From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

4.7 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica

From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

Activity provider: Go Tours Costa Rica

From US$ 179 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.

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Duration 13 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

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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

4.7 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Excellent trip will have one of the most emblematic moments on your trip to Costa Rica. They begin with a visit to capuchin monkeys where they can live closely with them, then they will go to have a typical lunch, after a few minutes they will finally arrive at the cloud forest where they will enjoy the flora and fauna of the place. Finally they will close with a flourish visiting a greengrocer where they will find typical fruits and sweets. It was worth it

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February 11, 2023

Overall it was a great tour. You will start from SanJosé around 6am, then go to an unnecessary "fruit taste" spot which was actually a small market with not so fresh fruits. No fruits is included you have to buy your own. The next stop is a cute and funny monkey farm where you will see capuchin monkeys. The third stop is a "coffee farm" which was not interesting at all (even if I love coffee) and took 10 mins. This is the place where you will have 5 mins to eat your lunch. We were not able to finish it since we were in a rush. Finally the last stop is the Monteverde tour where you will have a guide who shows you around. It is 1.5-2 hours track with 8 hanging bridges. It is a nice forest but do not expect to see many animals. You will arrive back around 7pm. Overall was a good experience, guide spoke english perfectly, the road was bumpy and unpaved at the last 40-50mins. But to be honest for that price I would rather go to Manuel Antonio.

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December 23, 2022

Beautiful tour but I would recommend taking the Zipline if that is what you like. Walking around, you could not see a lot of animals. Although it is a cloud forest, but if you booked the walking tour in other rain forest, I think you could do something fun for this one.

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 193292