- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
The Monteverde area is home to over 450 species of birds. About 90 of those species migrate from North America every year. This tour offers a professional guided walk early in the morning when normally most birds are waking up and enjoying breakfast. Even though there is no control of the weather nor the birds, your guide will do the very best to spot and ID as many birds and wild life as possible. This tour is conducted in small groups is provide the best service possible.
This tour is for birders of all ages and experience levels, so whether you are a bird watching expert, an amateur or none, you are welcome to join a walk in the Cloud Forest in the heart of the Monteverde community.
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Together with the guide, each visitor agrees on what to do and what to expect as well as how the tour is handled. The amount of animals that may show at any given moment can dictate the length of this tour. The trails and the amazing fig trees found in the preserve, as well as the stunning view from the Observation Deck, are another great reason for a delay almost every day. Some of the creatures found along this beautiful forest that may contribute to longer tours include White Throated Capuchin Monkeys, Agoutis, Coatis, Deer and many others.
Many visitors may be very interested in taking pictures, several of them are professional photographers, so each expert guide will try to help to get the best pictures during the walk or while enjoying a great breakfast as you bird-watch.
Transportation is provided from and to the hotel as well as breakfast.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Must advise your preferred departure time in between the hours of 6am to 8am at the time of booking; note that is only an indication
- Please use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Out of all our tours in Costa Rica, this one did not meet expectation. Would like to point out that we walked along side of a paved road for first half of the tour which certainly we did not expect, and then stopped at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Hummingbird gallery which we could have easily done on our own - next half of the tour was on some private property for which the tour claimed entrance fee was included and there were no clearly marked trails and walked through thick bushed/vegetation at times which we thought was dangerous as other tours were particular about staying on the trails so we dont step on snake etc. Guide was polite but did not communicate well - overall, i think this tour was not value for money and may be misleading entrance fee...to where?.
Jorge our tour leader was very knowledgeable about the location and the types of birds we were spotting. He was extremely friendly and helpful with our spotting and photography. The pickup from our lodging was very helpful, and the tour ended with breakfast at one of the best breakfast locations in the area.
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Our guide Jorge was funny, kind, and went out of his way to give us a great tour. The morning started with a stop at the entrance to the Monteverde Cloud forest in the hopes of finding a Resplendent Quetzal. While we were unsuccessful, the effort was much appreciated. We then went to the nearby Ficus Trials where we saw some great species including a Keel-billed Toucan and a Long-tailed Manakin which Jorge hadn't seen in months. Luck us! We stopped at a vista that looked over the cloud forest and the surrounding landscape. The morning finished at the local birder friendly bakery. There they have feeders that attract Orioles, Tanagers, Motmots, and more! We would definitely recommend Jorge for future tours!