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.
- 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 tour means you can go on your schedule
What You Can 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).
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santa Elena and Monteverde
- Private guide fee
- Entrance fees to either Monteverde Reserve, Curi Cancha or SkyWalk bridges
Food and drinks not included.? Please bring a refillable water bottle if you’d like water.
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- This tour runs rain or shine (except in a strong thunderstorm or very strong winds).? Please dress appropriately in closed toed shoes (no flip-flops or loose sandals).? Also, layers recommended!
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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A driver will pick you up at your hotel or another specified place if requested
7:30am or 1:45pm.
As this is a private tour, these times are slightly flexible.
3 hours (approx.)