The cloud forests of Monteverde in the central Highlands of Costa Rice are a misty, verdant paradise, home to countless plant species and an unbelievable array of diverse wildlife, including the endangered, vividly plumed Resplendent Quetzal bird. Monteverde is mother nature and man at their most creative, for the local reserves have installed sky walk bridges and exhilarating zip lines through the forest canopy – a truly unique experience. There are also miles of trails for nature lovers to discover this unique ecosystem.
The lush reserves attracts scientists, bird watchers, and wildlife lovers from all parts of the world but you can also visit the quaint town of Santa Elena and find cafes, restaurants, galleries, and views you’ll have to pinch yourself about.
Monteverde Adventure Holidays
15 DaysfromUSD 4,649
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Experience the Costa Rican rainforest, mountains and coast
A really excellent tour. I don’t think I can find fault with anything. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The locations visited were incredible and we saw an amazing amount of wildlife with the help of our guide. The accommodation was good and the transport between locations was very good.
Our group leader, Armando , from start to finish , was the ‘ icing on the cake , for us – he made this trip- memorable! The wildlife , nature , and environment were absolutely fabulous! We saw so much and the organisation was seamless ! I normally arrange trips myself and was a bit reticence about leaving it to others but I needn’t have worried as everything went perfectly- again aided by Arnando’s professionalism and friendly manner
A wonderful voyage of discovery which takes you to each region of Costa Rica …all made up of unique climate zones with varying birdlife and wildlife. I would hardly identify myself as someone who usually goes out searching for birdlife or wildlife, but this trip captivates you to get involved and go searching …often early in the morning or in the evening. Costa Rica is incredibly lush with a small population and a government appearing to work hard on sustainability and protection of the environment. There were a lot of roadworks in evidence! All the accommodation was excellent and all the Lodges, each one different, were a delight. They allowed you the luxury of sitting on your own veranda allowing the birdlife and wildlife to ‘come to you’ as you were in their environment. Our trip spent its last night miles outside of San Jose centre which, although the hotel was lovely, was a disappointment for me as I’d wanted to spend the free afternoon exploring the vibrant downtown area with its parks, local shops, lovely buildings, museums etc but this wasn’t feasible from Santa Ana. I’ve mentioned this to Exodus. We had a few downpours…mainly late afternoons, but only were out on a trip during one downpour and the Lodge provided everyone with huge ponchos…the rain didn’t spoil the delight of the boat trip. Suggest a waterproof jacket, strong trainers or walking shoes and a camera with a good zoom lens should be priorities for packing!