Curi-Cancha Wildlife & Bird Watching tour

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From USD 23.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go birdwatching in Monteverde on a half-or full-day private tour led by an experienced naturalist guide. Choose between early morning and afternoon departures, then watch for resplendent quetzals, black guan, silvery-fronted tapacul, and more. This 3-hour or 6-hour private birding tour includes pickup and drop-off in Monteverde, with the flexible, personal experience of a private guide.
  • Private Monteverde birdwatching tour
  • Choose between half- and full-day options
  • Flexible, personal experience with a local guide
  • Watch for a huge variety of bird species
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at Monteverde hotels

What's Included

  • Professional Bird-Watcher naturalist tour guide
  • optic gear
  • 2 hours tour
  • Transporte local con confirmacion de transporte previa
  • Curicancha Entrance Fee $20 pay card or cash

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Lowther Road
    Lowther Road, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica

    We meet up in fromt of the Curi Cancha Preserve front office if you have a car.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Para obtene4r el servicio de transporte incluido necesitas confirmar con nuestra oficina el servivio de pick up, si no escuchamos de usted nos encontraremos en la entrada de la Reserva Curicancha

What To Expect

Choose your desired departure time when booking, then meet a guide at your Monteverde hotel for the trip to a birdwatching area for a 3- or 6-hour tour—possible destinations include the Tilaran Mountain Range, the cloud forest, or a local preserve. 

Follow trails through habitat that supports 45% of Costa Rica’s bird species, watching for more than 450 individual species. One highlight of the forest surrounding Monteverde is the chance to see the brilliant plumage of a resplendent quetzal, and your naturalist guide will help you spot the greatest possible range of tropical birds.

Other favorite birds include the blue-crowned motmot and the green-violetear hummingbird, whose metallic plumage can be spotted the length of Central America. Throughout your walk, take advantage of your time with a private guide to ask questions, explore the things that interest you most, and set your own pace, walking as fast or slow as you want.

Following your time in the forest, this half- or full-day tour concludes with return transfer to Monteverde, and drop-off at your hotel.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Operated by Johnny loves nature

Cancellation Policy

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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A good time
MARTIN_M, Mar 2023
After a bad start (we were not picked up for the tour, due to tour operator’s problems,) and an amicable agreement, we ended with very good tour seeing many birds and animals. An entertaining guide and good supply of creatures ensured an enjoyable experience.
Excellent birding tour
Carol_B, Mar 2023
The guía, Johnny, was excellent in every way--very very knowledgable, personable, good sense of humor. I would go with him again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
thank you, pura vida
Olger was fantastic
Paul_L, Apr 2022
Olger was a great guide, very patient and respectful. We spotted(well, really just him, we wouldn't have seen even half of what he did) all of the animals we were hoping for (many birds, some small mammals, and a tarantula!) and he was obviously very knowledgeable about the wildlife and natural history of the area. He even went as far as to teach us a few bird calls and told us specifically where we could locate some more types of birds in Selvatura later that day when we were on our own, which we were able to do due to his information! Overall a great experience.
Excellent! We saw a quetzal!
Sophie_C, Jan 2020
Excellent tour, Johnny was fantastic. So knowledgable! We learnt lots about the birds, plants and other wildlife. We saw a quetzal! Great value for money.
Not recommended!
Sivakumar_N, Jan 2020
We have booked the bird watching tour via Johnny Bird watching with high expectation via Viator. Due to communication issues from Johnny and we were unable to reach him and we did not pickup from the hotel. All our family disappointment with this and we wasted a day and $$$ in Monteverde. Make sure go thru your hotel recommended agent not Viator recommended.
Tour Operator was a no show and unreachable
Sivakumar_N, Jan 2020
I can’t rate the tour itself, but this rating is for the tour operator. The operator was a no show and we could not reach the operator from the hotel front desk. Despite trying several times to reach the operator Johny, he would not answer the call. We ended up waiting for about 30 mins and lost that afternoon not being able to take part in any other tour because of this reservation. And he offered no refunds . Beware of Johnny-loves-nature Eco-tour. Viator was not helpful either. They don’t want to take ownership refund it either. Didn’t expect such a poor customer service from Viator. They didn’t even consider the fact that we didn’t get to go on tour and ended up losing the afternoon. No one would want to pay for the services which was not fulfilled. Viator still asked for a review of this tour that we didn’t even get to go on. Here is my review of the tour operator and Viator’s customer service. Buyer beware. Don’t waste your vacation time.