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Costa Rica


3 Days


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Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
  • Monteverde Wildlife Refuge Night Walk
Monteverde Lodge - Forest View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
  • Canopy Extremo
Monteverde Lodge - Forest View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
  • Santa Elena Reserve (3.5Hrs)
Monteverde Lodge - Forest View
Bed and Breakfast

Day 1

The Night-Walk Tour at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is designed for nature lovers, families and those free-spirits looking to be in contact with nature.

Throughout the excursion and depending on the season, you may observe toucans, quetzals, bellbirds and a wide variety of other birds, as well as several mammals like sloths, olingos, kinkajous and monkeys. You can also observe snakes, tarantulas, frogs and great variety of insects. And don"t forget the far-reaching plant diversity of the area.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - Forest View Balcony

Day 2

Canopy Extremo is home to the longest and highest cables to be found in the area, offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Nicoya Golf. The excursion will include the famous canopy zip lines, a Tarzan swing measuring 30 meters and reaching a height of about 50 meters, and 1 kilometer Superman cable at 180 meters above the forest.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - Forest View Balcony


Day 3

The community of Santa Elena borders the Monteverde Conservation area in the Tilaran Mountain Range. Within this region of pristine cloud forest, 310 hectares (765 acres) have been permanently leased by the administration of the Santa Elena community High School. The original vision was to use this land for agricultural research and education in Monteverde. For a variety of reasons, however, the farming proved to be unsuccessful. In 1989, it was decided to convert the land into a cloud forest reserve. Together with Youth Challenge International, a Canadian based non-profit organization, the community established an eco-tourism reserve, which officially opened on March 1, 1992. The reserve was created out of a community's determination to help preserve the unique cloud forest surrounding them and to use tourism as a tool to benefit community development in Monteverde.

Entrance fees are used for the protection and management of the reserve as well as to provide higher quality education for the schools in Monteverde. The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the first community administered reserves in the country (not a national park, but is under the protection of the Arenal Conservation Area). It is an excellent example of what people can do to preserve and learn from their local environment. The tour is essentially a natural history walk in which you will learn about the incredible diverse flora and fauna and the unique relationships many cloud forest species have with each other. This walk normally takes about 3 hours. The tour starts at the entrance of the park.

Guides are equipped with a spotting telescope as well as binoculars and informational guidebooks. Be sure to bring your camera because you can take pictures through the scope. What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, water, raincoat.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - Forest View Balcony

Costa Rica offers tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, and scintillating culture. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, bordered on the east by the Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. This small country represents only .05 percent of the planet's surface yet shelters almost 5 percent of the existing world's biodiversity. The country also offers world-class eco-tourism and adventure travel such as horseback riding on a secluded beach; hiking through the lush whispering greenery of a rainforest; having an exhilarating experience on a white-water rafting trip, observing the tropical forests from a canopy tour; surfing the blue waves of either coast; experiencing a quiet, close encounter with different species of birds and wildlife; and enjoying the diverse culture and hospitality of the Ticos.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

This is a simple and elegant destination that allows you to experience the beautiful rainforest. The food is what a Costa Rican grandmother would cook if she was also a creative and contemporary professional chef. The atmosphere in the lodge is quiet and tranquil with an open fireplace. No background music.

Forest View Balcony Room s have 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds, private balcony with a forest view.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour


Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:


A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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