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Monteverde Private Guided Afternoon Nature Walk
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Monteverde Private Guided Afternoon Nature Walk

By Forest Alive
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Duration: 3h
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  • Forest Alive, Centro Comercial Plaza Monteverde. Local 3 Santa Elena, Monteverde Puntarenas Santa Elena, Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica
    Forest Alive Expeditions Office: Centro Comercial Plaza Monteverde, Santa Elena, Monteverde. Local #3
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    • Forest Alive
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      Monteverde, Costa Rica
      Joined in November 2011
    • Leopaseo
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      Amazing private night tour
      This was the best night tour I happen to do while traveling Costa Rica. I did not have a night tour plan, but we just happen to encounter this company when we went into their shop to ask where a restaurant was. When we enter the shop we were greeted by Andres, Jorbin, and hidden in the back was Gordo. Me and my partner really enjoyed Andres's personality, so much so that we decided we wanted to a tour with Andres when he mentioned he was a tour guide. We booked a private night tour and I'm so glad I did. Andres had many things to talk about and he was very knowledgeable, and also VERY PREPARED! he was prepared to the teeth with night vision goggles and also a FLIR goggle! He gave us the best night tour compared to other ones I had done.
      Written June 25, 2023
    • Muffi10
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      Absolutely fantastic Monteverde night tour!
      We booked this tour to see Costa Rica's amazing insects and spiders up close. It was beautiful! Andreas is the BEST guide and a true naturalist. His enthusiasm and impressive wildlife knowledge made our tour fantastic and gave us one of the best days of our holiday. During our tour we saw among the others: treehoppers, a bunch of stick insects, cucarachas, grassoppers, cicadas, spiders, frogs, scorpions, moss mimic stick insect and my favourite 3 different Leaf mimicking katydids....plus an Armadillo!!
      Written May 13, 2023
    • mariapW2366AF
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Guide!!!
      We did a night tour with ForestAlive and also the Curi-Cancha reserve. Andres knows by heart the forests, its flora and fauna. Moreover, he is passionate with nature, sharing his knowledge, adjusting his approach to the objectives of each group! We visited the area as a group of amateur photographers. His valuable guidance made our experience memorable. We left full of nice photo shots of everything we wished! Thank you!!
      Written March 26, 2023
    • catherinemM2072MO
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Private Twilight Nature Tour
      Andy is an amazing, knowledgable guide. He picked us up on time from our hotel and the easy conversation began straight away. We did a 2.5 hour tour in a local nature reserve. Andy’s knack for spotting animals whilst we walked around the pitch black trails was absolutely unbelievable! We saw tarantulas, rare frogs, a variety of insects, snakes, sloths and numerous birds. Andy also happily took amazing photos on my iPhone through his telescopic lens. We learned lots and had an amazing evening. It’s been one of the highlights of a holiday full of highlights! Would highly, highly recommend. Andy is definitely 5 star!
      Written March 12, 2023
    • kierandawg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Night Hike Ever
      Had an incredible experience on a night hike with Andy. He had amazing gear including heat vision and night vision goggles that we utilize to explore the forest. We saw amazing creatures and learned so much from Andy, who has an intimate knowledge of the forest. We were out there for hours and would highly recommend anyone who visits Monteverde to take a hike with him!!
      Written February 2, 2023
    • mtadmor
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The one and only guide you need in Monteverde
      Andy is pretty much a walking encyclopedia, but with an amazing sense of humor, you get on a trip with him the kind of info you won't get anywhere else, not even from other locals, he is so nice, funny and knowledgeable, we had an absolutely amazing time with him and we learned a ton! Definitely connecting back with him next time in this area, worth every penny!
      Written August 22, 2022
    • Go63786740457
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Night walk
      My boyfriend and I did a privat night tour with Andrés. He has excellent knowledge about the animals and nature, is very friendly and has perfect equipment to make awesome pictures.
      Written July 19, 2022
    • ErinB3047
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      Pura Vida
      It was a very exciting adventure through the rainforest at night. We learned a lot and saw many different creatures non stop though out. We saw more than we can even name and our tour guide helped photograph along the way. Having a tour guide like Andres is essential because every inch of the rainforest is covered in life, and with a guide we were able to spot and learn about more than we could have imagined on our own.. He is especially exceptional at his job, and bountiful in his knowledge of the ecosystem. I'm grateful we booked with Forest Alive and think you should too if you want to actually experience and learn about the life within Costa Rica!
      Written November 7, 2021
    • crfishingcharters
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      Unforgettable experience
      We saw so many different species that we could not believe how lucky we were. It was a special night and the guides worked very hard to make sure we had a great time. We saw a beautiful sloth mom with her baby on the ground level as she was trying to get away from a gang of capuchin monkeys, birds, including a very rare one, snakes, opossums and insects We were not expecting to see so much but it was worth every penny
      Written September 18, 2021
    • Discover09107915541
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Killer time had
      Had an awesome time with Andres in both our day and night tours. We saw a quetzal within 5 minutes of arriving at Selvatura preserve, and the tour only got better from there. The night tour was a fun jaunt as well, and by the end of it I gained a huge appreciation for the biodiversity of the cloud forest. Highly recommend.
      Written May 11, 2021
    • 569natalliak
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable memories!
      Magnificent private day tour with Andres Alvarado in Monteverde. Very informative! Interesting! Unforgettable memories! Many thanks!!!
      Written April 1, 2021
    • Q804EDdavidg
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      A Five Star experience with Forest Alive
      Andres Alvarado aka Andy brings all that you could ask of a private tour guide. His enthusiasm is infectious and knowledge outstanding. Our half day with him, which extended to lunch and early afternoon, were truly memorable and included a wide variety of birds and vegetation, plus great guidance on how to use our iPhone to compile a photographic record. We rate him as highly recommended with best wishes for the future.
      Written February 1, 2020
    • Andrea D
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      Wildlife Tour
      We had a very enjoyable successful afternoon of observing wildlife in Curi Cancha reserve. We were very fortunate to see a bell bird, beautiful quetzals, a tucanette and her chick, motted owls and many hummingbirds. Andy was an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge, we came away from this tour feeling educated about the natural environment of Monteverde. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written August 10, 2019
    • regi0209bern
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experiences
      Yesterday, we made two tours with Andrés. We are a Swiss family with two girls at the age of 16 and 18. We made a morning half-day walk and a night tour and both were outstanding experiences! Andy showed us such a lot of animals. We even saw the quetzal! 😍 And on plus, he told us lots of things about the animals and the nature. We can recommend him as the best tour guide in town. If you ever go to Monteverde, go on a tour with him. 👍🤗 Andy, thank you so much for yesterday! This was an unforgettable experience!! 😀
      Written July 16, 2019
    • Robin S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Forest Alive amazing tour guide
      Andy took us on a half day tour to see two reserves in the area and help us learn about the wildlife in Monteverde. He is extremely knowledgeable, especially about birds and has a sharp eye to spot creatures everywhere. It is obvious he loves what is does and is very attached to nature. The day we sped with sandy from Forest ALIVE was one of our best on the vacation.
      Written May 30, 2019
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    Kaitie Reh
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    Oct 2021
    We went on our first trip to Costa Rica together in 2016 and stumbled upon Andres across the street from where we were eating lunch.

    We were so excited when he told us he would be able to take us on a private night walk. This was one of the most memorial experiences of my entire life. I learned so much from Andres that I still talk about today while I am singing the praises of how amazing this experience was. We saw kinkajous, sleeping hummingbirds (with their beaks up!), and countless bugs, critters, etc. We also got to see hummingBATS with night vision goggles. All along the way, Andres explained EVERYTHING with a natural expertise, and even took pictures for us (attached!)

    We are coming back to Costa Rica for the first time since that incredible trip, and it dawned on us that we never shared the love on Trip Advisor. We will absolutely be seeking out Andres in Monteverde again, and can't wait to be back in the Cloud Forest.
    Written October 22, 2021
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    Natasha
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    Dec 2020 • Couples
    Andrés was our guide through the famous Monteverde reserve. We began with little expectations for our private guided tour, and left with a memorable and enchanting experience! Andrés’ wealth of experience and knowledge began piecing together the landscape, the history, the reality, the legend, the magic, and the beauty that makes Monteverde such a special place. In our morning walk we spotted flowers, orchids, ancient avocado trees, medicinal plants, hummingbirds and little green toucans!? We spent a while observing a family of howler monkeys eating fruit, sunbathing on the treetops while their babies played around. As if that wasn’t enough, THE majestic bird, a female Quetzal, gave us an appearance! We recommend you don’t skip a private tour with Andres! Book it now! We will return soon for a Night Walk Tour with our new friend and guide.
    Written December 23, 2020
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    Thank you very much for your review. Always the greatest pleasure for us is that the experience of visiting this wonderful forests is something memorable. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour with Forest Alive and your words motivate us to continue giving our best on each tour. We will be waiting for you when you return to this paradise.
    Written December 28, 2020
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    Brigitte
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    Jan 2024 • Family
    Andi is the guide you should go with. Don’t look any further! His open personality and the rich well of stories make a enriching and fun day. You will so much enjoy it!
    We found the company doing some research how to best find a quetzal. After having already done a full day tour back in Honduras in search for that mighty bird, we really hoped to be successful this time. I stumbled upon Andi‘s website and was impressed by his biography, especially his skills in photography next to the years of experience he brings as a guide. Only later, we realized that he also speaks German perfectly, which was so great for our children as they loved to hear all the stories. And Andi was full of them. We spent a whole day doing one 1,5 km loop and the kids (9,11) were never bored a second. Oh, and I should not forget to mention that we found seven quetzals and even have been able to take some pictures of them. Hurray! Would definitely and most fervently recommend to visit the Monteverde area with Andi as a guide if you are lucky enough that he is free to take you.
    Written January 16, 2024
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    Dave
    Bloomington, IN7 contributions
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    May 2023
    This was definitely one of the highlights of our Costa Rica trip with our 10 year old daughter. My wife is a travel agent and did a lot of research before settling on this tour. We spent the day with Andres touring the Curi Cancha Reserve and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. I am confident we would have seen almost nothing if we had hiked by ourselves. Instead we saw a huge variety of animals, birds, insects, and plants while learning all kinds of interesting details about each thing. A private tour is an ideal way to visit these places because we were able to spend as much time as we wanted in each area. It was an incredibly fun day. On top of that, Andres pick a great lunch spot where we could get some vegetarian food and helped us out by talking to our car rental company about a vehicle problem we were having. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to explore the plants and wildlife around Monteverde.
    Written May 30, 2023
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    Stefan R
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We had a great day today in Monteverde Cloudforests with our guide Andres.
    He spoke perfect german AND english.
    Having him as a guide made the trip to the park so much better.
    His explanations about the plant and animal world were interesting and easy to understand. He pointed out animals we would have never seen without him, helped us to take amazing pictures and educated us in a very entertaining and funny way.
    Communication with him was super easy too.
    Highly recommended and worth every dollar.
    Written January 11, 2020
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    John
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    Super day with our exceptional knowledgable local guide Andres. This man is truly an Encyclopedia of all things living in the forest. Without him we would not seen anywhere near the things we did.
    He was very attentive to detail, took time to really explain interesting facts about the natural environment and the make up of the different layers of forest and had an array of additional equipment to enhance our experience.
    An amazing day, with an exceptional guide .
    Written January 25, 2020
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    David Anderson
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    Our guide, Andres, was a native Costa Rican with a deep knowledge of local biology. His commentary helped us understand what we were seeing and how it fit into the local ecology. He is witty and opinionated. Highly recommended!
    Written March 9, 2020
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    Shilpa D
    Memphis, TN33 contributions
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    Jan 2022
    Andres was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the Monteverde cloud forest. He went out of his way to show us the quetzal, considered the king of the birds. He made sure we got to see so many species of birds as well as wildlife. He is very passionate about saving the ecosystem of the Monteverde cloud forest.
    Written March 6, 2022
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    Luta P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    What a wonderful experience! We went on three guided hikes with Andres in different reserves at different times, including the night tour. Andres’ knowledge and enthusiasm is unbeatable! We learned so much about the diversity of the forest and spotted many birds and bugs that we never would have seen on our own. I highly recommend his services if you are going to Monteverde. He has all the equipment and knowledge to find the wildlife and get some great photos!
    Written August 16, 2021
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    Matthew T
    New Zealand134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    Did 2 different tours with Andre - the Hanging Bridges and the Night Walk.

    Absolutely fantastic!

    Andre is a wealth of information and with 30 years of experience, gave us the background to the area as well as showing us a myriad of features and animals.

    Later that day, we went on a Night Walk which was absolutely amazing, with 4 different sightings of vipers, a bunch of insects, birds, crabs as well as numerous fluorescing plants and fungi.
    Written September 28, 2023
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