During this 3-day tour from San Jose, you will have a chance to explore the Monteverde area.
Day 1: Pick Up to Monteverde (Dinner included)Be picked up at your hotel in San Jose in the morning and drive to Monteverde. Driving time will vary depending on which pick up point you’re coming from. No matter what, the last piece of your drive will wind up from the lowlands and into the Tillaran Mountain range, with views along the way. Arrive at Monteverde Lodge in time for lunch (not included). Please note that check-in time is at 12pm, and you may have to wait to check into your room. After lunch, meet your naturalist guide and explore the Monteverde Lodge Gardens. This 15 year old garden is home to Imperial Bromeliads, Costa Rica's national flower known locally as the Guaria Morada and hedges of blue porter weed and lantana where butterflies feed constantly. Emerald toucanet, euphonia, white-faced capuchin monkeys and the agouti are frequent visitors here. Follow the path down past the solar heated pool to find the look out point – it’s a good place to see the sunset.Overnight at Monteverde Lodge, Forest View Standard RoomDay 2: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner included)Today you will have an excursion (up to 10 people) to the one of Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserves. Your escort today is one of Monteverde Lodge's handpicked guides, the very best naturalists in the region.Which reserve will be visited and the time of day (morning or afternoon), will be defined the day before depending on weather, recent sightings but most importantly where your naturalist guide thinks you will have the best experience. Check with the front desk the night before your tour to get the final time of the tour to the cloud forest.This is a good time to set up optional activities for your free time in Monteverde. Some examples include a visit to a coffee plantation, a chocolate tour, horseback riding, a bat jungle and more. Overnight at Monteverde Lodge, Forest View Standard RoomDay 3: Monteverde to Drop Off Point (Breakfast and Lunch included)Breakfast at the lodge. Morning free to continue to explore the region or book additional activities. After lunch, say goodbye to the lodge and transfer to your drop off point. Drop off can be in San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Papagayo Gulf, Coco, Tamarindo, San Teresa or Arenal.