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Monteverde Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Amazing hiking experience combined with horseback riding and lunch in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


✅ What’s Included:

  • Insurance
  • Entrance Fee
  • A Map to Follow
  • Self-guided Hike
  • 5 km (3 mi) Trail
  • Several River Pools
  • Ten Hanging Bridges
  • Three Mid-size Waterfalls
  • One Significantly Larger Waterfall
  • A 30-minute Horseback Ride
  • A Delicious Fresh-made Lunch

❌ Not Included:

  • Souvenirs*
  • Transportation**
  • Tour Guide Service**

*Can be purchased at the park.

**Can be added as you book online.

Adults 18+ Years Old
Kids 7-17 Years Old
Nacionales De 5 en Adelante

🥾 Experience a Wonderful Trekking Adventure

Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature! the Monteverde Waterfalls Half-Day Tour is a self-guided hike in Monteverde’s lush forest. Explore four stunning waterfalls, cross ten picturesque bridges, dive into refreshing swimming pools, take a horseback ride at the most strenuous part of the trip, and have a delicious, fresh-made lunch to recharge.

Disclaimer: You must be in relatively good shape to complete the course. You should be able to hike on uneven, sometimes challenging terrain for up to three hours to go on this adventure. The entire crossing is 8 kilometers (5 miles) on a nature trail where the first 5 km (3 miles) are downhill, and the last part of the crossing is on horses to regain the vertical elevation you will lose during the downhill.

🌟 Reasons to Book This Adventure:

🏞️ Unmatched Natural Beauty:

Discover the pristine beauty of the jungle as you explore waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery. Nestled in one of Monteverde’s most pristine locations, the Monteverde Waterfalls Half-Day Tour offers unmatched scenery that will come as a reward in the form of lasting memories. One of the benefits of the half-day tour is that the most challenging part of the trip is done on horses, so you can relax and take in the beautiful views surrounding Monteverde.

🚶 Freedom to Explore:

The first part of the trip, the downhill trekking, doesn’t require a tour guide. You can discover the natural wonders of the Monteverde Waterfalls at your own pace and enjoy the serenity of the forest until 4 PM when the park shuts down. This gives you the flexibility to experience everything the park offers. Then, the second part of the trip is on horses with a tour guide leading the way back to the reception area and then to the restaurant.

🍴 Picnic Paradise:

Feel free to bring your favorite snacks and savor them amidst the enchanting wilderness. If you commit to leaving no trash on the trail, you can get your favorite snacks along the hike at the Monteverde Waterfalls. And if you forget to bring them, you can purchase them at the reception before you start the adventure.

🍔 Delicious Dining:

Are you craving more than snacks? Great because the half-day tour includes a delicious, fresh-made Costa Rican packed lunch with locally inspired dishes to satisfy your hunger and recharge some of the energy spent during your adventure.

🗺️ Comprehensive Guidance:

We provide a detailed map and all the essential instructions at the reception, ensuring you’re fully prepared for your hike. And for that reason, the first part of the trip, the downhill trek, doesn’t include a tour guide. However, you can add it as an extra when booking online. Going with a tour guide enhances the experience as you will learn more about the ecosystem, and you will probably find more wildlife with the help of a local, well-equipped expert by your side. We highly recommend you choose that option to take your experience to the next level.

🚌 Transportation Available

The Monteverde Waterfalls Half-Day Tour occurs at El Tigre in a small town called Los Olivos, about 20 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 for an additional fee when booking online. Type in the name and address of your Hotel/Airbnb, and we will happily pick you up 30 to 60 minutes before the tour starts. We’ll also take you back.

✅ 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 Waterfalls Half-Day Tour is generally open through most weather conditions (including rain). However, if there is challenging weather (such as a thunderstorm), we will work with you to reschedule or refund you.

📅 Planning Your Adventure

Ready to make your adventure dreams a reality? Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. Book your Monteverde Waterfalls Half-Day Tour today and prepare to have your breath taken away. Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as a family, we guarantee memories that will last a lifetime.

🎟️ Booking Your Tickets

Limited slots are available due to capacity limits at the park, so you must book in advance (everyone needs a reservation; walk-ins without a reservation are not allowed). Don’t miss your chance to experience the breathtaking beauty of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Your extraordinary experience awaits – secure your spot today and gear up for an adventure you won’t want to delay any longer! Book online now to reserve your spot and prepare for an experience you’ll discuss for years.

After booking online, you’ll get an immediate confirmation email.

What Adventurers Say

Picture Perfect El Tigre Half-day Tour

Monteverde is the third region we've visited during our vacation. This was, hands down, our family's favorite activity. The hike was beautiful and had the perfect amount of hike and walk followed by the incredible lunch they presented at the end.

– Luisa Rodriguez
A Great Few Hours El Tigre Half-day Tour

El Tigre Half-day Tour combines a hike, waterfall views, a horseback ride, and a local lunch. The walk wasn’t particularly taxing as most of it is downhill, as long as you take the horses up the hill. It was a delightful activity. Recommended.

– Emily Parker
Excellent Hike! El Tigre Half-day Tour

Great hike through a lush, beautiful forest. Steep down first, along a river, and past several striking waterfalls. You cross the river repeatedly on casual-looking, sturdy bridges and a horse ride up the trail's final three kilometers.

– Michael Davis
You Will Love It! El Tigre Half-day Tour

El Tigre Waterfalls Half-day Tour is a must-do if you are physically healthy. The trail is about 8 km. It is well-marked and slightly rugged. My daughter and I hiked it in closed-toe water/trail shoes, and my husband wore hiking boots.

– Sarah Johnson
Amazing Experience El Tigre Half-day Tour

We went last weekend on a trip to Monteverde, and this is a must if you are visiting this beautiful place. If you like to walk and want to have a great experience with nature, water, and some mud, this is a great tour; it is not a heavy one.

– John Smith