San Jose

Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

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From USD 195.00

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


Monteverde is a Mecca for nature lovers, and this full day trip won’t disappoint. On the way there, stop at the largest fruit stand in the country and sample a variety of tropical fruits. Once at the destination, ride the Sky Tram over the cloud forest canopy, then proceed on a guided hike along trails and hanging bridges suspended among the treetops.
  • Full day tour in the Costa Rican jungle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Visits to the Monkeys’ observation place, the largest fruit stand of the country and a look-out point to take pictures
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Quality Hotel Real San Jose
    Costado Este Forum, Autop. Próspero Fernández, San José, Costa Rica

Pickup points

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Start time

06:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Centrally located San Jose hotels. Hotel pickups commence at 6:30 a.m. approximately; the exact pickup time for your tour will be advised in a reconfirmation message.

What To Expect


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Puerto Caldera

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Drop off in the Monteverde - Santa Elena centrally located hotels is available. If you wish to take this option, you must let us know at the time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

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.

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Traveller Tips

If you have time to go we highly recommend this tour, even if you have a fear of heights.
with respect to the the sky tram, which advertises a hour long ride was actually only 12 min up, wait at the top for 25 min and then come down.
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We had a great experience...
Ilene_R, Mar 2023
We had a great experience in February 2023. Juan was a great driver and made several stops throughout the day. The cloud forest was incredible!
Lonnnnngg drive from San...
Jeremy_W, Mar 2023
Lonnnnngg drive from San Jose but worth it if you're a nature buff. Seeing and feeding the monkeys was great. The hike with swinging bridges was okay, however, plancaccordingly (rain and cold weather gear). Saw no wildlife. Tour guide and driver from San Jose were great. Overall, a really good experience and day away from hotel.
Tour guides make the difference of a memorable day vs. a mediocre day!
Brad_B, Mar 2023
ROY, our guide on the suspended bridges hiking trail, made the trip nice for us as well as the Monkey Lady's house. Our guide was just ok - spent most of his time talking on his phone - never offered to pull over and view the valley on such a clear day. The road to the restaurant was horrible and the lunch was average. There appeared to be gaps in the itinerary filled with "fluff". Not good value. As a result, we have booked 2 more full-day tours with another company.
Amazing Monteverde
Doreen_W, Feb 2023
The whole tour was fantastic. The driver Luis and guide Kenneth were great. Customer friendly made sure we all taken care of. Love the hanging bridges Monteverde is amazing.
Our best day trip from San Jose
Douglas_M, Feb 2023
This very full day gave us lots of time to visit Monteverde Sky Forest using the Sky Tram for an amazing view of the massive forest as well as both the Pacific Ocean and Arenal Volcano, followed by a 2 hour guided tour through the 5 hanging bridges connecting the forest offering amazing vegetation and wildlife. However, before that we had time to visit a monkey farm for up close time, a coffee plantation plus a coffee break and a major Costa Rican traditional lunch. A packed day that thanks to our guide Harlem never seems rushed or stressful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Juan was a fantastic...
Kaylin_H, Jan 2023
Juan was a fantastic guide and great driver! We really enjoyed the lunch stop and of course Monteverde!
Excellent views....
Sachin_D, Jan 2023
Excellent views. Knowledgeable, friendly, amazing guide. I really enjoyed this unique experience. Highly recommend.
Magical Experience
Margaret_D, Dec 2022
This tour was the highlight of my trip! The cloud forest was gorgeous & magical, & it looked like something straight out of a fairytale! The other travelers were great to be with, & Jeffery was an excellent guide who was nice, friendly, & informative & wanted all of us to have a wonderful time. Christian was an excellent driver & was helpful & very nice.
Absolutely recommended
Sherif_A, Dec 2022
An absolutely great tour that I would recommend for anyone visiting Costarica. Alex (our driver and guide) was really friendly and made sure that we had a good time. During the tour we visited some really authentic places e.g. where we went for lunch. The sky tram and the guided hike in the forest were really awesome 👌
No Animals to See
srisak3p, Dec 2022
Very disappointing because I didn't see any animals. One monkey, two spiders and ants. Not even birds! The tour guide was excellent, but I'm just underwhelmed.
Monteverde, cloud forest, biodiversity, food chain
Gurcan_K, Dec 2022
Everything is well organized, on time pick-up, drop-off, very good driver & great convetsation with Juan Migual , delicious lunch, wonderfull time in sky adventure, (please use the guided walking tour, its not just look and walk tour, learn lot of things about cloud forests, biodiversity, plants etc, pura vida). Although It takes 4hrs to go & 4 hrs back within traffic (san jose to monteverde), it is worth to visit monteverde. Thanks a lot.
Wonderful Day
Karen_R, Oct 2022
Great trip. Oscar is very knowledgeable about the country and was an excellent guide, offering great communication about the excursion, interesting facts about CR, and nice side trips to see monkeys, a coffee plantation, and a fruit stand which offered free samples. His English is perfect. He went out of his way to contact another vendor we hired for the following day who never responded to pick up questions we sent, and stopped at a wonderful place for lunch. Be prepared for a long day. The sky tram ride was short, but cute. The hanging bridge walk was great and Andre our guide on it was very informative.
Great, long, day.
Matt_B, Mar 2022
Ken was a phenomenal guide! Gave all the facts on the places we were going, along with facts on Costa Rican life.
Great first day in Costa Rica
Brenda_L, Mar 2022
The highlight of the day was being able to feed and play with the monkeys! Only 2 other people went with us and it felt like a private tour. Juan was an amazing guide!
Unforgettable experience !
Teresa_G, Dec 2021
Starting with our tour guide Kenneth, very professional, punctual, friendly and knowledgeable, etc. Best experience, the sky tram, unbelievable! Never thought I will be in the clouds. Hanging bridges, beautiful walk through nature and forest. Love it and will do it again. Thank you
Exciting and relaxing
Chenoa_S, July 2021
Great tour. Enjoyed the monkeys, coffee tour and food. The hanging bridges was exciting. Our tour guide, Juan was a great driver and company.
Monteverde well worth the visit!
HAPYGUY77, Feb 2020
If you have time to go we highly recommend this tour, even if you have a fear of heights. We did the sky tram and bridges. Our guide Fernando Moss, taught us about the many fruits we tried along the way. The tour was very long from San Jose but it was well worth it!
Great Monteverde Experience!
Mayra_A, Sept 2019
We had a wonderful time, I HIGHLY recommend this tour! Our guide Yordan was very knowledgeable and you can tell he is very passionate about what he does which made our day super pleasant. The stops on the way to Monteverde were perfect, we got to stop at a a huge place full of local fruits, and we even got to try some of them, I love fruit! But the stop at the monkey-lady house was the best! It was super funny to see all those monkeys playing around and I'll tell you... They are WILD! Yordan also made a couple stops for us to take pictures of the gorgeous mountains and the ocean. Our guide at the hanging bridges was very knowledgeable too, we learned tons on our hike and the views from the bridges were awesome <3. The tram ride was a awesome, we got our best pictures at the look-out place at the top of the tram ride. Oh and the food was great too! Overall, this Monteverde tour was an amazing experience!
Jonnie_D, Aug 2019
It's a good tour just a long drive the drive is longer then the tours I suggest staying in the hotels near those tours.
montelverde tour
debanshu_b, July 2019
First of all, Costa Rica Tours is a great company - prompt and responsive. But the tour itself was a little disappointing. We saw no animals or birds at all during the hanging bridges and sky tram tour. with respect to the the sky tram, which advertises a hour long ride was actually only 12 min up, wait at the top for 25 min and then come down. lunch was good.