Cloudbridge offers guided tours for groups or individuals, usually lasting between 2-4 hours. The difficulty and length can be adjusted to your ability and interest. You will explore waterfalls, primary forest, and areas of reforested land with one of our Cloudbridge naturalists. You can choose between a general tour of the reserve or one focused on primary forest habitat, birds, or nocturnal wildlife. Details on our standard tours are provided below.

Larger groups can choose one of our standard tours, or we can tailor the tour to meet your group’s special interests. Some potential specialty topics include: cloud forest flora and fauna, the local history of reforestation, and global climate change.

Tours are usually given in English or Spanish.

Tours should be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance. However, if you cannot give this much notice and there is already a tour booked for the day you would like, you may join it.

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Tour group enjoying the view of Cloudbridge Falls and the Rio Chirripó Pacifico.


Cloud Forest Tour: Hike along a river trail past two huge waterfalls, spotting birds and other wildlife, while learning about this special cloud forest and the reforestation work that has evolved over the last several decades.

Start time: 8 am
Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: $80 USD for up to two people, $40 per additional participant.


Primary Forest Tour

Hike through a mature, old growth forest that is home to unique wildlife including Resplendent Quetzals, Ornate Hawk-eagles, wild cats, rare butterflies, and beautiful orchids. This is a strenuous hike uphill, stopping to admire the flora and fauna along the way.

Start time: 7 am
Duration: 4-5 hours
Cost: $100 USD for up to two people, $50 per additional participant


Bird Tour

There are 300+ bird species in the Reserve, many of which are unique to this region and high elevation. Hummingbirds, toucans, and brightly colored tanagers are abundant. Resplendent Quetzals, Red-headed Barbets and others seasonal visitors are also frequently seen.

Start Time: 7 am
Duration: 3 Hours Minimum
Cost: $80 for first 3 hours or $100 for 4 hours (per 2 people); $20/hr for additional hours


Night Hike

Our keen-eyed guide will help you spot glass frogs, pit vipers, tarantulas, and other nocturnal wonders, and will provide interesting insights into the nightlife of the cloud forest. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and spare batteries, and rain gear (Apr-Dec).

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hrs
Cost: $80 USD for up to two people, $40 per additional participant