Monteverde Forest
Costa Rica Cloud Forests

Where: Monteverde Costa Rica

When: 7:00am,1:00pm

Duration: approx 4 Hours

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Hummingbirds at the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Monkeys at the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Monteverde Costa Rica
  • Beautiful Forests of Monteverde
  • Guided Tours of Monteverde Reserve
  • Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Map of Monteverde Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was founded in 1972 by George and Harriet Powell and is the best known forest in the Monteverde Zone.  In 1975 the initial 328 hectares of this Monteverde Forest reserve were increased with the addition of the Quaker communities 554 hectare water shed preserve. 

The reserve now covers around 10,500 hectares.  Elevation ranges from 600 meters above sea level to 1800 meters on isolated peaks.  This reserve, under the administration of the Tropical Science Center, is known world wide for its biodiversity and is visited each year by many tourists and scientists. What is a Cloud Forest? Click here.

Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Reserve

Monteverde tours offers a package that includes an English-speaking,  naturalist guide (only the best ones are chosen - tried and tested!), transport to and from hotel and entrance fees. The guides bring scopes and relevant reference books so you can really learn about the forests.

The tour pick-up time is at approx. 7.00am and return journey is at 11.20am, everyday. The groups are usually small, 6-8 people and the guided walks are easy and takes about 2.5 - 3 hours with frequent stops to observe wildlife through the special scopes the guides bring. There is a restaurant at the park if you want to buy snacks and drinks. There are also guided walks that start at 12md and 1.30pm.

 The hikes include a visit to the Hummingbird Gallery where you will see dozens of hummingbirds very close up!

 

Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve Guided Hikes

Includes Roundtrip Transport, Guide and Entrance Fees

Rates 2016-2017

Regular Tour

 Monteverde    

Adult*

$75 per person

Student**

$68pp

Children 6-9

$68pp

Child - 1-5

FREE

*min 2 people

 

Private Tour

 Monteverde    

Adult (based on 2-4 people)

$115pp

  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR LARGE GROUPS FOR DISCOUNTS

Includes: Round trip transport, Bilingual Guide and Entrance

**Students: 10 years or older with student ID

Read more about private birding tours

MORE ABOUT THE MONTEVERDE RESERVE

 

  Monteverde Forest Guided Tour Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Guided Hikes in Monteverde Costa Rica

Monteverde Forest Entrance Monteverde Forest Gift Shop Monteverde Forest Restaurant

Ecology and Monteverde: A Series of Articles

Read more about the ecology of the cloud forest:

PRICES: GUIDED HIKES IN THE MONTEVERDE RESERVE WITH GUIDE, ENTRANCE AND TRANSPORT

 

Private Birding Tours

We can also arrange early morning birding tours which include parts outside the reserve as well as within the park. These are $95 per person including guide, transport from your hotel to Stella’s Bakery and return from the reserve, and entrance fee. Start at 6.00am from Stella’s Bakery.  Minimum 2.  No children.Desafio requires advance booking for guided walks especially during high season.

For a really fantastic guide to birds in Costa Rica, check out: The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Zona Tropical Publications) by Robert Dean and Richard Garrigues (Second Edition 2014).

Plants in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica Plants in the Monteverde Forest in Costa Rica Trails in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

Hanging Bridge in the Monteverde Forest Plant Life in Monteverde Forest Trees in the Monteverde Forest

READ MORE INFORMATION:

WHAT IS A CLOUD FOREST


SANTA ELENA CLOUD FOREST


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