Starting at $106 per adult


The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most unique climates in the world. Birdwatchers will delight in the marvels of the cloud forest, which is located along the Continental Divide! Common sightings include the Resplendent Quetzal, Emerald Toucanette and Bell Bird. It’s not all about the birds though as sloths, wild jungle cats and the occasional monkey roam these forests as well. Speaking of the forest, this habitat is brimming with life on top of life as epiphytes and orchids cover the trees. This fun filled half day safari includes transportation, park entrance, and guide.

What to Bring

  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Sun Block
  • And Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - Quality is available from Monteverde

Tour Times

  • 7:00am
  • 12:45pm

Tour Type

  • Nature
  • Learning Family
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Wildlife Hike

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

All Ages


Latitude: N 10° 18' 11.15"
Longitude: W 84° 47' 45.4"


  • Overall 92.1% (120 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 91.6%
  • Expectations: 90.9%
  • Guides: 92.5%
  • Logistics: 93.2%
  • Value: 93.8%


I think this tour would be more interesting if we were interested in birds, but we aren't. :)


George of the cloud forest was a fantastic guide and so helpful with photos too. Really recommend you using him.


Our guide was super. We were able to see the quetzal and a viper plus learn so much about the cloud forest. Very interesting place. And the hummingbirds at the end were spectacular. Our driver was very nice.


Excellent, knowledgeable guide and great photographer. See saw beautiful birds. This tour exceeded my expectations. Negatives: our driver did not arrive when scheduled and we were waiting for him for a long time. It was very early in the morning. Mike had to call to get it sorted out.


Another excellent excursion with such a knowledgeable guide. We saw some amazing animals and insects


Well it really rained that day, so no pictures taken, but the guide was super and the information was fresh and informative.


We loved the guide! He was amazing and so nice. We saw more than we thought was possible and got great photos. We opted to stay and get our own ride home because we wanted to see more of the park. Well worth it!


Enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable guide


Loved the Cloud Forest. We were a little disappointed not to see much wildlife but learned immensely about plants/the ecosystem/rainforest survival from our extremely knowledgeable guide Marvin.


Michael was such an excellent guide, he really took the time to educate my children and have fun


Jason was a phenomenal and well educated tour guide. We captured rare moments and learned a lot.


Michael was a wonderful guide and answered all of our questions very articulately. We were lucky enough to see quetzals twice!


Our guide was awesome!! We even got see the the quetzal. It was the experience of a lifetime. Still in awe!!


Truly magical experience being in the cloud forest, listening to the beautiful bird colors and sounds, seeing the clouds roll through between trees - the experience was nothing short of magical. The guide did such a great job of providing intellectual information and doing his best to find animals for us, including a sloth. It was really nice to have a guide who was so passionate about the things he was talking about.


very knowledgeable guide. perfect English


First class guide who went above and beyond to make this an exceptional experience. Without the knowledge and experience of our guide, a trip to the cloud forest would have been just a walk in the forest. But our guide showed us many different types of wildlife and explained the roles of the various plants in great detail. It was a great day.


Lots to see on the tour and the guides do a great job of finding unique things to show you. Well worth the price to get the guide i could not imagine doing this on my own. The cafe by the humming birds is very good for a snack too.


This tour was an advanced walking tour and was a challenging pace and terraine. The terraine was so challenging that we felt we looked at our feet the whole time and rarely had time to enjoy the surroundings. Not much to see at all, very long. It was too similar to the Hanging bridges tour.


We weren't sure if our guide was not good or if it was simply a bad animal viewing day. Many people we know saw lots of amazing animals in Monteverde, but we saw little. My teenage sons commented that we could have skipped Monteverde altogether. We ended up paying extra for a night tour and had a lot more fun on that tour that the day tour into Monteverde.


This was the least crowded of the wildlife tours. This made the experience much more enjoyable. Again, we saw lots of wildlife and the guide was very good.


Poured rain so took away from the tour


AMAZING TOUR. one of our favorites. our tour guide was oscar castillo of nasua tours. he was amazing. i would go back just to spend a whole day with him. i understand you guys use a subcontractor or some such, but you should go direct to him, especially if you have clients interested in ecology and birding


Loved the forest and our guide. Great place.


Cannot emphasize this enough, but Roy our guide was outstanding. He did such a great job. And this was probably one of our fav. excursions.


Guide was excellent, he made the hike well worth while


It would have been nice to have the tour later in the day so that we would not have to wake up so early


didn't see any of the ''cloud'' - was disappointed with that - saw very little wildlife in the reserve - waterfall was beautiful and guide was very friendly and knowledgeable but had higher expectations of this tour


Christian was another awesome guide! Again, we saw so much more than big groups were seeing. I love the personalized approach. Christian even told us about a great place the locals eat...Raulitos Chicken in Santa Elena. It was delicious as was Morpho in Santa Elena which he recommended.


We ended up with a private tour which was fabulous. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and customize the trip for us


This was a well done nature tour


One of our most favorite tour guides of the trip. He was super knowledgeable and pleasant to be around.


Great tour and the guide was great.


Wonderful guide! Knowledgeable, personable and very informative.


our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable.


Great tour, but we did an afternoon trip. Would have seen more birds in the morning.


Great tour....our guide even emailed some pictures that he had taken. We stopped at the Cheese Factory and I enjoyed the best fig ice cream on earth. Thank you so much