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“A fascinating forest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Up in the Cloud Forest

Up in the Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A fascinating forest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Loved hiding in the cloud forest although the trails can be steep. Wear good shoes and go slowly to enjoy everything around you.

Visited July 2013
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“HIre a guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Don't bother going unless you go with a guide with a spotting scopeina small group. Otherwise you won't be able to see any wildlife. Guides are very knowlegable and interesting. After the guided hike, the guide took us over to the hummingbird garden cafe where there were hundreds of hummingbirds of different varieties zooming around the multiple feeders. Very interesting. We also went back into the Reserve after the guided hike and took the hike on our own to the Continental Divide.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Make sure you take Koki with you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

He's the best knowledge guide who knows all the birds and their calls. You will learn all about the cloud forest from him.

Visited May 2013
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Golden, Colorado
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“Zip-Lining in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Selvatura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

2 1/2 hours of exhilaration moving from one platform to another high in the treetops of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. One of the 15 zip lines was over a kilometer in length. Our zip lines were truly smoking! This is not only for young adults. The four people in our group were all in our late 50s and 60s and we loved it! They are very safety conscious and give you all the necessary equipment and instruction. The last zip line takes you to the Tarzan Swing where you walk off a platform 100' in the air and arc swing out and back until you are stopped at the bottom of the forest. What a rush! Great fun for the young at heart.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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“The forest of clouds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Bring along a local guide and some comfortable shoes. You may also want to bring a good digital camera to document this beautiful place.

Visited March 2013
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