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Cloud Forest Tour

Cloud Forest Tour Packages
Country: Costa Rica
City: Sarapiquí
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Starting the day with a great breakfast in the restaurant, the Hummingbird Gallery, to follow the path surrounded by the scenic beauty of Costa Rica, where the flora always will accompany us during the tour.

We will begin our adventure through the trails of Tirimbina and experience in a personal way the beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. During this activity, an expert will guide you through the trails. In addition enjoy the different characteristics of the unique vegetation in the rainforest, well as sightings of different species of wildlife.

In our tour enjoy the complete experience of the tropical forest and feel with each step the life of nature!

Cloud Forests

One of the most unique environments in the world survives on Costa Rica’s mountaintops. Cloud forests like Monteverde’s are formed by a combination of wind and geography. When trade winds flow from the northeast across the warm Caribbean Sea they drive moist air into the Cordillera Tilarán. The slope of the mountains pushes the air upwards allowing it to expand and cool. Since cool air holds less moisture the excess humidity forms tiny droplets, mist, and clouds.

Cloud forests, which really do seem to touch the sky, make up only 1 percent of the global forest area, which makes them a rare ecosystem. Trailing foliage, colorful orchids, verdant vegetation, and the sound of rare birds singing in the forest make this an exciting eco-tourism destination. Think nature and adventure (if you have some gumption) and you will fall for Costa Rica’s incredible cloud forest.

The most famous cloud forest in Costa Rica and perhaps in the world is Monteverde, but there are dozens of other excellent examples at Braulio Carrillo, Los Quetzales, Tapanti, Turrialba, Miravalles, Cerro Chirripo, Tenorio, and other national parks.

The climate of cloud forests is highly variable from site to site, with an average rainfall of c. 2000 mm year−1 and an average temperature of 17.7 °C. In addition, cloud forests are found in seasonal and aseasonal environments alike, both in terms of rainfall and temperature.

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