Curi Cancha Reserve and Sky Walk Bridges
Curi Cancha is also known as a Bird Watchers Paradise because it offers easier trails to see and hear them! This is a smaller reserve compared to others in the area but offers a wide variety of nature and don't worry about the trails being crowded the reserve has a policy of a maximum of 50 people at one time at the park which makes it even more appealing, less people means higher changes to spot wildlife.
You will start the hike through beautiful trails surrounded by primary and secondary forests but also has a few cleared areas with natural gardens and plants that attract many birds and animals, little mammals mostly but are all always nice to see in the wild.
The hike level is easy to moderate, perfect for everybody and although the tour lasts for about 2.5 hours the distance walked is not very much, can be less than 2 miles with strategic stops along the way to perceive the best of the nature encountered along the way.
The perfect stop after visiting Curi Cancha is at El Rancho de Lelo, a local sustainable family’s farm outside of Monteverde where you can have a delicious organic lunch , they grow and produce all the elements of every meal and you can also see a coffee plantation, sugar cane,farm animals like pigs, cows, chickens, tilapia ponds. Here you will have a well deserving lunch with delightful food options for everyone. Make sure you also enjoy the beauty of this valley surrounded by mountains and rivers while relaxing with the sounds of nature.
Combining the hiking day with some time at the hanging bridges is a great idea, this way you can also experience the forest from up in the sky, looking down at the treetops and enjoying the beauty of the canopy in the cloud forest. From here you can see some more species that are hard to spot from the ground.
7:30 approximately: Hotel Pick up
Be ready at the time that will be indicated on the confirmation sent to you, the guide will be meeting you at the lobby of your hotel. Time varies according to your hotel’s location.
8:00 am approximately: Let’s explore Curi Cancha
We will start a nice hike in the forest,passing through primary and secondary forests and open spaces that allows you to achieve a unique experience and enjoying the views of birds and animals interacting in the wild. There will be a few stops, is not a strenuous hike, is rather moderate, refreshments and fruits will be provided.
10:30 am approximately: Have the best lunch
We will drive for about 25 minutes, please enjoy the quaint views of the little towns on the way and see some of the local life. You may walk around the farm at Rancho de Lelo so you can see all the products that are used on your meals as well as friendly farm animals, learn about the eco lodge and sustainability, is very educational. Lunch will soon be ready and you will flavor a farm to table meal!
1:00 pm: Let’s continue exploring the hanging bridges
Get ready to go on the suspension bridges at the Sky Adventure Park, you will walk through a series of hanging bridges of various length and height and short hikes in between the platforms that connect them. Be ready to admire the forest from above, stay close from the guide so you don’t miss a detail of what’s going on down in the canopy.
3:30 pm approximately: It’s been a great day
It’s time to head back to your hotel, the guide will take you back and say goodbye hoping you have also had a unique experience.