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“Great guided tour - saw a female quetzal”

Curi Cancha Reserve
Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor. Walk along beautiful natural trails with an experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest.
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great guided tour - saw a female quetzal”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

A good, active hike through the cloud forest, which was a bird paradise. The guides communicate with each other to give each group the chane to see more spectaculr birds and animals.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank LindaD53
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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273 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A tour through the forest with an experienced guide”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We booked our through the Belmar Hotel. We were picked up at the hotel right on time and drive for 10 minuten to the entranche of the forest. Our guide was very experienced and spotted every bird. He also gave detailed guidance about the plants and trees during our trip. Unfortunately we did not spot any mamals (hardly surprising as most of these in the forest are nocturnal).
I definitely recommend this tour!

1 Thank Eric S
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Calgary, Canada
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185 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Bring a good guide!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Curi-Cancha Refugio is a truly unspoiled, uncrowded, and wonderful spot to visit. Both the day and night tours provided many of the highlights of my entire Costa Rica trip.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank ndsci
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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very good guide!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This early morning tour was relaxed, personal and highly informative. Our guide was great. He was so personally interested that he made you interested.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank CarolandIra
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Less touristy”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Much less tourist filled than Monteverde and Santa Elena. We hired a private guide who gave us a 4 hour tour of the reserve. The tour was through Forest Alive, with Andres. The reserve only allows 40 visitors a day, which explains why there are less tourists there. We only crossed 4 other people during our 4 hours there! The quiet allows more animals to come out, so you actually get to see more wildlife here. We actually spotted the much coveted quetzel!

Visited July 2012
2 Thank elisabeth1288
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