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Private Monteverde Cloud Forest Walk

  • Guided hike of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve or Curi Cancha Reserve
  • Naturalist guide helps you spot wildlife and learn about the ecosystem
  • You can choose where you want to walk: hikes are always leisurely
Private Monteverde Cloud Forest Walk
From US$ 47.00
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Private Monteverde Cloud Forest Walk
From US$ 47.00
Hiking Monteverde with a private guide means you can go where you want, when you want—and get undivided attention from your guide along the way. As you hike, your guide helps you spot wildlife like birds, sloths, and monkeys that you might miss on your own and provides tons of information about the local ecosystem. This tour can also be adapted for wheelchair users, making it a great choice for any group.
What to Expect
You'll be picked up by a driver or your actual tour guide.  The duration to the trail is about 5-15 minute each way, depending on where you're staying and which trail you choose.

The trail choices are: Monteverde Reserve, Curi Cancha Reserve, Santa Elena Reserve, Aguit Reserve, or SkyWalk bridges.  Before your tour, you can use bathrooms and fill up a water bottle.  You'll then begin your naturalist walk which is slow, leisurely-paced stroll in the forest where you'll stop frequently to listen, look for birds and wildlife, and learn about the forest from your private guide.  You might encounter a quetzal, a bellbird, and maybe even monkeys.  But remember - wildlife is never guaranteed! 

Remember - this is a "walk," not a "hike."  You'll cover perhaps anywhere from 1/2 a mile to 1 mile, give or take, over about 3hr.  The trails are well maintained and accessible for most people.  There is one trail in the area that is wheelchair accessible (please inquire).  Closed toed shoes are most appropriate.

When finished, your driver can drop you at your hotel, or perhaps a lunch place of your choosing, if on the way.  You can also do this tour in the afternoon (afternoon tours best from Feb-May).
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcos is a fantastic guide

We booked a morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest with Marcos of Pasion Costa Rica and had the best time. Marcos speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and plant life of Costa Rica, as well as the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank John g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Muchisimas Gracias Monteverde Marcos

Everyone comes to Monteverde hoping to see the resplendent Quetzal. Not everyone gets to experience the Monteverde through Marcos' passion. Marcos showed us quetzal and much more. So dedicated is he to this way of life, despite a rainy November day when wildlife is hiding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreaVoslar
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Morning and night walks were both great!

Marcos took us to the cloud forest in the morning, and then we met him that evening for a night walk. He is passionate about the forest, and loves teaching others about the wonderful birds, mammals, insects and amphibians we were seeing. He could spot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MaryLou T
Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your recommendation! We appreciate that you chose us and chose Costa Rica overall as a place to visit. Saludos!

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Best way to see the cloud forest - great for birders

Marcos was amazing. He really went above and beyond to help us see as much as possible in the cloud forest. And he was obviously knowledgeable and passionate about the plants and animals we were lucky enough to see. The morning we spent with him...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PuffBoston
Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thanks for your response! We are so happy to have been a highlight of your trip. Our goal is that your overall trip in Costa Rica makes you want to come back. See you again soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Marcos was the perfect naturalist guide

Marcos came highly recommended by travelers I met on my trip. He was a wonderful guide! He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The tour felt like I was with a long-time friend and he was showing and teaching me things as we explored for hours....More

1  Thank PMStearns
Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Wonderful to hear you even took notes!!! I hope they keep all the things you learned fresh in your mind - enough to bring you back here to visit again! Let us know and we'll be happy to host you again!

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