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Kinkajou Night Walk

Great Tour to See Animals in Monteverde


Adults 12+ years old
Children 5-11 years old
Nacionales Cualquier edad

Explore Monteverde At Night

The Kinkajou Night Walk is a 2-hour night tour recommended to anyone who wants to see wildlife in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

You will join a group of about 8-12 people and a local tour guide for a light 2-hour walk around the Kinkajou Conservation Area in search of the creatures of the night.

See Animals in a Natural Habitat

People ask us all the time; what kind of animals do you see on a typical night walk? Even though nature is unpredictable, we’ve seen trends time and again after operating the Kinkajou Night Walk for more than a decade.

In general, you can see a wide variety of animals at Kinkajou Night Walk, including sloths, armadillos, porcupines, possums, coatis, olingos, kinkajous, sleeping birds, and many insects, among others.

Animals in Monteverde Costa Rica are more active and prominent during the nighttime when they come out in search of food and shelter, so you will have a lot more chances to see them on a night walk tour.

Well-Trained Friendly Guides

A nature tour of any kind can only be as good as its tour guides.

The guides at Kinkajou Night Walk are fun, friendly, and energetic, making the night walk exciting. They are bi-lingual, so it’s great for those who don’t speak Spanish. Our staff is well trained and organized.

We start on time and split up into different tour groups. The tour guides know the place like the back of their hand, and they know all the good spots to find animals, making the Kinkajou Night Walk worth every penny!

Kinkajou Night Walk Prices

Kinkajou Night Walk is one of the most affordable tours in Monteverde, starting at $18 for kids between 5 and 11 years old (kids below four years old are not allowed). Students between 12 and 17 with an ID (a document with your picture that proves you’re a student) pay $25. In contrast, adults (anyone 12+ without a student ID) pay an entrance fee of $28 per person.

These rates do not include taxes. 

What’s Included at Kinkajou Night Walk? 

The entrance fee for the Kinkajou Night Walk includes the following: 

  • Roundtrip Transportation. 
  • Entrance Fee to the Kinkajou Conservation Area. 
  • Tour Guide Fee (does not include an optional tip).
  • Use of Flashlights (known in the U.K. as Torches). 

Regarding roundtrip transportation, you can opt in to drive to the meeting point. We’re about 5 minutes away from Santa Elena and Monteverde, and the road to get to the meeting point is in good condition, even for non-4WD vehicles. 

Please note we do not provide discounts for those who drive instead of using our complimentary shuttle. However, we still encourage you to use your vehicle if you can, so you can save time as our shuttle has to stop at multiple hotels picking up and then dropping off customers. You can save up to 60 minutes of waiting time if you drive. 

After you make your reservation for the tour, you will get instant confirmation on your email, with the Google Maps directions to reach our meeting point. We have safe, free parking on site. 

Book Now with Flexible Cancellation

We run the Kinkajou Night Walk tour three times a day every night, but we require a reservation, and we have limited spots available, which is why we encourage you to book ahead. Don’t worry, though, as we have a flexible cancellation policy.

Cancel at least 24 hours before the day of your night tour, and we will refund you fully, no questions asked. We want to be sure you have a great time during your stay in Monteverde, and that is why we do not want you to commit to a tour unless you are sure you can make it.

At the same time, the only way for us to run the tour is to work with reservations, so we need you to book ahead. Use the “Book Now” button (located at the bottom of this page if you’re on a mobile device or the right-hand side if you’re on a desktop) to check on real-time availability and get your spot today.

About Kinkajou Night Walk

The Kinkajou Conservation area is a local farm situated at the heart of a biological corridor. There are small fruit trees on the premises of the property where animals go to get food, and with the help of a tour guide and flashlights, you will have an excellent chance to spot them.

Kinkajou Night Walk TripAdvisor Reviews

Best Walk in Monteverde Kinkajou Night Walk

Best thing we have done in Monteverde, guide was really nice and spotted loads of animals. Really great value for money, would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to see wildlife. Forrest is definitely more alive at night and was a real adventure!

– Monteverde Tours
Fun Night Walk Kinkajou Night Walk

It was a very cool experience! Our guide was super fun and made us laugh but also had amazing insight on the animals and Costa Rican life. We saw a tarantula, scorpion, toucan, a sloth, red eyed frog, and even a kinkajou running through the trees!

– Monteverde Tours
Great Night Walk Kinkajou Night Walk

Great night tour to see all the animals that come out at night.. Saw a Kinkajou,, Kinda like a racoon, with a prehensile tail moves like a cat through threes tops. very cool... We found frogs, spiders, millipedes, tarantulas, scorpion with our guide.

– Monteverde Tours