The jeep which included the driver and guide picked us up at our apartment and then went to one stop at a hotel to pick up a family. The weather had been extremely hot all week and cooled off that morning. When we got up into the rain forest, it was cold and rainy but they immediately pulled the cover over the top so we wouldn't get wet. However, I recommend taking a light jacket just in case.I was hoping to see some wildlife but the weather likely kept them in their hideout. The view from the top was amazing, even though it was overcast, you could tell what a great view it would be on a clear day. We were dropped off at the botanical garden for a relatively quick stroll through the gardens...absolutely beautiful so you should plan to spend more than 1.5 hours there. Also, the guide was super nice but not very knowledgeable about the vegetation so if that matters to you, you might want a different tour. Oh, if you want to stop at the gift shop, it's on the way in. You will exit the back of the gardens.