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Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

A wonderful way to connect with nature intimately with a guided natural history tour 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.

Adults 12+ years old
Kids 6-11 Years Old
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🌿 Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Masterpiece

Experience the ethereal beauty of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve on our guided tour in Monteverde, Costa Rica. This 2.5-hour tour runs thrice daily at 7:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:30 PM. Remember, we operate strictly on reservations; walk-ins are not entertained.

Instead of the typical fully packed walks in most reserves, the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour offers a more profound journey into nature in a less touristy, more authentic manner. Immerse yourself in two and a half hours of discovery, wandering through lush trails and uncovering the secrets of this vibrant ecosystem.

Equipped with knowledgeable guides, you’ll learn about the cloud forest’s unique flora and fauna. Expect to see many plant species, hear the calls of exotic birds, and perhaps spot the elusive quetzal.

🌳 “Nature’s Symphony”



On my recent trip to Monteverde, I embarked on the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour, which was a transformative experience. The sheer variety of plant life, the chirping birds, and the serene atmosphere were nature’s symphony playing just for me.

From the moment we set foot in the reserve, our guide was a fountain of knowledge, sharing stories and facts about every little detail. The commitment to conservation and education was evident, making the experience even more rewarding.

– Margot Lewis | July 2023

🍃 Why Choose This Cloud Forest Tour?

Less Touristy:

While many popular destinations can be crowded and feel commercialized, our Santa Elena Reserve Cloud Forest Tour offers a more secluded and intimate experience. We limit the number of visitors each day to ensure that every tour feels personal and you can truly immerse yourself in the natural surroundings without the distraction of large crowds.


Our commitment to the environment is paramount. We believe in sustainable tourism, so we practice and promote eco-friendly measures. From using minimal-impact trails to educating visitors about the delicate ecosystem, we ensure our operations leave the smallest footprint possible. Choosing our tour means supporting a venture that cares deeply about conservation and the future of our planet.

Beautiful Scenery:

The Santa Elena Reserve is a treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes. The scenery here is unparalleled, from misty cloud forests to panoramic vistas. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the most picturesque spots, ensuring you leave with memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

🚌 Transportation Available

The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is on the highest elevation point of Monteverde, about 15 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.

✅ 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 Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena 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.

What Adventurers Say

Beautiful Experience Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

A once-in-a-lifetime experience! The Santa Elena Reserve is a true gem, and the tour was both educational and breathtaking. Highly recommend.

– Liam Wilson
Spectacular Tour Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and the views? Simply spectacular! This tour was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.

– Anita Barns
Eco-Friendly Tour Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

I appreciated the eco-friendly approach of the tour. The cloud forest is mesmerizing, and the entire experience felt intimate and well-organized.

– Sophia Mendez
Pristine Nature Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

It's not every day you get to walk through such pristine nature. The forest was spectacular, and the scenery was just stunning.

– Charlie Johnson
Peaceful Spot Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Tour

I loved how the tour wasn't overcrowded like other popular spots. The peaceful atmosphere allowed me to truly connect with nature. A must-do!

– Michelle Lewis