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“Night tour is very good!”

Monteverde Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #25 of 70 things to do in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds, Snakes and a variety of other birds in their natural habitat.Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is a private sanctuary, staffed by nature lovers and is the newest Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde Costa Rica.
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our hotel recommended this night tour to my friend and I and it was very good! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of birds and creatures. We saw multiple sleeping birds, two snakes, a tarantula, ants, and a kinkajou.

Thank debw1306
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"night walk"
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"night tour"
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"sleeping birds"
in 12 reviews
"wet and windy"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"our hotel recommended"
in 2 reviews
"pit vipers"
in 5 reviews
"excellent night"
in 3 reviews
"emerald toucanet"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 4 reviews
"costa rica"
in 10 reviews
"green viper"
in 3 reviews
"ask questions"
in 2 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 4 reviews
"stick insects"
in 2 reviews
"rain jacket"
in 2 reviews
"excellent guide"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We did a night walk starting at ~ 18:00. The whole walk was a wonderful experience and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the different animals we saw and the forest itself.

Our highlights: We spotted a Kinkajou, two (green?) vipers (a baby and an adult), a scorpion (in the waiting area next to the reception :) ), a tarantula and some sleeping birds (incl. a toucanet). We also saw leaf cutter ants which we've already seen in many different places in CR and our guide provided a detailed and very fascinating description of the different ants in the colony. He was also very knowledgeable about the whole flora & fauna.

For our preferences the group was too large and there were many other groups in the park at the same time. Nevertheless it was an awesome experience and we would suggest you go there.

Long pants and closed shoes recommended. Depending on the weather bring a jacket since it was really windy when we visited. Don't forget your camera or mobile phone for pictures

Thank Raymond B
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was our first outdoor adventure on our trip, and it's a different experience from the daytime ones. Our guide was excellent and very sharp-eyed when it came to seeing the various forest creatures including some very tiny or hidden ones. Our group was small and the guide gave us as detailed an overview of the area's ecology as our time allowed. I would love to do this again as you never know quite what you will see!

Thank sorayagirl61455
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very pretty place to see many animals. Better with a guide or you will miss lots! A must see place if in the area.

Thank Janie T
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I guess it is best to say that we had seen most of the creatures in question in daylight. However, we came here for a night-time experience.
We saw only two reptiles. There seemed to be no interest looking for, or showing us, insects (which were numerous), except to torment a Tarantula by pushing a stick down its nest-hole. Too much time was spent watching sleeping birds. Little or no attempt was made to locate mammals (sleeping or otherwise).

1  Thank randbk
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