Like much of the rainforest in central Costa Rica, the private Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge is home to special plants and wild animals—if you’re able to find them. With this small-group tour, explore the reserve with a guide who knows intimately where to find the best flora and fauna, and carries a professional spotting scope to help you see them.
A nature hike in the Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge
Explore with a guide: Increase your chances of spotting wildlife
Use of a professional spotting scope to see flora and fauna up-close
Small group ensures more personalized attention from your guide
Guide Carrie's powerful spotting scope for your enjoyment
Entrance Fee / Admission to the Park or Reserve 25$USD P/P and 12$ P/P Students
Transportation is NOT included
Meeting And Pickup
300 m noroeste Fabrica de Quesos Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica
We'll meet the the Curi Cancha reception or entrance.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Curi Cancha Reserve
3 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by Nasua Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Sergio was the best
Carl_P, Aug 2023
Sergio was excellent and we had a fantastic tour. Would highly recommend to anyone in Monteverde as this was fab
Best tour I've ever had.
Lauren_H, Mar 2023
My holiday in Costa Rica was the best I've ever had, Curi-Cancha and Sergio stand out as the best tour and guide we had among many brilliant tours.
Sergio spoke perfect English, above that he cared so dearly for the nature reserve. He explained he'd been attending there since school. We felt incredibly lucky to have seen a collared peccary. Seconds later we would witness a mother collared peccary feeding her young. You could see how happy and excited this made Sergio, it was a wonderful experience. Sergio had an excellent eye for the wildlife and took us down some quieter trails which made the experience more encapsulating.
Sergio's care for the wildlife and the park came across very quickly. He had a great knowledge and was so open about his upbringing and how this had influenced his love for biodiversity, environmentalism and his job within this. Sergio explained that he had grown up in Monteverde, and that visits to the reserve during school were weekly, you could see how much Curi-Cancha meant to him.
You couldn't have asked for a more immersive tour or a better tour guide. This tour stands out as my favourite. I cannot thank Sergio enough for this tour. It was excellent.
Una mañana de naturaleza y cultura costarricense
David_M, July 2023
Somos una familia con 2 chicos (8 y 12 años). Nuestro guía Oscar fue muy atento.cinlos chicos, nos mostro muchas especies animales y vegetales, nos contó datos sobre la reserva y sobre la Costa Rica de ahora y de antes. Ah casi vimos un quetzal... si lo hubieramos visto hubiera sido perfecto. Vimos colibris, coatis, orquideas en miniatruara, arboles huecos, monos arañas, monos carablanca...
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Natural History Tour at Curi Cancha Reserve in Monteverde