We had four days in Monteverdi and visited Curi Cancha for the whole day. It was outstanding. The reserve is set up for the wildlife and flora. Everything is here if you look. Coati, Agutti, Resplendent Quetzal; this reserve is one of the best for access to the attractions without being intrusive.
Only a few minutes from the main road, you can go out to lunch after a 7:30 start and then back in for an additional afternoon session for no additional cost.
Splendid place to spend a day or two and very affordable. We didn't have a guide, but you come across the other groups and they are so generous with their information that we were able to see things that we would have missed. Probably best to have a guide for a time and then do your own thing.
If you miss this one you will have missed an opportunity to see it all without the rides etc of a commercial set up.
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