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Curi Cancha Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Find and photograph many animals (especially birds) with a local tour guide in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


✅ What’s Included:

  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • 2.5-Hour Tour
  • Free Parking Onsite

Not Included:

  • Souvenirs*
  • Food and drinks*
  • Transportation**

*Can be purchased at the park.

**Can be added as you book online.

Solo Traveler One Person
Adults Ages 12+
Kids Ages 6-11

Biodiversity at its Finest

Curi Cancha is a biodiversity hotspot, housing an incredible array of flora and fauna, some rare and endangered species. The reserve has six life zones: cloud, rainforest, and transition forest. This diverse range of habitats creates a haven for countless species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers, botanists, and wildlife enthusiasts.

The Curi Cancha Natural History Tour is a more general, 2.5-hour nature tour along Curi Cancha’s most exciting trails so that you can learn about the incredible biodiversity surrounding this place. You may encounter a few mammals and a handful of bird species along the way, and our professional, local guide will help you spot and photograph them. You will also learn about this magical place’s stunning plants and ancient trees.

The Curi Cancha Natural History Tour is arguably Monteverde’s best value-for-money nature tour, with a good balance of flora and fauna, suitable for ages 6+ with a particular interest in learning about Monteverde’s ecosystem. The price starts at $45 for kids and $60 for adults, including the tour guide fees and the entrance fee to Curi Cancha Reserve.

The experience is available three times daily, starting at 7:30 AM, 11:30 AM, or 1:30 PM at Curi Cancha. If you book one of the morning schedules, then after the guided tour, you will get a map to continue exploring more trails up to 4 PM. This tour is one of the most popular experiences in the area, so we recommend you book in advance to secure your spots.

Customer Testimonials

Best Hike Of My Life Natural History Tour

We did the natural history walk at the Curi Cancha reserve, and I must say this was a good idea. This place has no cloud forest but is home to many exciting animals and birds that we could not see in the cloud forest. We saw toucan, tarantula, baby frogs, green viper, Scorpio. Our guide had 20 years in the business and was super experienced. He explained a lot, told funny stories, and helped us take photos. That is a beautiful experience, and we would recommend it further definitely.

– Chuanqi Li
My Favorite Experience Natural History Tour

We did the Natural History Tour (approx. 2.5 hours) at Curi Cancha, which was hands down my favorite experience in all of Costa Rica. At the time of the visit, we booked the 7:30 AM tour and highly recommend it if you're looking for an all-encompassing experience for flora and fauna. Not only did we luck out with our guide, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable naturalist, but we also found a keel-bill toucans, bungee caterpillars, wild pigs, armadillos, agouti, capuchins, etc.

– Amelia Yim
5-Star Nature Tour Natural History Tour

This morning, I did a Natural History Tour at the Curi Cancha Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica. What a great experience! Our tour guide talked so much about the reserve and the animals there. And he spotted a lot of them. Besides that, he taught us how to take lovely photos with our phones using his high-definition spotting scope. I highly recommend it to those who want to learn about Monteverde and its immensely beautiful flora and fauna.

– Hay Haenen
Beautiful Experience Natural History Tour

Our tour guide gave me a great experience on the natural history walk. Good luck, combined with our guide's patience and persistence, gave us a good look at the beautiful and elusive Resplendent Quetzal! We also saw and learned about many other birds, mammals, and plants. Our guide even took the time to capture short videos on each of our cameras. I highly recommend the Curi Cancha Nature Reserve and its sought-after natural history tour 100%.

– Cindy Workman
Best Nature Tour Natural History Tour

After visiting the Monteverde area twice and six guided tours in the most popular nature reserves, Curi Cancha stands out as the consistent best experience. We did the morning natural history group guided walk, and our guide did an excellent job looking for animals and explaining the area around us. Our group had a lot of interest in seeing a Resplendent Quetzal, and he was able to find a good view of a female for us to photograph it using his HD spotting scope.

– Erik Anderson