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Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

Explore Monteverde with a local Tour Guide


Adults 12+ years old
Kids 5-11 years old
Infants 0-4 Years Old

Exploring The Wonderful Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with a Local Tour Guide.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour is a light 2.5-hour walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You will join a small group led by one of our experienced local Tour Guides, who will share their knowledge with you.

Your Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour Guide will also bring nature books for reference and an HD spotting scope to learn more about the local flora and see more wildlife.

Some local fauna we typically see include beautiful birds in the distance, such as the Resplendent Quetzal. We’ll also visit the Hummingbird Garden, where dozens of beautiful hummingbirds fly by. 

After the tour ends, the group will split, and you can continue hiking throughout the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve using their map or following the well-marked trails. 

Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour Prices

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour is free for infants (4 years old and younger), $25 for kids (5 to 11 years old), and $40 for adults (12 and up). The prices do not include transportation, entrance fee to the Monteverde Reserve, and parking lot fee, which the participants will need to pay before the tour begins.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour Meeting Point

The cloud forest tour starts from Cafe Colibri, a small coffee shop with a hummingbird garden next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Participants should arrive at least five minutes before the tour start time, which they can select between 7:30 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm at the time of booking. 

After booking online, you will get an instant confirmation email, including directions to our meeting point.

Parking For the Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour 

The parking lot fee is only due when you opt-in to leave your car in the official parking lot, which is one kilometer away from the reserve. If you choose to park there, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve staff will provide shuttles to take you to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve entrance and then back to the parking lot. Alternatively, you can drive up to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve entrance and park along the side of the road, understanding that there are no private security guards. 

Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour Reviews

Nature In All Its Glory Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

Expansive wildlife and cloud forest refuge. The biodiversity and vistas were breathtaking. Definitely opt for the guided hike. They are trained to see things that we would have walked right by. You can also do self-guided hikes to the waterfalls and the continental divide.

– Tripadvisor
Must See Cloud Forest Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

Go with a guide unless you are an expert on Costa Rican flora and fauna. You see so much! We were lucky and saw both male and female quetzals taking turns feeding their babies in the nest hole. Amazing. We would have NEVER seen this on our own. The guide carried a great telescope.

– TripAdvisor
Guided Nature Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour

The best way to explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest! Our guide knew everything literally everybody about the forest. We saw a baby snake, tarantula, quetzals, and a sloth, all in the beauty of the cloud forest. Pay the $5 to park in the official lot, and enjoy the shuttle ride.

– TripAdvisor