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From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

From US$ 165 per person

Explore the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica. Hike on the best hanging bridges in the country and observe the cloud forest up close. Stop at a place where monkeys are normally observed and at a lookout to take pictures of the Gulf of Nicoya.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most of the hotels in the San José area. Your exact pickup time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.


  • Hike on the Monteverde Hanging Bridges, one of Costa Rica’s main attractions
  • Learn about the interesting Cloud Forest Eco-system
  • Follow your guide as they share information and lead you every step of the way
  • Observe some of the wildlife of Costa Rica
  • Enjoy great views of beautiful landscapes through the whole tour
Full description
Your tour begins in the morning with pickup in the San José area. Then travel towards the northern part of the country on a very scenic drive, with great views of beautiful mountain ranges, local towns and farms, and the Pacific coast. On the way to Monteverde, enjoy multiple stops. Learn about local fruits at the largest fruit stand of the country. Explore a place where several monkeys are normally observed in the wild at a very close range. Photograph amazing landscapes from a lookout point. Once in Monteverde, savor a delicious lunch and then proceed to do the amazing hanging bridges tour in the cloud forest. Hike with your guide for two to three hours, admiring the beauties of this rare ecosystem and searching for the local wildlife, including monkeys, emerald toucans, coatimundis, and the rare resplendent quetzal, the most beautiful bird of Costa Rica. This hike is approximately 3km (1.9 miles) long and is mostly on flat terrain with a few mild climbs.  Late in the afternoon, return to your accommodation in San José or to your accommodation in central Monteverde. 
  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San José area
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Services not specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, nor for people with heart complaints, back problems, or other serious medical conditions.
  • Adult pricing applies to all participants.
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required.
  • Pick-up begins approximately 30- to 60-minutes prior to the tour time; the exact pick-up time will be advised when you receive your confirmation.
  • Tour times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • Please note that walking is involved.
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide.
  • A vegetarian option is available for lunch; please advise when booking if required.
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Booked this tour on GetYourGuide in San Jose. Was such a nice day tour out of San Jose. Juan speaks very good English and was a great guide, he was attentive, friendly, helpful but also respected our own space. Monteverde was amazing - there was a local guide who led us on the hike and he was very knowledgable and the hanging bridges and the the rainforest were simply breath taking. Other people on the tour were super friendly and nice too. The lunch was at a really nice restaurant providing high quality local cuisine. Not like a typical tourist spot. This is a must-go experience!

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February 27, 2020

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable (apologies for not remembering his name - we met many amazing folks during our visit to Costa Rica). His knowledge of the forest was beyond expectation. For example, he uncovered for us a tiny orchid that was half the size of a little fingernail. Among the gazillion of flora and fauna species in the forest, he recognized the plant, turned over a leaf (hiding the flower) and there it was. At best, we would have seen and experienced less than 3% of the forest's wonders without his expert guidance.

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January 21, 2020

Our guide was excellent and we enjoyed the excursion! Rained on us almost the entire time but that was part of the fun.

October 21, 2019

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