Guided Tour Curi-Cancha Reserve

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Curi-Cancha Reserve. Led by a naturalist guide, you’ll explore the reserve’s trails and search for birds, mammals, insects and more.

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  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Nature Walk

About the Curi-Cancha Reserve:

The Curi-Cancha Reserve is a 237-acre (96-ha) reserve that protects both primary and secondary forests. The reserve sees fewer visitors than the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves, but has some of the best birding in the area.

Of the many birds that live here, resplendent quetzals, keel-billed toucans, orange-bellied trogons, and blue-crowned motmots are some of the best. Also present in the reserve are anteaters, three-toed sloths, howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, and armadillos. Lowland wet montane forest dominates the lower elevations, while premontane cloud forests blanket higher areas.

Private Guided Tour:

This is a privately guided tour, so you won’t have to share a guide with a large group of people. Privately guided tours are much more intimate and typically allow for better experiences – more questions are asked and more info is gleaned.

You’ll walk along the reserve’s trails and learn about the plants, animals, and insects that you pass. You might learn about reptilian camouflage or the incredible tenacity of strangler figs. The walk is available at the time of your choosing and typically lasts about 3 hours.

Your guides are equipped with a telescope, binoculars, and informational guidebooks. Remember to bring your camera and questions – you’ll be sure to want both!

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, water, and raincoat.

What's included

Naturalist guide, entrance fees, transportation (if requested when booking).

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Traveler Comments

The best tour! Excellent guide

- MONICA P, DEC 2019

Nice clean and well maintained natural park. Enjoyed it and our guide.

- NORMAN C, DEC 2018

For our first day we had organised an early morning guided tour of the Curi Cancha Private Reserve. We were picked up from our hotel at 7am in the dot. Our guide, Victor, was very knowledgable and clearly enjoys his job. Although we failed to see a Quetzal, we are with him for much longer than 3 hours and then he takes us back to our hotel. Despite not seeing a Quetzal, it was a most enjoyable experience.

- DAVID M, APR 2018
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