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Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enjoy a guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where you’ll have the chance to spot the resplendent quetzal! This is a 2-3 hour excursion, where you’ll meet up with your guide, who will lead you through this tropical cloud forest, looking out for the multitudes of wildlife that inhabit the area using a spotting scope.
  • Meeting point: Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde
  • Cloud Forest and Humming Bird Garden explorations
  • $25 Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve not included
  • Tours run twice a day at 7:30am and 1:30pm, 7 days a week
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Spoting scope
humming birs garden
Monteverde Biological Preserve Entrance fee $25pp
Transportations
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde , Carr. a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Wee meet up in front desk of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roy´s the Monteverde local nature guide´s
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Disappointed
RyanR
, Jun 2022
Drove a long way for this but saw very little. I will make sure that the clod bridges are included on my next tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Brian. Sorry the nature is like this. We saw quetzal. And more. In monteverde there is only 1 bridge. And at the reception they designed the trail. But after the tour you can go back and go to the bridge. Hop the nex time you enjoy more. Im sorry. I always do my best. But i dont haf a su. Blessings.
star-5
Absolutely amazing cloud forest experience!
Benjamin_G
, May 2022
Roy is an absolutely amazing tour guide, and this tour was truly phenomenal. We lucked out with a private tour (just me and my wife) for the morning nature walk, and learned and saw so much all thanks to Roy. Extremely highly recommended! We arrived at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve early and were able to get near the front of the line before the ticket office opened at 7:30am. Roy arrived a little early as well and found us in line, so we were able to get started on our walk almost immediately. He is extremely friendly and very fluent in English, so all of our conversations were wonderful. He is also extremely knowledgeable and passionate about nature in Monteverde, having lived in the area his whole life. Near the start of the tour, he asked us what kind of things we wanted to see most, which for me was seeing a resplendent quetzal. Roy then made it his mission to find one for us before the morning was done. Along the way, we saw endless incredible flora, an agouti, a family of howler monkeys, coatimundis, white-faced capuchins, a toucan, and various different kinds of other small birds. It was amazing seeing watching Roy track down different birds based on listening for their calls and wings flapping through the forest. By the end, Roy found not one, but three individual quetzals! I brought my camera and telephoto lens for the tour, but my wife was also able to get great photos of everything on her phone using the portable scope that Roy brought along. After the tour through the trails within the preserve, Roy also directed us to the hummingbird gallery near the entrance, which was another amazing experience in its own right!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bless. Thank you so much again for everything
star-5
Roy is an excellent guide
Jacqueline_S
, May 2022
Excellent guide. Well worth it. Saw far more than we would have on our own. Highly recommend Roy!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It was a pleasure. Thank you so much
star-5
Must do tour in Monteverde
Cheryl_H
, Mar 2022
Had a wonderful tour with Roy. Roy is very dedicated to learning and sharing the nature to be found in the area. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
The tour was amazing. Thank you so much
star-5
100% Recommend!
Cameron_B
, Mar 2022
My partner Cika and I absolutely loved this tour. Roy was so knowledgeable and also great company! We enjoyed walking around the reserve with him in search of wildlife, while also getting to learn about the natural history of the area, and his story becoming a naturalist guide. We were able to see several Quetzals during our tour and they were absolutely beautiful. We would go with him again on our next visit! We really look forward to that. Thank you Roy!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much. Bless
star-1
Losing money
Dale_S
, Mar 2022
Never went because website or notification was confusing as all get out. Tried numerous times to get ticket. Asked to click here for booking details, never got no details.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi. . Is complicated. I was at the place within for you. One hour. You were not there. If you contact me. I will give you full refund. I don't understand what happened. But was not my fault. My WhatsApp is. +506 83118800 Please contact me. I will send you the money back . I'm honest person.
star-5
We enjoyed this guided...
Xiaowei_L
, Mar 2022
We enjoyed this guided tour. Saw a lot of birds if we walk by our selves. Our guide Kevin is a happy and knowledgeable person.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much. Bless
star-5
Roy is the best.
Debra_C
, Feb 2022
Roy was the best tour guide we’ve ever had. He knew the history of the cloud forest, spoke excellent English, and seemed to know where to fine the animals. We truly enjoyed having Roy as our guide.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much. Was a pleasure
star-5
Our guide was Roy. He was...
Susan_M
, Feb 2022
Our guide was Roy. He was very knowledgeable and was determined to find us a quetzal which he did. It was an unforgettable experience
star-4
Ok
Lyvia_B
, Feb 2022
We liked our tour guide and he was sure to show us a quetzal bird. However, I didn't realize we would not be seeing very many animals since they are more likely in the lower elevations (like Santa elena). The park is still beautiful though and we enjoyed the plant life.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
I'm really sorry. Nature is an predictable. I don't control it. I did the best. And we find beautiful things like the resplendent quetzal. And more. But the cloud forest in not a zoo. I hope you and futures understand that. But I always do my best. Thank you so much anyway.
star-5
Excellent and informative. Quetzals!
Peter_K
, Feb 2022
Our guide, Roy, gave a great walking tour of the park. We learned so much about the flora and fauna we encountered. Roy’s knowledge is extensive and he shared so much information, stopping often to show us the wonders of nature around us and teach us. We saw the best birds. A pair of resplendent quetzals! Emerald toucan, hummingbirds. Also saw a sloth. Roy’s spotting scope gave us great views of the animals. Bring binoculars if you have them. Great tour, highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much for taking me. I have so much fun. And thank you for this review.
star-5
A perfect morning walk
Jennifer_G
, Jan 2022
Our guide Roy was great. Very knowledgeable and even managed to find us the magnificent Quetzal and an armadillo. Just magic
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much again. Bless
star-5
Overall a very good tour, very professional and experienced guide
Jignesh_M
, Jan 2022
We had a very good tour of famous biological preserve cloud forest. Our guide Roy was experienced and knowledgeable and we were able to spot a Quetzal way up high sitting in the tree and a green venomous viper hiding underneath the branch. He helped us take the photos and view the animal/bird with viewing scope while talking about different trees in the forest and how the entrance fees helps scientists study different species of trees and animals. We were a little disappointed to not see any monkeys/sloths or more snakes than just one, but I guess, you can't help nature. All in all, it was a great experience visiting the cloud forest. But if you are going there just to see the wildlife, these tours are overrated in terms of wildlife. Wildlife is a hit or miss, we did not see much. I must admit that the trees, the tarzan vines etc are amazing in this forest and there is a hummingbird viewing gallery across where you see cute, little hummingbirds. If you do go, you must hire a guide or you won't see anything at all or won't know what you are looking at.
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star-5
Bosque Nuboso de Monteverde Tour with Roy
Rafael_C
, Oct 2020
This was a private tour of "el Bosque de Monteverde". Roy Gonzalez was my very knowledgeable and talented tour guide. This is certainly one of my favorite nature sites in Costa Rica, administered by the Centro Cientifico Tropical, formerly Tropical Science Center. The day started as a picture postcard day, but later evolved into steady rain. Roy's knowledge of the fauna and flora made the 5km walk truly interesting and captivating. We visited the "el Espejo" on the continental divide to culminate a terrific return for me to this wonderful forest sanctuary.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for your nice comments, Pura Vida
star-5
A Tour with Roy in the Cloud Forest Monteverde
Ace_K
, Mar 2020
I booked a tour with Roy based on good reviews. He exceeded my expectation in every possible way. We met at the park's reception, he took my husband and I on a informative walk. We were able to see not one, but three Resplendent Quetzals, one female and two males trying to impress the lady. We also saw a sloth, a motmot bird, wild turkeys, monkeys and more. Roy is very knowledgeable about the wild life and his English is excellent. He took good pictures through his spotting scope and shared with us via WhatsApp. We enjoyed every minute of the tour. I recommend tour with Roy wholeheartedly.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for your nice comments, Pura Vida
star-5
Tolle Führung mit Roy
Birgitt_M
, Feb 2022
Mit einem Führer sieht man mehr. Roy hat sich große Mühe gegeben soviel wie möglich zu zeigen. Einen Quetzal sahen wir nicht aber 2 verschiedene Affenarten, eine Tarantel und Nasenbären. Er wusste auch viel über Pflanzen. Es lohnt sich auf alle Fälle einen Führer zu nehmen.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much again. Hope you enjoyed
star-5
Gran Profesional
FcoJavier_B
, Sep 2021
Gracias a nuestro guía Roy pudimos avistar muchas aves y animales del bosque. Gran conocimiento del terreno y pasión por lo que hace, consiguiendo así que el tour sea muy ameno e interesante. Recomendable 100%.

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