Monteverde Cloud Forest and Curicancha Reserve
Hike enthusiasts, nature lovers and birdwatchers can't miss the opportunity to visit these two wonderful and unique Reserves when visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest region.
You can explore both natural reserves in one day with us and will find beautiful, natural trails. We recommend to always take a guide on your hikes, this way you will be able to see and listen more than what the regular eye and ear can perceive. Our guides are experts in the area and will bring along all the equipment needed to help you make of this day a memorable experience near the clouds in between dense forests and open spaces that will allow for you to better sense the magic of the forests.
And what a better way than to have a delicious meal in a beautiful local farm with a local family between the 2 hikes. Rancho de Lelo will offer organic food mixed with traditional dishes and the most beautiful scenery for a peaceful time.
7:30am: Hotel pick up
We will start our pick ups each morning at around 7:30 am, the exact time at your hotel will be provided via email with the confirmation, once the booking has been properly made. It can be 10 minutes before or after 7:30am, it will vary according to your hotel location. Our guide will greet you and introduce him\herself, on the way to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (which is the first to visit) and will point out some instructions that you need to follow in order to make of this a smooth excursion.
8:00am (aproximate): It's hiking time!
Once at the Reserve’s entrance the guide will take care of the tickets and will get started on this fun and educational adventure in the cloud forest. There are a few trails to choose from, usually the one we recommend going to will take 2.5 hours to complete. While inside you will be making strategic stops to learn about the flora and fauna and some unscheduled stops depending on what might be encountered in the trails and to answer any questions you may have.
9:30am (aproximate): Break Time
Water and some fruits will be provided right before ending the tour at the first spot to keep the same strength for what's coming next.
10:30am (aproximate): Let's have a delicious lunch!
After exiting Monteverde, we will take you to a nice restaurant in a local farm located at 20 minutes outside for a unique lunch, in a natural environment with farm animals, rivers, fish ponds and tasty organic food to continue enjoying the day as you deserve. You can choose from different options, a fresh Tilapia Fillet, Grilled chicken, Zucchini Lasagna or smoked pork. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know, we can always have something delicious ready for you.
1:15pm (approximate): Let's keep the pace at the next Reserve.
After an organic tasting we will drive back to Curi Cancha Reserve. As you will enter this smaller but beautiful Reserve you will see the differences between the two places and will find the hike much easier and with more clear spaces, of course at any moment be ready to spot an animal or a bird and pay attention to the beautiful natural gardens, big trees, orchids and sounds that can find while in the trails. This hike will also take approximately 2.5 hours to complete, which is plenty of time to learn and sightsee as much as possible while at one of the most popular cloud forests of the planet.
4:00pm (approximate): Back to the hotel
After a wonderful day hiking in the woods, seeing animals and birds and a fantastic lunch is time to get back to your hotel, the guide will take you and say goodbye. We hope you enjoy the rest of the afternoon and continue to enjoy the hidden treasures Monteverde has to offer.