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Forest Alive

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Address: Costa Rica
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+506 2645 9997

In a Natural History Private Tours you will be in the Nature Documentary...

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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A fanatic of the jungles of Monteverde

This place has to be the first place you visit on your day of arrival to Monteverde. Why you may ask. This place has possibly the most knowledgeable guide out of all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlos M
San Jose, Costa Rica

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has to be the first place you visit on your day of arrival to Monteverde. Why you may ask. This place has possibly the most knowledgeable guide out of all Monteverde. He has been in the field like few people have. He is a truly walking Mr. Google when it comes to sounds and birds and mammals of... More 

Thank Carlos M
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This visit I wanted to make sure my friends had the advantage of a wonderful naturalist guide while in Costa Rica. 5 years ago I had visited with my husband and grandson and Andres was a great guide; so had to have him again! Everyone loved him! He is nicknamed the Quetzal wisperer by my friends. He took us to... More 

Thank marleydog123
Baden, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our family enjoyed our time with Andres on the night tour. He would show a light on different animals he saw. We had dinner with him afterward, and he was full of cool stories. Recommend booking him ahead of time like we did.

Thank heatbeat
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a incredible find!!! We heard of Forest Alive by sheer accident -- through a casual conversation with the owner of the place we were staying at in Alajuela. Following a flurry of emails and phone calls, we signed up with Andres (the owner of FA) for a night tour as well as an all day tour of some of... More 

Thank NaliniM
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We did a 2 weeks trip to various parts of Costa Rica, always focusing on parks and wildlife activities. From all the tours we did, out day with Andrés is the one that we preferred the most. He takes the time to talk to you, find out what you prefer and then the magic happens. He knows where and when... More 

Thank JPHarvey44
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

On one of the three days me (23) and my parents spent in Monteverde, we had an afternoon of birding booked with Andrès. When we first met he really took the time to listen to our interests and preferences and he knew just where to go and what to do to give us the best experience possible. We got to... More 

Thank Faelle H
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I was traveling with my Mom and Sister. All of us are adult age and we had a great time. Ian was our tour guide, he was certainly knowledgeable about all things related to nature. Andres was very friendly and accommodating. We saw Quetzals among many other things. We went to Curi-Cancha and Selvatura-Park. I highly recommend this tour group... More 

Thank Ryan N
Hayden Lake, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Andy is the best! My husband and I loved our tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest with him. He is so knowledgable and the private tour was well worth the extra money! He pointed out color, plant variation and rarities that I know we would have missed. And his explanation of how the forest changes as you move to different... More 

Thank scbrammer49
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Andre is very knowledgeable, fun, and personable. We saw a lot of animals, birds, and bats and had a great night tour.

Thank Ben M
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Andres was certainly one of the best guides we had, if not the best. Deep knowledge about anything we asked about, even about places to stop for coffee and see great birds flying around. We did both night and day tours with him, and both were exciting, fun and informative. His sense of humor was a pleasant break. The Forest... More 

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