Come explore this dazzling once the secret gem of Costa Rica with us! Open your eyes and ears to the wonders of the cloud forest. This lush and diverse terrain is full of natural beauty and wildlife, and you will explore it from the forest floor. Come prepared to take it all in.
We will leave the port and make our way to the Panamerican Highway and enjoy a variety of landscapes as we go. We will turn off the main highway and ascend through small towns, pass cattle fields and farming areas until we arrive at the famous last stretch to Monteverde.
Upon arriving, your naturalist guide will whisk you into the tropical wonder that is Monteverde. He or she will encourage you to use your senses while exploring the forest – to listen for the call of birds, touch the bark of trees, and smell the aroma of tropical flowers. A wide range of animals lives within the reserve, including sloths, agouti, jaguars, several types of monkeys, and many many birds—and it’s your guide’s job to help spot as many of these creatures as possible. Additionally, over 2,500 plant species and tens of thousands of insect species reside here as well, providing even more educational fodder for your trek through the forest. With luck, you’ll spot a sloth up close, or the reluctant Resplendent Quetzal, a prize find for any bird watcher.
When your forest tour is complete, you will be treated to another spectacle, the hummingbird garden. Enjoy watching these flying jewels circling and darting all around you with their areal maneuvers. No other bird in the animal kingdom is as agile as the hummingbird and they are a joy to watch.
By now all this nature watching will surely have worked up an appetite, which we will satisfy with a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch that includes local fruits and vegetables.
At the end of this magnificent learning experience, you will be taken back to your ship with unforgettable memories and hopefully plenty of great photos to share. If you want to truly experience the splendor of a renowned tropical cloud forest, this is the tour for you!
Includes: A/C Luxury Transportation, Naturalist Tour Guide, Monteverde National Park, Delicious Traditional Meal, Water & More