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Natural History walks in the
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve


This is a must do tour while in Monteverde. We can organize morning hikes in the company of Adrian Mendez, our naturalist guide. Visiting the reserve with an accredited guide transforms a walk through pretty forest into an amazing look at the life of the cloud forest and a great learning experience.



[More information about Adrian Mendez]



Natural History walks in the Santa Elena Reserve
With experienced Park Rangers (less crowded in High Season).


Canopy Tours and Suspended Bridges



SELVATURA

Bridges and Canopy (Transportation with pick up and drop off at the hotel included, pick up times at the hotel: 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m.)

Bridges:
Stroll through the cloud forest canopy on eight suspended bridges (self-guided). Breath-taking views into the rain forest. Open daily 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance fee is US$ 30 for adults, US$ 25 for students and US$ 20 for children. With a guide: $20 extra per person.
Located about 4 miles from the town of Santa Elena on the road to the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Preserve.

Canopy:
With 20 platforms it is the largest canopy tour in the region. The longest trails measure 240 m and 320 m.
Rate is US$ 45 adults, US$ 40 for students and children US$ 30. Tours at 8.30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.

Package # 1:
Combination of walkways and canopy.
Rate is US$ 70, US$ 60 for students and children US$ 45.

The Original Canopy Tour

The tour starts with a 15 minutes walk to the first platform. Then you traverse on a cable between 9 platforms suspended in trees, with heights from 40 ft. to 110 ft, wearing professional equipment. In the middle of the tour you rappel down and then climb up a ladder to the next platform. At the end you have to rappel down again.
Cost is US$ 45, students US$ 35, children US$ 25.
Tours at 7.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Transportation with pick up and drop off at the hotel included, pick up times at the hotel: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


100 % AVENTURA

Bridges and Canopy Tour (Transportation with pick up and drop off at the hotel included, pick up times at the hotel 7.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Hanging Bridges:
Stroll through the cloud forest canopy on eight suspended bridges (guided tour with a bilingual guide included – duration approx. 2 hours). Great views. At the end of the tour we will offer the opportunity to climb through the inside of a ficus tree. Entrance fee is US$ 30 for adults and US$ 25 for children.

Canopy:
16 cables (some extend for 1960 feet and height of 260 feet), Tarzan Swing and rappel (15 meters). Rate is US$ 40 adults, and children US$ 20. Tours at 8.00 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Package:
Combination of bridges and canopy. Rate is US$ 70
and children US$ 55.

    

Night Tours

Start at 5:30 pm with the last daylight, so your eyes can adjust gradually to the dark. An experienced guide will lead you through the nightly forest with its strange sounds. You can observe sloths, opossums, sleeping birds, porcupines, coatis, armadillos, snakes and tarantulas and other nocturnal animals. Transportation provided.
Rates:Adults $25, children $20

Don Juan Coffee Tour

Learn about Monteverde’s Coffee with this unique coffee tour. During the tour you’ll see the whole process, from the farm to your cup. Coffee tours $30 per person.


El Trapiche Tour | The sugar cane mill

A Costa Rican family run business where you can enjoy a 2 hour guided tour. The tour begins with a walk through a farm where you can learn about the plantations that grow sugar cane, coffee and other crops such as bananas, plantains, root vegetables, oranges and more…
Tour includes an ox cart ride to the Sugar Mill "Trapiche" where the sugar cane is processed. Throughout the tour you will have the opportunity to taste the various products that are made from sugar cane as well as enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.
Tours at 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., transport included.
Prices: US$ 32 / adults, US$ 27 / students, US$ 12 / children (6 - 12 years old)


Horseback Riding

Explore the area on well trained horses for all levels. A local guide will lead you through farmland pastures, forests and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the ocean.
Duration 2 hours $ 35
Night tours during full moon or special tours on request



In our immediate neighborhood you will find an Orchid Garden displaying over 450 species, among them the world's smallest orchid.


There are many exhibitions and small zoos in the area, displaying snakes, frogs, insects, bats and butterflies. On the road towards the Monteverde Reserve you will find several art galleries, a yoga school and beauty salon.

Bring student identification, as many tours and exhibitions offer a discounted rate for students.


 

Arco Iris Lodge

Apartado (P.O. Box) 003-5655
Santa Elena de Monteverde
Costa Rica

email.  arcoiris@racsa.co.cr  |  info@arcoirislodge.com
tel.  (+506) 2645 50 67
fax.  (+506) 2645 50 22