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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Explore the world's largest and most prestigious cloud forest site with a guide in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


✅ What’s Included:

  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Tour Guide
  • 2.5-Hour Tour

❌ Not Included:

  • Parking*
  • Souvenirs*
  • Food/Drinks*
  • Entrance Fee**
  • Transportation**

*Can be purchased at the park.

**Can be added as you book online.

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

🌿 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

World’s most recognized Cloud Forest Reserve

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. 

🌳 “Magical Experience”



During my recent visit to Monteverde, I took the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour, and it was nothing short of magical. The dense foliage, the captivating calls of diverse wildlife, and the refreshing air felt like nature’s orchestra performing all around me.

From our first step into the reserve, our guide was a wellspring of insights, weaving tales and offering tidbits about the vibrant ecosystem we were exploring. The evident passion for preserving this haven and enlightening visitors added layers of depth to an already unforgettable journey.”

– Mike Ballack | August 2023

🍃 Why Choose This Cloud Forest Tour?

Personalized Attention:

Our expert guides provide personalized attention, sharing their in-depth knowledge of the cloud forest’s flora and fauna. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of this unique ecosystem and its importance in the grand tapestry of nature.

Environmentally Responsible:

We prioritize environmental stewardship above all else. Our commitment to sustainable tourism is unwavering. Throughout the tour, we adhere to eco-friendly practices, utilizing minimal-impact trails and raising awareness about the fragile ecosystem you’ll explore. By choosing our tour, you actively support a venture dedicated to conservation and the well-being of our planet.

Unparalleled Natural Beauty:

Prepare to be captivated by the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve’s unrivaled beauty. This lush paradise boasts misty cloud forests and awe-inspiring vistas that will take your breath away. Accompanied by our expert guides, you’ll venture to the most scenic spots, ensuring your memories and photographs are spectacular. Choose our tour, and let the forest’s natural wonders leave an indelible mark on your soul.

🚌 Transportation Available

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is about 10 minutes from Monteverde’s main town, Santa Elena. After booking online, you will get a confirmation email with the Google Maps location with driving instructions to get here.

If you don’t have a car to get to us, you can add transportation as an extra when you’re booking online. Type in the name and address of your hotel or Airbnb, and we will happily pick you up 30 to 60 minutes before the tour starts. We’ll also take you back there after the time ends.

🅿️ Parking Available

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. 

✅ Flexible Cancellation

Our flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel with a full refund up to 24 hours before the tour day. You can easily cancel online, directly from your confirmation email —no need to talk to someone, and no questions asked.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour generally operates under most weather conditions (including rain). However, if there is challenging weather (such as a thunderstorm), we will contact you to reschedule or refund you.

📅 Planning Your Adventure

Are you ready to leap? Book your Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Tour now and secure your spot for an experience that will connect you deeply with nature’s wonders. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a complete beginner, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

🎟️ Booking Your Tickets

Limited slots are available for security and quality purposes. Don’t miss your chance to feel a deep nature connection through the breathtaking beauty of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Your extraordinary experience awaits. Book online now to reserve your spot and prepare for an experience you’ll remember for years.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour Reviews

Nature In All Its Glory Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 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.

– Emilio Ortega
Must See Cloud Forest Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 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.

– Jeremy Conner
Guided Nature Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 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.

– Brandon Phillips