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“Unbelievable night hike”

Monteverde Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #22 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 30 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we should visit. Our goal was to see a toucan and a sloth. All of the tour operators in Tamarindo said/ thought we were nuts, but we went ahead and made arrangements.

Our first adventure was a night tour with Oscar at the Wildlife Refuge. Wow! We saw four toucans-3 varieties, 2 sloths, motmots, kinkajou,green viper, walking sticks, bio- luminescent moss, and a frog no bigger than a ladybug. Plus bats swarming the hummingbird feeder.

Within the first hours, we had achieved our goal! Well worth the time and expense!

Thank B M
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did not see much and this might be due to the number of tours going on at the same time. Theses keep bumping into each other going in different directions and disturbing the wild life. We did see a number of snakes and tarantulas. 2 hours seemed a lot when not seeing much.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our guide was very experienced and saw lots of interesting animals, e.g. honey bears, opossums, stick insects, frogs, tarantulas. Even though it was raining, it was still very exciting and fun, and was a unique experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kosterwalder
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I went on this Night Walk, I had such an amazing time, saw lots of animals (tarantulas, vipers etc.) took lots of pictures. The tour guide was great, gave us torches and he was telling everything about the animals. Highly recommend it

1  Thank Judith V
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went on a night hike that began at 6:00. We saw lots of animals including two pit vipers. Michael Leiton, our tour guide from Nature tracks, was amazing at spotting animals in the dark. Great adventure for the family at a decent price.

Thank Linda H
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