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Andy is the best! We saw so much!

Just completed a night tour with Andy and it was absolutely fantastic! We saw so many critters. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
berkeleycalbear
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Berkeley, California
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Incredible knowledge, untameble energy.

Made a night tour in Monteverde guided by Andres. His knowledge and the knowledge of the spotters... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert v
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In a Natural History Private Tours you will be in the Nature Documentary yourself. Learn about the Cloud forest with your Naturalist Guide who will help spot unique wildlife and plant species. The forest has a unique language, let our guide from the Forest Alive Naturalist-Team translate it for you! Day tours and Night tours in all different Reserves and Parks in Monteverde and adjacent areas. Why a Private Tour? Go away from the crowds. Perfect for families. Experience the forest according to your own goals and interested. The right pace and focus for photographers(beginners, amateur and professionals equally). For people that want to have a deeper experience in understanding the different forest types of Monteverde. For Scientists like Biologist, Botanists, Ornithologist, Teachers and more...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed a night tour with Andy and it was absolutely fantastic! We saw so many critters. We even got to smell an millipede, which smelled like almonds :) We also saw a beautiful tarantula with orange tipped legs, two snakes, a sleeping toucan, a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a night tour in Monteverde guided by Andres. His knowledge and the knowledge of the spotters made this night tour an unforgetable experience with lot’s of different animals caught on camera. We even watched a slotflight and watched the losing slot fall out of...More

Thank Robert v
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I’ve owed Andy this review for a year. It is well deserved and long overdue!! I am an ecologist and was visiting Costa Rica for the first time in March 2017. When Andy learned I was a college professor and taught environmental science, he went...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We booked a pirvate tour, mainly for birding, but also for the general understanding of the climate areas around Monteverde. What we got was tour of extra class. The bird watching started at the hotel where we already spotted quite big number of species. Finaly...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

so we did the monteverde cloud forest.. i found this tour ridiculously expensive for what it offered.. when you pay you're told there's gonna be hundreds of birds and animals and parrots and monkeys, toucans.. after hours of hiking we only see 1 BIRD.. as...More

Thank Bogdan S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent private night tour. Andres the owner of Forest Alive was very attentive and he got us a great guide: Ian. The tour lasted around 2 hours and a half throughout different paths in the Monteverde. We were able to see a Sloth, armadillos, a...More

Thank Franciny Z
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

I would highly recommend Forest Alive for treks through the reserves in Monteverde. Ian our guide was full of knowledge and had a eye for spotting wild life. The knowledge that we took from our tours helped us enjoy our rest of our adventure. Thanks...More

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We did the hanging bridges, the nightwalk and the curicancha rainforest with Ernest. We came without any knowledge and plans, and we leave monteverde still without plans but with an other eye to the nature. They all were very friendly and helpfull. Thanks a lot,...More

Thank schaali91
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

It's been a year since my husband and I went on an all day tour with Andy from Forest Alive, and I am still struck by how special it was. I am not a regular Trip Advisor reviewer (hence my extreme delay in posting this)...More

Thank emilyjoringer
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

My friends and I (5 in total) did a full day tour with Andres on February 23rd. It was just SO amazing! We saw different species and learned so much about the forest and it's nature. Andres is so fun, patient, passionate, knowledful and super...More

Thank Emmanuelle P
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Josh D
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Forest Alive E | Property representative |
We have the best naturalist guides in our team that work with us exclusively! We have very experienced naturalists and biologists with years of working in the field. Our tours are only private where we focus on your... More
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Eichenmuller
August 1, 2016|
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Response from jimOnChinook | Reviewed this property |
The guys are so knowledgeable and honest that I would ask them. Time might depend upon month and weather, so we tourists can't answer you properly.
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gossamandan
January 11, 2016|
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Response from Forest Alive E | Property representative |
We meet in the Monteverde Outdoor Center in town or will be picked up in your hotel if transportation is arranged through us.
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