- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most famous reserves in the world for biodiversity, conservation, contributions and scientific research.
These 3500 hectares of land have 2.5% of the world's biodiversity, and is one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica. During this tour, you will spend 2 hours hiking the reserve along with a naturalist guide.
- Local taxes
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Round-trip shared transfer
Is collected at the Monteverde and Santa Elena Hotels.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
The tour begins with a brief insight into the wonderful world of coffee followed by the history of Costa Rican coffee and its importance in the socio-economic development. Later on during the tour we will cover other aspects of the Costa Rican culture and traditions.
The tour starts with an introduction to the life cycle of a coffee plant starting with the coffee seed itself and taking a look at its fascinating evolutionary cycle.
You will learn about the ways that the coffee cherries are picked, the lifestyle of the workers that carry out this task, their stories and the immigration that occurs during the harvest season. When the coffee cherries are ready to be picked (from November to February) this activity can be performed by the visitors.
You will get to see the way the pulp of the coffee cherry was traditionally removed, the washing process of the mucilage that is found underneath the pulp and the separation of the first class coffee beans from the rest.
The Drying Patio:
The hot and dry climate allows the coffee beans to be spread out on a large, cement patio in order to dry naturally under the sun.
The Warehouse and the Coffee Roaster:
In the warehouse the coffee beans are stored in big, fiber sacks allowing the beans to breathe and complete their aging process. The selection of coffee beans, the roasting process and the final packaging of the Don Juan coffee is also carried out here.
A Ride in a Typical Ox Cart:
You will get the option to take a ride in a typical ox cart experiencing the exact way our ancestors use to travel.
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
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.