Into the Mists of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Hello, my name is Teesha, I'm 21 and I'm a lover of nature and wildlife. I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to explore untouched natural places — forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and everything in between! I've been to 35 countries so far and I want to add Costa Rica to the list. Join me on this adventure into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 19 – 23, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 408
/ person

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Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

Nature, health and wellness, wildlife, hiking

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Costa Rica>Into the Mists of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

A trip specially crafted for nature lovers, embark on an adventure of a lifetime to the high-altitude wilderness of Costa Rica’s incredible cloud forests. The iconic Monteverde Cloud Forest and its mist-shrouded jungle hides plenty of secrets — and we’re going into the heart of this magnificent ecosystem to uncover them! Our trip starts in the capital city of San Jose, where you’ll cook up a storm during a hands-on cooking class, then it’s off to Monteverde to embark on epic expeditions, from an eye-opening twilight hike to a thrilling ziplining adventure! Finally, wrap up your incredible experience in Costa Rica with a lively party bus tour back in San Jose on your last night!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Teesha

Hello, my name is Teesha, I'm 21 and I'm a lover of nature and wildlife. I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to explore untouched natural places — forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and everything in between! I've been to 35 countries so far and I want to add Costa Rica to the list. Join me on this adventure into the Monteverde Cloud Forest, I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 19 – 23, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Costa Rica>Into the Mists of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

A trip specially crafted for nature lovers, embark on an adventure of a lifetime to the high-altitude wilderness of Costa Rica’s incredible cloud forests. The iconic Monteverde Cloud Forest and its mist-shrouded jungle hides plenty of secrets — and we’re going into the heart of this magnificent ecosystem to uncover them! Our trip starts in the capital city of San Jose, where you’ll cook up a storm during a hands-on cooking class, then it’s off to Monteverde to embark on epic expeditions, from an eye-opening twilight hike to a thrilling ziplining adventure! Finally, wrap up your incredible experience in Costa Rica with a lively party bus tour back in San Jose on your last night!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San Jose
  • Arrive in San Jose
  • Surviving Spanish and Cooking Lessons
  • Welcome dinner
  • Check-in at Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)
  • Day 2 · Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest area
  • Check-in at Selina Monteverde (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Twilight hike in the cloud forest
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Ziplining tour
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Free afternoon and evening
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Monteverde Cloud Forest and San Jose
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Free morning for optional activities
  • Transfer back to San Jose
  • Two-hour party bus tour
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Check-in at Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! Find your new favorite dish during a hands-on cooking class with a local

We’re so thrilled to have you here in San Jose, the bustling capital city of Costa Rica! First up, there’s no better way to discover a country than through its cuisine, so we hope you’re ready to cook up a storm. Take your culinary skills to the next level and discover delicious Costa Rican cuisine during a fun hands-on cooking lesson! Bound to be filled with mouthwatering moments and plenty of laughter with your host, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you can take pointers from a true local. Learn about tasty ingredients used in Costa Rican dishes, discover unique household customs, use new cooking techniques, and prepare a delectable meal to savor alongside your new friends. Enjoy your wonderful welcome dinner before heading to your accommodation for a restful night.

Day 2

Ascend the mist-shrouded mountains and discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest on a twilight hike

Today, we travel northwest to the sprawling biological reserve of the magical Montverde Cloud Forest, where the vistas are incredible and the wild nature is unparalleled. Situated at an elevation of 1,534 meters, the lofty cloud forest here stretches over 10,500 hectares. A staggering 50 percent of Costa Rica’s biodiversity can be found here and you’ll have the chance to discover this incredibly unique ecosystem. This evening, we’ll set off on a twilight hike through the misty cloud forest, encountering native flora and fauna along the way. Step over branches covered in mosses and lichens, marvel at lush bromeliads and orchids, spot nocturnal wildlife through the trees, and share the trail with an abundance of amphibians and reptiles, of which 1,200 species live in the reserve!

Day 3

Zip through the jungle on a thrilling canopy tour

We hope you love heights! Today, you’ll be heading up to the treetops for an epic canopy tour that will guarantee a morning of heart-pounding moments. With the cloud forest as your playground, you’ll be riding down multiple ziplines, swinging Tarzan-style through the jungle, and rappelling 150 feet down to the forest floor. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of curious wildlife through the foliage, perhaps one of the many species of monkeys that live here or even a sloth! After your canopy tour, you’ll have the rest of the day free to spend however you please.

Day 4

Enjoy a free morning — spend it however you like!

Rise and shine! Today, we’ll be heading back to San Jose, but not before we give you a chance to enjoy your last morning in Monteverde. Explore the area at your leisure or sign up for some optional activities (see optional add-ons section below). You have plenty of options choose from — perhaps you’d like to cross the hanging bridges, try your hand at rappelling down a waterfall, or go bungee jumping! In the afternoon, we’ll say goodbye to the cloud forest and transfer you back to your accommodation in San Jose.

All aboard — enjoy an epic two-hour party bus tour in San Jose!

You’ll arrive back in San Jose in time to enjoy the evening to the fullest. Once the sun goes down, it’s time to get serious with the partying. Why hit the clubs when you can roll through San Jose and have your very own party on wheels? Get the music started, bring out the best drinks, and experience San Jose by night with an awesome party bus experience you’ll never forget.

Day 5

Time to bid farewell to Costa Rica

How time flies! We hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Costa Rica. After checking out of your accommodation, make your way to the airport in time for your flight back home. Until next time — we hope to see you again soon!

Accommodation

  • Casa Mu San Jose (or similar according to availability)

    Casa Mu San Jose is a perfect choice for groups. Located in the capital city of San Jose, close to shopping centers and restaurants, this shared house provides simple and comfortable accommodation in the form of bunk bed-style rooms with a large living room for communal group activities and an efficient kitchen. Wi-Fi is available on the premises. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Selina Monteverde (or similar according to availability)

    Selina Monteverde sits high in the clouds, nestled in the woodlands of Monteverde. Surrounded by nature, this laid-back lodge overlooks Santa Elena’s main town and is located within walking distance from the misty Monteverde cloud forest trails of the Bosque Nuboso reserve. Facilities at the property include a bar, jacuzzi, movie room, yoga deck, library, and shared kitchen. Wi-Fi is available on the premises and community guest rooms feature comfortable bunk beds, individual storage lockers, and access to a shared bathroom. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 2 nights in Casa Mu San Jose (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Selina Monteverde (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guides during activities
  • Transportation between activities and accommodation (except day 1 and day 5)
  • Day 1 dinner
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Hanging bridges tour

The Monteverde Cloud Forest certainly hides plenty of secrets. Discover the impressive hanging bridges that span the canyons and drainages of the reserve. Crossing these incredible bridges, suspended high in the trees, brings you face-to-face with the upper levels of the forest canopy and gives you time to stop and observe your natural surroundings. Spot rare flora and fauna from your perch and admire the majestic beauty of the mist-shrouded cloud forest in a truly spectacular fashion.

Price: USD 60

Hanging bridges of Monteverde

Waterfall rappelling tour

Get up close and personal with the cascading waterfalls of the Monteverde Cloud Forest on an epic waterfall rappelling tour, which will see you descending cliffs and working your way down natural waterfalls. Your guide will take you through the necessary safety briefings and provide the gear and training you need to ensure a safe and fun experience.

Price: USD 60

Waterfall rappelling tour

Monteverde Reserve hike

See the Monteverde Reserve in all its glory on a daytime hike through its stunning depths. Catch glimpses of incredible wildlife — test your luck and see if you can spot an ocelot or a Baird’s tapir through the trees, or perhaps even the famously elusive resplendent quetzal!

Price: USD 82

Monteverde Reserve hike

Bungee jumping

Want a more exhilarating experience? Take the plunge from the highest bungee jumping drop in Central America, right here in Monteverde where the lush cloud forest surrounds you. A helmet and strong cables keep you safe and sound, while guides push you right out of your comfort zone for a heart-stopping adventure through the air!

Price: USD 84

Bungee jumping

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 408
Per person