Horse Trek Monteverde offers this popular blend of hiking and horse riding for those with a moderate degree of fitness and a full day to spend exploring the area. This tour is one of our most popular; past guests have especially enjoyed taking a mid-day swim break beneath the beautiful falls. A certain level of fitness is needed for the 3 hour hike in the cloud forest.
You’re welcome to help groom and tack your horse (optional) after which you’ll mount up and head out on a 2.5 hour ride led by one of our experienced guides. The route takes you along quiet back roads and through some of the most spectacular agricultural land in the Monteverde area. As you ride your guide will share information about the area, its customs and traditions, all while keeping an eagle eye open for wildlife like sloths and toucans.
Your ride will take you up over the continental divide where we’ll pause for pictures. The scenery is breathtaking and on a clear day you can even spot the shining blue waters of the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance. From there the ride winds down to the edge of the forest where we’ll leave the horses to relax in the shade while we enjoy the forest hike. The walk winds through a dense forest canopy on trails that can be narrow and steep in places and you’ll hear a cacophony of birds, monkeys and other wildlife as you walk. Roughly an hour and a half of walking will bring you to the base of Eden falls; you’ll almost certainly hear them long before you see them as the water rushes over a 30M drop into the clear pool below.
The walk back to the horses follows the other half of the looped trail and takes about an hour. The walk is beautiful and you’ll enjoy spotting wildlife and walking through pristine cloud forest. Keep your eyes open for birds, monkeys and other wildlife.
Once back at the horses, you’ll mount up and Marvin will guide you back to the ranch along a different route that takes you to a brief stop at a local cafe renowned for their hummingbirds. Feeders placed strategically throughout the property attract an amazing array of birds and you’ll love hearing them zoom around! This full day horse riding adventure is one of our most popular tours and you’ll understand why after an amazing day spent with Marvin and his team of horses!
Suitable for: Ages 10-55. Riders with some experience and a moderate degree of fitness will get the most from the trip.
Costa Rica Vacation Tour Time: The tour runs from 7:30 am until approximately 4 pm. There are a total of 5 hours spent riding with 2.5 hours each way to the falls and a 3 hour loop hike.
Includes: Transportation, helmets, picnic lunch and admission.
Pricing: $120 USD