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Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding

By Faro Travel Costa Rica
Recommended by 90% of travellers
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S$161.24
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S$161.24
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Ages 5-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Driver
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Waterfalls
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Horseback Riding
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Monteverde/Santa Elena only
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - El Tigre Waterfalls
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Monteverde/Santa Elena


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Monteverde/Santa Elena only. We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139151P109

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • River Crossings
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding?
Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding price starts from S$158.69. Discover and book Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding on Tripadvisor
What is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding cancellation policy?
Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding?
Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding is hosted by Faro Travel Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Faro Travel Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Monteverde Cloud Forest Waterfalls, Wild Trekking and Horseback Riding?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139151P109

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

JoanneHH_13
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Transport service
Faro travel provided our family transport from San José to Monteverde and then to LaFortuna. Andrés and Alonzo we
Stephanie L
Stephanie L
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Highly Recommend!
My husband did this on our honeymoon, and it was one of our favorite things that we did in Costa Rica! The guides w
brennan V
brennan V
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Had a blast
Excellent staff made sure we had fun and were very knowledgeable about the forest. Would recommend especially for n
Madi H
Madi H
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Amazing Night Hike
We had an amazing time on our night walk! Our guide Greivin was absolutely amazing! I would absolutely reccomend re
M9287LPchriss
M9287LPchriss
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Wonderful to work with
We used Faro Travel for 3 private transports of our 7 person group. They are very professional and easy to communic
Arfhan M
Arfhan M
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Challenging but rewarding
Highly recommended activity . We had an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide, his name is Charlie. Horseback riding
G2012JTbethm
G2012JTbethm
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Colorado Adventure Tours in Costa Rica is Your Best Bet for a Fantastic Day!
Everything was amazing! This company is top notch. The nature guide was extremely knowledgeable. We were able to se
E9579UIsamanthar
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Don't do it! Very inexperienced/unprofessional/unsafe
We did a sunset tour for our honeymoon as we thought it would be romantic. We had done a different horseback riding
etrueda87
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beautiful mountain horseback ride
Amazing weather, and guides. Overall awesome experience and the sugar cane at the end was so good and we recommend
reddingtonjulie62
reddingtonjulie62
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Beautiful
Beautiful landscape! Sadly it was quite rainy (be prepared) but the horses were well mannered and the guides were h
DAVID A
DAVID A
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lack of experience not a problem
good instructor, very well behaved mounts, lovely scenery. good for singles and families. very much worth doing.
saracG3515EI
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No leg room
We were picked up on time and happy to be in a comfortable spacious van with big windows to enjoy the views. Unfort
PAtraveler138
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Transportation from Liberia to Rio Perdido and Cala Lune
Jorge drove us from Liberia to Rio Perdido and then to Cala Luna - he's the best! Professional, thoughtful and inte
smusti
smusti
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Comfortable car ride
We traveled with Andres from Monteverde to Playa Herradura. It was a very comfortable ride with air-conditioning in
Rita P
Rita P
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Macaws and sloths
Saw sloth, macaws and lots of birds - beautiful - loved the hanging bridges - easy managed trail - COVID protocols
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Maria P
Nashville, TN11 contributions
Feb 2021
My absolute favorite tour adventure! Faro Travel made it extremely easy to book (I booked directly through Whatsapp) and pay. Both tours I did were through Faro Travel and Whatsapp (I also booked a night walk tour).

I was picked up and taken directly to El Tigre Waterfalls where I started the hike. Due to covid, the tours are not guided but I was okay with that. The location, while you could probably view animal life and benefit from hearing the natural history with an expert guide, was absolutely stunning all on its own!

It's an 8km hike where you pass by multiple waterfalls, both large and small. There's plenty of places to swim or get in the water. It is mountain water so it is freezing but refreshing! You cross over the river many times and it's pretty fun and safe despite what the bridge may appear like. The trail is well-maintained. It was rainy when I went and even through the mud, it was still safe. I think families with kids could do this trail pretty easily. There is only a couple uphill climbs but they're not hard.

I opted for the horseback ride back up after the hike, and was super thankful for it! It was steep. I can't imagine walking back up. I think there's a 4x4 option if horses aren't your thing. They were calm and knew the way up, so even beginners should feel safe.

I ended with lunch at reception and it was delicious after the few hours hiking. Freddy was early picking me up and it was a quick ride back to my hotel. Overall, an amazing day and tour!
Written 1 March 2021
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Dear Maria, We are so honored that you decided to trust our services to deliver a top notch experience. You are absolutely right about all sort of details about this experience, It is a place surrounded by the magic of the cloud forest, far away with no connection to land. These waterfalls are often visited by some of the charismatic howler monkeys and sometimes you can observe a very serious bird fight! It is very rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed the activities. The time that we spent on vacation is very special and my family likes to make sure that it is enjoyable in every way. We work hard to assure that every detail of the itinerary runs smoothly and according to the plan. I am so happy to hear that my brother Freddy was on time picking you up and that you didn't experience any inconvenience regarding this or anything else. What a great feeling it is to have a prompt communication that allows you to just sit back and enjoy! Thank you for your kind recommendation and hope to see you again. Pura Vida! Lady, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 7 March 2021
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Thelma
2 contributions
It was a challenging hike with great views! It was very cloudy and raining off and on when we went so we were unable to see the volcanoes but nonetheless it was a worthwhile trip. We just wish there were more markers on the hike so that we don’t mistakenly take another trail off of the main one, which we did by mistake. The lunch was delicious and restaurant quality food.
Written 6 December 2021
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Hola Thelma, We are thrilled to hear that you experienced such good time during this wonderful hike and that you loved the wood fired lunch which gives it an special home made taste! Our family including myself who had the honor to assist you on your vacation are grateful for your kind words. Unfortunately it was cloudy that day and you were not able to see all the great views you can see from this area, but this is also something special about Monteverde Cloud Forest, since this unique weather also characterizes this beautiful mountain. Thanks for trusting on us, we hope to have you back in Costa Rica soon. Pura Vida! Justin, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 9 December 2021
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Tatiana P
Miami, FL6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was by far one of the best hikes I have been on! The views were incredible, the waterfalls were astonishing, and the hike felt very safe and well laid out for one to follow. The service was also incredible. They cooked us an authentic Costa Rican meal after our hike and I would have to say it was so delicious! Plus the view from the lunch room over the Monte Verde mountains was something straight out of a post card.
Written 15 January 2022
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Dear Tatiana P, Thank you for taking the time to write these lines! This is really helpful and encourages us to continue proving our guests with the highest level of service. I enjoyed reading that you liked Monteverde and the service provided by our team, as well as the authentic Costa Rican meal after your hike, it is delicious certainly. As a family, we want to thank you again for using Faro Travel Costa Rica and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Hopefully, we will be able to assist you on a future vacation! Pura Vida! Darla, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 10 March 2022
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Pika89
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Friends
Amazing view from the cafe, gorgeous hike. Not crowded and the guides at the start/end were super friendly! Exceeded expectations and would definitely recommend! We did the entire hike (so no horses at the end) and we loved every part of the hike. Challenging and fun!
Written 7 March 2022
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Dear Pikarima, First of all, thank you so much for sharing your praises about our level of service and for trusting in the quality of our family-owned and operated business. The entire team of drivers and tour guides are just exceptional; very knowledgeable, passionate, professional and they love to make sure you get the most exclusive, distinctive, and personalized service while you’re visiting. Our goal will always be to exceed expectations by providing legendary service and memories that should last for a lifetime, and it's gratifying to know we have exceeded yours. We look forward to having you travel with us again! Pura Vida! Lidieth, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 10 March 2022
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Isabelle S
6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
This was great! Such amazing views. They picked us up at our airbnb on time. It was about a ~30 mins drive from Santa Elena. It is a self-guided tour that is very easy to follow with check-in stations if needed. There is a spot you can swim in the river as well along the hike. The horse ride isn’t super long but takes you up the steepest part which was super nice and the horses were very sweet. The meal at the end was delicious and overlooked incredible views. The shuttle took us right home. It was a great tour - would def recommend to anyone in the area!
Written 1 March 2022
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Dear Isabelle S, So grateful and delighted to read your comprehensive review on Faro Travel Costa Rica and the work of the entire team on this great experience! We cannot thank you enough for your clear description of this experience. Quite a combination of mountain views, hiking, horseback riding, a delicious authentic Costa Rican meal, beautiful landscapes, and clear waterfalls in the amazing Monteverde Could Forest. This is teamwork, and you were a crucial part of the achieved success. We appreciate your willingness to recommend our company to others, and we certainly hope to be able to assist you again in the future! Pura Vida! Freddy, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 10 March 2022
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Leanne N
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This tour is a must do when you visit Monteverde! The views are stunning, some of the best you will see when you are in costa rica. Wear good shoes, its a long day of hiking with some uneven ground. The whole process from booking to transportation is very organized. Highly recommend!
Written 22 April 2022
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Dear Leanne N, So grateful and delighted to read your comprehensive review on Faro Travel Costa Rica and the work of the entire team on this great experience. We're so glad it worked out for you and your family! We cannot thank you enough for your nice review of this experience. Quite a combination of mountain views, adventure, gastronomy, beautiful landscapes, and relaxation has made it become a Monteverde must-do. We also appreciate that you found the organization of the trip good, that means the world to us! Hoping to have you back anytime in the future, arms will be wide open. Pura Vida! Justin, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 2 May 2022
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Rhonda S
United States9 contributions
We thought this was a guided event-after all, it’s referenced as a “tour” in several places. Instead this was a solo hike. It would have been nice to have someone knowledgeable about the plant/fauna to help us learn about the cloud forest.

The horseback guides were great, very helpful and attentive. Lunch was also great!
Written 17 October 2022
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Dear Rhonda S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this very valuable review and for using our family-owned and operated business. On behalf of our entire team, It has been a real pleasure to have you with us. This is teamwork, and you were a crucial part of the achieved success. Quite a combination of natural scenarios, amazing wildlife, delicious food, and breathtaking landscapes you gathered on this journey, great job! Exceeding your expectations is always our seal of satisfaction and we regret that you did not have an overall pleasant trip, and sadly all due to a misunderstanding. You are correct, you chose the self-guided trek on your booking. However, there is also a guided option, so travelers that would like to have a guide with them during the hike also have this option. Next time, we recommend you contact one of our travel experts so you don't have to put in all the work that involves doing tons of research. That is why we are here, we will be pleased to serve you so you can just sit back and enjoy your time without any sort of inconveniences, always being safe, and keeping prompt and clear communication. I also appreciate the praises about the horseback riding guides, the entire team is just exceptional; very knowledgeable, passionate, and professional and they love to make sure you get the most exclusive, distinctive, and personalized service while you’re visiting. We look forward to having you back for another fantastic adventure and choosing the experiences that best fit your travel wishes; we still have so much natural beauty to offer. See you soon on a new journey in this beautiful country full of nature, awesome landscaping, and gentle people. Pura Vida! Freddy, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 29 October 2022
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AdventuresJJ
14 contributions
May 2022
We had an excellent tour guide who guided us around the hanging bridges. It was amazing to see the biodiversity between the primary and secondary jungle. We also were lucky to see some amazing birds as well as different plants throughout. The highest and longest bridges were awesome, with some incredible views. We visited the butterfly and sloth sanctuary afterwards where you are very close to sloths. These slots they have taken in from road traffic accidents and will keep until they have recovered. Remember to bring your rain coats as it can get very wet!
Written 29 June 2022
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FaroCR
Dear AdventuresJJ, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the service provided by our professional and reliable guide and that you learned from him! As you note, being a family-owned and operated project ensures that Faro Travel is meticulously cared and looked for and adds a lot of charm and character to it as well. The entire team is just exceptional; very knowledgeable, passionate, professional, and they love to make sure you get the most exclusive, distinctive, and personalized service while you’re visiting. Thank you again for your kind words! We would love to have you travelling with us again in the future and provide the same or even a superior level of experience. Pura Vida! Justin, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 29 July 2022
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Vanessa P
Dublin, CA7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
There is no describing the beauty of the cloud forest and the waterfalls. We saw snakes, lizards, monkeys, and toucans. Gorgeous!! The hike isn't easy, but my teens and us middle-aged folks did fine. My mother in law has weakness in her legs and struggled with some of the uphill sections, however, after we finished she was so proud of herself and said she would do it all over again! Definitely happy the horses did the hard work on the way up :) Lunch was delicious and all the staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Written 22 June 2022
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FaroCR
Dear Vpeery, We highly appreciate your time and readiness to write such a wonderful review about this Costa Rica distinctive and personalized experience we provide! Our goal will always be to exceed expectations by providing legendary service and memories that should last for a lifetime, and it's gratifying to know we have exceeded yours. On behalf of the Faro Travel Costa Rica family, we thank you very much. This is a teamwork, and you were a crucial part of the achieved success. Quite a combination of natural scenarios and breathtaking landscapes, you gathered on this journey, great job! We look forward to having you back for another fantastic adventure; we still have so much natural beauty to offer. See you soon on a new journey in this beautiful country full of nature, awesome landscaping, and gentle people. Pura Vida! Andrés, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 22 June 2022
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Kevin T
3 contributions
The views were immaculate and the trek was a good workout but not overbearing.
The staff was polite, and made sure we were well equipped before heading out for the self guided part of the tour! My fiance and I enjoyed the horseback riding just as much as the waterfalls(our caballero was amazing).
Written 12 April 2022
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Dear Kevin T, First of all, I want to thank you so much for supporting our family-owned and operated business by sharing such kind words and booking with us! As you note, being a family-owned and operated project ensures that Faro Travel is meticulously cared and looked for and adds a lot of charm and character to it as well. We are so honored to know that you had a great experience! and it's so gratifying to have these results through your comments. Thank you for your beautiful words and we would love to see you again in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! Darla, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp and Telegram: +506 8578-4040
Written 2 May 2022
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