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Night Tour in Monteverde provided by Ficus Trails

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Night Tour in Monteverde

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Join a naturalist guide for an evening tour of the Monteverde cloud forest reserve that provides the chance to see nocturnal wildlife. Your guide leads you through forest trails where the daytime critters are going to sleep as the nocturnal animals are swinging into action. Learn about Costa Rica’s wildlife from your guide, and learn about the diverse animals that animate the cloud forest at night.
  • Choice of two departures in the evening
  • Includes use of flashlight to spot nighttime critters
  • Recommended to bring rain poncho, long pants, and good walking shoes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided
Important Information
  • Bilingual guide
  • Flashlights.
  • Transportation in Santa Elena - Monteverde area
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Ponchos
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Warm clothing.
  • There is no age limit or weight, (note 2 hours walking distance).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Erica wrote a review Mar. 2020
Massachusetts19 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed this tour as it was fun to be in the woods at night, however, as someone mentioned, this was next to a farm and not deep in the jungle. Enjoyed it but would have been happy if this was only an hour! But, we learned tons about Costa Rica, the wildlife and plants, and
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Ben A wrote a review Mar. 2020
Kanab, Utah3 contributions
Mauricio lead us through the jungle at night and we saw some awesome wild life in the trees and alot up close. He was great with my 3 year old and 5 year old. Walked through a massive ficus tree. My 8 year old loved seeing all the pigme frogs. Mauricio took the time to show me
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Date of experience: March 2020
frankyboy1 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Maryland57 contributions15 helpful votes
Took a night tour with our group of eight (OAT Tour) and it was tremendous. Marvin was our guide and for a 90 minutes we thoroughly enjoyed the experience with his expertise of finding, identifying and describing the creatures he found for us. What an engaging, knowlegable
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ryan P wrote a review Feb. 2020
4 contributions
This was an incredible experience, maybe my favorite part of the entire trip. I was in a small group led by Olman, and he was an excellent guide. His passion for the ecosystem and knowledge of the area were obvious as he pointed out scorpions, snakes, tarantulas, lemurs, sloths,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mitchell B wrote a review Feb. 2020
11 contributions
Our guide Marvin was outstanding, perhaps even more excited about getting us all looks at elusive kinkajous that we were. The walk started slow, but the diversity that accumulated was amazing to us, one sloth, an adult viper resting in a tree, a porcupine, coatis, kinkajous,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Ficus Trails
Exciting nocturnal walk
Our guide, Mauricio, made this experience an excellent one, thanks to his skills of finding animals in the darkness
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We had an amazing bird tour. Out gide know a lot about the birds and see every bird. He was very exiting about ever
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Christine E
Don’t do it!
We just came back from a night tour and it was terrible. I could literally cry because we invested time and money a
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Excellent birding with Olman
Spending 3 hours birding with Olman was a pleasure! He picked me up in the morning, and we went to a few different
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Bird Watching Tour with Almon
This was probably the highlight of our Monteverde stay. Almon was very knowledge about all the birds. He was able t
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Great guide & experience
Our family of 4 did a morning bird-watching tour with Olman and had an amazing time. Olman’s eagle-eye helped us id
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Mandy G
Night tour
Good trip. Knowledgeable guide. We saw multiple insects, an owl, scorpion and a coatti. Spiders were abundant in
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Birdwatching Tour with Jorge
The highlight of our time in Monteverde was definitely the bird tour with Jorge. He is not only knowledgable about
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Conor Ó
Lack of Mammals
Did the night tour with Oscar. There were 6 of us in total on the tour so it was a good amount. We spotted a frog,
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Nice tour guide & baby sloth
We took the night walk yesterday. We were picked up from our hostel from our friendly guide. Our total group was ve
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Awesome experience!
Loved our night walk through the rainforest. Our guide was so knowledgable and friendly it made the experience even
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Amazing canyoning and night walk! Muy buena gente!
I went on the night walk and canyoning with Olman, a local adventurist who has worked in tourism for many years, an
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Keen eyes and lots of knowledge for our night hike.
We decided last minute to go on a night hike, so we called Ficus Trails to see if they had availability. They were
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Stefanie K
The reason I chose Ficus Trail didn't come from nowhere: at the hostel as well as in the tourist information only a
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Peter T
Birds and creatures galore.
We did the 6 am morning walk. As with any nature walk, you never know what you will see. We saw quite a wide range
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Key Details
  • Ficus Trails
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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