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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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“night walk”(20 reviews)
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The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was great and I was amazed by how much wildlife we were able to see. The hike was two hours which was a good amount of time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ankazobe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a night tour few days ago with Cristian Mena and it was amazing , saw frogs , snake , sloth pulling himself on phone wires and much more , his number is 506 83 10 76 85 , highly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 541gabik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the night tour when we were still in Arenal and paid$30 per person. The night walk was magical and after everything we have seen in Costa Rica this remains my favorite tour. You walk for 2 hours with a flash light up and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Just got back from a trip to Costa Rica and wanted to recommend the Night Tour at Monteverde. The guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, keen to share their passion about the wildlife in the sanctuary with you. The walk was not hurried and held in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We did the 6pm night walk last night with Elious (?) as our guide. It was raining and so a little slippery (not particularly comfortable) but he made it so interesting. We saw a Toucan and some hummingbirds sleeping, a venomous viper waiting to pounce,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoAllman27
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This is a preservation refuge, a sanctuary being held for the animals so it's no over developed (there is a little sensitive, wooden path building) and on our night hike we saw many animals. Our guide was very good, he knew where to look for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Took a night hike with Yenaro and it was so much fun. Wonderful opportunity to see wildlife you wouldn't see in the daylight. Definitely take this tour if you're interested in seeing sloths, insects, and hearing about the science of it all. Yenaro is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jhoward1892
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We loved the night tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and vegetation. He made the exploration a fun experience that everyone participated in by providing flashlights for everyone. Great experience even if it rains, which is likely to happen here!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alane J
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Time for the tour 5.45 pm and 7.45 pm (pick up from your hotel). Tour lasts for 1,5-2 hours. Cost: $25 per person (transportation included). All guides work as a team (as soon as one spots an animal, they inform all other groups and groups...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were picked up in a minibus at Rainbow Valley Lodge who had booked the tour for us and during our journey to the refuge the driver spotted a sloth in a tree which we caught a quick glimpse of before a young oriental couple...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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