2 Day Highlights Tour: Monteverde Cloud Forest Costa Rica

Best of Monteverde Costa Rica:Two-Day Highlight’s Tour

There is a reason why the Cloud Forests of Monteverde Costa Rica are so famous! Monteverde means 'Green Mountain' and is located along the Continental Divide at approximately 1440 meters.

Ecologically, the forests provide a safe haven for hundreds of mammals, birds, insects and species of plants. They have a unique beauty and one of the few nature gems in the world. There are many activites in Monteverde, from hiking, horseback riding, coffee tours, canopy tours and much, much more!

One day is just not enough to visit this area and so our two-day tour gives you a chance to see the highlights!


Selvatura canopy monteverde

Widlife Refuge Monteverde

Widlife Refuge Monteverde

Rustic Lodge Monteverde

Rustic Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Ficus Monteverde

Hotel Ficus Monteverde

Day 1

We can arrange a shared shuttle from most hotels in downtown San Jose and some hotels near the airport (we can also arrange shuttles from main beaches or taxi-boat-taxi from Arenal please inquiry). Or for an extra charge we can arrange completely private transport for you!

The journey up to Monteverde is an adventure in itself. You will wind up mountain roads with the most amazing views of the forests in the distance and also the Gulf of Nicoya. When you arrive in Monteverde, you will have time to check in or if your room is not ready yet, you can safely leave your bags in reception and grab a bite to eat.

2.00pm  Selvatura Canopy Zip Line Tour: No visit is complete without a famous canopy tour! We go to one of the best in the country; Selvatura Park. This is a private reserve located adjoining the Santa Elena Cloud Forest in Monteverde. Selvatura Park contains both primary and secondary forest.

Or don't fancy the ziplines - no worries you can do the suspended bridges instead. 

Or we can arrange a coffee tour or horse ride instead - just ask!

5.30pm or 7.30pm Widlife Refuge. Ever wondered what makes that sound in the forest? Or what activities occur in the twilight and evening in the forests? Now is your opportunity to find out! A naturalist guide will take you on this fun, informative hike through a series of trails that will afford you the opportunity to observe the nightlife of a premontane forest. 

Night at Hotel Rustic Lodge (or we can update to more deluxe hotel for an extra charge)

Friendly, family-run hotel in an excellent location in Monteverde. Charming Rustic Lodge is just a 5 minute walk from the main town area of Santa Elena, making this small, personal hotel a good choice for those who are looking for a relatively quiet location but in easy reach of restaurants and the services of town.

The rooms at Rustic Lodge are spacious and simply appointed but all have large windows and queen size beds. There are also large private bathrooms with hot water, all of which are kept fastidiously clean by the hotel staff.  The hotel has those small touches that make the hotel interesting such as unusual wooden finishes, chairs, mirrors and tables.

A complementary breakfast is served in the hotel's cute dining area.

Or update to Hotel Ficus Sunset Suites

Ficus Sunset Suites is a modern hotel located in the heart of Santa Elena,  Monteverde.  The hotel is surrounded by pretty vegetation. From your balcony you will enjoy  green rainforest around and panoramic views of the hillsides of Monteverde or some cabins face the forest. The hotel is just 5 minutes walk to the center of Santa Elena and has a full international restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included.

Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 2

7.00am Guided Hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Whether you plan to hike on your own or with a naturalist guide this is a must for all those who visit Monteverde. Monteverde tours offers a package that includes an English-speaking, qualified naturalist guide (only the best ones are chosen - tried and tested!), all transport to and from hotel  and entrance fees.Tours include all transport, bilingual guide and entrance to the park. The tour pick-up time is at 7.00am and return journey is at 11.20am, everyday.

1.30pm approx. Shared Shuttle to San Jose (we can also arrange shuttle to main beaches or taxi-boat-taxi to Arenal please inquiry).

**** ask about adding time in Monteverde or adding days in Arena l****

Tour Details

$299 per person using Rustic Lodge  (shared shuttle transport from San Jose and back)

$340 per person if you want to upgrade to Ficus Hotel (shared shuttle transport from San Jose and back)

note price will change if other type of transport is used or change of departure place etc -please inquire

Min 2 people (ask about prices for single travelers)

Discount for students!

Tour includes:

Note: This package can be extended with more days and tours, just let us know! Also add on trips to Arenal or other places.

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