The guide was excellent. We saw a lot of birds. Maybe the right expectations need to be set here. You're not going to see as many monkeys or sloths. We were coming from Manuel Antonio so maybe its not fair.
Probably would have need to been an early morning tour to see birds. A beautiful reserve but mostly a walk vs bird watching.
This tour was one of our favorites! The reserve is just beautiful, and we were able to see so much wildlife. Our guide was phenomenal! He was extremally knowledgeable and was able to spot many different animals.
It was ok. The guide was quick to get out his scope and use my camera to take pictures of what he saw; but, it was sometimes more difficult to actually see what he said he was seeing.
This was the best part of our trip! Very good guide, only a small group allowed in the reserve. Our tour had only 1 other person. Lots of birds and wildlife….a great tour!
Was shorter than I expected and saw almost no animals. Saw no birds of note, for example.
Great guide, wonderful place. We recommended this tour to other people we met along the way
This tour was 10 out of 10. We were lucky enough to have the guide to ourselves. He was a young man who's name is sadly escaping me right now. He had a great sense of humour, a very calm disposition and was super knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see multiple quetzal's as well as hummingbirds and a variety of other birds and monkeys. Overall, this was a must-do activity in Monteverde.
Loved the hike and birds
Our guide, Javier, was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. He was very patient and ensured everyone got excellent views and pictures of the wildlife. Excellent experience. Tour group size was limited to six, which was really the perfect size.
Had hoped to spot more wildlife and were it not for the telescopes we may not have seen many of the birds.
We had a fantastic guide, saw and learned a lot on the tour.
Again, the splendour of Costa Rican nature was on full display! Our guide (Javier) was informative, patient, and really took his time (and his excellent scope) to find and capture (on camera, of course!) the wildlife of the area. We were paired with a lovely family from New Mexico who appreciated the bird and animal watching as much as we did. Incredible to hear the story of the cloud forest. And to see a Resplendent Quetzal!
A little more crowded because it was the holiday week, but great tour guide and loved the reserve.
Had a fantastic tour with guide Javier. Courteous, knowledgeable, clearly interested in Nature.
We saw the quetzal (beautiful!) and bell birds, as well as many other birds and morpho butterflies. Our guide was knowledgable and told us a lot about the flora and fauna of the park. This park has quite an open canopy relative to Santa Elena reserve, making it ideal for spotting birds. However, I would recommend also going to Santa Elena or Monteverde reserve for a true cloud forest experience.
We used the same guide to take us on a night tour. He was great.
Depending on time of year and what you want to see Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve might be a better option. We ended up doing both to see all of the birds we wanted to see. The Quetzal was not in Curi Cancha during nesting season.
Kevin was really good.He knew all the birds and could call them directly
Knowledgeable guide who helped with lots of good photos and bird ID, wonderful bird watching experience and comfortable hike
It was nice, well organized but we did not see many animals compared to other parks and areas. Very sad we couldn't see any quetzal. They told us it's not the best time for it and, probably, if we had known, we'd have picked a different time
Guide was very knowledgeable.
It was fairly boring. But our guide was fantastic. I would not recommend unless you are really really into birds.
This tour was so cool. Exceeded all of our expectations for what we would get to see. I think it does really help that the reserve limits the number of visitors each day so more animals come out.
We lucked out, it rained before our tour and after. Our guide dropped us in town afterwards, so we could spend some time there. Saw lots of birds, one very rare even the guide had not seen before. Pretty exciting.
Loved this Tour and the Guide Bernie was Awesome! He went out of his way to point out so many different types of wildlife and helped us take some great photos along the way. He also sent us additional wildlife photos after the fact. Highly recommended to others!
Guide was amazing!
My tour guide was exceptional. He patiently explained and taught me things about the history of the reserve, agriculture and birds. Great experience and I definitely recommend this activity. I’m just sorry I forgot my guides name. He was great!!!!
Again, thought we would see more monkeys, but saw way more interesting birds than expected. Guide knows his birds and was interesting to talk with.
Our guide was fabulaous would have giving him a 20 star not a 10 star. Of all of my tours all over the world he was the most knowledgeable and passionate about his job
This tour was perfect! The guide set a comfortable pace for my age and mobility. He asked me what birds I wanted him to find and then he found them. This was our favorite tour of the week.
We were lucky enough to see 5 quetzals in a tree !
Another over the top experience, for sure.
Great tour guide, abundant wildlife. LOVED!
Excellent guide. Good English, well spoken. We went back later in the day on our own and they let us through without difficulties.
Very good tour...saw birds, lots of hummingbirds. Great hike.
I loved this tour and am glad PTW highly recommended it as an alternative to Monteverde Reserve - we didnt need a guide for that but for C Cancha it was super helpful. Curi Cancha was beautiful and am so glad we did this. Guide was good although not too chatty and rather new at the job, however he was knowledgeable and we did get to see many things we would not have on our own.
We didn't see as much as we'd expected, although high winds during our visit made it more difficult. Still a great experience, and the hummingbird garden was incredible.
Fantastic guide who quickly tuned into our interest in wildlife. He was very informative, really interesting and fantastic at spotting different types of wildlife. An amazing park.
A very nice tour if wild birds are the main attraction. Our preference was to see other wildlife but understand they may not always be easy to spot.
We learned a lot on this guided tour because our guide was very knowledgeable! We saw so many things that we would have missed had we not gone with a guide. because the reserve is right near the Monteverde cheese factory, we ended the tour with a milkshake which was the best milkshake ever! Carlos took photos through his scope and shared them with us. He was awesome!