Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
Duration : 13 Hours
Tour Includes :
- Modern and Comfortable Transportation
- Bi-lingual Guide
- Hanging Bridges hike through the cloud forest
- Butterfly garden
- Hummingbird garden
What To Bring :
- Cargo or comfortable pants
- Hiking shoes or sneakers
- Raincoat and Warm Clothes
- Bug Repellent
Monteverde is an entirely new side of Costa Rica for you to see if you have only visited the beach towns of Guanacaste. During this 3.5 hour drive from the beach towns such as Hermosa and Playas del Coco, you will pass through many authentic Costa Rican villages and also a few different micro-climates. Upon arriving in Monteverde you will notice a considerable drop in temperature in comparison to the Pacific Coast.
Monteverde is home to coffee plantations, monkeys, mist and friendly locals. The town, which is called Santa Elena is very small and quaint, but filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops. The rainforests of Monteverde themselves host an impressive amount of biodiversity.
Due to the altitude of Monteverde, (4662 feet above sea level) Monteverde has a steady supply of clouds and moisture which often comes in the form of fog. This fog often collects on the higher branches leaves and drips down to the organisms below. There are over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and tens of thousands of insects and over 2500 varieties of plants.
Your tour with Falcon Tours will include a hike on hanging bridges which will take you through the heart of Monteverde’s cloud forest. There are 8 different hanging bridges which will take you through different levels of the forest and give you a great chance to see many animals in their natural habitat.
Your tour will also include stops at a beautiful spot called “The garden of hummingbirds” which includes a chance to see the endemic Esmeralda Head of Copper hummingbirds. You will also get a chance to visit the garden of butterflies and also to see many different species of snake.
You will also be treated to a Costa Rican style lunch on your tour with Falcon Tours.