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“Quetzal, Elf Forest, Monkeys, TREES, Kinkajou”

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
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Denver, CO
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“Quetzal, Elf Forest, Monkeys, TREES, Kinkajou”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was our second visit, and we elected to hire a guide which was great. The guides take everyone to the falls which are lovely, but his trained eye caught alot more that we would have seen without him. On that portion of the trip, we might have seen one Quetzal, but we saw 3 thanks to his sharp eyes. He also answered our innumerable questions about plants, animals. We then took a lunch break and headed to the elven forest on the continental divide. The howling winds limit the trees to dwarf height. We saw our second male Quetzal on that hike, along with howler monkeys. We departed late, near 5 30, and spotted a kinkajou draining a humming bird feeder.

Having a guide is worthwhile if you want to learn the most about the Reserve.

Visited January 2014
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Oxford, Mississippi, USA
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“LOVELY”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse forests in the world. Ask for Oscar to be your guide.

Visited December 2013
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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“Interesting!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I especially enjoyed the hummingbirds! The gardens were natural, but looked manicured due to the beauty. Recommended!

Visited December 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

A must visit when in Monteverde. We hiked for about 3 hours total hitting the major spots on the trails such as the look out, the waterfall and the suspension bridge. Very easy to get around for all fitness levels. Only thing is get there early as they only allow 240 people in and we got there at 9AM and had to wait for an hour on a waiting list.

Visited December 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Beautiful time in the forest”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We did a private guided tour of the preserve back in Nov. 2013. It is well worth your money to get a private or small group tour. If you walk through with too many other people, it's much harder to see the wildlife. I highly recommend Marcos Mendez Sibaja, pasioncostarica.com.

Visited November 2013
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