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When you arrive at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve after hotel pickup, you will automatically feel cool breeze and the peace of the forest. The private reserve, administered by the Tropical Science Center, includes six ecological zones that protect a wide variety of insects, butterflies and mammals – such as the ocelot and tapir – plus thousands of plant species. After walking through the reserve, you will head to the Monteverde Butterfly Garden, or mariposario, for a visit. In this controlled climate that hovers around 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) to support more than 20 butterfly species, you’ll learn about the insects’ life cycle and adaptations that helped them evolve for their rainforest habitat. On your guided walk through the butterfly exhibit, admire some of the world’s most beautiful creatures. Then, stroll through the medicinal plant garden and visit the biodiversity center to see informative displays of insects and arachnids. Here, witness a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis and observe live insects in action via bug cameras. Afterwards, you will be taken to Don Juan's plantation for a coffee tour, where you will learn he process of coffee, chocolate and sugarcane. Once the coffee tour ends, you will be taken back to your Guanacaste-area hotel.
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off: Pickup from Hotel Dreams Las Mareas is not available for this tour. If you are staying there, you may head to the Hilton Garden Inn to be picked up.
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to Hotel Dreams Las Mareas
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tour departs from most Guanacaste hotels
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm