Day Tours

Popular Monteverde Tourist Area

Day Tours
Butterfly Garden Canopy Tour Natural History Walks
Humming Bird Garden Insect Exhibition Night Tour in the Ecological Farm
Tree Top Walkways Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition Horseback Riding Tour
Sky Adventures  

Butterfly GardenButterfly Garden - Venture into exploring a different world. A world in which a controlled climate provides the best temperature (82.4º F or 28º C) for its inhabitants to feel in paradise. Explore a community that gathers more than 20 species of butterflies. Learn about their life cycle, their special abilities and behaviors that have helped them evolve throughout thousands of years.

Enjoy a guided walk inside one of the world's largest live butterfly exhibitions with an area of over 29,000 square feet (2,700 square meters). Come and enjoy all the wonders that you may discover in this marvelous World of Butterflies.

Included: Round trip transportation on A/C minibus to and from your hotel and bilingual guide.

RATE: Adults & Children - US $ 12.00


HummingbirdHumming Bird Garden - Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden. Now imagine over 100 beautiful hummingbirds flying cheerfully around you! That is what the incredible Hummingbird Garden has to offer you. More than 14 species of hummingbirds will amaze you with their incredible aerial maneuvers and bright lively colors.

Definitively a photography fan's treat! No matter what mood you are in these small daredevils will cheer you up and give you an unforgettable air show. Come to our hummingbird garden and amaze yourself with these fantastic speeding creatures!.

Included:
Round trip transportation on A/C minibus to and from your hotel and bilingual guide.

RATE: Adults & Children - US $ 5.00


Tree Top WalkwaysTree Top Walkways - Consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters ). Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours and guided and self guided tours may be booked in advance.

Duration: Half Day!!.
Wearor Bring: Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes or hiking shoes, raincoat, camera and insect repellent.
Included:
Door to door minivan A/C services and certified bilingual guide.

RATE: Adults - US $ 25.00 / Children - US $ 15.00

Canopy Tour Canopy Tour - Our Canopy Tour guides start by harnessing you with all the appropriate equipment after which they will lecture you on all the safety procedures to enjoy this amazing adventure with our "Safety First" motto.

You will then be flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica. Also it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides, Selvatura Park's Zip Lines are your best choice.

The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers from ages 4 and older. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply.

Duration: Half day!!.
Wear or Bring:
Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, camera, windbreaker or waterproof jacket.
Included:
Door to door minivan service, A/C and certified bilingual guide.

RATE: Adults - US $ 45.00 / Children - US $ 30.00

Insect ExhibitionInsect Exhibition - Enjoy the world's third largest private insect collection. Take a close look at thousands of insects, butterflies and other wonderous species from all over the world, presented in a way never seen before anywhere else. Admire the exhibition "Jewels of the Rain Forest" by world renowned entomologist Dr. Richard Whitten who has been collecting insects for decades.

Learn from Dr. Whitten on a special video called "Jewels of the Rain Forest" which is projected in our cinematic auditorium throughout the tour. This video features insects from all over Costa Rica, most of which can be found at Selvatura Park. Come and be part of one of the world's most beautiful bio-artistic shows at our World Class exhibition "Jewels of the Rain Forest".

Included: Round trip transportation on A/C minibus from your hotel and and certified bilingual guide.

RATE: Adults & Children - US $ 12.00

Reptile and Amphibian ExhibitionReptile and Amphibian Exhibition - In our Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition you will find frogs, lizards, geckos and snakes, more than 30 species! In this guided tour, you will be able to observe live reptiles and amphibians inside terrariums with specialized climate control which provides these wonderful creatures a home-like habitat.

Included: Air-conditioned, round trip transportation, English speaking guide.

RATE: Adults & Children - US $ 12.00


Packages Adults Children
Selvatura #1 - Canopy and Walkways $65 $40
Selvatura #2 - Canopy + Walkways + Butterfly Garden $77 $52
Selvatura #3 - Canopy + Walkways + Butterfly Garden + Hummingbird Garden $82 $57
Selvatura #4 - Canopy, Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird garden and Lunch $97 $70
Selvatura #5 - Walkways + Butterfly Garden + Hummingbird Garden $37 $27
Selvatura #6 - Walkways + Butterfly Garden + Hummingbird Garden + Lunch $52 $40
Selvatura #7 - Canopy + Butterfly Garden + Hummingbird Garden $57 $42
Selvatura #8 - Canopy + Butterfly Garden + Hummingbird Garden + Lunch $72 $55
Selvatura #9 - Canopy, Walkways, Insect Exhibition & Herpetarium $89 $64
Selvatura #10 - Canopy, Walkways, Insect Exhibition & Herpetarium lunch included $104 $77
Selvatura #11 - Canopy,Walkways, Butterfly Garden and Insect Exhibition $89 $64
Selvatura #12 - Canopy, Walkways, Butterfly Garden and Insect Exhibition, lunch included $104 $77
Selvatura #13 - Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Insect Exhibition and Herpetarium $56 $46
Selvatura #14 - Walkways, Butterfly Garden & Insect Exhibition and Herpetarium, lunch included $71 $59
Selvatura Pack - Canopy, Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Garden, Insect Exhibition and Herpetarium, lunch included $121 $94
Selvatura #15 - Walkways and Insect Exhibition $32 $22
Selvatura #16 - Herpetarium and Insect Exhibition $20 $20
Selvatura #17 - Butterfly Garden and Insect Exhibition $20 $20
Selvatura #18 - Butterfly Garden + Insect Exhibition and Herpetarium $30 $30

NOTES:
- For the Canopy tour children (4-12 years old) must be with a parent, children from 0 to 3 years old are free of charge in all tours but cannot take the canopy tour.

- Transportation included from Monteverde hotels to Selvatura, except for the butterfly and hummingbird gardens if they are taken separately, in that case there will be a $7 charge per person.

Sky TrekSky Adventures

Sky Trek
The Sky Trek is a system of cables or zip lines, it allows you to observe the rain forest and its landscape from many different views while offering you, total security of its modern technology, which offers a panoramic view of the Arenal lake and volcano.
Our Zip Line tours complete a distance of almost 2.8 kilometers, ranging from 99 feet up to 2,475 feet length and 60 feet up to 660 feet height.

Sky Walk
The Sky Walk allows the visitor to safety appreciate the reach diversity of the canopy flora and fauna. It is of 2.5 kilometers of trails and suspension bridges at different heights in the cloud forest of Monteverde.
The tour is made up of 6 suspension bridges that, at some points, are higher than the canopy. 300 meters in some cases stretch up to.

SkyTram
The Sky Tram was specially designed and built by Doppelmayr (Austria) An aerial tram offered visitors a stunning and incomparable view of the Rainforest. The tours starts with a 1 kilometer long on the Sky Tram on an ascent to an observation point. At times you will be over 40 meters above the treetops. The cable cars are accessible for persons with disabilities. After enjoying the astounding scenery, you can begin your descent in the cable car.

Duration: Half Day!.
Departure: 8:00 a.m.
Wear or Bring: Shorts or long pants, T-shirt, comfortable hiking shoes, a cap and rain gear (during rainy season).
Included:
Transportation on an A/C tour van and bilingual naturalist guide.

RATES Adults Children  
SKY TRAM / SKY TREK* $67.00 $45.00 *Children from 0 to 7 years old cannot take the Sky Trek tour
SKY TRAM / SKY WALK $57.00 $33.00  
SKY TRAM / SKY TREK / SKY WALK* $82.00 $55.00  
SKY WALK (w/ guide) $37.00 $26.00  
HERPETHORIUM (Snake tour) $15.00 $12.00  
Natural History WalksNatural History Walks - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve What is typically known as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is actually several biological reserves which have have been responsible of promoting this ecological destianation. Among the most important ones are: The Biological Reserve of Monteverde, Biological Reserve of Santa Elana and the Eternal Children's Rain Forest.

Together these reserves and plus some other adjacent protected zones comprise the area of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which is superior to the 30.000 hectares of protected virgin forest.

Each of these reserves have been born thanks to the conservationist and visionary effort of many people, who want to preserve the environment and help a great number of endemic species that reside in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. This desire to help the planet has been an inspiration for many people. A special case worth mentioning is the one of the Eternal Children's Rain Forest. This forest was on sale and in danger to be destroyed, which motivated a child to begin an international campaign to include the forest in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reservet. This campaign spread everywhere and received donations to buy and to preserve this forest. Donations were mainly gathered by children worldwide. Because of this event this forest has been and will always be the legacy of the children of the entire world, in addition to a source of inspiration for all those of us that believe in the protection of the environment.

Duration: Half Day!!.
Departure: 7:00 a.m.
Wear or Bring:
Shorts or long pants, T-shirt, comfortable shoes, a cap and rain gear (during rainy season).
Included:
Reserve entrance fee, bilingual naturalist guide and transport.

RATES Adults & Children  
DOUBLE $105.00 *Children under 6 years, free of charge
TRIPLE $83.00 *Children over 9 years pay adult rate
GROUP (5-8 persons) $68.00  
CHILDREN (6-9 years) $45.00  

Night Tour in the Ecological FarmNight Tour in the Ecological Farm - The Ecological Farm is a wildlife refuge allows you to indulge in the beauty of panoramic views and waterfalls smoothly mixed with nearby coffee and banana plantations as you walk along its trails.

Yet, the wonders of the farm lie in the uniqueness of over 170 bird species, mammals such as the two-toed sloth and the prehensile-tailed porcupine, sloths resting in their natural environment as well as spiders, grasshoppers and snakes.

Enjoy this two-hour walk that introduces you to the excitement of night sounds, smells and surroundings bringing you closer to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Duration: 2 hours.
Departure: 5:30 p.m.
Wear or Bring: Long pants, comfortable shoes wear, flashlight or headlamp and fleece jacket.
Included: Reserve entrance fee, bilingual naturalist guide and transport.

RATE: Adults - US $ 30.00 / Children* - US $ 27.00

*Children under 6 years, free of charge.

Horseback Riding TourHorseback Riding Tour - In this 2 ½ hour tour the visitor will enjoy of beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya while traveling along side-roads inside Monteverde, Santa Elena, and a coffee, sugar cane and banana plantation. Enjoy the pleasure of horse-back riding the surroundings of the Park.

Duration: Half Day!.
Departure: 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.
Wear or Bring: Long pants, comfortable shoes wear, camera, binoculars and insect repellent lotion.
Included: Transportation and bilingual guides.

RATE: Adults - US $ 60.00 / Children* - US $ 45.00

*Children under 6 years, free of charge.