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Monteverde Butterfly Garden Tour

Guided tour with transportation included Duration: 2 hours
Includes: The services of a Butterfly Garden Guide in a group of no more than 12 guests when shared, and only your group when reserved privately, round trip transportation, entrance fee.
**Requires a minimum of two guests
Shared Adult Rate Shared Child Rate Private Adult Rate Private Child Rate
$22 $13 $30 $30
Guided tour without transportation
Duration: 2 hours
Includes: The services of a Butterfly Garden Guide in a group of no more than 12 guests when shared, and only your group when reserved privately, and entrance fee.
Shared Adult Rate Shared Child Rate Shared Student Rate Private Adult Rate Private Child Rate Private Student Rate
$12 $4 $9 $20 $20 $20

The Monteverde Butterfly Garden experience is based on hands on education. Highly educated guides will help you learn about spiders and insects from all over the Monteverde region. Tours take about an hour and fifteen minutes and a guide is included with the price of admission.

Your tour begins in the nature center to give you a general overview of spiders and insects. This includes up close and personal experiences with scorpions, spiders, and all kinds of insects. The Butterfly Garden philosophy is to educate guests about the great biodiversity of the Monteverde region. After the general overview the tour continues into 4 butterfly gardens. Each of the 4 gardens represents a different local habitat including the hot lowlands, mid-elevation forest edge, deep forest and cloud forest.

Your guide will not only teach you about butterfly natural history but also help you locate and observe as many butterflies as possible. The tour finishes at a special exhibit on Leaf Cutter Ants, one of Costa Rica`s most outstanding insects. While it’s easy to watch them working away in the forest, we provide a way to see them working underground.

After the tour you can enjoy a 20 minute film on the butterflies of Costa Rica or go back into the gardens for more pictures or check out the medicinal plant garden or bird watch from the balcony.

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Tel.: 011 (+506) 2521-6099
Tel.: 011 (+506) 2257-0766
Fax: 011 (+506) 2257-1665


In Monteverde after passing World of Insects on your left, take the right fork in the road, drive 500 meters to the entrance of the lodge on your right.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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