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Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
please let me know if you stay in a air-bnb house so we can pick you there or we can meet up in the front desk

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Johnny-loves-nature Eco-tour

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bird watching tour in search of the Resplendet Quetzal.

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Excellent! We saw a quetzal!
collettsophie
, 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.
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Not recommended!
nsk96
, 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.
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Tour Operator was a no show and unreachable
nsk96
, 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.
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