What’s all the buzz about night tours and nocturnal animals? Not sure, but when you arrive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest area that’s all you hear about (Aside the regular stuff about reserves, cloud forests and ziplining).
Since I can’t miss out on the thing-to-do, I signed up as well.
I went with my absolute favorite company – Desafio Tours – to Hidden Valley farm in Monteverde.
The guides here were extremely knowledgeable. Not only did they spot animals that there was no way to ever see, but they knew so much about them and how to handle them, but still with the outmost respect.
Animals you’ll stumble upon on your Night Tour in the Monteverde Cloud Forest:
Ok – I know – yuck! But let me tell you. This girl was sooo huge, that it was mind blowing. And our guide knew how to get her out of her house for her to show off her furry figure.
These animals, closest relatives to the raccoon – are like squirrels back in the US. They are everywhere!
Daddy Long Legs
Did you know that they are not spiders? I didn’t, until I was explained that they in fact don’t bite (like spiders) and they DON’T have 2 parts to their bodies like spiders. They are actually very harmless indeed.
I still wouldn’t join them on their slumber party.
Look, the bird is standing on one leg and has its head buried inside it’s body. Doesn’t look very comfortable to me at all.
The whole tour lasted about 1.5 hours. Which in my opinion was just enough time. Plus, the price is so right – $30 per person and your kids will learn about a whole new world out there!