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Monteverde Cloud Forest Horseback Riding provided by Faro Travel Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest Horseback Riding

Monteverde Cloud Forest Horseback Riding
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About
The Monteverde Horseback Riding Tour offers a different perspective to witness the Monteverde Cloud Forest and it's countryside, where you can appreciate the beauty and tranquility of rural Costa Rican life, a world away from the tourist crowds and traffic. Visitors are given the rare privilege of exploring this beautiful private reserve on horseback, from where they will see amazing views of the Gulf of Nicoya and its pacific islands, as well as enjoy coffee and sugarcane plantations, primary and secondary tropical forest, open fields and an array of local wildlife that includes toucans, green parrots, bellbirds, emerald toucanets, blue-crowned motmots and monkeys. Visitors can choose from three two hour tour options, all offering distinct views and attractions. The 8:00 am tour is great for bird watching, the mid-morning tour from 11:00 am captures the best of the weather and the clearest views and the 3:00pm tour offers spectacular sunset skies.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • The Monteverde Horseback Riding Tour offers a different perspective to witness the Monteverde Cloud Forest and it's countryside, where you can appreciate the beauty and tranquility of rural Costa Rican life, a world away from the tourist crowds and traffic. Visitors are given the rare privilege of exploring this beautiful private reserve on horseback, from where they will see amazing views of the Gulf of Nicoya and its pacific islands, as well as enjoy coffee and sugarcane plantations, primary and secondary tropical forest, open fields and an array of local wildlife that includes toucans, green parrots, bellbirds, emerald toucanets, blue-crowned motmots and monkeys. Visitors can choose from three two hour tour options, all offering distinct views and attractions. The 8:00 am tour is great for bird watching, the mid-morning tour from 11:00 am captures the best of the weather and the clearest views and the 3:00pm tour offers spectacular sunset skies. All tours are suitable for inexperienced riders. Private tours can be arranged as well as group tours with prior notice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Monteverde Horseback Riding Tour offers a different perspective to witness the Monteverde Cloud Forest and it's countryside, where you can appreciate the beauty and tranquility of rural Costa Rican life, a world away from the tourist crowds and traffic. Visitors are given the rare privilege of exploring this beautiful private reserve on horseback, from where they will see amazing views of the Gulf of Nicoya and its pacific islands, as well as enjoy coffee and sugarcane plantations, primary and secondary tropical forest, open fields and an array of local wildlife that includes toucans, green parrots, bellbirds, emerald toucanets, blue-crowned motmots and monkeys. Visitors can choose from three two hour tour options, all offering distinct views and attractions. The 8:00 am tour is great for bird watching, the mid-morning tour from 11:00 am captures the best of the weather and the clearest views and the 3:00pm tour offers spectacular sunset skies. All tours are suitable for inexperienced riders. Private tours can be arranged as well as group tours with prior notice.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 139151P86
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Guides
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Equipment
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Monteverde/Santa Elena only. We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Guides
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Equipment
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Monteverde/Santa Elena only. We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Dong Jun P
1 contribution
Great tour!
Great tour. Despite a little rain which can’t be controlled. Guides were helpful and felt safe the whole time even when we were galloping at times. Sugar cane tour at end was a bonus. Plenty of time to enjoy ride and scenic views.
Written 20 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Dong Jun P, Thank you for your kind review. It is nice for our team knowing that everything went smoothly and that we were able to deliver the best service for your enjoyment. We would love to have you as our guest again in the future. Pura Vida! Justin, owner Faro Travel Costa Rica WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 3 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben Q
6 contributions
Best views, exciting ride!
May 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend! This was one of the best parts of our trip. The views were stunning. The guides were friendly. We enjoyed being able to go at full gallop at times. It made it more exciting than the Extreme Zipline parks we had done earlier in the day. We were treated to a bonus sugar cane tour with a hands on experience at the end.
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 570benq, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words and for sharing your praises about our level of service, this is really important to us and make all our efforts worth. I am glad to know that we were able to live up to your expectations. I enjoy reading how pleased you were with our service. We couldn’t agree more with you about our guides, they are a gem! Experts in Costa Rica with professionalism and always friendly, listening to our guests to provide extraordinary experiences like yours. We look forward to creating another unbelievable Costa Rica experience soon! Pura Vida! Justin, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben S
1 contribution
Stop looking at other tours - book this one!!
Apr. 2021 • Couples
This was by far the most memorable and our favorite part of the trip. Everything about this was amazing!!! Leo, Daniel and Druda were so kind and welcoming, we felt like a part of their family as they shared their culture and passion with us. The sunset tour lasted just over 2.5 hours. Everyone was matched with horses based on their variability. Horses were healthy and loved - also knew the trail like the back of their hoof. Beautiful views and especially at sunset! The guides took pictures of all of us at the top of the mountain. After, the family taught us about sugar cane and traditions of their farm, offering fresh aguadulce and teaching us how to make traditional sugar cane candy, along with homemade empanadas and banana bread by their mother (totally unexpected and so kind). This is the type of experience that fills you with so much joy.
Written 29 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear williamsG183LQ, We sincerely appreciate your kind words. We find your words very reassuring for our family business and for the entire country. Thank you for having chosen Faro Travel Costa Rica during your vacation. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the authentic cultural experience we organized in your itinerary with the personal assistance of our staff. Leo’s, Daniel’s and Druda’s knowledge and caring characterize the level of commitment we have to our guest's. They grew up in the family business and they are knowledgeable, passionate, professional and love providing personalized experiences to all visitors. As you note, being a family owned and operated project ensures that Faro Travel is meticulously cared and looked for and adds a lot of charm and character to it as well. We always try our best to offer unique authentic and personalized experiences in every single service. Thank you again for your kind words! We would love to have you travelling with us again in the future and provide the same or even a superior level of experience. Pura Vida! Andres, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 8 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isaiah N
12 contributions
REAL horseback riding - highly recommend for all skill levels
Nov. 2020
This is a great experience and we cannot recommend it more highly!

My partner has limited horse back riding experience and I had none. We were both a little nervous about riding, and probably would have been more nervous if we had known how intense the trail was. But we would have had no reason to worry. Our guide was really knowledgable, and the horses knew the trail were very responsive to their riders. We had an incredible time.

We did a 3pm tour and the clouds were pretty thick, so we did not get to see the sunset. But that didn't matter - the views were incredible and we got to see some amazing sites. While you do not actually go into the cloud forrest, you get some amazing views and will get a REAL ride on horseback.

Final note - we felt very COVID safe the entire time. Masks on everyone and we were outside the entire time.
Written 1 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hola Isaiah! What a thrill to see this comment! Thanks for taking your time to share a little bit about your experience! It is great to know that we fulfilled your expectations during the tour. As you noticed we also take traveler's health very serious complying with all the health protocols and that is why we are here so that you can enjoy your time without any inconvenience and always being safe. Thanks again for taking your time to review Faro Travel and can't wait to have you back around! Pura Vida! Freddy, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 5 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

T G
1 contribution
Wonderful Experience
Sep. 2020
This was an awesome experience and the guides are extremely helpful! It is worth your money too! I have been on other tours that was the same price or more expensive and I just got to ride for 20 minutes, stop for a bit then ride 20 minutes back. This tour is a true horseback riding tour, we rode for almost an hour and a half. I will do this tour again when I visit.
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi TammeG03, Greetings from Faro Travel Costa Rica! It was a pleasure for us to provide you our services, hope we helped to make your trip a memorable experience! Feedback is very important for us and for upcoming travelers. I will let the guides know about your comments. I am sure they will be very happy. We look forward to seeing you in a near future. Pura Vida! Justin, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 19 September 2020
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teresa G
2 contributions
Truly an experience worth having~
Jan. 2020
I had never been on a horse before, and both of my adult daughters were very experienced riders and they accommodated us all. Do know, though, that while almost anyone can do it, you'll feel it! and it was pretty steep at times. We rode for about 2.5 hrs and as wonderful as it was, I was honestly ready for it to be over at 2 hrs, even though it was spectacular (and granted, I wasn't in the best of shape). The guys who run it are great - I would add two caveats/comments where they could improve: 1) there were way too many people in our group (we went New year's week, and I know it is crowded during that time.) The horses were pretty backed up and had to stop a lot as you move in the line. 2) their helmets could stand improvement. If you fell off, I honestly don't think they'd do anything much to protect your head! Riding to the top to see the sunset was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. I highly recommend this trip...experienced or inexperienced riders.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our horseback trips as much as we do. Thanks for sharing your riding story. Your opinion is vital for us! Our goal is to offer an unforgettable experience, where rowing is one of the main attractions, with a complete adventure concept, and suitable for the whole family. Our guides are professionals with a lot of experience and vocation for the service; it will be a pleasure to share with them this review. We will take a look at the observations made and we appreciate you letting us know about them, as we seek to improve day after day! We hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida! Lady, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carlhugo2017
Stockholm, Sweden10 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Fantastic and beutiful tour. Both my girlfriend and I are novice horse riders. However, are guide was a great teacher and we even galloped. Well worth your time and well worth its price.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey there! Thank you very much for visiting Monteverde and for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the tour with us and that our professional guides were part of your wonderful experience. Indeed our staff is hand picked and loves providing memorable experiences. We hope you come back someday and keep exploring with us! Pura Vida! Lady, owner Team Faro Travel WhatsApp: +506 8578-4040
Written 28 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Excellent Shuttle Experience!
Faro Travel provided an excellent shuttle experience. Freddie was a fantastic driver: he was punctual and efficient
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Safe and Comfortable ride
Faro travel was the BEST way to travel from the beaches to Monte Verde. Always courteous, FUNNY, and very safe dri
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First Class Experience
Freddie was incredibly professional and organized providing us with an incredible experience for our first time tri
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Private transports during our trip
We took more private transports in our trip. First we stayed one night in San Jose, after that took us the driver t
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Favorite hiking adventure!
My absolute favorite tour adventure! Faro Travel made it extremely easy to book (I booked directly through Whatsapp
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Great experience....highly recommended
During my February vacation, I requested 3 round-trip private transportation services from Faro. The trips were S
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Amazing!
Faro could not have been better! I booked multiple shuttles (private and shared) with Faro throughout my stay in co
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A great family owned company for all your travel needs while in Costa Rica
Faro Travel is excellent! They are a family owned and run business. We got personalized service through phone, emai
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Stress Free Travel
If you're looking for help planning tourist activities of any kind in Costa Rica, look no further than Faro Travel.
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We were able to quickly arrange for a private ride from Monteverde to the SJO airport.
Deciding against the 5 hour public bus ride, we decided to hire a driver for three of us to share. We learned Faro
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Transport services
The service is very good and everyone is friendly and speaks english. The prices are reasonable as well.
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Transportation from Monte Verde to Tamarindo Beach
Our experience with Faro Travel was one of the best while in Costa Rica. The vehicle was and new. The driver was so
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Best shuttle driver
We were most impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of Jose Luis. Felt completely safe while he navigated
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Brilliantly organised trips and activities
I spent 2 weeks in Monteverde working on a coffee farm and Andres was my contact for taxis, trips and activities. H
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Great trip
The driver (Jose Luis) was very friendly. He even stopped for us to see birds or animals and we had enough breaks.
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