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Forest Alive

Costa Rica
+506 2645 9997
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Great experience with Ian @ Forest Alive

We just got back from 3 nights in Monteverde where we did 3 tours with Ian. We went to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas

You really don't want to see Monte Verde without a Forest Alive naturalist tour guides. I did 3... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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In a Natural History Private Tours you will be in the Nature Documentary yourself. Learn about the Cloud forest with your Naturalist Guide who will help spot unique wildlife and plant species. The forest has a unique language, let our guide from the Forest Alive Naturalist-Team translate it for you! Day tours and Night tours in all different Reserves and Parks in Monteverde and adjacent areas. Why a Private Tour? Go away from the crowds. Perfect for families. Experience the forest according to your own goals and interested. The right pace and focus for photographers(beginners, amateur and professionals equally). For people that want to have a deeper experience in understanding the different forest types of Monteverde. For Scientists like Biologist, Botanists, Ornithologist, Teachers and more...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from 3 nights in Monteverde where we did 3 tours with Ian. We went to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve where we were able to see both adult and juvenile Replendent Quetzals which was our major goal! We also saw toucans,...More

Thank tycur1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really don't want to see Monte Verde without a Forest Alive naturalist tour guides. I did 3 guided tours with my family last summer as part of a wedding gift. My sister married a native Costa Rican, and her spouse was just as BOWLED...More

Thank Eichenmuller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 and on a budget. Despite of that we decided to go with the team of Forest Alive - Andres and his team really have a lot of experience and will make sure that you have a wonderful experience. We...More

Thank munichonline
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Booked with Forest Alive Nature Expeditions and it was the best decision. Our tour guide Ian was incredible, he picked us up from our hotel and we went to the Selvatura Park with hanging bridges! I highly recommend private tour because we saw so much...More

Thank JJ M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place has to be the first place you visit on your day of arrival to Monteverde. Why you may ask. This place has possibly the most knowledgeable guide out of all Monteverde. He has been in the field like few people have. He is...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This visit I wanted to make sure my friends had the advantage of a wonderful naturalist guide while in Costa Rica. 5 years ago I had visited with my husband and grandson and Andres was a great guide; so had to have him again! Everyone...More

Thank marleydog123
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Our family enjoyed our time with Andres on the night tour. He would show a light on different animals he saw. We had dinner with him afterward, and he was full of cool stories. Recommend booking him ahead of time like we did.

Thank heatbeat
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a incredible find!!! We heard of Forest Alive by sheer accident -- through a casual conversation with the owner of the place we were staying at in Alajuela. Following a flurry of emails and phone calls, we signed up with Andres (the owner of...More

Thank NaliniM
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We did a 2 weeks trip to various parts of Costa Rica, always focusing on parks and wildlife activities. From all the tours we did, out day with Andrés is the one that we preferred the most. He takes the time to talk to you,...More

Thank JPHarvey44
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

On one of the three days me (23) and my parents spent in Monteverde, we had an afternoon of birding booked with Andrès. When we first met he really took the time to listen to our interests and preferences and he knew just where to...More

Thank Faelle H
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Josh D
25 February 2017|
Response from Forest Alive E | Property representative |
We have the best naturalist guides in our team that work with us exclusively! We have very experienced naturalists and biologists with years of working in the field. Our tours are only private where we focus on your... More
2 August 2016|
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Response from jimOnChinook | Reviewed this property |
The guys are so knowledgeable and honest that I would ask them. Time might depend upon month and weather, so we tourists can't answer you properly.